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Playlist for 13 March 2013 Options | Marathon Week 2 with Bronwyn: Pledge Now to Save WFMU

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Artist Song Album Comments Approx. start time
Alvarius B & Cerberous Shoal  Ding   Options The Vim & Vigour of Alvarius B & Cerberus Shoal 

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Clarence Carter  Strokin'   Options  
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Marvin Gaye  Got to Give it Up   Options  
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Andy Lewis and Betty Lavette  Love Ever Laughter   Options  
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Music behind DJ:
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Billy Nayer Show  The American Astronaut   Options     0:51:29 (Pop‑up)
Spiritualized  Hey Jane   Options  
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The Osmonds  Crazy Horses   Options  
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Flipper  Ha Ha Ha   Options Sex Bomb Baby 
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Swell Maps  Let's Build a Car   Options  
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Bob Hund  Final Solution   Options  
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Music behind DJ:
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Okapi & Aldo Kapi Orchestra  Tracks 31. 32 and then some   Options  
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Juicy Panic  What Feeling?   Options  
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Owada  30   Options  
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Rocket Freudental  Beneluxus Europoort   Options  
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Tonetta  What Are You Worth?   Options  
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Electrelane  Bells   Options  
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Big Blood  heart of Glass   Options  
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Wire  Please Take   Options  
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Eagles of Death Metal  Bad Dream Mama   Options  
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Sunshine  Narcoleptic Feedback   Options  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Asheville Jon:

hello everyone
Avatar 9:04am Dan B From Upstate:

Effective use of the beginning of Ding, Ken. I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am DCE:

morning Ken, morning the all of you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Caryn:

Hello, all!
  9:05am common:

is that a real fmu butt tattoo?
  9:05am -max-:

Oh Rammstein! Not again!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

brilliant start to the show Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Caryn:

@common: yep, that's a Norwegian listener's WFMU butt tattoo
Avatar 9:07am Cheri Pi:

Mornin' all.
  9:07am common:

@Caryn: Thanks. Nice!
Avatar 9:08am Dan B From Upstate:

Oh yeah! Good morning to Bronwyn, too!
Avatar 9:08am glenn:

hmmm. i wonder who we know that listens in norway.
Avatar 9:12am Van in DC:

Well this should be a blast
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Caryn:

@glenn: hmm, Norwegian named Bjärne... I wonder if he's in the FS?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Caryn:

If Bjärne is in the FS, he could just make that tattoo pic his avatar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Ken:

People! We HAVE to get to 800Gs this morning!
  9:18am Alex:

Stroking! brings back some memories - might just have to pony up a little extra for sassification
Avatar 9:19am theAnchovy:

Good mornin' everyone! Happy marathon!
Avatar 9:21am Jeezy:

Rough date for me last night. Looks like it's strokin' time indeed, Ken!
  9:21am TonguesTooShortToFelchWithGod:

Is there a difference between strokin' and bestrokin'?
Avatar 9:22am Jeezy:

Ahhhh.... so I'm guessing a blue heart means we've donated?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Stevel:

Clarence Carter has thoroughly aroused me into a pledging frenzy.
  9:24am F.•●F.•● (:

hola Ken, Bronwyn and fellow pledgers, listeners, commenters and gif watchers!
Avatar 9:25am Alex:

BE is country code for Belgium (Namour is a mid-sized city there)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Nick the Bard:

It's still not the peanut butter name to me!
  9:28am josh:

aaactually, us in the UK pronounce 'gif' with a hard G, a la fingers.
Avatar 9:28am (-_-):

I am with Bronwyn on the GIF pronunciation issue and I believe the majority of the UK.
Avatar 9:28am amanda c:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Caryn:

In Finland, it's pronounced "gif", because that's the only way we pronounce the letter g.
  9:29am bill:

  9:30am F.•●F.•● (:

Avatar 9:30am jlenn:

i don't give a shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Mike Noble:

I love the NSFW top image!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Hey Ken, what happened to your DVD from last year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Ken:

Elwyn, Im sorry,, Im still working on it but it will be done.
Avatar 9:32am Dan B From Upstate:

From what I understand, the file type creator named it after 'jif' peanut butter and intended it to be pronunced the same way. That being said... I still say gif with a hard g.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Andrew Waterloo:

I dislike these angular pronunciations of jif
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Vivian:

Ken, I gave this morning, now where are my scotcharoos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Stevel:

Gingle bells, gingle bells...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am braveness23:

B23 here. Fighting some kind of ear infection so I might not hang out long. Silence is golden. <sad B23 face>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Mike Noble:

As I see it, JIF peanut butter (not to mention jiff files) are already a thing, an existing brand and pronunciation. GIF, like a gift from the gods, is a unique pronunciation, a brand unto itself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am AndyIowa:

Morning all! Glad to see the Marathon total creeping closer to where it needs to be. I also say .gif with a hard g, but yeah:

Either way, Ken's data CD is gonna rock hard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Nick the Bard:

"CompuServe used to distribute a graphics display program called CompuShow. In the documentation for version 8.33 in the FAQ section, it states:

The GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), pronounced "JIF", was designed by CompuServe and the official specification released in June of 1987.

