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Options October 31, 2012: Webcasting from a Hoboken kitchen after a visitation from Sandy, a.k.a an Act of God. THANKS, GOD! Archive unavailable.

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Artist Track Album
Lee Morgan  Psychedelic   Options The Sixth Sense 
The Old Codger  Alabama Song   Options Hotcakes and Hot Mamas (suppressed 2004 (album) 
Turn Me On Dead Man  Killer Sound Waves From Space   Options God Bless the Electric Freak 
Turn Me On Dead Man  Beatle George   Options God Bless the Electric Freak 
Storm Large  Eight Miles Wide   Options Crazy Enough 
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn  Tonk   Options Solos, Duets, and Trios 
Noël Coward  What's Going To Happen To The Tots   Options Noel Coward In New York 
Harry Shearer  Touch My Junk   Options Can't Take a Hint 
Status Quo  Face Without a Soul   Options The Technicolour Dreams of the Status Quo: The Complete 60s Recordings 
Nina Simone  Mood Indigo   Options Little Girl Blue 
Moondog  Voices of Spring (extended)   Options Moondog 2 
Billy Martin and Wil Blades  Mean Greens   Options Shimmy 
Dot Allison  The Latitude and Longitude of Mystery   Options Exaltation of Larks 
Stephin Merritt  Scream (Till You Make The Scene)   Options Obscurities 
Fletcher Henderson  Take Me Away From The River   Options Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945 
Chad & Jeremy  Rest in Peace   Options Of Cabbages and Kings 
386DX  Enter Sandman   Options easylife.org 
A Certain Ratio  Knife Slits Water   Options A Certain Ratio 
Liz Phair  Shitloads of Money   Options Whitechocolatespaceegg 
Mr. Bungle  Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy   Options California 
Nancy Sinatra  Happy   Options How Does It Feel 
MX-80 Sound  15 Laffs   Options Always Leave 'Em Wanting Less 
The Bandanna Girls  Money Is Honey   Options 78 rpm disc 
Neil Dick  The Future Is Now   Options The Neil Dick Sessions 
Beth Sorrentino  Home Again   Options Live on WFMU Nov. 7, 2001 
Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys  If You'se a Viper   Options Viper Mad Blues: 25 Songs of Dope & Depravity 
Tom Waits  Goin' Out West   Options Bone Machine 
St. Etienne  I've Got Your Music   Options Words and Music by St. Etienne 
Neuen Elbland Philharmonie  Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals   Options Raymond Scott for String Quartet and Piano 
Netnakisum  Briefmark   Options Nutville 
Nihilist Spasm Band  What About Me?   Options Nihilist Spasm Band 
Tani Seitz  I've Got A Lot To Learn About Life   Options The Nervous Set 
Penny Nichols  Look Around Rock   Options Penny's Arcade 
Judson Fountain  Captain Hale Goes to Japan   Options Dark Dark Dark Tales ... And Other Dark Tales! 
The Paupers  Magic People   Options Magic People 
Paul Ferrara  Strangers in the Night   Options Incorrect Music Archives 
Lucille Bogan  Till the Cows Come Home   Options Shave 'Em Dry: The Best of Lucille Bogan 
Sid Peltyn & His Orchestra  Hell's Bells   Options Halloween Stomp 
Mel Henke  The Lively Ones   Options La Dolce Henke 
Carole King  My Simple Humble Neighborhood   Options Really Rosie 
Buddy Greco  The Lady Is a Tramp   Options The Best of Buddy Greco 
Fountains of Wayne  Bright Future in Sales   Options Welcome Interstate Managers 
The Clientele  Bookshop Casanova   Options God Save the Clientele 
Dan Bryk  Normal   Options Discount Store 
Henry Burr  Are You Lonesome Tonight?   Options Victor 20873 
Matthew Sweet  The Ugly Truth   Options Altered Beast 
Mary Lou Lord  Some Jingle Jangle Morning   Options Got No Shadow 
James White and the Contortions  Dish It Out   Options No New York 
John Prine  The Sins of Memphisto   Options The Missing Years 
Scritti Politti  Cooking   Options White Bread Black Beer 
Lily Allen   The Fear (acoustic)   Options It's Not Me, It's You 
James Morrison  Nothing Ever Hurt Like You   Options Songs For You, Truths For Me 
Greg Brown  Eugene   Options The Evening Call 
Dead Kennedys vs. Diana Ross  Too Upside Down to Fuck   Options DJ Earlybird 
Ben Folds Five  Battle of Who Could Care Less   Options Whatever and Ever Amen 
Remi Nicole  Go Mr. Sunshine   Options Remi Nicole 
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias  Kill   Options Snuff Rock 
Sham 69  Hurry Up Harry   Options If The Kids Are United ... 
The Raymond Scott Quintet with Dorothy Collins  Song of India   Options Ectoplasm 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 10/31/12 1:33pm Bay of Fundyraising:

70% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:34pm G:

A different Lee Morgan track opener!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:34pm Dan B From Upstate:

I don't think anyone will complain that Irwin isn't playing 45s today.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:35pm mako:

what about some jazz for the blind?
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:35pm Matt from Springfield:

Different Lee Morgan to shake things up!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:35pm Call Letter Adjustment:

WFIX -- FMU in X-ile
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:35pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Singles Going Sandy
Sandy Going Steady
Sandy Going Single
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Dan B: Not that he WOULD have anyway, but now he can avoid the issue instead of defending his choice!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:36pm Ricardo Montalban:

Ken and Irwin, your mics are hot, but then, so are your voices with this music. ROWR!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:37pm Sandy:

Always the bridesmaid, never the good lay. T-T
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:39pm Matt from Springfield:

  Wed. 10/31/12 1:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Hotcakes and Hot Mamas (*suppressed* 2004 album) :D
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:40pm G:

Codg sings Weill. The next no. 1 seller on Billboard's "Standards" chart.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:41pm pierre:

Bonjour Irwin !
Hope all is well for you.

Glad to hear some WFMU.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:41pm G:

Gotta get an I9 notarized for some new online work. Back later...
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Light up your Rancho Malario cigars!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:42pm emmagineering:

oh old codger :) glad to hear 'fmu finding a way to keep breadcasting. thanks Ken :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:42pm John McCabe in L.A.:

how about porn for the jazzy
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:43pm Scottish Craig:

Not since the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover have I heard such voluptuous discourse over the airwaves, and it's magnificent! Outstanding output, as always, from WFMU. In exile. In your ear.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:44pm John McCabe in L.A.:

I want to hear Irwin use curse words
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:44pm G:

I wanna hear him misuse them.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:46pm Scottish Craig:

He did, at the start. It was a swear-off with Ken. Ken won.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:46pm Caryn:

I wonder which WFMU DJ will bust out their copy of George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words..." record and play it?
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Howdy, emmagineering!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:51pm Marmalade kitty:

Happy Halloween Irwin!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:52pm Droll:

Caryn, Maybe we'll also finally get to hear the un-edited version of John Denver's "Annie's Song"!
I'm hoping Irwin takes this unique opportunity to play more Carey's Problem. It's a stellar, but not FCC-safe, album.
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:53pm Marmalade kitty:

Happy Halloween everyone!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:54pm xangoir:

The Chinga Chavin album should get some airplay, cum for jesus:
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:54pm Cheri Pi:

  Wed. 10/31/12 1:55pm Matt from Springfield:

"Eight miles wide, and when you touch down
you'll find that it's stranger than known"

Go Storm Large! Go Irwin!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@MK: Happy Halloween!

And Happy Halloween/All Saints/Samhain/Cross-Quarter/Obscenity-on-WFMU-Day everyone!
  Wed. 10/31/12 1:57pm Dan B From Upstate:

More like wfmu in SEXile right? No? Okay, then.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:00pm other david:

Currently perched in my room, lights out, not up to facing trick or treaters.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:01pm Ricardo Montalban:

Bite down on the mic, Irwin! Sounds like you're in another room (maybe the same one Alvin Lucier was in).
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:02pm Matt from Springfield:

@OD: I never even had the opportunity to go out and get candy for them, so regardless of weather I'm cancelling the event this year. But we have a pumpkin orange playlist, a creepy bizarro-WFMU with bad words, so eat some sweets and have fun listening! :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:03pm Governor's Office:

You're feeling down, residents of New Jersey, and you need a BIG bear hug! The Governor is going to give you one, like it or not!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:04pm Ramon:

hey Ken n Erwin, good job re starting the stream. I have been waiting till the end of the Month to give u money so expect a modest pledge from me today. Thanks for everything u guys do n Keeping the music playing. I love WFMU
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Good thing Irwin brought his portable Coward Survival Kit.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:05pm Caryn:

I think the fund-raising needs to be extended due to the hurricane. November shall thus be Anemoi-vember.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:05pm Dave E.:

My old pay Irwin; much better than Ken!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:06pm Dave E.:

  Wed. 10/31/12 2:06pm Caryn:

What's going to happen to the children when the adults are gone? I'll tell you what, Noel: look up "Children of the Corn", buddy.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:07pm other david:

@Matt:I didnt even get to buy myself any sweets!

