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Options June 23, 2008: the condo vs the boob

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Artist Track Album Comments New Approx. start time
ariel kalma  Bakafrica   Options     *   0:00:00 ()
lisa germano  bruises   Options excerpts from a love circus      0:08:22 ()
Music behind DJ:
prefuse 73 
loop   Options       0:12:46 ()
high places  banana slugs/cosmonaut   Options     *   0:19:05 ()
colleen  the happy sea   Options the golden morning breaks      0:22:48 ()
japancakes  far from here   Options waking hours      0:26:48 ()
Music behind DJ:
huffy   Options        
Scary Mansion  yer mom   Options Every Joke is Half the Truth    *   0:33:58 ()
Feu Thérèse  À Nos Amours   Options       0:35:51 ()
rock a teens  please don't go downtown   Options sweet bird of youth      0:38:09 ()
nourallah brothers  those days are gone   Options       0:42:02 ()
Music behind DJ:
loop   Options       0:46:58 ()
Marc Ribots Ceramic Dog  Party Intellectuals   Options Party Intellectuals    *   0:53:45 ()
krista ll muir  libra encore   Options       0:57:18 ()
KARL BISCUIT  le memes histories   Options       0:57:47 ()
isan  happy pet in a car   Options       0:59:26 ()
Marc Moulin  Humpty Dumpty   Options       1:05:13 ()
state river widening  interlacken   Options   conversation with jody taylor from save coney island    1:17:33 ()
john maus  heavon is real   Options love is real    *   1:18:45 ()
jay retard  An Ugly Death   Options     *   1:26:36 ()
simply saucer  Exit Plexit   Options half human/half live    *   1:28:10 ()
reptilian civilian    dog factory    *   1:33:17 ()
the garbage and the flowers  call in the dogs again   Options     *   1:36:11 ()
Music behind DJ:
halo benders 
rebel's got a hole in it   Options       1:38:14 ()
ok  devil   Options       1:48:11 ()
the dmx crew  The Glass Room   Options       1:48:57 ()
blevin blectum  Foyer Fire   Options gular flutter      1:52:44 ()
big digits  why did you reject my steve perry fan fiction?   Options Smoke Machines in Lazervision    *   1:55:25 ()
?  russian cartoon animation       *   2:00:36 ()
GELBART  the lonliness of the long distance kosmonaut   Options the 11th voyage      2:07:42 ()
Kimonophonic  10inch song aside   Options       2:10:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
james brown 
loop   Options       2:15:18 ()
don cavalli  wandering wanderer   Options       2:21:18 ()
charlie feathers  we're getting closer to being apart   Options   check out REx's charlie feathers tribute from two weeks ago    2:21:38 ()
baris manco  acih da bago vir~!   Options     *   2:28:20 ()
Kelley Stoltz  To Speak To the Girl   Options       2:36:09 ()
Lavender Diamond  open your heart   Options       2:37:45 ()
Allez Allez  Allez Allez   Options Best of Allez Allez    *   2:41:50 ()
family fodder  dinasour sex   Options reissue    *   2:47:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
Davie Allan and the Arrows 
13th harley   Options       2:57:22 ()
Jonathan Richman  Affection   Options       2:57:46 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 6/23/08 9:17am About to Change:

Enough! More music!!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:18am Bad Ronald:

Good Morning Benjamen
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:19am bw:

good morning!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:24am chris:

I think "About to Change" is looking for a different sort of station. I found your evocation of your morning ride down the bowery quite poignant.
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:29am Bad Ronald:

There are a couple of broken images on the list can you please fix?

  Mon. 6/23/08 9:30am hh:

Is anyone else unable to access the Windows Media stream this morning? I just emailed the Stream Team about it. Unfortunately, I only have access to that one stream at work, so it means I'm missing what looks like a great show!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:30am paula:

i just posted on last week's playlist, damn. good morning bwalker! nice morning music.
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:33am Bad Ronald:

  Mon. 6/23/08 9:35am jonathan:

finally got the stream working. good stuff!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:36am Liz B.:

Ok, did some duct-tape triage on the Windows stream and now it's back. Thanks for the heads-up, hh!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:38am hh:

Yes!! Thanks so much Liz B.!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:44am GUMBY:

Love the bronze glow of the mud/construction site. Body paint however, is just one thing I never will get.
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:47am chris:

Easy to say for someone who is naturally crayon green.
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:48am GUMBY:

What can I say, I eats me spinach!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:50am Bad Ronald:

Boobs and Gentrification make for quite a combo!!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:51am dj:

what is this talk over music, Benjamen ?

pretty awesome... great show.
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:52am dj:

aaah Wishmountain .. i'll look it up!
  Mon. 6/23/08 9:56am GUMBY:

Asbury Park here at the New Jersey shore is a fascinating study in the condos as the only form of revitalization argument promulgated by the powers that be. I guess Coney Island is a similar situation.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:02am fishmonkeystew:

Well now, what a fine way to start a Monday. Thanks Ben.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:05am molerat:

`That Williamsburg poster just says it all, really. ugh.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:06am nh_dave:

Yea for monday morning nudity!
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:06am paula:

Benjamen went to Coney Island looking for boobs, that is clear
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:09am Parq:

And he found 'em. Benjamin, why not have Mermaid Parades during the week? With the construction workers ogling the boobs, you could drive the building materials away in Mack trucks without anyone noticing.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:11am GUMBY:

Ah the juxtaposition of time. The condos go up, the boobs droop down.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:12am ~L:

Those photos are amazing, especially the Winehouser! Do you have more?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:15am bw:

all the photos are filched from flickr
I promise to put credits and links to where credits and links are due in a bit later this afternoon
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:17am ko:

i'm making boob-shaped signs for the meeting now!
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:17am paula:

boobs are good, being a mammal is a noteworthy distinction. All those women were inviting you to look, with all those feathers and shit. and what is wrong with being a pervert, anyway?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:24am bw:

what about beach books? time to change it up now.. what is everyone reading this summer?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:26am GUMBY:

I'm finally gonna read "100 Years of Solitude"
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:29am GUMBY:

Anybody know of anyone who writes good poetry about beaches or surfing. The last couple of years I have reread Walt Whitman on the beach and that was good, but I need something else. Any suggestions?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:30am Paula:

Chatwin's In Patagonia
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:31am ko:

i saw someone reading "the plague" by camus on the beach last week
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:33am paula:

Benjamen what are you reading?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:34am Parq:

I just finished "The Truth", Terry Pratchet's Discworld take on newspapers (all FMUers are encouraged to read "Soul Music", his Discworld take on rock n roll). I'm in the middle of the newest by David Sedaris, and my vacation read-on-the-plane book is going to be Huck Finn.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:36am ange:

reading The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

totally sick of seeing every subway rider with the new Sedaris, holding up the cover like an insider's handshake
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:36am dc pat:

Think I'm going with Melville this year--ships, crazy people, waves..
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:36am bw:

i just started Ed PArk's new book personal days

its great
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:38am GUMBY:

Huck Finn, The Old Man and The Sea and the poem Corson's Inlet are three of my absolute favorite water related peices of literature. Heart of Darkness ain't too shabby either.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:38am dc pat:

re-reading Joy of Man's Desiring right now--beautiful book.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:39am GUMBY:

Qwee-Queg (sp?) rules!
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:44am Drew:

I'm going to get fired if you keep posting juggs.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:45am dc pat:

You can pull the comments frame over to cover up the boobs.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:48am GUMBY:

The Joy of Man's Desiring looks good dc I'm going to check that out. When I went to check that out they suggested The Man Who Planted Trees which is a great short read. Also The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau has some great little secret awakening moments in it.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:48am SueB:

i just saw mother night on TV so i am re-reading
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:49am Cecile:

thanks, dcp

I am lo-brow, so am digging Harlan Coben these days - his sports agent PI series. Has the best one-liners.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:55am esch oder anarchie!:

If you haven't tried WG Sebald, that's a meditative mindblower -- try Vertigo or Rings of Saturn.
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:58am fishmonkeystew:

I just finished The Terror by David Brin. Excellent read. I'm reading Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (written in 1900). The freakin' guy ran away from home and joined the crew of a ship at age 12!! WTF?
  Mon. 6/23/08 10:59am GUMBY:

Anybody ever read some book called On the Road by some guy, Kerowho or something? I hear it's pretty good.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:00am Cecile:

My husband loves David Brin books.

Is that Sailing Around the World book easily available? That sounds very cool.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:02am Cecile:

Gumby, I think it was Jack Kero-rock.
He was on the Flintstones or something.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:03am fishmonkeystew:

I'm pretty sure that Sailing Alone Around the World is easily available (I think it used to be required reading), but I found my copy at this very cool restaurant in CT where they give you 3 free books of your choice every time you eat there.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:04am bw:

I used to stop there at that book place on many boston - nyc trips
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:05am Cecile:


Wow. I heard cops from Whiskey in the jar and My Sweet Lord in the last 30 seconds on this song.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:06am dc pat:

anybody reading any good books by women?
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:07am GUMBY:

Thanks Cecile,
Love that place fms. Feed the mind and you feed the soul, but be very careful with those "alone in the great outdoors" books and films. I saw My Side of the Mountain when I was 10 or so and now I am addicted to outdoor activities. Tough to keep ahead of the ticks.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:07am Cecile:

Someone recommended me a book by the late hard-boiled writer Craig Rice (yes a woman). i have to get to it, but the folks at Uncle Edgar's said it was a gimme.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:08am jonathan:

cruddy by lynda barry.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:09am ZAX:

Gelbart is a genius, thanks!!
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:11am GUMBY:

Great set Benjamen!
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:13am fishmonkeystew:

That restaurant is called Traveller's Restaurant and is about 5 miles from my home. Great place to go for lunch on rainy Sundays. Their basement bookstore has some real gems.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:15am frenchee:

I just finished LOVING FRANK by Nancy Horan, a fictionalization of the affair (1909-1914) bet. Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney. It's women's fiction but not vapid at all. Big scandal, early 20th century feminists, the hard choices a woman had to make, it was very very good.
Plus, there's a tragedy.
But I'll say no more cause it's a major spoiler.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:15am Cecile:

that sounds awesome, frenchee.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:18am Ike:

I might read certain books this summer in a futile attempt to *impress* a particular woman -- does that count? Anyway, I'm enjoying "Spin" by Robert Charles Wilson. Later maybe I'll check out Haruki Murakami, Kobo Abe, and Gary Shteyngart. I strongly recommend Audrey Niffenegger.

Great show!
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:20am GUMBY:

Seems from what I have read about them, Mark Twain & FLW left us some great art, but were maybe not their own best medicine.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:22am frenchee:

Hey, Cecile, right back at ya about CRAIG RICE, who I had never heard of. I googled her and I'm already hooked. For new noir by women, I heartily rec. Megan Abbott--she's noir and brutal and all woman, bay-bee!
she edited an anthology Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir that I would definitely recommend.
Ike, you sound like you're on the right track with your reading list.
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE is a very good read.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:23am Parq:

Yikes, totally pw3nd, dc pat. Just looked over my bookcase and found practically no titles by women. Gonna have to see to that.

Ike, it counts, as long as you really read them.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:23am GUMBY:

Ike in this day and age the fact that you are actually reading a book to impress someone is probably chivalrous.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:25am bw:

lots of great suggestions here
especially the woman authors.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:25am fishmonkeystew:

I recently read Honor Thy Father by Lesley Glaister. Sort of odd thriller type novel. Light reading, very entertaining.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:27am Flakey Foont:

Right now I'm reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein which is fantastic, but I really recommend The Bird Artist by Howard Norman. An easy and quick read, but completely engrossing and utterly satisfying. Also totally unheard of for some reason.

Last book I really enjoyed by a woman was Miranda July's short story collection, No One Belongs Here More Than You.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:28am GUMBY:

alas, my bookshelf is also woefully malecentric. However, Mary Oliver is definately one of my favorite poets. Anybody have any outdoor type female author suggestions?
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:29am esch oder anarchie!:

Summer reading?
Judith Hermann: Summerhouse, Later.
Magical realism in '90s Berlin.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:31am Bad Ronald:

Does Tennessee Williams count?
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:32am Bad Ronald:

Mongolian Cluster Fuck
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:34am Parq:

Gum, every fan of NYS's Adirondack region knows of "Woodswoman" by Anne Labastille. And unrelated to the outdoors, but the similarity of the name brings her to mind, the work of Anne Lamott is noteworthy, espec. "Traveling Mercies".
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:35am dc pat:

I read Bird Artist. It was great. Truly love Flannery O'Connor, also Tennessee Williams, Faulkner...all that Southern stuff.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:37am Ike:

Gumby, besides "The Time Traveler's Wife," which is one of my favorite books *ever*, I also recommend the Beggars trilogy by Nancy Kress.

Chivalrous? Really? Wow. We'll see if I actually DO get around to reading them. But I haven't really even met this person so it's tilting into windmills -- which is something I do a lot. This Kelley Stoltz song says it all.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:43am GUMBY:

Alright now I have TTTW , Woodswoman & Travelling Mercies on my list. Thanks everyone, maybe there is hope for me to unlock my mind yet. Ike windmills are making a big comeback. Parq the Adirondacks are my heaven, thanks.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:43am frenchee:

Ike, I hear Brad Pitt's production company snapped up film rights to TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE....hope *he* won't star, he's all wrong. But for the wife, I pick Lauren Ambrose.
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:49am bw:

sorry if the boobs got anyone in toruble in office land
hey - for next week - everyone take a picture of your office space or cube and send it to me
  Mon. 6/23/08 11:52am Cecile:

ay ay, Benjamin!
  Mon. 6/23/08 5:54pm Energumeno Garcia:

Amigo Ben!
These pictures prove that America is yearning to have a place were they can let loose and forget all their inhibitions
  Mon. 6/23/08 5:55pm Energumeno Garcia:

you gringos want really bad to have your own Rio Carnival
  Mon. 6/23/08 5:56pm Energumeno Garcia:

how much artistic these "Mermaid" boobs were than the drunken ones fetching beads in Mardi Grass
  Tue. 6/24/08 2:39am Rocky Lewycky:

I threw away my entire music collection this May. 30 gigs of edited music for the sake of throwing away something I love and something that is healthy. What will replace this? Will it be of equal importance? Give me equal joy? BW- you're like the first piece of bread for me after coming off a fast. Bread that taste better baked than not! Fight for boobs you New Yorkies!! Fight for boobs!
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