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Playlist for 16 April 2014 Favoriting | Strategic GIF Initiative

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Fred Frith  Spring Any Day Now   Favoriting Gravity 
The Muffins  Dancing in Sunrise, Switzerland   Favoriting Open City 
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Matmos  For the Trees   Favoriting The Civil War 
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Deerhoof / Marc Ribot + J Spaceman w/Kid Millions  Who Sleeps Only Dreams   Favoriting Record Store Day Northern-Spy CD-R 
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N.A.D.  Ghosts   Favoriting Title Track 
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Frenchbloke and Son  Sexy Model   Favoriting  
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Ti-Tho  Elefantjager   Favoriting  
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Lamort  Do What Diseases Hardly See (Come Together)   Favoriting Purge 
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Carney, Hild & Kramer  Name   Favoriting Happiness Finally Came to Them 
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Up  Lida Husik   Favoriting Bozo 
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Negativand  Aluminum or Glass: The Memo   Favoriting Dispepsi 
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48 Chairs  Psycle Sluts   Favoriting  
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39 Clocks  Heat of Violence   Favoriting Self Titled 
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Sexton Ming  Take You Slow   Favoriting A Lifetime of Nervous Gutaches #1 
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Gezan  Mishima To Kuchibeni   Favoriting Katsute Uta Toiwaretasore 
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Dva  Durango   Favoriting Nipomo 
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Warm Soda  Going in Circles   Favoriting Young Reckless Hearts 
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Tracy Bonham  Everybody's Talkin'   Favoriting This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson Vol 1 
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Kirsty Maccoll  They Don't Know   Favoriting  
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New Pornographers  Letter from an Occupant   Favoriting Mass Romantic 
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Mink Lungs  I Sell Love   Favoriting The Better Button 
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Cheveu  Stadium   Favoriting Bum 
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Family Fodder  Savoir Faire   Favoriting Monkey Banana Kitchen 
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Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band  Common Attitude   Favoriting The Red Day Album 
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Sun Araw  Thrasher   Favoriting     *   1:37:46 (Pop-up)
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble  Track 1   Favoriting Gloria 
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Oiseaux-Tempete  Kyrie Eleison   Favoriting Wire Tapper 34 
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The Ex Orkest  Koken Asfalt   Favoriting Een Rondje Holland 
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Sound and Fury  Punk   Favoriting Pulsacion 
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Lounge Lizards  Hair Street   Favoriting Live in Tokyo Big Heart 
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Charles Mingus  Better Git It In Your Soul (alt take)   Favoriting Mingus Ah Um 
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Volker Kriegel  Zoom   Favoriting Bombay Jazz Palace 
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Music behind DJ:
FM Einheit 
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Noah Creshevsky  Strategic Defense Initiaive   Favoriting The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky 1971-1992 
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Ros Bobos  Beneath The Golden Sky   Favoriting Mandatory Astral Projections 
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Saor Patrol  O'Rourke   Favoriting  
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Destroy all Monsters  You're Gonna Die   Favoriting  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01am Ken:

Hello my friends!
  6:28am F☇F☇ (:

Hola, Ken !

Early bird catches the huge gifs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41am Ken:

You got that right f0f0. My goal is to make the page crash before the show begins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37am Ken:

Pre-shpw suggestions welcome folks - let me know format also (CD,LP, Spotify, etc)
Avatar 8:01am desdemono:

I am just kneeling in front of the Can Studio Equipment that now is part of a mediocre Rock'n Pop Museum (Gronau, Germany close to the Dutch border). But... there is an endless videotape playing a 1970 Can Concert in my hometown Soest. You can watch it
Avatar 8:03am Okasa:

Morning Ken! Morning non Kens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12am Cory:

Ken, do you have anything like Negativland? I'm trying to find more groups like them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18am Ken:

Cory. try Ros Bobos.
Avatar 8:22am Dan B From Upstate:

Morning, Ken. I went on amazon yesterday and there was a pop up showing that they will now take 0.5% of any purchase made on their website and donate it to a charity of your choosing. I did a quick search and saw that Auricle Communications was on the list, so now anytime I buy something on amazon, WFMU gets a little bump. Might wanna let the masses know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25am Asheville Jon:

format suggestions: cassette and 8-track only
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29am Ken:

Asheville Jon - I do love me some cassettes but a worse format for the freeform DJ was never conceived of. Dan - how do we do that without shilling for Amazon though?
  8:30am Bickie:

Good morning from Switzerland Ken! Would love some Noah Creshevsky if you are in the mood.
Avatar 8:30am Dan B From Upstate:

Wow. That's a really good point, Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33am Cory:

Thanks Ken!
  8:36am Robert:

What you do is say, "Some online retailers have a donation program...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37am Ken:

Noah Creshevsky has been pulled.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am Asheville Jon:

i hear ya Ken. Although i used to love what Dusty did with his cassette based shows before he went hollywood.
  8:38am F☇F☇ (:

May I suggest The Ex? Perhaps I'm gonna see them live tonite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am Asheville Jon:

dusty being Clay of course
  8:41am Robert:

Someone on Dan Bodah's comment thread Mon. night turned me on to the YouTube performances by Poopylungstuffing. She's one of TWO contemporary female singer-songwriters named Olivia Dvorak who play strings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46am Ken:

But the Dusty shows on cassette are all pre-produced. That's the problem with cassettes, you can't use them live cause you cant easily find separate tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47am Cory:

Family Circus meets True Detective.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am Asheville Jon:

i know the dusty shows were pre-produced. it was a pita to use cassettes when i did radio, but not an impossibility. i would think that in this modern era with all the technology available, a superhuman radio personality such as yourself could just use mind control or something to access tracks easily. maybe you could employ the powers of chuck norris for such a show in the future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Guido from Cologne:

Old friend of mine (Don Campau) did/does whole shows with cassettes since mid-80ies. Of course you have to know in advance what to play.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Cory:

i wonder if Fred is any relation to Vic
Avatar 9:03am Mark S:

I had a cassette player that found the gaps between songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning und guten TZAG Ken and everyone here and out there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Sem Chumbo:

Hey, Ken. What the phoque?
  9:05am Brendan:

Hi ken and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am common:

ken. all. wednesday.
Avatar 9:09am fred von helsing:

sadly those are not the Peanuts, spotting Mothra
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 9:09am bbell:

Good morning hiccuping seal with superior balancing skill set!
Avatar 9:10am bibi:

hi ken & woken.
@sans plomb, you are in a francophile mood lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Ken:

Morning everybody! It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Guido from Cologne:

In order to make it complete:
Here's the Kraftwerk 1970 live in Soest

I heard through certain channels, that it's the German (and French) TV people themselves, who put their stuff "illegally" on YouTube. Just in case you wonder abou the good quality.
Avatar 9:10am glenn:

oh look, it's seal. where's heidi klum?
Avatar 9:11am bibi:

heidi wont hurt, she's hard like a stone.
Avatar 9:12am bibi:

like a rock, argh, poor english bibi...
  9:13am Brendan:

Ken id like some Khlam in the live format. Shall i call the guys and tell em we're getting the band together?
Avatar 9:13am bibi:

but im proud, it took me more than a minute to feel nauseous staring at the muffins gif...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Ken:

That's what I thought too Fred - who the hell are they, some Peanuts tribute group?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am common:

great gifs as always, ken.
Avatar 9:16am fred von helsing:

probly Ultraman groupies ?
Avatar 9:17am dc pat:

probably the most reasonable mashup ever.
  9:17am listener scott:

If FMU goes to an all-cassette format might I suggest as a future premium a WFMU Pencil, not designed for writing, but for re-spooling the cassette tape.
  9:18am nellie:

You are Ken!
  9:20am Brendan:

Love the set Ken, you're killin' it - who needs requests. Just a man and his traktor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Asheville Jon:

gonna see Kraftwerk at Moogfest soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Ken:

That is true Nellie, I am.
Avatar 9:21am Elisa in SPAIN! :) <3 <3 <3:

HOLA!!! I just moved to BARCELONA!!! It's a trip listening to Ken in Spain!! Cheers! :)
Avatar 9:22am Elisa In Italy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Ken:

Welcome to Spain Elisa! I believe you and everything
Avatar 9:23am Elisa In Spain. :) ♥ ♥ ♥::

Avatar 9:23am dc pat:

Nice Elisa.. I just got back from Costa Rica. Fuck everyplace else!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Guido from Cologne:

Elefantenjager = Elephant-hunters
  9:23am nellie:

I was referring to that Sexy song :)
Avatar 9:24am bibi:

@fvh, they are pointing at thereal ken, holuto no ken.
@guido, did the girls have a specific accent, it sounded very understandable to me...
Avatar 9:24am Elisa In Spain. :) ♥ ♥ ♥::

If you want I can take a photo of myself in front of the Primavera Music Festival and post it for you if you don't believe me.
Avatar 9:24am bibi:

HOKUTO no ken, bibi cant type properly today...
  9:25am F☇F☇:

Ole, Elisa!

