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Playlist for 06 May 2015 Favoriting | Just Keep on Eating

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Vito Acconci  Ten Packed Minutes (edit)   Favoriting Dumb as a Painter: Kenny G's 2001 WFMU Marathon Premium 
Killdozer  One Tin Soldier   Favoriting For Ladies Only 
  0:05:05 (Pop-up)
Wevie de Crepon  ton wah de   Favoriting Sonig Irregular Vol. 1 
  0:09:13 (Pop-up)
Meadow House  Tit For Tat   Favoriting Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters 
  0:14:34 (Pop-up)
Dave Soldier  Everdream   Favoriting The Kropotkins 
  0:19:02 (Pop-up)
Disimilis  De Frosne Hender   Favoriting  
  0:26:11 (Pop-up)
Dokaka  Since I've Been Loving You   Favoriting 3 
  0:27:02 (Pop-up)
Judy Dunaway  Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime   Favoriting Balloon Music 
  0:33:48 (Pop-up)
Grandmaster Gareth  The Hoarder of Moments / Magical Cuts   Favoriting Magical Sound Shower 
  0:35:51 (Pop-up)
Schang Pfui & Mates B  Vitamin A   Favoriting Kraut Für Alle! 
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Dva  Surfi   Favoriting Nipomo 
  0:58:16 (Pop-up)
Tartu Popi Ja Roki Instituut  Puhta Moistuse Kriitika   Favoriting Marienbad 
  1:01:30 (Pop-up)
Ogre You Asshole  Stage   Favoriting Foglamp 
  1:07:50 (Pop-up)
Puffy  This is the Song of Sweet Sweet Season When Cherry Blossoms Bloom   Favoriting Spike 
  1:12:41 (Pop-up)
Pollyester  Catarina   Favoriting City of O 
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Yelle  Le Grand Saut   Favoriting Safari Disco Club 
  1:20:47 (Pop-up)
Funkadelic  Pole Power   Favoriting first ya gotta SHAKE THE GATE 
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Pale Blue  The Scars   Favoriting The Past We Leave Behind 
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My Bloody Valentine  New You   Favoriting m.b.v. 
  1:39:59 (Pop-up)
rx  21st Century Protest Song   Favoriting  
  1:44:51 (Pop-up)
Peter Blegvad & John Greaves  The Only Song   Favoriting Unearthed 
  1:56:36 (Pop-up)
Matmos  The Stars and Stripes Forever   Favoriting The Civil War 
  1:59:34 (Pop-up)
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Carl Shook  Broadcaster's Prayer   Favoriting Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands, Volume 10: Pancho Lopez Walks The Line 
  2:01:27 (Pop-up)
Unknown Burper  Burp Concerto   Favoriting Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands, Volume 10: Pancho Lopez Walks The Line 
  2:03:20 (Pop-up)
Paul Dutton  Mouth Noises   Favoriting  
  2:08:15 (Pop-up)
Matia Aguayo  Menta Latte   Favoriting Ay Ay Ay 
  2:09:59 (Pop-up)
Ros Bobos  He Spoketh in Tongues   Favoriting Uncharted Universal Euphoria 
  2:15:45 (Pop-up)
Kim Fowley  Inner Space Discovery   Favoriting Outrageous 
  2:20:33 (Pop-up)
Ivor Kallin and John Bisset  Track 27   Favoriting A Schlep from Strathbungo 
  2:24:18 (Pop-up)
Spaceheads  Whatever Happened to Billy the Comedian?   Favoriting Self Titled 
  2:29:07 (Pop-up)
The Reveries  Crazy   Favoriting Matchmakers Volume 1: The Music Of Willie Nelson 
  2:33:10 (Pop-up)
Hans Reichel  Bubu and His Friends   Favoriting Yuxo: A New Daxophone Operetta 
  2:38:20 (Pop-up)
Tipi & Sylvester Stallone  Terveelliset Elamantavat   Favoriting Soi Vienosti Murheeni Kryyni - Kootut Teokset 1978-2008    *   2:44:55 (Pop-up)
Jonas Fjeld Band  Berre Kvit   Favoriting Unintelligible at Any Speed 
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Go Home Productions  Wouldn't It Be Nice To Be Your Everything?   Favoriting  
  2:51:44 (Pop-up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19am -Ken:

Morning friends!
  6:20am P-90:

Morning Ken. Love that cockpit gif.
  6:28am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Good morning, Kommissar Ken, Komrade P-90!
  6:35am P-90:

That's the most exotic typography yet.
  7:14am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Thanks, P-90. It's not only exotic but organically sourced.
  7:21am ҐѠҐfѠ (:


Something cognitive dissonances me to no end. Last week you played 'Following Dustbin Cats', and although it sounded like Wevie Stonder/DeCrepon (at least to me) it is credited to Dan Wilson, the singer from Semisonic!? According to the interwebs, the track is indeed from Dan Wilson. Either the internet got broken or am going crazy but that song has to be from the great Wevies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24am -Ken:

This Dan Wilson is the guy from Meadowhouse.. not sure if it is the same guy as Semisonic. I dont think Dan is related to Wevie de Crepon.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 7:32am groucho:

Hello. yes
  7:36am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Oh, I see, Ken. Everything makes sense now. No more sleepless nights.

Anyway, this is where the internet got broken (where it says song is from the Semisonic guy):

That's the only reference of the song in the entire web..Well, that link and the link to last week's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26am -Ken:

Requests more than welcome today/ I got here late and Ich Bin Fucked.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 8:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is today a good day to hear some Robert Fripp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32am Marcel M:

Good morning Ken and Friends.
  8:34am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

* Pere Ubu - Waiting for Mary
* Alice Cooper - Laughing at Me
* Spaceheads - WHatever happened to Billy The Comedian
* Killdozer - Buckles The Cat (That helps even more people and little children too)

Non requests:
* Semisonic
* Dan Wilson (the guy from Semisonic)
Avatar 8:37am Dan B From Upstate:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37am cory:

i'd like to request some ogre you asshole
Avatar 8:39am Cheri Pi:

Ken- are you familiar with the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra? Filed under weird Soviet
Avatar 8:40am Cheri Pi:

I'm getting more out of John's show with the aid of your Gifs
Avatar 8:42am Cheri Pi:

Play the good Judas Priest song please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43am -Ken:

More requests. MORE!!
Avatar 8:44am OTB:

  8:47am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Did you know Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Led Zep Fine Young Cannibals, all hail from Birminham?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54am SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Brian C.:

Ken, Sounds like you had too much to dream last night, maybe some Space Lady?
Avatar 9:03am Cheri Pi:

ҐѠҐfѠ I love all those bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Brian C.:

And I know I haven' gotten a Wing fix lately
Avatar 9:05am Okasa:

Good Morning Ken. I just found out that "Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandman)" is a real, actual, not made up song by a group called The Cellos. Or, anything by Annette Hanshaw.
  9:05am jan:

I realize this is not fresh news, but I only just found out. Does Edgar Froese's passing rate any comment or airplay or would that be the province of Richard and Synthetic Pleasure?
Avatar 9:06am Roberto:

I suppose it's below 25 degrees F somewhere.
  9:07am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Killdozer feels empty without Cheri Pi shouting KILLDOOOOZEEEEER!
Avatar 9:07am egal:

I haven't heard "Tennessee Jed" on this radio station for a while now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am SeanG:

Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:09am AnAnonymousParty:

I would like to hear Ostinato from Passport, Service with a Smile from Happy the Man, and The Blue from David Gilmour because it's the only time I think I've ever heard someone do something musical with a whammy pedal.
Avatar 9:09am Michael:

Hiya Ken! Some Yoko maybe to coincide with her big opening at MOMA.
Avatar 9:09am Sigurður:

Lets have some fun With ........ ON a ÍSLAND ' keeeeeeen and rest of the humanity
Avatar 9:10am Cheri Pi:

KILLLLLLDOZERRRRRRR!!! sorry for the delay, I had to post a letter.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:11am Lizardner Dave:

Hello from the past. Thanks to Chrome's ridiculous buffering on the pop up player I'm about five minutes behind. Don't tell me what comes after Killdozer. Dammit, too late!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:11am Webhamster Henry:

Hi Ken! Don't you have some record fair finds to play? I always like the week or two after the recfair as the WFMU DJ's presenttheir record hunting prizes!
Avatar 9:15am thedunkel:

Good Morning Ken and fellow fans of the Breckman…
  9:16am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Thanks, Cherri Pi. Now Universe feels more balanced.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Polyus:

I want to hear 'Tico Tico'. Any one of the 61 versions.
  9:21am Tørbjorn:

I have a hankerin' for some really grating voice stuff, basically anything of Maja Ratkjes "Voice".
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:21am Webhamster Henry:

That said, i'm always up for Dave Soldier, Felix Kubin, Hans Reichel, the crow call record, PLU, remix contest results, and Groves Emulsified Nosedrops.
Avatar 9:22am Sigurður:

sometimes one haves to say fuck modesty . . . for a collective purpose of course
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:25am MD:

Play Record fair Vynal for us!!!!! Or do you not buy???
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:25am MD:

Great Men's rooms !!!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:26am MD:

For 7 Bux...I got a ton of stuff!!!
Avatar 9:26am map:

I recently heard about Ken's dislike for Human League and Soft Cell. Any exceptions? "Empire State Human" or "Sex Dwarf", respectively?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Marcel M:

The Soft Cell video for Tainted Love is so amazing. Its sooo creepy.
  9:30am long duck dong:

this is why one loves wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am -Ken:

I havent unpacked my vinyl from the record fair yet. I once heard an early Human League song I liked but I dont recall the name of it. Man i HATE Sex Dwarf.
  9:31am Neg-guh-tor:

Dokaka! Fuck Led Zeppelin!
  9:33am JakeGould:

Good morning folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Marcel M:

Morning Jake
  9:34am PMD:

I almost heard the very first song! Morning! Off to work
  9:35am PMD:

Ken, the vegetable orchestra would fit in very well with the set.
  9:35am JakeGould:

Soft Cell is one of those “one hit wonder” bands some people want to deny are one hit wonders. I think Ken liked the Human League’s “(Keep Feeling) Fascination.” I know I do so hey.
Avatar 9:36am Sigurður:

That will be 1 million anarchist roses
  9:36am JakeGould:

“A team of engineers working for the JSDD, with help from the Orient Industry Company have created an experimental robotic bear to assist in euthanasia and assisted suicide in Japan.”
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:37am Andrew Waterloo:

The problem with the term One Hit Wonder is that it means that what is in the top 10 right now actually matters.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:39am Webhamster Henry:

Happiness is a wet capybara.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Marcel M:

Soft Cell was definitely an one hit wonder for good reason. Nothing else there.
Avatar 9:40am bobdoesthings:

gooood morning
  9:40am ҐѠҐfѠ (:


Awww..He looks so cute I kind of feeling like killing myself with it <3

P.S. Another one hit wonder band that falls under the description given above: Radiohead
  9:41am JakeGould:

Remember when saying you didn’t like Radiohead meant you were weird like 10 years ago?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:41am Andrew Waterloo:

@Marcel M. But, what does it mean for all the music that we listen that never charts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Marcel M:

@Andrew: I'm not sure, I only listen to Top 40.
  9:44am JakeGould:

Soft Cell was pretty bad when you compare them to peers like Erasure or even Depeche Mode.
  9:44am P-90:

No one EVER thought I was "weird" for not being into Radiohead. As far as I know...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:44am Andrew Waterloo:

If Top 40 is the qualification then Soft Cell isn't a one hit wonder
Avatar 9:46am Rev. Turnip Druid:

  9:46am JakeGould:

@AndrewWaterloo: “The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.” … “In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including "Tainted Love" (#1 UK), "Torch" (#2 UK), "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (#3 UK), "What!" (#3 UK), and "Bedsitter" (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984.” FACE!
Avatar 9:46am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Marcel M:

You caught me Andrew, I was lying.
Avatar 9:47am map:

Don't really care for Human League after Travelogue.