So the headphones are on, hoping to ride out the chaos of mobs of sugar filled, firework toting brats unscathed.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Good Harry Shearer!
"Can't Buy A Thrill" -- "Can't Take A Hint"
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:13pm Ricardo Montalban:

Just started recovering from a merlot-induced headache (from last night) and now just wolfed down a small bag of M&Ms. Damn you, Halloween!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:15pm HEAT:

@Ramon that made me get teary eyed
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Exaltation of Larks, nice name.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:32pm Den:

Great show !!!!!!!
You're sounding sounding a bit 'Bryan Ferry' ish today.
Is every thing OK?
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:34pm Dave E.:

It must be a lark that you played that song by Dot Allison.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:35pm tim:

Irwin! Check yr email.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:37pm G:

@Matt: An Exaltation of Larks, a famous book of weird collective terms for animals etc. Available used, I'm sure...
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:38pm Listening Out There:

Aside to Irwin: I just got "Ectoplasm" out of the library. Nice Raymond Scott collection. Nice liner notes and, yes, I did read them all...even the big words...
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:38pm Dave E.:

I hear you!!!!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:39pm giselle:

sounds good
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:39pm Alison Porchnik:

WFMU broadcasting via crystal radio today.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:39pm rob in new haven:

oh it's a cooking show today
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm Matt from Springfield:

@OD: Since it's Halloween (and almost Nov 5th) in the UK...some messages for the firework toting brats:

  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm G:

What's that Lassie? What is it, boy???

"ARF ARF ARF !!!!"

What? Irwin's fallen down the old mineshaft???

Holy cow, let's go rescue him!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm Bas, NL:

@Irwin: Try shifting a little closer to the mike if you can..
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm Listening Out There:

...oh, just tell us how Chris Christie is doing...
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Alison Porchnik! Thanks for saving the day! And making lasagna!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:40pm Caryn:

Best read the playlist, Irwin. Some listeners may be blind people lured in by the porn earlier.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:41pm amEdeo:

This is great Irwin. I'm going to go bake some oatmeal cookies everyone. Stay groovy.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:41pm Ricardo Montalban:

Harry Shearer's albums are kind of not very funny for some reason. Not like his stuff with Credibility Gap.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:41pm Dr Atkins:

Lasagna? Are you trying to escape death, or hasten it?
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:42pm Listening Out There:

....I get it: this is FEMA-tic programming today. Got a nice feem going today, Irwin...
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:43pm Dave E.:

Cooking show for the blind?
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:44pm G:

Cooking for the scentsless
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:46pm Dave E.:

Cooking without Electric!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:47pm G:

Gas Mark 4
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:47pm Matt from Springfield:

@Ricardo/Irwin: Maybe he's only good when producing tracks with other comedians, but not solo.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:47pm other david:

Big Sausage Lasagne.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:47pm Dave E.:

Cooking away from the river
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:47pm Matt from Springfield:

What kind of "whistle" is that? Sounds almost Moog-like, futuristic for that era.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:48pm Ricardo Montalban:

Porn for the Kind: Both parties agree that, while they like each other, they think it's not the best time to engage in intercourse.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:48pm Dave E.:

Cooking with the Old Coger!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:49pm G:

@Ricardo: Fuck that :-)
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:49pm Listening Out There:

...how did this phlegm end up on my keyboard?
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:49pm Matt from Springfield:

@Ricardo: CuddleTV. Must be 18 or older or order.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/12 2:50pm Irwin:

Hey everyone - thanks for the comments and pledges. Yeah, too far from the shitty mic. Will lean in more. After 37 years, you'd think I'd know the drill.

And thanks for the pledges. I raised the pledge goal for this program, which is why it went from 95% to 82%. We need your suppprt.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:51pm Dave E.:

Sea gulls?
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:51pm Ricardo Montalban:

@ Matt does such a thing exist? I read someone on my FB feed elude to some kind of group/community that's all about non-sexual cuddling. With strangers. It just sounds weirdly creepy to me.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:52pm Dave E.:

Ok, I'm off to hunt for gas, beer and milk. Want to bag me a big one.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:52pm ?:

@ Matt, Dr. Atkins, and other david - Irwin was lying about the lasagne. I have a dairy intolerance. I made a salmon frittata. We've been eating salmon for three days straight.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:53pm Dave E.:

Salmon Lasagna? Sounds fishy.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:55pm Caryn:

@Ricardo: yep, cuddling clubs really exist. Saw a documentary about one once. Seemed perfectly innocent, but I don't think I'd join one.

