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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ivy  Distant Lights   Options All Hours  0:03:18 (Pop‑up)
Morphine  Buena   Options Cure for Pain  0:08:49 (Pop‑up)
Combustible Edison  Cat o' Nine Tails   Options The Impossible World  0:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Brook Benton  Hit Record   Options Endlessly: The Best of Brook Benton  0:19:47 (Pop‑up)
Joan Osborne  Running Out of Time   Options Righteous Love  0:22:13 (Pop‑up)
Harry Hosono & the World Shyness  Flying Saucer Breakdown   Options Flying Saucer 1947  0:26:06 (Pop‑up)
Dorothy Collins  Vibration   Options Experiment Songs from Ballads for the Age of Science by Hy Zaret & Lou Singer  0:29:52 (Pop‑up)
The Bird and the Bee  I Hate Camera   Options The Bird and the Bee  0:31:14 (Pop‑up)
Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time  Memory and Desire   Options The 2009 Believer Music Issue CD  0:34:43 (Pop‑up)
Dana Drake  Niagara Falls   Options Dana Drake cassette collection  0:38:53 (Pop‑up)
Pikelet (Evelyn Morris)  A Bunch   Options Pikelet  0:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Taylor Eigsti  Giant Steps   Options Lucky To Be Me  0:53:56 (Pop‑up)
Flaming Fire  The Way You Kill Me (Blood Does Shine)   Options Songs From the Shining Temple  0:59:03 (Pop‑up)
Amanda  My Name Is Cookie (And Don't You Forget It)   Options unreleased!!!!  1:02:40 (Pop‑up)
Jad & David Fair  100 Yellow Pencils   Options Six Dozen Cookies  1:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Pistol Annies  Bad Example   Options Hell on Heels  1:09:40 (Pop‑up)
The Chicago Loopers (with Bix & Tram)  Three Blind Mice   Options Bix & Tram (box)  1:12:35 (Pop‑up)
Hot Tuna  Water Song   Options Burgers  1:15:26 (Pop‑up)
Decade in Exile  Patti's Town   Options WFMU Free Music Archive  1:26:25 (Pop‑up)
David Fair  What's? Up, Henry? / Middle This / Because I Said So   Options The Middleman Soundtrack  1:30:14 (Pop‑up)
Tom Dissevelt  Fantasy in Orbit: Seconds to Eternity   Options Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music 1956-1963  1:36:39 (Pop‑up)
Xtreme Mindz  Super Flash   Options Xtreme Mindz  1:40:35 (Pop‑up)
Superhuman Happiness  Oh, Tatiana   Options The Physical EP  1:43:03 (Pop‑up)
Dorian Electra  Roll With the Flow   Options Songs About Economics (YouTube)  1:46:18 (Pop‑up)
Robyn Hitchcock   Messages of Dark   Options Invisible Hitchcock  1:51:14 (Pop‑up)
Clear Light  Mr. Blue   Options Clear Light  1:55:22 (Pop‑up)
Ann Lever  Crazy   Options Ann Lever demos  2:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Julie London  Everything Happens To Me   Options Julie ... At Home  2:09:26 (Pop‑up)
Beth Custer  O, Fredonia   Options Doña Luz 30 Besos  2:13:06 (Pop‑up)
The Verlaines  Born Again Idiot   Options Untimely Meditations  2:16:17 (Pop‑up)
Hal Blaine  Wiggy   Options Psychedelic Percussion  2:19:24 (Pop‑up)
Emil Richards  Garnet (January)   Options Stones  2:21:39 (Pop‑up)
Nada Surf  Neither Heaven Nor Space   Options Let Go  2:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Harry Partch: Gate 5 Ensemble cond. by Horace Schwartz  Castor & Pollux (comp. 1952; rec. 1953)   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Vol. 1 (CRI)  2:33:27 (Pop‑up)
The Innocence  Mairzy Doats   Options The Innocence  2:56:08 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  3:00pm ...:

Happy New Year Irwin!
  3:00pm rrg:

Salut à tout le monde.

I'm ready.
  3:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh IRWIN!!
  3:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow Irwin, what a New Year you had, judging by that pic!
  3:02pm G:

Look, on the board! It's a bird, it's a plane!