Just looked up the sex dwarf video; yes there's a midget in leather but it's too extreme for me :D. I still do like the instrumentation on that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Frank, Ken, and Steins. And all who fall into none of those categories.
  9:50am Listener Robert:

Yesterday for no reason I can think of, I suddenly had "Holiday for Horns" running thru my head. I suppose if you had a really awful version of that, it might vaccinate me against it as an earworm.
  9:50am P-90:

Hi Sem and leather-clad midgets everywhere
Avatar 9:51am Roberto:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am cory:

ken, if you're really in a pinch i can send you an audio file of hank williams jr with the mike curb congregation. i'm copying it right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Sem Chumbo:

Yo, Pee-Ninety.
  9:57am Trash Boat:

A well cushioned moment.
  9:58am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

How unfortunate it is that the WFMU doc is not called "Sex Dwarf and Broadcast".
Avatar 9:59am OTB:

Thank you.
  9:59am JakeGould:

In important questions, where is that GIF of the race car driver from. The one near the “Dokaka” track
  10:00am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

DVA is a none-hit wonder.
Avatar 10:01am fleep:

"Pit Stop"
  10:01am P-90:

Hank Jr. PLUS Mike Curb Congregation? NOW we got ourselves a show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am -Ken:

Well done fleep!
  10:02am JakeGould:

@fleep: Thank you!
  10:04am JakeGould:
  10:05am P-90:

WOW! not only have I never seen "The Winner', I don't think I've ever even heard of it or seen it mentioned in print. Anywhere.
  10:07am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Could somebody explain me why is that I know a band called Radiohead but never heard about Hank Jr nor Mike Curb Congregation? You people make feel my life so far has been worthless.
  10:09am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

This is the first song Ken played from Ogre You _____. And guess who originally requested it?!
  10:10am JakeGould:

What if Ira North were a woman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am cory:

fofo from what i've heard of the mike curb congregation, you can skip it
Avatar 10:11am People Like Us:

you should play 99 Luftballons after this
  10:12am P-90:

a.k.a. "Pit Stop", with the great Brian Donlevy, Beverly Washburn, AND the very young Ellen Burstyn! I gotta find this now, a must-see-
thanks fleep!
  10:13am JakeGould:

Don’t forget Sid Haig as the heavy.
  10:15am P-90:

More importantly, what if OLIVER North were a woman?
  10:17am PMD:

Gemuese orkestra auf Deutsch
  10:17am JakeGould:

I initially read that as “Ira Roth” and thought it was a joke. “Ira Rorth? Right. Who’s his wife, 401 Kaye?”
  10:17am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Thanks, cory. I trust you blindly because of our common hatred of Coldplay and i'll surely avoid the congregation, Mike and its curb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am cory:

just a friendly warning. wander what fields ye may
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Private Presley:

Francis & Friends by Rudiger Lorenz ?
  10:22am P-90:

There's a Hank "Trois" out there now too. He should hook up with Mike Curb IV and do something for the kids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am cory:

nah, hank III rocks. good country, good punk, and a good bass player
  10:25am Brendan:

Ken baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am cory:

hank williams' are like the star trek movies
  10:27am JakeGould:

Don’t tell me I have to listen to some redneck jerk just because his grandfather who died decades ago was a good artist.
Avatar 10:28am Chris M.:

surely a pike is a pole with a hook on it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Scott Williams:

Human League track, I bet you're thinking of "Being Boiled"
Avatar 10:29am Okasa:

Hank Williams Sr was not a good artist, he was a GD genius! "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", "Move It On Over", etc etc etc...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 10:29am Bjarne:

Bent Spanner Arty Banner - Bsab
The Lovely Eggs - Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion?
Goat - Run To Your Mama
Ultimate Painting - Central Park Blues
Avatar 10:29am bobdoesthings:

sissy has got my dance moves down
  10:30am JakeGould:

@Okasa: Exactly. Hank Sr’s progeny won’t come close to anything he did.
  10:31am Brendan:

Can she git me a cold beer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am cory:

"bologna make him horny" right movie?
  10:33am Tony Seymour:

Avatar 10:35am Okasa:

I'm fuzzy on my Hank Williams history, but if I remember, he died in the back of a car on the way to a gig, 'cause he drank a shit ton. I think Jr was just a baby when this happened...
Avatar 10:35am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Steven Segal in smell-O-vision??? One can only imagine what he smells like, until now.
  10:38am Traveler from the Future:

Are you talking about Stevan Segal? Putin's most beloved westerner just after Gerard Depardeiu?
Avatar 10:38am Roberto:

I wish I still had my Polyester Odorama card from 1981. I think my mom made me throw it out in the '90s.
  10:43am Brendan:

Stevan Seagull .. Now there is a real mannnn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Kat in Chicago:

Signing into WFMU before I sign into my work email. Wednesday priorities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Kat in Chicago:

@roberto I don't know at what point I lost my card, but I wish I still had it too!
Avatar 10:46am ottovonbqe:


Whatever is the sonic antithesis of Car Talk. My downstairs neighbor listens to Car Talk at full volume all day long and I need to step up my retaliation.
  10:46am P-90:

THANKS for that cockpit gif, it's a classic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Kat in Chicago:

Khlam Talk perhaps?
  10:47am P-90:

@Kat: Bingo-ski!
Avatar 10:48am ottovonbqe:

That could be a case of the medicine being worse than the disease.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:49am AnAnonymousParty:

cowfee tawk?
Avatar 10:50am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Holy crap, ottovonbque: Car talk is the foulest thing. Those goons retired but NPR kept airing the show. Then one of 'em died and STILL it continues. Crimes against humanity. It's probably the only thing on earth more disturbing than glass-eye Garrison Keillor's show.
Avatar 10:50am Roberto:

This is a pretty good summary of a typical day for me.
Avatar 10:51am ottovonbqe:

RTD - Agree %100. I think I might vote republican just to get NPR shut down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Bronwyn Bishop:

I can't stop watching this Meatballs gif
  10:52am P-90:

"Welcome, welcome, Comrades, to "Khlam Talk"!
Brought to you each week by "Krotchkies", finest toilet paper in Mother Russia. Because it is ONLY toilet paper in mother Russia..."
  10:52am Brendan:

What kind of noise does the Car Talk make? Is it a buzzing or a squeaking belt sound?
Avatar 10:53am ottovonbqe:

Brenden it pretty much goes like this: "It sounds like you drive like my brother ! AHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!" - repeat 1000 times.
Avatar 10:54am Rev. Turnip Druid:

What otto said. I want them both (or whoever still lives) to experience endless, crushing, soul-destroying depression. It would be a much quieter world.
  10:55am P-90:

What? I didn't even know those guys retired/died!
I just knew that fucking SHOW refuses to retire. Or die.
Avatar 10:56am Dr. Goot:

Love "The Only Song"
Avatar 10:56am Dan B From Upstate:

Oh, this is a good song. I like this song.
Avatar 10:57am ottovonbqe:

Imagine having to choose between a world with science, equal rights, and NPR vs. one without those things.
  10:58am antonia:

Im listening to your show with my cat. hello from croatia.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:58am AnAnonymousParty:

It looks like while the kid is stuffing hotdogs in his mouth, Bill Murray is pulling them out of somewhere else.
Avatar 10:59am ottovonbqe:

I also hate American Life, Stereo Lab, and Wait Wait don't tell me, but not as passionately as Car Talk or Keilor.
Avatar 10:59am map:

Car Talk and Lake Wobegong you can at least poke fun at, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" is just insufferable.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Webhamster Henry:

Speaking of listening all day long, you can listen to Chris Butler's Major Glitch, officially the world's longest rock song, as it's transformed and expanded via EchoNest technology as "the infinite glitch" at Right now, it has a little more than 4 hours of unique material. Yes - you can submit your own verses!
  11:00am anyhoo:

i found npr a soothing presence in my yout when i'd be driving alone long long miles aching for a familiar radio voice which lowered my loneliness and anxiety. cartalk, PHC fit the bill. this was way way before podcasting ira glass. jus sayin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am common:

good day everone! oh shit, i missed the only song.
Avatar 11:02am ottovonbqe:

I am 100% sure Ira Glass is not a real person.
Avatar 11:03am OTB:

Up until about 10 years ago, I really liked NPR's programming.
  11:03am P-90:

Ira's generated using EchoNest technology...
  11:04am Traveler from the Future:

I also like NPR and I don't even know what the heck is that.
Avatar 11:04am specksnyder:

Thanks @AnAnonymousParty. Now I can't stop laughing at the Meatballs gif. I also can't unsee it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Kat in Chicago:

Hello Antonia and Antonia's cat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Stevel:

Never hated NPR. Being from the Midwest may explain enjoyment of Keilor and others.

Programming has diluted in recent years. the news is still some of the best, although they seem to be courting the pander train.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Webhamster Henry:

I saw Ira Glass live in January and he's totally real. He may have been just one of a number of Glass imposters, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Stevel:

Ira Glass does seem to be more of a concept than reality, I'll admit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am dale:

this man is an accomplished artiste - with an E!
  11:06am P-90:

The SNL "Shweddy Balls" bit killed whatever lingering patience I still had for NPR at that point.
  11:07am ?:

  11:07am anyhoo:

But when I finally got within range, I switched the car radio to FMU. News of the Dead made me feel like I was home.
Avatar 11:07am Rev. Turnip Druid:

RadioLab must die for crimes of post-production extremism. The show is edited by schizophrenic speed freaks. I'm all for "re-imagining the format" etc., but that does not qualify.
  11:07am Brendan:

Is there a fart song equivalent?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Parq:

The burp gif is kinda fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am common:

maybe i'll wait to eat.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Webhamster Henry:

Re NRP: At least you downstaters are mostly spared the interminable and ubiquitous Alan Chartock of the Northeast Public Radio empire.
Avatar 11:08am βrian:

NPR is just getting too thick with commercials, sadly. I mute it so often that I sometimes forget to turn it back on.
Avatar 11:08am thedunkel:

Ira Glass is the unknown burper…
  11:08am le petomane:

Avatar 11:08am ottovonbqe:

Oh, I'm familiar with Dr. Chartock.
Avatar 11:09am bobdoesthings:

I barely skimmed through the past few comments.. but I love radiolab. there! Opinion voiced!
  11:10am Brendan:

the brown noise
Avatar 11:10am ottovonbqe:

Some of the subject matter of Radiolab is interesting, but the insufferable hosts and the god-awful cutesy editing kill it for me.
  11:10am JakeGould:

The moment I stopped tolerating Ira Glass is one episode of “This Sheltered American’s Life” where he equated sleep to death. Stating that whenever we sleep we are dead. The second i heard that I just couldn’t stand to listen to any of his nonsense. So sleep is death? Yup, no rest for the OCD.
Avatar 11:10am βrian:

@RVP: Amen re radio lab. I've never heard anything so contrived. Even when the content is good, the effect is vapid.
Avatar 11:10am OTB:

@ Rev - I'm with you... thought the Radio Lab editing was interesting...but only the first time I heard it. ENOUGH ALREADY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Kat in Chicago:

Ken's having fun with Traktor this morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am dale:

probably some fmu people work on radio lab. many of the deejays work at nyc. schizophrenic and fmu go hand in hand
  11:12am Brendan:

Bobby McFerrin got nothin on this cat
  11:12am JakeGould:

FWIW, Garrison Keillor is the only thing I can stand on NPR anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Kat in Chicago:

This programme introduced me to the delights of Matias Aguayo
Avatar 11:13am cobradan:

Yeah I can't stand Radio Lab. They do interesting stories but the production and the two host talking to each makes me want to be violent, and I am a pacifist most of the time.
  11:13am JakeGould:

@dale: “schizophrenic and fmu go hand in hand.” More like NPR paychecks and survival in NYC go hand in hand.
  11:13am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Matias Aguayo, Camilla Vallejo and 31 Minutos, are the best things ever coming from Chile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Bronwyn Bishop:

I think the "what does the fox say" people must have listened to this before making their fox video.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Parq:

I was a big Prairie Home fan for a lotta years, and even went to the Radio City Music Hall show. I stopped listening to NPR in fall 2008 because I couldn't stand the election coverage. I was going to go back in December, but I found I didn't miss it at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Marcel M:

@Cobradan: You talk about things that make you violent quite frequently for a pacifist!
Avatar 11:16am map:

I get that some people like the editing of radiolab, it's just not for me and that's enough for me to not listen in the first place.

But the part I really can't stand is that whenever I've listened the hosts seem overly proud to be innumerate and non-technically minded (like wtf is this? fox news radio? I find it weird being that it's a science/philosophy focused show according to wikipedia). Every time they start going down their garden-path narrative i reflexively start screaming "no! no! no!" and have to turn the radio off to keep my blood pressure down.
Avatar 11:16am βrian:

Makes one radio-stabby...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:17am AnAnonymousParty:

Listening to PHC on the deck while grilling and splitting a bottle of wine has been a thing at my house for years, but it's the ONLY thing from NPR I do.
  11:18am Hauswolf:

Talk about shooting fish in a barrel. Sheesh.
Avatar 11:19am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Love the hell out of the Gunny gif.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am dale:

i hate listening to garrison sing. would rather hear the burping guy or shooby taylor.
  11:21am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

I think I'd also love the NPR if I knew what it is. So I participate in the celebration of the NPR with my latent solidarity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Bronwyn Bishop:

This is my favorite Kim Fowley tune!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Bronwyn Bishop:

We Short Hair People ARE truly the aliens of our society! I'm glad Kim figured that out!
Avatar 11:22am specksnyder:

Oh, man. Chartock is an abominable blowhard. He singlehandedly destroyed NPR for me.
  11:22am Brendan:

Kim Fowley channeling the Beefheart Im really digging this show Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Sem Chumbo:

Hey, that's my snake over there:/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am cory:

okay, off to my kitchen. see you crazy cats later! thanks for the great show ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am ChrisB.:

Kim was naturally wigged-out. Never drank or took drugs. He did like the ladies, though.
  11:25am Cooh John:

I thought Hearty White had gone off his rocker.
Avatar 11:26am Dan B From Upstate:

We don't really like A Prairie Home Companion, but my SO and enjoy hissing/whistling at each other on every Garrison Keilor sibilant s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am dale:

specksnyder - alan chartock of wamc? i liked his 'me and mario' show 20 years ago. i don't find him to be a blowhard.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:28am Webhamster Henry:

Chartock is an insatiable airhog. "Capital Connection" with Mario Cuomo was funny because it was mostly Gov. Cuomo insulting him!
  11:29am Brendan:

The burp guy was Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell
  11:32am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

