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Options February 2, 2011: Ronald Reagan: The First 100 Years (b. Feb. 6, 1911)

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"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few
short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
— Ronald Reagan

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Graham Reynolds & The Golden Arm Trio  Caravan   Options Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington  0:04:02 ()
The Ting Tings  Great DJ   Options We Started Nothing  0:08:44 ()
Belle & Sebastian  I Didn't See It Coming   Options Write About Love  0:18:39 ()
The Young Rascals  Do You Feel It   Options self-titled  0:22:48 ()
The Jayhawks  Ten Little Kids   Options Tomorrow the Green Grass  0:25:56 ()
Mystery Jets  Serotonin   Options Serotonin  0:30:32 ()
Helena  Puxatawny Phil Day   Options Helena Sings About Our National Holidays  0:33:53 ()
Lee Morgan  Dee Lawd   Options Taru  0:42:56 ()
Crosby, Stills & Nash  Urge For Going   Options CSN (box)  0:48:31 ()
Freedy Johnston  This Perfect World   Options This Perfect World  0:52:03 ()
Max Rubin  By the Other Side   Options Uncharted H2O  0:56:46 ()
Mamoud Ahmed  Nafqot New Yefodagn   Options Ethiopiques Vol. 6: Almaz  1:03:52 ()
Vivian Greene  He's the Man (He's Tall Cool)   Options Los Angeles Rhythm & Blues 1944-54  1:06:51 ()
Menahan Street Band  Make the Road by Walking   Options Make the Road by Walking  1:09:16 ()
Howlin' Wolf  Smokestack Lightning   Options His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)  1:12:22 ()
The Decemberists  Calamity Song   Options The King Is Dead  1:15:00 ()
James Kochalka Superstar  Hey Ronald Reagan   Options Monkey vs. Robot  1:25:26 ()
Lulubelle & Scotty  I'm No Communist   Options unknown  1:26:02 ()
Rainmakers  Government Cheese   Options self-titled  1:28:53 ()
Thomas  America, The Greatest Land   Options Thomas Sings  1:31:37 ()
Asobi Seksu  I'm Happy But You Don't Like Me   Options self-titled  1:34:57 ()
Th' Faith Healers  Love Song   Options Lido  1:37:48 ()
Brian Dewan  Dandelion Wine   Options Sleep On It  1:43:34 ()
Julian Velard  Joni   Options The Movies Without You  1:48:57 ()
Belleisle  Flowers and Coffee   Options Longstanding  1:52:18 ()
Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra  Moon Over Naples   Options Instrumental Favorites: Bert Kaempfert  1:54:25 ()
Thomas  What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted   Options Thomas Sings  2:04:41 ()
Juliana Hatfield Three  Addicted   Options Become What You Are  2:08:42 ()
Pretenders  Day After Day   Options Pretenders II  2:11:04 ()
Clover  Ice Cream Man   Options Circus Days: UK Pop-Sike Obscurities 1966-1970  2:14:46 ()
Netnakisum  Marsch bei meinen Eltern   Options Nutville  2:17:33 ()
Oscar Pettiford Orchestra   Smoke Signal   Options Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi  2:22:25 ()
Tom Rush  Urge For Going   Options The Circle Game  2:29:31 ()
Ducktails  Killin the Vibe   Options Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics  2:38:23 ()
Little Feat  Easy to Slip   Options Sailin' Shoes  2:42:08 ()
Phillip Johnston & the Transparent Quartet  The Mermaid   Options The Merry Frolics of Satan: The George Méliès Project  2:45:32 ()
Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra  Sweet Maria   Options Instrumental Favorites: Bert Kaempfert  2:48:45 ()
Amanda  Cha Cha   Options Chaos in Your Brain. No Need to Thank Me.  2:51:35 ()
Max Rubin  hmmmmm   Options Uncharted H2O  2:54:34 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/2/11 2:59pm rrg:

Ça marche!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:00pm PMD:

Ah! Not #1! Hi Irwin!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:02pm Listening Out There:

I know he's your favorite president, Irwin, but geez...I was just gonna eat my lunch...
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:02pm phil:

came out of my hole to hear you.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:02pm Chris:

awesome track!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Numero 5!
How's everyone doin'?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:03pm Matt from Springfield:

What!! You messed me up Chris!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:03pm rrg:

Ice storm. Power outage. Well, not any more. Yet.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:03pm everybody else:

aw, we good, Matt, how 'bout you?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:03pm Ike:

"Poor dear, there's nothing between his ears."
--British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:04pm Matt from Springfield:

@everybody else: Fine on this [sunny] Wed afternoon w/ Irwin's show! I can't see the sun from here, but it's nice to know it's outside!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:05pm rrg:

The AccuPlaylist has to be manually updated, is that right? It doesn't pull metadata from the tags of whatever you're playing?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:06pm everybody else:

what the hell is the "sun"?
and buggered again, Flash will not start, stuck w 20k!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:08pm ttrs:

welcome back, Irwin.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:09pm Joe Citizen:

I stopped moving.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:09pm Yo La Tengo:

@Ting Tings: And Then, Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:10pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

you will be prodded with an electrical device, then
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:10pm PMD:

I started nothing. Have yet to complete it.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:10pm Edith Piaf:

I Regret Nothing Inside-Out
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:11pm Joe Citizen:

I want some of Obama's stash!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:11pm Ike:

"A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?"
--Reagan (Gov. of California), opposing expansion of Redwood National Park, 3/3/66 [Sac. Bee]
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:12pm PMD:

It seems like you could see Reagan's nipples through that white shirt. Or does it have TWO pockets that are strategically placed?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:14pm ttrs:

Pretty sure last week was a fill-in. Maybe I'm wrong.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:14pm Ike:

Approaching senility? You mean like... nah, too easy.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:14pm rrg:

Sometimes Irwin makes a little joke.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:15pm ttrs:

Previous playlist + calendar reference says so, yeah. Welcome back.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:15pm The Ghost of Ronnie Past:

I was a Nipple Libertarian, to be honest.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:18pm Matt from Springfield:

Ice slipping is how I get around in this weather--one little step and you get a friction-less ride for miles, laughing/screaming all the way!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:20pm http://tinyurl.com/4hcvyta:

A student at Reagan High School in Pfafftown was seriously injured when his car hit a patch of ice while driving to school Thursday.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:24pm rrg:

Track info is not being sent in the mp3 stream. It just says "Irwin's Show". (In case anyone besides me cares.)
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:26pm arch:

I like the 10% of Ronny ( according to Ron Jr. ) that nobody ever knew, not even Ronny himself.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:27pm marq:

plow guy for our drive finally came. neighbors got stuck moving their car. helped them with my "tow truck in a box" tracking sheets. round one. round two with another foot of snow tonight. nice to hear Irwin coming in to get warm.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:28pm nestor:

  Wed. 2/2/11 3:28pm Irwin:

There's a glitch in the database preventing the accuplaylist from appearing on the homepage. This affects track info fed to the mp3 stream. Our erstwhile tech staff is working on the prob.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:29pm BSI:

I hope to someday be erstwhile.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:32pm Ike:

It's working in my Winamp now. Nice Mystery Jets song.

"They've done away with those committees. That shows the success of what the Soviets were able to do in this country."
--Ronald Reagan, quoted in the Wash. Times, 9/30/87. (Reagan longs for the days of Sen. Joseph McCarthy's witch hunts.)
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Irwin: Is Helena singing as part of a school show, or is she an unsigned "artist"?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:36pm nestor:

that kid is a star
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:37pm Merriam Webster:

your former tech staff is working on it?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:37pm rrg:

Looks like the track info is back in the stream now.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:37pm AnAnonymousParty:

When's Al Gore gonna come over to chip and shovel the 6" of sleet and ice from my driveway?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:38pm ADL:

To AnAnParty: Hilarious! Never heard that one before!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:41pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I hate...I must hate something...
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:42pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

  Wed. 2/2/11 3:42pm Hate Speech:

All Belgian immigrants should be rounded up into camps!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:42pm Snidely Whiplash:

Snide comments.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:42pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

all belching rugrats should be rounded down
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:43pm Robert:

That's not what Ken said this AM.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:43pm Irwin:

@Robert: As if anything Ken says has any MEANING.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:44pm Al Gore:

You mean it hasn't melted off yet? Huh.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:45pm MrFab:

As a science geek since before I got into music, guess I better hep folks to a wacky effect of global warming - Arctic ice, melting at a record rate (30% gone) has unleashed freezing weather, like a fence that's been knocked down (the "Albedo Effect" we call it.) And higher temperatures result in more evaporation, hence more storms.

