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Options June 3, 2020: "It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor." — Max Eastman

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Saturday Night at Indian Lake
by James Flora, ca. 1943, black & white ink on paper
collection of Eric Kohler
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Saturday Night at Indian Lake
by James Flora, ca. 1943, black & white ink on paper
collection of Eric Kohler

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Michael J. Anderson (as Samson Leonhart)  Opening Monologue   Options Carnivàle (TV series, S1E1)  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Pastor Hague  Pastoral Robocall   Options The Hurricane Bible Church  0:01:10 (Pop‑up)
Beth Sorrentino   Hamster on a Piano   Options home recording 2020  0:01:46 (Pop‑up)
Joe Frank   Dreamland (intro)   Options The Other Side (series)  0:02:29 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Beal (composer)  Brother Justin's Dream   Options Carnivàle (TV series, S1E1)  0:06:36 (Pop‑up)
Elliot Galvin   So Below   Options Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton  0:11:03 (Pop‑up)
Karl Pilkington (as Dougie)   Crying   Options Derek (TV series)  0:20:02 (Pop‑up)
Medeski, Martin & Wood   Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus   Options Shack-Man  0:20:25 (Pop‑up)
Ipso Facto   Circle of Fifths   Options Ipso Facto  0:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Clinic   Walking with Thee   Options Walking with Thee  0:28:18 (Pop‑up)
David T. Little, Andrew McKenna Lee & American Contemporary Music Ensemble   Agency: III. A Quiet Song of Secret Lessons   Options David T. Little: Agency  0:31:03 (Pop‑up)
Ricky Miller   Blue Velvet   Options Incorrect Music Archives  0:36:17 (Pop‑up)
Ann Lever  Stand by Your Man   Options Ann Lever demos  0:39:30 (Pop‑up)
Pheeroan Ak Laff   3 In 1 (Daphni Edit)   Options FabricLive 93: Daphni  0:42:31 (Pop‑up)
Michael J. Anderson (as Samson Leonhart) and Nick Stahl (as Ben Hawkins)  Lunch Scene   Options Carnivàle (TV series, S1E1)  0:47:37 (Pop‑up)
Insa Donja Kai   Synoise   Options Insomnie Joyeuse  0:49:02 (Pop‑up)
Hiromi   Green Tea Farm   Options Brain  0:54:19 (Pop‑up)
various WFMU staffers  composite station ID #1   Options   2:33:05 (Pop‑up)
Brian Dewan  The Human Heart   Options Live at the Auk  0:59:07 (Pop‑up)
Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams   Third Plane   Options Third Plane  1:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Robert Northern, Phil Woods, and others   Thelonious Monk vignettes   Options The Jazz Loft (film)  1:09:52 (Pop‑up)
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra   Little Rootie Tootie   Options The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall  1:11:41 (Pop‑up)
Cleve Pozar   Echo Afrika   Options Solo Percussion  1:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Claudine Longet vs. The Beatles (ccc mix)  Here, There, and Everywhere   Options Revolved (ccc mash-up of Revolver album)  1:26:26 (Pop‑up)
Luna  Beautiful View   Options Pup Tent  1:29:21 (Pop‑up)
Mizalito   Timbales Solo 2019   Options Mizalito Solo  1:32:44 (Pop‑up)
Jamie Saft Trio  Trouble   Options Trouble - The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan  1:38:00 (Pop‑up)
Billy Joel vs. Amy Winehouse   Love Is A Piano Man   Options Go Home Productions: Spliced Krispies Vol. 2  1:44:27 (Pop‑up)
Shooby Taylor and Erroll Garner   Someone to Watch Over Me   Options Taylor Tape #6345  1:47:41 (Pop‑up)
Griot Galaxy   Liberty City Rundown   Options Opus Krampus  1:51:30 (Pop‑up)
various WFMU staffers  composite station ID #2   Options   2:33:43 (Pop‑up)
Harry Partch and the Gate 5 Ensemble   And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Vol. 2  2:00:36 (Pop‑up)
John Hollenbeck (vocals: Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry)  Man of Constant Sorrow   Options Songs I Like a Lot  2:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  God's Away on Business   Options Blood Money  2:48:10 (Pop‑up)
Joe Frank  Either Or (excerpt)   Options In the Dark (series)  2:51:08 (Pop‑up)
Carnivàle soundtrack (music by Jeff Beal)  Brother Justin's Self-Flagellation / After the Ball   Options Carnivàle (TV series, S1E2)  2:53:40 (Pop‑up)
The Chordettes   Mr. Sandman   Options The Best of the Chordettes  2:56:14 (Pop‑up)
various WFMU staffers  composite station ID #3   Options   2:58:32 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  6/2 1:00pm FءFء(:

Hi, Irwin! Are you taking a summer break? I just saw the new schedule and it kind of hurts not seeing your name there. Hope all is well.
  9:51am PJ:

Irwin, I don't know what's happening with mgmt, but whatever you do, don't get in the car when they say they are taking you to that nice farm upstate
  Swag For Life Member 10:51am Burrito:

maybe Irwin and Bob Brainen are going to form an WFMU super DJ group. i would listen, just sayin...
  11:22am J-Dubz-Tha Main Man:

But...Irwin, yours is my fave show of the week since they ran Joel St. Germaine out of town.
Avatar 3:00pm βrian:

Present and adverbially accounted for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Irwin. Hello, Chusidians.

Sorry to see you won't be on the schedule this coming season, Irwin -- like many others, I hope it's a temporary break!

Happy to be here today, though!
  3:01pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

IRWINS LAST SHOW:(::: I'm going to cry:(:::
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm G:

Like the Terminator, he'll be back. For now, as the Codger.
  3:02pm berbo:

Got my calendar! Really looking forward to 2021. Like, just can't wait for 2021. I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Carmichael:

first thought this was the Captain speaking.
Avatar 3:03pm Jennica:

Hi there, IDC. Hi, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Greetings!
  3:04pm Listener Robert:

Irwin took two whole schedules off about 8 years ago, so take heart.