I don't know about the NPR you people keep talking about but I do have soe pretty strong opinions about these other NPRs:

* Nepalese Rupee
* Naval Petroleum Reserves
* Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Marcel M:

I love hearing them figure it out in the beginning haha.
  11:33am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Thanks, Ken for the Spaceheads!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am common:

yea, i love how they come in on the first crazy. chuckle every time.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:36am Ken From Hyde Park:

For you with out-of-town moms, remember to mail your Mother's Day cards real quick.
Avatar 11:36am specksnyder:

@dale Maybe he was better 20yrs ago. He's the kind of interviewer who either makes proclamations instead of asking questions or answers his own question before the interviewee can answer it. Drives me up a wall. To each his own, I guess.
  11:37am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

The Reveries!! According to some rumours I myself authored in the past, is a band of musicians that play music through their _____ using colonoscopy procedures and instruments!.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Parq:

Don't know what a daxophone is, but this is neat.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:44am Webhamster Henry:

Daxcophones are amplified, bowed pieces of wood, pressed on by a fretted roller Rechel called a Dax. go look em up and build some, the plans are there!
  11:45am JakeGould:

The problem with all NPR stations nowadays is they basically have become the stereotype of what non-NPR listeners think they are: Snooty, aloof and elitist. I grew up in working class Brooklyn, and 100% nobody regularly listened to NPR except for a few “loons” and it was listenable back in the 1970s and 1980s. The only thing making them “nutty” were different points of view and interesting ideas. Nowadays NPR on-air staff makes me want to wretch. Ira Glass is the worst in many ways. I mean there is really nothing egalitarian about that guy’s POV: He is up there and others are down here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

Ira needs to handle a few snakes, then he'll be one of the regular folks, JakeGould. You'll see.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:47am Webhamster Henry:

Oh I see, a Finnish cover of Baby Animals, with autoharps.
  11:49am JakeGould:

@Sem: Ira? Handle snakes? Why he would get an intern to do that and then record a memorial to that intern after they were hospitalized.
  11:49am Brendan:

This is what Barry White sounds like on acid
  11:50am PMD:

What language is this?
  11:50am anyhoo:

Literally the problem with all generalizations izzat they are all literally generalizations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Sem Chumbo:

@JakeGould. Of course, what ever was I thinking? Must be the snake venom, or @Brendan, the acid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am chris:

the soundtrack for doing lines of Gevalia
  11:51am mother:

hilarious!!!! Jonas fjeld cover of Barry white. gggrrraaaa
  11:52am Tørbjorn:

@PMD; Norwegian, specifically from around Oslo. It's quite silly even in norwegian, though, would not be acceptable in a normal setting.
  11:52am PMD:

Yay! Barry...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Bronwyn Bishop:

Holy crap oh my god this is amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Bronwyn Bishop:

Brian + Barry= a combination for the ages!
  11:53am PMD:

@Tørbjorn Thanks! Figured it was somethign up there.
Damn, there goes Barry.
  11:53am PMD:

OK, wait, this is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Sem Chumbo:

Just f**king fabulous.
Gotta be the venom.
  11:55am noob:

This sounds terrible
  11:55am Listener Robert:

Definitely not greatest ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Bronwyn Bishop:

Lovely bed music. It kind of reminds me of Murry Wilson's easy listening cover of this same tune. Only better!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

The book "Let There Be GWAR" is available now. Anyone read it yet?
  11:56am Listener Robert:

I'm not saying it was bad, just that there are many better mashups.
  11:57am JakeGould:

That was a good show!
  11:57am PMD:

Thanks Ken!!
Avatar 11:58am βrian:

When is that film going to get out into the world?
  11:58am ҐѠҐfѠ (:

Thanks, Ken! Till next episode everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Sem Chumbo:

byebyebyebye, Ken, and pranksters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am -Ken:

Bye everybody! Anybody in Montclair, come to the Bellevue Cinema tonight at 6pm!
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