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Options May 16, 2018: Stephin Merritt: The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir

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Performing the album over two nights at
The Apollo Theater, June 15–16
Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
The Gothic Archies  The World is a Very Scary Place   Options The Tragic Treasury: Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events  Nonesuch  0:00:00 ()
Magnetic Fields  Yeah! Oh, Yeah!   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  0:02:07 ()
The Sixths  San Diego Zoo (Barbara Manning, vocal)   Options Wasps' Nests  London  0:03:56 ()
 
Magnetic Fields  How I Failed Ethics   Options 50 Song Memoir  Nonesuch  0:09:58 ()
Magnetic Fields  At the Pyramid   Options 50 Song Memoir  Nonesuch  0:12:59 ()
Magnetic Fields  Desert Island   Options Holiday  Merge  0:15:27 ()
Magnetic Fields  Please Stop Dancing   Options Distortion  Nonesuch  0:19:48 ()
 
STEPHIN MERRITT DJ SET  featuring artists who are name-checked on 50 Song Memoir   Options      
Can  Chain Reaction   Options Soon Over Babaluma  Spoon / Mute  0:24:20 ()
 
Jefferson Airplane  Come Up the Years   Options Jefferson Airplane Takes Off  RCA  0:33:55 ()
Richard Brautigan  Love Poem   Options Listening to Richard Brautigan  Collectors Choice  0:39:57 ()
Marc and the Mambas  Torment   Options Torment and Toreros  Some Bizarre  0:43:18 ()
 
John Foxx & Louis Gordon  Ultraviolet/Infrared   Options Crash and Burn  Metamatic  0:56:59 ()
Magnetic Fields  Foxx and I   Options 50 Song Memoir  Nonesuch  0:56:13 ()
The Shaggs  Who Are Parents?   Options Philosophy of the world  RCA Victor  0:59:47 ()
Yes  Circus of Heaven   Options Tormato  Elektra/Rhino  1:02:46 ()
Magnetic Fields  100,000 Fireflies   Options Distant Plastic Trees  Merge  1:07:20 ()
 
Ursula K. Le Guin  interview with Ursula K. Le Guin   Options Science Fiction Writers  BBC Records  1:17:03 ()
ESG  Erase You   Options ESG: A South Bronx Story  Souljazz  1:26:04 ()
Magnetic Fields  Danceteria   Options 50 Song Memoir  Nonesuch  1:30:03 ()
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  The Ship Song   Options The Good Son  Mute  1:33:13 ()
Japan  Ghosts   Options Tin Drum  Virgin  1:38:02 ()
The Residents  Santa Dog   Options Santa Dog  Cryptic Corporation  1:42:42 ()
Odetta  Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child   Options Best of the Vanguard Years  Vanguard  1:48:29 ()
 
Neu!  Isi   Options Neu! '75  Astralwerks  1:51:37 ()
Cluster & Eno  Wehrmut   Options Cluster & Eno  Water  1:56:18 ()
 
END OF STEPHIN MERRIT INTERVIEW AND DJ SET         
Magnetic Fields  You Can Never Go Back to New York   Options 50 Song Memoir  Nonesuch  2:05:34 ()
Magnetic Fields  California Girls   Options Distortion  Nonesuch  2:08:21 ()
The Sixths (vocal: Katherine Whalen)  You You You You You   Options Hyacinths & Thistles  Merge  2:11:11 ()
Magnetic Fields  Old Orchard Beach   Options The Wayward Bus  Merge  2:14:17 ()
Magnetic Fields  The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:17:03 ()
The Gothic Archies  Walking My Gargoyle   Options The Tragic Treasury: Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events  Nonesuch  2:20:05 ()
Stephin Merritt  Take Ecstacy with Me (Susan Anway, vocal)   Options Obscurities  Merge  2:22:37 ()
 