But once the couple decide it is finally time for intercourse, it's best to agree to the terms beforehand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuWGVmlkLKo
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@? (AP): There were laws in medieval Switzerland that you could only serve salmon to your servants on certain days of the week--because the rivers were full of salmon and very cheap, and without the law they would have served salmon to their servants EVERY day.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:55pm HEAT:

  Wed. 10/31/12 2:56pm Matt from Springfield:

  Wed. 10/31/12 2:56pm Beckczar:

Psst Irwin, unclick the "Play feedback when volume is changed" box within the Sound Effects tab of your System Preferences then no one will know when you adjust the output volume. Doesn't matter all that much--the show is a treat regardless.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:57pm G:

@Caryn: for ex., http://www.cuddleparty.com/
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:57pm Ricardo Montalban:

@Caryn:I guess I shouldn't be surprised, and I'm sure there's worse or creepy things people find other people to do things with (thanks, Internet!) but it's just not something I coould ever do with a stranger. More power to 'em, I guess.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:57pm Caryn:

@Matt: that's like how the poor people living underground in Edinburgh ate clams and red wine almost every day. Poor people's food back then.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm jan:

In a world of uncertainty, your show would have restored my faith, but I can't receive it on the iPhone. No power in the west village.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm jan:

In a world of uncertainty, your show would have restored my faith, but I can't receive it on the iPhone. No power in the west village.
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm northguineahills:

thanks for pitching in Irwin! Hellos, everybodies!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm West Village:

I'm not as kewl as I thought, these days :(
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm Fuzzy:

Chrome gives me a malware warning for easylife.org -- beware, kiddies!
  Wed. 10/31/12 2:59pm Alison Porchnik:

Matt, I was hoping the flooding would have washed in something interesting from the harbor, but no luck, so without electricity we were stuck with what needed to be cooked ASAP. Could have been worse, I suppose.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:00pm other david:

  Wed. 10/31/12 3:00pm Listening Out There:

FYI, "DJ speaks" sounds better now
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:01pm Caryn:

@Ricardo: yeah, I think one reason some people go to cuddle parties is to learn to be more comfortable with non-sexual physical contact. Especially in western societies, where the sphere of personal space is much bigger than in some other societies. Being comfortable with being close to and allowing other people to touch you without getting freaked out. Apparently some victims of childhood sexual abuse also go to these clubs as part of therapy to get used to physical contact with people in a safe environment.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:01pm Listening Out There:

...good leaning...maybe if you leaned to the left? :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:01pm mike marinetto:

Hi Irwin - that version of Sandman was better than the original.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Hellos NGHills!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:03pm rob in new haven:

good to hear the magic factory has juice again
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:04pm Ricardo Montalban:

@Caryn: I have a tangential friend on FB who's into that aspect of it, seen some of her posts obliquely mentioning it. No doubt it's helpful for people in that situation or people that have problems with non-sexual intimacy.
I think it's the Scottish, Presbyterian prude in me that finds it kind of unusual but I like to think I'm not that judgemental of them/her.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:04pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: But...clams and red wine don't even go together!
Odd that red wine was dirt cheap in Scotland then, and not say some kind of beer.
The clams..."cockles" I suppose?
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:06pm Alison Porchnik:

@Beckczar - Irwin relays his thanks for the tip.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Ricardo Montalban, a "Scottish Presbyterian prude"???
Well, maybe that's what we become in the afterlife :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:07pm Caryn:

@Matt: I wish I remembered what type of clam/cockle/mussle/whatever they were, but I learned this years ago on a tour of the underground city in Edinburgh, and can no longer remember the precise details. The red wine did always strike me as odd, too.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:08pm Hervé Villechaize:

Zis true, Matt.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:09pm Alison Porchnik:

@Caryn and Matt: oysters were once extremely plentiful in NY harbor and were considered food for the lower classes. The red "wine" of olde was essentially vinegar.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Perhaps it was the dirt-cheap red table wine from France that they don't even export--maybe back then when they had surpluses of that stuff, they would ship it to Scotland because they knew poor Scots would buy it.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:10pm Caryn:

@Matt: then again, Scotland had very close ties with France, so imported wine could probably be bought on the cheap. And the UK has had plenty of wine production since Roman times, even if it tends to be forgotten in modern times.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:11pm Caryn:

@Matt: hah, great minds think alike!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:12pm Matt from Springfield:

Good point Alison. Spoilt red wine/vinegar would be sold cheaply.

