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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Joy Division  Transmission   Favoriting Permanent: Joy Division 1995  Qwest/ Warner Bros.  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Led Zeppelin  Achille's Last Stand   Favoriting Mothership  Atlantic Records/ Rhino  0:03:20 (Pop-up)
Buddy Guy  Sit and Cry (the Blues)   Favoriting Blue On Blues  Fuel 2000  0:16:07 (Pop-up)
Anna Calvi  As A Man   Favoriting Hunter  Domino  0:19:36 (Pop-up)
Ruth Brown  Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean   Favoriting Ruth Brown  Atlantic 8004  0:23:24 (Pop-up)
Lifters  Plane   Favoriting Single (B-side to Are You Ready For The Good Life)  Uh Huh Records  0:26:22 (Pop-up)
Sonic Youth  Bull Heather   Favoriting Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star  DGC  0:30:06 (Pop-up)
IDLES  Well Done   Favoriting Brutalism  Partisan/ Balley  0:33:18 (Pop-up)
Stiff Little Fingers  Gotta Get Away   Favoriting Nobody's Heroes  Chrysalis  0:36:10 (Pop-up)
Matt Gimmick  Rag   Favoriting Detroit Renaissance '79  HoZak  0:40:52 (Pop-up)
Veruca Salt  Seether   Favoriting American Thighs  Minty Fresh  0:44:06 (Pop-up)
Tegan and Sara  Back In Your Head   Favoriting The Con  Vapor/ Sire/ London  0:47:25 (Pop-up)
Clinic  Rejoice!   Favoriting Wheeltappers and Shunters  Domino  0:51:01 (Pop-up)
Yak  Blinded By The Lies   Favoriting Pursuit of Momentary Happiness  Third Man/ Virgin EMI  0:52:54 (Pop-up)
The Raconteurs  Bored and Razed   Favoriting Help Us Stranger  Third Man Records  0:57:18 (Pop-up)
The Hold Steady  Sequestered In Memphis   Favoriting Stay Positive  Vagrant/ Rough Trade  1:01:10 (Pop-up)
Good Shade  We're Open   Favoriting Way Out  Dirtnap  1:04:02 (Pop-up)
Spiritualized  Hey Jane   Favoriting Sweet Heart Sweet Light  Double Six Records  1:07:30 (Pop-up)
Preoccupations  Continental Shelf   Favoriting Viet Cong  Flemish Eye/ Jagjaguwar  1:17:33 (Pop-up)
RM Hubbard and Aidan Moffat  Cut To Black   Favoriting Single release  Rock Action Records  1:20:43 (Pop-up)
The Breeders  Drivin' On 9   Favoriting Last Splash  4AD/ Elektra  1:24:01 (Pop-up)
Help I'm Alive  Metric   Favoriting Fantasies  Last Gang Records  1:27:19 (Pop-up)
Fontaines DC  Liberty Belle   Favoriting Dogrel  Partisan Records  1:34:15 (Pop-up)
Black Midi  953   Favoriting Schlagenheim  Rough Trade  1:36:43 (Pop-up)
Algiers  Black Eunuch   Favoriting Algiers  Matador  1:42:21 (Pop-up)
PJ Harvey  Down by the Water   Favoriting To Bring You My Love  Island Records  1:47:31 (Pop-up)
Fat White Family  Fringe Runner   Favoriting Serfs Up!  Domino  1:48:48 (Pop-up)
Thom Yorke  Impossible Knots   Favoriting ANIMA  XL Recordings  1:55:45 (Pop-up)
Whitney  Giving Up   Favoriting Forever Turned Around  Secretly Canadian  2:00:04 (Pop-up)
Grimes  We Appreciate Power Ft. Hana   Favoriting Miss Anthropocene  4AD  2:03:14 (Pop-up)
Amyl and the Sniffers  Cup Of Destiny   Favoriting Amyl and the Sniffers  ATO Records  2:06:51 (Pop-up)
XTC  Making Plans For Nigel   Favoriting Drums and Wires  Virgin  2:11:42 (Pop-up)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard  The Bird Song   Favoriting Fishing For Fishies  ATO Records  2:19:20 (Pop-up)
The Woolly Bushmen  What Yer Dong To Me   Favoriting In Shambles  Pig Baby Records  2:23:36 (Pop-up)
Arctic Monkeys  My Propeller   Favoriting Humbug  Domino  2:28:41 (Pop-up)
Grand Union  Cara   Favoriting Single (b/w Go It Alone)  Coastal Town  2:32:24 (Pop-up)
The Jam  In The City   Favoriting In The City  Polydor Records  2:34:20 (Pop-up)
Propellerheads  Take California   Favoriting Decksandrumsandrockandroll  Wall Of Sound  2:36:47 (Pop-up)
Sleaford Mods  O.B.C.T.   Favoriting Eton Alive  Extreme Eating Records   2:40:28 (Pop-up)
Blur  Tracy Jacks   Favoriting Parklife  Foof  2:45:23 (Pop-up)
Squid  Houseplants   Favoriting Single release  Practise Music  2:50:56 (Pop-up)
Savages  Husbands   Favoriting Silence Yourself  Matador/ Pop Noire  2:53:47 (Pop-up)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs  Date With The Night   Favoriting Fever To Tell  Interscope  2:58:20 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03am

