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Options January 13, 2016: Happy slogging!

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Joe Frank alert: Fundraiser for Joe's medical bills

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Hunter Quartet  Ashby Man   Options Ready ... Set ... Shango!  0:03:32 (Pop‑up)
Lane Steinberg & Tot Taylor  Icon / Bring It All Back to You / Alfred   Options Lane Steinberg & Tot Taylor  0:08:55 (Pop‑up)
Courtney Barnett  Three Packs a Day   Options Three Packs a Day (single)  0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
Jarby Mc Coy  Parade   Options Rien ne me suffit plus  0:14:49 (Pop‑up)
Commander Chris Hadfield  Space Oddity   Options Recorded on board the International Space Station  0:24:30 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Never Get Old   Options Reality  0:29:20 (Pop‑up)
Ben Allison  Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla   Options Think Free  0:33:39 (Pop‑up)
Neil Cowley Trio  Hug the Greyhound   Options Radio Silence  0:40:29 (Pop‑up)
Sing Along with Prince  Let's Work   Options Sing Along with Prince  0:50:50 (Pop‑up)
The Tiger Lillies  No One's Clown   Options The Story of Franz Biberkopf  0:54:18 (Pop‑up)
Ninian Hawick  Mon RĂ©cit   Options Steep Steps  0:56:48 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  New Killer Star   Options Reality  1:07:03 (Pop‑up)
Cheap Trick  Taxman, Mr. Thief   Options Cheap Trick  1:11:11 (Pop‑up)
Luis Perdomo  Polaris   Options Awareness  1:15:22 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Ohm   Options Fade  1:21:45 (Pop‑up)
John Moynihan  Traverse Worm Hole   Options November 10, 2015  1:31:45 (Pop‑up)
Nate Henricks  Satan for President   Options Horseradish  1:34:03 (Pop‑up)
Slapp Happy  Michaelangelo   Options Casablanca Moon  1:35:55 (Pop‑up)
Jasper Steverlinck (Scala Choir)  Life on Mars   Options Scala on the Rocks  1:38:45 (Pop‑up)
James Wolff  The State I'm In   Options James Goldsmith  1:42:48 (Pop‑up)
Jenny O.  Happiest Days/Another Brick in the Wall   Options Cool for School: The Lunchbox Fund  1:45:30 (Pop‑up)
Spooky Tooth (w/Gary Wright)  Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree   Options Spooky Two  1:49:18 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Hutcherson  Zuri Dance   Options Cirrus  1:54:46 (Pop‑up)
Peter Palmer and Stubby Kaye (musical director: Lehman Engel)  The Country's in the Very Best of Hands   Options Original Broadway Cast of "Li'l Abner"  2:08:15 (Pop‑up)
Waterfall Person  Lift Up Your Hearts   Options That's Life!!!  2:12:45 (Pop‑up)
Alan Broadbent/A&N Cline/Erskine/Pasqua  Bud John   Options The Music of Eric von Essen Vol. II  2:14:44 (Pop‑up)
Keskidee Trio  Don't Le' Me Mother Know   Options Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941  2:18:59 (Pop‑up)
Sophie Tucker  Oh, You Have No Idea   Options Okeh 41058  2:21:45 (Pop‑up)
Electric Light Orchestra  Mr. Radio / Manhattan Rumble   Options No Answer  2:25:06 (Pop‑up)
Slumber Party  Sooner or Later   Options Slumber Party  2:34:07 (Pop‑up)
Steve Allen  Life on Mars   Options M&M Records FFMS 10021 (1971)  2:37:56 (Pop‑up)
Richie Beirach Trio  Nefertiti (comp. Wayne Shorter)   Options Trust  2:45:45 (Pop‑up)
Ry Cooder  Available Space   Options Ry Cooder  2:53:21 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Alison Porchnik:

Whisky drinkers do not love America.
Avatar 3:08pm Whooda:

Way swingin' jazz Irwinman... recently bought a box of CD's which has some nice jazz discs. Back into the cool hep.
  3:10pm Listening Out There:

Charlie Hunter is also in a good trio these days, with Curtis Fuller (trombone) and Bobby Previte (drums). Neat player...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Grok-o-matic:

And so it goes. Dang missed a Lane Steinberg song. Still have yet to find a copy of The Wind stuff.
  3:20pm P-90:

Greetings Irwin. Starting right off with some nice flavors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Grok-o-matic:

You're cracking me up right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Grok-o-matic:

Blackstar is really good. Been listening to it a bit.
  3:24pm berbo:

I'll never forget where I was when I heard Irwin announce that Ken had announced that Bowie was dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Grok-o-matic:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Lizardner Dave:

I'll never forget where I was when I tuned in late and read on the comments board that Irwin had announced that Ken had announced that David Bowie was dead.
  3:27pm P-90:

Unsettling news about Joe Frank. Listen to the guy's projects for 30+ years and you come to feel a certain attachment. Or affection even.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Irwin:

I'll never forget this chair I'm sitting in while I made that announcement about Ken's announcement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Alison Porchnik:

The video tha Chris Hadfield made is worth watching:
www.youtube.com... (but wait until Irwin is playing something that sucks).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Grok-o-matic:

"Where the f*ck did Monday go?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm (Eyepatch) Fox:

Grok - I agree. Blackstar is amazing. I can't stop listening to it! But then, Outside was my favorite Bowie album.
  3:29pm P-90:

I saw Therese's Comments post: "Holy Crap", even before Irwin made it official by announcing Ken's announcement. I'll never forget that particular chill either.
  3:32pm Freddy's Friend:

What'd I miss? What news of Joe FranK?
Avatar 3:32pm fred:

@(Eyepatch) Fox: Outside is my favorite Bowie album too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Alison Porchnik:

Hadfield's recording is even more impressive considering that microgravity does weird things to your voice - spit doesn't drain, your tongue doesn't naturally rest at the bottom of your mouth, vocal chords behave differently, etc.
  3:33pm Freddy's Friend:

derp - followed the link
  3:33pm Freddy's Friend:

derp - followed the link
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Irwin:

I love that Hadfield recording. What a soulful performance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Parq:

I'll never forget where I was when I realized I had no freaking idea what all this "Ken's announcement" stuff was about.
  3:34pm Laura L:

I'll never forget that I too was sitting in a chair when I read Irwin's brave statement that he was seated in a chair he now will never forget while he made the announcement about Ken's announcement. Sends shivers up the spine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Irwin:

Parq: Forget everything you've experienced today and start over again.
Avatar 3:35pm glenn:

i went to high school with chris hadfield. he's always been a thoroughly decent guy.
Avatar 3:35pm andaloudog:

Thought I was going to have to turn off the radio to avoid wall-to-wall Carrot Top. Thank you for not doing that, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Alison Porchnik:

What? What happened to Carrot Top? OMG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Carrot Top looks like the affluenza teen's mom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Parq:

I'll never forget where I was when I saw Alison Porchnik ask what happened to Carrot Top.
Avatar 3:40pm andaloudog:

@KenHydePark: That got coffee spit right onto my keyboard. Worth it.
Avatar 3:40pm glenn:

hands up anybody who actually cares what happens to carrot top.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Alison Porchnik:

I'm sure Chris Hadfield would care, in that "Carrot Top is a human being too" sort of way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Alison Porchnik:

Although I suppose at least 87% of him is no longer human.
  3:42pm P-90:

Wait, Carrot Top? What now? Not him too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Alison Porchnik:

The peritoneal space station
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Grok-o-matic:

As much as I love Prince and he's amazing. He ain't no Bowie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Alison Porchnik:

Boy George recently claimed that he slept with Prince. Does that count?
  3:51pm MONEYBAG$:

Prince's death has been tied up in legal wrangling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Alison Porchnik:

Oops, I meant "perineal" space station. Pardon the anatomical mistake.
  3:53pm berbo:

I can never remember when I first heard the rumor that Paul McCartney was dead. Was that the 70s?
Avatar 3:53pm dale:

i couldn't take a non-stop barrage of prince's music. most of it sounds like it was recorded on recoton cassette tape
Avatar 3:53pm glenn:

boy george is full of shit.
  3:54pm Sharon G:

I'll never forget where I was when my radio speakers cracked under the weight of the irony in Irwin's comments about the death of David Bowie and the ??? of Station Manager Ken.
  3:54pm Laura L:

I just want to point out that Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Alison Porchnik:

  3:54pm Hoboken Jack:

Looking forward to the purple prose regarding his eventual demise.
  3:55pm Carlo Ponte:

Mel Torme is still dead...
Avatar 3:56pm dale:

alison - perenial, like pernium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Alison Porchnik:

Yes, that space station.
  3:57pm P-90:

Ha, this sounds so much like one of Fred "Mister" Rogers's puppet voices
Avatar 3:59pm dale:

that station went into a black hole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Irwin:

Joe got an anonymous $5K donation for his med bills. Now above $25K.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Alison Porchnik:

Which doesn't mean there's no need to support him. They had already been eating into their savings before all of this happened. (And everyone knows how much radio producers and artists make.) Hopefully they'll go way above the goal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Irwin:

The goal is $40K. They're a long way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Grok-o-matic:

Actually just listened to this song for the first time earlier today. Dig it.
Avatar 4:10pm andaloudog:

More Bowie, some Aladdin Top: i193.photobucket.com...
  4:16pm flashbazbo:

What is joes situation. Or is it a hipa violation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is Ol' Bessie on the loose? Kurt's been playing David Bowie since noon and isn't about to stop until the cows come home. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Irwin:

flash: click on the link, it explains.
Avatar 4:33pm dale:

every time we NEED the EAS the power is out and we don't hear it anyway. did it get activated during sandy or irene or lee? i think not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Alison Porchnik:

No! Santa for President.
  4:36pm P-90:

Joe's site currently says 25K raised of a 55K goal. I'd guess that many potential supporters haven't even heard of his current circumstances yet. I'd love to see him get 100%.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Linda Lee:

love the sounds today Irwin! Satan for President indeed. as usual.
  4:37pm judy from croton:

Great sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Linda Lee:

Slaphappy is marvelous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Linda Lee:

& Slapp Happy as well.
Avatar 4:38pm glenn:

better satan than trump, that piece of shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Irwin:

P-90: they keep raising the goal as money comes in. Good for them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Linda Lee:

@glenn ~ vote for one, you get the other.
  4:39pm berbo:

This is not Slap Happy Humphrey.
  4:43pm berbo:

In all seriousness, I remember quite clearly the first time I heard "Hunky Dory". It was New Year's eve, back in the 70s. My friend next door came over, and we stole some of my dad's liquor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Parq:

Of all the versions of "Mars" I've heard on FMU this week, I liked that one the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Alison Porchnik:

haven't heard this guy in ages!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm joe:

I really don't know if I've ever heard a bad version of Mars. Does that say something to the song writing?
Avatar 4:46pm glenn:

i don't have to worry about it. we canadians already voted our satan out in october.
  4:47pm Listener Robert:

Dale, I remember the 1st time the EAS was used in this metro area was the early 1990s for a storm that wasn't so severe, just a lot of rain, & not even a real lot at that. They waited until the USSR dissolved to use it so people wouldn't freak out, then they used it apparently because they could. And they didn't use it 9/11/01.
  4:52pm Listener Robert:

Then they instituted those color codes for alertness, & then they totally mindfucked me by instituting the totally unrelated Amber Alert, which I assumed to be part of the color coding because amber's a color. Then they added the Silver Alerts on the hwys., and now I might as well be color blind.
  4:55pm Listener Robert:

NYC never made it out of Orange status -- not because of our Dutch hx, but for terror reasons, while the rest of the country slipped into Yellow, until eventually they just discontinued the whole thing except on the cartoons.
  5:01pm Brendan:

  5:07pm spodiodi:

Who cares? Indeed.
  5:07pm Listener Robert:

Please, Ken, don't suspend Irwin! He'll make it up by IDing in some other stations' names.
  5:08pm Christine:

Fuck you and your snarkyness
  5:09pm spodiodi:

We love you, Christine <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Irwin:

Oops, did I say something awful?
Avatar 5:18pm glenn:

who can say?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm chris:

Thanks, Irwin, for letting us know about Joe. <3

Big hugs to Christine, too!
  5:22pm thelma:

Never heard the original of Lucy's Door , only Belafonte's . Thanks.
  5:23pm Ike:

I presume yr "timely" report on DB's death was a microaggression against his corpse, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Irwin:

Don't blame the bearer of bad news, Ike. That would be Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sophie Tucker! ...major influence on TheBeatles don'chaknow...
Does that Rum come in Blue ?...
  5:26pm thelma:

Joe Frank's medical condition sounds eerily like one of his episodes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...these guys influenced TheBeatles too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@thelma: If you read about Joe @ that link - he's been to the Doctor more than once. Gawdammit...C'mon Powerball...
Avatar 5:35pm Cheyenne:

Had this song in my head all week last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Irwin:

There are far worse earworms.
Avatar 5:40pm dale:

peter noone covered this in 71 as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Irwin:

No he didn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wrote a few passable tunes...one or two, yerknow...jayzus...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Rich in Washington:

Bab's version blew me away when I first heard it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Grok-o-matic:

You are still cracking me up today
Avatar 5:44pm dale:

fer reals? now i have egg on my face - duped by youtoob.
Avatar 5:44pm dale:

if you can't believe what you learn on the internet then all hope is lost.
Avatar 5:46pm dale:

can i believe that noone released 'oh, you pretty things' first?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Irwin:

Peter Noone himself denied ever recording LoM.
Avatar 5:47pm Jibolo:

I'll never forget where I was when I learned I couldn't believe everything I read on the internet. Wow, that was a lot of "I"s.
  5:49pm thelma:

This is "Don't le me Mother Know" as I knew and loved it. Not authentic calypso but beautiful
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Eb73o17gc
Avatar 5:50pm dale:

i think ken broke the news about that too, jibolo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Irwin:

I repeat: Ken is America's Anchorman.
Avatar 5:52pm MenfussMike:

good stuff Thelma
  5:56pm Wilbur twinhorse:

Snarkoleptics Anonymous meeting @ 6 p.m. Sharp
  5:56pm Laura L:

Thanks for having the courage today to break the news that Ken broke the news this morning, Irwin. We'll never forget it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm chris:

thanks, Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Lizardner Dave:

I'll never forget where I was when this show ended.
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