And I suppose that legacy is still represented in the "Oyster Bar", from when oysters were everywhere.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:12pm autumn:

glad you're ok.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:12pm beafdog:

those alert sounds are really keeping me alert. twitchy, even
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:12pm Beckczar:

Sure thing Al, thanks for hosting 'FMU for all of us out here!

Also, you can shut off chat notification sounds too if you guys feel like it. It'll be in the application preferences. I don't care if you don't. Keep up the good work!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:13pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Pinky hook! :)

@autumn: I was actually hoping you would make an appearance today on Irwin's mic! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/12 3:14pm Irwin:

Autumn: Tell Mizz Beffie I'm dry and safe amid the chaos. Love, Irving.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:15pm autumn:

I will let her know. xo ;)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:19pm Webhamster Henry:

This reminds me of L'Ucello Magico" from the soundtrack of Fellini's Casanova, (Nino Rota).
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:21pm Michael:

From Sinatra Drive I take it. Hope you're dry old pal Irwin.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:23pm West Village:

@Alison: Oysters were huge hereabouts as the fast food of the day, till the sewage issue scared people off them a century or so ago.

That's my Staten Island history tidbit for the day. They used to find oysters a foot across off the south shore of SI, till oysters got really commercialized among the exploding NYC population of the later 19C... Overfishing. The tragedy of the commons!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Only 15 laughs a day? Aw man, WFMU has already maxed me out, and it's only 3 pm... :(
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:25pm Alison Porchnik:

@Bekczar, I can't take credit where credit is due - we're not in my kitchen. I'm just the yoga guru/girl friday/amanuensis/cook/know-it-all, etc.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:26pm West Village:

especially know-it-all :P
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:27pm Shana:

Dammit, Irwin, you just damned near blew out my laptop's speakers.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:28pm God:

What? I just heard distortion. Your overmodulation was overmodulated. :) Man, that needle musta broke right off.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:29pm elocution fun:

p's poppage hot, p's poppage cold...
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:30pm Michael:

I think an Amanda song is in order for this special circumstance.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:30pm HEAT:

  Wed. 10/31/12 3:31pm The 19th Century:

Ho-Bo-Ken. Near Ho-Ho-Kus.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:31pm BDR:

Wait, why is Garrison Keillor doing his history of the town PHC is visiting this week on Irwin's show?
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:31pm Prude:

I'll thank you to leave knickers out of this.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:31pm Caryn:

I wonder if "Knife Slits Water" is a reference to the film "Knife in the Water"?
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:32pm Alison Porchnik:

@WV -yes, everyone who knows me can attest to that. But sometimes it comes in handy. Like when you want to make a frittata. If I didn't know that, Irwin wouldn't have had that special breakfast experience. And lunch experience. And dinner experience. Did I mention that the frittata has salmon in it? That makes three straight days of salmon. Of course, we could have been eating Alpo out of a can, so I'm not really complaining.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:32pm Paris Hilton:

I always leave my knickers out of it 0:)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:33pm Paris Hilton:

"special breakfast experience" -- I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS :D
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Neil Dick! The new tAMARow is here!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:37pm Paris Hilton:

new dick, precisely. :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:41pm Matt from Springfield:

There's Beth!
Is "Home Again" a Carole King composition? If not it has that similar vocals and piano style.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Stuff Smith, he's done a few reefer songs!
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:43pm Boris:

Really disappointed about missing Irwin's "Tribute to Raymond Scott" thingy at the Record Fair...
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:44pm G:

@Matt: It's on side one of Tapestry, one of the most purchased 33s of the 70s.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:44pm the glowing one:

OMG PARIS HILTON! you know what girl? I liked you so much better with your hazel eyes, brown hair and humpy nose
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:46pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: So it is! Very nice "catalogue" track of Carole's.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:46pm Humpy nose:

You have nooooo idea.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:46pm Paris Hilton:

Obama got as nose job and no one gives him shit about it. Sexist bastid.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey autumn, you ever thought about doing a takeoff on "Tapestry" with Beth for an album cover?
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:49pm G:

@Matt: It's one of the first actual albums my sister ever bought, in 1971 (age 12/13). Any females or friends of females from the early 1970s knows that little tune. Not quite as well known as the other classics on that album
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:50pm Matt from Springfield:

@Paris: But that didn't affect his SINGING! ;)
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:51pm G:


1. "I Feel the Earth Move" – 2:58
2. "So Far Away" – 3:55
3. "It's Too Late" (lyrics by Toni Stern) – 3:53
4. "Home Again" – 2:29