  3:03pm rrg:

"Enjoy Libby's...so EXTRA RICH in flavor."
  3:04pm Caryn:

Hi, Irwin!
  3:04pm earwax:

Food Shop - Your generic choice
  3:04pm Strasny Neilek:

Dzien Dobry! Szcensliwe nowego roku, Irwin!
  3:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

aw, look at Grandpa when he was too drunk to walk. Again.
  3:05pm Pole Dancer:

I understood that.
  3:06pm rrg:

Google Translate says:

"Good Day! Szcensliwe new year, Irwin!"
  3:07pm trish:

"Bonne année grand nez."
'Pareillement, grandes dents."
  3:08pm kat330:

"The French Cleaners" -- breaking stereotypes.
  3:08pm Caryn:

The French Cleaner also intrigues me? Do they send over staff in French maid outfits? I'm starting to think it's code to put the cops off the scent.
  3:08pm G:

Abt pic: Vivian Maier, kind of a mid20C Alice Austen. Fortunately also now pulled off the trash heap of history.
  3:08pm Kate Bush:

You know where to find me -- under the Ivy.
  3:09pm Michael:

Yea! It's old pal Irwin!
  3:10pm Strasny Neilek:

Pole dancer, czy pani rozumia Po Polsku?
  3:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Or, maybe their niche is to clean off clothes of French fry grease, French dressing, French onion soup and the like.
  3:10pm Pole Dancer:

leave my fanny out of this.
  3:11pm earwax:

Lots of great Vivian Maier photos at http://www.vivianmaier.com
The NY photos are especially interesting.
  3:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Morphine, a "buena" cure for pain!

Ask about our unit discount!
  3:12pm Caryn:

@Matt: I'm sure that's what they tell vice cops when they come over. Of course, that doesn't mean they don't use various oils that may need to be cleaned off clothing...
  3:13pm Strasny Neilek:

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you all understood my "Happy New Year" wishes.... I am actually Wild Neil , but feeling more Polish today....
  3:13pm T-Zero:

I agree, earwax.

Irwin, thanks for putting a link to Maier on the pic.
  3:14pm Caryn:

Actually, Matt, maybe they based their business idea on stereotypes about the French, and their business is cleaning French people. Shaving women's armpits, brushing people's teeth, giving people showers and baths... Maybe the neighbourhood has a big French immigrant population. Whether they made any money is the question.
  3:15pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Ha ha!

Combustible Edison ("Com Ed", anyone?) plays great "space age" lounge music.
  3:15pm Edison Bulbs:

We were reprived for another year by a zero congressional budget-line for enforcing the ban on us. Curfew shall not ring tonight, babee!!
  3:16pm rrg:

What's that in the corner? Is that a Coke commercial? "Season's Greetings" and "Have a Cherry Christmas"?

Too low-res to be sure.
  3:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Strasny Neilek! I wouldn't have made the connection otherwise! Wildly Slavic of you today!
  3:17pm Strasny Neilek:

Strasny=scary, so its the best my limited vocab could muster...on short notice!
  3:19pm kat330:

I thought that 7SD idea got scratched?
  3:19pm suea:

they cancelled the pee-off due to certain death
  3:19pm still b/p:

Opposite of pissing match: a dammed shame.
  3:20pm Strasny Neilek:

That can hurt you badly! Be careful!!!!!!
  3:20pm rrg:

Hit Record! It's you, the public, who make them, you know.
  3:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, 7SD sounds great! Masochistic...I like it!
  3:20pm rrg:

Long cigar. Right.
  3:21pm kat330:

@Irwin: Did you witness them drinking a load of liquids?
  3:21pm G:

Ken was teasing, I bet. Gee, that never happens.
  3:22pm Matt from Springfield:

I'm going to send a pot of coffee over, just to make sure they're liquid-ed out.
  3:22pm rrg:

I've heard a lot of lame 7SD concepts.

They will never run out of them.
  3:23pm kat330:

More Joan -- kiitos!
  3:23pm suea:

a chick died. radio hosts got fired. thought Ken would have known about it already. anyway - all there has to be is a suggestion that death is possible for andy to refuse to do it.
  3:24pm kat330:

@suea: True that.
  3:26pm trish:

And the probability of death by water vs being hit by a moving car with mic in hand is ?
  3:27pm Matt from Springfield:

What's the chance that Ken drank tons of water, only to discover that Andy's weaseled out of it and has gone to the bathroom? :)
  3:27pm rrg:

Have Ken and Andy ever tried to stay awake for days and days? Like Glen Jones did a zillion years ago?

