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Options March 16, 2015: Marathon Week 2- With MC Matt Warwick
A heated Taylor Ham vs. Pork Roll debate results in Matt calling me a HORRIBLE NAME!!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
ABC   Poison Arrow   Options The Lexicon of Love  Mercury      0:00:00 ()
ABBA  Ring Ring   Options Forever Gold  Polar      0:02:42 ()
Valentine Brothers  Money's too Tight to Mention   Options G.I. Disco (V/A)  BBE      0:05:48 ()
Fred Wesley & the JBs  Damn RIght I Am Somebody   Options Damn Right I Am Somebody  People      0:11:48 ()
Dan Penn  If Love Was Money   Options Delta Swamp Rock - Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country, And Soul  Soul Jazz      0:17:19 ()
Bonnie Bramlett  Holding on to You   Options Cup of Ambition: Therese's 2015 Marathon Premium        0:36:32 ()
Belle and Sebastian  The Party Line   Options Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance  Matador  Pledge $20 or more and you can win this CD!  *   0:46:57 ()
The Velvet Underground  What Goes On   Options The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition  Universal  Tonight's GRAND PRIZE could be yours for a pledge of $75 or more  *   0:51:20 ()
Ciccone Youth  Into the Groovey   Options The Whitey Album  Goofin'  Pledge $20 to be in the running for this album!     
Swans  The Sound of Freedom   Options Love of Life  Young God Records       
The Everymen  Ain't Good Enough for You   Options Givin' up on Free Jazz  Ernest Jenning Record Co.  Pledge $20 and this could be yours!     
The Everymen  NJHC   Options Live on WFMU!         
The Allah-Las  Had it All   Options Worship the Sun  Innovative Leisure  Pledge $20 or more now and this can be yours!     
Sleater Kinney  Hey Darling   Options No Cities to Love  Sub Pop    *    
Jan Rot  Wadden in de Zee (Islands in the Stream)   Options Cup of Ambition: Therese's 2015 Marathon Premium         
Ex Hex  How You Got That Girl   Options Rips  Merge  Pledge $20 or more now to win this LP!     
Sharda  Hotel Mein Bottle   Options Bombay Disco 2 (V/A)  Cultures of Soul  Also up for grabs for a pledge of $20 or more!  *    

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:05am JakeGould:

ABBA technically comes before ABC.
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:05am PJ:

Will AC/DC be next? or Adam and the Ants?
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:06am BriJet:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 3/16/15 12:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

I don't think I'll be awake for ZZ Top.
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:06am Phillip in Brooklyn:

Holy Crap!!! Did I just hear poison arrow by ABC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 12:07am Caryn:

@Ken from HP: you'll be catching Zs by ZZ Top?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:07am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 3/16/15 12:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Caryn - Yawning at Y&T, yes.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:15am BadGuyZero:

You'll be Xhausted by XTC.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:16am JakeGould:

I’m going to question my sanity by the time Queen comes up.
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:16am Phillip in Brooklyn:

Good grief! Not "dear god" by XTC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 12:17am Caryn:

@JakeGould: surely Queen would rather make one question one's sexuality?
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:18am Phillip in Brooklyn:

I'll only accept "radio ga ga" by queen. Unless @threse is daring enough to play "fat bottom girls"
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:21am JakeGould:

Freddie Mercury had a song called, “Money Can’t Buy Happiness.” www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:23am BadGuyZero:

I'm really enjoying "The Buzz Lightyear Show" tonight!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:26am Toddophonic:

  Mon. 3/16/15 12:26am tomasz.:

ABBA! the greatest pop band ever
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:27am Bryce:

"your chicory, miss therese"
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:30am JakeGould:

Honestly, that YLT request show was really good. Really good.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:32am JakeGould:

How about you get enough pennies to go into a sock, and then with that sock you go and whack some rich guy on the head, take his money and then—the key—we ALL vouch for you to give you an alibi. What could possibly go wrong?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:47am BadGuyZero:

Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:47am JakeGould:

Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean and… Billy Ocean.
  Mon. 3/16/15 12:48am Robert:

Jake, that's essentially the premise by which governments are funded.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:51am Kevlicki:

I've been a sucker for these B&S songs when WFMU dj's play em. enjoyable pop
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:52am JakeGould:

Saint Patrick’s Day in about 24 hours. Maybe we could mug a Leprechaun? Or do they have a Sheleighleigh?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:55am JakeGould:

“What Goes On” is my fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 12:57am Caryn:

@JakeGould: yeah, after all, they are guarding pots of gold, so mugging a leprechaun would bring in a nice bit of cash for WFMU...
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 12:58am BadGuyZero:

Turntable 3 needs fixin' too.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:00am Kevlicki:

haha, no sweat. the two words go together quite well and roll off the tongue, all too easily apparently!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:01am JakeGould:

I sprinkle my pledges as well.
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:02am rw:

It's fun to sprinkle.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:02am JakeGould:

Don’t say PADAWAN! And don’t say Cuh-ZEEE!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:03am BadGuyZero:

Last year Swag For Life members got a WFMU ouija board fridge magnet!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:04am Slugsadist:

Omg that's awesome.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:05am Slugsadist:

Do they get a knit hat?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:05am JakeGould:

Dumpster pools. www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:06am JakeGould:

Dumpster dining. www.pixable.com...
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:07am Robert:

We tend to hear more from Billy Murray here than Bill Murray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:07am Caryn:

I remember Seth Rogen jumping into a dumpster pool on Letterman, but not Bill Murray... Did I miss Murray jumping into a dumpster pool? Dammit!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:08am Slugsadist:

I ws just watching haha www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:09am rw:

Vibrating at a higher level?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:16am Caryn:

In Groundhog Day, Murray kinda does what Ernie Hudson tells Aykroyd to do in Ghostbusters: he confidently calls himself a god ("Not the God, a god."), if asked.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:18am Kevlicki:

"What if there was no tomorrow?"...
Cos if we don't pledge there may not be one for wfmu.

Therese, it's perfectly fine to say all sorts of things about capitalism. some terrible things could be attributed to the current economic system...
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:20am BadGuyZero:

The first time I was at WFMU was to help send out swag. I folded a couple hundred t-shirts and stuffed other swag into envelopes.
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:22am rw:

I like the idea of little tags that say, "T-Shirt folded by ______" included in that envelope.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:25am JakeGould:

@rw: Like the name of bag makers at the bottom of brown paper bags?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:25am tonyb:

brother doug schulkind taught me
to fold those t-shirts like a champ!!!

now i spend my spare time counting t-shirts.
( it's a lateral move )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:26am tomasz.:

you gotta pledge for that Velvets box, it's truly a beautiful thing
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:26am JakeGould:

Of all the retail skills I learned, folding t-shirts never came on my radar.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:28am JakeGould:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:28am Ike:

Bethany once told a story about Bill Murray handing her a $1000 donation for FMU. It was apparently all the money he had on him.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:28am BadGuyZero:

Koozie is a registered trademark. Like Kleenex and Q-Tip.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:29am Joe B:

Go Therese! Bennies rule! Locals drool!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:29am tonyb:

Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:29am JakeGould:

@Ike: You know it’s fairly known fact that Bill Murray deals in cash. Seriously. I think Wes Anderson paid him for “Rushmore” with a suitcase of cash.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:30am JakeGould:

Apropos to this great interaction, “The Racial Slur Database.” www.rsdb.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:32am Ike:

@Jake, that seems dangerous!

Also, calling Therese a "bennie" seems a bit dangerous as well.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:32am JakeGould:

Is Bennie about Benneton? Or… I need backstory on that slur.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:33am tomasz.:

Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:34am Joe B:

The slur is locals at the Jersey Shore call tourists from North Jersey/NYC/Staten 'Bennies'. The origin is disputed - one theory is tourists on vacation with $100 bills in the pre-atm days whne you had to go to the ban just once for your 2-week vacation. hence Bennies for Ben Franklin
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:34am JakeGould:

I got it wrong. Bill Murray owed a guy named Luigi some money and had Wes Anderson deliver it to him by hand so many levels, “Yes, it’s true. It was for a man called Luigi and the money was some back rent or a deposit for a flat Bill rented. But I should say that it’s not that hard to carry €10,000. It doesn’t take a whole suitcase!” www.timeout.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 3/16/15 1:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Can I put my can of pop in the beer cozy?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:35am JakeGould:

Ahhh… Bennies… And the Jets… *ducks*
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:35am JakeGould:

“Sometimes, but he leads an international life and I don’t know all the aspects of it. Sometimes he’s off the radar for a while and then surfaces.”
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:35am Joe B:

The other theory is it stands for Bergen-Essex-Newark or any combination of North Jersey areas hence, Bennies,

And this only is used in Monmouth & Ocean counties. south of there the slur is 'Shoobies'. I'd say the line is wherever the Taylor Ham/Pork Roll line is
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:35am BadGuyZero:

It's an acronym for the train stops they came from.