See how it got lost in the shuffle?
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:52pm Al Green:

@Matt: No shit sherlock.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:52pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

Just returned from a near-three hour meeting. BLERG! I missed Mr. Bungle.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: Sometimes albums used to begin with a "one-two punch", two hits/potential singles. With that "one-two-three" punch it's no surprise it's become a "catalogue" track.
  Wed. 10/31/12 3:57pm G:

Check the whole album Tapestry. It's wall to wall "cherce" ( <--- Tracy-Hepburn ref)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:00pm Mick Jagger:

Exile in Hoboken was never considered as one of our album titles. Bloody shame, that.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:01pm G:

"Exile in Storm Drain" would have worked for the Frank N Sturm
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:01pm Carmichael:

I just got here. Fuckin' A, Irwin! I'm digging this exile show format. Just don't play any Exile.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:02pm SteveL:

How much do you usually raise from the record fair? Inquiring fundraisers want to know.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:02pm tam:

lene lovich?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:03pm G:

@SteveL: Guessing just enough to break even for the fiscal year
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:03pm rob in new haven:

we know how much you like to touch, irwin, and we know you so rarely have the money to touch so get out! you can't have the touch!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:03pm Jeery Sandusky:

I used that "touch it" line too. :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:04pm Matt from Springfield:

  Wed. 10/31/12 4:04pm Michael in Baltimore:

@SteveL They usually raise $70K from the record fair
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:04pm lewis:

@SteveL - Ken floated a net of $70K earlier this morning. I also had the impression that there are some costs that are already sunk that need to be recouped as well.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:04pm G:

What's the over-under on Amanda in the next 120 minutes.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:06pm Ricardo Montalban:

Oh, crap! I missed my man Neil Dick!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:07pm Paris Hilton:

"Kneel. Dick!" is something I've heard just way too many times
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:10pm SteveL:

Thanks for the numbers on the record fair. I'm guessing most people on these boards have made a contribution (or three!) already. If not, you know what to do!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:12pm Carmichael:

You're in an FCC-free zone, Irwin! Go nuts with the nasty records! Go! Go! Goooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:15pm the glowing one:

For once Irwin's being himself now, which is not nasty at all. This is his true form.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:16pm Ricardo Montalban:

Ah, a radio drammer!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Judson and Sander in da house!!

If I wasn't at work, i'd have a "drammer" whiskey to go with this!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:17pm Caryn:

@glowing one: true. I'm starting to suspect Irwin's normal grumpiness is due to the pressure of the FCC. Way more relaxed like this.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow. That's a whole new level of Judson to me! :D
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:18pm Rita Rudner:

It's true, glowing. Irwin Chusid: Born to Be Mild.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:18pm lewis:

so much in the style of judson fountain that it IS judson fountain
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:19pm Matt from Springfield:

So is this one a "dark dark dark dark" tale, or just an "other dark" tale?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:22pm Matt from Springfield:

It's a "bizarre bizarre dark" tale!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:22pm Danne D:

Irwin! Thanks for keeping the ship afloat.
Hi FMU friends! At work, so can't comment much.

(you're welcome ;) )
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:23pm mahendra singh:

how about a rexino mondo chaser????
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:23pm jsf:

Irwin, do you know 'Playhouse records' and Jim Copp/Ed Brown's work?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:23pm Matt from Springfield:

DANNE! Good to know you're all right!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:24pm jsf:

i know that voice.. it's Gaylord Fields!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:24pm G:

If you contribute now, that's "Three Coins in the Judson Fountain"
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:25pm G:

audio oops :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:26pm lewis:

Let's hear it for Jm Copp and Ed Brown!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Are Judson Fountain's whereabouts still unknown?
I liked when you got Judson and Sander to come into WFMU with the Old Codger to do a "drammer", but if they're not available, we should get Gaylord Fields and Clay Pigeon to do voices in a new "drammer"!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:27pm Matt from Springfield:

@jsf: I like how little certain accents change over time :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:28pm the glowing one:

ohohohoho whahahahat a a a a a lovovovovoley sosososong
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:28pm Matt from Springfield:

W00t! Strangers in the Nii-i-i-i-i-ight!!!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:28pm G:

The King of Vibrato steps up to the silver microphone!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:30pm Fun Fact:

"Sinatra despised the song, calling it at one time "a piece of shit" and "the worst fucking song that I have ever heard." He wasn't afraid to voice his disapproval for playing it live. In spite of his contempt for the song, for the first time in eleven years he had a number one song, and it remained on the charts for fifteen weeks."
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:30pm the glowing one:

or maybe the King of Vibrators?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:31pm Bic:

Sing it, honey
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Another subtlely dirty old blues song. My, how they were able to hide the obscene references back..BWHAAAAATTT?!?