Heya, whoever's up.
Avatar 3:05am

Morning Mariano! Morning fellow quarantiners! Whilst the show is a re-run - I am here and hanging out with ye! Hope you are all well and safe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09am
Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm already taking advantage of the government stimulants package, seeing that I'm still up at this late hour. Will probably drift of pretty soon, though.Thanks for the show, Sinéad. Hi, mariano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12am

Good to see you manning the helm, Sinead. Hey Ken - government stimulants might just be the ticket.
Avatar 3:13am

Good morning everybody – sunny weather here ... Thanks Sinead for the show, even if it is a re-run, hoping that things will go back to normal as soon as possible! If they do, we all will appreciate the "boring" normal much more than before I guess ...
Avatar 3:14am

Lovely hearing from you guys. Thanks for tuning in and hangin out! :)

Good morning form Berlin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am

Hello Sinead and all. I can listen for a little more before commuting a few feet to my work computer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am
Hugo (NL):

Goodmorning from Baarn, the Netherlands!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22am
Hugo (NL):

@Sinead, let me ask you the most asked question for WFMU dj's these days: is this show pre-recorded, live or an archive? :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27am

greetings Sinead and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28am

...may not be up much longer
then again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29am
Hugo (NL):

Glastonbury...i guess not live or pre-recorded then hehe
Flying paper Bird:

Let's flY together Beneath the Ceiling up 7cm Off, woooOho
Avatar 3:31am

Hey Hugo! It's a re-run! I hope to set up some kind of studio so that I can pre-record next week's show. But I am here with you from the confines of my boudoir! :)

this song did blow my mind when I first heard it as a freshman in college (2000), back in the days of napster, just unfettered explorations of other people's music collections but without any organizing principles, so I didn't pull down any other sonic youth tracks with it and it was just a standalone brilliant piece.

Glad you're home and staying safe. Was just looking at healthweather.us and some of the encouraging trends from all the staying at home. I hope they keep up.

idles track is fantastic.
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Hi Dan. Yeah Bull Heather is an epic song. With you on IDLES too. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Also with you on people staying home. Peeps got to stay home in order to conquer this!

I hadn't heard idles before, is he referring to the roman king? Good reference if so. Nicely surreal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36am
Hugo (NL):

IDLES is an absolute thrill to see live. I was blown away by them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37am
van chinski:

That IDLES song was terrific. Great show, flashback or no.

