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Options June 12, 2020

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Love   You Set The Scene   Options Forever Changes  elektra  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Legay  The Fantastic Story Of The Steam Driven Banana   Options 7"  Fontana  0:07:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Walker Brothers  Fat Mama Kick   Options Nite Flights  GTO  0:10:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Officer!  Nardis   Options Dead Unique  Blackest Ever Black  0:13:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Linton Kwesi Johnson  Story   Options Tings An' Times  LKJ Records  0:18:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John Cooper Clarke  Psycle Sluts (Parts 1+2)   Options Innocents  Rabid Records  0:23:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Edip Akbayram   Anam Aglar Bas Ucumda Oturur   Options Edip Akbayram  Shadoks  0:29:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Silver Apples  Fantasies   Options Contact  Kapp Records  0:33:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
dQtç  Eintreten Fur Kaleidoscopieder Realitat   Options Octagon  Wide Ear Records  0:42:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bonjintan  Bonjin   Options Dental Kafka  Trost  0:54:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rovo and System 7  Meeting Of The Spirits   Options Phoenix Rising  G-Wave  1:00:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sonic Boom  I Feel A Change Coming On   Options All Things Being Equal  Car Park  1:08:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Howland  How Now Brown Cow Baby   Options Endgame  In The Red  1:15:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Seabuckthorn  Place Memory   Options Through A Vulnerable Occur  IIKKI  1:22:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Philipe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes  Pas De Service Apres Vente   Options Nouveaux Modes Industriels  Souffle Continu  1:26:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Harry Roesli Gang  Sekar Jepun   Options Titik Api  Lamunai Records  1:35:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Oranssi Pazuzu  Uusi Teknokratia   Options Mestarin Kynsi  Nuclear Blast  1:39:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Inventions  A Time In My Life   Options Continuous Portrait  Temporary Residence Limited ‎–  1:49:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  Carrying Gravity   Options The Mosaic Of Transformation  Ghostly International  1:52:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
dQtç  Die Am Wenigsten   Options Octagon  Wide Ear Records  2:02:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tolley & Dara  Flesh Alone   Options Cutheart  The Roundtable  2:09:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Lang  Sweet Air   Options Child  Canteloupe  2:13:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Club Sound Witches  02   Options #freakinmeout  Shame File Music  2:23:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Silver Field  Talk To Me   Options Sing High! Sing Low!  Crossness Records  2:43:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Phew   Drone   Options Vertical Jamming    2:53:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:01am Otto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01am Fuzzy:

Hello! Excellent start!
  Swag For Life Member 12:03am Nick Name:

Hello Otto / Fuzzy / all - hope everyone is doing well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am Scott Williams:

Killer opener Nick! I'm singing along in studio, top of my lungs
  12:04am BEAVO:

Hi Nick thanks for the next three hours
  Swag For Life Member 12:05am Nick Name:

thx to BLT for filling in last week and thankyou Scott and Skeleton crew
  12:05am BEAVO:

Missed you last week
  Swag For Life Member 12:06am Nick Name:

  12:07am BEAVO:

Great Dave played some Love Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am coelacanth∅:

greetings Nick and Scott and all
- had to sing it and imagine it to myself while my winamp deliberated whether it wanted to work or not
  12:09am BEAVO:

Thanks Nick, glad to hear you’re doing well and thanks for being here We need you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10am Rory:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12am Rory:

First two tracks sounds like something my band full of 70 yr olds would’ve played.
  12:13am rw:

  12:13am Alicia Renee:

*Excellent* tunes for this midnight cresting Friday Nick!!! & *continuous* gratitude Scott & skeleton krewe!!
  12:14am greatb:

hi all! my wifi sucks and I find myself once again so grateful for the 32k stream which is working like a charm. the music will never die!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am Rory:

Not meant as an insult! My band was cool!
  12:20am greatb:

LKJ. Such a distinctive voice and style
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21am mariano:

'Evening Nick, crew, people!
  Swag For Life Member 12:21am Nick Name:

Hello coelacanth∅ / Rory / rw / Alicia Renee / greatb / mariano
  12:24am greatb:

hi Nick! Topical track from Linton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26am coelacanth∅:

i love that suddenly Linton Kwesi Johnson is getting lots of play on wfmu!
i fucking despise the underlying reason for this.
Avatar 12:27am slugluv1313:

LKJ yes
  12:28am greatb:

exactly @coelacanth∅ thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33am Sweet Corn Lizzie:

First time listener, long time caller! Hi coel and everybody. slugluv1313 your cat looks like ours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37am coelacanth∅:

hi Lizzie! good to see you getting out and about!
  12:39am Otto:

goodnight all
  Swag For Life Member 12:40am Nick Name:

@ coelacantho : i never knew he was getting more than regular airplay, they should try Benjamin Zephaniah / Smiley Culture too, a few artists whom i regularly play
  Swag For Life Member 12:41am Nick Name:

Hello slugluv1313 / Sweet Corn Lizzie / Otto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46am coelacanth∅:

Nick yes a bit more (which is to say a bit more than very rarely)
and i don't think i've ever heard Benjamin Zephaniah on wfmu. happy you've played him but i missed it!
Smiley Culture a new one on me! guess i have to check it out if it's mentioned along with these others
  Swag For Life Member 12:51am Nick Name:

coelacanth∅: yes check them out, all very good wordsmiths
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52am mariano:

See, this is why I pay for the Premium Accu subscription - you can learn as much from the comments as the show!
Avatar 12:52am slugluv1313:

hiya everyone!
was not keeping track but yeah, noticed LKJ a lot recently
(& agreed, coelacanthø)
his writing, music is in my brain since i first encountered him (late 70s?) but like GSH, infuriatingly "relevant" now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52am coelacanth∅:

(i had to look) 3 of the 5 times Zephaniah's in the archives are this show. i tuned in right after once, must've been listening another time and not tuned in the 3rd.
Avatar 12:54am slugluv1313:

@ Sweet Corn Lizzie -- awww thank-you!
that is my sweet Chubby *Little* BRADY -- sadly, he died last November
please give your kitty lotsa cuddles for me :)
Avatar 12:57am slugluv1313:

Oku Onuora, Mutabaruka
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01am coelacanth∅:

slugluv it was pure luck for me. looking through the reggae section at alwilk's in elizabeth and all the records were 7-8 bucks -which was a lot in the early 80s!. LKJ in DUB was less, as was a toots album, so i bought them!
  1:02am PNW THC:

who's here playing the mahavishnu orchestra?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02am coelacanth∅:

and Yes! Oku -dubwise...and otherwise -a favorite and i think underappreciated album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03am mariano:

Wow, I don't think I've ever heard anyone else do this Mahavishnu tune, nice!
  1:04am yes:

  1:05am grtyvr:

mahavishnu vibe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05am coelacanth∅:

i don't know the original but this is great!
  1:05am phat:

takes some guts to do a Mahavishnu cover.
  Swag For Life Member 1:06am Nick Name:

System 7 is: Miquette Giraudy / Steve Hillage
and Rovo is: Tatsuki Masuko et... from Japan
  1:07am yes:

Avatar 1:08am Motis:

It takes a Hillage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08am Andrew Waterloo:

Haven't heard from System 7 in awhile
Avatar 1:09am Motis:

I was sitting here minding my own business but had to come see WHAT THE HECK when I heard someone covering a Mahavishnu Orchestra piece.
  Swag For Life Member 1:10am Nick Name:

Hello PNW THC / yes / grtyvr / phat / Motis: it does ha ha / Andrew Waterloo
Avatar 1:11am Motis:

I came in to the show late tonight 'cause I was recording a demo of a song of my own
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15am Fox:

Hullooooo everyone!
Avatar 1:16am Motis:

Those two -- Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy -- were in GONG together, and have been doing the SYSTEM 7 thing since 1989.

Can you imagine how tight and psychic you'd be with someone you'd played with for that long???
Avatar 1:17am Motis:

I mean, SYSTEM 7 is still a going thing.
  1:19am mr_donutsu:

New to the Nic Name. Rapidly approaching 24/7 WFMU (except when that goddam Hearty White comes on). Really enjoying the show.!!!
  1:20am mr_donutsu:

And/or Nick Name

Keep ‘em comin’ Gleep Glop!
Avatar 1:20am Motis:

Hearty White grows on you if you give him a chance. . . but it's a different thing from listening to musicks. I thought he was really annoying the first time I heard him; now I really like his show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21am Yes:

hearty is your friend
  Swag For Life Member 1:25am Nick Name:

Hello Fox / mr_donutsu - thx for listening / checking in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26am Andrew Waterloo:

A friend of mind is a huge Gong fan. It's kind of a thing where he can find a relevant Gong reference out of nowhere every time we get together
Avatar 1:26am Motis:

I have been pretty enthusiastic about GONG since the early '80s, even though I hate hippies.
Avatar 1:29am Motis:

You get to sing mystical magickal bullshit about pixies and yonis all you want when you can play that well
  1:37am Dean:

Hillage is brilliant, and the Rovo record is absolutely killer. I really enjoy Gong, but Hillage, man, he's something else.
Avatar 1:40am Hubig Pie:

Avatar 1:41am Motis:

This Oranssi Pazuzu track is what metal would be like if it was good!
Avatar 1:43am Motis:

This is the boldest use of a flute I've heard in a while, for sure
  Swag For Life Member 1:45am Nick Name:

Hello Dean: agreed / Hubig Pie
Avatar 1:51am Motis:

@Dean: I couldn't agree more. . . Hillage breathes some very rare air.

Back in the early '80s I was kind of L.A. punk rock royalty, and I used to confuse and dismay li'l mohawk kids who looked up to me by playing stuff like Gong at them, and Soft Machine, and Van Der Graaf Generator, Holdsworth, Fred Frith, etc.
  1:59am Dean:

Hey, Motis, I was by no means royalty, but I was involved in the '70s punk scene to some extent. Worked for a while on Flipside in the old days. Saw Hillage in Anaheim(!). He opened for ELO.
Avatar 2:02am Motis:

Get out o' town! You worked at FLIPSIDE with Al and Hudley?

I bet we've met. They used to call me OSKAR MIRE back then. I was besties with Black Randy, and hung out with Geza X a lot as well. . . I lived/worked at the CASH Club, next to the original Zero Club on Cahuenga, in the Padre Apartments. . . I was the groom in a mock wedding there one, NBC came and filmed it. Rob Graves was the minister, and UXA played.
  2:05am Dean:

Yep. I was there very early on, issues 2 through maybe 12. I typeset those issues in my bedroom using my mom's old typewriter. The gang at the time was Larry (Steve), X-8, (Tory) George, Al, Pat (Pooch), and me. Pre-Hudley.
Avatar 2:06am Motis:

You had to have come to the CASH Club at some point, no? Janet Cunningham's place?
  2:08am Dean:

Nope. I didn't spend much time with the scene. But I'm in Brendan's book a couple times.
Avatar 2:09am Motis:

I loved Brendan; he was a prince. We had reconnected and were talking about doing some lit stuff together when he very suddenly and unexpectedly died.
  2:09am Dean:

This was the beauty of the LA punk scene. You could be *anybody* and at the same time be in some way integral to what was going on. I loved it.
  2:10am Dean:

Brendan once introduced one of my bands at the Masque as "the ultimate in embarrassment rock," and he was right!
Avatar 2:10am Motis:

So true. . . you just had to get out there and DO SOMETHING.

On the other hand, all our friends have been dead for a long time now.
  2:13am Dean:

Yeah, well, some are gone, but many not. I rode daily into LA with Lois, Terry Graham's ex at the time. Pat Bag worked at a department store perfume counter in the town where I lived, Whittier. My buddies and I are still kicking.
  2:14am Dean:

My band M was *the first* band to record on Flipside Records. We did it at my house, the garage, on a rainy day when Alex Ferguson of ATV was supposed to show up. He was staying with photographer Pete, but chose to sleep in.
Avatar 2:16am Motis:

You're lucky.

I NEVER expected to hit 30, the way I was living back then. . . but here I am a fat old man!

Black Randy didn't even make it out of the '80s alive. He and his wife Leslie got AIDS and both died within weeks of being diagnosed.

Photographer Pete. . . he got murdered, didn't he? Or am I thinking of someone else?
  2:18am Fonz:

Happy daze!
Avatar 2:22am Motis:

Peter Haskell? Bruce Kalberg of NOMAG killed him
  2:22am Dean:

I sure hope not! I have no information about Pete.

I did expect to thrive, and this was in part because the LA scene showed me how one's seemingly random experiences could continue to motivate one to keep pushing along.

Now, heading toward 61 and with young kids, I still tap that energy. In its early years LA punk was a phenomenon.
Avatar 2:23am Motis:

I do still talk to Ed Colver once in a while; he's in good shape
  2:24am Dean:

There I am, third from the left: https://www.discogs.com/M-Espionage-Baby/release/9862168
Avatar 2:31am Motis:

That's me at the CASH Club:

  2:31am Sally:

Great show Nick! And Motis and Dean, I'm loving hearing about your LA punk backgrounds, thank you.
Avatar 2:33am Motis:

Thanks, Sally, I was a little worried we were monopolizing the chat. I know Station Manager Ken gets a little control-freaky about that sometimes.