Dc pat became a tico!?
Avatar 9:25am bibi:

@elisa, aint you a bit early for primavera ?
  9:25am Sam:

Good morning everyone! Wow, all of those gifs make me feel dizzy and nauseous! Well done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Guido from Cologne:

They are very "Hochdeutsch" (dialect-free clean official German) in an infantile way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am common:

can i move to barcelona? i wonder.
Avatar 9:26am Elisa In Spain. :) ♥ ♥ ♥:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am common:

ken: sorry about the junior dad thing.
  9:26am F☇F☇:

OK. Elisa, not that I don't believe you. But, quick, tell me what can you see outside from the window?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Guido from Cologne:

This version is cool.
Avatar 9:28am dc pat:

I too want to move to Barcelona. Now. Are things less stupid there?
  9:28am Brendan:

Love the tempo, this is gonna be a hit
Avatar 9:28am dc pat:

this is definitely an improvement on the Beatles version
Avatar 9:28am Elisa In Spain. :) ♥ ♥ ♥:

Ken is the seal hiccuping?

F☇F☇ It's sunny and see a long street with a garage on the left and graffiti corner on the right. I'm in HEAVEN. :)
Avatar 9:29am dc pat:

clicky star on the moving beatles..
  9:29am Brendan:

I feel like i can do tai chi to this song
Avatar 9:29am bibi:

except mccartneys vocals, i dont see much to dislike on the original ?
Avatar 9:30am Dave B:

Morning Ken and Ken's Krew
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:30am AnAnonymousParty:

I'll bet this song is better once it shifts into second gear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Ken:

Yes Elisa, I like to think the seal is indeed hiccupping.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Ken:

Second gear?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Guido from Cologne:

John sang on the original.
  9:32am F☇F☇:


A street with a garage on the left and a graffiti on the right?

That's Barcelona ideed! Bienvenida!
Avatar 9:33am bibi:

@guido, thats exactly what i meant ;))
Avatar 9:33am dc pat:

I don't mind original, just like that one better now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Guido from Cologne:

i must say, when i was a little school kid... good old Beatles provided some hard to take lessons in musical tastes, but all in all worthwhile. "Come Together" was a long-time-un-favourite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Ken:

Yeah, I'm a life-long Beatles fan, but I've always hated Come Together for some unknown reason.
Avatar 9:36am dc pat:

There was some discussion recently on the internets about the worst Beatles tunes. Come Together was never mentioned for some reason.
Avatar 9:36am Elisa In Spain. :) ♥ ♥ ♥:

Ken if for some crazy reason you could help me get tickets (I will pay obviously) or any contacts to the Primavera Music Festival I would love to go! I'm sad WFMU won't be there this year.
Avatar 9:36am dc pat:

...this cover is also great.
Avatar 9:36am bibi:

the structure and even the sound of come together are quite divergent compared to most of the beatles repertoire. it has always been a polemic track for that.
Avatar 9:38am Mark S:

something from Bongwater next?
Avatar 9:38am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Mornin' troops.
Hey, yer humble rev is in this husik tune. Ancient history.
Avatar 9:40am dc pat:

Nice Rev. Way to be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Ken:

Wow Rev, you're actually singing background on this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am common:

nice, rev!
Avatar 9:42am Roberto:

Happy Pesach y'all. I want bread real bad.
Avatar 9:42am Elisa In Italy:

Avatar 9:42am Rev. Turnip Druid:

just a few everybodys & a few baba-shoop-shoops, plus a few noises on sampler. That was Lida's first LP. Million years ago. Fun stuff.
Avatar 9:42am dc pat:

Mark S: your pic reminds me of that pic of Brooke Shields smokin weed with HR of Bad Brains. Ever see that?
Avatar 9:44am Rev. Turnip Druid:

and HOLY CRAP, i missed the Muffins. From my 2nd favorite LP of theirs. I swear to god I'll never be late again.
Avatar 9:44am Roberto:

I went to grade school with Brooke.
Avatar 9:44am glenn:

oblidi, oblida. easily the worst of the worst.
Avatar 9:44am Mark S:

dc pat, yes I've seen it
Avatar 9:44am dc pat:

..did you smoke weed with her?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Cory:

thanks Ken, you rock
Avatar 9:45am dc pat:

@glenn: now THAT I can get behind. Hate that tune.
Avatar 9:45am Roberto:

No such luck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Guido from Cologne:

I used to hate "Drive My Car" even more ... until I got into R&B and then with the help of the classic "loudness"-button on my old stereo it was a relevation: gee, what a bass player!
Avatar 9:46am Mark S:

never smoked weed with Brooke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Ken:

Im with Glenn - Ob La Di Ob La Da. Jesus.
Avatar 9:47am Dave B:

@FvH - some advanced google image searching ... those "Peanuts" wanna be's are from the group "The W"
Avatar 9:48am egal:

I'm not a friend of Rocky Raccoon.
Avatar 9:48am dc pat:

I miss the loudness button...
Avatar 9:49am dc pat:

lot of clicky star this morning
Avatar 9:49am Mark S:

Ob La Di Ob La Da worse than Maxwell's Silver Hammer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Guido from Cologne:

I must say:
I LOVE the idea of having "Ob La Di Ob La Da" and "Revolution 9" on one album!
In 70ies Germany such things were important!
Avatar 9:49am bibi:

@glenn, the intro is relentless, the bass is so big on that fanfare groove. then the lyrics...
the lyrics.
Avatar 9:51am glenn:

much much worse. maxwell's silver hammer is like mozart compared to ob li di ob li da.
Avatar 9:52am glenn:

of course, the common denominato is that the worst beatles songs are ALL mccartney songs.
Avatar 9:52am fred von helsing:

roger that, Dave B !
Avatar 9:53am KOTJ:

39 Clocks...flashback song of the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Rob W:

I'm Dreaming of a White Pesach! Wait... it's no dream... it's REAL! (At least, in our backyard here in Hoboken.) Photo:
Avatar 9:53am dc pat:

yeah Paul wrote a lot of stupid songs but he was a masterful pop musician.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am common:

rocky raccoon is the worst. and glass onion...
Avatar 9:54am dc pat:

good to hear the Ming hasn't tried to upgrade the quality of his music...
  9:54am Sam:

I heard this guy on the radio who could name all four Beatles off the top of his head - very impressive.
Avatar 9:54am jamesie:

My mate Sexton
Avatar 9:55am dc pat:

the self-referential stuff is hard to take but I kind of like Glass Onion.
Avatar 9:55am fred von helsing:

@common yup I think ya pegged'em
Avatar 9:56am egal:

Bungalow Bill thumbs down too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Guido from Cologne:

just to put it:
whole white album is great and Glass Onion is one of my faves from the very beginning.
  9:58am Sam:

Bungalow Bill is brilliant. It skewers the old militaristic macho British culture.
Avatar 9:58am dc pat:

huh. I think the title of this tune translates to "Mishima and Lipstick"
Avatar 9:58am bibi:

is that some boredoms side/residual/project ?
Avatar 9:58am KOTJ:

Rocky Raccoon... They're no Fall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Guido from Cologne:

Avatar 10:00am dc pat:

sounds like it bibi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Ken:

Aint anybody feeling this Gezan? Jesus! It's crazy.
Avatar 10:01am bibi:

ken, asking if somehow linked to boredoms means what it means, it is starclicked if that is yr question.
Avatar 10:01am dc pat:

I AM KEN!!!! I wanna see these guys... (I don't think any Boredoms are in this group..)
Avatar 10:01am Mark S:

I'm digging it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Stevel:

I'd be feeling the music if the gif hadn't possessed my soul on behalf of Satan.
Avatar 10:02am Cheri Pi:

I'm feeling it. And I'm also hungover from BT's show yesterday. This helps immensely
  10:03am paula pc:

felt it utterly
Avatar 10:03am Jeff:

I'm feeling it's awfully... crashy for the morning.
  10:04am Sam:

That was bad ass!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 10:04am Foolbert:

I'm ignorant: in the belovèd "Down at Mississippi" by RIAA, what's the rap that's being played against Howlin Wolf's version of "Down in the Bottom"? Thanks.
  10:04am Brendan:

Keili is gonna love that
Avatar 10:04am bibi:

pat, you are ken ? so nellie was eventually wrong.
Avatar 10:04am dc pat:

dang. That was killer.
Avatar 10:05am dc pat:

well, yeah. Now that you mention it, I AM Ken.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:07am Vivian:

'Love Me Do' ranks up there with fingers on a chalkboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am common:

i love come together.
Avatar 10:08am dc pat:

Waiwaiwaiwait a minute. Love Me Do? That's a perfect pop song. It may be a bit dated but it's classic!
Avatar 10:08am Mark S:

Avatar 10:08am bibi:

vivian, im with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am common:

thanks, fred. just me.
  10:09am F☇F☇:

DVA! The former Russian band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Ken:

Foolbert, I wanna know too.
  10:10am mkostek:

Maxwell's Silver Hammer--it goes on forever, and finished off the band--John hated it. "That’s Paul’s. I hate it. ‘Cuz all I remember is the track – he made us do it a hundred million times. He did everything to make it into a single and it never was and it never could’ve been, but he put guitar licks on it and he had somebody hitting iron pieces and we spent more money on that song than any of them in the whole album. I think." Even George called it "fruity."
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

I am a Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Guido from Cologne:

It seems to me like Dva do not sing in Czech.
I have the LP now.
On the lyric insert there are two translations:
One to English and one to what seems Czech ..
Avatar 10:12am dc pat:

it's almost like Paul never grew up.
Avatar 10:12am Jeff:

Yeah, everybody needs to keep listening through into Duane's show (as if anybody wouldn't, given the choice) for the Arto Lindsay set.

Imagine, if you will: an angelic song in Portuguese... punctuated by great crunching improvised guitar explosions which hit you like steel-jacketed granite.

It could be like that. You'll have to listen and find out. But if it were like that... it'd be pretty great.
  10:14am marmalade kitty:

for no one
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 10:15am Foolbert:

I've always hated "Hey Jude, but that doesn't mean it's bad; I don't love "Obla-di... " but its their only calypso and it's decently constructed. I'd say that "Good Night" is a strong contender.

Related: is "Across the Universe" Lennon's attempt to shew that he could write a better George Harrison song than could Harrison?
  10:16am marmalade kitty:

It makes doctor robert sound twice as good!
Avatar 10:17am dc pat:

Yeah, Hey Jude and Let It Be drive me NUTS. Every time they come on I just wait for the 4 minutes or so to be up.
Avatar 10:17am Uke Goldberg:

Hey Jude is bad.
Avatar 10:18am Uke Goldberg:

I like the Faces rendition of Let It Be.
  10:18am marmalade kitty:

take a bad song & make it better
  10:19am Maria D:

I forgot about this Maccoll song! Nostalgia rushing in.
  10:20am Brendan:

Rip km
Avatar 10:21am dc pat:

everybody seems to hate Mr. Moonlight too but I always liked that one. but doesn't really count cuz it's a cover.
Avatar 10:21am Dave B:

@FvH - deeper digging... Here's the video for the song "恋のバカンス" (Vacation of Love) by The Double U. The gif is taken from about 2:34 in...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:22am Vivian:

@dc pat- just my opinion. I'm not saying it's a terrible song, for me it grates on my nerves. I use to like the Beatles but now, not at all. However, my husband loves them. In all honesty, he'll put on White Album, which I kinda like but can only listen to a few songs.
Avatar 10:22am Rev. Turnip Druid:

I tend to steer clear of Beatles conversations but I'll admit to digging "i want you (she's so heavy)" -- it's ponderous as hell. Pretty much the anti-ob-la-di-ob-la-da...
Avatar 10:24am dk:

don't need much than 'letter from an occupant" to prove that the new pornographers are the best damn thing in pop music. everything since then has just gilded the lily.
Avatar 10:25am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Also: I want to be a hiccuping sea-lion when I grow up. that thing a sea-lion?
Or Clay Pigeon's "corpulent britisher" maybe?
Avatar 10:25am dc pat:

@Viv: yep, I hear you. It's kind of hard liking a group that's so fucking famous/popular. But the Beatles are part of my family I getting rid of them.
Avatar 10:26am Roberto:

My dad bought very few pop/rock albums during the '60s (mostly Simon and Garfunkel) but he did pick up the "White Album" and Abbey Road. I once asked him why he bought them when he didn't generally care for that kind of music. He said he wanted to see what all the fuss was about -- and after listening to both, determined that it was about nothing.
Avatar 10:26am dc pat:

Rev: think it's a seal. Sea lions are cute and seals are kind of weird looking.
Avatar 10:27am earrie:

Is this all song-I-hate-always. Or song that's lousy if heard too often.
The blanket alls seem skewed.

Me, I'd put something like ob-la-di in the tasty and in-context (whatever the hell that is) occasional file, like ketchup.
Avatar 10:27am dc pat:

My dad, for some reason, decided he was an Iron Butterfly fan at one point. Bought 2 albums by them and never really listened to them. But I did.
Avatar 10:28am fred von helsing:

@Dave B yer hired !
Avatar 10:28am glenn:

definitely a seal. cod decimating pricks of misery that they are.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 10:28am Foolbert:


Paul never could grow up because he's stuck trying to get the approval a fourteen-year-old boy might still want from his mother if he hadn't at that point started to rebel...and it's harder to rebel against a very sick parent. It's how he later became `everybody's mother's favourite Beatle`.