Mr Fab answers your science questions!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:46pm BSI:

Mr. Fab, science question:
...so where DO butterflies go when it rains?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:47pm john:

this lee morgan track makes me feel compelled to thank various things and people out loud while waving.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:48pm arch:

So, what Mr. Fab is saying is "get off you ass and clean your driveway, slacker!!!"
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:49pm Marmalade Kitty:

That was fooking great!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:49pm Ike:

Mr Fab, we who believe in science salute you! (And we salute Lee Morgan too.)

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?"
--Ronald Reagan, campaign speech, 1980
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:49pm Jack:

Today is also James Joyce's birthday. Funny to think that JJ and RR were born in the same week. Though not the same year.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:50pm Matt from Springfield:

CSN playing a great winter song by their friend Joni--thanks, I never knew they sang this.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:50pm glenn:

hey, abraham lincoln and charles darwin were born on the same day.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:50pm ttrs:

'Belief in science'
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:50pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

great song, never heard it done by CSN though
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:50pm rrg:

I didn't know CSN had done a version of this.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:51pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

they're not capturing the depth of it at all. It's not a pop song!
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:51pm glenn:

i like tom rush's version the best.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:51pm rrg:

All right, I guess we've made that point.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:52pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I agree with Glenn
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:52pm rrg:

I actually like Joni's version the best. Unavailable (except on a '45) for a long time.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:53pm glenn:

thanks, dce.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:55pm David:

I am sitting at home. I am iced in and listening to this song and dr. phil is on my television and i am in a really really pensive place and i suddenly feel the need to take a giant poo
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:55pm ammers2:

UK listener bored of watching fulham vs newcastle loved the lee morgan stuff - my next buy i think - whats his best lp?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:55pm glenn:

i also like fairport's version of chelsea morning best. the version with judy dyble singing.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:56pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

how giant?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:56pm Irwin:

@David: tmi
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:56pm glenn:

thanks for sharing, david. geeeeeez.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:56pm David:

that has yet to be determined
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:57pm MrFab:

BSI, to answer your question: if they don't hide in bushes or under rocks, butterflies mostly die in the rain. They only live about two weeks anyway. *sad trumpet sound* Sorry to bum you out...
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:57pm David:

lol sorry irwin. do u have any constipation-inducing music?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:59pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

great Mr. Fab, so now everytime it rains we get to think about butterfly massacres and such
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:59pm BSI:

hate butterflies.
HATE them.
stupid butterflies.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:59pm MST3K:

Didn't we do "Attack of the Giant Poo"?
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:59pm Carmichael:

1 hour with Irwin is sheer heaven.
I hour with no Amanda is sheer hell.
  Wed. 2/2/11 3:59pm PMD:

Someone left my butterfly out in the rain...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:00pm Hater:

I don't know what's worse, butterflies or rain.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:00pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I suppose you hate rainbows and unicorns too, BSI?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:00pm Carmichael:

I think CSN already played your song, David.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:01pm glenn:

it's by joni.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:01pm rrg:

  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

default option would be "Joni" for any song ever
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Joni wrote it and first recorded it in 1965; she performed that on TV shortly after, but it was never released until 1972, the B-side of "You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio". Much better version, btw!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm David:

surely amanda has a song about constipation.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm BSI:

rainbows & unicorns are okay, if they stay the HELL away from me.
.... stupid butterflies.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

other than those written by "Bob"
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm AnAnonymousButterfly:

I go to a bar and have a strawberry daiquiri, extra sweet.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:02pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: Hell yes! If it's good, that is...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:03pm jan:

Request: some Buffalo Springfield as antidote to CSN
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:03pm Iron Butterfly:

We go to the Garden of Eden.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:04pm David:

This is the sound of radio free egypt.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:04pm ADL:

Apologies for doing my small part, above, to make this message board LIKE EVERY OTHER MESSAGE BOARD IN THE WORLD.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