There, straight from the inventors of the format. "

LOL Compuserve
Avatar 9:39am Jeezy:

@braveness23 I fought and WON against my ear infection!
Chop up raw ginger into thin slices and simmer in boiling water for 45 min or so. Add a bit of lemon, hold your nose and slam it! UNBELIEVABLY good results!
Avatar 9:39am XPat of Leche de Noche:

  9:40am Conan the Grammarian:

'J' like jiffy *was* the precedent
- but it *is* a 'G' for Graphics.
- Many words are pronounced more than one way - especially in different countries (even between the U.S. & Britain).
Avatar 9:41am Jeezy:

Enough about the damn gifs, people! It's CRUNCH TIME!
If you haven't pledged, DO IT NOW.
If you have, try posting something on all your social media. Set an fbook status or tweet the links to WFMU and promote the cause!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Caryn:

@Mike: that's the thing. If you pronounce GIF with a soft G, you could get it confused with JIF files. So screw CompuServe, who were deep down just probably trying to mess with a competing image file type by having the same pronunciation. Bullying tactics don't fly with me. Same way I ain't using Myanmar just because some junta wants me to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am braveness23:

Thanks for the suggestion @Jeezy. My GF is a farmer and actually grows ginger and keeps bees. I'll have to look in the freezer and see if we still have some of last years ginger. It was fabulous and would certainly help. Just wish I had thought of it before leaving for work...
Avatar 9:42am XPat of Leche de Noche:

I don't care what Ken says, it's gif not jiff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am G:

People should pledge just for this from hatch/tomthon:
Avatar 9:44am XPat of Leche de Noche:

YES! Phone room rules!!
Avatar 9:44am Mark S:

Gif as in Jif
Avatar 9:44am XPat of Leche de Noche:

back to class...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am woj:

Avatar 9:45am glenn:

caryn sets
her standards high
she will not bow
to bully's lies.
myanmar shave.
  9:45am david:

i'm with ken. it's Jif!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Stevel:

Oh. My. Jod.
Avatar 9:45am Jennique:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Mike Noble:

my auto-refresh here in my cubicle keeps coming back to the bare ass, but the comments frame is static. ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
  9:46am Sam:

Bronwyn you are so funny!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Andrew Waterloo:

Is is the Isle is Spanks one of those 'clubs' you find in downtown Austin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Mike Noble:

ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) so that emojicon doesn't break over a line.
  9:47am F.•●F.•● (:


It's neither Gif nor Jiff.

It's pronounced 'Xiks'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am G:

Xiks are for kids.
Avatar 9:50am amanda c:

what's a cd?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

So if you're a kid and you receive the CD, are you expected to rip it to MP3 then send it back so it can become a gift for next year's marathon? :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Webhamster Henry:

Fortify WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Webhamster: from water or from the zombie apocalypse?
  9:52am F.•●F.•● (:

Never heard of the CD. How's that pronounced ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Andrew Waterloo:

Jif is just proper English grammar.
Avatar 9:53am Dan B From Upstate:

I did swag for life this year, but I'm curious... how do I show support to my favorite shows for next year's marathon? Is a prize account automatically created for me at the start of the marathon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Andrew Waterloo:

If you want a hard g sound you need an h in there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Skirkie:

"Psychological Hump" is the name of my erotic novel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Vivian:

Okay, upped my pledge from this morning, add a side of corn weenies to those scotcharoos!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Caryn:

@F.•●F.•● (: just how it's spelled, "kiddie". Who cares if that will lead to it easily being confused with other real-world stuff. Here at CompuServe, we don't give a crap. Which is, incidentally, the way you pronounce our new file type, JWRHAPH.
Avatar 9:55am XPat of Leche de Noche:

man, I'm totally out on my own in not digging Spiritualized....just don't get it.
Avatar 9:56am amanda c:

@XPat yes, you are on your own. spiritualized is amazing
Avatar 9:56am amanda c:

although i have to admit that this is the only song from this new album that i really like
Avatar 9:57am XPat of Leche de Noche:

I know, just noting you were...
Avatar 9:57am BadGuyZero:

Good morning!
Avatar 9:57am amanda c:

meh, i don't judge. no worries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Planet Tyler (aka Thadius):

O I love the Ken-n-Andy GIF - very cuteypootey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Caryn:

I'm decidedly on the fence about Spiritualized. Some songs good, some songs meh. Be your own night milk, XPat!
Avatar 9:58am glenn:

you mean you don't gudje?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Webhamster Henry:

GIFS were invented as a proprietary format for Comu$erve, and they strongly preferred "JIFF" as the pronunciation. As the saying goes, Beware of Geeks bringing GIFs.
Avatar 9:59am bbell:

Morning, Ken, just sent in another installment of $, off to teach yoga now. Anytime you want to learn how to do a headstand, that's my marathon prize to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am crateslinger:

Hey Bronwyn. Dan from Appleseed here!
Hey Ken. When does Bronwyn get a new show!!!?