Meanwhile notice who's on Thursday evenings.
  3:04pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

it's like mornings without Frank o'toole. and Saturdays without TerreT and the cherry blossom clinic:(::::
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Otis Fodder:

Case of cuban rum. Check. Cigars. Check. Cats on floor mambo'in'. Check. Toes dancing like Shooby Scats. Check. Hugging my ol' pal Irwin on his last show. Check-a-rooni!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm coelacanth∅:

what the fuck Irwin! when's the last time you weren't on the schedule, c.1965?
this is not acceptable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm rrg:

It's sad that this is Irwin's last regular show for a while, but it sounds like we're in for a special treat with this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Irwin:

Robert: Pure coincidence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Michael 98145:

yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm G:

As the years pass, The Codger gets easier and easier to perform.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Have a good, safe break from this show Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Otis Fodder:

I heard about this Old Codger fellow dusting his body off while keeping his clothes mothy coming soon to a Thursday near us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hello Irwin and everyone!
Avatar 3:06pm Jennica:

Lizardner Dave 2: sweet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm WoodsOfNH:

Does this mean I can stop work and have my quarantini early today?
  3:07pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

wednesdays wont be the same. only Ken in the mornings and No Irwin in the afternoon. like only having one arm.
Avatar 3:08pm Jennica:

WoodsOfNH: yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm rrg:

I take comfort in the existence of the archive. Do you realize how many hours of Irwin programs there are in there? Dozens or even hundreds, I'm sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Is that the REAL Otis Fodder on the comments page!?! Hi Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm rrg:

Of course it's the real Otis!
Avatar 3:09pm βrian:

This makes want to lie on the floor.
I'll be back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I suspect that Irwin has accumulated 365 WFMU vacation days and that results in a mandatory schedule break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Henry & Natalie:

On the floor too!!
  3:10pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

I'm still in shock:(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Kat in Chicago:

I do need to dig into some vintage Irwin shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm rrg:

Do I want to watch Carnivàle, then?
Avatar 3:11pm Jersey Cowboy:

Thanks for the great ahows Irwin. I'll be in the archives with you off the upcoming schedule....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Irwin:

Just to clarify: it was my decision to take a (needed) break. I'm still on staff, the Elder Scapegoat.
  3:12pm Laura L:

So even when we all put our 2021 Radio Hat calendars up in January, we'll still be listening to Irwin archives all the way to next June!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Henry & Natalie:

Cheers Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Otis Fodder:

Hi Wendy! How could I miss Irwin's last day on Wednesday, I will make a rum concoction shortly in hommage and maybe some 'cheese' and crackers on the side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm xtrakrispy:

Carnivale was absolutely brilliant. Very otherworldly fight between good and evil set in a roaring side show/carnival. I highly recommend.
Avatar 3:12pm Jersey Cowboy:

Enjoy the break Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Irwin:

rrg: Yes, you all need to watch Carnivàle. I'm watching it for the 3rd time. I can't understate its majesty and brilliance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm brainiac:

I'll just join the chorus and say I will feel a great void in my Wednesdays until Irwin "The Dean" Chusid returns to the airwaves.
  3:13pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

I'm going to listen to "the old codger" he better be funny or I'll have "endora" from "bewitched" turn him into a dog thats going to be NEUTERED! at the Vet.
  3:13pm Listener Robert:

rrg, I'm still working my way thru Muriel's Treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Lizardner Dave 2:

I believe the Codger will be taking calls this time around, his phone number is 7, if I recall correctly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, I dug Carnivàle, too.

It will be cool to have Skeleton Skott on the air every week is a bright side here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Otis, I agree. We gotta show up, especially today. Don't get me wrong, I love Scott Williams's show, too, but it's hard to say "good-bye," even if it's more like, "see you later."
Have you gone vegan, or did you put "cheese" in quotations for a non-vegan reason? I hope it's the latter, since you live in a great town for cheese!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Skeleton Skott will be the new vacuum operator? He'll need to know where the extension cords are kept.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Otis Fodder:

Looking forward to the new Irwin Chusid broadcasting projects. ASMR videos! Planking!
  3:15pm flashbazbo:

Well that’s just ri goddam diculous.
Avatar 3:16pm Jennica:

Love Elliot Galvin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Lizardner Dave 2: I seem to recall the Codger's phone number is 6. Unless the dang phone company's gone and changed it on him. Bastards!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm WoodsOfNH:

Elliot Galvin -> straight to my bandcamp want list
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Otis Fodder:

Latter, wendy. While Veggie, I still do dairy like it's going out of style. Quotes was for you my friend, as cheese is our love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Otis: Whew! And yes, even though cheese isn't going out of style, we should eat it like it is. :-)
  3:17pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

irwin comes on the mic I'm going to burst into tears!:(::::::
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm rrg:

@Robert: yes, there's so much in the archive. If we listen to an Irwin archive program a day, he can take YEARS off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Otis Fodder:

Always Wendy, yay. Hope you are doing swell slightly down south and cheers from Montreal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thank you, Otis! I'm doing pretty well down here on the other side of the border. Hope you're doing swell, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Crudbringer:

Beautiful. Thank you Irwin. Another too-brief WFM-interlUde before I go back to the salt mine...
  3:20pm listener phillip covid19 negative:

and he just started playing those old JOE FRANK episodes. I look forward to that every week was upset they were gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm G:

Quite the philosophical first set on the final show for now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Lizardner Dave 2:

You're probably right about the phone # Wendy. 7 might be his cell phone, which is actually made from single-celled prehistoric organisms, or so I've heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm brainiac:

What was the most common epithet applied to Karl Pilkington when he did radio with Ricky Gervais? I forget what the called him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Otis Fodder:

Nice.... Medeski, Martin & Wood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Carmichael:

Irwin's maneuvering for his own stream. Give the Chusid some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Carmichael:

@brainiac, no you don't ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm G:

Chusidichiban?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Otis Fodder:

@Carmichael - Chusid's Jungle Room.

@G - Chusibon. Ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Deborah:

Goodbye Irwin! I will miss this show a lot. It helps me through the tedium and angst of online teaching college composition. I will listen to the Codger and will be looking forward to your own stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Handy Haversack:

Just realized I have to attend a work "party" at 4 ... this does not accord with my priorities.
Avatar 3:27pm ottovonbqe:

hope you come back someday and don't wind up disappeared at an fmu black site.
Avatar 3:27pm Jennica:

Maybe you'll be back before the end, Handy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Crudbringer:

Eew, @Handy. Mega-grody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm G:

@Handy: Pretending to have fun with coworkers falls under "other duties as assigned"
  3:28pm Laura L:

@ Braniac, Did they just call Karl Pilkington an idiot? Maybe it's where he got the title for "An Idiot Abroad."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Handy - Can your Zoom background be a loop of you staring, smiling and blinking occasionally? It'd likely fool them.
  Swag For Life Member 3:28pm 12539:

Will miss you, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Crudbringer:

Farewell, sweet Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm G:

Midweek midafternoons just won't be the same.

No, that's not an ambiguous comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I'll miss you, Irwin, but the archives are there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Kat in Chicago:

Haven't heard this Clinic jam for a minute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Handy Haversack:

I hope so, Jennica!