Hard to do on a one-hour radio show, I guess.
  3:28pm Caryn:

Didn't Ken say that the contest was cancelled, and instead they were gonna interview 5 people from the Iowa caucus?
  3:28pm kat330:

@Caryn: That's what I heard.
  3:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Sounds kinda like a French version of Johnny River's "Mountain of Love"
  3:32pm popo:

i heard those stupid life insurance ads on some other hideous radio station, i almost pissed myself, i think it is somekind of conditioning irwin is performing on us, I wonder what his cut is....it sounded even more like the devil in the real ad
  3:32pm Innuendo Perv:

This Dorothy is, oddly sexy...
  3:32pm Cheri Pi:

This little ditty might help me learn to play my new guitar...
  3:32pm Vibrator:

Someone called?
  3:33pm Caryn:

I'm just curious whether they were gonna interview those people anyway, or whether they came up with one of the weirdest segues ever: "Well, we can't do the "hold our pee" thing, so what to do? Oh, I know, the Iowa caucus!" Of course, the current crop of GOP candidates do bring to mind number 2s...
Oh, and as for that Dorothy track, I'm sure vibration causes sound... And I'm officially 12 for considering that a double entendre.
  3:34pm Brian Wilson:

A song about vibration? Why would anyone...oh, wait.
  3:37pm kat330:

This is so tuneful I'm anticipating a 180-degree shift to Amanda any moment.
  3:38pm Caryn:

Well, now you jinxed it, kat!
  3:39pm G:

Anyone hear the new "New Eyes for the Blind" ripoff ad that plagiarizes Irwin's alltime favorate radio ad, Kars 4 Kids? The NEFTB ad has a douchy guy singing about the charity while an acoustic guitar plinks childishly. Original concept, huh?
  3:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Amanda will come soon enough! I'm a Believer.
  3:39pm Irwin:

brace yourself
  3:39pm kat330:

Heh! I don't think anyone much cared about my quest for the remix tune in Ken's list this morning, but I finally found it.
  3:39pm G:

[holding the chair arms tightly]
  3:40pm Michael:

Slowly I turn...
  3:40pm G:

Dana Dreck? He's dreamy.
  3:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Eh, close enough!
(At least you can hear ambient noise and cassette sound...)
  3:41pm kat330:

For no one: Satanicpornocultshop "Chanson d'Amour" (Takusan No Ohanasan): compare with "Overture to the Sun" by Terry Tucker from the Clockwork Orange soundtrack.
  3:41pm Caryn:

I suggest if they ever do get around to that "holding our pee" contest, you play this Niagara Falls track to them. The background sound of running water could make them very uncomfortable.
  3:42pm Oatman:

I heart Dana Drake
  3:42pm G:

This guy was alone with no gf? Tough to believe.
  3:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Lovely Pikelet, I remember hearing this one, it's really good.
  3:45pm Caryn:

Nice work, kat!
  3:46pm kat330:

@Caryn: Well, it caused me to miss the rest of the comments board wracking my brain where I heard the tune. Then it took a while to find the vinyl I knew I had somewhere, and then to see the title, and then to confirm online with an .mp3. But it was worth it not to have that nagging any longer.
  3:47pm G:

Yes, nagging is no fun at all. :-P
  3:47pm kat330:

@Matt: Yes, enjoyed the Pikelet, too
  3:49pm kat330:

@G: Well, I really had hoped the crack music whizzes on the board would come up with it pronto.
  3:51pm Caryn:

Looking through the tv programs for tonight. Hmm, which one to watch: a Justin Bieber interview or a Sidney Lumet movie... Yeah, that's a headscratcher. Oh wait, no it isn't.
  3:51pm rrg:

Anyone remember the old Bell Labs science films? "Our Mr. Sun", "Hemo the Magnificent", others?

I had some of those on LD. Never checked to see if they were released on DVD.

But I suppose I know how to find out.
  3:52pm Caryn:

@rrg: "Our Mr. Sun" yes, but missed the "Hemo" one. I'm guessing about hemoglobin?
  3:53pm Devil with Horns:


But seriously, don't flame Matt from Springfield--you'll get BURNED. Trust me.
  3:53pm rrg:

Well, of COURSE they're available on DVD. Check on Amazon.com.