Phew, no FCC! :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:32pm Cows:

We're on our way!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:32pm PMRC:

I'm beginning to hope the radio never comes on again
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:32pm Bic:

Under the counter, people
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:33pm Bas, NL:

Im lip-trumpetting to this... great!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:33pm Alison Porchnik:

Thank god for the internet. You'll only hear this on WFMU.org, folks.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:33pm xangoir:

make this available on UBU permanently
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:33pm common:

  Wed. 10/31/12 4:33pm The good old days:

Is THAT how it was?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm Ajax:

I love this show, Irwin always brings a smile to my face.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm Danne D:

@Alison Porchnik are you the Porchnik from twitter? Glad you're okay :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm Michael:

Just got power back on! I can shave again.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm Danne D:

Hey Bas :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm G:

Irwin pulled his humungo list of "songs I can never play but would love to"
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm tam:

way to fill a request, irwin. more satisfying than i would have thought.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:34pm Doug S.:

WFM BLUE! (We at Give the Drummer Radio can spin naughty tunes all day long. Hoo ha!)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:35pm the glowing one:

now WFMU's vault with the juicy stuff has been opened
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:36pm G:

The man knows his rear-end suspensions.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: There should be a stream program called "Blue Noise" :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:36pm Caryn:

I wonder if Irwin has a big stash of old "party records" that he'd love to play but usually can't because of the racy language? Come on Irwin, play them records!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:37pm Alison Porchnik:

@Danne D - nope. I don't tweet. But thanks for the good wishes - and yes, I'm ok!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:37pm das:

Huh? Oh
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:40pm Danne D:

:) nice to know there are nice Porchniks everywhere :)

where are you at Michael that you got power back?
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:41pm northguineahills:

Thanks so much, Irwin! Gotta run. Keep WFMU a'runnin'!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:41pm Carmichael:

Ya Irwin, play some Redd Foxx: "What's the difference between a pickpocket and a peeping tom? A pickpocket snatches watches."
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:44pm Matt from Springfield:

And here's Carole!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:44pm Matt from Springfield:

REALLY ROSIE! Maurice Sendak's lyrics, great choice!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Ken had announced much earlier that the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was among the bridges and tunnels closed. THIS is the reason why!:
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:47pm G:

I remember when someone in comments went nuts (in the bad way) from hearing Buddy Greco once on this show. Irwin was undeterred :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:47pm Bas, NL:

@Danne D: Danne D! Hi!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:48pm Michael:

Buddy Love man
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:49pm G:

@Matt: If you can find live video of the water pouring down into the downslope of the tunnel entrance ramp Monday night, that's pretty gripping.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Foul-Mouthed Fountains of Wayne! The ultimate Irwin web-only song!
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:54pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: I saw the Hoboken PATH station flooding, haven't seen the BBT one yet.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:56pm Hugo:

More smut here (on FMU of course):


I'm beginning to appreciate the web-only option.
  Wed. 10/31/12 4:57pm G:

@Matt: Sent the link to my relatives out of town Monday night. It still works:

  Wed. 10/31/12 5:01pm das:

So long, stay safe!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow G. Kind of surreal to listen to Dan Bryk while watching that flooding.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:02pm G:

That frequency response and whatnot sounds suspiciously like the mic on my first 15 dollar black plastic casette deck, 1970.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:02pm BadGuyZero (Dallas, TX):

I hope there's some Nick Gilder played during that EFD show.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:05pm G:

Henry Bur-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:06pm Matt from Springfield:

The Codger won't know if it's missing--he sure can't use the Internet and listen to this show!