Punk rock was so different back then. . . we had to make everything up as we went along; there were no templates.
  Swag For Life Member 2:33am Nick Name:

Hello Sally - agreed re Motis and Dean - thanks
  2:34am Dean:

My sense is that SMK knows very well the therapeutic benefits of punk. Thanks, Nick and all. Fun times, then and now!
Avatar 2:35am Motis:

And there were so FEW of us in the early days that anyone you saw on the street who had the look, you became instant friends with. . . so running into Dean here warms my tiny little charcoal bricquet of a heart.
Avatar 2:37am Motis:

Dean, did you ever come hang out at the Oxford House? It was one of what they called the "Manor Houses," where if you were connected, you could show up pretty much anytime. Red Hot Chili Peppers started in the garage at the Oxford House; the Black Flag guys were there a lot, and it's where Henry Rollins crashed his first week in L.A.
Avatar 2:40am Motis:

A lot of the TWISTED ROOTS people lived or hung out there as well. . . Maggie Ehrig -- the "chicken butt" girl from that Penelope Spheeris movie SUBURBIA -- lived there, and Paul Roessler from the SCREAMERS / 45 GRAVE, etc.
Avatar 2:42am Motis:

Paul Roessler, by the way, is still alive and well. He produced for Josie Cotton back in the day, and she bought him a sweet recording studio with attached apartment where he lives and works to this day. . . I think he calls it KITTEN ROBOT STUDIOS, it's around 3rd and Beverly maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44am Fox:

Agreed, your conversation is great to read, guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Nick. Great show. Been lurking somewhat this evening.
  2:51am Dean:

I was way earlier than all that. RHCP and BF were latecomers to my mind. Never even saw the Spheeris movies, 'cuz they were beyond my purview. But the Screamers? Hell, yeah, they were among the top shows I've ever seen.
  2:52am Dean:

Roessler was making appearances on Diane Kamikaze's show before she dropped from the WFMU schedule a couple years ago. He's doing great stuff.
Avatar 2:52am Motis:

@Dean: He's always been a BRILLIANT musician.
Avatar 2:54am Motis:

He was in Nina Hagen's band, too
  2:54am Dean:

Yes, agreed. And the amazing thing about that LA scene was that you'd hear folks who clearly were not musicians doing impressive stuff right along side of folks like Roessler, who obviously have talent. I was, to put it mildly, among the former sort.
Avatar 2:55am slugluv1313:

yes! fascinating to read!
& i know what you mean about "recognizing" each other back then -- walking home where i was in school, someone spotted me and yelled out, "I LOVE YOUR SLITS BUTTON!" -- and we have been friends ever since :)
  2:55am Dean:

Wall of Voodoo invited my crappy band to play Madame Wong's or Hong Kong Cafe, I don't remember which, with Mau Maus. We broke up, instead.
Avatar 2:56am Motis:

@Dean: Yeah! Because it wasn't strictly about music all by itself.

Frank Zappa never understood that; I met him at a punk show at the Whiskey; he was in disguise with this ridiculous rainbow afro wig and these giant weird sunglasses. . . but after checking it out, he dismissed us as "the Tinseltown Rebellion," because he wasn't able to understand that it wasn't strictly about music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57am mariano:

Thanks Nick, thanks Skeleton Crew, take care everyone!
  2:58am Dean:

That's remarkable, Motis. I would have expected Zappa to have gotten it. I remember once calling out Crusin' with Ruben and the Jets in a Flipside issue. Loved that record. Punk had an affinity for it, and vice versa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59am xtrakrispy:

Rarely a late night listener. Even less a commenter. However, had to say the last 90 minutes were some great radio. THanks Nick. And some good comments from the crew out there. I rarely get to thank Scott Williams - skeleton - either. Good night all!
Avatar 2:59am Motis:

Paul (Mars) (Black) from the Mau Maus is still alive; I haven't spoken to him in a few years now, but he had just finished his degree finally. He's another amazing musician from back when.

Amazingly, Rick Wilder was also still alive last time I looked, which again was three or four years ago. . . but even in 1979, we all figured he was going to keel overdose and die any second!
  Swag For Life Member 2:59am Nick Name:

thx mariano / all - have a great weekend
  2:59am B Wad:

Thanks Nick and Skeletons :)
Avatar 3:00am Motis:

Thanks Nick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Nick!
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