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Options October 7, 2019: From Here to Infinity (with Special Guest Taraka)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Jan Dukes de Grey  Sun Symphonica   Options Mice and Rats in the Loft  Breathless  2003  CD  From 1971    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Comus  All the Colours of Darkness   Options Song To Comus: The Complete Collection  Castle Music  2005  CD  From 1971    0:20:53 (Pop‑up)
The United States of America  Cloud Song   Options The United States of America  Columbia  1968  LP      0:28:36 (Pop‑up)
Fenella  Pendulum   Options Fehérlófia  Fire  2019  CD    *   0:31:25 (Pop‑up)
M83  Temple of Sorrow   Options DSVII  Mute  2019  CD    *   0:35:26 (Pop‑up)
Inoyama Land  Anatano Yushoku no Tameni   Options Commissions: 1977-2000  Empire of Signs  2019  CD  From 2003  *   0:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Alexander Tucker  Cryonic   Options Guild of the Asbestos Weaver  Thrill Jockey  2019  CD    *   0:47:26 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  You Just May Be the One   Options The Monkees - Deluxe Edition  Rhino  2006  CD  From 1966    1:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Lee Hazlewood  It's an Actuality   Options 400 Miles from L.A. 1955-56  Light in the Attic  2019  CD    *   1:09:02 (Pop‑up)
Velveteen Rabbit  Guitar   Options Velveteen Rabbit  HoZac  2019  LP    *   1:11:40 (Pop‑up)
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights  Coming In from Nowhere Now   Options Bobbie's a Girl  Merge  2019  CD    *   1:13:51 (Pop‑up)
Heather Black  Look Around Son   Options Heather Black  Double Bayou  1970  LP      1:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Stina Nordenstam  I Came So Far for Beauty   Options Hallelujah: The Songs of Leonard Cohen  Ace  2019  CD  From 1998  *   1:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Radio Teaser   Options         Taraka put together this teaser for her live session today at 11!    1:23:57 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row
Norm Dombrowski & Happy Notes  Enjoy Yourself Polka   Options single  Gold  1968  45      1:35:04 (Pop‑up)
Gwen McCrae  He Keeps Something Groovy Goin' On   Options single  Cat  1975  45      1:37:38 (Pop‑up)
Paul Jones  High Time   Options single  His Master's Voice  1966  45      1:40:43 (Pop‑up)
Sagittarius  In My Room   Options single  Together  1969  45      1:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Sea Train  Let the Duchess No   Options single  A&M  1968  45      1:45:00 (Pop‑up)
Denise Gyngell  You Broke My Heart in Seventeen Places   Options single  Loose End  1984  45      1:48:26 (Pop‑up)
U2  Hallelujah Here She Comes   Options single  Island  1988  45      1:51:24 (Pop‑up)
Big Boy Myles and the Shaw-Weez  Who's Been Fooling You?   Options single  Specialty  1955  45      1:56:09 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Hoehn  Blow Yourself Up   Options single  Power Play  1977  45      1:57:29 (Pop‑up)
Taraka, Live on WFMU. Taraka: all instruments and vocals. Engineered by Glenn Luttman, tweaked by Mario Santana and Taraka herself!
Taraka  0010110   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:06:38 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Welcome to Paradise Lost   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:11:40 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Total Failure   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:14:27 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Ride or Die   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:17:08 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Psycho Castle   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:18:31 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  We're So Happy for You   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:21:53 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Sad Blue Eyes   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:24:57 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Once Again   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:29:20 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Deep Hollow   Options Live on WFMU          *   2:31:28 (Pop‑up)
Taraka  Interview   Options             2:33:36 (Pop‑up)
Prince Rama  F.A.T.E. (Brought Us Together)   Options Rage in Peace EP  Car Park  2019  MP3  last Prince Rama music  *   2:47:08 (Pop‑up)
Prince Rama  Your Life in the End   Options Xtreme Now  Car Park  2016  CD      2:51:38 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am TheLoneliestMonk:

howdy, brother joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey yo, Joe! Do Surface Noise pledgers get a Yips icon by their names?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am pantz:

It's finally Autumn here in the Ohio Valley. Thank goodness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am YETI BOB:

Here's a song about the sunshine, dedicated to the sunshine!
  Swag For Life Member 9:06am 12539:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am CHUCK ROAST:

Good morming, Joe. Hey. I got a better paying job this year and I wanted to bump up my swag for life contribution. Can I do that anytime?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am YETI BOB:

By the way, I've been donating money to this station since the 1980s - I have a whole drawerful of WFMU t-shirts - and there's not a single icon by my name. I guess I don't really care that much - I know I donated - but it makes me look kind of bad when everyone else has icons and I have none. Just letting you all know that I am not a cheapskate and I contribute to this wonderful station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am LastWhiteRhino:

A post-Pulaski Day hello to Joe and all listeners !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am YETI BOB:

Honestly I think I might prefer if nobody had the donor icons. Contributing should not be a spectator sport.
Avatar 9:14am Joe McG:

Hey folks! Welcome to the show, and thanks for tuning in. @Chuck: Sure, drop me an e-mail at jmcgasko@wfmu.org and we can work that out later on. @Yeti: I'll see what's going on with your icons after the show and get them on there for you. Thanks for helping us, as always!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am YETI BOB:

Thanks Joe! Keep up the good work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Krys O.:

  9:20am Brendan:

Good morning Joe and listeners. This is approaching Freebird territory
  9:21am robyn and 6-yr old mini glistener ajax:

great morning vibes joe! thanks for the tunes:) from the trails of kutztown pa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am pantz:

It's a little early for the bathroom break song, Joe.
  9:21am LastWhiteRhino:

This is definitely a DJ "bathroom break" song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am TheLoneliestMonk:

@pants :D
  9:22am Brendan:

Single file album sides are the best
Avatar 9:23am Joe McG:

@pantz/Rhino: When you gotta go, you gotta go! Hi, Robyn, hope you and Ajax are having a nice morning out in NEPA! Hey, Krys and Brendan, Monk. Thanks, Yeti Bob!
  9:30am robyn and 6-yr old mini glistener ajax:

NEPA represent! :)
Avatar 9:33am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. second faourite song on the USA album after 'Love Song for the Dead Che'.
Avatar 9:34am Joe McG:

@Brian: I think my favorite of all is "Coming Down" but I like the whole album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM i was gonna bump my monthly as well. email u this week?
  9:35am djsheilab:

Loving this opening set, Joe!
Avatar 9:36am Brian in UK:

@YETI BOB agree with you, my profile only shows three donations over the years but we know., don't we.
Avatar 9:37am Snoochienucci:

im a little late to the party today, Morning Everyone!
Avatar 9:38am Joe McG:

@Monk: Yes, please do! @djsheilab: I'm going for a kind of hazy cozy feel now, I think, after a slightly harsher beginning. (I forgot about that murder in the first song! Yikes!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wull - ya put it that way - I guess USA was ahead of its time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Better than many @ conveying the actual Psycheedeleek Experience is the USA alboom...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am crateslinger:

fewer people would donate if the things weren't there.
Avatar 9:42am Brian in UK:

First heard of the USA on a wonderful sampler from CBS (Colombia) in 1968 The Rock Machine Turns You On. It opened my ears to lots more music, albeit from one label but CBS was good then.
Avatar 9:43am thormagma:

Just read a few negative reviews of this new M83 album, honestly seems like a return to their older more soundscape-oriented work. Love it!
Avatar 9:44am Joe McG:

@thormagma: Yes, I don't really get it. I think it's a pretty wonderful effort from them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'ma not argue with that tracklist BrianUK.
Avatar 9:45am Brian in UK:

It is heartening to see so many SfL icons all the same.
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

Yes, thank you to everyone who is able to give monthly. It's so helpful! But thank you to everyone who gives anything at all as a one-time pledge. You guys are just as great!
  9:50am chresti @griffith Park:

Avatar 9:52am βrian:

Those one-dime pledges add up!
  9:52am Ike:

Hello! I like this.
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha ha ha! Dime a day keeps the wolf away (from the door).
Avatar 9:54am βrian:

"Listener, can you paradigm?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am coelacanth∅:

good morning Joe and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am Irene Trudel:

Loving this opening set, Joe!
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

"Radio stations like WFMU are NOT a dime a dozen. Give a dozen dimes!" @Irene: Thanks, Irene! Long one this morning, but I'm in an expansive mood. God protect us when I start talking.
  9:58am Joe R.:

Checking in after last week's Joey Molland interview, went to the White Album tribute last week. Kinda weird but awfully fun, for me anyway. Molland was super solid and the Badfinger numbers got a great reception from the crowd. Rundgren had some pretty interesting costume changes during the second set :) I was really skeptical and confused as to why Christopher Cross was there but he did a great job on the quieter McCartney numbers (none of the other guys could have) and was really gracious, thanking the crew, sound and lighting people. YMMV though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am sphere:

I honestly cannot believe that this specific White Album tribute actually existed. Whoh. Anyways, hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Irene Trudel:

Um, I think The United States of America is actually an American band. en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Gord:

Always particularly liked Mike's Monkees songs.
  10:09am Brendan:

Mike Nesmith yay! Its almost beanie weather too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Irene Trudel:

the mention of U.S.of A.'s Dorothy Moskowitz reminded me of a story about her connection to this early Sesame Street cartoon. www.pri.org...
Avatar 10:17am Joe McG:

@Brendan: WFMU has a nice one this fall! ;) @Irene: Neat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am sphere:

Damn. I didn't know Stina Nordenstam could sing like that.
  10:21am steveL:

IT: That was unusual, especially given the outdated definition of “crack.” Ah, lost innocence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am sphere:

Oops. THIS is the Stina Nordenstam song. Beg pardon. I was referring to the Heather Black song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am stevem, no... n, no... o!:

guten morgen
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

@sphere: It's that band's fault (4 men) for calling themselves "Heather Black." The Alice Cooper school of band-naming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am sphere:

@ Joe - Ah. Now I see! Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am LWRhino:

Joe and Stashu...WooHoo !!!!!
Avatar 10:36am Stashu:

I just woke up for some reason?!?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Colleen:

Always enjoy your show Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Yes:

@stashu lol
  10:37am Brendan:

Dance , drink and pull an all nighter polka party. You can sleep when you’re dead.
Avatar 10:37am Joe McG:

@Stashu: Can't wait to DJ with you and Mr. Finewine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am TheLoneliestMonk:

'enjoy yourself' is one of those tunes that can be adapted to pretty much ANY style of music
Avatar 10:38am Hubig Pie:

Hooped - de- do, I hear a polka and my troubles are through
Avatar 10:41am Joe McG:

It's going to be a great time on Friday, so come on out to polka and eat pierogies and imbibe beverages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Guido from Cologne:

Wive of George McCrae ("Rock Your Baby")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am pantz:

Wish I could be there Friday but I will polka by proxy.
  10:43am Alexandra Kogan:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar 10:43am Brian in UK:

Not heard this Paul Jones for years but as soon as it came on I was singing along. Should have worked at skool.
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

@Guido: So true! @Alex: Howdy!
  10:45am John from Florham park:

@Yeti Bob I don’t have money to contribute to this great station but I do in other ways like spreading the gospel of WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Irene Trudel:

Sea Train and Saggitarius! Bringing out a lot of old favorite musicians this morning, Joe. Loving it!
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

@Irene: I really love that version of "In My Room"!
  10:51am paul:

Wasn't Glen Campbell in Sagittarius?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am хtina:

vibin with single file this am
  10:51am melinda:

Tracey Ullman did this one on her 80s album.
Avatar 10:51am Brian in UK:

Joe just readng an article about Zigzag a wonderful what is now called fanzine from the late Sixties. The writer just mentioned Sea Train. Synchronicity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am pantz:

This sounds a lot like that Tracy Ullman song from the 80's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am pantz:

@melinda I should've waited 5 seconds. I knew it sounded familiar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am karlward:

Joe: slow this U2 down and make it your new bed music.
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@karl: Omigod, no wonder I like this song! It sounds like a Kevin Ayers instrumental!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am karlward:

You got it.
  10:55am SeanG:

nice, i remember this single
  10:55am paul:

After further review, Glen Campbell was indeed a member of Sagittarius.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am karlward:

I'm also a fan of "Night Time in the Switching Yard" slowed down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am coelacanth∅:

i have to miss Taraka unfortunately, to catch a bus.
Thanks Joe!
  10:57am paul:

Karl..ever see the video of Night Time in the Switching Yard? Zevon trying to be Jagger and failing miserably. God bless WZ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am karlward:

paul: Totally. James Murphy described that song as a bunch of rock guys trying to figure out disco.
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

Thanks for volunteering and all the office stuff, coelacanth!
  11:01am paul:

That's a good description, Karl.
Avatar 11:07am Peteski:

Good timing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am zopa:

Joe! Taraka is just what I need right now. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am pantz:

0010110 represents infinity (god)
Avatar 11:11am Joe McG:

Happy to hear it, zopa! It's so fun to bring her new solo music to you for the first time on the radio!
  11:11am emily:

This song makes me so happy. I'm sitting here, writing a course outline for a possible class at one of the 3 schools I'm adjuncting at. This Course will be about creating images for big data. Of course, I'm not being paid for writing a course--I just hope that after I write the course outline--I get to teach it.
Avatar 11:13am Joe McG:

@emily: Good luck on snagging the course!
  11:14am emily:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am zopa:

Joe, you should move to Portland, because you are a Trailblazer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am tim from champaign:

I'm digging this Taraka a lot. It reminds me of Sparks and the weird synth bands that would show up on early 80s California punk comps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and cool people.
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@zopa: Ha! @tim: Yes, she's definitely going for a punky vibe. She'll talk about that in the interview.
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

Oh, btw, there are some great photos of this session I'll put up on the playlist later.
  11:22am ?:

hey what was that 001 song
  11:23am table for one:

also i saw this was taraka from prince rama they rule
Avatar 11:25am SmokinJ:

Lovin' these cats jm! 8-)
  11:27am Ami Ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all.Great sounds.Saw Prince Rama @ Monty Hall,great evening.Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Carmichael:

Taraka means "goddess" in Hindu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Irene Trudel:

Absolutely brilliant live set!
Avatar 11:28am Marc Francis:

Damn. This is fucking ACE.
  11:28am DB:

This is killer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Asheville Jon:

great set, wow!
  11:33am Jake Howell:

Taraka is killing it! Love it
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

Glad to hear that you all liked it! Catch her live this Wednesday at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn if you live around here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am хtina:

this story is too endearing aaaah
Avatar 11:40am Marc Francis:

Taraka should hurry up and come to Montreal
Avatar 11:40am SmokinJ:

Wow! This chick is solo?! Amazing!
  11:44am clapper:

Ask Taraka how much she’s influenced by Status Quo puleeze
Avatar 11:48am thormagma:

Yoooo whaddup PC Worship
Avatar 11:49am Joe McG:

@clapper: Sorry, clapper, I would've liked to, but we had the conversation about two weeks ago!
  Swag For Life Member 11:49am 12539:

Thanks Joe! And Taraka!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Uncle Michael:

Wonderful set and interview, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am zopa:

A trailblazer AND a time traveler!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am хtina:

I think I love Taraka now thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Phillippe Bastille:

@emily @ 11:11 do you know Python and R? We've been looking forever for someone to write and present a Learn to Code course for those two languages. If interested send me an email.
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks, Uncle Michael! @xtina: I'm so glad! Hey, thanks everybody for listening and commenting today. I hope you have a great week! I'll see you next time with Singles Going Steady.
Avatar 11:54am Marc Francis:

I wish I had money to start a record label. I'd be honoured to sign her and her amazing music.
  11:55am P-90:

Thanks for another incandescent Monday morning @DJ Joe McG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Joe!
  11:57am Brendan:

Groovy show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am TheLoneliestMonk:

have a good week, joe.
nice taraka/rama set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Carmichael:

Awesome! Thanks Joe #1.
  11:59am P-90:

and thanks Engineer Glen!
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