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Playlist for 07 May 2008 Favoriting | Nearer My God to Thee

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Artist Song Album Comments New Approx. start time
Free The Robots  Jazzhole   Favoriting Breaks 
*   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Romvelope  Meercat Mountain   Favoriting One Course Meal 
  0:03:41 (Pop-up)
FM Einheit  Everything Or All   Favoriting FM 4.5.1 Compilation      0:10:08 (Pop-up)
Losfeld  Um   Favoriting 1 
  0:14:20 (Pop-up)
Mochipet  Girls and Boys and Toys   Favoriting Mircophonepet    *   0:19:16 (Pop-up)
Mu-Ziq  Carpet Muncher   Favoriting Royal Astronomy      0:22:44 (Pop-up)
Music behind DJ:
        0:25:47 (Pop-up)
Kazuki Tomokawa  Track 4   Favoriting Blue Water, Red Water 
*   0:30:48 (Pop-up)
Aqsakmaboul  A Modern Lesson   Favoriting       0:34:33 (Pop-up)
A&E  Somewhere Else   Favoriting Oi! 
  0:40:30 (Pop-up)
Sunplus (DFA Remix)  j.o.y.   Favoriting DFA Comp Vol 2      0:43:48 (Pop-up)
Scary Mansion  Captain   Favoriting Every Joke is Half the Truth    *   0:48:42 (Pop-up)
My Bloody Valentine  Blown a Wish   Favoriting Self Titled 
  0:51:16 (Pop-up)
Laibach  America   Favoriting Volk      0:55:17 (Pop-up)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings  This Land is Your Land   Favoriting Naturally 
  1:00:00 (Pop-up)
Evolution Control Committee  Star Spangled Bologna   Favoriting       1:04:01 (Pop-up)
RIAA and People Like Us  Lord Only Knows   Favoriting  
  1:05:18 (Pop-up)
Andy Breckman & People Like Us  God Only Knows   Favoriting       1:12:43 (Pop-up)
Klaus Nomi  Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!   Favoriting  
  1:13:01 (Pop-up)
Don Cherry  I Walk   Favoriting  
  1:15:56 (Pop-up)
The Discoettes  Yes We Can Can   Favoriting Strange Break & Mr Thing    *   1:18:48 (Pop-up)
Music behind DJ:
  1:23:26 (Pop-up)
Barry Adamson  Something Wicked This Way Comes   Favoriting       1:34:01 (Pop-up)
Roxy Pain  Careless Whispers   Favoriting  
  1:35:06 (Pop-up)
Portishead  Threads   Favoriting Third    *   1:39:25 (Pop-up)
Blanketship & Qulfus  Heaven Must Have Sent You   Favoriting Motown Meltdown    *   1:42:38 (Pop-up)
The Reveries  Any Arms Won't Do   Favoriting Matchmakers Volume 1: The Music Of Willie Nelson 
*   1:47:29 (Pop-up)
The Kropotkins  Truckstop Girls   Favoriting Five Points Crawl      1:51:34 (Pop-up)
Jaime Brockett  Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic   Favoriting Remember The Wind And The Rain 
  1:56:30 (Pop-up)
Music behind DJ:
Dick Curless 
Nearer my God to Thee   Favoriting  
  2:10:40 (Pop-up)
Electrelane  Bells   Favoriting Axes      2:19:13 (Pop-up)
Energie Du Verre  Rockin' Habanera   Favoriting Breaks 
*   2:21:32 (Pop-up)
Kid Koala  Temple Of Gloom   Favoriting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome      2:26:54 (Pop-up)
Mum  Guillty Rocks   Favoriting Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy 
  2:32:07 (Pop-up)
Lali Puna / Boom Bip  Awaiting an Accident   Favoriting I Thought I Was Over That      2:36:49 (Pop-up)
Teletubbies  Animals   Favoriting  
  2:41:00 (Pop-up)
Dorothy Ashby  Soul Vibrations   Favoriting Afro Harping      2:43:26 (Pop-up)
Music behind DJ:
  2:47:23 (Pop-up)

Listener comments!