If anything he was moving his grammophone and cart of 78s to the second floor and lighting whale-oil lamps during the storm.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:13pm G:

Even when people aren't leaving work, because they're not at work in the first place owing to transit closures, there's still a 5PM comments lull. Maybe they're on the phone ordering in.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:17pm Commuter:

I'm sitting in my car, out of habit. Public transport users are standing around. I don't need to be doing this, I'm not going anywhere...so why am I??
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:20pm G:

Force of habit. Which is over 80% of life.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:21pm Matt from Springfield:

Woody Allen did say that "80% of success is just showing up"!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:23pm Dave in PA:

Has anyone else been hearing some distortion on the audio of the webcast? I heard it last night and again just now...
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:26pm Matt from Springfield:

@Dave: It depends on the computer "broadcasting" the stream--the audio settings for each track, and for the computer as a whole (The Best Show was the Pop-Up Player archive filtered through a computer, filtered through yours. That's why I just opened my own Pop-Up to listen).
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:27pm Kenzo (lastever):

I have heard distortion at various times throughout the past day of webcasting.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:28pm G:

I'm among audiophiles :-)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: We do <3 audio! :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:32pm Dave in PA:

OK thanks guys - wasnt sure if it was just my 'puter...
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Live From Near Maxwells!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:34pm Danne D:

I kinda thought the distortion was just part of the music *shrug*

I'm glad I put my earphones in for when Irwin just said FUCK.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:35pm FCC:

He said "FOKKKKKKK". Totally broadcast-safe.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:35pm Ajax:

What you are hearing is called "thermal ruanaway" and could easily be fixed but Heinrich is probably stuck somewhere in the flood.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:35pm Listening Out There:

...speaking of distortion...the "F" bomb, no less...oh, my ears...
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: And probably won't be Archived either, so enjoy this unpredictable, Wild West stream broadcast! :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:37pm Caryn:

Dammit, by stream stopped working apparently right before the "fuck"! I missed it! This better be archived!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:38pm Danne D:

LOL - enjoying it. Just happen to be at the office so better off with the headphones in :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:38pm FCC:

Archive all you want. We don't have our jackboot on the internet.

  Wed. 10/31/12 5:38pm Alison Porchnik:

C'mon, lp geeks - Every dollar you were planning to spend on those (now) rare Camper Van Beethoven pressings with the screen-printed sleeves, just pledge it already!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:40pm Frances:

I miss the Willamette, damn it! I miss living in PDX. sigh. Thank you for this awesome song & all the WFMU does!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:40pm Mr Lowry:

The emergency-backup intertubes are ever-so-slightly louder in the left ear than the right. Wonder if it's the rotation of the earth or something.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:40pm Frittata:

Pledge or no frittata for you!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:43pm Matt from Springfield:

Liking this Greg Brown more each time I hear it!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:43pm Frances:

I pledged all that I could (unemployed) a couple of weeks ago!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:45pm Danne D:

@Mr Lowry if listening on headphones check to see if it's plugged in all the way ;)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:47pm Kenzo (lastever):

You're right, the left is ~2.5db louder than the right.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:48pm Caryn:

Paid my rent and assorted bills this morning, hoping there'd be money left for a pledge. The result: I have 70 bucks on my account, and still have around 300 bucks worth of bills to pay. So, alas, no money for a pledge right now. My old mouse and millennium pledges are still going every month, though.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:48pm Carmichael:

God dammit, I got a phone call and missed the Dead Kennedys. I swear Irwin, I was gonna request that very song back when I mentioned Redd Foxx. Thanks for catching my vibe!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:49pm Danne D:

The right is 2.5 db louder (of course I have my headphones on backwards as it makes the cable less intrusive) ;)

Thanks for all your hard work Kenzo!
Folks who appreciate the streams and the fight to keep them up feel free to pledge in honor of Kenzo :)
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:50pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: It would be cool if there were Native American "vibe catchers".
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:51pm Carmichael:

Just as you say that Danne, the stream goes down!
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:52pm Carmichael:

OK, back up. 128, that is.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:52pm Danne D:

ugh Carmichael I broke the stream I guess :(
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:53pm Stanley:

The Albertos - fantastic. I haven't heard this since way back when I had the 7"
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:53pm G:

128 keeps going on and offline. I just fix it by hitting one or more times.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:54pm G:

*hitting reload
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:55pm Dan B From Upstate:

I had an eleven hour work day today, and I'm just so thankful that Irwin and Ken came in despite the station not having power. You guys managed to make 9 of those eleven hours fly right by, and that is just one of the many many reasons that I give this station my hard earned money. Thank you so much, guys.
  Wed. 10/31/12 5:59pm Listening Out There:

Thx for the program under these circumstances. Wow...
  Wed. 10/31/12 6:00pm Caryn:

Ken, in the background, eating salmon frittata.
  Wed. 10/31/12 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Irwin!
Thanks Ken!
Thanks to all those still donating to the indefatigable WFMU!
  Wed. 10/31/12 6:00pm Kenzo (lastever):

If you still hear silence, you probably have to stop and start the stream.
  Wed. 10/31/12 6:02pm Caryn:

Yay, Irwin reached his goal!
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