Magnetic Fields  Washington D.C.   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:30:22 ()
Magnetic Fields  No One Will Ever Love You   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:32:00 ()
The Sixths (vocal: Miho Hatori)  Lindy Lou   Options Hyacinths & Thistles  Merge  2:35:08 ()
Magnetic Fields  Torn Green Velvet Eyes   Options Holiday  Merge  2:36:57 ()
The Sixths (vocal: Mac McCaughan)   Dream Hat   Options Wasps' Nests  London  2:41:19 ()
Magnetic Fields  Lonely Highway   Options The Charm of the Highway Strip  Merge  2:43:41 ()
Magnetic Fields  Reno Dakota   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:46:32 ()
Magnetic Fields  I Don't Want to Get Over You   Options 69 Love Songs  Merge  2:48:07 ()
Magnetic Fields  Come Back from San Francisco   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:50:36 ()
Future Bible Heroes  Keep Your Children in a Coma   Options Partygoing  Merge  2:53:10 ()
Magnetic Fields  Book of Love   Options 69 Love Songs  Nonesuch  2:55:16 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 2:59pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

First!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:01pm Jack:

Stephin Merritt is so cute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:01pm BronwynB:

hey irwin and everyone! plz tell stephin merritt i said hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:02pm bore:

looking forward to hearing this!
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:03pm Otis Fodder:

Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:03pm Webhamster Henry:

I have a cold, and when that happens, my voice drops a major third or so, and so I was trying to record the Gothic Archies' excellent "Smile! No One Cares How You Feel" this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:04pm Carmichael:

Heya Irwin and Chusidites.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:04pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:09pm bore:

in high school I had wayward bus on auto reverse until it got eaten
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:09pm dei xhrist:

This is our chance to share our Stephin Merritt stories: in the late 80s, I taped songs from a college radio station, but I never taped the banter. One ethereal song got to me, and years later I became a DJ at same station with the crazed hopes that I would find That Song. When the station lost its storage space and had to dump 1000s of CDs, I took as many as my van could carry. And within that treasure trove was That Song: If I Were Napoleon, on Distant Trees. Someday I'll find the person worth singing that to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:09pm Stevel:

The word "wasp's" is not easy to say on the radio.
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:10pm dei xhrist:

Distant PLASTIC Trees rather, for those playing along at home
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:22pm BLCKDGRD:

Saw Mag Fields in Philly at Union Station ten or so years ago, me his his mom and his brother, who looks just like Stephin. So it's only sorta a Stephin Merritt story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:22pm Jeff Moore:

@dei xhrist: and the song is actually called "Josephine", I believe.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

My wife just called, we have a new hornets nest on the garage near the patio. I will attack it tonight when they are sleeping. Chemical attack. Maybe I will sprinkle holy water on it and pray first to protect me from their painful stings. I did that once before, and it worked, they slept as they died.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm bore:

barley tea?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm bore:

oh! weak green tea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm tom from Glasgow:

this is very exciting
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

I HATE hornets, but they kill and eat bad garden insects. I just wish they would not get so close to my house.
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm Laura L:

Hi Otis! Nice to see you here!
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:24pm rf:

Hooray for Stephin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:24pm tom from Glasgow:

did Stephin Merritt get the PATH to Exchange Place because that is a wild image to me
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:24pm βrian:

That would be barely tea.
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:24pm dei xhrist:

You're right Jeff, that's what I get for geeking out at work
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:25pm bore:

first time I heard "wheat grain tea"
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:25pm βrian:

It's a beautiful sunny day on the isthmus, so I expect you'll have the same in NYC soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:25pm melinda:

Hi all.@Tom I like that image.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:25pm tom from Glasgow:

@Webhamster Henry: my go-to lower range tester is "World Love"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@WN - You can do what Homer Simpson did and stuff the nest into your neighbor's mailbox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:28pm tom from Glasgow:

fill 11 minutes? if anyone can, Can can
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:28pm βrian:

I once encountered a hornet's nest in a shed. It was about 4ft x 3 x 3. We called in the pros for that one.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:33pm Otis Fodder:

Laying in a vertical position on the couch for the afternoon is a fine change of reaction. Includes pillow, internet stream, and 2 cats.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:34pm SueAdynamo:

that joke was actually perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:36pm Ike:

What's the most impertinent question you've ever been asked?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:38pm melinda:

I've been listening to Wasps' Nests in the car for the last week.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:39pm βrian:

"There are wasps in the kitchen. I can hear 'em there buzzin'."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:39pm Beast of Boonton:

Jorma still has it
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:40pm berbo:

Brautigan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:41pm melinda:

@Brian I have a flyswatter with the original quote on it, they were selling them at a John Prine concert years ago.
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:41pm -_-:

Come Up The Years
Jefferson Airplane

the lyrics scream pedophile....
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:42pm βrian:

@melinda: Hah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:42pm melinda:

The early Jefferson Airplane was really nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:42pm Kevlicki:

GOod afternoon Wednesday listeners and Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:42pm TDK60:

Thanks for Jefferson Airplane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:46pm karlward:

Things I've learned today: 1) this isn't Yaz; 2) yaz is apparently also some kind of contraceptive?
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:46pm βrian:

Shouldn't this be getting the goat alarm?
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:47pm jmr3:

40 years on and Marc Almond annoys me more and more.
  Wed. 5/16/18 3:47pm berbo:

Ain't never gonna do it without the yaz on.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:49pm βrian:

YAZ is also is also a toolkit for bibliographic data.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:50pm Hoboken Jack:

Hello sir! Been a fan since hearing "100,000 Fireflies" on Harriet Records' Long Secret comp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:54pm Irwin:

Jack: Stephin has consented to grant your request.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:55pm Carmichael:

Definitely time for the robot dance.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:59pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Brian-gee, that is one HUGE MF'ing nest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:00pm tom from Glasgow:

hooray the Shaggs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:02pm Linda Lee:

shame on me for tardiness ~ but much better late than never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:03pm Linda Lee:

is Stephin our DJ right now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:05pm Irwin:

Stephen is providing all content.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:06pm Linda Lee:

beautiful. thank you Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:06pm Carmichael:

Yes doesn't get played on FMU very much at all.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:07pm jmr3:

Tormato is one of the first albums I bought with my own money (after the second Foreigner lp and The Kids are Alright). Traded it in for beer money at some point, but those first few notes put me "right there"
No clowns, indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:07pm Roberto:

I am content with this content.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 4:07pm Tom Y.:

Whoa! Just tuned in and couldn't believe what I was hearing. Never heard this song from anywhere but my record player.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:07pm Linda Lee:

*very* big with my high school graduating class (78) & don't believe i've heard them since! interesting tune!
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:08pm seth from muddy creek:

This song. This song made me fall in love with MF forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:08pm melinda:

100,000 Fireflies is one of my favorites
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:09pm Linda Lee:

isn't that lovely! wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:09pm Linda Lee:

melinda, how are you?
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:09pm jmr3:

Dig it! Dig it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:10pm melinda:

I'm ok Linda, thanks for asking
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:11pm Linda Lee:

good. glad to hear you're doing ok.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:13pm Linda Lee:

love a true organ though. the physicality is the thing!
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:14pm seth from muddy creek:

Pier platters. Sup. First location was the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:15pm Linda Lee:

must say i'm looking forward to the non-music!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:16pm Linda Lee:

we don't have enough non-music on fmu at all. then again, all sound can be music.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:16pm glenn:

Hello from Corsica.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:17pm Hoboken Jack:

The former Maxwell's building is slated to become part of a small NJ chain called The Committed Pig -- burgers and such. YLT continues to rehearse in Hoboken, where they recorded their latest album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:18pm Linda Lee:

don't quite hear your voice there, Stephin! :-)
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:18pm jmr3:

Would love to listen to Ursula, but I'd have to ignore the meaning - I need words in my mind to do my work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:20pm Carmichael:

@Linda Lee@4:16: I guess you listen to Bryce's show ... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:21pm Linda Lee:

not regularly, but i should!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:21pm Carmichael:

Lots of non-music on his show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:22pm Linda Lee:

really? i've heard nothing but music there! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:23pm Linda Lee:

i have a *very* flexible definition of music though .. that has more to do with the listener than the source.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:27pm tom from Glasgow:

what a great bunch of selections. thanks Stephin + Irwin
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:31pm Chi Bill:

Erase You, another forgotten treasure for me. Excellent show guys!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:33pm Linda Lee:

"danceteria"! brilliant! must check out the 50 song memoir! we were young together in at least one common place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:34pm chris:

<3 ship song
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:34pm Jack:

Ursula K. Le Guin wrote the introduction to "Roadside Picnic" by the Strugatsky Brothers that I'm reading right now.
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:39pm Fletcher Fletcher:

GREAT CHOICE STEPHEN!!! Japan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:41pm Linda Lee:

help me. not bryan ferry?
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:42pm rf:

This is just great, thank you Stephin and Irwin. Thanks also for 69 Love Songs, the soundtrack to my nervous breakdown and dropping out of college. Unparallelled
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:42pm Chi Bill:

I was just thinking B Ferry! Never heard this before. Where have I been all my life?
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:43pm Laura L:

LL: David Sylvian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:43pm Linda Lee:

fantastic residents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:44pm Linda Lee:

thanks Laura L. did seem a bit off..
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:45pm Jack:

The second time I heard Irwin play "Ferdinand de Saussure" (from 69 Love Songs) I called him up (long before the comments board existed) to ask the name of the artist. Many many years ago.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:46pm laughingacademy:

Ooh, this is a lovely version of "Motherless Child."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:47pm Linda Lee:

it's all about the decayed background vocals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:47pm Linda Lee:

really lovely.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 4:48pm Otis Fodder:

Thanks Stephin and Irwin. Wonderful show.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:49pm Jack:

Best doc ever: "Theory of Obscurity" by the Residents!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:49pm TDK60:

Got to see Odetta once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:50pm Linda Lee:

darling if your clubbing youth was like mine, your memory isn't the sharpest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:51pm Linda Lee:

i'd hate to answer questions on it :-D
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:51pm andrewb:

danceteria=21st St
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:52pm TDK60:

Love this Neu! always feels like wide open space.
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm Laura L:

What Otis said, so say we all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm Kevlicki:

I'm waiting for Scott Williams' voiceover..!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm chris:

this makes me so happy. Thanks, Stephin Merritt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm TDK60:

Those German hippies.
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:54pm essodame:

I was at those danceteria neubauten shows( I think it was two nights)—Got my shirt burned!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:54pm melinda:

@kevlicki me too. Thanks Stephin and Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:55pm Kevlicki:

@TDK60 no work today, I presume, crummy weather out there.
Power lines out everywhere up here in the HuVa
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm Kevlicki:

generator is keeping the internet up on the farm. Funny, the wi-fi is the best its been in weeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:57pm Parq:

Oh boy, is it good to see you guys. They gave me a new (Neu!) puter at work -- lucky me -- and I just spent two and a half hours sorting it out.
  Wed. 5/16/18 4:58pm Vex:

I played a card game with Stephin Merritt at a restaurant on 14th Street in 2006. I was trying not to say something dumb. I did not succeed. This is only my second most embarrassing SM story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:00pm TDK60:

Kev.- the "derecho" storm got you. Wow, a generator.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:02pm 12539:

(Thank you, Irwin and Stephin)
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:04pm Kerbo:

looking forward to the double Apollo show....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:05pm tom from Glasgow:

"house of tomorrow"? that's a nice resonance
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:07pm Linda Lee:

my gosh, is this 'new york' song from my life or what? :-D
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:09pm bore:

so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:09pm Linda Lee:

what amazing music!! bravo!!!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 5:10pm Switchblade Batman:

California Girls is my FAVORITE Magnetic Fields song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:11pm Linda Lee:

i'm officially in love with Magnetic Fields now. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:12pm melinda:

@Linda it happens sooner or later
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:12pm rbx:

yeah seriously, why did I never follow through with listening to Magnetic Fields.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:12pm melinda:

ahh, another one of my favorites. So beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:13pm Linda Lee:

there's just *so much* out there. sometimes we need a second or third pass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:14pm rbx:

@Linda very correct - but it's been on my todo list since 2008 or so. Oy.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 5:15pm Switchblade Batman:

I arrived late to the Magnetic Fields party too @Linda and @RBX, but better late than never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:15pm Linda Lee:

much better late than never! ;-)
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:15pm seth from muddy creek:

Fuck this song kills it. Thx Stephen.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 5:16pm Otis Fodder:

Just one more comment to say, great show. New cuts and old favorites all together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:17pm Linda Lee:

shame i couldn't be in the studio today. we could compare our mothers' odious boyfriends. :-D
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:17pm bore:

part of my high school soundtrack
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:18pm rbx:

@Switchblade for sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:19pm karlward:

Question for Stephin: a lot of folks listening have "first time I heard Magnetic Fields" stories (mine was hearing "Love is Like a Bottle of Gin" on a playlist that my friends made over email). What is your "first time I heard Magnetic Fields" story?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:20pm dan in wisconsin:

Great show today. Love Merritt and Gonson! Great song writers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:21pm tom from Glasgow:

"you can't use a bulldozer to study orchids," he said
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:23pm dan in wisconsin:

"You Pretend To Be The Moon" by the Future Bible Heroes is one of my all time favorites, among so many others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:24pm Linda Lee:

that might be a funny one, karlward.
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:24pm seth from muddy creek:

Stop playin these records backwards
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:24pm bore:

another classic
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:25pm Zamfir:

Why has stephin never publicly addressed The Battle of Hastings? It was almost 1000 years ago. What is he hiding?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:27pm Snortley:

First time hearing Magnetic Fields was live on FMU, on, I think, Nick Hill's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:27pm Linda Lee:

thanks for sharing the mic with Stephin today Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:27pm melinda:

My first Magnetic Fields song was All My Little Words, heard on WGDR in Vermont.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:28pm tom from Glasgow:

my first was "Asleep on Dreaming", on last.fm radio, oddly enough (when it was good)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:30pm Linda Lee:

wow!!! so glad to hear about the Monk broadcast!! bravissimo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:31pm ChrisB.:

Monk is great, but I thought you were going to announce the Sabu appearance.
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:33pm SeanG:

Billie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:36pm karlward:

Miho Hatori, so great.
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:36pm bore:

I'm not familiar with these but they're great
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:38pm R. Dakota:

Enjoying every minute. Thanks, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:38pm common:

yay! made it.
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:38pm seth from muddy creek:

Road trip music
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:39pm borr:

yes looking forward to that Monk broadcast also
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:39pm seth from muddy creek:

Keeps making think about eating schrooms
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:40pm bore:

yes trippy
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:42pm seth from muddy creek:

Oh my. The hits just keep on coming
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:49pm rbx:

this track was on the most recent this american life, which I listened to this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:49pm tom from Glasgow:

love Starlee Kine, hate Phil Collins
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:50pm rbx:

hahaha. so net neutral then?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:51pm Linda Lee:

at one point in my life i dressed in black, read Camus & drank vermouth. is this common? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:51pm tom from Glasgow:

damn you, i've never stayed up as late as this </3
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:51pm PMD:

I beg to differ. San Francisco is pretty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:52pm Linda Lee:

tom, isn't it only about 11 pm there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:53pm rbx:

the big reveal - it was the closing line!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:53pm PMD:

Comas are not commas
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:53pm R. Dakota:

Aww, nice! Thanky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:55pm Linda Lee:

aha! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:56pm rbx:

I too was wondering why tom was complaining about being up at 11 pm :p
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:56pm tom from Glasgow:

oh my god, Come Back from San Francisco AND The Book of Love. maybe i'll die
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:57pm melinda:

69 Love Songs brings back the memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:59pm Linda Lee:

always wanted to be the subject of someone's art. music, poetry, like that. then it happened & i found out that what was created wasn't really about me, but an idea of me.
  Wed. 5/16/18 5:59pm seth from muddy creek:

Thx for this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:59pm chris:

thanks, Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 6:00pm tom from Glasgow:

thank you Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 6:00pm rbx:

Thanks Irwin - great show. Glad I got to learn more about Stephin Merritt tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 6:00pm Linda Lee:

many thanks for a lovely show Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 6:00pm Bas NL:

Just checked in, but will check archives.. Thanks Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 6:01pm rbx:

this might be an episode to download and put on the mp3 player
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/17/18 2:05pm robyn:

rats i missed this live just as i feared! thanks for doing this irwin! the 50 song memoir show is just sublime.
  Sun. 6/24/18 12:49pm widnesian:

For pedants such as I everywhere. Irwin announced The Flowers She Said She Sent. It wasn't that song playing. It was Torn Green Velvet Eyes, the song before it on the same LP Get Lost. I checked. Thanks for the show. It was glory.
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