Ken, it's worth thinking about ... though this Windows Cuneiform A laptop would likely explode if I tried to run Zoom *and* stream WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Itzall Hear:

Dear Irwin,
Thank you for every single moment of musical (and dialogue-ical) goodness you have presented this year and I hope you have a great, well-deserved break. And that you come back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm coelacanth∅:

in my opinion, it'd be excellent if those who have theories about the identity of the old codger keep those theories off the old codger comment boards -for the benefit of new listeners there... for the mystique...
of course that's just my opinion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Irwin:

All of your kind sentiments are appreciated. I have every intention of returning to the schedule. And producing annual WFMU calendars (with Laura's help).
  3:31pm Beetlemuse:

Sad Irwin will be taking a break, now who will introduce me to new audio ear candy!?
  3:32pm FءFء(:

Hooray for Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Kat in Chicago:

The calendars are so good. 2020 edition is on the wall a few feet from me right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Otis Fodder:

Go Irwin and Laura for Calendars. I have one coming with my mouse soon, looking forward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm WoodsOfNH:

@Irwin You'll definitely be missed. However, TheWife is not sad that the chances of hearing any Jandek have gone down by a bit. ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm brainiac:

@Laura L 3:28: I'm sure you're right; that had to have been the word most often used. I loved when they piled abuse on him, which reveals more about me than I like to admit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@coel: I agree! All we need to know is the Ol' Codger's name is Courtney T. Edison and his phone number is 6. All other biographical details are his to reveal at his discretion. I know I'll be tuning in to find out if it's true he dated Sophie Tucker. Rumor has it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Handy Haversack:

Heh, we're all clearly a little fragile, Irwin!

Really have loved your discussions these past few weeks of the songs and moments that committed you to freeform radio. Those segments were a real gift!
  3:35pm flashbazbo:

I never found out what genre toking Sufiism was.
  3:35pm Laura L:

Very glad you like the calendars, Kat and Otis. I think we should all go ahead and hang the 2021 up on a wall right next to the 2020--there will be a future, after all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Itzall Hear:

Also, it will give my bank account a break from the weekly record spends... aww, who am I kidding?!? Trouble? Yep. Duane? Again, yep. Joe McG? Yes, even Joe... haha ALL responsible for my swelling record bins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm coelacanth∅:

ahhh, Sophie!

...and his social security number is 1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Irwin:

Courtney's SS# expired!
Avatar 3:38pm laughingacademy:

Oh man, I want to dub this version of "Blue Velvet" over the David Lynch film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm coelacanth∅:

oh no! maybe Sophie's still sending him a check here and there?
  3:38pm flashbazbo:

The first phone call was to my hood. Watson was his name. His number must have been 2.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm G:

He's been drawing Social Security since 1937. Little known rule, you age out past 75 years collecting it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Irwin:

Everything Courtney touches turns to mold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm brainiac:

@Irwin: I especially loved your dropping in old bits you did with Michelle Boule lately. I guess I'll have to listen to "Song Of The Burmese Land" after the show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"_You're_ the Good Ol' Boys?"
Avatar 3:42pm Andy M.:

"Stand by yeh-man!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Ike:

I dig Clancy Brown but wasn't Carnivale cancelled before it could be completed? It's an unfinished story, no? I don't remember how many episodes I watched but I gave up after a while -- I'd been burned by other shows and figured all the signs and portents were going nowhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Alison Porchnik:

Clancy Brown: the inimitable voice of Mr. Krabs in Spongebob Sq. Pants
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Irwin:

Carnivàle was indeed cancelled after two seasons and the plot was never resolved. It doesn't matter. It's a stunning spectacle from start to abrupt finish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Otis Fodder:

Will Courtney be a part of the skeleton crew, since he actually is a skeleton at his age, what is it, 164?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

I know that you'll be back Irwin. Guess we won't be having a Scelsa-esque ."Oh Auntie Em, there's no place like home," moment?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Irwin:

Samson: "You don't like steak?"
Ben Hawkins: "Meat's fine. It don't ask questions."
  3:50pm KWilde:

Carnavale was great
  3:51pm thelma:

Unpopular Music, Muriel's Treasure, Joe Frank at 4 ,Tom Wilson, Moondog, all from Irwin. What will we do without him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm brainiac:

Isn't it true that WNEW stole the concept of Milkman's Matinee from Courtney?
  3:54pm morphe':

Irwin and all...
going to NPR for the 4pm est news..
Wanted to say -
Thanks Irwin... you will be missed - enjoy the siesta....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm G:

Irwin's been saving up that first mic break...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm ackthpfft:

Thanks for everything (so far) Irwin.
I finished my newly acquired copy of "Key of Z". I hope the next gig takes advantage of your writing skills.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Otis Fodder:

20 years of archives folks, www.wfmu.org...

Hey Irwin, how long since the last break/stop? 30 or more years?

Anyhow, congrats old pal. Breaks are great, if forever or for a bit.
Avatar 3:58pm Little Danny:

Howdy all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Otis Fodder:

Hey Danny!
Avatar 4:00pm laughingacademy:

Yay, Brian Dewan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Otis Fodder:

Ditto for Dewan!
Avatar 4:00pm Andy M.:

No mic breaks today, Irwin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm G:

@Otis: I recall he was off for awhile somewhere in the early 10s. Archive would show you when exactly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm G:

Mic beak required at top of hour for station ID (etc.), any second now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm brainiac:

♥ Brian Dewan, but was always worried he might have bodies buried in his back yard. I'd still pay to see him though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Irwin:

I took a year off in 2008, but continued showing up whack-a-mole style from week to week.
Avatar 4:03pm Little Danny:

The only thing the FCC demands is a station ID, which just happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Irwin:

Danny: This program is fully FCC-compliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm G:

@Danny: So, the silent treatment then?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Otis Fodder:

Ahh, that's right. I vaguely remember that in 2008. Was the post time of 365 and days of the blog for this cat.
  4:04pm morphe':

Speaking of NPR -
who started the NewSpeak of
"....The Takeaway from that is...."
and
"...Let us now UNPACK that .."
What ever happened to .."that means ..."
and
".. the key points are/were..."
Sorry to sound like Fabio but
.... give that Newspeak a burial..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Itzall Hear:

He will injure himself with that auto-harp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm G:

@morphe: I am so sick of the recent cliches "unprecedented," "in the era of," and "amid"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Otis Fodder:

Irwin - Poured a rum and coke 15min ago for the show. Pushing off work until later to sit in with you. Thanks for al the music over the years pal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm coelacanth∅:

-in these uncertain times...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Irwin:

morphé: Amen to that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm brainiac:

If I never hear 'boots on the ground' again, it'll be too soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm coelacanth∅:

do people actually say "let's unpack that"?
-more than once/population/10 year period?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Ike:

Is all of this related to business-speak, which comes from business leadership books and management manifestos? I despise business-speak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Otis Fodder:

The cinematic trailer for these times one day.... "In a world..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm G:

"best practices" -- classic question begging...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Irwin:

In the next audio seg you'll hear the voice of Robert Northern (a.k.a. Brother Ah), who just passed away at age 86. He talks about Thelonious Monk teaching him a horn part in a most unusual way. Obit: wapo.st...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm coelacanth∅:

haha! Great story!
  4:12pm Laura L:

"The Jazz Loft" is a great documentary--I bet everyone on the chat board would enjoy it.
  4:13pm morphe':

Coelacantha - was a NYC teacher for 27 years and those phrases kept growing like fungus around 2015???? Along with "Mindfulness" and "there are 4 types of learners..."
It was farcical but if you voiced a vague questionaing of the dogma or the basis of such things ...you became persona non-grata ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Otis Fodder:

Going to check out the loft now. Thx!
  4:13pm andy the painter:

this is great Monk stuff, Irwin....thanks!
  4:14pm andy the painter:

@laura L. thanks for the tip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Laura L: I agree. I got to see "The Jazz Loft" on a very big screen in the Bellows Falls (VT) Opera House, a beautifully-restored theater that's municipally-owned, too. A lovely setting for a really lovely film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm G:

"4 types of learners" -- that learning styles stuff has been studied for many years, and meta-studied by collating published studies. There's no evidence it is valid or correlates with academic success. It's kinda like Freud just making up stuff and saying it's true, and all the sheep parroting it (a fun mixed metaphor, there). Not science whatsoever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm coelacanth∅:

morphe' i can imagine the frustration!
some phrases have infested to such a degree that some people don't understand more literal phrases.
(i live with a 20-something and i know!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Deborah:

♥ @4:09coelacanth∅ If you teach and attend collegial meetings you will hear "we have a lot to unpack" and my all-time favorite word that gives me chills and makes me want to puke--we have to "grapple with" whatever they are mumbling about to either stall time or avoid the bigger questions.
  4:18pm morphe':

Only Shakespeare and Listener G can Mix Metaphors with success...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Irwin:

When Monk came on the scene, some thought he was an idiot. They thought he couldn't play. Yet, no one's jazz keyboard style is more immediately recognizable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Deborah:

@ G: I won't even get started on the types of learners. Or as my students might say, " I just can't right now....."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm zopa:

I'll miss you, Irwin. Particularly your Indigo Girls/John Mayer treatments. Thanks for all the fun. Hope to hear you sooner than later.
  4:20pm Dean:

"...pivot..." That's the word that drives me crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm coelacanth∅:

G -no, it's true...it's a thing!
(actually i use that one sometimes!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Deborah:

Somoene mentioned Vin Scelsa; thought about his final show on other stations left of the dial and way back on WFMU. The greats go....
Avatar 4:22pm Little Danny:

I've recently been digging this Cleve Pozar too. I can't think of a more cosmic percussion album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Overused word of the future: quaranteenagers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm coelacanth∅:

Deborah, i guess some people think replacing words with metaphorical terms makes people more comfortable?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Irwin:

Danny: You want cosmic percussion? Check out some offerings by Emil Richards.
  4:24pm Dean:

Fritz Hauser's Solo Drumming, too, et alia.
  4:25pm Dean:

And Sun Ra's sublime Visions with Walt Dickerson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm coelacanth∅:

i'll just go ahead and disclose the phrase that makes me cringe the most... oh, i just did!
  4:26pm otto:

Cheers, Irwin. I'll miss tuning in to your show - truly a highlight of my week. Catch ya next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Deborah:

coelacanth∅: I don't know. Academics can be so frustrating and pedantic. I usually zone out or do subtle qigong eye exercises (mudras) so it looks like my eyes are somewhat open.
  4:26pm David in London:

Hello Irwin and the assembled. Brainiac, Coela, morphester et al.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm G:

@Deborah: "professional development ("PD") -- another tremendous question begging term
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Carmichael:

Irregardless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm brainiac:

@Irwin: Is it true that the working title of your book is "A Farewell to Adorno: Radio Authority and the Broadcasting of Incorrect Music"?

@David: Welcome to the wake!
  4:28pm berbo:

It is what it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm ackthpfft:

@Carmichael: Gah, a pet peeve! (And the name of famous restaurant in these parts.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm coelacanth∅:

Deborah good strategy!
  4:28pm Dean:

Got to get our ducks in a row.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm G:

@brainiac: Irwin is not Frankfurt School. Maybe more Frankfurter School? :-)
  4:29pm flashbazbo:

Vs the Beatles? That woman is a hazard.
  4:29pm Dean:

Was there a Hamburg School?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is a frankfurter a sandwich?
  4:29pm scott:

hyperglycemia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm ackthpfft:

Let's not forget "paradigm" and "synergy", banes of B-school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Itzall Hear:

Double the negatives at half the price, but irregardless, a damn fine value.
  4:30pm Dean:

Other than McDonald's University, I mean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm G:

Ich bin ein Frankfurter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm coelacanth∅:

Carm Yeah! what the fuck is that?!
some irresponsible dictionary makers are likely sticking that in there by now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm brainiac:

At the end of the day,
G is the last word.
  4:30pm David in London:

Yeah, no Irwin. There will be much wailing and g-nashing of teeth in this household I can tell you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm coelacanth∅:

greetings David (iL)
  4:31pm Beetlemuse:

I thought that was Luna, was listening to love dust earlier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Alison Porchnik:

I'd say Irwin is much closer to the Ayn Rand School for Tots than the Frankfurt School. (Simpsons reference there)
  4:31pm prudy:

Love me some Dean...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm G:

"At the end of the day" -- started in the 90s, I think. An anglicism, I suspect. Man, did the treads get thin on that one in a hurry.
Avatar 4:32pm Jennica:

Make my Monk the T. Monk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm coelacanth∅:

that's right, Itzall does irregardless mean "with regard"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Irwin:

Alison has the correct metric.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

These are all good talking points.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm rrg:

Whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Itzall Hear:

Dear coelacanth∅,
I believe that is correct, in a hall of mirrors fashion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Deborah:

@Ken From Hyde Park: Is that a phrase fav of yours? Another great teaching phrase; You've got to meet them (students) where they are. In other words, don't be too challenging. That is a load of crap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm coelacanth∅:

i'd like to be in charge of an online dictionary. when someone looks up a term such as "irregardless" it's say "haha that's not a word!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm coelacanth∅:

(and looking up "flammable" we'd get "a word borne out of ignorance and embraced by a stupid population for safety's sake")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm spodiodi:

Irwin, I'll miss you like crazy. Was crushed when I learned you weren't on the schedule.Please come back soon, even whack-a-mole style! <3 thank you for everything, especially the music, your sense of humor and kindness. And most importantly, hope you have a good break (and a safe/healthy one).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Irwin:

New thread: Years ago I began compiling a list of bands whose names were complete sentences or dependent clauses. This list is out of date, but I never published it anywhere. Feel free to add to it.