Hugo, makes sense, they sound like they would be great already. Stiff little fingers makes me smile for sure. Spent many good times with the rough trade collection wanna buy a bridge and I remember, the one time I tried to play in a rock group was in pittsburgh, two other folks who were both total oddballs and we found each other on craigslist. The older guy who was a much better musician than us had this whole list of rough trade types that he could play perfectly without any effects or anything. I was still in my psychedelic phase, with very few chops, and it was hard to keep up. Young woman drummer who hosted us in her house and was just happy to have a chance to hit her drums as hard as possible, aand get totally lost, haha.

We didn't get any good recordings, but I think it was good for our mental health to each have some distant friends at the time.
Avatar 3:43am

Hey Hugo. Oh man. Tell me about it. I was hardly able to control myself when I got to see them at Terminal 5. Unbelievable. Their show at Brooklyn Steel too... Their sheer power live and ability to entertain... Not to mention their unabashed positivity.
Avatar 3:44am

Thank you Van! :)

veruca salt sounding very elastica. I never kept up with VS, but definitely had a teenage crush on elastica's first album.
Avatar 3:46am

Hi Fred! Hi Nelo!
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Hey Ken in London! Hi Zivilars!
Avatar 3:48am

Would be great if you get some kind of studio equipment set up for a new pre-recorded show, Sinead – until then, re-runs will also do, of course. Terrific set so far!

This is a delightful set.
Avatar 3:49am

Thanks Zivilars. Me too! Shall try!!
Avatar 3:51am

Hey Dan_Vallejo - Elastica stole from others. Connection from Elastica is a rip off of Wire's Three Girl Rhumba and they never got a penny out it.

"building a wall of books between us in our bed" is apropos actually, I've heard of multiple families where the partners have had to create divides in the house between the two of them. Reminded me of 'it happened one night' the walls of jericho. Not the same or anything, but couldn't help but think of these things. And Fritz Leiber's imaginary dividing line in 'Our lady of darkness' in his bed, where he forms a barrier at first and then a wife made of books in his bed to replace his wife who died ilr.

Oh yeah, haha, thats totally true about elastica! God, discovering wire later blew my mind though. fly in the ointment, pink flag. I wound up spending way more time with wire and way more money on them than I ever did elastica. But good point, I had forgotten those were still sore points for people, and rightly so. But you know, I was a dumb american from pennsylvania with no money and a radio, so I didn't know at the time.
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Hey Dan. Ah - hey - you weren't to know then! Spoke to Graham from Wire about it. But yeah - Wire... That is a band!

It was a treasure for me to discover Three Girl Rhumba, and it opened up a whole new world for me. Seeing Wire in cambridge at the middle east is a treasured memory. They seemed to be having a lot of fun playing and the audience was appreciative. Not as big a tour as they deserved, I imagined, but it was such an eye opener to see world famous artists that I respected doing a small tour like that. Helped me to recalibrate my own expectations.

Oh, just read your post, reminds me of talking to Laetitia Sonami about Imogen Heap. One of Laetitia's friends who works with Heap was trying to say how great a person she was, and Laetitia wouldn't have it, the only time I heard her talk ill of someone else. Heap never gave her any credit for all her work on a data glove.
Avatar 4:02am

Hallooooo fellow zombies!
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Morning Fox!

Haven't heard that Tegan and Sara song in ages. Thanks! (yes I'm a bit late)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am
Hugo (NL):


Signed in properly now. Tegan and Sara. Great track.
Diezel Tea:

Good morning. I hope the quarantine ain't affecting your love and necessity for FMU. In Armenia, everyone in our major cities is closed except for food and pharmacies. Haha, you need to print out or hand write a piece of paper documenting why you're out of your house, where you're going, why, and when you'll return. At least we live in in a village so our fears of infection are rather low. My BIL visiting from China loves your show, Sinead.
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Hi Diezel! Great. I think that is how it should be everywhere. Some people are not taking it seriously enough. Ah :) Hi to your friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14am
Craig in MoTown:

Morning listeners. Sounds great Sinead.