How do I Shwag for Life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am braveness23:

Ken, I just pitched in another $50 which is my third pledge this drive. I've given 18 x as much as last year. Keep up the awesome radio station!
Avatar 10:00am amanda c:

lol @glenn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Andrew Waterloo:

Also, it is proper phonics to use a soft g before an i or e, especially at the front of a word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am crateslinger:

Never mind, there it is. I swear it wasn't showing up.
  10:01am Conan the Grammarian:

Well - I'm impressed Caryn.
...As for Pledging *right now*, regrettably I must first please the Landlord & Comcast - for if I don't, the greatest of FMU will be just a bitterly cruel irony.
...What the hell - is that an amyl nitrate popper - ?!? Kids...
  10:01am Listener Alexandra:

More hippy noise, please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Bank Rob:

Avatar 10:01am amanda c:

Avatar 10:01am Jennique:

This is my favorite Flipper song. No joke. Thanks Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Planet Tyler (DCish):

What level pledge for the nachos?
Avatar 10:02am glenn:

so i've been saying gift, girl, geld and give wrong, lo these many years?
Avatar 10:02am XPat of Leche de Noche:

Now Flipper I get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Caryn:

@Andrew: yes, because lord knows we've used soft Gs whenever we get giddy after getting gifts from mermaid girls with gills.
Avatar 10:03am XPat of Leche de Noche:

and "jlenn"
Avatar 10:04am Jeddy Lee:

I jot nothin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Andrew Waterloo:

that's why English is a frustrating language to learn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Caryn:

And those gifts were gilded, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I can survive Michael Buble. If you really want to hurt me, try John Mayer.
  Swag For Life Member 10:05am Ralphine:

I thought the name of that Buble song was Russian Unicorn.
Avatar 10:05am amanda c:

wait, ken- now you're just doing the same shtick you and andy did last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am braveness23:

For the love of Dog make it stop! Pledge people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Asheville Jon:

this song sounds like every other song you'd hear on a clearchannel pop station. people are numb to this Ken, you have to be more annoying than this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Caryn:

I hate Buble, but I'm used to hearing stuff I hate on WFMU. It's a natural part of the soundspace, and what makes you so special and pledgeworthy.
Avatar 10:06am Gerry Jarcia:

Play some fucking Dead, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am G:

@Spatulator: Your body is a "wonderland" :)
Avatar 10:06am Alex:

if you really want to play something unlistenable, you need to call Kenny G. for a recommendation
Avatar 10:07am Jeezy:

I'm pretty sure Pseu Braun played this last Saturday...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Caryn:

@Alex: Kenny G's namesake would fit the bill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Asheville Jon:

how about some Nana Mouskouri?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am G:

You gotta get Tom to pass you along some of those Patton Oswald tchotchkes to raffle off
Avatar 10:09am amanda c:

Brownwyn's screaming is the funniest thing ever
  10:09am Conan the Grammarian:

Is this 'Just Haven't Met You Yet' Spiritualized - ? Nothing like Spacemen 3 is it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Planet Tyler (DCish):

Ken, I bet some of your audience likes punishment, this might be a miscalculation :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Rich in Washington:

Does this song sound dynamically squashed on purpose?
Maybe it's supposed to sound likes it's on an old AM radio. How cute.
<vomits in corner>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Caryn:

There used to be a radio show that was called "Most Hated Songs", and it was all about playing the most annoying songs in existence. That DJ could help Ken out, because Ken just ain't nailing this right. 3rd time this tactic has gone wrong for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Andrew Waterloo:

It's gettin' real in the wholefoods parking lot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Caryn:

And seriously, Bronwyn and Ken yelling at each other just made that great radio. Who wants to pledge to put a stop to that?
Avatar 10:11am Mike VL:

How much do I have to pledge to get Buble played continuously for the next 2 hours?
Avatar 10:12am amanda c:

why does this sound so shitty? like how @rich in washington said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am G:

This appeals to the crap-music-plus-irony-is-fantastisch demo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Andrew Waterloo:

@Caryn, my friend's own a record store and they used to clear out the dollar bins by holding an event at the bar down stairs where they would play a record and then you paid a dollar to have it play through or have them stop immediately so you could smash it. They told me they might have to stop because everybody wants to buy the crap now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am braveness23:

Ken, a suggestion: Hotel California!
Avatar 10:13am amanda c:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Andrew Waterloo:

just the opening riff in a loop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Planet Tyler (DCish):

Swell Maps were before the Time of Irony
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am braveness23:

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am tim from champaign:

Boy, that Bubly song left me feeling grody like I just at 4 sticks of butter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Vivian:

Or, Life in The Fast Lane!
  10:15am Billy Joel:

I wanna hear Jeddy Lee & Rush.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Caryn:

Yeah, first Ken spends years setting up a show strategy, where he plays what he thinks people will hate, making his listeners extremely comfortable with listening to unlistenable stuff. Then he tries to get people to pledge by playing stuff he thinks they will hate and thinks his listeners can't listen comfortably to that music?!? Ken? Your own Pavlovian conditioning has come back to bite you in the tuchus.
Avatar 10:16am XPat of Leche de Noche:

oh man, do NOT start the Rush debate again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am G:

Ut oh, not yet another installment of the Great Neverending Rush Debate!!! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Andrew Waterloo:

I think I'd have a more visceral reaction to Green Day, Bob Segar, or Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am G:

Bob Seger used to come in to the Music Mart in Ann Arbor in the late 70s. (Ken actually know what I'm talking about.) Behind his back they called him Boob Cigar.
Avatar 10:18am glenn:

give me seger over the other two any day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Caryn:

@glenn: you mean Sejer?
Avatar 10:20am glenn:

oh. yes i did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Andrew Waterloo:

Ken you should play Rush's 2112 or Dark Side of the Moon and have people vote Yah or Neh and which ever side donates $2000 first gets to keep it running, or pull it off
Avatar 10:20am XPat of Leche de Noche:

I think we should banish all use of "g" for the rest of the show. Replace with "J"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Andrew Waterloo:

thank you generous person
Avatar 10:21am XPat of Leche de Noche:

"jenerous" person...
Avatar 10:21am βrian:

Music mart! Makes me think of Wazoo records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Ike:

Speaking of Rush, I heard the bit on 91.1 where Rush Limbaugh pledged $25k just two hours ago. I am not joking. Oh, you mean the CANADIAN Rush. Never mind. But Limbaugh actually did pledge $25k. Do you think he'll pay it when he gets the invoice? Too bad he couldn't also pledge some Oxy for Ken.
Avatar 10:22am jlenn:

says the juy with no js or gs in his name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Planet Tyler (DCish):

Rush pledged $25K FOR Ken's Oxy...
Avatar 10:23am Jennique:

For a brief moment I thought I would do the roller derby thing, and I had picked out my name: The Jennral, with a military motif on my helmet with a skull and crossbones with the saying, DEATH FRIOM ABOVE.
Avatar 10:24am Van in DC:

jreat show so far! jood gob!
Avatar 10:25am XPat of Leche de Noche:

No, no, no Van! NO g's at ALL's....
Avatar 10:26am amanda c:

this goke has jone too far.
Avatar 10:26am glenn:

do it jennique.
Avatar 10:27am Rev. Turnip Druid:

[bursts into room, spluttering coffee and madness]
...Late, but still breathing.
Avatar 10:28am XPat of Leche de Noche:

Hey Rev, heard you were called a fascist yesterday during the ol' Rush debate...
  10:29am WIZZER:

I sent WFMU a big check (for me). Open your mail today!!!!!!! WOOF MOO.
  Swag For Life Member 10:29am Ralphine:

How dare you use my name for another listener's radio show?
Avatar 10:30am Bad Ronald:

Gif is an image, Jif is peanut butter and Jiff is an instance...
  10:30am -max-:
Avatar 10:31am βrian:

I'm not seeing many donations from the isthmus. What's up with that?
Avatar 10:31am Rev. Turnip Druid:

XPat: my army of death-squad megatroops think of me more as a stern yet loving powermad dictator. With a desk made of the bones of Garrison Keillor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Ike:

RTD, did you hear Scharpling's takedown of the eternal Car Talk reruns last night? Maybe not quite as eloquently creative as your idea of throwing them under a brutalist Nixonian demon altar from yesterday, though.
Avatar 10:33am βrian:

I believe it was pronounced jif originally. That never really took, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Lewis:

And Thanks to All of the Pro Bono professionals out there who over the years have battled the FCC and lord only knows what other Gilliam-esque horrors that are associated with running a small radio station in the Greater Metropolitan Area.
Avatar 10:34am glenn:

and the sonny bono professionals, as well. and sunny von bulow.
Avatar 10:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Ike: HA, that's perfect. I'm not a Scharpling regular, missed it. But definitely worthy of a dip in the archive now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Caryn:

Watching that roo chew (hey, that rhymes) in beat with the music makes me think I'm watching a nature show with a playful soundtrack. Makes me giggle. And possibly jiggle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Ike:

I'm not a Scharpling regular either, but it was a fun show. I think the Car Talk bit was, hmm, about 1 hr. & 36 min. in? Not sure, that could be wrong.
Avatar 10:36am Dave B:

Hey Ken - As I told Scott, I have a 16" mirrored disco ball for the first floor space. I'll bring in on Friday when I'm on phones from 9p-12a. Let me know where I can leave it
Avatar 10:37am XPat of Leche de Noche:

that Juicy Panic JIF is the funniest thing I've seen in a while...
  10:38am Elisa in Italy:

Hi Ken and amazing WFMU listeners! I'm ready to pledge if you come to Vicenza, Italy to see Lori Goldston's concert on Friday June 14, 2013.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Caryn:

Never realised how similar kangaroo faces are to those of alpacas and llamas if viewed directly from the front...