Yes, Hemoglobin. That one was directed by Frank Capra.
  3:54pm Caryn:

Oh, kat, I think you need to lower your expectations :)
Especially if the "crack music whizzes" are preoccupied with punning.
  3:55pm Caryn:

Or with kittens, as we all were.
  3:55pm rrg:

"Our Mr. Sun" was also by Frank Capra. And he did others. I had forgotten that.
  3:56pm kat330:

@rrg: Everything at our fingertips, yes, must be the beginning of the end.
@Caryn: Finally got to see the kittens after the heavy traffic died down. Too cute!
  3:58pm kat330:

The light filtered through the Dylan cat, heh!
  3:59pm Caryn:

The Elvis Costello cat with the specks is just darling...
  3:59pm rrg:

Why are we talking about kittens?

When I say "we" I mean "you". No, wait, it's me now too, except I don't know why.
  4:00pm rrg:

For a second this sounded like Amanda. But only for a second.
  4:00pm G:

see the last half hour or so of ken's playlist four hours ago, rrg.
  4:01pm kat330:

  4:01pm Caryn:

@rrg: classic album covers recreated with kittens: http://thekittencovers.tumblr.com/
  4:01pm Robert:

French cleaning is a method of clothes cleaning -- I forgot whether wet or dry, I think dry -- that used to be advertised a good deal, but the term has fallen out of fashion, like Chinese laundries.

My friend Nadine says the past 25 years or so has seen enormous improvement in personal cleanliness in France, as bathrooms which had become very out of date finally were modernized. Who wanted to wash in a drafty yet cramped bathroom with rusty plumbing? So now the French virtually revel in bathing. French people who left that country before then, however, often still carry their old habits (or lack of them).
  4:01pm rrg:

Oh, for heaven's sake.
  4:02pm LOLcats:

people just NEVER get tired of me. especially crack music whizzes.
  4:03pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I can has confused?
  4:04pm Matt from Springfield:

  4:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Tiny yellow polka dot bi-keiny!!! On the heiny!!!
  4:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@LOLcats: Or music whizzes on crack.
  4:06pm rrg:

The one time I was in Paris (decades ago) there were outdoor urinals in the street, "pissoirs" they were called.

Please tell me there aren't any more. But don't lie to me.

Perhaps that's an impossible request.
  4:06pm Pissoirs:

tant pis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4:07pm kat330:

Crack whizzing.
  4:07pm Caryn:

Gotta say, the Smiths and T-Rex covers are well done. And the Aladdin Sane one is darling. And I'm happy to see my thought of "they had to do the "Nevermind" cover, surely" was proven to be right. After which I had to tell myself not to call me Shirley.
  4:08pm kat330:

I remember the Paris youth hostel we went to. When I saw I'd have to squat over a hole in the floor, we passed and sprung for a hotel.
  4:08pm G:

Shirley, you jest.
  4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

C'mon Irwin, if you're not releasing these Amanda tracks as a premium, at least upload the tracks! Or at least trade cassette bootlegs of them like the 60s through 90s!
  4:09pm earwax:

No and don't call me surely.
  4:09pm G:

that's a so-called turkish toilet, kat

  4:11pm rrg:

Matt, not everyone shares your...

Ah, never mind.
  4:12pm G:

does that make me a crack whiz whiz? (hangs head in shame)

ken started it!!!!!!
  4:12pm kat330:

Figures. I also have strong memories about a Turkish boat we took from Piraeus to Barcelona -- eeeesh -- but it was within our budget.
  4:12pm things I never knew:

Squatting securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation
  4:12pm George Serr:

A perfect example of why people shouldn't use pitch correction.
  4:13pm Caryn:

In Helsinki, they have portable outdoor urinals. Not sure whether the Paris pissoirs are still there. On a related note, the streets of Brussels are some of the dirtiest I've ever seen. A lot of trash, but the amount of dog shit is quite astounding.
And those turkish toilets are so vile. And way more difficult for us women to use than for men. My only experience with a turkish toilet was in a restaurant in Greece. A public turkish toilet? Oy. The state of it did make me think that the men seemed to have definite problems using it too... Or maybe that was because of the alcohol served at the restaurant. Hinders aiming.
  4:14pm G:

when i lived in europe in the 70s, belgium was already internationally infamous over there for having gross streets. apparently waiting for a toilet is seen as effete.
  4:15pm Punski:

aim that hind!
  4:16pm kat330:

From the film, I think in Bruges must be the exception. And I have a photo from '70 of a tiny lad sweeping a Brussels sidewalk, so at least the walks were kept clean,
  4:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats! I missed Amanda. I'll have to find time to check the archive.
  4:17pm Listener Jimbo:

Amsterdam has rpto-molded plastic public peeswars.
  4:17pm Woo:

Jorma and Jack are coming to Chicago in March. Yes!
  4:18pm Caryn:

I think that pic was just propaganda, kat. Because those streets have not been swept for a couple of hundred years...
  4:19pm kat330:

@Caryn: I took it myself, so the 4-yr-old in it must have been ad savvy way beyond his years. :)
  4:20pm G:

a kid i knew in the 70s who'd lived in belgium said it was common to see human turds on the sidewalk, and people peeing against parked cars any time of day. yes, some exaggeration was involved, i'm sure, but it was an exaggeration of something that actually seemed to exist...
  4:20pm das:

@woo, I'd love to see those two. Do people still throw mayonnaise on them during the encore?
  4:22pm Woo:

Mayonnaise is very expensive now. Maybe the generic brand.
  4:23pm Droll:

@G, Belgium in the 70's sounds like DC around '92, but without the ubiquitous puke splats and world class homicide rate.
  4:23pm Caryn:

From GQ: "Dry cleaning was once widely known as French cleaning because the process was invented by a Frenchman in the mid-1800s who reputedly noticed that when a kerosene lamp was overturned on a tablecloth, the cloth was rendered remarkably clean. He began experimenting with solvents, and French cleaning was born. The method also became known as dry cleaning, because it doesn’t involve water (and is thus a superior method for cleaning certain fabrics). Today the only difference between a French cleaner and any other cleaner is that a French one may be long established (always a good sign) or have a sense of history (ditto)." There are still some "french cleaners" in places like Long Island and the Dakotas, and all of them seem to be at least 40 years old, so I guess GQ has that part right.
  4:23pm international toilets:

in indonesia it is also very common to pee into a hole in the floor.
  4:24pm G:

irwin's pissed :-P
  4:26pm Caryn:

@kat: I wonder if there was a special international event looming, and they tried to get the city looking at least a little presentable. Or maybe the kid just one day went: "Man, I'm disgusted with this city! Well, I'm at least gonna clean the sidewalk from my home to the shops."
  4:27pm Matt from Springfield:

It's a big job to be Irwin's best friend--it takes hundreds of listeners every week to get his best-friending in. For safety reasons we can only friend for 3 hours at a time.
  4:28pm The Board:

Matt = Teacher's Pet!
  4:29pm Matt from Springfield:

But of course--Jody's YT channel! ("Jerserf")
I'm subscribed, but haven't watched Amanda vids for awhile. Have to check out those new ones.

Still, the unreleased AUDIO tracks MUST COME OUT SOMEHOW!!
  4:29pm Oatman:

I've been Irwin's 342nd best friend for over a decade. It's tough work. I hear that when you get to the 200s it's insufferable. I know my place in the world. Hail Satan.
  4:29pm kat330:

@Caryn: Stepped away to find and scan the pic. Yeah, must have been special for my arrival. ;)
  4:31pm rrg:

Just grab the audio from YouTube, Matt. If you really want them. And it sounds like you do.
  4:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Or rather: maniac typist who thinks of things overly quick and just gotta spread TMI!!

Hey, why aren't I hosting "Too Much Information"? Maybe because the more appropriate show for me would be "More Information Than You Could Want, Need or Even Physically Tolerate"...
  4:31pm andymorphic:

coworker "not this stupid screamy kid"

i loose music privileges
  4:32pm jason:

love that Decade in Exile! In addition to the free dl, there's a limited run vinyl in stock at Rough Trade http://bit.ly/AugJ5s
  4:33pm kat330:

@Caryn: http://kat330.posterous.com/
  4:35pm kat330:

and http://kat330.tumblr.com/
  4:40pm Oatman:

Tom Dissevelt - Perfect soundtrack to work by!
  4:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Dissonant Dissevelt.
  4:41pm Caryn:

That is clean, kat! And thus I gotta believe there was a special (and international) event looming. Actually, that looks like the street you take to the Finnish embassy. And close to which is a lovely small record shop. Bought some Beatles bootlegs there in the 90s.
  4:42pm Caryn:

It's like a cooler, French version of a numbers station. Or a bingo parlour.
  4:43pm Caryn:

This Xtreme Mindz track, that is, not the record shop. Just clarifying.
  4:44pm kat330:

I'll have JT delete it as soon as he arrives home. Don't remember the street, just remember it was VERY early morn after arriving not in Luxembourg as scheduled because of fog. (Icelandic Airlines). Thought the kid was cute.
  4:46pm kat330:

@Irwin: Sorry, I'll shut up now.
  4:47pm Caryn:

The kid is adorable, Kat.
As a Finn, the Jorma & Jack talk (and music, of course) was nice. The "Scandinavian Sex God" has been in a lot of good bands over the years.
  4:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Physics/acoustics, economics, is correspondence course credit offered for Irwin's show?
  4:50pm Friedrich von Hayek:

You go, girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4:50pm Aharon:

  4:51pm Friedrich von Hayek:

Hey, they name checked me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Though admittedly Dorian's pretty picky if she's only looking for an Austrian School guy.
  4:52pm Ludwig von Mises:

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
  4:55pm Caryn:

I was gonna comfort Ludwig with the idea that at least movies about bridesmaids tend to be better than ones about brides ("Bridesmaids" vs. "Runaway Bride" for instance). But then I remembered "The Princess Bride". And "The Bride Wore Black". And the "Kill Bill" movies. So... tough break, Ludwig.
  5:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Hippie-ster: one who is very discriminating about quality, authentic hippie music and culture.
  5:04pm jtkmdny:

And they used to plan all of the time at the Electric Circus
  5:04pm Clear Light:

I'm going to kill you.
  5:04pm glenn:

yeah, but robby krieger is a great guitarist, so the makes up for densmore.
  5:05pm kat330:

Morrison wrote some of the clumsiest lyrics among a few gems.
  5:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Tom Paxton--great folk writer (and performer), he's apparently local to me (living in Alexandria, VA).
  5:06pm glenn:

anyway, love is the best band from l.a., in my opinion.
  5:06pm moose:

late reply to G up at 3:39
i've been wanting to remix that Kars 4 Kids song for a while now
great Jewish-sounding guy and kid
(i'm Jewish, so allowed to say)
  5:07pm Marmalade kitty:

John Densmore is awesome!!! will bite you back Irwin!
  5:07pm moose:

oh, irwin likes that song? i'm not a regular
beg pardon
  5:08pm kat330:

I saw Paxton live (along with Pentangle, John Mayall, Ray Charles, Judy Colllins, James Taylor, Bonnie & Delaney, Seatrain and, probably someone I'm forgetting) just about two weeks before that Brussels sidewalk pic. Good times.
  5:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Wooo! Incorrect Karaoke Night! Let's get some lousy cheap drinks and croon!
  5:08pm David Shortell:

Clear Light's bassist was sort of an honorary Door -- playing as he did on Doors recordings when they needed a bass, I hear.
  5:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Awesome show kat! Would've loved to see that myself.
Hi MKitty!
  5:10pm kat330:

Well, they were spread out over a weekend but, yes, sweet.
  5:10pm Jim Morrison:

Clear Light took themselves way too seriously
  5:11pm Caryn:

If they were spread out over the weekend, I'm guessing it was a festival?
  5:12pm glenn:

there's only one doors album with a bass player, as far as i know. ray manzarek used some kind of a bass pedal the rest of the time.
  5:12pm kat330:

@Caryn: Yep, "Spring Weekend" at Brown U. April '70.
  5:12pm Marmalade kitty:

John Densmore on John M'cain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYIAatFTcSo
  5:14pm kat330:

Always loved Ms. London's smooth vocals.
  5:16pm rrg:

Paxton, well, yeah, maybe, some nice tunes, but he has that folkie-blowhard persona. Snooty songs like "Yuppies on Parade".