  Wed. 2/2/11 4:05pm Jaime Lee Curtis:

I don't know from no constipation.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:05pm Smoking Gun:

Hey Irwin, you've been caught red-handed. Thunk Tank, two weeks ago: Bronwyn announced the presence of other DJs in the studio, as usual. She said ten minutes before the end, "Irwin's here. Must be doing a fill-in". Then, 10 minutes later, "Stay tuned for The Old Codger"!!! Your cover's blown, Codger!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:05pm ADL:

Gotta say, this is better than Joni's original version of the song.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:05pm Butterfly Bandage:

We go to Wounded Knee.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:06pm David:

I wish that amanda had recorded long enough to do an activia song.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:06pm marq:

I am going to now shovel off the roof area above our front porch. need to go through zoe's bedroom window to do it. it probably is solid structure enough to hold it but it is about 18 inches of snow on it now. I have a harness. once again it will be nice to be back inside to hear Irwin's show. If I survive.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:07pm Smoking Gun:

I should have figured it out sooner: the voices, the curmudgeonly nature, the similar episode titles, and to top it off a SOPHIE TUCKER birthday set, just like you!

Now all I have to do is prove that "Kenny G" is actually a character of yours...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:07pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

good luck w that, marq--I'll sit here and wait for you
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

@David: Amanda's still around! Activia should pay her to record the Activia "jingle"! Complete with farts and Indian hoots!! I'd buy ANY product using Amanda songs to sell it!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

@David: Amanda's still around! Activia should pay her to record the Activia "jingle"! Complete with farts and Indian hoots!! I'd buy ANY product using Amanda songs to sell it!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:09pm Magic Bullet:

you think you're so smart, Smoking Gun, you got it all figured out, doncha??
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:09pm marq:

common now. this has already been settled. Kenny G is Kenneth Goldsmith. They just happen to have a similar sounding voice. real audiophiles can tell the difference. as for the Old Codger?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:10pm David:

she still sings???
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:10pm Anon:

Irwin is much better looking than the Codger, and his shoes aren't that old.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:10pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

and he would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling listeners
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:10pm marq:

@DCE: you can wait under the porch for the avalanche of snow coming off the roof.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:10pm David:

i love that girl. she is the spirit of america. her and mary lou retton.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:11pm Smoking Gun:

I AM, Magic Bullet! But I'm in too deep, I'm goin' paranoid! What if..."Irwin" himself is actually a 36-year-running "character", and IRWIN isn't who he says? What if Irwin is merely an assortment of characters?! I'm getting scared...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:12pm Constipation:

Damn you Activia! Damn you to HELL!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:12pm Anon:

Besides, the Codger's favorite President is probably Grover Cleveland.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:13pm Magic Bullet:

Indeed there is no "irwin", that's just an acronym for "Intelligent Robot Who Incites Narcolepsy"
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:13pm rrg:

The Codger's favorite president is Calvin Coolidge. He's said that many times.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:13pm ammers2:

i wish i knew what you guys were on about
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:13pm whatsfortea:

  Wed. 2/2/11 4:14pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

sometime's you just gotta jump in the pool, ammers2
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:14pm ammers2:

shallow end only
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:14pm Carmichael:

Saw the documentary on the Wolf last night on Ovation.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:15pm jan:

Smokestack lightning- did he compose this music for the Viagra tv commercial?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:15pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

new Decemberists hasn't totally hooked me yet, but I'll keep trying it
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:16pm IBM:

Irwin is actually an AI program we've been developing for many years. The beta version has been on loan to WFMU through a special agreement. Don't EVER play chess with it, FYI.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Hmm, just "I.R.W.I.N.", this is sounding like a MST3K film...