Those are the smiliest suicide attempts ever!
  10:39am Michelle in Green Bay:

Hi, friends!
Avatar 10:39am other eddie:

still have a hard time believing that people pronounce it "jif" without being ironic. rankles me every time.
  10:39am Pig:

Lady: Mr. Churchill - you're drunk!
Churchill: Yes Madam, but you are ugly, & I'll be sober in the morning.
Avatar 10:41am Mark S:

I think that's actually from a WC Fields movie, Pig
  10:41am Elisa in Italy:

This morning I just got the go ahead to organize the Lori Goldston concert at Bar Ai Nani Friday 14 June 2013.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Graveness23:

Oh! Never been to Vicenza but I have been to Ferrara!
  10:44am Elisa in Italy:



Friday June 14, 2013 FUCK YEAH!!!!!!
Avatar 10:44am Rev. Turnip Druid:

WC Fields and Churchill, rather like the kangaroo and llama, probably look similar if viewed head-on as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Caryn:

@Mark S: it is also a well-known Churchill quote. Now, whether all the witty quotes attributed to Churchill, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde etc. were actually said by them is another issue. So even though the quote is always associated with Churchill, maybe it was someone else, maybe in the same entourage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Caryn:

@G23: and I've been to paradise but I've never been to me!
  10:45am Elisa in Italy:

  10:45am JosephTeilhard:

Can someone post a link to anything regarding the Owada song? Cant find anything online.
Avatar 10:46am βrian:

I've been to Paradise Point in dah UP.
Avatar 10:46am Bad Ronald:

Avatar 10:47am Dave B:

At least that kid in the Juicy Panic image is going "down the river" and not "across the road"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am People Like Us:

Owada is the artist Martin Creed
  10:47am JosephTeilhard:

thank you!
Avatar 10:48am Mark S:

Well it was in "The Bank Dick", a WC Fields movie.
Avatar 10:49am quinn:

Avatar 10:50am quinn:

hi mike noble, i miss you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Ike:

@Caryn, "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." --Abraham Lincoln
  10:50am JosephTeilhard:

Good one Ike!!!!!!
- WC Fields
  10:51am Elisa in Italy:

Abraham knows more about the internet than I know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Graveness23:

@Caryn, I've been to me. It was awesome!
Avatar 10:52am Van in DC:

Moooo! Waiting on Woof!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Nick the Bard:

Believe everything on the Internet. Especially the lies.
--your refrigerator
Avatar 10:52am XPat of Leche de Noche:

it's about Black Flag...
  10:53am Elisa in Italy:

I'm trying to pledge and I can't get through!!!!
Avatar 10:54am Mark S:

What about ginger?
  10:54am Elisa in Italy:

I was trying to call you through SKYPE.
  10:55am Elisa in Italy:

So I can call you as if I am calling you stateside.
  10:55am Jazbo:

WWOZ N'Orleans - !:
Avatar 10:55am Dave B:

For you old schoolers thats 800 YUkon-8 9368
  10:55am F.•●F.•● (:

Grande Elisa!!!
Avatar 10:56am Bad Ronald:

@ Elisa -
  10:57am richard:

didn't your hear cannibalism is hip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am crateslinger:

WOOHOO! I love it!
How bout Guns, Gear, and GoGo Girls!
Avatar 10:58am JK:

cannibalism is hips
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Andrew Waterloo:

no prerecorded station IDs!!!
Avatar 10:59am Mark S:

Avatar 10:59am Dave B:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Caryn:

@Ike: it's not just on the Internet. Stephen Fry wrote an article over a decade ago about why witty quotes are always attributed to the same handful of people. It dealt with the whole issue of quotes and attribution.

Is the "Monkey Kingdom" podcast the place where Ken gets all his stand-up material? Except for the boiler stuff, though. That's all Ken's own material.
  11:00am Elisa in Italy:

I pledged but I was hoping to speak to you guys on the phone!!!! How frustrating...
  11:01am F.•●F.•● (:

In Soviet Russia the quotes quote you.
  11:01am Elisa in Italy:

One day Ken and WFMU will understand and appreciate me.
  11:02am Elisa in Italy:

I'm worth a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am G:

About quotes: Why does the fact that someone claims Einstein or Lincoln or Wilde or whoever said something make it a better idea? Scrutinize the idea, and just ignore the transparent and cheesy appeal to authority.
  11:03am Elisa in Italy:

  11:03am jan:

Ken- Can you check with the phone staff; I pledged about a half hour ago. Was hoping to be in the drawing for OKAPI, but heard no mention of my name, so I wonder if my donation was recorded.
Avatar 11:03am Jennique:

LOVE the glyphs of Icelandic type: Ð ð Þ Ð Æ Ö
  11:03am Elisa in Italy:

I'm worth a lot because I love WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Doug Schulkind:

Thank Yahweh for the WFMU iPhone app! Listening on a westbound Amtrak after a delirious week back at the FMU Mothership.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Graveness23:

I have received remarkably little acclaim for some of my famous quotes. "Never eat 3/$1 hot dogs" was one of my better utterances but apparently that's not enough to impress my friends on Facebook.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Caryn:

@G: that's what the article was about! Also, all the people who quote Shakespeare for the same reason and need to be reminded that they're not quoting Shakespeare's own opinions, but the opinions of one of his characters. Yeah, quoting Iago is really making me trust you more, dude...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am robyn:

the WFMU app is awesome. I'm going to kick in some more moolah on Friday just out of gratitude for that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am G:

Less than 4K to go to hit 800K, 2/3 of the total goal
Avatar 11:06am Jennique:

I wish I could take credit for :
If it's yellow, let it mellow
If it's brown, flush it down
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am G:

@Caryn: I'm glad someone writing an article has a little logic to offer for once :)
Avatar 11:06am βrian:

"Never eat anything larger than your head."
Avatar 11:06am Van in DC:

Doug! Safe travels!
Avatar 11:07am glenn:

black smoke = no pope
white smoke = pope
pot smoke = willy nelson pope
Avatar 11:07am Dave B:

Einsten Quote that I live by:
  11:08am Michelle in Green Bay:

Just sent a little something extra to your show, Ken. Wish I could do more.
  11:09am trish:

Doug, you lived, breathed, drank and ate wfmu this past week, didn't you? Marathoner extraordinaire.!
Avatar 11:09am Mark S:

Let's root for pot smoke
  11:09am F.•●F.•● (:

Michelle, the greatest!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Caryn:

@Dave B: hah!
  11:10am Pig:

In fact did not read it online
...but maybe now look down on Churchill - maybe just a tiny bit : ( ...
  11:10am Michelle in Green Bay:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Skirkie:

Gotta give a good butt credit where it's due.
Avatar 11:11am Jennique:

@Mark S - looks like you already did with Johnny Rotten/Peter Tosh(?)
Avatar 11:11am Dave B:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Mike East:

@glenn - I didn't know he was in the running, but I really hope they pick him. I think he'd be a good influence on the organization.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am The Dark Place:

C'mon people Pledge!
Avatar 11:12am Mark S:

@Jennique I'm pretty sure that's Big Youth
  11:12am Michelle in Green Bay:

Green Bay REPRESENT! \m/
Avatar 11:13am βrian:

Michelle de GB: Yo from the isthmus.
Avatar 11:13am Bad Ronald:

  11:14am Elisa in Italy:

I'm American so I speak some English! :)

THANKS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Caryn:

Willie Nelson as pope --> more people having the munchies --> more possibilities to "miraculously" see the face of Jesus/Virgin Mary on a sandwich/potato chip. It's a win-win!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am I X Key!:

Ken has enough pledges we're not giving to Ken!
  11:14am Elisa in Italy:

Never say are going to Spain but not Italy?
  11:15am F.•●F.•● (:


Please share the details of the event here, will ya?!
  11:16am Elisa in Italy:

Oh well...I tried...
Avatar 11:16am Van in DC:

Conclave. Holy smokes!
  11:16am Elisa in Italy:

Lori Goldston

Friday June 14, 2013 at Bar dei Nani
Avatar 11:17am Dave B:

Black Smoke = Hash
White Smoke = Crack
Avatar 11:17am glenn:

not the romans. probably the egyptians.
  11:18am dictater:

Who's shilling now Kenny?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Ike:

FØFØ, you frumping futz-bunker, don't encourage her! :)
Avatar 11:19am Danne D:

I show up to the comments and I see Skirkie's talking about butts again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Mike East:

literally just got off the phone with someone discussing the smell of crack smoke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am I X Key!:

Station Fanajer Ken is my hero
Avatar 11:20am Cheri Pi:

what does it smell like Mike East? I think my neighbors smoke it.
Avatar 11:21am glenn:

i have never knowingly smelled crack smoke, and have no interest.
Avatar 11:22am XPat of Leche de Noche:

I'm with jlenn, never smelled it. After my druggy time I think..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Mike East:

that was my position as well, glenn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Skirkie:

Everybody loves butts.
  11:22am Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore:

@Cheri Pi / Glenn:

It smells like.... victory!
  11:22am Elisa in Italy:

Thanks again Ken and WFMU listeners I really appreciate your support!!!
Avatar 11:22am XPat of Leche de Noche:

..somebody talkin bout butts??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Mike East:

@CP - I don't think he knew what he was talking about. He couldn't describe it.
  11:23am Elisa in Italy:

Yeah you missed the butt talk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am The Dark Place:

CP, I'm the perfect person to ask if you want to know what crack smells like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am robyn:

fittingly this reminds me more of herzog's "heart of glass" than blondie's.
  11:24am Michelle in Green Bay:

I heart this Big Blood song. Like, as in big pink fluffy hearts shot out of the WFMU-tattooed butts of unicorns.
Avatar 11:24am glenn:

i don't even drink anymore, so i couldn't care less about the dope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am steve:

hey all... im really curious what crack smells like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Ike:

JM in the AM this morning didn't come anywhere near Scharpling's $127k, did it? Even with the promised $25k from Nachum's delightful Oxy-loving special friend?
Avatar 11:25am Cheri Pi:

I'll take a pass Dark Place-thanks though you cheeky bastard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am G:

Just to vary the regularly scheduled Rush argument somewhat, here's some actual prog news (death of Yes's founding guitarist, who was kicked out to make room for Howe). I know he ain't Kevin Ayers, but WTH:
Avatar 11:26am Dave B:

"I would never do a drug named after a part of my own ass." - Denis Leary
  11:26am Pig:

...well - if *Stephen Fry* says it!...& I tot it was Bjen Franklin : / ...
Avatar 11:26am glenn:

  11:27am Elisa in Italy:

You have a few months to save up your pennies and visit Vicenza, Italy and SEE Lori Goldston...ok, thanks!!!
How else should I promote this concert Ken? Please somebody tattoo Lori Goldston's concert date on their butt.

