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Options August 9, 2020: Don't Break the Mailman!

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
Bob Mould  Send Me a Postcard   Options Sunshine Rock  Merge Records    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Box Tops  The Letter   Options The Letter / Neon Rainbow  Bell Records    0:02:23 (Pop‑up)
Aztec Camera  We Could Send Letters   Options High Land, Hard Rain  Rough Trade Records    0:04:13 (Pop‑up)
Lee Dorsey  I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter   Options Working In The Coal Mine - Holy Cow  Rev-Ola Records    0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Peter Tosh & the Wailers  Give Me a Ticket (The Letter)   Options Single  Tempa    0:12:29 (Pop‑up)
Brian Dewan  The Letter   Options Tells the Story  Bar/None Records    0:15:02 (Pop‑up)
The Mekons  Letter's in the Post   Options The Mekons Story 1977-1982  CNT Productions    0:17:39 (Pop‑up)
Dion McGregor  Don't Break the Mailman   Options Dion McGregor Dreams Again  Tzadik Records    0:19:01 (Pop‑up)
The Flaming Lips  Lightning Strikes the Postman   Options Clouds Taste Metallic  Warner Bros.    0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Linda Thompson  Shoot Out the Lights   Options Shoot Out the Lights  Hannibal Records    0:24:24 (Pop‑up)
Thundercat  Existential Dread   Options It Is What It Is  Brainfeeder Records  *   0:29:39 (Pop‑up)
Destroyer  Song for America   Options Kaputt  Merge Records    0:31:23 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The B-52's 

Follow Your Bliss   Options

Cosmic Thing 

Reprise Records 

 

0:35:06 (Pop‑up)
Strange Magic  Look at the Sky   Options Melatonin Doomsday Blues  via his Bandcamp page    0:41:25 (Pop‑up)
Shocking Blue  I'll Write Your Name Through the Fire   Options At Home  Repertoire Records    0:45:57 (Pop‑up)
The Feminine Complex  It's Magic   Options Livin' Love  Modern Harmonic  *   0:48:48 (Pop‑up)
Soccer Mommy  Drive   Options Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series  via her Bandcamp page    0:55:10 (Pop‑up)
Prince  Manic Monday   Options Originals  NPG Records    0:56:18 (Pop‑up)
Joe Tex  Funny How Time Slips Away   Options The Soul of the Memphis Boys (V/A)  Ace Records   *   0:58:55 (Pop‑up)
Albert Ayler  New Generation   Options New Grass  Third Man Records  *   1:02:07 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The B-52's 

Follow Your Bliss   Options

Cosmic Thing 

Reprise Records 

 

1:07:14 (Pop‑up)
Home Blitz  Final Decay   Options All Through the Year  Sophomore Lounge  *   1:16:31 (Pop‑up)
Algebra Mothers  Modern Noise   Options Strawberry Cheesecake 7"  Third Man Records  *   1:21:48 (Pop‑up)
Painted Doll  Hidden Hand   Options Painted Doll  Tee Pee Records    1:24:51 (Pop‑up)
The Left Outsides  Naming Shadows Was Your Existence   Options A Place to Hide  Feeding Tube / Cardinal Fuzz  *   1:27:08 (Pop‑up)
Juliana Barwick  Inspirit   Options Healing Is a Miracle  Ninja Tune  *   1:31:10 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The B-52's 

Follow Your Bliss   Options

Cosmic Thing 

Reprise Records 

 

1:35:03 (Pop‑up)
Vivian Girls  Lake House   Options Share the Joy  Polyvinyl Record Co.    1:41:33 (Pop‑up)
The Soft Boys  Underwater Moonlight   Options Underwater Moonlight (re-reissue)  Matador Records    1:43:50 (Pop‑up)
Woods  Time Fading Lines   Options At Echo Lake  Woodsist Records    1:48:07 (Pop‑up)
The Extra Lens  Tug on the Line   Options Undercard  Merge Records    1:51:53 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The B-52's 

Follow Your Bliss   Options

Cosmic Thing 

Reprise Records 

 

1:55:28 (Pop‑up)
Catholic Block  Time Future Time Past   Options We Fail  Maple Death Records  *   1:56:51 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm chresti:

Hi Therese and company!
Avatar 6:02pm RobinSays:

Wow! Such a good cover. Somehow "send me an email" just doesn't have the same effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Marley P. Dogg:

Speaking of post cards, I’m writing postcards for this group if anyone is looking for something easy to do for the election postcardstoswingstates.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Therese:

Hello, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm mariano:

Good afternoon Therese, Crew, everyone.
  6:07pm Faux Jean:

This would seem to fit the theme https://martindevaney.bandcamp.com/track/nobody-writes-letters-anymore
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Therese, everyone!
  6:10pm Carmichael:

Heya Therese and ear users. Sweltering in place ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Michael in Montclair:

Hello Therese, WFMU skeleton crew, and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Yes:

hello sunday friends
  6:11pm sufferwords:

Yes- save the p.o. boxes of America
Avatar 6:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dear Therese Program,

I don't know when you'll receive this - as the Mail is under political attack by the Drumpf Administration ahead of the election in which voting by mail will be critical in getting democratic representation in the electoral college.
But I just wanted to say it's always a pleasure & a privilege to listen.

- Sincerely, RevRab
  6:12pm Jett:

It's all about the letters @Therese Hope you are doing well.
  6:16pm Jett:

@Rev Rabbity as a retired USPS worker, I think you're putting yourself in a pretty crappy position, I know just how unreliable and incompetent the Post Office is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm anne:

I happen to be making cards to give/mail away right now.
Avatar 6:24pm Joe B:

Hi Therese, show sounding great
Avatar 6:27pm Joe B:

"I know just how unreliable and incompetent the Post Office is." under attack from someone 100 x's more unreliable and incompetent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm chresti:

Wicked set, Therese!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm Handy Haversack:

What chresti said!

Hey, chresti, Joe B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm mariano:

Funny how organizations seem to perform worse and worse when they're systematically stripped of funding and support while being openly derided and attacked. It's like breaking someone's leg before a race then saying "See? Told you they couldn't run worth a damn."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Therese:

DING DING! We have a winner! Congratulations to @Joe B, you win a year's supply of Turtle Wax and bragging rights.
Avatar 6:29pm Jennica:

Just arrived a wee bit ago. What a great show. Hi all.
Avatar 6:29pm Joe B:

@mariano - nailed it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Handy Haversack:

How did it go yesterday, Jennica? All sorted?
  6:30pm Carmichael:

Yes!!
Avatar 6:30pm Joe B:

Hey Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm chresti:

Hi Handy!
Avatar 6:32pm Jennica:

Handy! Thanks so much. I’m proud of the whole entire transition. It went well. I’m still unpacking. Cleaned the old place better than a pro this morn’ I’m very happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Therese:

@Jennica- you moved in the middle of this madness?! I am impressed...
Avatar 6:35pm Jennica:

Therese. Thanks. Yeah. I live in Frederick, MD. All precautions were taken, with a side of bleach.
Avatar 6:35pm John from Madison:

Hi guys
Avatar 6:35pm Jennica:

Hi JfM
  6:36pm Jett:

There's a lot of truth to that. @mariano Clearly unreliable. Too many a-holes in big positions that haven't got a clue what they are doing!
  6:40pm Jett:

My power was out for four days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Therese! Sending love and regards from north of New York City.
Avatar 6:41pm John from Madison:

Hey Jenn, congrats on your move..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Therese:

@Jett- Ugh, four days?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Therese:

Hey there, @Ken FHP!
Avatar 6:43pm Jennica:

Thank you, JfM!
Avatar 6:45pm Frank Verplanck:

Well, in spite of everything, Therese is on the radio so for the moment all is well.
Avatar 6:46pm Joe B:

nice find re Strange Magic
  6:47pm Jett:

Pretty bad! ...and I'm in Queens
  6:48pm Jett:

At least listening to @Therese is always a bright spot to the week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Handy Haversack:

Way to go, Jennica! Congrats! ami ad will be glad to hear, too!
  6:50pm Jett:

That "Feminine Complex" album is a nice record.
Avatar 6:50pm RobinSays:

There's a few downed trees in my Queens neighborhood. They all look like they just fell on the sidewalk, not on any homes. That's about all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Rtintera:

This Cover is a blessing
Avatar 6:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

USPS should have been Socialized long long ago.
Shocking - but maybe not everything is about making profits for someone on the top of a Corporate pyramid scheme. Maybe some things are for the People. With less & less support all the time the USPS has been accepted as reliable enuff to deliver ID's, medicines, IRS forms ....even Drumpf's own mail in ballots matter of fact...
Avatar 6:55pm Jennica:

Handy. Thanks so much. You know it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Therese:

Stole this one from the Three Chord Monte program!
Avatar 6:57pm Linda Lee:

thanks for a very nice vibration, Therese! much appreciated!
  6:59pm Jett:

@Rev Rabbit Well, that is the story in a nutshell. There's many guys at the top making the big bucks but not doing anything to improve things, and they always make the wrong decisions when they do.
Avatar 6:59pm northguineahills:

I love hearing Prince's versions of songs he wrote for others, or allowed others to record....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Dave in Vermont:

they're only making the wrong decisions from most people's perspectives- for themselves they are the right decisions
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Therese:

It's like the Kobayashi Maru test, IRL. There's no way to pass, but you do learn a lot about one's character.
  7:03pm Jett:

No, they have invested in bad equipment, when something works well, they usually do away with it. The main problem is these higher ups don't know anything about delivering mail. Maybe if they consulted with the people actually doing the work it would improve.
Avatar 7:04pm John from Madison:

Gottarun, be safe people see you in the am with Clay..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Therese:

Thanks for checking in, @JfM!
  7:07pm Jett:

All the best! @JohnFromMadison
Avatar 7:07pm northguineahills:

This is part of the oft derised late period of Albert Ayler's career (and as Therese has demonstrated, an ill-founded opinion). Thanks, Therese, rarely hear this record! Back to work!
  7:11pm Jett:

1969 Feminine Complex album @Therese
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm chresti:

Solar powered lights:
waka-waka.com
  7:28pm Jett:

High powered excellence in broadcasting! @Therese❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm chresti:

(I was in the shower when you were talking about being without power) @Therese^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Therese:

@chresti I was expecting some sort of Fozzie Bear content at that link, which would have been fine, though not as useful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm chresti:

Haha, not sure what Fozzie Bear is.
  7:32pm Jett:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fozzie_Bear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Therese:

Beat me to the punch, Jett.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm chresti:

Ha, thanks Jett!
  7:35pm Jett:

It's all good my wonderful friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Handy Haversack:

We're sitting outside and sweating our way to the sunset with you, Therese. Every time I get up to poke a button on this confounded machine so it won't turn off, the dog steals my seat. At least the mosquitoes have died down some. Some.

But the tunes are cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Therese:

@Handy- your dog sounds a lot like the cat that is sheltering in place with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Handy Haversack:

He was partially raised by cats, Therese.
  7:42pm Jett:

Beirut always gets hit when there is unrest. Very beautiful place, but always getting destroyed. Sad! I like Peter Sarstedt- "Beirut" check it out sometime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Therese:

@Handy HA! Cats are always the boss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Handy Haversack:

Kate and I are just glad they give us a shelf in the fridge.
  7:45pm Jett:

Love this Soft Boys song! Classic, Robyn Hitchcock is the man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm chresti:

*sigh* I miss sharing my domicile with cats, damn it. I was raised by cats, partially, as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm PMD:

Yay! I recognized the voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Handy Haversack:

Can you not have them where you are, chresti?
Avatar 7:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

International Cat Day 8th August
...good sense to put it under Leo...
  7:51pm Jett:

It's funny, cats love me, if I visit someone with cats, the cats gravitate to me. I'm allergic to them, but I still have great affection for them. My ex- girlfriend's cat used to love to sleep on my foot.
  7:54pm Jett:

Thanks for another great show. @Therese You're wonderful. Be safe my lovely friend. Catch you next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

Handy, Franco is allergic to cats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chaos_in_la_la:

Aww, The Extra Glenns have such a sweet tone..I was just thinking about them recently. I enjoy staying up to date with John D on fb..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Handy Haversack:

Ah, I understand, chresti.

Got late so quick! Thanks, Therese -- great show. Glad to have been here. Thanks, Ruth and Olivia!

Be well, all. See you later on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

Thanks Therese! Thanks Olivia and Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm PMD:

Thanks Therese!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm DonJuanTijuana:

Another AMAZING show Therese!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chaos_in_la_la:

Ah, I see, the extra Lens!
g'day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm radioronan:

Thanks Therese and skeleton crew..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Therese:

Thanks for checking in, everyone! Stay safe, see you all next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for delivering a great show tonight, Therese, through rain or wind or heat of summer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm mariano:

Thank you Therese, thank you Crew, bye all!
Avatar 8:00pm Jennica:

Thanks T
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm BVP:

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