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Playlist for 09 September 2015 Options | Fried Vocals

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Circle  Kavelen Luiden Paalla   Options Pharaoh Overlord 
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Achim Reichel  Cosmic Vibration - An Afternoon Concert   Options Die Grune Reise / Ehrolung 
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  0:10:56 ()
Chrome  Eyes on Mars   Options Now That's What I Call Music! 1979: Nick Name's 2015 Marathon Premium 
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Nina Hagen  Unbeschreiblich Weiblich   Options NDW: Aus Grauer Stade Muaren - Die Neue Deutsche Welle 1977-1985 
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Patti Smith  Ask the Angels   Options Radio Ethiopia 
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Les Trucs  Fuchs Frisst Weltraum   Options Fettkakao Sampler 2014 
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Hedningarna  Joupolle Joutunut   Options Kaksi! 
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Kanaku Y El Tigre  Quema Quema Quema   Options Title Track 
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Matias Aguayo  Ay Ay Ay   Options Title Track 
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Gunter Schickert  Rabe in der Nacht   Options Kinder in Der Wildnis 
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Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast  Tael of a Saeghors   Options Garage D'Or 
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Buffalo Daughter  Daisy   Options Shaggy Head Dressers 
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The Blitzoids  Theme from a Summer Place   Options What is Truth? Vol 2      1:02:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Theme from a Summer Place         1:05:40 ()
Noah Creshevsky  Tomomi Adachi Redux II   Options Hyperrealist Music 2011-2015 
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Dokaka  Dance Dance Dance   Options Human Interfact 
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  1:17:28 ()
Fat Freddy  Theme 10 From the Untitled Album   Options Exploratory Music from Portugal 05      1:19:34 ()
Matmos  Tunnel   Options The Marriage of True Minds 
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  1:25:20 ()
Eddie and the Hot Rods  Do Anything You Wanna Do   Options  
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  1:31:14 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Ex Orkest 
Lale Guma   Options At Bimhuis 
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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages  The Claw   Options Under the Savage Sky 
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Terry Gibbs Dream Band  The Claw   Options Volume Two - The Sundown Sessions 
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Rufus Harley  Chim Chim Cheree   Options Courage: The Atlantic Recordings 
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People Like Us  On The Rooftops of London   Options Session for 'Mixing It' from the Beeb, Feb 2007 
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R. Stevie Moore  Pedestrian Hop   Options Recommended Records Sampler #1 (Glitter 2-LP Set) 
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  Sailing By    
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AR & The Machines  As If I Had Seen All This Before   Options Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-1983 Vol II 
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Luna Park Ensemble  Scrambled Suite   Options Welcome to Dreamland, Another Japan (Various Artists) 
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Foetus  Warm Leatherette   Options Found in Translation: Liz Berg's 2015 WFMU Marathon Premium 
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John Corigliano  Second Hallucination   Options Altered States Soundtrack 
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Boots Randolph  Yakety Sax   Options  
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George Michael  Careless Whisper   Options  
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Roxy Pain  Careless Whisper Super Inggo Mix   Options  
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Peter Wahlback  Baby Animal   Options       2:57:43 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 6:10am -Ken:

Morning friends!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 6:12am Jack Tourette:

Good morning Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 6:13am -Ken:

Since you're the first one here Jack, would you like to request a GIF?
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 6:16am Jack Tourette:

I was going to request a surfing meerkat, but a surfing elephant will do just fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 6:18am -Ken:

I have a lot of Meerkat GIFs but no surfing ones..
  Wed. 9/9/15 8:11am Jack:

So that's why my upstairs toilet is clogged! RATS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 8:43am Marcel M:

Morning Ken and friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 8:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Wednesday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:00am redkayak:

Howdy all!
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:02am Sarah:

Good morning! This is helping my Wednesday immensely.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:04am bbell:

Guten tag!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:04am Yvang:

Buenos dias a todos!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:05am groucho:

Good Morning. My thumb hurts
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:10am -Ken:

Hi again everybody! I have a brand new copy of Andy Breckman's board game, "Who Tooted" with me today. I'm so proud of him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:10am Marcel M:

@Ken: I have one too!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:11am Okasa:

Good Morning. My Islets of Langerhans hurts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:11am MD:

Hello my wonderfully crazy freeform radio maniacs!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:12am Okasa:

I ordered my copy of "Who Tooted" yesterday. I cannot wait until that package arrives on my door step.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:12am Marcel M:

@Ken: Do you notice the only review is from a certain Andrew R. Breckman???