Though I did enjoy The Old Codger show a lot, I didn't realize he did fill-ins! And Pop-Up Player is avail for ALL the episodes, going back to 1990! I wish I discovered those shows sooner!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:18pm Decemberists:

DCE, it's you, not us
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:18pm rrg:

I've been going through the Codger archives slowly. It's great material. I'm having a fabulous time.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:21pm Rudy Huxtable:

Yeah, well can Rob pronounce "Z-R-B-B-T"?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:22pm David:

"homeless" by old skull?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:22pm AnAnonymousParty:

Hey, Irwin is the 6 million dollar man today.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:22pm David:

ronnie talk to russia" by prince?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:23pm Matt from Springfield:

@rrg: Me too! I thought Old Codger was just a singer Irwin played occasionally, but those shows are great, and funny!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:23pm Mr. Tudball:

Does "Nancy" count? ... by Angst
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:25pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: Sorry, guess Irwin isn't playing anti-Reagan hardcore for you!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:25pm Lizardner Dave:

Did you skip over "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg"?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:25pm arch:

FCC is okay with "dick"?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:26pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

if not, oh well!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:26pm ADL:

Arch: in all senses of that question, yes.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:26pm David:

did amanda ever get political?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:26pm BSI:

whoa..... had to get a call for a while & came back to a list of reagan-hate hardcore tunes, without which I'd have had no music as an angry teenager...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:27pm FCC:

The FCC has no official position on dick.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:28pm still b/p:

But we can assume a position.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:28pm Mr. Tudball:

I have several positions
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:29pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

oh this is precious
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:30pm ammers2:

"dick" "cheese" uhm
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Irwin: us public servants don't dress our wives in mink! The males among us dress OURSELVES in mink! Whenever it's "Fancy Dress Party Day" at work, that is.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:30pm Gavin:

that sounded like one of those songe they would make up on 'who's line is it anyway'...haha.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:30pm colin:

my favourite is Bonzo goes to Bitberg
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:30pm AnAnonymousParty:

Now this song IS constipating.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:31pm David:

  Wed. 2/2/11 4:32pm David:

is thomas the uncle in amanda's family that they don't talk about?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:32pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I thought this might be Thomas the Tank Engine at first, but he never really had his own voice
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:32pm Matt from Springfield:

OMFG!! That's "Beatles Re-Writer" Thomas!
YESSS!!! Thank you!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@David: My opinion is that Thomas is the guy who broke up with the "Closet Queen".
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:34pm PMD:

I like Thomas.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:34pm arch:

This is what I am often subjected to when I go to a concert. Some lameass sitting next to me is singing along with the artists.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:35pm David:

he's poignant. (wiping tears from eyes)
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:35pm BSI:

Thomas for prez'dint!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:35pm arch:

I find shit more offensive than dick.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:36pm David:

profanity died didn't it?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:36pm BSI:

I find butterflies more offensive than either.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:36pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

"Dick" is just a short name for Richard anyway
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:36pm Chance the Gardener:

I like it when Thomas sings. Yes, he'd make a very good president.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:37pm ammers2:

how are you on moths
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:37pm marq:

I survived. I shoveled off the porch roof. I slipped once and fell down but the harness was there for me. Zoe said that her room is going to get cold now because I tracked in snow. told her she might get even colder if the porch roof collapsed ripping a hole in her wall.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:37pm arch:

Wait, I meant dick more offensive than shit.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:38pm David:

is this what a sake hangover feels like?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:38pm Butterflies:

Moths are pussies.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:38pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

so you were dangling, marq, over the precipice?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:38pm WinstonSmith:

Ronald Reagan, the president who had a "no Jews, no blacks" covenant in the deed to his property in Pacific Pallisades, CA. Ronald Reagan, the president who traveled to Germany to lay a wreath at a memorial site for the SS dead. When I think of him I just want to put my index finger down my throat and run for the toilet.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:38pm Moths:

We'll kick your ass.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:39pm Mothra:

Anytime butterfly, anytime.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:39pm bats:

I'll eat both of yall
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:39pm David:

yes, but didn't reagan like sammy davis jr.?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:40pm ammers2:

cabbage whites rule
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:40pm marq:

not exactly precipice. just slippery conditions. normally can walk on it in the summer time ok.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:41pm David:

i'm having amanda withdrawal!!!!!! need power child!!! NEED POWER CHILD
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:41pm Sammy Davis Jr.:

Everybody liked me.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:41pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

moth race wars ensue
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:42pm David:

i bet amanda could kick this chick's ass
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:43pm ammers2:

lepidoptera war of 2011
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:43pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I just discovered that if you look down on the flatscreen the page appears yellow; if you look up from underneath it appears almost red. my day is now complete.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:44pm marq:

my amanda cd premium is in my wife's car. her car is newer and we use it on trips and such. that way i can pull it out when needed. like when kids are being jerks. it calms me down.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: When I switch to this window while my head is close to my (angled) screen, it appears almost bright yellow to me.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm David:

i so want one of those marq! i mised the marathon last year
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm ammers2:

love this got a cajun thang going on
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm Erik:

For Reagan songs, don't forget those of Bongwater.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I don't think I'd want to drive to Amanda's music, not at all
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:45pm AnAnonymousParty:

Until someone turns on their porch light and they all lose interest in their petty battles.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:46pm Matt from Springfield:

@David: I have one as well, we could send you a copy...if you would donate something to 'FMU?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:46pm Spiders:

Yes, oh yes, turn on the porch light, pleeeese!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:46pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

like a giant poo
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:46pm David:

i once played amanda's music at my job and the entire room of 15 people stopped talking and stared really disturbed in my direction. it took about a full minute for everyone to return to normal.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:47pm guruvy:

Submit toThe Bright Elusive Butterfly of Love.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:47pm David:

@matt... really?!? that would rule! although i want the original cd with artwork, are those still for sale? irwin?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:48pm ammers2:

Love Butterfly where they a '60s band?
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:48pm marq:

amanda's music is easier to drive with turned way up so you can't hear your own kids in the back seat whining and bitching about stuff.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:48pm Carmichael:

@David: I take it you're unemployed now.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:49pm Fly on the wall:

Hey Geddy? Yeah it's Neil. Say I got an idea for this new song, it's about moths and butterflies, and ...
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:49pm David:

@marq amanda's music should be taught in schools
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:49pm David:

@carmichael snow/ice day
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:49pm BSI:

Moths are the ultimate underdog. They are fully awesome. Butterflies are bitches next to moths. It's the same phenomenon that makes wildebeest cooler than gazelles.
It's ......... hard to explain....
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:50pm David:

@carkmichael although it did cause a few co-workers to distance themselves from me lol
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:50pm ammers2:

  Wed. 2/2/11 4:51pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

that and the giant poo thing
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:53pm BSI:

OK, gerbils are cooler than hamsters but they're dirty punks compared to blue dumbo rats.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:54pm marq:

from my experience kids are usually perplexed by Amanda. I try to expose Amanda to all of the neighbor kids or Zoe's friends. Adults either get her, love her, or don't get it at all. Zoe is curious about her because of how she did the whole thing. I explain that she had a lot of help from her brother and others. Amanda didn't just wake up one day and decide to be "Amanda"
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:54pm David:

lillith fair. whole lotta armpit hair in that mofo.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:55pm ammers2:

bert didn't did he.... all over naples
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@David: I think DJ premiums are only "in print" for the year after their original marathon. I personally think the 'FMU website should offer back-catalogue DJ premiums of previous years with a smaller donation, say $20. I think being able to purchase these very unique, very satisfying premiums could bring in a slew of small donations, long after the original marathon for that year had passed.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:57pm David:

marq, your kids should see those videos of amanda on youtube! have they? she was a strange prodigy wild child. i wish i had been that free as a kid. @matt...../ AMEN! i really want one. irwin should do a volume 2 of her stuff IMO
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:58pm rrg:

Bert's "That Happy Feeling" (early 60s hits) is a favorite of mine. One of several.
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:59pm Matt from Springfield:

If Irwin publishes music, he should curate CDs of Amanda and sell them--I badly want them myself, and there are hundreds of tracks to hear!
  Wed. 2/2/11 4:59pm still b/p:

Spanish Eyes was Moon Over Naples with lyrics added. Who knew?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:00pm David:

is FMA the only place to download amanda tracks? i gotta get more for my ipod
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:01pm AnAnonymousParty:

Yeah, Sony/BMG is holding back the whole Amanda catalog due to a royalty dispute.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:02pm marq:

can't believe that listeners are not able to get past premiums for a price. Seems if someone wanted something they could ask for it through Joe for a price and get it?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:03pm David:

OMG OMG LOOK! http://illogicalcontraption.blogspot.com/2010/07/amanda-dont-mess-with-power-child-1986.html
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:03pm Ken:

Tonight at 6pm: Seven Second Delay Idol. Bands and musicians, get ready to email me a song file at ken at wfmu dot org.. First five will be our contestants..listeners will vote for the winner.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:04pm David:

what is a .rar file damn i gotta hear this
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:04pm MrFab:

A lot of old premiums end up on BewareOfTheBlog.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:04pm Ike:

The pledge page suggests you CAN still get last year's Amanda premium for a $75 pledge:
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahhhhhh...more Thomas, sending me into an ecstasy, nearing that of a Thai foot massage....ahhhh
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:05pm David:

im gonna order it. i want the artwork and everything
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:06pm PMD:

OK, maybe I just liked that other song of Thomas'.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:06pm Ike:

But hurry up, they might replace them with the 2011 ones soon, I'm guessing.... (?)

"Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal."
--Ronald Reagan, quoted in Time, 5/17/76
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:06pm jan:

Aww- Irwin, are you are trying to provoke a contentious dialogue with your listeners by continuing to praise Reagan? Will no one take the bait?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:07pm Ike:

I will! I will!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:07pm Matt from Springfield:

When I'm alone and "screwing around" I do in fact sing diff lyrics to songs much like Thomas, but I'm quite surprised that Thomas chose to RECORD his ramblings on cassette, as if he was rehearsing, or saving for posterity. My ramblings are expendable. Here, you can have them. There's boxes of them in the cellar...
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:08pm AnAnonymousParty:

I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing 'Sings' is Thomas' last name?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:08pm Poughkeepsie architect:

David, .rar file is a compression software like a zip file. Download at http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:09pm nestor:

fantastic show.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:09pm David:

juliana hatfield's boyfriend needs to grow a lillith pair.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:10pm Gavin:

man, whatever happened to JH? Remeber when she was on My So Called Life? That was cool.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:10pm David:

thanks poughk!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice, a Pretenders' song other than the usual 3-to-4 "radio" songs. I've found a good variety of Chrissy Hynde on this show before.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:16pm Carmichael:

Like every other friggin' band on earth, the Pretenders' 1st 2 albums were great. The others? Nheh ....
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:16pm jan:

Ice Cream Man- it's morning in the UK. I like this catchy toon.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:16pm Carmichael:

Wow, Clover! I'm impressed. Are the Blossom Toes next?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:18pm Rahm Emmanuel:

@"Ronald Reagan, quoted in Time, 5/17/76"
Never let a good crisis like a Depression go to waste. They help you panic or intimidate the sheeple into letting you do anything. FDR managed to build a double dip depression followed by a World War. Made for the largest increase in government size in history. nod nod wink wink say no more!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:20pm glenn:

david, unrar.x is a good program. it seems to work best in firefox, in my experience.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Deutsch Kamermusik? Sehr schön. "March past my parents"--makes me feel out of place sitting at my work computer with earphones, I feel like a tuxedoed waiter should be bringing in tea about now.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:22pm glenn:

ronald reagan was a douchebag, and i wish he had died before he ever got the chance to become president. the world would be a better place now.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:24pm Professor Elemental:

Splendid! Being 23-past-5 o'clock I already concluded my afternoon tea one hour prior; my monkey butler, Geoffrey, serves it to me. Marvelous on a frigid American winter afternoon!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:25pm Douchebag:

WTF did I do to piss everyone off?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:25pm Matt from Springfield:

So Irwin, no Amanda yet...not even a Professor Elemental (uncomfortably silent stare).
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:26pm AnAnonymousParty:

You got a butler for your monkey? I can't even afford a monkey.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:27pm David:

egypt is in turmoil... because they've been deprived of streaming amanda music online
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:27pm marq:

@ Ken: I sent you my "get your hotdog right here" mp3 in an email. hope you get it. For the show.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:30pm Hate Speech:

You invite me on, then say that you just ignore me?! That is so hurtful, not to morally wrong!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:30pm Ken:

Turns out we cant do that idea afterall. Mike and Therese did this exact thing last night! So 30 minutes to air and no idea what we're gonna do. par for the course.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:30pm rrg:

Well, Irwin, it's only fair that you play Joni's version as well. (MY favorite.) Please.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:30pm Irwin:

Joni wrote it.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:31pm Irwin:

@Ken:HA!!! GO TO HELL!!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:31pm nestor:

play joni
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:32pm Robert:

Dead comment line chicken.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:32pm David:

i have to poo again.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:32pm Lizardner Dave:

@Ken - you could have Irwin do "91 great things about Ronald Reagan".

