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Options March 21, 2021: Let's bring this home...

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Destroyer  It Just Doesn't Happen   Options Have We Met    pledge $20 and this can be yours!    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Tom Tom Club  Happiness Can't Buy Money   Options Genius of Live        0:04:40 (Pop‑up)
Juliana Hatfield  Magic (for a few seconds, at least...)   Options Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John  American Laundromat Records      0:09:30 (Pop‑up)
The Everymen  New Jersey   Options Who Wrote These Songs? 7" EP        0:09:53 (Pop‑up)
 
Fanny  Badge   Options Songs of the Quiet One: Therese's 2021 Fundraising Premium  WFMU Premium 2021      0:31:26 (Pop‑up)
Tanya Donnelly and the Parkington Sisters  Different Drum   Options Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters  American Laundromat Records  Pledge $20 or more and be in the running for this LP!    0:33:28 (Pop‑up)
 
Tanya Donnelly and the Parkington Sisters  Days   Options Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters  American Laundromat Records      0:57:04 (Pop‑up)
Matthew Sweet  Give a Little   Options Catspaw      *   0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
 
Dent May  I Could Use a Miracle   Options Late Checkout  Carpark Records  This could be yours for a pledge of $20 or more!    1:12:23 (Pop‑up)
Juliana Hatfield  Magic   Options Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John  American Laundromat Records  Second time's the charm?    1:16:26 (Pop‑up)
Greg Hawkes  Piggies   Options Songs of the Quiet One: Therese's 2021 Fundraising Premium  WFMU Premium 2021      1:20:43 (Pop‑up)
 
TJO  The Crying Game   Options Songs for Peacock    Current prize- pledge now!    1:38:56 (Pop‑up)
Colin Newman  Blue Jay Way   Options Songs of the Quiet One: Therese's 2021 Fundraising Premium  WFMU Premium 2021      1:41:28 (Pop‑up)
 
TJO            1:55:31 (Pop‑up)
 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Meghan:

Hello Hello!!!! Last show of the marathon! Let's do this!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Gaylord Fields:

Money talks โ€”ย in fact, it's the Lexicon of Love at WFMU! Please pledge to Therese and Meghan now and help us meet our goal tonight! It's as easy as ABC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Scott67:

G'day Therese, Megan, Cree & Crowd!โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค™๐ŸŒ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Will the Sound Guy:

let's go! WFMU!!! much love Terese, Meghan, skeletons, and everyone!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Holy fuck 98%!!!!!!!!

Give Therese and Meghan some moneyz so we can do this thing!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm Meghan:

The station has only $18,414 to go! We are close! Let's close that gap right here right now!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Therese & Meghan batting cleanup! Let's get it done!
  5:09pm Julie on the app:

Money ๐Ÿ’ฐMoney ๐ŸŽถ
  5:10pm Jett:

@Therese, I know as the anchor of this marathon, you can blow this thing wide open!!! You're wonderful!!!
Avatar 5:11pm K8:

Hey Therese and everyone! This has been such a great marathon! Let's give a little more if we can and push it over the edge!
  5:11pm Julie on the app:

come back Juliana Olivia
  5:12pm dano59:

Haha Jojo lives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Shoulda gone with "It's magnificent, but so's Wayne."
Partial credit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Bronwyn Bishop:

agree greg- that woulda scanned and been a true rhyme
Avatar 5:14pm Bas NL:

Only $16.514 Left to Go!
Avatar 5:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You do Jersey tonight. <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm DonJuanTijuana:

I am completely in awe of Bas & Therese! Let's GO!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Scott67:

Let me try that again spelled correctly, I got a call while typing.
G'day Therese & Meghan & Crew!
โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒ
  5:18pm Carmichael:

Heya Therese and Meghan! Cโ€™mon cโ€™mon cโ€™mon!!
  5:18pm Jett:

@Therese will blow way past that goal! I know it will happen!!!
  5:19pm Kpx:

Who are the two dudes singing in the mics in the picture?
  5:20pm Jett:

Great taste @Therese Your choices are excellent.
Avatar 5:20pm ledzeppelinsucks:

What would Phil Collins name be if he was black?
  5:20pm dano59:

Do a Moose of Today for Meghan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm chresti:

Hi Therese and Meghan and PLEDGERS PLEDGING NONSTOP!
Avatar 5:22pm Joe B:

there's not even a DJ chair in the temporary Monty Hall studio! had to use a drum stool from the stage!
Avatar 5:23pm Roberto:

Don't deny us Fanny.
  5:23pm Marc15:

My depression and anxiety combination makes me question my judgment all of the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Tim In SF:

Hey Chresti,
Good to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm medson:

@joe b nice. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm B R M:

Thank you, Therese, for a great year of Sundays! Pledge all! Let's get this over the line and secure another year of great radio.
Avatar 5:26pm Roberto:

Nope, Davis is near Sacramento.
Avatar 5:26pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Davis is next to West Suckramento
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm HyperDose:

Stipe pronounced "steep-ay"
  5:27pm dano59:

UC Davis - immigrant to Queens Steve Wynnโ€™s alma mater
Avatar 5:28pm Bas NL:

WWWFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm chresti:

Hi Tim in SF! Likewise!
Avatar 5:28pm Jacques Trois:

Hvala Stipe
Avatar 5:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah doing a good job is great
...but if we wanted smarmy uptight 'professionalism' we'd be listening to something else.
Avatar 5:30pm Joe B:

yes way south Jersey - across the river from Chester PA, so even south of Philly
  5:32pm P-90:

Therese and Meghan ARE gonna carry this over the finish line!
Avatar 5:32pm Roberto:

YAS FANNNYYY
Avatar 5:33pm Roberto:

(George - Crapton) + Fanny = FREAKIN AWESOM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm listener 126464:

yoo-hoo!
  5:34pm Andres:

This Fanny version is better!
Avatar 5:35pm Bas NL:

๐Ÿ‘ˆ Psst... There... Top left.. Pledge widget!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Meghan:

Yes!!! Exactly Dano59!!! Moose of Today pledge!!!! for me please!!
  5:36pm Jett:

Phil Collins and Charlie Brown go to the same barber.
  5:37pm Jett:

Nice version of "Badge" by Fanny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm chresti:

Yay BAS!
  5:44pm Larry L.:

WFMU long time listener since about 1977
  5:44pm Jett:

So have you guys been gaining weight from being locked up? It's difficult not to, but so far I've at least maintained pretty much the same weight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm WR:

Drama Queen Freedman was on point!
Avatar 5:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Like - how did this whack non-commercial station
...get *every* DJ up to broadcast from home ??
FMU Power man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm JohnEBGood:

Hi Therese and Meghan, The cover that stands out with me is Elton John. Lucy on the Sky. Whoo hoo we did it. Thank you so much : )
Avatar 5:46pm Joe B:

Ruth is amazing. taught herself 10 different DJ software programs, and in a matter of days knew every troubleshooting issue inside and out, then talked 50 DJs through their issues week after week.
  5:47pm dano59:

I feel you on the tech hillclimb, Meghan. Took me almost a year but I figured it out & am having a blast making community radio again, from home.
Avatar 5:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...like - I got a couple friends : they work hard & buy nothing - then take their money & go to some foreign country where the dollar goes far - have an *amazing* time
...make every oh-fficial Travel Guide look *stoopid*
...FMU is the Radio version of that.
  5:50pm ?:

hey guys you may want to explain the "swag" part of "swag for life"
  5:50pm P-90:

Enjoying the various โ€œcouch cushion/dripping faucet/etc.โ€ metaphors
Avatar 5:51pm Joe B:

there is swag that only goes to people who participate in swag for life. this year it is a greg harrison t short, exclusive to the swag 4 lifers. plus you get a ton of the regular FMU swag
Avatar 5:51pm Joe B:

(t shirt. maybe shorts next year)
  5:52pm ?:

thanks joe! I know, but other listeners may not and may be interested to know what they get in return!
  5:53pm Jett:

The Boston Red Sox show. Bring back Jerry Remy!!!
  5:53pm Carmichael:

Fanny is from my hometown of Sacramento. As a kid, I saw them play in a bowling alley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Ciggy:

Tech & Finance nerds, listen to Station Manager Ken's State of the Station program on last week's Radio Row. That's where you'll understand the station's technical requirements, Capital & it's cash flows.
  5:53pm P-90:

NINETY-NINE FREAKING PERCENT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm JohnEBGood:

Does any one actually listen to the SWAG CD's ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm chresti:

๐ŸŽต I'm getting a bandana๐ŸŽต
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Stipe:

Hi all! Love your music taste Therese, I've been listening regularly to your show on archive, first time I tuned in during live show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm chresti:

Dumpster fire, PLEDGE TO PUT OUT THAT DUMPSTER FIRE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Ciggy:

Deja Vu?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm chresti:

JohnEBGood, I do!
  5:58pm Jett:

One of my favorite covers is Boris Karloff, Art Carney, Dinah Shore, and Betty Hutton doing Little Darlin'
  5:58pm Julie on the app:

Kinks cover!
  6:00pm Carmichael:

Me too, JohnEB.
Avatar 6:01pm Bas NL:

Only $11.266 Left to Go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Meghan:

Keep it going everyone! We are at 11,266!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm ParUbi:

Hey everyone! So close!
  6:03pm dano59:

@Chresti - youโ€™ll wear it well
Avatar 6:04pm Toutevoix:

โ™ฅ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm chresti:

Thank you Dano!

C'MON! We can do it! Make sure we always have WFMU to get us through all the future dumpster fire shit shows!
  6:06pm dano59:

@john EBgoodโ€” yes, absolutely. Those premium compilations are great sources of discovery and often themed so if you like one track, youโ€™ll like a lot more. I listen to them all the time and draw from those CDs for mixes and my radio show. 3 from Gaylord last week, 1 from Brainen this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm JohnEBGood:

Cool, I played Terre T a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm chresti:

I made 11,000 last year. If I can pledge, ANYBODY can pledge!
  6:16pm b k:

Is Dent May LP or CD?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Therese:

At the risk of sounding like a Deadhead, we do need a miracle! You can be the miracle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm HyperDose:

If pledging again means that the station can FINALLY get some up-to-code fire extinguishers, I'm happy to do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Meghan:

Pledging means EVERYTHING!!! Let's do this people!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Ryansterlingvirtue:

I literally have not heard this song since it came out. reminds me of my mother. On repeat in the 80s.
Avatar 6:21pm Danne D:

Whoa it's multi-playlist madness! :)
Avatar 6:22pm Danne D:

Yay Therese and Meghan on this board too :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Meghan:

MADNESS I tell you!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Meghan:

B K- the Dent May is an LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm mariano:

Ohh, I see, this is the real list, lol. I've been in some pocket dimension or something. Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

DANNNNEEEEEEE (on the other board)
Avatar 6:25pm Joe B:

I saw Greg Hawkes play that live! on the uke!
Avatar 6:25pm Danne D:

Hi Aaron :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm steveo:

One more time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Scott67:

Madge, I'm in that dimension too, on my other tablet!?? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
Avatar 6:25pm Danne D:

The 5th Beatle...Ukulele
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

I am on zoom church on one screen, and on the playlist on the other
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

I am in many dimensions tonight
Avatar 6:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

John Lennon's mother played uke. Kind of a Music Hall thing... Not into myself. Gittar is *not that hard*...
John is TheBeatles' Favorite Beatle. OK - a square w/ four corners...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm tom in Glasgow:

yo
Avatar 6:28pm Danne D:

Whoa it's Tom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm HyperDose:

I did that Zoomie thing the kids are doing for the first time today. My pops gave me a virtual tour of his new digs, way cool. The future is now!
Avatar 6:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...nobody needs to also see my face...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm mariano:

Danne D: The 5th Beatle was Clarence, who played sax. Totally written out of history. vimeo.com...
Avatar 6:30pm Danne D:

whoa Mariano!
Avatar 6:31pm Bas NL:

(Finale page is up already: www.wfmu.org...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Scott67:

HyperT, g'day mate! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
Avatar 6:31pm Danne D:

This is like the multiball version of live playlists :)
Hiya Bas!
Avatar 6:32pm Bas NL:

Hi Danne D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Tim 07030:

ok there may not be 3 simultaneous playlists but at least there are 3 simultaneous comments boards
Avatar 6:33pm Danne D:

:( Awwwww I miss you guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Scott67:

Ken!!! Your laundry was a goldmine too?? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
Avatar 6:37pm Danne D:

Yay KfHP!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Wow, thanks! Going to hit up the local convenience stores to look for thrown-away lottery tickets that might have been dumped by mistake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm tom in Glasgow:

only 10 grand to go folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Meghan:

hahaha, yes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Meghan:

10,191 left!!! let's get below 10K!!! that would be AMAZING
Avatar 6:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh - if I win the 10-figure Lottery - it's golden mixing boards ya bastards...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Rush Limbaugh Gold Microphones for all!
Avatar 6:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Elvis latrines...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Julie:

oh weird there was a whole other playlist
Avatar 6:52pm Danne D:

Therese operates on multiple dimensions Julie :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Julie:

Tom in Glasgow! Missing our Stan hang this year!!
Avatar 6:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Julie ! Stork Club on the Drummer Stream just played a premium that's a 2003 or something Marathon ripping Queen songs ! You know about this ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Julie:

the Stan hang was literally the last thing I did before the lockdown
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Julie:

Yes Rev I heard some of it. What I don't remember is their playing at FMU in 2000. I'm sure I was listening but that was before my Queen interests really
Avatar 6:54pm Danne D:

I remember doing a late shift on Keilidh's show and kinda dreading answering the phone at that stage of crazy corona week :/
Avatar 6:55pm Dano59:

Now on the web playlist. Science!! Hey give people! Main page says 95% of main goal
Avatar 6:55pm Danne D:

Therese meter is moving but the grand total number is holding steady - math is hard :)
Avatar 6:56pm Roberto:

Therese is correct about the time change. And she also used the correct term "Daylight Saving." Slow clap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Julie:

lots of shared droplets in the phone room that night with Stan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

@Revolution Rabbit Nov63
That wasn't a marathon premium. Stork unearthed and played a performance of the Loser's Lounge covering Queen songs at the finale of WFMU's 2000 Marathon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Julie:

was it actually part of the finale? or on someone's show before the finale?
Avatar 6:57pm Danne D:

Whoa math caught up - now only $7270 to go!!!! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm mariano:

Thanks Therese and Meghan, Ruth and Skeletons!
Avatar 6:58pm Dano59:

I have that Queen LL trib on CD. The only Queen I listen to
Avatar 6:58pm Joe B:

I saw DD in 2005 in atlantic city - they were amazing
Avatar 6:59pm Danne D:

I saw Joe B in 2019 at a Devils game - he was amazing :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Julie:

from that exact year Dano? awesome
Avatar 6:59pm Joe B:

wow great show Therese & Meghan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Scott67:

Thanks Therese, Meghan & Crew! โœŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค™๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’œ
Avatar 6:59pm Roberto:

Home page total just updated! ~ $7k to go!
Avatar 6:59pm Dano59:

I think it was in a trade with another tribute album fanatic
Avatar 7:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Therese & Meghan!
Avatar 7:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx Doug ! Wanted to make sure Julie knew about it - tho' figured she probly did...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Therese & Meghan and all you lovelies. Good things await!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Julie:

PULL PULL PULL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm WR:

Less than 10,000 left! Go Go Go for Goal!
Avatar 7:00pm Bas NL:

Only $7.170 Left to Go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm radioronan:

Congrats to all for keeping it going for the greatest station in the nation! Thank you Therese.. Thanks Meghan.. Thanks skeletons!
Avatar 7:00pm Dano59:

You guys did stellar work these 2 hours
Avatar 7:01pm Danne D:

Thank you Therese and Meghan! :) Great Job! Hope to see you guys next marathon :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Julie:

make them TAKE it from you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm chresti:

WELL DONE!!!
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