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Futile expeditions to the edges of good taste, bad morals, and ugly intententions. Late night drives somewhere between Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The White Castle of Fear.
Second Hand Pop, MIDI grunge soundalikes, and uncanny Japanese karaoke.

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Options July 5, 2020: JUST ANOTHER DAY

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Main Source  Peace Is Not The Word to Play (Remix)   Options 12 Inch  Wild Pitch  1991      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Kid Chrome  Pall Mall 100s   Options I've Had It          0:10:56 (Pop‑up)
Qlowski  Grinding Halt   Options Single  Maple Death  2020  Cure Cover  *   0:12:21 (Pop‑up)
Oily Boys  GIven   Options Cro Memory Grin  Cool Death  2020    *   0:15:07 (Pop‑up)
Mi-ens  Future Child   Options Future Child  Kill Rock Stars  2020    *   0:17:35 (Pop‑up)
Fastbacks  In America   Options ...And His Orchestra          0:19:44 (Pop‑up)
The dBs  Amplifier   Options Repurcussion  International Record Syndicate  1989      0:24:59 (Pop‑up)
Alan Vega  Every 1's A Winner   Options Saturn Strip  Ze Records  1983  Hot Chocolate cover    0:27:56 (Pop‑up)
The Staches  Great Depression   Options Single  Self Released  2020    *   0:31:10 (Pop‑up)
Neonates  I'm In Line   Options Neonates  Sister Polygon Records  2013      0:34:25 (Pop‑up)
Dry Cleaning  New Job   Options Sweet Princess  Self Released  2020    *   0:35:55 (Pop‑up)
Warm Exit   Digital Addiction   Options Fat Time Cassette    2020    *   0:38:46 (Pop‑up)
Fashion   Product Perfect   Options Product Perfect  fashion  1979      0:41:25 (Pop‑up)
Parole e Azioni  L'automobile   Options Fais Confiance au Soldat Allemand  Detriri  2018      0:44:49 (Pop‑up)
Chinese Ways  Secrets of China   Options New Beat Take 1  Subway   1988      0:48:23 (Pop‑up)
Ko Shin Moon  Lambaya Puf De   Options Leila Nova  Akuphone  2020    *   0:51:14 (Pop‑up)
Locate S,1  Whisper 2000   Options Personalia  Captured Tracks  2020    *   0:54:53 (Pop‑up)
 
Malcolm McLaren  Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)   Options Fans  Virgin   1984      1:13:00 (Pop‑up)
Delay Tactics  Yellow Samba   Options Out-Pop Options  Multiphase  1983      1:20:00 (Pop‑up)
Richenel  You've Got The Love   Options Perfect Stranger  Music From Memory  2018      1:24:48 (Pop‑up)
Quiet Storm  Can You Deal With It   Options Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound          1:28:54 (Pop‑up)
Captain Rock  The Cosmic Blast   Options to the future Shock: rare hip-hop electro 1982-1985  Tufamerica  1984/2006      1:33:40 (Pop‑up)
A Certain Ratio  Knife Slits Water   Options Sextet          1:38:59 (Pop‑up)
Steve Monite  Only You   Options Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980's Nigeria          1:46:51 (Pop‑up)
Civic Center  Fly On The Wall   Options The Ground Below  American Dreams  2020    *   1:52:07 (Pop‑up)
Pale Cocoon  FLALORM   Options Mayu 繭          1:55:20 (Pop‑up)
 
Happy End  Kaze wo Atsumete   Options Live          2:07:52 (Pop‑up)
Tom Tom Club  Many Rivers To Cross   Options The Long Kiss Goodnight Soundtrack          2:11:22 (Pop‑up)
Damily   Mangebakebake   Options Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives  Bongo Joe        2:14:54 (Pop‑up)
Yves Tumor  Asteroid Blues   Options Heaven to a Tortured Mind          2:22:19 (Pop‑up)
Diamond Soul  Night Drive Logic   Options Maya'mi  Orange Milk  2020    *   2:24:35 (Pop‑up)
Masumi Hara  the deepest of nights ( the zenith of couples)   Options 4 x a dream          2:27:13 (Pop‑up)
Galen Tipton  Courageous Grieving   Options goddex  Self Released  2020    *   2:32:05 (Pop‑up)
S.M. Nurse  No Pop   Options Hometape Recordings 1981-1983          2:33:27 (Pop‑up)
Reinhard Vanbergen  Blast from The Past   Options           2:49:17 (Pop‑up)
The Light Dreams  Islands In Space   Options           2:49:25 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options Fodder On My Wings  Verve  1982/2020      2:51:13 (Pop‑up)
R Stevie Moore w Ariel Pink  Closing Credits   Options Ku Klux Glam           


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Listener comments!