Or perhaps another round of Radio Hangman is in order.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:32pm ideaz:

@ken: you and andy could just laugh for the entire program.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:32pm AnAnonymousParty:

@Ken: You could have people email you their favorite colors, vote and then play them on the radio.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:33pm David:

what is it about this song?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:33pm Rahm Emmanuel:

@glenn We luvvvv you! Today stimulus, tomorrow Die Welt!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:33pm TDK60:

This is a gem. I remember hearing this on WFMU back when it first appeared. Is that Bruce Langhorne on electric? Buzzy Linhart on vibes?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:35pm MrFab:

Ken: get last weeks' guests on the phone and do the show you were gonna do last week!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:36pm Listener:

Planning goes in to 7SD? Which dates? -- so I can aircheck them.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:36pm Ike:

@Ken, you could tell Andy it's a talent contest but you could actually be looking for the submission that will drive Andy farthest up the wall.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:37pm Bad Ronald:

Kenneth - roll with it just have your winner square of with Thunk Tank's in another show. It's free form radio fer chrissake!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:37pm ttrs:

Open up the lines to listeners to make up new swear words, specific to Andy.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:38pm BSI:

Clearly it's Ken's turn to go puppet.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:38pm Listener:

7SD -- "formless radio", oops, I mean "freeform"
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:39pm Bad Ronald:

er, I meant "with Mike and Therese's winner..."
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:40pm NJ broker:

I thuoght I liked the real estate/ducktails consortium ... until I realized all their songs are variations of the same riff.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:41pm Carmichael:

Ken, only one thing left to do: mime radio.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:48pm David:

(tear falling down face) it looks like an entire program without one single amanda song... :*(
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:50pm Chief Dan George:

Hey David, that's my job.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Irwin, you're scaring me now. Where's Amanda? TWO Bert Kaempferts and NO Amanda? At first I thought this was a sick joke but now I'm getting cold sweats, I gots to have some Amanda! The Power Child brings Power to us all!!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh thank Heavens! Pheww!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:52pm David:

  Wed. 2/2/11 5:52pm David:

  Wed. 2/2/11 5:52pm Gavin:

We had Ducktails play at our venue in the UK(wwwcubecinema.com) and he was a dick. Kept asking where he could get some 'tight weed', wtf? why is weed 'tight'?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Don't say "Ha Ha"!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:53pm Carmichael:

<seizures on floor>
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:53pm AnAnonymousParty:

Why does Amanda remind me of brak?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:53pm bumped chanteuse:

Ken: "interview" Pauxatauny Phil.
(no one will know it's Andy)
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:53pm 'MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM:

  Wed. 2/2/11 5:53pm Gavin:

is it just me or is somebody finally playing some Zappa?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:54pm marq:

@ken: you can just loop get your hotdog right here.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Which makes good sense to me!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:55pm Gavin:

is this the George Duke version?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:56pm marq:

or have zoe call
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:57pm ****:

seriously, the end.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Irwin's using Amanda like a 3rd/4th season Python episode, screwing with the placement of Amanda's music until, one day, he will literally go until 5:58 without ANY Amanda, then play a shorter piece into 7SD.
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:58pm Gavin:

What the hell is going on? Whats all this Amanda business?!!
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:58pm Listener:

@Matt Does that make Amanda Irwin's tease?
  Wed. 2/2/11 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

What a fun episode today! Lifted our spirits after a long snow and ice spell!

Have a great evening Irwin!
  Wed. 2/2/11 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

@Listener: Amanda is the listeners' carrot, which Irwin dangles on a string over our heads!
  Wed. 2/2/11 6:01pm Gavin:

Awesome, J L Ponty - Hot Rats period. nIce.
  Wed. 2/2/11 6:02pm Gavin:

what album is this from? this is incredible!!!
  Wed. 2/2/11 6:08pm Gavin:

Is Amanda a Poodle?
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