NY=New York
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:37am Joe B:

or that - whichever letters fit. train stops make sense, because it is from back then when the train used to actually be used a lot for vacationers.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:37am JakeGould:

Thanks Joe B! And BGZ. This Brooklyn boy is really fascinated with this stuff. I mean I think the worst region slur I dealt with growing up was “Slopie” as in, “Where are we going? Some Slopie’s party in a Brownstone…”
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:38am Joe B:

Bill Murray should pledge - check the opening scene of Broken Flowers - he gets into his car, turns on the car, the radio dial reads 91.1 fm, and the Greenhornes/Holly Golightly track comes on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:38am Ike:

The North Jersey Coast Line train has never gone to Bayonne, has it? That "B" has to stand for something else.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:39am Joe B:

plus Jim Jarmusch has been on FMU at least twice - once with Chris T and once at ATP in upstate NY. I think Therese interviewed him.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:39am Joe B:

good point Ike!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:40am JakeGould:

Yup, Therese was this close to Jim Jarmusch. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:40am JakeGould:

@Ike: I used to think I was filled with specific details about things. Now I have met you… No dis. Respect only.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:42am Joe B:

Matt, I thought you were gonna be my sponsor on "Take a Bennie to Broadway Bar" night this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:42am Ike:

Yeah, @Joe B., I like your explanation of "Bergen-Essex-Newark" better. Maybe add "NY" to fill out the whole word. @Jake, no problem; you prob. have departments where you excel me on useless info....
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:44am blee:

I saw Bill Murray at the surf spot, Swami's, in 2005. He had 2 big guys in suits w him, he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses and a pork pie hat. I said hi to him, but wasn't about to blow his cover w some fan boy autograph crap. I mean, come on, it's Bill Murray. Gotta play it cool.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:44am JakeGould:

But at the end of the day, “Bennies” are visiting tourist Richie Rich’s who just come and go.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:45am JakeGould:

Way to alienate all of New Jersey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 3/16/15 1:46am Ken From Hyde Park:

A few years ago, I think I spotted Bill Murray at the rose garden at the Vanderbilt Mansion in town here. He may have been here researching for his role in an FDR movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:48am fleep:

Are you folks still at it? Good for you!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:49am JakeGould:

Okay… Here is a new talk show idea, “Bennie and the Matt.” Nuff said. Think about it. 1 hour a week of this. Road trips. Remotes. Maybe get Uncle Floyd on every once in a while.
  Mon. 3/16/15 1:51am blee:

I do love how Rza and Gza keep saying his name when talking to Bill Murray in Cigarettes and Coffee.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:52am Joe B:

I've seen uncle floyd perform at the shore area a few times, it is even more incredible than his usual shows!
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 1:54am JakeGould:

@JoeB: Envious! He seems so genuine! I sent in a postcard when I turned 11 in 1979 and he announced my name on the air. Such a memory! And I do regret not seeing him at the Bottom Line. So hey. Did see him in Williamsburg at the dance of the Giglio. At a distance, so hey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 1:55am fleep:

Allergic to bucolic.
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:00am rw:

Hey Therese and Matt, I think I just heard you say I won something but I was only half paying attention. What was it? Or should I just wait and be surprised when it shows up? In any case THANK YOU!! (robt. in fullerton)
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 2:01am JakeGould:

@rw: Ciccone Youth = YOU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 2:03am fleep:

Fullerton! Gateway to Yorba Linda!
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:03am rw:

Awesome! Thanks!!
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:05am rw:

fleep, I was in Yorba Linda just today.
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:06am blee:

Everymen sounds great!
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:06am tomasz.:

blee - YES. to this day i can't say "Bill Murray" unless in the voice of RZA
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 2:06am JakeGould:

@fleep: Is that a Nixon dig? Oh, I saw a guy with a Chaplin/Hitler mustache today. Non-ironic. Not a hipster. Not a comedian or mass murderer.
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:06am rw:

Oh, and I forgot. Yorba Linda is where the Nixon Library is.
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 2:08am Joe B:

worth it just for the original mix of Foggy Notion
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:10am meowmix:

meow meow meow meow good show meow
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:15am blee:

Pat is still taking his dog to the studio?
Avatar Mon. 3/16/15 2:27am BadGuyZero:

I like how they made up different words for this song.
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:36am rw:

Back to Yorba Linda... My daughter's high school teacher was banned from the Nixon Library because he coached his students on what questions to ask during the field trip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 2:41am fleep:

Getting banned from the Nixon Library is an honor and a mark of courage, good for him.
  Mon. 3/16/15 2:45am rw:

She said he was one of her favorite teachers. Banned for life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 2:55am Caryn:

Well, NASA is willing to ship Will.I.Am songs to Mars. I'm sure they can be lured into shipping some WFMU Marathon prizes there too.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/16/15 2:59am taktika:

@BadGuy Zero: "Guffaw" I applaud your sense of humor.
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