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Options October 5, 2016: "Harmonic interest is greater, and there is less reliance on the previously abused device of cacophony." – Robert Badgett Morgan

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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)
Mick Rossi  Chrome / Albi No. 1   Options 160  0:03:28 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra  Thought Ballune   Options Unknown Mortal Orchestra  0:13:48 (Pop‑up)
Don Costa  Heroes and Villains   Options Modern Delights  0:17:43 (Pop‑up)
The Morning Benders  Strangers in the Night   Options Strangers in the Night (single)  0:21:47 (Pop‑up)
Carmell Jones  Beepdurple   Options Jay Hawk Talk  0:28:53 (Pop‑up)
Herman's Hermits  Moonshine Man   Options Blaze  0:35:03 (Pop‑up)
Birdie Busch  Wild Mountain Honey   Options Penny Arcade  0:37:34 (Pop‑up)
Flow Machines  Daddy's Car   Options SONY CSL Research Lab  0:41:32 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  Without Cause   Options (1952 - 19??)  0:44:34 (Pop‑up)
James Wolff  My Girl   Options Across the Border  0:46:38 (Pop‑up)
Esbjörn Svensson Trio  Believe Beleft Below   Options Seven Days of Falling  0:56:51 (Pop‑up)
Dick Wellstood  Viper's Drag   Options This is the One ... Dig!  1:56:09 (Pop‑up)
Cool It Reba  Out Where the Buses Don't Run   Options Money Fall Out the Sky  2:04:46 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Shorter  Witch Hunt   Options Speak No Evil  2:08:14 (Pop‑up)
Sam Outlaw  Jesus Take the Wheel (And Drive Me to a Bar)   Options Angeleno  2:18:42 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  Calling Out for Love (At Crying Time)   Options This Is Easy: The Best of Marshall Crenshaw  2:21:49 (Pop‑up)
The Brother Kite  The Finest Kind   Options Waiting for the Time to Be Right  2:25:57 (Pop‑up)
Jim Sullivan  U.F.O.   Options U.F.O.  2:30:00 (Pop‑up)
Neil Cowley Trio  Habib's Playground   Options Radio Silence  2:32:56 (Pop‑up)
Ray Bauduc & Nappy Lamare  Big Noise from Winnetka   Options Masters of Dixieland  2:36:45 (Pop‑up)
Mick Rossi  12 No. 2 / Albi No. 2   Options 160  2:39:11 (Pop‑up)
Klezmer Juice  Librescu Tango   Options Jewfro  2:44:23 (Pop‑up)
The Good Rats  Fred Upstairs and Ginger Snappers   Options Tasty  2:47:40 (Pop‑up)
Hollywood Vampires  Seven and Seven Is   Options Hollywood Vampires  2:50:54 (Pop‑up)
Gino Vanelli  Fly Into This Night   Options The Gist of the Gemini  2:53:59 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

* always look forward to this show
Avatar 3:02pm Irwin:

Spare change? Please hit le tip jarre.
Avatar 3:02pm Irwin:

Pardon my faux French.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Michael 98145:

<< service non compris >>
Avatar 3:07pm Linda Lee:

hello~ why do i love this Mick Rossi piece so much? is it the soundtrack for the Liquid Sky sequel?
Avatar 3:08pm Irwin:

New album by Mick. The entire album is like this, thoroughly wonderful. He plays everything. He's a longtime member of Philip Glass's ensembles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm melinda:

hi Irwin and folk
Avatar 3:09pm Linda Lee:

Avatar 3:09pm Linda Lee:

ciao melinda mia!
Avatar 3:10pm Irwin:

LL: Also, the album did start out as a soundtrack for a doc film, but it developed and expanded to become a standalone recording.
  3:11pm jan:

Chrome / Albi No. 1 : Great sound! Turned it up loud!
Avatar 3:11pm Linda Lee:

really does seem perfect for a sort of super-stylish dystopian punk sci-fi parable like LS! ~ wonder what that doc was about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Passaic River Blues:

This is fascinating.
Avatar 3:14pm Linda Lee:

beautiful development ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Kat in Chicago:

That was a cool track
Avatar 3:16pm Linda Lee:

ok, this is clearly gonna be a stellar show! & me without a pot to piss in ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I love this cover :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Michael 98145:

( @LL, that's what the woods are for :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Grok-o-matic:

A Heroes and Villains cover, I'm listening.
Avatar 3:19pm Linda Lee:

how did you know i live in the woods? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Bronwyn Bishop:

This is a pretty nifty cover too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Grok-o-matic:

Nice covers!
Avatar 3:23pm Linda Lee:

love it.
Avatar 3:24pm Linda Lee:

reminds me of James Chance doing Town Without Pity ..
  3:28pm jan:

Irwin, You are the go to guy for musical surprises! Waiting for my Trish Keenan purchases to be delivered - no downloads for me...I now wanna get that Mick Rossi on your recommendation.
Avatar 3:30pm Linda Lee:

yes. jazz. thank you Irwin. yes, thank you.
Avatar 3:30pm Irwin:

Because we're having a SILENT fundraiser (as we do every October), I'll be issuing appeals to your generosity here on the comments forum. See that Pledge Widget atop the playlist? Hit it and donate anything. It all goes into the WFMU slush fund for necessary expenses (NOT DJ salaries; we're volunteers).
Avatar 3:31pm Linda Lee:

how long is the fundraiser please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Kat in Chicago:

All month, Linda. I'm waiting for a paycheck myself.
Avatar 3:32pm Irwin:

It starts in October and runs through October, ending when October ends.
Avatar 3:32pm Linda Lee:

thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Herman's Hermits are the best and I'm not afraid to admit it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm melinda:

I like this Herman's Hermits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Kat in Chicago:

I like this Steve Miller cover!
Avatar 3:42pm Irwin:

Scientists at SONY CSL Research Lab have created the first-ever entire songs composed by Artificial Intelligence: "Daddy's Car" and "Mister Shadow." The researchers have developed FlowMachines, a system that learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, FlowMachines composes novel songs in many styles. "Daddy's Car" is composed in the style of The Beatles. French composer Benoît Carré arranged and produced the songs, and wrote the lyrics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Alison Porchnik:

It's catchy! I could dance to it. Speaking of, Dick Clark was in my dream last night.
  3:44pm Keith from Oregon:

Sounds like Fountains of Wayne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Good to hear from RSM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Webhamster Henry:

This is really not bad for an artificially intelligent song. But far from the "first". Algorithmic song composition has been in effect for decades. There's even one for a Geniac toy computer of the late 50s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Grok-o-matic:

Dang it, I take my headphones of for a few minutes and miss R. Stevie Moore and Flow Machines. Life ain't worth no more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Webhamster Henry:

It's not even the first one to learn from other songs. But, let a million flowers bloom! I just don't like the word "first".
Avatar 3:49pm Irwin:

AI has been used to compose music for decades (see: Raymond Scott), but I don't know about pop tunes in this manner. It could pass for something on the Merge label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Exactly, you of all people should know about Raymond Scott's attempts to put himself out of business! But for example, David Cope's algorithmically generated Mozart has been around for about 20 years.
  3:56pm MONEYBAG$:

Song was given to Steve Miller by a friend... You learn something new every day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Kat in Chicago:

Author of "Wild Mountain Honey". News to me too www.stevemccarty.net
Avatar 3:58pm Irwin:

Mozart weren't no Tin Pan Alley pop purveyor.
  4:00pm MONEYBAG$:

Steve did write Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma himself
Avatar 4:01pm βrian:

Damn, this is nice.
  4:03pm Nikholis Planck:

wow what version of Reich is this?
Avatar 4:05pm Irwin:

Nik: By Pea Hicks of Optiganally Yours. It's four Optigans, and that's the title as well. Not sure if he ever issued it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Webhamster Henry:

I wonder if Bible Salesman is partly inspired by the Maysles' Salesman of 1969?
Avatar 4:07pm AnAnonymousParty:

Step 1: Define what life is and what large means in relation to it, then establish a scale of life-largeness so you can measure your progress objectively. Duh.
  4:10pm Charles Manson:

Pay attention to him kids, he knows what he is talking about. I got one of those defective bibles that had "Thou shalt kill" printed in it, and look what happened to me.
Avatar 4:13pm βrian:

I bought my kitty a holey bauble. He loves it.
  4:15pm Jack:

What I want is an effective bible, one that really works.
Avatar 4:17pm βrian:

Playing with your bible will make you go blind, Son.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Alison Porchnik:

My friend Doug Skinner used to hollow out Gideon bibles and put things like rubber monkeys in them or rig them so music came out when opened -- and then swap them out in motel rooms.
Avatar 4:19pm βrian:

Now that sounds like fun, Alison.
Avatar 4:22pm Irwin:

Photo provided belatedly by Laura Lindgren.
Avatar 4:22pm AnAnonymousParty:

"Had to go to the bathroom terribly" Why do so many people do that in public restrooms?
  4:27pm Ajax:

This Joe Frank story is great, thanks for playing it!
  4:29pm Rufus J Squirrel:

Keep digging, butthole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Mike East:

Hey Irwin - recently got sent a link to an article about sound fx that mentions my company...you are credited for providing a picture of a clavivox and info on Raymond Scott.
Avatar 4:31pm Irwin:

Can you post the link to the article, Mike? I'm not certain what it is.
Avatar 4:34pm Irwin:

That discarded chair looks like an upright open-air clown coffin.
Avatar 4:35pm Jeff:

Right? I'm having trouble imagining the rationale for that particular chair design.
  4:36pm βrian:

Throw that razor in the sea, woman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Mike East:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Mike East:

The author was reaching out to us to see if we still had any of the old sound fx catalogs...we don't
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Alison Porchnik:

I've always wanted to sleep in an open-air clown coffin.
Avatar 4:47pm geezerette:

I think it walked downstairs by itself.
Avatar 4:52pm Irwin:

If you're loving Joe here and now and during shows past, please throw some financial support to WFMU via the pledge widget atop the playlist. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Michael 98145:

Speaking of clown coffins : www.seattletimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Alison Porchnik:

I totally dig!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Alison Porchnik:

@Michael - yes, there's been an outbreak of creepy clowns nationwide lately. Something to do with all those parents who don't vaccinate their kids.
  5:00pm Laura L:

Maybe in time the chair owner came to realize she was not Alice in Wonderland after all.
Avatar 5:13pm Irwin:

Shortly after this picture was taken, rats devoured the wretched piece of furniture.
  5:15pm Jack:

"Cool it, Reba" Wasn't that a Soupy Sales thing? I think that's where I got it from.
Avatar 5:19pm Irwin:

That's what I said, Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Michael 98145:

( i don't think jesus has an uber license )
  5:22pm berbo:

I know I watched Soupy Sales when I was a kid. But I can't remember any details. I wonder how that warped my subconscious.
Avatar 5:23pm Irwin:

Jesus was Sam's designated savior.
Avatar 5:25pm Irwin:

I got sick thru Soupy too, Berb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Michael 98145:

i just suspect he was funnier than most current television
  5:28pm Jack:

Pachalafaka (They Whisper It All Over Turkey)
Avatar 5:28pm Irwin:

He took slapstick to an absurdist level.
  5:32pm phat:

this Jim Sullivan is very well timed for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Parq:

.. a butler with a dumb name ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Parq:

Played by Edward Everett Horton, presumably.
  5:51pm jan:

Excellent show, Particularly with intro of Mick Rossi. My Broadcast and Focus Group CD just came with the mail...
  5:54pm Fredericks:

Even after seeing who it's by, I must say this is a great Love cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Michael 98145:

thank you again, Irwin C
Avatar 5:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...hey! - they left out the A-Bomb...not the Cold War version I guess...
Jayzus may not be an Uber, but he's still a Mensch...
  5:56pm Fredericks:

This, even knowing who it's by, I ask why?
Avatar 5:56pm Irwin:

You're all welcome. Please don't forget to hit the tip jar on the way out (for the station, of course -- the pledge widget atop the playlist).
Avatar 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Disco version of 'Immigrant Song' ?...It's got that squeakycreaky string thru the drumhead instrument whose name I keep forgetting so it's ok...
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