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Options August 17, 2009: sunlight: warm

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Glenn Jones  for wendy in her girlish days   Options Barbecue Bob in Fishtown  Strange Attractor    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Big Eyes Family Players  Snowflake Runt   Options donkeysongs  rusted rail    0:05:18 (Pop‑up)
Steven R. Smith  black paper scrim   Options cities  immune    0:09:52 (Pop‑up)
Dave Bixby  Morning Sun   Options Ode to Quetzalcoatl  Guerseen    0:12:00 (Pop‑up)
soft tags  tesla on the beach   Options seafoam green  none    0:18:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
a small good thing 
loopdeloop   Options       0:20:43 (Pop‑up)
Cromagnon  Crow of the Black Tree   Options Cave Rock  ESP-Disk    0:28:06 (Pop‑up)
human skab  suckin out brains eatin blood   Options Stay Thirsty (ltd ed LP)  Family Vineyard    0:38:12 (Pop‑up)
Bathing Druid  sick   Options Beltane Loofah 7"  Weird Forest    0:43:24 (Pop‑up)
Robert Lippok  The Heart of Nuut Picked By The Crows of Neu Koeln   Options monika barchen: songs for bruno, knut and tom koein v/a      0:48:42 (Pop‑up)
lava children  troll   Options The Lava Children EP  graveface    0:51:57 (Pop‑up)
kurt vile  Subliminal Message   Options Fall Demons 7"  Skulltones    0:57:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
        1:00:32 (Pop‑up)
3rd and 4th Graders of PS 188 as taught by Paul Rubenstein  celebration song   Options       1:09:17 (Pop‑up)
alex k redfern  voice to skull   Options Exterminating Angel  Corleone    1:15:25 (Pop‑up)
htrk  ha   Options Marry Me Tonight  Blast First Petite    1:15:58 (Pop‑up)
cold cave  first fit   Options Cremations      1:19:53 (Pop‑up)
mudboy  music for any speed   Options music for any speed  Lexidisques    1:22:17 (Pop‑up)
We Are The Arm  fancy free   Options Togetherness  A Chord    1:27:21 (Pop‑up)
Science Fiction Corporation  man out of a test tube   Options science fiction dance party  finders keepers    1:29:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
        1:31:07 (Pop‑up)
Seabrook Power Plant  i dont feel so good   Options seabrook power plant  loyal lable    1:40:29 (Pop‑up)
Roy Nathanson  subway noah   Options Subway Moon  yellowbird    1:41:23 (Pop‑up)
Palais Schaumburg  lupa   Options lupa      1:48:11 (Pop‑up)
oliva molina  Das Zahlenspiel   Options funky frauleins comp.  beauro b    1:50:18 (Pop‑up)
gnac  the neen scene   Options biscut barrell fashion      1:53:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
        1:56:50 (Pop‑up)
gary war  See Right Thru   Options horribles parade      2:03:48 (Pop‑up)
orphan fairytale  Bubble Memory/ Glorious High   Options Ladybird Labyrinth      2:08:39 (Pop‑up)
bibio  all the flowers   Options Ambivalence Avenue  warp    2:11:24 (Pop‑up)
bibio  all the flowers   Options Ambivalence Avenue  warp    2:15:13 (Pop‑up)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums  chain of steel   Options the snake      2:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Christophe  ferber endomni   Options Dirty French Psychedelics      2:19:36 (Pop‑up)
David Fenech and jad fair  living in utopia   Options We All Believe In Utopia      2:20:09 (Pop‑up)
The Bureau de Change  naked   Options the future of boy bands  d-trash    2:22:44 (Pop‑up)
hot pant  mae west   Options itch      2:23:44 (Pop‑up)
yacht  we have all we ever wanted   Options See Mystery Lights  dfa    2:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
        2:37:45 (Pop‑up)
white magic  New Egypt   Options new egypt  Latitudes    2:39:53 (Pop‑up)
doug gillard  call from restricted   Options Call From Restricted      2:45:52 (Pop‑up)
Dan Melchior Und Das Menace  Caffeine and alcohol   Options obscured by fuzz  Topplers    2:50:00 (Pop‑up)
Awol One & Factor  Glamorous drunk   Options Owl Hours  fake four inc    2:52:37 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Richman  Affection   Options       2:58:36 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:03am PMD:

  9:07am bw:

morning all -
  9:08am Joe Steele:

Morning, whats a windy and how do you swallow one?
  9:10am bw:

not sure what a windy is - hint? heres another question: who wrote this comic!!!
  9:12am zen gallon hat:

So, that is the sound of one fist clopping.
  9:15am v k:

thanks for makin' my monday morning exciting - once again
  9:17am PKNY:

I really dig that that Dave Bixby record, thanks for playing!
  9:18am Joe Steele:

Pretty much everything I know about comics I learn from this show. So I don't know who wrote this, since you haven't said yet.
  9:19am annie:

good morning.... !!!!!
  9:28am PMD:

That Katey... wonder how she took care of him.
  9:30am Duke:

Is iteh comic by Harvey Kurtzman? A 40's version of Brokeback Mountain maybe?
  9:30am still b/p:

Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear.
Author - US Dept. of Health?
  9:32am Joe Steele:

Well this is an unexpected turn.
  9:35am bw:

Duke ya got it right!
joe - unexpected? heh
  9:37am zen gallon hat:

So that is the sore of ranch-hand clap happening.
  9:46am v k:

heard a different Jonathan Richman song on 91.5 ("wake up ny") on drive in this a.m. - there is more than one!
  9:51am Joe Steele:

These two story lines veered very far away from eachother. I'm curious to see if they somehow converge again.
  9:58am Cecile:

My second volume of Stardust and His Friends should be shipping next week...
  10:03am Cecile:

Sounds like it's working today.

never apologize, never explain Benjamin!
  10:06am Cecile:

How about a bunch of inflatable kiddie pools in the 'FMU parking lot?
  10:17am Carmichael:

Good mornin' everyone.
  10:19am annie:

morning carm, did you survive your birthday?
  10:21am Cecile:

Mornin' carm, annie, all.
  10:23am Carmichael:

Yes Annie, I made it through 2+ weeks of vacation. Low key birthday, relaxing at the beach and wandering through museums. Lots o' fun.
  10:24am Joe Steele:

"Keep Thursday night open for me." I gotta remember that line.
  10:25am annie:

sounds great carm...
  10:29am Joe Steele:

He was singing about Syphilis!? Why was he signing about Syphilis?
  10:29am Duke:

He was singing about syphilis?!! Is that a common subject for cowboy songs?
  10:30am bw:

yews I know

this is confusing.. in the comic there is a two page pull out of the song about syphilis..
  10:30am annie:

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play; ... now how am i gonna write syphilis in to that tune?? gotta make it catchy for the campfire friday night..
  10:30am PMD:

Carmichael - happy belated birthday! Did you see the meteor shower?
  10:32am PMD:

Just got caught up on the comic, so NOW I know what you are talking abuot. How weird!
  10:33am Cecile:

Ah modern medicine to the rescue

annie, you're killing me here.
  10:33am Joe Steele:

The ambiguous time period in which this is taking place is equally perplexing.
  10:34am PMD:

I like how the barbequed steer is in convenient square blocks.
  10:35am annie:

joe, i was thinkin the same thing.
  10:35am Carmichael:

Thanks PMD, I did see some of it, as I spent a bit of time laying on my back late at night howling at the moon.

Just kidding.
  10:36am still b/p:

Sing (or recite) the song!
Dose Riders in the Sack!
  10:39am annie:

wonder if he dies before the comic is done, will they get idi amin to be a stand-in for lucky?
  10:39am PMD:

Carmichael - great! I saw none - crappy light pollution here in DC area.

I think I know now how Katey took care of him.
  10:39am Parq:

Oh give me a home
Where the cowboys get boned
So the syph-a-lis virus can play . . .

Okay, whaddaya want from me it's my first day back from vacation.
  10:41am annie:

parq, it's better than what i came up with..
  10:42am PMD:

Parq - eggscellent.
  10:42am Cecile:

you should play some Zebulon Pike if you have it
This sounds just like Seabrook Power Plant
  10:48am bw:

i put the song up
  10:52am annie:

i personally know of no one who actually says the word "sob" when they are crying..
  10:53am Parq:

Annie, she was calling him a son of a bitch.
  10:53am Carmichael:

Only a doctor can cure syph-a-lis .......
  10:54am Ricky:

Aww, Lucy, thanks for 'splainin'
  10:54am PMD:

Parq - LOL!
And I know of noone that says LOL when they are laughing.
  10:55am annie:

i bet this is one of those 50s morality tales designed to fend off bad behavior on the range..
  10:56am annie:

sorry, i should have said "reckon"
  10:57am cb:

Poor lucky! That's what happens when you get mixed up with dance hall girls!
  11:03am Wang Chung:

We were so in phase in our dance hall days
  11:13am jonathan:

huh, weird. liz berg played this orphan fairytale song as well as bathing druid last week. thanks for letting me hear a song on wfmu that i recognise
  11:14am bw:

that orpahn fairytale record is the bestest!
  11:15am annie:

lucky only has half an hour to get cured, win the girl, get the cattle back, AND beat up his arch enemy.
  11:17am cb:

That's a lot of pressure to put on Lucky, but if anybody can do all those things, a comic book cowboy named Lucky can!
  11:21am Cecile:

Lucky is clean, his tests came back negative a few panels back. But you're right, Annie, dude has a full plate.
  11:23am LizGig:

That doctor has some amazing diagnostic skills! Must have x-ray vision. Could it be Superdoc hiding behind those glasses?
  11:24am Lone Ranger:

Hey, I'd love to have that green horse..
  11:24am cb:

I know, right? Like how did he diagnose a busted rib with a stethescope? Amazing!
  11:25am dei xhrist:

suddenly this strip adds one of the Four Horses of the Apocalypse - the fourth one was a green, according to Aphrodite's Child
  11:26am dc pat:

the 5th one must have been red.
  11:27am More Campfire Songs:

Out in the STD town of El Paso,
I fell afoul of a less-than clean girl,
Nighttime had found me in Katie's vageena,
Me and them damn spirochetes had a whirl...
  11:30am tired formula?:

so-so story + booze reference = good story
  11:30am Burl Ives:

That's on the B-side of my song "Sweet Betsy of Pike"
  11:35am Trapper:

You guys are young!
  11:36am wallyballou:

Dylan was looking for the house wher Springsteen wrote Born to Run, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8335824&page=1
  11:36am John M:

Ben! The missing intern whose story you are referring to is the story of Chandra Levy. Her story was revived this year by the wonderful institution called the Washington Post. Thanks to the Post's story, Gary Condit has essentially been cleared of any wrongdoing and another man has been indicted.

  11:37am bw:

thanks for that john M
  11:38am dc pat:

this tune freaks me out, man!
  11:38am risky!:

  11:42am annie:

BW- i'm dying to know the year this was printed, this lucky strip.
  11:42am bwjb:

  11:42am LizGig:

Lucky and Sal gaze deeply into each other's eyes as their blood intermingles...
  11:44am annie:

"........which is her right, of course" i love that...
  11:44am dei x:

it's their right, of course. There's ain't no "death panel" in the ol' West.
  11:44am Parq:

My workload for the week has just arrived in a great big pile. This sinister piano riff, insistently repeating, is setting just the right tone.
  11:45am bw:

hi CB - this next one is for you!
  11:46am Carmichael:

What kind of ambulance do they have in the 'ol West? The newspaper guys look ilke they're from Superman. I'm confused. Is this a Western?
  11:47am John M:

No problem, D-dubs. I'm bitter they didn't win a pulitzer for reviving the story & doing the DC Police Department's job for them. Anywho, White Magic rock. Thanks for the good tunes.
  11:48am annie:

carm that's why i think it's from the 50s
  11:50am Joe Steele:

Yet horse still seems to be the main mode of transit.
  11:51am Parq:

Meanwhile, a little boy named George was growing up . . .
  11:51am dei x:

It takes place in the Old West with photocopiers, electric lights on the bed frame, and no condoms.
  11:52am LizGig:

It's an early example of the alternative history genre. With added syphilis.
  11:55am woman's work:

of course
  11:55am dc pat:

oh NO! Lucky's kids inherited his weird tiny nose!!
  11:55am Cecile:

AGH! So Mom told them Dad has syphilis?
Wow, what a cute meet.
  11:56am annie:

ok, bw, the year!! please....
  11:57am Doc says:

Someday this here territory will be a state, but until then, screw any confidentiality laws.
  11:57am PMD:

DOes syphillis make your kids do the dishes?
  11:58am Joe Steele:

You'd think after having three kids Mrs. Lucky would have something else to talk about other than the pre-marital syphilis
  11:58am Carmichael:

I like the varnished Glen Campbell hair on the little kids.
  11:58am annie:

makes em think girls should stay in the house and do women's work
  11:59am bw:

  11:59am Carmichael:

Looks like the AMA put out this cartoon.
  11:59am dc pat:

I think the syphilis did something to Little Sally's eyes..
  12:00pm :):

  12:00pm dc pat:

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