I love acoustic music but that kind of stuff I have little use for. It's kind of why I stopped going to folk festivals decades ago. That, and not enjoying sitting in the mud so much any more.
  5:16pm G:

@moose 506/507

sorry was offpage chatting elsewhere for a bit.

irwin can speak for himself, but i seem to recall one of his adjectives for Kars 4 Kids, and it was:

  5:21pm G:

no dan and joel this week, after last week's 60-minute dan-n-joel-a-thon...
  5:21pm Alison Porchnik:

Merriam Webster sez
DEFERENCE: affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes.
  5:21pm kat330:

That festival lineup had quite a bit of electric mixed in with the acoustic and, fortunately, beautiful weather whenever it was outdoors. It was Hendrixesque "beautiful" experience.
  5:25pm G:

doesn't need to be affected or ingratiating. "defer" just means "put off" (put off responsibility or authority onto someone else)
  5:36pm Alison Porchnik:

No, doesn't need to be. It's the connotation. I just like to speculate wildly about word choice. It's my job.
  5:37pm Alison Porchnik:

Nice Partch.
  5:38pm das:

The 11th overtone sounds a little flat
  5:40pm Marmalade kitty:

Awesome show, Irwin!!! Happy new year!
  5:42pm Harry:

Thanks. I bet you have nice partch too.
  5:42pm k dog:

my gf and I has sexy time to this
  5:43pm Irwin:

Harry New Year.
  5:43pm das:

that was quick
  5:43pm k dog:

now it's time for a blunt
  5:45pm kat330:

@Irwin: Yes, herald the new year!
  5:45pm Kittehs:

I can has blunt?
  5:47pm Good Housekeeping:

You can remove Harry Partch collections with a little vinegar and some good old fashioned elbow grease
  5:48pm Alison Porchnik:

Merriam Webster sez
PARTCH: a diminutive of MALKIN; archaic, an uncultured woman; also, a cat
  5:49pm kat330:

Here comes my man (12th anniversary today)! Dinner ensues.
  5:52pm Alison Porchnik:

I good have a story about dithyrambs, actually.
  5:52pm glenn:

he must have had one hell of a good ear to be able to hear 43 different microtones.
  5:53pm G:

i would, but i'm dithyring about it
  5:53pm Alison Porchnik:

1. A frenzied, impassioned choric hymn and dance of ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus.
2. An irregular poetic expression suggestive of the ancient Greek dithyramb.
3. A wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing.
  5:54pm Samuel Johsnon:

Screw M-W. OED says:
a. A Greek choric hymn, originally in honour of Dionysus or Bacchus, vehement and wild in character; a Bacchanalian song.
b. A metrical composition having characteristics similar to this.
c. A speech or writing in vehement or inflated style.
  5:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

OK, who at the station is going to hide the restroom key?
  5:55pm Samuel Johsnon:

And, yes, I do spell my last name J-O-H-S-N-O-N.
  5:55pm Alison Porchnik:

And there you have the difference between Americans and Brits in a nutshell.
  5:57pm Carmichael:

WTF?? Even for Irwin ...
  5:58pm Mark from VT:

why ain't Tullis and clark running for this GOP president fiasco/circus/drag race/sleeve beater episode
  5:58pm kat330:

Thanks for the show!
  5:58pm Mike East:

reminds me of Twin Peaks...
  5:58pm kme in chi:

I don't know what you call this mash-up but it's clearing my sinuses.
  5:59pm slugluv1313:

MAIRZY DOATS!!! COOL!!!!!! my Dad used to sing this when i was a little kid :) . . . THANKS, IRWIN!!!!!!!!
  5:59pm rrg:

A kid'll eat ivy, too.
  5:59pm rrg:

Wouldn't you?
  6:00pm G:

wouldn't you?
  6:00pm Alison Porchnik:

I hate that song almost as much as the Archie's Sugar Sugar.
  6:00pm G:

i'm SLOW, fuck me.
  6:00pm Caryn:

A dithyramb is a hymn for Dionysos. Usually for a chorus, but Plato talks of it as a single-poet hymn. The Dionysian dithyrambs were later developed into literary dithyrambs, which became a proto-form of Greek tragedy, and consisted of an actor and a chorus. (tragedy proper would add more actors). Later on, experimental musicians often used dithyrambs as the basis for their compositions. And by experimental musicians, I mean experimental by ancient Greek standards. Nowadays, dithyrambic is often used as a term for excited speeches.
  6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Mairzy Doats!!

Was called away for a while, back just in time to say goodbye, thanks for another fine show Irwin!
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