At that age, Lennon had already constructed a defensive shell rooted in the knowledge that he would never get that approval, even as he retained a core desperate for it.
Avatar 10:28am still b/p:'s....Garden goes near the bad end of the tolerability range for the lads' music. Of course, it might belong in a whole different category of assessment.
Avatar 10:28am dc pat:

@earrie: that's what I was thinking. That's the problem with the Beatles, just played way too much. Hey Jude falls into that category for me.
Avatar 10:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Clearly I'm not up on my seal-spotting. Around here the most exotic creatures are alley rats. And Hill interns all goofed-up on hopballs.
Avatar 10:31am Jeff:

About those Beatles... thinking about it, I realize I don't have many defined critical opinions about their songs. There are some of their songs I've definitely gravitated toward over the years, and others I tend not to play, but somehow they've managed to be so much a part of the social and musical fabric I grew up in that it's hard to see them from enough distance to even develop the same sorts of opinions I have about most other music.

Probably another of the many reasons I'd be a terrible music critic.
Avatar 10:34am dc pat:

@Jeff: exactly. part of the family..
Avatar 10:36am Dave B:

Ken - here's a Tumblr you should follow:

"EXCERPTS | A collection of Animated GIFs excerpted from out-of-copyright/unknown/historical moving images. A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge."
Avatar 10:37am Cheri Pi:

PINK FLOYD, izzatchoo???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Sem Chumbo:

About your hiccuping grey or harbour seal: it looks like one of the fat phoques (as we semi-bilingual locals like to say) I see most days, taking a breather from chasing escaped farmed salmon from the pens not far from here. As @glenn mentioned, these things are fish vacuum cleaners, taking a belly bite from every fish and moving on:-(
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:38am Andrew Waterloo:

I just have a lack of enthusiasm for the Beatles. I think it's partially because I've never shared the level of excitement that most people have for them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am MichelleinGreenBay:

Greetings, friends!
Avatar 10:40am Jeff:

@still b/p: by some rational, critically-distant judgement, yes, Octopus's Garden is probably a thoroughly ridiculous song... but I have such a great memory of a gangly friend at a party decades and decades ago galumphing around the room to it with such complete joy, that the song still brings me a smile completely independent of its musical merits or lack thereof.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:41am Vivian:

@dc pat- I don't mean to offend anyone, including you. Just my opinion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Cory:

now comes the part of the day where I need to decided what game I'm going to play
Avatar 10:44am dc pat:

@Viv: no offense at all! I'm just talkin. Really I don't care if Love Me Do blows up into a million pieces. Just a dumb pop song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Guido from Cologne:

One of the oddest things (that was back in the 80ies) , was to have people from the British hardcore-punk scene for a visit and they appeared to be absolutely fond of PIKNK FLOYD "THE WALL". They continued to ask "Can we put on THE WALL please?"
Avatar 10:45am KOTJ:

Sun song sounds like a twisted Everybody's Talkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Cory:

ugh, The Wall is the 2nd worst Floyd album. Final Cut being the absolute worst.
  10:46am AZ Dave:

Hey Jude, A Long and Winding Road, Let It Be -- pure pretentious evil. In the same vein as the worst song ever -- Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Avatar 10:49am Cheri Pi:

I thought it sounded like Margaritaville
  10:49am F☇F☇:

I read today Neil Young's Pongo (Poco? Pogo? Don't remember) project is the third largest one in the history of Kickstarter.
Avatar 10:50am fred von helsing:

beatles... I've read a claim that Paperback Writer basically invented the format of the short pop song
Avatar 10:50am glenn:

  10:51am F☇F☇:

Do you guys think there's enough market for listeners interested in lossless quality music? I have the impression kids today don't care about quality especially when listening to music via their smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.
Avatar 10:51am earrie:

I can't listen to the Beatles tunes our (jackass) prime minister crooned anymore -- With a little help from my friends and Hey Jude. Gah.
  10:52am F☇F☇:

Pono! Thanks, glenn.
Avatar 10:53am glenn:

singing hey jude to a bunch of jews seemed a little, shall we say. clueless.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:53am Andrew Waterloo:

I don't think there's a market that involves paying a premium for it. They've tried it before with SACD and DVD Audio and the response has always been crickets.
Avatar 10:57am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Massively digging this BLEnsemble ...
Avatar 10:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

AND this bit from the 'tapper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am mariano:

@earrie: where do you live, what country has a singing prime minister?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Guido from Cologne:

Bren't Lewiis Ensemble has something ... yes ... trippy ...
  10:59am F☇F☇ (:

Yeah, Andrew. I suspect the listener segment that cares about lossless is shrinking year by year, and it is mainly composed by lonely hippies audiophiles.
Avatar 10:59am dc pat:

Avatar 10:59am glenn:

it's the jackass part that's important. canada.
  11:00am F☇F☇ (:

Hey, it's the Ex!!!! Thanks Ken!
Avatar 11:01am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Ken:

Yeah f0f0, I think Neil's pono venture is doomed, unfortunately, Despite him raising 6 million on Kickstarter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Cory:

is that a bioshock gif?
Avatar 11:02am Mark S:

I don't think Neil is lonely
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Andrew Waterloo:

@F<F< (:, I suspect that the listener segment that cares about lossless, just like the one that cared about constant bit rate has always been composed by lonely hippies, over zealous nerds, and audiophiles.
Avatar 11:03am dc pat:

What Pi said. Trying to listen during a meeting...shhhhhh....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am mariano:

@glenn: Thanks. The comment made me think of old presidential campaigns in the Philippines, where the candidates and their spouses were expected to sing full-on duets in evening dress during campaign events.
Avatar 11:04am dc pat:

"Yeah, boss, I agree...and I'm Moved TOWARD A STATE OF SHOCK!!!"
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Andrew Waterloo:

Does anyone believe that Neil Young still has high-fidelity hearing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am mariano:

This Sound and Fury works really well with the Ti Tho gif.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Ken:

Neil Young not lonely? Neil COINED the phrase "lonesome hippy," in the song "Roll Another Number"
  11:10am F☇F☇ (:

Still I think the Pono project has a chance to pivot and perhaps build something valuable for the new generations out of the music player that looks like a Toblerone.
Avatar 11:11am Jeff:

I don't see where some special weird pono thing fits in the world, although I can't say I completely understand what they're trying to do.

There already exist good-sounding portable and home music playing gizmos which play the lossless recordings (usually delivered as flac files) which are commercially available increasingly broadly. keeps adding mainstream labels, and I see some labels' digital-download stored adding flacs as an option.

That seems like progress; I just don't know how many of The Kids will care. Some, maybe.
  11:11am F☇F☇ (:

Really?! And I thought the phrase was coined by Andy Breckman!
  11:12am Ralphine:

Speaking of Kickstarter, whatever happened to that Kickstarter-funded movie about WFMU?
  11:12am Brendan:

This tune reminds of a girl i knew called Kandy Kane.
Avatar 11:13am Mark S:

But is Neil lonely still?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Guido from Cologne:

I heard Neil quit weed?
  11:14am Ralphine:

Does Pono sound as good as vinyl?
Avatar 11:14am bibi:

ken, where all that amazon kickstarter (marathon) money falls ? is there some underground massive gif factory you are trying to hide from us ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Ken:

The WFMU Movie has been retitled "Sex and Broadcasting," and will be release in a few months. It's a;; done and it's great, but the filmmaker is trying to line up distribution and a film fest for it to premiere at .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Guido from Cologne:

Avatar 11:15am dc pat:

  11:16am Ralphine:

Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:17am Andrew Waterloo:

Pono recreates the natural resonance of vinyl using 60s Kazoo technology.
  11:17am Ralphine:

This is weird. I hadn't listened to that Fred Frith song or to Mingus for a LONG time, but I've listened to them both a bunch in the past week.
Avatar 11:17am Prashanth:

Hey Ken! Is your show available as a podcast? If not, why not?
Avatar 11:17am Dave B:

Ken - tell him to hit up Oscilloscope Laboratory...
Avatar 11:17am Mark S:

Mingus hated being called Charlie
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Vivian:

@ Guido - true and alcohol. Neil admitted to having a hard time wrting songs without weed. I'm halfway through Neil's book 'Waging Heavy Peace'. Ken, your review of the book is correct - he does bounce around quite a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am mariano:

That's awesome about the movie, was wondering about that myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am ChrisB.:

Ken, you okay? Much of the music this morning has been, well, how should I put it: GOOD.
Avatar 11:19am Mark S:

Neil and weed:
Avatar 11:20am Jeff:

Okay, so I just had a look at the Pono site. It's Just Another Audiophile Portable Music Player.