Again just in case you forgot it's FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2013 @
Bar ai Nani here is the link of the incredible location:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am G:

Does the JM stand for Joke Money now? :)
  11:27am Bill Joel:

Glen beat me to 'Jeddy Lee'
...ginx - !
Avatar 11:28am Cheri Pi:

I'm smoking Voivod right now, they make delightful bathsalts as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Ike:

Compared to Scharpling, it does! As I understand it, their record was long since blasted to dust.
Avatar 11:28am glenn:

i sawwy.
Avatar 11:28am Bad Ronald:
  11:28am Elisa in Italy:

Hey Ken if I pledge more money will you tattoo Lori Goldston's concert on your butt? :)
Avatar 11:29am Cheri Pi:

G. Geddes Lee Gengras.
  11:30am Elisa in Italy:

Ok got to go! Cheers Ken and WFMU listeners!!!! Bye, bye... ciao, ciao
  11:31am Pig:

...if I had the $, get a show called "BrowzerBustin'J(i)rafficalInterfacez"...
  11:32am F.•●F.•● (:

Ciao, Elisa!

I'd tattoo Lori Goldson on my tits if I had them (my tits, not Lori's).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Caryn:

Oh, Hitchcock, you and your zooms...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Andrew Waterloo:

I might be going to Italy this summer. Boss said there is a 1 in 5 chance.
  11:33am richard:

ffffuck the ffffcccc
  11:33am Elisa in Italy:

F.•●F.•● (: You rock!!!! That is a great idea!!
Avatar 11:33am Danne D:

How does Ken pronounce JeShirt?

Glad to see Limbaugh spending his money on something useful like WFMU. And it gives him something in common with Michael Moore :)
Avatar 11:33am Dave B:

I moused over a PIF pledge. Am I in the running for the month of 'FMU bandwidth? Haven't heard a mention...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Mike East:

@Caryn - if it works, it works
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Skirkie:

If RL wants to pledge. I'm more than happy to thank him for it.
Avatar 11:34am Dan B From Upstate:

The gal in the wire song reminds me of Bruce McCulloch's Cathy from Kids In The Hall.
  11:35am Michelle in Green Bay:

Have to go teach now. Good luck with the marathon!
Avatar 11:35am Danne D:

So if they elect a Pope this afternoon would he be regarded as a Jiffy Pope or a Giffy Pope
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am G:

Bears repeating:

Gene Simmons: "...Paul [Stanley] and I were in a Los Angeles airport and a senior woman - who I would say was in her 70s - came over with a cane and she said, 'Oh, Gene Simmons, how are you? I haven't seen you in forever,'' he recalled to Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

"I think, 'Oh, your daughters are fans, your granddaughters are fans...' She said, 'Don't you remember? 1975 backstage, during the drum solo...' So I did some quick arithmetic: I must have been 25 and she could have been ten, 15 years older. Oh my god, I slept with grandma!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am tim from champaign:

Oh yeah, that's a great idea! A pillow case with Duane on it.....dreamy!
  11:35am Pig:

butts - crack
...Everybody happy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Caryn:

@Danne: just no-one tell Rush about that connection! It would make it even less likely that he'll honor his pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Skirkie:

That should not. Have been two sentences.
  11:36am Dan in Austin, TX:

YAY! So pumped I won the Tonetta CD. That's a Tonatta-calliber ass pictured there. Thanks for being WFMU!
Avatar 11:36am Cheri Pi:

We "the committee" want WFMU french ticklers next year in the shape of Bryce's fully engorged asparagus wig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Mike D. from Montclair:


Avatar 11:36am glenn:

dorothy parker named her parrot onan.
  11:37am temp name:

what's Bronwyn's actual WFMU show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am joe:

First show I ever pledged to was the Truck Stop Tea Party
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am steve:

temp name - she used to have a talk show called Thunk Tank and i think had various shows before that
Avatar 11:38am glenn:

how about a wfmu accommodator, cheri?
  11:38am FMUzoid:

sounds like Jif
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Caryn:

I was neutral on the GIF issue (used both, though maybe "gif" a little more) until Ken started ranting about it. Now I'm vehemently anti-"jif".
Avatar 11:39am Cheri Pi:

Huh Glenn? HUH??? Don't make me google that at work...but I will later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Nick the Bard:

O_o This is an annoying song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am joe:

Cheri are you smoking that out of your Dimension Hatröss bong
Avatar 11:40am ottovonbqe:

Oh God. This is the worst
Avatar 11:40am Dan B From Upstate:

Oh. This song sounds fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Graveness23:

Gotta run, thanks for WFMUing like you do, Ken!
Avatar 11:41am Dave B:

"Choosy developers choose GIF" - Steve Wilhite (creator of the GIF format)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Asheville Jon:

these "terrible" songs are totally tolerable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Ike:

This fun. song is not that terrible. They're not very talented and their songs are clumsy, but it's mostly harmless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Ken From Hyde Park:

Whatever is this background music, I tell my daughter it's a cell phone commercial whenever we hear it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am tomasz.:

what on earth is this song
Avatar 11:42am ottovonbqe:

Thanks Ken, I just killed myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Caryn:

I wouldn't be surprised if WFMU played fun. during the 12 years when they weren't popular. I'm fine with hearing this for as long as Ken plays it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am woj:

i don't even know what this song is
Avatar 11:42am glenn:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Planet Tyler (DCish):

I'm going with Not Tolerable - people pledge please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am joe:

I dont' know Ken Careless Whisper seemed to work pretty good last time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am tomasz.:

oh, is this fun.? i appreciate the superfluous dot in their name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am SeanG:

horrific song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am woj:

...but i already hate it.
  11:43am trish:

It's that new Rolling Stones single!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Andrew Waterloo:

You know something's a craze when the first 3 times you hear about it, somebody is complaining about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am G:

Only 2K more to hit 800K, dear freeloaders. This is your moment to strike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am joe:

Hey how come Fun didn't get put on the playlist?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Nick the Bard:

Can we go back to the fun. song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Caryn:

@tomasz: they had to add it because there already was a Finnish band named fun. Wouldn't know that random bit of trivia if I wasn't Finnish.
  11:44am Guz:

One of the best concerts (though the Agora in Cleveland is a dump) i've ever been to, Eagles of DM are amazing.
  11:44am trish:

the older, better and more original version.
  11:46am Pig:

...well - it's burning coke, right? Have I not heard it's like buring hair? Sickly sweet??
...If the Grammys are good enuff for Milli Vanilli
...Oh - Dennis Leary beat me to 'butt~crack' ;
- Bill Hicks: 'People accuse me of ripping off Dennis Leary - & that's true - but just to confuse people I did it *before* him'..
Avatar 11:47am Iggy:

I saw the Eagles of Death Metal open for Peaches years ago in Atlanta. They were lots of fun.
  11:47am Marie:

Hey, Has Ken played any Rush? I think I smoked crack a couple of times. Ick, so chemical-sweet tasting. (Meanwhile I'm chugging beer of all kinds and smoking weed to excess--go figure).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am tomasz.:

Caryn: wow, good punctuation fact! i was going to claim i added mine because there was already a Finnish tomasz, but that would be a stupid thing to say
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Ike:

Caryn, I think Pseu played one of their songs, but that's it. Most FMU DJs would not "stoop" to even play Arcade Fire which is 100000x better than fun. There is a big blind spot for modern/alt rock on this station (which is prob. mostly not intentional and it's OK with me, I can get that elsewhere) but it would interesting to hear an FMU DJ make use of the some of the good alt bands in cool segues with multiple genres. I wish I was talented enough to do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am tomasz.:

also i'd just like to say i'm at work and every time the playlist refreshes i have to scroll down to get dude's Norwegian ass off the screen
Avatar 11:50am glenn:

buy polar! pay later!
  11:51am SPECK:

Ken is still my hero. Love the show and happy to support.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Asheville Jon:

Avatar 11:53am Sigurdur:

Norwegian ass swedish ass icelandic ass macedinian ass icelandic ass..... ass ass ass ass.... well that was fun typing....... ken is apperently THE Ass of WFMU..... keep up the good work
Avatar 11:53am glenn:

hmmmmm. maybe marie should be pope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Asheville Jon:

what does the little heart mean?
  11:54am Marie:

Hey Glenn, I actually was for a while. Pope of the East Village!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am fleep:

You're an organ donor now. Congrats!
  Swag For Life Member 11:55am Ralphine:

tomasz: Try clicking on the word "Generated" at the very bottom of the playlist and see if that solves your Norweigian ass issue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am tomasz.:

did i not pledge enough for a show name? gahhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Asheville Jon:

i've already donated all my organs. hmm. my guts are just a few ziploc bags and a coffee can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Mike East:

@fleep - that gave me a chuckle. thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Caryn:

Bipolar, Ken? Do you have to follow that fad, too? Everyone's bipolar nowadays...
Avatar 11:57am Dave B:
Avatar 11:58am XPat of Leche de Noche:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm working on becoming tripolar, to see if I get farther in life that way.
  11:58am F.•●F.•● (:

Jood luck Ken, Bronwyn everybody!

See you in next episode! Take care and misbehave (if that's possible)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am I X Key!:

Lovin you Station Manager Ken
  11:58am Pig:

- Well - maybe a lot... :–-the-death-of-winston-churchill/
  11:58am Marie:

I think the robe and hat kept the crack addicts and criminals away from me (late '80s). Would you qualify for priest Glenn ;) ?
  11:59am F.•●F.•● (:

I'm octapolar.
Avatar 11:59am glenn:

well, i don't find young boys attractive, so prolly not.
  12:00pm promoter:

@Dave B. - Popul Vuh and Popal Arm on the same bill would rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm tomasz.:

good lord, thank you so much guys. i will have to develop a suitably grand plan for this DNA
Avatar 12:01pm Sigurdur:

hehehe......john ed waffles melody and ken
  12:07pm Marie:

@glenn---hee hee hee
Avatar 12:36pm Van in DC:

Wow, so close!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Ellirb:

Just got home to my comfy couch! Gonna relax and listen to the show now. And so cool to see my ass on the top of this page.
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