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead; At The Close of Every Day; Be A Familiar; Beginning Of The End; Borrowed Beams of Light; Breathe Owl Breathe; Cage the Elephant; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Cosby, You! Black Entertainer?; Cut Off Your Hands; Cymbals Eat Guitars; Dirty on Purpose; Dogs Die In Hot Cars; Explosions In The Sky; Follow That Bird!; Follow the Elephants; Ghosts I've Met; Great Lakes Myth Society; Hammer No More the Fingers; Hazards of Swimming Naked; Her Space Holiday ; How To Dress Well; I Am Robot and Proud; In Praise of Folly; In the Whale; I Think You’re Awesome; Jukebox the Ghost; Keep Shelly in Athens; Lost in the Trees; Not Waving But Drowning; Panic at the Disco; Pianos Become the Teeth; Planes Mistaken for Stars; Saturday Looks Good To Me; She's Spanish, I'm American; Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin; Suburban Kids With Biblical Names; Swearing At Motorists; Tears Run Rings; The Accident That Led Me to the World; The Animals at Night; The Boy Least Likely To; The Fresh & Onlys; The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ; The Hundred in the Hands; The Light in You; The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; The Rural Alberta Advantage; The Shout Out Louds; The Trouble With Me; The Truly Me Club; The War on Drugs; The Whitest Boy Alive; Thoughts Detecting Machines; Throw Me The Statue; Throwing Paper Airplanes; Warm in the Wake; We Are Scientists; We Were Promised Jetpacks; You Me And Everyone We Know; You Say Party!; Yours Are the Only Ears.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Irwin:

If a group requires more than three words in their name—and THE counts as one (unless it's in the middle, which is worse)—they're getting on my nerves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm WoodsOfNH:

@Irwin The Timbales reminds me, have you ever listened to any Fritz Hauser? Some of my favorite solo percussion. Solodrummer is the record. Some would say it's a little dry but I prefer the word 'precise'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Irwin:

I blame They Might Be Giants. Not only do all those band names suck, most of the bands do too. We need to return to the awesome band names of yesteryear, like Bread and Meatloaf.
  4:41pm Dean:

Yes.
Avatar 4:41pm βrian:

Santas youngest kids are dependent clauses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Lizardner Dave 2:

I bet if you sent that to Jon Wurster it would become a social media "Fun Topic".
Avatar 4:42pm Jennica:

You've perhaps heard Sport highlight why short band names started: bigger font on the poster.
  4:42pm Dean:

And only metal bands should be allowed to use "of." Wall of Voodooo...not quite. Chalice of Torment? Hell, yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Deborah - Yes, it's a phrase I don't care for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm zopa:

@βrian: Good one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Alison Porchnik:

And what of Mott the Hoople?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Question though, does "The (first name, last name of frontperson) Band" count since it's four words?
  4:43pm David in London:

Brian, gag of the day to you sir.
  4:43pm Dean:

Late '70s SoCal punk band that went nowhere: He's Wearing a Shirt. True.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Handy Haversack:

(I'm so lame: I am still reading the accu while in my work party even though I can't [DAMN IT] listen to the show.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Or "Bob Dylan and His Band"?
Avatar 4:43pm Mark Kingsley:

Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel

Gonna miss you, please hurry back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm WoodsOfNH:

Judy's Tiny Head
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Irwin:

Woods: Fritz noted! Haven't heard him. Ever see Han Bennink do a drum solo on a kit made of Dutch cheeses?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm ackthpfft:

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm coelacanth∅:

i know i'm an alien; i'll take los vegas;
people like us; fuck mountain...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Death Cab for Cutie
  4:44pm David in London:

Handy, can you get me a cocktail sausage and vodka tonic please?
Avatar 4:44pm Listening Out There:

I saw Han Bennick do a solo on the floor. Sat right on the stage and drummed the surface.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm coelacanth∅:

(of course both people like us and fuck mountain could be interpreted in more ways than one)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Alison Porchnik:

In the 80s my town produced Thin White Rope, Shep's Faithful Head, Wonderful Broken Thing, and (in part) Camper van Beethoven.
  4:45pm AS from MP:

Was Not Was -- ?
  4:45pm Dean:

Saw him do that, too, LOT. And I've seen the cheese wheel video, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm coelacanth∅:

...i assume rage against the machine is up there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm ackthpfft:

The Airborne Toxic Event
Avatar 4:46pm Listening Out There:

After he was done soloing, Bennick picked up the floor and through it off the stage.
  4:46pm Dean:

Still think the dumbest band name ever might very well be X.
  4:46pm Farkle:

Hoobastank
Avatar 4:46pm Listening Out There:

Just kidding. Actually, it was a guitarist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm WoodsOfNH:

I love Bennink...never seen the cheese thing though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm ackthpfft:

@Dean: I disagree. It's succinct.
  4:47pm andy the painter:

in my decorative painting job, i often work for a guy who uses phrases like “pivot”, “full court press”, “ergonomic cadence”, and the worst....”bespoke”. he’s a nice guy, but it makes me crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm WoodsOfNH:

I saw Roy Haynes do a solo on just the hi-hat...while standing up.
  4:48pm Dave Miss:

Good show Irwin
  4:48pm Dingus:

"oh god yes"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Alison Porchnik:

If you really want to assign blame I think you can go back to at least The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

SHOOBY.
  4:48pm FءFء(:

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm brainiac:

YEEEEESSSSSSS! Shooby makes me happy :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Otis Fodder:

Yay, shooby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm steveo:

that mashup caused cognitive dissonance bordering on uncomfortable
  4:49pm Binky:

OH, so good to hear Shooby!
  4:49pm Dean:

You're right about that, ackthpfft, but it's also cliché, worn out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Ike:

Even more band names that Irwin will love:
We Spread Shiny Shit
The Comet Is Coming
Break My Fucking Sky

And more:
music.avclub.com...
  4:49pm David in London:

Kingfishers Catch Fire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Shooby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Irwin:

Hi, Bink! Been lurking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Itzall Hear:

Wasn't that Billy Winez that was always cravin' some cap'n Jack & COKE? I forget.
  4:50pm andrewb:

Hound called Shooby the "king of sa-fra"
  4:50pm Binky:

Always. I'm very lurky, y'know.
  4:51pm flashbazbo:

Slaw!
  4:51pm ?:

I think "Bare Naked Ladies" ranks right up there as a rank band name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Irwin:

Ike: I love The Comet is Coming, have aired them quite a bit, but yeah, toss them in the bucket.
Avatar 4:51pm βrian:

There was a local band called cribshitter. Does nothing for me. Nothing good anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm WoodsOfNH:

Just typed Han Bennink into the goggle and "cheese" was the first suggestion. Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm The Oscar:

Been busy working, but wanted to pop in to wish you a restful break, and offer my congratulations to the Old Codger for his new regular gig!
  4:51pm Laura L:

Hi ya lurking Binky!
  4:52pm Listener Jim:

I'm from Barcelona
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm brainiac:

shraw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm The Oscar:

Also: SHOOBY.
  4:52pm Binky:

hi ya, Luara!
Avatar 4:53pm βrian:

@Listener Jim: Do you have the characteristic shibbolisp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Irwin:

Oscar: I have to board-op for the cranky curmudgeon. Blows cigar smoke in my face. Stub of choice: Rancho Malario
Avatar 4:53pm βrian:

Ah, sorry. That's Castilian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm spodiodi:

"not a happy camper" has been rearing it's ugly head since the early 90's -- all of those trends have been making me crazy since then, with increasing frequency. It's nice to hear many of the phrases I detest identified here.
"Unpack" is all over the place, coel.
What gets me are: hacker/tech terms and sports terms being co-opted for business. "unpack" being an example of the former, and "full court press". and, to wade into potentially dangerous territory, but not an example of either trend, is "dovetail".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm coelacanth∅:

"back in the day" i was very into the clash and one weekend night brought the clash album to a friend's house. he reluctantly put it on and, as determined prior to hearing it, hated it.
when i asked why he said he hated the name. "clash" disharmonious and violent.
what do you think his favorite (new) band was?
the police.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Irwin:

Griot Galaxy: Detroit, 1980s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm G:

Man, had to change huge foot-long ink cartridges for someone -- black, cyan, magenta, yellow. Huge, complicated, minimal pictorial instructions. What a pain. I hope that holds her for another 2-3 years. The cartridges are certainly big enough.
Avatar 4:57pm βrian:

"It Play" Ann Arbor early 80s. (Name inspired by a drum box.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Irwin:

Two members of GG played with Sun Ra.
  4:59pm David in London:

Spodiodi, Jim Gaffigan riffs on “not a happy camper” to brilliant effect. Also, hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm coelacanth∅:

spodi 1/2 way through your post i was thinking i've only known that phrase as a computer term (ie to "unpack" the contents of an application [or "app" for those too lazy to type or say "application])
but then i don't work with or listen to corporate entities that often.
  5:00pm David in London:

It Bites. Weird 80s chart Prog outbreak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm WoodsOfNH:

My pet peeve non-business terms always come from The New Yorker. Every small town is a 'hamlet.' They've also fallen in love with 'diaspora'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I see Amyl And The Sniffers in Ike's link. I've head them on FMU before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Alison Porchnik:

If you parse most speech and non-technical writing carefully, you'll find that a large proportion of our communication uses metaphor. That is the nature of our language. e.g.: rearing its ugly head, wade into territory, back in the day, what a pain, and - perhaps the most odious to all - "board op."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Handy Haversack:

Hello, all. Back for the last hour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm ackthpfft:

Christopher Hitchens was great, but he loved the word "chiaroscuro" for some reason. Really really loved it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool, an AI-generated station ID. Mark Hurst would love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm WoodsOfNH:

Is there a word for when writers use words that are obviously not in the working vocabulary of 99.99% of the public? I mean, besides 'pretentious'?
Avatar 5:03pm Jennica:

Yay! Handy's back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Irwin:

"I don't know where / but Partch sends me there ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Woods: Yes. It's called "teaching."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm rrg:

I'm beginning to think that we might not hear Irwin's voice at all today.
Avatar 5:04pm βrian:

When I think of diaspora, I think of bed bugs.
  5:04pm Laura L:

Non-Irwin station I.D.again--this can only mean the Old Codger's used some of his stash of original 1902 duck tape to muzzle Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm coelacanth∅:

i like metaphor, and i like creative communication. i like poetry in language and analogy. i just don't when non-words become commonly used and when an incorrect meanings of words become accepted as correct, as the result of ignorance &/or laziness.
  5:05pm David in London:

I wonder if anyone will try making an AI-generated Mark Hurst? Or would that just blow an immediate hole in the fabric of reality?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Handy Haversack:

Or ... do we already have one, David?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm WoodsOfNH:

@Wendy Hmmm...maybe. But I've gotta say that when I have to reach for the dictionary 5 times during a single poem, it sort of ruins the experience.
  5:06pm David in London:

Handy....you can’t mean....???!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm zopa:

back announcing is overrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Handy Haversack:

@coela: "impact" as a verb. I'm always like "it really stuffed full the digestive tract of the subject? OK ..."
Avatar 5:08pm βrian:

"Have an impactful day."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

enjoying these sounds, Irwin—enjoy your break!
Avatar 5:08pm Jennica:

My neighbors are having a shouting match. [sad and scared emoticon] I'm going to make myself a vodka lemon water
  5:09pm berbo:

"I'm leaving you!" he said, impactfully,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The egg fell out of the nest, but survived impact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Handy Haversack:

It's a good call, Jennica.

I am suffering from multiple impacts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Irwin:

Was going to do a mic break, then decided to appoint Shooby Taylor as my spokesproxy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Irwin:

Jennica: If I correctly read the zeitgeist, "we're all in this together."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm G:

We're all in this separately.
  5:11pm David in London:

Jennica, better make it a large one I reckon.
  5:12pm AS from MP:

Dystopian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Alison Porchnik:

You can have an impacted tooth or an impacted bowel, however. Preferably not at the same time.
Avatar 5:12pm Fredericks:

Turned on the radio and knew a Harry Partch piece was playing immediately. Unique sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm G:

I'm partched.
  5:14pm flashbazbo:

Whenever anyone says they “spearheaded” something they’re after something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Irwin:

Partch is transportive. His music is so otherworldly. No matter where you are or what you're doing, when Harry's music is the soundtrack, "normal" disappears.
Avatar 5:15pm Jennica:

Thanks, everyone. I made it a large one, yes.
Avatar 5:15pm Listening Out There:

A university in the city where I live has the original Partch instruments. Students perform his work with them occasionally. I might be able to see a performance by, oh, 2028...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm coelacanth∅:

Handy @5.07 that sounds like a literarily toxic situation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Irwin:

Is that Seattle or Portland, LoT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm zopa:

The name Gate 5 was not picked out of a hatful of the most unlikely names for application to a work place, ensemble, or record label, although there are probably worse ways. During the Second World War Sausalito -- on San Francisco Bay -- became the site of one of those feverishly built shipyards, and upon termination of the war the property went into private hands. The shipyard had five gates, and the sign: Gate 5, was still to be seen when Harry Partch moved his instruments into a building previously used by the Army at the entrance to it. After the war, a number of people took over converted ferries, barges, and houses on stilts in this area, which is known locally as Gate 5. There is also a Gate 5 bus stop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Irwin:

They were last seen in New Jersey (Upper Montclair) before they headed west.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Deborah:

@andy the painter: Chill inducing! I know it is new threat time.
Avatar 5:19pm Listening Out There:

Irwin, they're at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm zopa:

Beyond the prosaic fact that Partch lived, wrote music, built instruments, organized and rehearsed ensembles, and manufactured records here, there is the more intriguing circumstance that Gate 5 carries an occult meaning in sundry ancient mythologies. In ancient pictographs the city, center of culture, has four pedestrian gates. These are tangible; they can be seen; physical entrances can be shown. But the city also has a fifth gate, which cannot be shown because it is not tangible, and can be entered only in a metaphysical way. This is the gate to illusion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Irwin:

Is Charles Corey still the custodian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

In times like this - everyone must play their Partch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Irwin:

Corey was on my program March 26, 2014, just before the instrumentarium left the east coast. Archived show: wfmu.org...
Avatar 5:23pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Irwin and everyone!
re: Harry Partch's music -- transportive, otherworldly, transformative -- and for me, feels totally "normal"
Avatar 5:23pm Listening Out There:

Irwin: Don't know. harrypartch.com says Corey was involved in 2014. Web site content is (c) by Corey, it says...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...woh - a Partched landscape no Irwhizz
...or UnPartched...Jeepers. Well - enjoy the break Mr. C. I always says every FMU-J is a World. For that - Thank You.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm mariano:

Hey Irwin! Been lurking while I do stuff around the house, but wouldn't dream of missing your pre-break-from-it-all show. Good to know your fell presence will still be hovering around in the background though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

A special awe for Artistes who create their own Palette. Of this Harry is an archetype...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Irwin:

Mariano: I'm a Radio Animal. It's in my blood, in my soul. Less artificial than TV. No makeup required. Doesn't matter what you're wearing. Don't have to get your hair coiffed. Lighting doesn't matter, camera angle irrelevant.
Avatar 5:31pm Jennica:

I heard some of the DJs are naked while DJ'ing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm zopa:

Corey is still listed on the UofWashington website as Director of the instrumentarium: music.washington.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Irwin:

Jenn: NO SPOILERS!
  5:32pm morphe':

A Band with only 3 items .. Though they did not reach fame - a worthwhile NYC band was A CERTAIN GENRAL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...one could say WFMU is all about nakedly creating one's own Palette, come to think of it
...& no one's been @ it longer than our own hustler w/ a tedious ideology than Mr. Irwin Chusid...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm spodiodi:

thanks, DiL i'll check it out!
coel, i seem to notice it all over the headlines, and when listening to talking heads on tv/youtube (rarely). corporate types have enjoyed the sports metaphors fo a long time, but all the tech terms have been working their way in steadily (and into regular-person-speak)
Avatar 5:33pm Listening Out There:

*Sniff*...for some reason, it now smells like DJs around here...
Avatar 5:36pm Little Danny:

My front teeth are often cowering when a jaw harp is heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm coelacanth∅:

spodi -newspeak. newthink. easier to control than ever before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm spodiodi:

tech/biz: "scrum", "swim lanes"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm spodiodi:

doubleplus good, coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm spodiodi:

"bandwidth" as in "do you have the bandwidth to get a MVP by the end of this "sprint"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm mariano:

Hear you loud and clear, Irwin. As a work-from-home freelancer I haven't had to worry about anything except the work, certainly not fashion choices, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Threemoons:

Evening Irwin, all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm spodiodi:

John Hollenbeck (and company) sounding good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Uncle Michael:

My camera angle leaves the presence of pants an open question.
Avatar 5:41pm Jersey Cowboy:

Soggy bottom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Irwin:

What's your field, Mariano? I emphatically endorse self-employment (if you can manage; not always easy).
  5:41pm David in London:

Spodiodi, that sounds ‘agile’....blleeeuuurrrgggg...zzzzz......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm spodiodi:

aye, DiL, agileAF
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm ackthpfft:

@spodiodi: I can tolerate "scrum" and "swim lanes". But "agile" is abused in biz/tech ridiculously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm G:

In online ed (my thing), the buzzword for not having to go to a physical classroom, get dressed, commute, etc., is "eliminating externalities." I.e., getting rid of things that are not necessary to the core activity. They appropriated that buzzphrase from economics and business lingo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Irwin:

Hollenbeck is the drummer, in case anyone is wondering.
  5:42pm J-Dubz-Tha Main Man:

Irwin, u really are going out on a bloody high, man! We love u here in the UK; have a nice break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Handy Haversack:

I heard that pantlessness was randomly determined and distributed throughout the schedule grid each week. For liability purposes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm spodiodi:

thanks, Irwin. i wouldn't have known :-B (and about so many things, without your show)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Ike:

"Scrum" needs to scram.
Avatar 5:43pm khd:

thx u fer yr service, irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm mariano:

Graphic design, Irwin. All I need is a solid internet connection and I'm good to go. Oh, and we're talking corporate newspeak? Let's not forget "competency silos" and "synergies". And my favorite term for laying off a bunch of people to increase stock price, "rationalization". Been rationalized three times thus far, yet I don't feel more rational.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Irwin:

J-Dubz: This show was programmed from the heart. It goes out to all of you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Open Question sounds like a Fashion line...a questionable one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm coelacanth∅:

Uncle M except if you spill hot coffee into your lap we'll be able to tell by how fast you scream
Avatar 5:44pm Jennica:

Aw, sweet. Loving it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Uncle Michael:

G, Online Ed was my field until a year ago, when I was identified as a thing that is not necessary to the core activity...and my work got off-shored.
Avatar 5:45pm Listening Out There:

Mariano and Ike (at least) are probably fellow players of bulls*** bingo...
  5:45pm Laura L:

@ Mariano, me too--independent for 30 years; designing, editing, publishing books. May we continue to thrive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Uncle Michael:

I never take hot drinks into the studio. Now you know why.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm ackthpfft:

Confession: I sometimes serve as a certified scrum master. If some suit says "we want to be agile", I just want to kick him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm coelacanth∅:

haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm G:

U/M -- It can be a grind haha. What am I doing ths week? Hmm -- Hume on aesthetics, Sontag, medieval Japanese poetry, internet neologisms and changing language styles, etc. It's a living haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Hot Drinks - the accessory line...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Uncle Michael:

I was support staff. We got rationalized...after 14 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm ackthpfft:

@Michael. Sorry about that. I guess nobody was thinking outside the box.
(Yeah, I'm going to hell.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm zopa:

UM: that is causing me much anxiety these days. I'm DBA for a University Press.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm rrg:

When "certified scrum master" started to become what my employer was most interested in hiring, I knew it was time to retire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm G:

U/M -- Hey, academia's emphasis on social justice rhetoric is honestly just to throw people off the real scent and fool themselves into thinking they are super nice people. I haven't been fooled for a good many years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm spodiodi:

yes, seemingly so, Tom Waits
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Threemoons:

TOM WAITS! I've had this song in my head for days.
  5:49pm Dean:

Bleckmann and McGarry were in a vocal quartet (quintet?) called MOSS. On their one record, they cover a Tom Waits tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Fuzzy:

Cookie Monster!
Avatar 5:49pm ranjit:

I could've sworn this was a parody, with Cookie Monster doing Tom Waits
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Baja Joe:

Wow, you play some good stuff Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm spodiodi:

"social media guru" caught my attention, rrg
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm ackthpfft:

@rrg. Eh, the letters look good on the CV. Important these days.
  5:50pm scooter:

the revolution will not be televised
  5:50pm morphe':

Thanks IRWIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Til Soon....
  5:50pm andrewb:

the cookie monster version is on youtube
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm WoodsOfNH:

Man, I really wish Mr. Waits would resurface sometime soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Uncle Michael:

When I was informed that they needed my keys and parking fob...first thing on a Monday morning, and all my accounts had been disabled, I knew it was time to retire.
Avatar 5:51pm Jennica:

MOSS = Quint
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm rrg:

@ackthpfft: I know, I know. But it's just not for me. I'm past all that. Happier now, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm spodiodi:

lol UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Thank you Irwin. I hope we hear you again soon. Meanwhile looking forward to hearing the Codger again. Huh, just realized his initials are CTE.
Avatar 5:52pm flashbazbo:

Thanks Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm ackthpfft:

@rrg: Good for you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm mariano:

Cool, Laura L: long may we thrive indeed. Well, maybe in my case it's more like "thrive" lol.

Thanks so much Irwin, amazing show as always, please come back soon!
  5:52pm Laura L:

Irwin, enormous thanks to you for so many great shows and recommendations, thanks to WFMU for the archives, and this is only auf Wiedersehen for a while--we'll see you again when we do!
Avatar 5:53pm Jennica:

funny UM
  Swag For Life Member 5:53pm 12539:

Thank! You! Irwin! Be well, and come back soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm ackthpfft:

Au revoir, Irwin. Et bon chance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm WoodsOfNH:

Hear you soon Irwin. And thanks for drilling down into what really matters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Irwin:

Thanks to all of you for sharing the radio bond.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm spodiodi:

thanks, Irwin
hope to hear and see you again soon
(who's cutting onions?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Uncle Michael:

Hey, they paid me for another month!

Hear you down the road, Irwin. Sooner than later, I hope.
Avatar 5:54pm Jennica:

I second LL's canny comments and gratitude.
  5:54pm berbo:

Thanks for everything - Incorrect music, Tom Wilson, Joe Frank, Moondog.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm chris:

hey, Irwin. thanks for the shows! see you around these boards, sir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm rrg:

Unaccustomed though I am to public speaking, I rise nonetheless to thank Mr. Chusid for his many years of loyal service to the freeform community and express the wish that he will someday return to us, re-energized and blah blah blah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for keeping the beat, Irwin. See ya soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Itzall Hear:

Bye for now, sir.
  5:55pm David in London:

Thanks Irwin, Wednesday nights in London have been so much better with you as a soundtrack. Hope to hear you again soon and good luck in the meantime. OK groovers, see you tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Ike:

@ackthpfft, love the name and avatar, but Opus would not approve of scrum. (Bill the Cat would be all over it though.)
www.aaron-gray.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm zopa:

Be seeing you..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Oh my, is this really the end? (for now)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm rrg:

Oh, man. I guess this is it. The ball is over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm mariano:

Take care David, see you tomorrow hopefully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm ackthpfft:

@Ike: if you're attending lots of meetings in Scrum, you're doing it wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Irwin! Thanks for years
and years
and years (i have a cassette of you from the early 80s or so)
and i do hope you return in the autumn, or next year at this time
take care and stay strong
  5:57pm AS from MP:

a bientot, Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm G:

Ave atque vale.
Avatar 5:58pm Listening Out There:

Happy Trails, Kimosabe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Carmichael:

No Amanda?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@rrg - When the project is over, management will grab them by the scrum of the neck and show them the door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Irwin:

"Mr. Sandman" is one of the songs that made me fall in love with music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thanks so very much, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm G:

Codger has a crush on Amanda.
  5:58pm Binky:

Meet you at the piano bar later...
  5:59pm thelma:

Joe Frank has some of the last words Fitting. Thanks for everything. Come back refreshed ,if there is a world to come back to. If not, well, we still have the marathon CDs.
Avatar 5:59pm Little Danny:

Thanks Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm rrg:

Thanks, Irwin, and all.
  5:59pm Listener Robert:

Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm ackthpfft:

Thanks Irwin!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Otis Fodder:

Thanks Irrrrrrrrr for the win!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Gonna miss you but we'll have to "Codger" along!
Been a fun ride so far.
  6:01pm KWilde:

Our ol pal Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Handy Haversack:

Dang -- was called away from the keyboard for the end. But thanks for all, Irwin. Enjoy the break, and hope to hear you soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Matt Fiveash:

Best Irish goodbye of all time right there!
Avatar 6:01pm slugluv1313:

thanks so much, Irwin -- we will miss you! but thank goodness for the archives -- enjoy your break!
  6:15pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Ah wfmu half baked ideas love this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm dave wuz here:

go take your little break. i'll wait here. thanks irwin
  8:15pm Robin:

Much love.
  11:59am todd-in-chicago:

I keep checking Irwin's archives hoping for a miracle that he'll sneak some new shows in.
Like Norman the guy in Ghost World waiting for the bus. Except Enid seemed a lot nicer than the smelly old cranky guy that comes for only an hour on Thursdays.
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