HELLO WORLD. may everyone be another day closer to "nice"

Diezel, have you seen the data from Kinsa on healthweather.us? It's very encouraging for these kinds of quarantine efforts. The us response has been very haphazard, but a lot of people have been voluntarily distancing all over the us, and it seems to have changed things noticeably. Encouraging for people in small communities who wonder if their efforts are making any difference. It's not complete because it doesn't really speak to what the impact will still be on the health systems, but it is nice to see daily updated info on the effects of changes without being able to see real covid-19 testing happening.
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Morning Annette! Morning Craig! It's a re-run but I am hanging out with yis here from my place in Brooklyn! :)

Oh, man, driving on 9. sends me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24am
Hugo (NL):

ah this is such a good song. Love the original by Eds redeeming qualities as well.
Avatar 4:27am

Metric - fuck yeah!
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most favorite band in the world
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28am
van chinski:

Loving this
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the whole album "fantasies" is a masterpiece
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as is their newest one "art of doubt"
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love metric so, so much
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Fontaines are next!
Diezel Tea:

@dan_vallejo I don't live in the us though. I have family there so I'll pass it on, thanks.

I was thinking of an analogy, and think it holds water - The Hold Steady are like the '98 Ford Taurus of rock n roll.
Diezel Tea:

Thanks for the Black Midi! Those are some serious dudes.
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Diezel Tea - yeah. Black Midi are phenomenal musicians! They really push the boundaries. Fascinating to watch live.
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also a very nice song by pj
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48am
Craig in MoTown:

Another good reminder why you should dust off the violin.
Avatar 4:54am

Sinead, can I be terribly rude and ask you to maybe name 3-5 of your favourite artists of the year so far that we can check out during this vexing time?

Diezel, I know you're in armenia, I just meant to say that we're in the dark here as well, but there is this company that sold bluetooth thermometers for years that has been putting up their numbers. Turns out staying at home makes a difference, even though right now it doesn't feel like it. Or at least their data seems to imply so. Anyway, it's worth digging into because I think it's representative. Things might still go all to hell here, but this is real time data that can be observed from day to day to see the outcome of a real scattershot attempt to physically isolate.

I think it also matches what you described, in the states it's more like the cities are isolating (there's some good videos of san francisco right now that show it like a ghost town) and for people in the smaller towns who may not be isolating as much, it seems like the data reflects that it's also good news for them. It sounds like you guys there are somewhat like us in the states.



and honestly, I suppose the vallejo in my name explains why I am thinking about it in this way. It's very blue-collar, and though I am working from home, many people here don't have the option untill the government steps in, and it seems many people aren't willing to default on all their debts and hope for the government to step in later.
Avatar 5:24am

Hello Sinead and greetings
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Hi Davee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37am
van chinski:

YES. Take California.

Oh man, take california.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46am
Haiku Henry:

Good morning Sinead! Weird to be saying hi on the accu, and not in person. Hope you are well!
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Clay Pigeon:

Hi Sinead! You sound great!!! Miss ya here at the station. Hey Haiku Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52am
van chinski:

this is swell
Colin in Durham, England:

Damn I missed it again. My routine’s all gone to pot now.
Diezel Tea:

Great set Sinead. Next week, can we hear some Obits?
Avatar 5:57am

Hey Shea! Check out Sports Team, Mush and Germanium. For a bit of a fun - check out Warlords of Pez. They were an inventive, hilarious group from Dublin. So much fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58am
van chinski:

Great show, thx!
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Awww thanks Sinead, you wee legend. Look after yourself!
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Thanks Shea. You too!!
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Thanks Van Chinski. Thanks Diezel Tea!
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Hi Colin. Now worries. It wa a re-run but hope to have a pre-recorded show for you next week! :)
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Hi Claaaaaay!! Hi Haiku Henry! Miss yous too! Be safe!
Colin in Durham, England:

Hello Gateshead
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