  3:09am yippie:

happy july 5th i had a sushicheeseburger
  3:10am yippie:

hah my friend smoked pall mall because kurt Vonnegut wrote about smoking them
  3:12am yippie:

there's some kind of connection there with kurt cobain and kurt vonnegut but i can't get the tip of my tongue right on it
  3:17am lou in co:

today I tried a seattle dog and it wasn't bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am mariano:

Hey Darren, folks!. Another great band from Australia, they've got it goin' on these days!
  3:25am yippie:

i broke the world record of eating the most sushicheeseburgers in 1 hour today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27am diciassette:

Fastbacks from 1993, what a tender year!

I wonder how they melt the cheese without accidentally cooking the sushi..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29am mariano:

diciassette: My great-grandmother once microwaved some leftover sushi she found in the fridge, she had no idea what it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33am diciassette:

The story my father tells: "Raw fish eh, I'll just smother it with this green stuff so I don't have to taste it."
  3:33am yippie:

once my friend dumpster dived 10 pounds of Sushi from whole foods and we stirred fried it for a freaky fried sushi party
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48am Bas NL:

Hi all! Hey Darren, mighty great tracks! Keep 'em coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49am diciassette:

Yippie, that sounds like Happy Family! (my favorite Chinese restaurant dish where they stir fry everything in the ocean)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53am mariano:

Oh this was sung by Belkis Unluses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57am diciassette:

Christina Schneider!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57am diciassette:

this is wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58am Bas NL:

yes, this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02am mariano:

*Gasp!* DJing in your underwear? My monocle just fell into my lime rickey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05am mariano:

There's no AC in JC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06am Bas NL:

*Clicky-stars hero skeleton DJ Darren*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am VincentNifigance:

The day Darren wears pants while broadcasting is the day I withdraw my monetary support.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09am diciassette:

TAkE IT OFF
  4:10am ry:

Fun
  4:10am ry:

Funny
  4:10am ry:

Offensive
  4:11am ry:

There is somethin there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12am VincentNifigance:

Darrathon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13am mariano:

I say McLaren, you say McLoren...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14am Planet Tyler:

My dog the energy you have Darren for this time of the night lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15am Bas NL:

Seat of no pants radio.. \m/ My copy of Madam Butterfly is gray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17am Darren:

Is this the weirdest/dumbest major label release of 1984?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17am VincentNifigance:

I feel as though McLaren was behind a lot of great stuff, but I have a hard time allowing him credit because I dislike him. This is like a Terrible Idea Great Execution. Which means it should be bad but sounds really good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18am Bas NL:

It was different.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19am VincentNifigance:

The Puccini is hard to swallow in the context, but the context is nice.
  4:37am ry:

1984. What a year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47am diciassette:

Hmm ...And His Orchestra is from 1987 (but sounds like 1993). I apologize for that and any other dumb things I've said.
  4:53am lou in co:

civic center!! my buds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53am Darren:

Don't worry Di, we're post truth here
  5:03am ry:

Post crossword world
  5:06am ry:

Hell yep
  5:07am ignatatus666:

He took all of the Sex Pistols money
Hw also kept Sid Vicious wasted on Heroin
  5:10am ry:

Well god dang, at least we got ‘my way’ outta it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55am Bas NL:

Beautiful this track by Nina Simone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am Bas NL:

And many thanks for a great show, Darren!
  5:57am Earth Walker:

That’s funny sometimes these cheese songs are so bad they are so good
Ken played one the other day
  6:00am Earth Walker:

That’s what makes WFMU WFMU !
Thanks !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00am Bas NL:

Sleep tight!
  6:09am audiocarp:

I thought that was Nina Simone. Holy crap! I had no idea what a lousy singer she was. This song by GIlbert O' Sullivan always irritated me (and I'm old enough to remember when this was a hit on the radio: 1972). But, this was the first time I actually paid attention to the lyrics. So, the lyrics are deep, but the song structure (with that irritating hook), is horrible and tawdry. It's a really bad fit, Mr. O'Sullivan. I just found out that according to Wikipedia, Nina Simone changed the lyrics somewhat... One final beef: Who the hell names their kid "Gilbert O'Sullivan"?
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