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Options February 25, 2015: I don't know whether or not he loves America, but I do know he throws like a girl.

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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)
The Fall  L.A.   Options The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004  0:01:41 (Pop‑up)
Griot Galaxy  After Dream   Options Opus Krampus  0:06:33 (Pop‑up)
Chris Imler  Arbeiterjunge   Options Nervos  0:14:22 (Pop‑up)
Ernest Tubb  Waltz Across Texas   Options Ernest Tubb's Greatest Hits  0:22:05 (Pop‑up)
Pacific Drift  Water Woman   Options The Great British Psychedelic Trip, Vol. 2 - 1965-1970  0:24:31 (Pop‑up)
Wolf Alice  Fluffy   Options My Love is Cool  0:27:31 (Pop‑up)
Vincent Malone  Come As You Are   Options Ultimate - Le Roi de la Trompette  0:30:26 (Pop‑up)
Jarby Mc Coy  Ballade mosane   Options Démos et Vieilleries  0:33:15 (Pop‑up)
Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul w/the Honeymoon Killers  Afflux de Luxe   Options Ex-Futur Album  0:37:14 (Pop‑up)
The Horace Mann Jr. High School Band  St. Louis Blues   Options The Horace Mann Jr. High School Band  0:46:35 (Pop‑up)
Sick Thoughts  Frustrated   Options Fat Kid With a 10 Inch  0:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Crystal Robots (Daniel Harnett)  Please, Don't Freak Out   Options Crystal Robots  0:52:21 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Smart Window   Options Extra Painful  0:55:00 (Pop‑up)
Jonny Trunk  Glam   Options Jonny Trunk's Scrapbook  2:01:25 (Pop‑up)
Destroy All Monsters  What Do I Get?   Options Destroy All Monsters (1974-1995)  2:04:28 (Pop‑up)
George Russell Sextet  New Donna   Options Stratusphunk  2:12:05 (Pop‑up)
Tony Seymour  English Woman   Options A Tony Seymour Compilation  2:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Paul Elwood w/Famoudou Don Moye & the Invisible Ensemble  Nice Folks   Options Nice Folks  2:23:30 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Why Do Fools Fall In Love   Options Shut Down, Vol. 2  2:34:43 (Pop‑up)
Wondermints  Ride   Options Mind if We Make Love to You  2:36:44 (Pop‑up)
Jason Karaban  Succeed 101   Options Shift  2:41:00 (Pop‑up)
Piana  Ruins   Options Muse  2:44:40 (Pop‑up)
Dead Cat Bounce  Minnie's Lonesome   Options Legends of the Nar  2:49:04 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:03pm Golf Pro:

Dude takes more mulligans than Clinton...
Avatar 3:04pm Claw!:

Yo, Irwin!

He hates America. It's what all the cool kids are doing anyway, rite?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm RZ:

Hey Irwin and gang!
Avatar 3:07pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Irwin, and all.
  3:09pm Brendan:

Ominous bass line. Check.
Killer drums. Check.
Reeds building a grove. Check.
Irwin !! Check!
Avatar 3:12pm Polyus:

Griot Galaxy, WHOA. Can't believe this stuff hasn't been reissued by now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Irwin:

Just discovered these guys. Great rhythm section. Thanks to Doug Drummersome for the audio.
Avatar 3:13pm Polyus:

I saw Faruq Z. Bey play with another group a couple of years before he died, but that was it.
Avatar 3:15pm Claw!:

Great start so far, good sir. :)
  3:21pm Laura L:

Hope your schniffles and schneezes don't last long!
  3:23pm berbo:

If you don't like Tubb, then you hate America.
  3:25pm Brendan:

A big bowl of steaming Chicken Pho soup should clear that right up
  3:26pm Dean:

Starland Vocal Band avant la lettre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Irwin:

Covering a Spirit tune.
Avatar 3:27pm Polyus:

Griot Galaxy from 1978 - short and grainy but a cool groove:www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm RZ:

Thanks for the video, @Polyus! I need to listen to more Griot Galaxy.
  3:40pm tony seymour:

Veronique Vincent sounds so damn SWEET!
  3:47pm Brendan:

Fluffy sounds like a beautiful name for a dog, unless it is raining really hard.
Avatar 3:49pm Dominick:

Oh, wow! Music from an open pit to Hades
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Irwin:

It is SO diabolical sounding.
Avatar 3:51pm Claw!:

Love Sick Thoughts!
Bmore in the houuussse!
  3:51pm Brendan:

Carl in Slingblade called it Hades. Some folks call it hell but he called it Hades. Ummmm hmmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Mike East:

was discussing hell with my 9 yr old on Sunday and she called it "the underworld"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm RZ:

HA! Awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Carmichael:

I prefer the "nether regions". Hi Irwin and peeps.
Avatar 4:01pm Sem Chumbo:

So, they are a hair band. And that is hair-ist.
OK, good. NO problem there.
  4:06pm Francis:

Suffer the animals to come unto me. And then the animals suffer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm RZ:

Love the Can song in the background.
  4:11pm Francis:

So what's the word for a cross between necrophilia and bestiality?
  4:15pm Robert:

Francis, it must be zoothanomania.
  4:20pm noah webster himself:

its simply necrobestiality
  4:24pm Francis:

That and nucleorgasmatism
  4:28pm Francis:

throbbing gristle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The "This playlist is still being updated" link is pointing to kooky Kindle cover disasters. Is that an Easter Egg or some kind of accident / mistake?
  4:29pm some dang guy:

the whole dang plalist is linking to the cover image above it. Someone didn't close an html tag.
  4:31pm Robert:

Thanks for the link tips. As to the portion of the Joe Frank story that started at about 4:25, I guess we're supposed to take it that this guy NOW THINKS he worked at NIH.
Avatar 4:32pm Polyus:

I don't know, but I just ordered a copy of "While My Husband Watches", by A.B. Summers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Irwin:

dang guy: You </a>re correct. Fixed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Carmichael:

Hey, I also need to pick up my dry cleaning and rotate my tires!
  4:37pm Laura L:

Somebody ought to order a copy of "The Hound Riders Of P'toonig'ai" for Ken Freedman--you can just tell he should have it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

OK...the egregious technical error with the HTML is fixed now. All is well.
Avatar 4:41pm conkrete dawg:

i just tuned in to the last temptation of joe frank
  4:42pm Robert:

I wore myself out LOL in the 1st half hour of this, so even if it gets very funny now, I got nothing.
Avatar 4:43pm glenn:

hey, laurence shames. his books are completely ridiculous, and very entertaining.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm ifny:

I thought Joe was saying Calgary, not Calvary. Would have been such a different piece. And yet so very real. Not to mention a fitting eulogy to the King Edward Hotel.
Avatar 4:47pm Sem Chumbo:

Joe's been reading Greys Anatomy.
  4:49pm Robert:

I just realized one of the funniest things Joe Frank does is recite lists, including compound phrases consisting of lists. Timing's a large part of it.
Avatar 4:50pm glenn:

no, calgary and calvary are pretty similar. calvary is warmer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm ifny:

They used to keep a copy of Grey's Anatomy behind the counter at the King Eddie. Behind the counter = past the plexi window + bars. It was a low rent hotel with the best blues bar north of the 49th. Strip club during the day. And apparently there was an amateur anatomist vein running through the place...
Avatar 4:50pm glenn:

you've been to the king eddy, ifny?
Avatar 4:51pm glenn:

wait. i'm talking about the king eddy in toronto. is there one in calgary?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm ifny:

@glenn Never been to Calvary, but I'll take your word for it. Chinooks be damned. I'm guessing the people in Calvary are warmer too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm ifny:

@glenn Didn't know there was a King Eddie in T.O.
Avatar 4:53pm glenn:

oh yeah. it's not low rent at all. high tea costs 125$ per person.
Avatar 4:53pm Sem Chumbo:

Used to dig graves at a Mount Calvary Cemetery. Locals insisted on calling it Mount Cavalry.
Avatar 4:58pm glenn:

THE best book ever about digging graves for a summer job. - penguinrandomhouse.ca...
Avatar 4:59pm Sem Chumbo:

Bookmarked, with thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm ifny:

@glenn King Eddie in Calgary closed after 99 good years. It was on the skids and the train line, and right next to City Hall and the best trans-fashion supply store in town. You could buy sleeves of beer for $1.50. Great gigs and sweet crowds. After it closed in 2004, there were years of schemes to re-open it, but asbestos, lack of imagination and the flood finally killed that idea. It's being demolished, if it hasn't already been.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Carmichael:

Hey ifny, I heard the King Eddy is being "disassembled and stored" while they build some kind of music society building around it. They swear they're gonna put it back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Webhamster Henry:

I guess it was from Somewhere Out There, not Work In Progress.
Avatar 5:03pm MenfussMike:

R.I.P. Robert Belfour.
Avatar 5:05pm dale:

is this a hocus pocus/the story in your eyes guitar line mashup?
  5:06pm Robert:

Dan Aykroyd has/had a delivery somewhat like Joe Frank's, but I don't know if Aykroyd ever worked "in one" like that. You can't get away with pausing like that at all the commas if you're in a scene with someone else, or you come off as an awful ham. Joe Frank writes the commas with that in mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm ifny:

@Carmichael Yeah, it's going to be part the "National Music Centre" from what I've read. It will be cool to see the neon Excalibur up again. But of course it wasn't just the bricks and neon; it was the community, and the revitalization/gentrification looks a little rich to invite/allow that back. And I can't help but wonder to all the old folks they evicted from the hotel. I'm guessing there are no residences in the master plan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm ifny:

It's enough to give somebody the blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm ifny:

Hm looks like Brokeback Mountain used the (defunct) King Eddie bar as a location. That's pretty funny. The King Eddie was a place you could rest assured you *wouldn't* see a cowboy hat (even an ironic one).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Andrew Waterloo:

There's something about that Wondermints track that reminds me of Mr. Bungle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm RZ:

I really like this Jason Karaban song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Irwin:

Favorite it, RZ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Irwin:

A rare playlist trifecta: artist-song-album each one word.
  5:47pm Laura L:

That is a nice 1-1-1. Thanks for doing your show in spite of need for cough button, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm RZ:

It's faved. :) Thanks, Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm RZ:

Great show today. Hope you feel better soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Irwin:

Expecting listener book reviews next week of VIRGIN HEAT.
  5:59pm JakeGould:

Hello! Late to the show!
  6:00pm JakeGould:

The book. www.amazon.com...
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