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March 21, 2020
Options March 21, 2020 Special Guest: Chris Cerf!
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Artist Track Label Images Approx. start time
Richie Allen   Options Goochy Bamba   Era    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
The Abootays   Options Pig Bone   Vim     0:12:57 Pop‑up)  
The Aladdins   Options Magic Carpet   Duplex     0:13:41 Pop‑up)  
The Montclairs   Options The Hunch   Fame     0:14:18 Pop‑up)  
Sleepy LaBeef   Options I'm Through   Mercury     0:14:50 Pop‑up)  
Corky Jones   Options Hot Dog   Pep     0:16:35 Pop‑up)  
Hank Mizell   Options Jungle Rock   King    0:22:14 Pop‑up)  
Bob Buster   Options Swamp Hop   Darsa    0:22:35 Pop‑up)  
Harry Carter the Rock n Roll Apache with The Dixie Rhythmaires   Options Jump Baby Jump   Mar-Vel     0:25:01 Pop‑up)  
Weldon Rogers   Options So Long, Good Luck and Goodbye   Imperial    0:26:36 Pop‑up)  
Michael D. Perkins   Options Women   Ritzy     0:29:02 Pop‑up)  
Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours   Options So Doggone Lonesome   Decca     0:31:28 Pop‑up)  
Smokey Wood and the Wood Chips   Options Keep On Truckiin'   RCA Bluebird    0:34:36 Pop‑up)  
The Clowns   Options Mississippi   Westside CD    0:39:01 Pop‑up)  
Roy Hays and Orchestra   Options Fat Hardy's Boogie   Gerald     0:41:54 Pop‑up)  
Mr Bear and his Bear Cats   Options Peek-A-Boo   Groove     0:44:10 Pop‑up)  
Milt Trenier and and his Solid Six   Options You're Killin' Me   RCA Victor     0:47:28 Pop‑up)  
Roosevelt Sykes   Options Sputnik Baby   House Of Sound    0:50:09 Pop‑up)  
The Cadaver Quartet   Options Rigor Mortis Blues   Vanitas     0:56:48 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf   Options Interview       0:58:14 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf   Options The Penguin   Vanitas     1:24:56 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf   Options Fallout Filly   Vanitas     1:27:15 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf   Options Subway   Acetate Demo 
The acetate
The acetate
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Chris Cerf  Options Interview       1:40:26 Pop‑up)  
National Lampoon Radio Hour  Options Prison Farm Radio Spot       1:50:13 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf   Options Interview       1:51:43 Pop‑up)  
Chris Cerf  Options Money   Dielectric Records    1:55:20 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

  1:01pm Rex:

Hope you enjoy this special "encore" edition of Fool's Paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm DJ Guin:

Wouldn't it be cool if the WFMU staff's fill-ins were real Skeletons? or at least Skeletor©?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm dave wuz here:

is it live? or is it memoREX?
Avatar 1:03pm Scott from Denver:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Spinning Giant:

Dave, ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm DJ Guin:

Subbing for Rex this Saturday...is Bones Boy! "Snap It, pal!"
  1:03pm The Brez:

How'd you get a recording of my heart rate?! These drums...!!
Avatar 1:08pm Rex:

The Brez! Hope you and Stella are hanging in there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Richard S:

Hello Rex and WFMU listeners!
Thank you all for being here!
Avatar 1:10pm JohnEBGood:

Hi Rex and FMU family. It's WFMU 24/7 for most of us!! lol
  1:11pm egould310:


Greetings from chilly, gray Seattle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Any room in that fur-line fallout shelter, miles below the earth's crust?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm DJ Guin:

You want a COVID-19 Update? Go listen to those other jerkoffs. FMU is like a itchy blanket on a sweltering summer day. Reruns are better than THE runs.
  1:12pm Papito:

Rex is isolated at his home with CORONA...the BEER!
Avatar 1:14pm Rex:

Room for everyone in the Fur-Lined Fallout Shelter! Bring snacks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm DJ Guin:

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."
Avatar 1:15pm Juke Joint Jonny:

  1:16pm AbeSomething:

Hey Rex, got a question from a dedicated listener, my 8yo daughter: Where is the clip about the woman dying and radio mysteriously stopping from? Thanks!
Avatar 1:18pm Rex:

Juke Joint Jonny - You mean Buck Owens! You now have one demerit point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm DJ Guin:

Q. Why was the 4 yr. old Anti-Vaxxer child crying?

A. They were experiencing a midlife crisis.
Avatar 1:19pm Rex:

Abe- That clip is from a high school mental hygiene about a neglected kid who becomes a JD...from the 50s...can't remember the title...
Avatar 1:20pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Avatar 1:20pm Paul D:

Hello from Bloomfield y'all.
Avatar 1:21pm Rex:

Howdy Paul!
  1:21pm egould310:

This is the part of the show where the songs get racist. And always against Native Americans.
Avatar 1:22pm Rex:

Jonny - Think about some extra credit projects you can do after school to raise your GPA...
Avatar 1:22pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Accordion is an underutilized element in jump blues, and that's a shame.
  1:23pm Listener Robert:

Mr. Cerf was also credited on National Lampoon Radio Hour recordings.
  1:24pm AbeSomething:

Thanks, Rex. That’s enough info to know we aren’t ever gonna find it, even with the title!
Avatar 1:24pm Juke Joint Jonny:

If'n it don't have a accordion it's not rock 'n' roll in my book.
Avatar 1:25pm Mailman Tom:

Howdy Rex and fellow Fool's Paradise listeners!
Avatar 1:30pm Rex:

Welcome aboard, Mailman Tom! Pride of the Nutmeg State!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm listener 126464:

Was trying to remember where I heard Cerf interviewed before. Duh, Fools Paradise of course!
Avatar 1:39pm Rex:

It's deja vu all over again!
  1:43pm Bill W:

Caught up with your Cerf interview recently, great one!
  1:44pm Dave Miss:

Are used to be a guy who’s nuts who would walk around the French quarter in New Orleans and going to the bars and start screaming “why are you serving all these women“ I think that song from Michael Perkins is exactly that guy.
  1:47pm Papito:

The Fire is melting my Turquoise colored Bakelite kitchen radio ! HOT HOT HOT !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Handy Haversack:

Afternoon, fools! We were on an errand so epic it took up all of Michael Shelley and almost half of Rex, but fear not! We have gin, toothpaste, and onions!
Avatar 1:52pm βrian:

Wow, I'd like to see that recipe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Handy Haversack:

Good to meet you briefly at the station last Sat., Rex! We are still excited for our stickers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Richard S:

@Handy Haversack: You're set for the weekend!
Avatar 1:53pm Rex:

Pour some gin and tonics and enjoy the show!
  1:54pm David in London:

Afternoon all. Man it’s nice to tune in an hear Rex. Hey Handy, how are you?
  1:55pm John from Florham park:

@Handy YAY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Handy Haversack:

David! Great to see you Foolin' around in Paradise! John, Richard, Brian, all! Hey, friends!
  1:58pm David in London:

Handy, had a trip out this afternoon. And even an hour browsing in a bookshop. Man it felt exotic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm amira:

One of my fave Fool's Paradise interviews!
  1:58pm John from Florham park:

@Handy I know and later I will listen to someday matinee on the drummer stream
  1:58pm David in London:

Hey John.
  1:58pm John from Florham park:

@DIL book stores are still open in London
  1:59pm choggie:

A whickety-whackety slappity-slip, shbing shbop SHEBOWWW!
Avatar 1:59pm Rex:

Welcome aboard Amira! Say "hey" to Hollywood for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Handy Haversack:

A WAB Glistener had mentioned she lives in my neighborhood and would be in front of her bldg. today giving away rescued and extra plants, so we stopped and talked to her for a good while and walked away with like seven plants! It felt, as you say, David, deliciously exotic to be out in the sunlight, seeing other people, letting the dog claim ownership of some errant lamp posts.
  1:59pm John from Florham park:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, and she had Michael Shelley playing on her phone, of course!
  2:02pm John from Florham park:

@Handy anyone I know?
  2:03pm David in London:

Handy, John, we have a bookshop chain called Waterstones here, and the lady I chatted to in there said that their policy will be to stay open until the government tells them to close. They staff all had masks and gloves, very reasonable, and it felt like a little oasis of sanity on the edge of lockdown darkness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Handy Haversack:

@John: Knormalish? I think usually she's commuting during WAB, but recently, obvs., she's been more on the accu.
Avatar 2:03pm kyle a.:

thanks for keeping the torch burning, rex! we're looking at a government sanction dark shadows marathon next week.
  2:04pm yippie:

Avatar 2:05pm Rex:

Hey Kyle! We're trying to keep it no-brow during the challenging times...
  2:06pm egould310:

Drinking screwdrivers and enjoying the interview, Rex. Thanks for the show.
Avatar 2:06pm Rex:

Mad magazine, Nervous Norvus, Screamin' Jay...a healthy diet for any youth then or now!
  2:09pm choggie:

R.I.P Kenny.......Rogers
  2:11pm John from Florham park:

@DIL good for them
@Handy glad you met one of the other glisteners
  2:12pm dug:

great interview. thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, MAD and DRAGON magazines were pretty formative for young Handy Haversack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Hugo (NL):

Hi there everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Handy Haversack:

This Super Dry Cidah from Maine that I'm having does what it says on the tin!
  2:16pm David in London:

I still quote from MAD, and everyone looks at me blankly. ‘What, me worry?’
Avatar 2:17pm Rex:

All hail Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm amira:

Great name for a dog.
Avatar 2:20pm fred:

Who else is wishing they had a fur-lined fallout shelter of their own?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm lorenzoelsuave:

Avatar 2:24pm Dr. Goot:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy all Paradiso Fools. My personal Fur-Lined Fallout Shelter was starting to feel a little old. Glad to be sharing it now. REX on the board...Desperate measures for desperate times!
  2:25pm choggie:

  2:25pm choggie:

...wish someone would tickle MY penguin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm listener 126464:

  2:29pm Papito:

Max Von Sydow passed away last week...he playedThe Exorcist, Emperor Ming, Jesus and the Devil too !
Avatar 2:32pm Rex:

This rebroadcast is being presented in Vibraphonic Stratofidelity 500...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Richard S:

Nice sunny day out today! Get out and go for a walk! Say "Hello" to everyone!
  2:37pm choggie:

This sounds like a song the Rev. Dr. Field Marshall Fred Lane would cover!
  2:38pm chobro:

Subway is a keeper!
  2:39pm choggie:

R.I.P max Von Sydow yo, the worlds most nicest and politest freelance hitman!
  2:39pm scott:

'Subway' sounds like the prototype of some Steely Dan tunes.
  2:39pm choggie:

Agreed, chobro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Mister Dobalina:

What an amazing interview, life & career! Thanks for this Rex & guest!!
  2:42pm flashbazbo:

Mr mike talk? Nice. I’ll get the archive
Avatar 2:44pm Rex:

The Mr Mike biography by Dennis Perrin is a great read!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Don't know how I missed this gem of an interview but glad that to be hearing it now!
Avatar 2:47pm Mailman Tom:

I was a regular listener to the National Lampoon Radio Hour. It had me glued to the radio!
  2:49pm flashbazbo:

Belushi long in the sand trap
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm amira:

perfectly timed rebroadcast rex. i have so much time to invest in looking up all this stuff!
  2:51pm choggie:

Please play subway again soon Rex!
  2:54pm Alex from LA:

ohh its re-broadcast. This show is perfect for it :)
yeah that subway track is superb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Alex of Chicago:

That was sow much fun to listen to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm myron feld:

Really, REALLY great interview, Rex!
  2:55pm Dave Miss:

That was a fantastic interview! Thanks Rex for knowing your Cerf
  2:55pm P-90:

Very nice chat with Chris Cerf. Brings back some memories.
Avatar 2:55pm Rex:

Thanks for tuning in folks! Hope you enjoyed hearing about the remarkable life and career of Chris Cerf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Handy Haversack:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm listener 126464:

I'll forget all about it by tomorrow, all over again.
  2:56pm egould310:

Great interview, Rex. My wife was giggling the whole time. She doesn’t fully understand what Michael O’Donahue was. Just cued up some youtube video for her. Good Saturday.
  2:57pm scott:

Cerf is my new champion against serfdom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Richard S:

Until next week, stay No-Brow!
  2:58pm Listener Robert:

Who's this back at the station on mic?
  2:59pm Listener Robert:

OK, thanks, Mr. McG.
  6:08am Ben:

I don't remember the 45, but here in the UK I do remember the Penguin dance craze. My Mum and Dad had a house party and they were all doing it at 3 am. A neighbour filmed it but I don't know what happened to the footage. They were doing it to the B side of Joe Loss' "Must Be Madison" Which was nothing like the Madison either but hey.
  5:38pm Ryan:

omg he wrote and sang "One Way" on sesame street??

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