  9:02am JJZ:

This seems like a nice song.
  9:04am Listener Dave:

Mornin' Ken. Mornin' fellow listeners. Hello Sweden!
  9:05am Ken:

Mornin' all! No slideshow today, that was a disaster last week, it crashed a stream and a server!
  9:07am norwegian mountain dude:

good morning.. hello usa!!
  9:09am billyjam:

greetings Ken - good to hear the samples of Judge Judy -
  9:09am dei xhrist:

Hello FMU! You did have some very nice photo selections. I showed the Iggy one to a co-worker - she did not know who he is. *sigh*.
  9:12am cribley:

Check out #8
  9:13am Ken:

Actually, you can see last week's slideshow in all its 105 photo glory on last week's playlist page right here:

I just can't put slideshows on an active playlist page. I have to wait till the show is over untilw e can overhaul the playlist page with Ajax.
  9:15am Parq:

Del, the fact that you even thought your co worker might know who he is would be a step in the right direction. My co workers wouldn't know who he is even *after* I explained it.
  9:17am Negator:

  9:19am Cecile:

the roof is on fire...
  9:22am cissy davis:

g'morn ken & everybody!!!!! ken tell me AINT LIFE BEAUTIFULL & SWEET???ohhhh ken--please keep this a secret,,but miss buxley--toni daytona--70s chick--jackie burkhardt are all clones of mine,,,SHHHHH,,ken i think ALL the dee jays at fmu should have a comment board,,OHHHH KEN btw have you been gettin my mail from thye past few weeks?? PEACE--LOVE--JOY & HAPPINESS WITH LOVE ,,,SABRINA & CHERI =)=)=)
  9:23am jan:

Hey -what about hard candy- I haven't heard it yet, and it's already at the top of the charts- Ken?
  9:25am Ken:

Good question - why don't we have Hard Candy in the library yet? Mardonna dont need our hep - the label probably didnt send it to us. Record labels are poor starving bastards these days...
  9:26am Bad Ronald:

Dig the kid with the melon.
  9:26am dlroth:

ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ho ho he he he he hellllooo KwedEN!
  9:27am dlroth:

where is the kid with the nice melon from?
  9:29am dc pat:

Our Gang?
  9:29am jonathan:

he should be happy with his melon.
  9:29am Cecile:

I prefer a nice berber with a cold beer myself. ;)
  9:31am JJZ:

Speaking of pictures, there's a lot of interesting pictures to be found at Old stuff.
  9:31am dc pat:

Oh I was going to say Messiaen...
  9:31am JJZ:

Back from the times when everyone wore hats.
  9:33am Ken:

The Melon kid is actually from an "erotic sound effects" LP!
  9:35am jonathan:

kazuki sounds a bit like dio at certain points.
  9:36am Ken:

All the gaps this morning should tell you that I am, howshallwesay.. a little more open to requests than usual.
  9:36am Ghengis Jung:

  9:36am devotio moderna:

i dunno from the kid but the "melon" should come from sweden. great melons grow over there.
  9:36am ?:

nice melons = nice music=
  9:37am Mickey Mephistopheles:

I prefer the sounds of the gigolo to the kazuki. The gigolo makes beautiful music.
  9:38am dlroth:

need to do a fark photo contest of the melon kid!
  9:39am Mickey Mephistopheles:

"G is for gigolo. See the gigolo. A gigolo is a musical instrument. The next time your mommy goes shopping ask her to buy you a gigolo. She will think you are very cute and she will write it in to the Reader's Digest and they will print it and send you money." - Shel Silverstein from _Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book_
  9:41am Ken:

Go ahead, everybody, have your way with the Melon kid! I have a higher res version, but the one up there is gtood enough.
  9:41am Vivian:

Requests? Did I hear someone ask for requests? New Portishead, Object of my Affection-can't remember who sang it, you picked it up at the last WFMU record fair, Snoop Zepplin, Bridget Fontaine..
  9:43am dc pat:

How about playing that German song about whiskey with the puking at the end...forget who it is. How about a puke set--songs about or containing puke.
  9:45am m:

no Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock though please
  9:45am JJZ:

Play Glukoza - "Schweine" which is one song that's been in my head for the past few days from Grand Theft Auto IV's eastern european station.
  9:45am dei x:

you could easily make a barf inducing set, using field recordings from WalMart. The store is like a hyper parody of itself.
  9:45am Ken:

DC Pat - I remember that song but I cant remember the name of the comp - did it start with shit? shitkatapul?
  9:47am dc pat:

hang on...
  9:49am dc pat:

Anaphie vs Phlex, Caramba Caracho Ein Whisky , Shitkatapult Strike 88cd
  9:51am Ken:

Well done, my winged monkey, I shall dig it out.
  9:52am dc pat:

"winged monkey"? Don't know if I like that. What does that make you? The green lady that scared the shit out of me when I was 8?
  9:53am Ken:

Yes, sorry about that. Clearly Andy Breckman has has a bad effect on me. I need some detergent.
  9:55am jonathan:

hell yeah, my bloody valentine!
  9:56am dc pat:

don't mean to be a comment hog, but I saw an interview w/ the MBV guy and he said they were working on a "folow up" to Loveless.
  9:57am Cecile:

what year was that?
  9:58am jonathan:

i think that's been in the works for years.
  10:00am Wes:

Is that a sour watermelon, or did that kid bite his tongue?
  10:00am Cecile:

Yes, I have read interviews with him from 1992 on that have said "any day now"
  10:00am Ken:

MBV is touring in a few months - coming to NYC in September, to Roseland i think.
  10:01am dc pat:

Yeah, they've been saying crap like that for years but this was a recent interview w/ Ian Svenonius on his Soft Focus show.
  10:01am HotRod:

  10:03am dc pat:

no date but he's only been doing these interviews for a couple of years. Check out Billy Childish, whataguy...
  10:03am Cecile:

that's very cool.
  10:04am GUMBY:

I think Woody would dig this SJ & the DK's funked up version of his grammer school classic.
  10:07am Listener Dave:

Any chance of mixing Breckman singing "God Only Knows" with this?
  10:08am jonathan:

  10:10am Listener Dave:

  10:11am Cecile:

Okay, now you have to play Stars by Hear'n Aid.
  10:11am Rob W:

Hearing this Jesusian mashup reminds me: I just watched a pretty curious period piece (borrowed the DVD from the wonderful NYPL Lincoln Center library!) that Ken's listeners might enjoy, especially all you Catholic heresy fans: Bunuel's 1969 "The Milky Way" / "Voie Lactee". See:
  10:11am Bad Ronald:

Mmmm yummy 45s!
  10:14am woj:

mbv tour dates
  10:15am jonathan:

i just saw the milky way. strange.
  10:16am woj:

oh, and pitchfork has the full slate including european dates
  10:25am GUMBY:

Feelin' the Love, Lovin' the Funky feelin'
  10:25am Cecile:

A bigger improvement than Lee Dorsey's original!?!?!?!?! Blasphemy.
  10:25am Happy Listener:

Good Morning, Ken! Thanks again for providing the killer soundtrack to my Wednesday morning! ^_^
  10:27am woj:

"your dj speaks"? "speaks" seems like the wrong verb for what ken does....
  10:33am Ike:

I'll believe there's a new My Bloody Valentine album coming out when I hear it. And not until then.
  10:38am Cecile:

It's the Chinese Democracy of shoegaze...
  10:41am Ken:

And the Chinese Democracy of Shitgaze is the new Psychedelic Horsehit record. I've been waiting, like 7 months already!
  10:45am Cecile:

That is forever in dog years.
  10:45am Ike:

"Shitgaze"?! BWAH! You're shitting me. Horseshit.
  10:46am Sanon.:

  10:46am Cecile:

now is that death shitgaze, power shitgaze, black shitgaze or technical shitgaze?
  10:48am Ken:

Cecile, it would technically be Math Shitgaze, also known as Mathgaze.
  10:48am Cecile:

Ah, thank you. I wanted to make sure the nomeclature was correct.
  10:51am Ken:

I just posted a pic of John from Oslo's listening setup in Sweden. Anybody else want to take a pic of their listening setup and mail it in, send it to me at ken at wfmu dot org
  10:51am HotRod:

Wow! This makes two lava lamp pics that I've come across in one week. The lava gods are up to no good!
  10:55am Brian:

Wow, that version of This Land is Your Land is mind blowing. I just finished reading a Guthrie bio - thanks.
  10:59am g:

sorry if I'm totally ignorant and out of the loop, but I'm just tuning in and wonder who the mystery composer was from last week . . .
  11:00am Mark:

Cool I aint heard this in years
  11:02am nh_dave:

Wow I just took a picture of my office and my camera phone just sucks so much I can't dare send it in Ken
  11:02am Ken:

g - that was Olivier Messaien's Turangalila Symphony
  11:02am Keithster:

This Titanic song is great! YoooW!
  11:03am wiz:

I haven't heard this in over 30 years woooowww
  11:03am listener jeremy:

"the rope factory she catch on fire" lol
  11:04am Ken:

Yeah, this was a huge FMU hit back in the day... so I hear, anyway.
  11:04am Bad Ronald:

"I see O.J."
  11:05am Parq:

I've always wondered. "They said this ship don't haul no ___"?
  11:05am Mark:

  11:05am uta:

  11:06am g:

thx, Ken. I now feel complete
  11:08am molerat:

First time I heard this. Now I know where Mojo Nixon got a lot of his schtick.
  11:08am Vivian:

A belated thank you for the Portishead. Still on the fence about getting the new release...
  11:09am pietro:

Last heard this on KALX berkeley, laid up in my crib, cracking up with friends 1985? Hoo boy, this flies my kite, baby! Where are the snows of yesteryear?
  11:10am ?:

it's like a punk Alice's Restaurant . . .
  11:10am Ken:

Parq- It's "this ship dont haul no colored folk."
  11:12am Mark:
  11:12am theloniouscrunk:

"this ship dont haul no coal"
  11:15am Parq:

Hmm. See what I mean? I had a college buddy who said it was "cord". Whatever -- oh man, it was great hearing it again. The last time I heard it, some three decades ago, it was off an LP so worn that it skipped like an 8 year old on the way home from school.
  11:17am dc pat:

  11:19am Ken:

There ya go indeed! The other day my 13 year old son took off his iPod for a second and asked me of the Kinks's "Apeman," Dad, is it fogging up me eyes, or fucking up my eyes?
  11:20am Ken:

Cant find that comp dc, sorry! Wow, failed the math test for the first time!
  11:22am dc pat:

ah, that's okay--it's on my iPod. Hey if your son is listening to Apeman, you're a good dad.
  11:32am Kevin:

nice show, I usually listen to "Strength Through Failure" and just happened upon yr show today, eclectic mix....
  11:34am dei x:

what did that black face George W use for makeup? Great even coverage!
  11:36am Ken:

Welcome all "Stremgth Through Failure" Listeners! It is my humble goal to pilfer all of Fabio's listeners.
  11:39am Kevin:

Hopefully you don't talk as much as Fabio though....heh
  11:41am Bad Ronald:

The A. Hoffman tribute was pretty cool last week...
  11:43am Parq:

"Ho ho, I'm the Giant Ken!"
  11:43am woj:

lali puna >> imogen heap
  11:43am woj:

the giant ken? or the ken of giant land?
  11:45am Bad Ronald:

Who's the chick with the syringe?
  11:45am Ken:

Yeah, the LSD tribute on Fabio's show was great! Dont say nuthin bad 'bout my Fabio~!!
  11:45am uta:

ken of the mountain grill!!
  11:45am jan:

Teletubbies again! great
  11:45am Keithster:

that teletubbies song sounds alot like "Pink Elephants"
  11:46am Ken:

Bad Ronald - That's my wife.
  11:47am dei x:

she's hawt and her eyebrows are in the same class as Divine's.
  11:49am Bad Ronald:

No Way, Cool! Does she always carry the needle?
  11:49am dc pat:

or Edith Piaf's
  11:50am Kevin:

Is that Judge Judy?
  11:51am Bruce:

Who's syringe lady???
  11:55am Ghengis Jung:

  11:56am Kevin:

yr doing an LSD tribute aren't you? Should be a weekly thing anyway.....
  11:56am ~L:

?Is the person in the turban related to the kid with the melon?
  11:57am HotRod:

I'm still trying to understand why anyone would be on the fence about buying the new Portishead.
  11:59am Bad Ronald:

"Portishead" sounds like a lavatory fixture.
  12:00pm marc:

melanie-- freekin genius man
  12:02pm HotRod:
  12:03pm Bad Ronald:

TX HotRod
  12:22pm Kevin:

what is this playing now? no playlist, more weirdness.....nice
  12:23pm crybaby:

best use of the WAH pedal I've heard in years
  12:24pm AnAnonymousParty:

Weirdness? What weirdness?
  12:25pm Kevin:

tune in turn on....
  12:25pm Bad Ronald:

I'm glad Ken left his comments up for Tony's show. I wonder if it was inadvertent...
  12:27pm Bad Ronald:

...or he did it to garner the most comments EVER Muaohahahahah!!!
  12:27pm Ike:

Tony's show is massively awesome today.
  12:30pm Kevin:

todays show should be titled "music for the psychiatric ward"
  12:56pm ?:

Posting in ghost thread just because I can.
  12:57pm AnAnonymousParty:

Or, "music FROM the psychiatric ward". Either way, it's awesomely massive.
  12:58pm Bad Ronald:

Go-Go Ghost Thread!
  1:04pm Ken:

Cool, I'm on the ghost thread too. Got more pictures to add up top also..
  8:58am Steve:

When you played Jame Brockett's "Legend of the Titanic" on Wednesday" you said your station had not been able to play it since about 1968 because of repeated canards it contains to the effect that the Titanic's passengers were primarily rich, wife-swapping Jews. Why are you now able to play it again after all that time? Is this your way of celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, or what?
  11:01am Ken:

Yes Steve, that was my way of celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary.
  12:05pm Steve:

In what way does airing this song celebrate it?
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