Why hope for some future magical Pono when you can just buy, say, an Astell & Kern today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Ken:

Yeah Chris, I noticed that myself... not sure what is wrong.. Prashanth, my show's not available as a podcast but you can download it via the WFMU app, or you can email me and I can get you more info.
  11:21am jan:

every now and again a track you play pierces the attention I am giving the work at hand, and the music comes clearly to the front of my consciousness. This Mingus cut does exactly that.
Avatar 11:22am Prashanth:

@Ken: Thanks for the hint. Keep rockin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am ken:

Thanks Jan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Cory:

i'm digging this
  11:28am Robert:

Gary Cooper & Walter Brennan played air baseball in "Meet John Doe".
  11:30am Brendan:

Ken if your gettin funky,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Guido from Cologne:

Volker Kriegel German Guitarist of Dave Pike Set -fame !!!
  11:31am Walter Brennan:

Yep, I reckon that's so, but my pitchin' was off that day because my hip was hitchin' up on me.
Avatar 11:32am Mark S:

Volker Kriegel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Guido from Cologne:

The track is from his 1st solo album
  11:32am AZ Dave:

Looks like a balance wheel around the archduke's neck.
Avatar 11:34am still b/p:

And Cooper and Brennan jammed on harmonica and ocarina -- William Tell Overture.
Avatar 11:34am fred von helsing:

keepin' it reelin'. and us too.
  11:35am Bickie:

yeah Creshevs comin in thanks Ken!
  11:36am Jimmy Wa:

Speaking of Walter Brennan, anyone have any nude pics of him? I'll pay top $
  11:36am jan:

Reel to reel! good time to post that gif I sent to you.
Avatar 11:36am danjoseph:

Who is Noah Howard??
  11:37am berlusconi's nose:

I worked with Arto a few months ago on a performance. Man, he was a mess! He couldn't even remember how to use his pedals!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Kat in Chicago:

This Noah Creshevsky business is delightful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Guido from Cologne:

audio art veteran
  11:41am Brendan:

I think Wayne Butane studied under this guy in Nepal for 5 yrs
  11:42am Brendan:

Just a gut feeling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Asheville Jon:

this is kinda boring
Avatar 11:43am bibi:

berlusconi's nose, yr pseudo name just ruined my day, hopefully you declined having a graphic avatar ;)
Avatar 11:44am danjoseph:

I know who Noah Creshevsky is, but not Noah Howard...which artist are we listening to Ken?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

My browser is becoming sluggish and unresponsive. If you add some Adobe Flash animation to the page, that should put it over the edge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Cory:

thank you again, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Ken:

IM becoming sluggish and unresponsive, Ken.

Dan, that was indeed Noah Creshevsky... the auto-suggest feature hijacked my Noah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

@bibi: now that you mention it, I am always reminded of Benjamin Netanyahu when I read your name. No so much when I see your avatar;)
  11:47am berlusconi's nose:

Well, I've just been consigned to work at an old folks home near Milan so my days of glory are over...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Guido from Cologne:

Must run (to be in time 4 Quilt live show) ...
CU later!
Avatar 11:50am bibi:

if physics are still to be trusted, this fat seal should have slipped on the right side long ago. and his ribs would hurt so much. poor boy.
@sans plomb, reading yr name without knowing much portuguese and noticing the giraffe, i was pretty sure you were kenyan...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am mariano:

See ya Guido, bis bald!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:50am Ken From Hyde Park:

Sluggishness an unresponsiveness for all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks, Ken, been very fine and rewarding, especially now with the agony bags blaring. See ya!
Avatar 11:53am Mark S:

never trust physics
  11:54am adrian in mpls:

Destroy all monsters!!!!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

"That's not a snail," he replied, sluggishly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Sem Chumbo:

@bibi: on the Internet, nobody knows if you are from Kenya or not.
  11:56am Cecile:

Looks like I missed a good one...
Avatar 11:56am Green Mountain Man Mark:

plenty of sunshine but cold today.
  11:57am Cecile:

Avatar 11:57am earrie:

Thanks for the fine listening Ken.

Here's hoping you and Scrappy receive a call by a female singing 'nobody does it better' auf Deutcsch this eve.
  11:57am Brendan:

Thanks be to Ken
Avatar 11:57am bibi:

nice ending,
bis spaeter, heer ken.
Avatar 11:57am Mark S:

how bout singing "Nobody does it better" in German?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Cory:

see you guys next wednesday
  12:00pm F☇F☇ (:

Thank you, Ken! Tremendous show. I was left speechless and lossless
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 12:34pm Foolbert:

F☇F☇ (:

...and as the hippie audiophiles age, we will generally lose the ability to tell the difference, unless the compression lossage constructively interferes with our ears'/brains'.
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