And if you look you can also see his public wish list. A lot of stuff about substance abuse on there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:13am Marcel M:

Since he is a teetotaler I imagine its for sponsoring someone... an idea that I find scary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:13am -Ken:

I know Marcel and I even emailed him and told him to make his public wish list private. Jaysuss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:13am -Ken:

Oh geez, I should take down that link. I feel bad. I know I shouldn't. but I do.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:14am Losermom:

I wish I could comment on my WFMU droid app because I have to go drive somewhere. Dammit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:14am Marcel M:

His review of his own thing is very cute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:14am -Ken:

You can Losermom. Just dont comment and drive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:15am Marcel M:

I still cannot believe the thing is real.... I thought it was a gag until the very last minute... from the moment you guys started saying Uncle Andy's Toys...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:18am Vivian:

Maybe if someone gets Andy a copy of 'Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving', it will help him overcome his substance abuse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:19am Webhamster Henry:

I'm glad Andy got his toy biz off the ground. He really wanted another income stream, since royalties from Rat Race are getting thin. Hey, How about an Andy Film Fest at Monty Hall?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:19am -Ken:

What song is this a cover of or homage to?!! Patti Smith?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:20am steve:

sounds like Ask the Angels?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:20am Webhamster Henry:

It's how she's pregnant and doesn't want kids, inc case that's a clue.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:21am Losermom:

Maybe I just didn't try hard enough! I'll wait until I get to Staples.
I got my first copy of this song when I was in Germany. Brings back awesome memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:21am -Ken:

That's it Steve, thank you!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:28am Dr. Goot:

Morning, that Trump GIF is the bee's knees!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:28am cee:

it's wednesday you guys. we made it!
     Wed. 9/9/15 9:30am Listener Robert:

If it weren't for the sign, I'd've thought that was Michael Moore rather than Trump.
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:31am herb.nyc:

Who Tooted comes w/Family Pee Jar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:32am Ken From Hyde Park:

The new schedule looks fair and balanced. Can you divulge what happens on Dan Bodah's new show (music, talk, call-in, etc.)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:32am bobdoesthings:

good morning! cool WFMU header gif thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:34am -Ken:

Dan B's new show "Vocal Fry" will be unusual types of vocal musics.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:34am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Just in time for Hedningarna! Hey everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Very good, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:36am bobdoesthings:

@ken - will he do the whole show with an exaggerated 'vocal fry' ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:36am maestroso:

Hedningarna. Giving me chills.
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:38am jan:

Unsure if "who tooted" was a joke or not, upon googling the phrase I saw the video for the game. One of the kids playing wore a WFMU tee-shirt. Difficult to say if the game will be the next "Candyland".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:40am -Ken:

If not the next Candyland or Monopoly, then at least the next 'Hungry Hippos."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:41am Marcel M:

@jan: That "kid" is the son of Breckman
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:42am Marcel M:

Morning Bob
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 9:43am bobdoesthings:

heyyy there marcel
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:44am Cecile:

I missed hedningarna, but ay ay ay!
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:45am berlusconi's nose:

Sounds like Bobby McPheramon
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 9:48am AnAnonymousParty:

www.roadsideamerica.com...
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:49am Cecile:

Mr C - "what is this? Heino if he went beat poet?"
  Wed. 9/9/15 9:49am Cecile:

Also, how about Boy (go) by the Golden Palominos?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 9:58am Cecile:

Did I break the comments?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:01am Cecile:

someone's knocking at the door, someone's ringing a bell...
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 10:02am Dr. Goot:

Sister Suzie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:03am Cecile:

Phil and Don
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:03am Webhamster Henry:

I hope Vicki hears this version of A Summer Place....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:04am Webhamster Henry:

I guess you could follow it with In The Waking
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:05am bobdoesthings:

piece of hot meat?!
     Wed. 9/9/15 10:06am Listener Robert:

I never recalled seeing the term "vocal fry" before the listing of it on the coming schedule. Then last night on bellgab.com, someone referred David Paulides's voice as being a vocal fry.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:08am Sam:

I thought she had her heart set on Reed.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:09am Gina K:

RISD? I teach there, we are big fans of WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:09am bobdoesthings:

@listener robert- The "vocal fry" became a whole "thing" on news/internets for awhile.. sort of unfairly portraying it as a plague that hit female culture over the past decade.. I think there was some NYT article or something..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:10am steve:

big yay for return of Dan Bodah
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:10am bobdoesthings:

@listenerorbert - I think radiolab or this american life did an episode on it.. for what its worth
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:10am Cecile:

Bite me, Ken
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:10am Sam:

Vocal fry is a huge problem that afflicts an enormous percentage of the college age population.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:11am Cecile:

Hahahah. No, but really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:12am Webhamster Henry:

Maybe it's like Southern accents on airline pilots or Spanish lisping: emulation of some role model!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:13am JakeGould:

As long as Dan Bodah’s show doesn’t feature uptalke or vocal frying, I’m okay with it.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 10:13am cee:

this tomomi adachi redux is making me feel some type of way
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:13am Webhamster Henry:

Me, I can't talk about arithmetic without sounding like Bob Dorough!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:14am -Ken:

There have been a whole batch or NPR shows on vocal fry, upspeak and other new styles of speaking that a lot of people find highly annoying. Me, I'm OK with both, as long as they dont use the word 'impact' as a verb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:14am JakeGould:

@Ken: Apropos to animated GIFs, here is Higgins from “Magnum P.I” dancing. magnum-mania.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:15am JakeGould:

Ooops, I said “uptalke” when I really meant “uptalké”.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:16am -Ken:

Gina K - email me at ken at wfmu dot org OK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:17am -Ken:

Upspeak Jake, Upspeak. Ending all sentences with the infection of a question? Even when it's not a question? like this? this is upspeak?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:18am Rick from SC:

I knew it was just a matter of time before we heard Dokaka. Yeay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:19am Marcel M:

That Noah Creshevsky was great
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:19am Cecile:

Upspeak is way more annoying to me than vocal fry
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:20am -Ken:

I'm with you Cecile?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:21am JakeGould:

@Ken: So I will be doing laundry, I think? Then enjoy a bit of sun, maybe? I dunno. But you know, upspeak and uptalk? I think they are both casual ways of saying, high rising terminal? “The origins of HRT remain uncertain. Anecdotal evidence places the conception of the American English variety on the West Coast – anywhere from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest.” en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:21am Marcel M:

@Jake: All of those could have been questions!
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:22am Cecile:

Henry, a lot of flight training schools are in the south. I also asked a young Minnesotan USAF pilot trainee if it was true every pilot learned a southern accent there and he laughed and said yeah. Sort of like all anchors with the Midwestern accent
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:22am Cecile:

Whatever, Ken, ya know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:23am common:

stop that unspeaking. too early.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 10:25am Dr. Goot:

Got any tunes by Fat Freddy's cat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is it the opposite of how Eeyore talks? The pitch drops lower in a sorrowful way.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:28am Sam:

Upspeak comes from a either a desire to avoid conflict or a lack of confidence, you don't want to sound too firm or too sure; by making it sound like a question you're indicating that what you're saying is just your opinion and others could disagree. You even see it when a young professional is making a big presentation, everything sounds kind of like a question and he's looking around for signs everyone's on board with where he's going. Very similar is saying "like" every other word, it's a way of hedging, not being too assertive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:28am Webhamster Henry:

At any rate, an all vocal show is a welcome addition to the schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:29am JakeGould:

@MarcelM: I don’t think so?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:29am Marcel M:

When I was a kid I said like all the time but my father traumatized me into stopping. Now, I'm thankful he did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:30am Polyus:

Ken! I finally saw Love & Mercy last weekend. But my head has been a non-stop medley of BB songs all week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:32am MD:

You'll get so lonely....maybe it's betta that way!!!
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:32am Cecile:

I have no problem with tone policing. Just as long as it's not legally binding and and I can tell them to go screw themselves.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:33am losermom:

Wow awesome drive. Now I
know why I never figured out how to comment on my droid and it's because I'm always in a trance when I listen to WFMU in my car.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:33am Cecile:

MD it's such a refreshing song. An anthem for me when I was young.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:34am Cecile:

Also, you are observing traffic safety, which is #1
Avatar    Wed. 9/9/15 10:34am Roberto:

Masturbear...lovely.
Avatar    Wed. 9/9/15 10:35am Roberto:

Thanks EFD, I needed that!
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:37am Sam:

There's an ugly history of language policing and people being ridiculed for the way they talked, or banned from speaking their native language or dialect, so even though it's tempting to want to tell people not to speak certain ways, it seems fundamentally wrong.
Avatar    Wed. 9/9/15 10:37am Bronwyn Bishop:

Nina Hagen and Matmos, nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:38am MD:

@ Cecile...I always think of a cassette that Rob Weisberg gave out...for a marathon...It was called "Skinny Ties..." I got it and played the hell out of it then it broke...And I sent a blank tape to Rob and he replaced it for me! This was the years before CD's Of course...:0
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:38am bobdoesthings:

@marcel - your dad made me stop saying "like" when we were younger too! haha.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:38am Sam:

Push that envelope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:39am Marcel M:

@Bob: hah! Yeah he hated it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:39am MD:

Ken...Talk about Black Holes!!! With Andy...Not now!!!
     Wed. 9/9/15 10:40am Listener Robert:

Experimental? 7SD is ALWAYS experimental. I once asked you if it was fair when I described it to people as an experimental comedy program, you said yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:40am rsj:

why did ken just say ronald rump?
i had not thought of him for hours...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:40am Webhamster Henry:

this 7-second concept is like the "translate the ad from the Village Voice over and over" and "use the phone company translation service" shows of the (distant) past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:42am Greg from ZONE 5:

YES! Can't WAIT for that show…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:46am -Ken:

I will be sure to bring up Black Holes tonight.
     Wed. 9/9/15 10:46am Listener Robert:

Once I hear examples of vocal fry, will they then go on to vocal boil, vocal bake, vocal broil, etc.?
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:47am Claw!:

Hey! It's my theme song! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:48am bobdoesthings:

This American Life - vocal fry - Chapter 2.. freedom fries - www.thisamericanlife.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:48am Polyus:

Vocal fondue seems to be making a comeback.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:48am MD:

Or Maybe Steven Hawking Talking to Steven Hawking at a strip club...He loves those places!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:50am rsj:

ok, now i see why, nice gif
still not sure about the fascination with ronald rump and black holes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:50am MD:

The Trump stuff gives me LSD Flashbacks!!!
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:51am jan:

Ken: Congratulations on your daughter going to RISD! Unless you wanted your daughter to be a DR or Lawyer, that is. She must be very talented. I'm sure you know from our community how respected the school is.
  Wed. 9/9/15 10:53am Gilbert Gottfried:

When will everyone start talking like me? That won't be annoying at all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:53am common:

rufus!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 10:54am Hot Mess:

Sounds like "My Favorite Things's" little bro
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 10:54am Marcel M:

I was thinking that too Hot Mess... like the Coltrane version
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:57am -Ken:

Thank you Jan! I loved RISD when I dropped her off there last weekend. Seems like a great place. And one of ther best art supply stores i've ever seen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 10:58am MD:

Dick Van Dyke!!! I almost wrote Dyke Van Dick!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:00am Mike East:

@Ken - my wife is still talking about the show you did with your daughter discussing what schools she would go to...though she's referring to it like she heard it on NPR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:01am Sue P.:

I thought there was going to be some Jean-Luc Ponty here today...ha.
     Wed. 9/9/15 11:03am Listener Robert:

Basement? I thought the record library was upstairs.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:04am the Canterbury wood-elf:

My improv collective Children of the Drone got played on "Mixing It" once, a piece involving several "groan tubes". It was our only media appearance. And then the programme got cancelled a few weeks later..
     Wed. 9/9/15 11:04am Listener Robert:

Especially since your block has been shown to be flood-prone.
     Wed. 9/9/15 11:05am Listener Robert:

But then, you've had roof problems too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:05am redkayak:

This is awesome....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:06am -Ken:

Oh My God. I found Jean-Luc Ponty's "Imaginary Voyage" LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:07am JakeGould:

Oh my God? Ken found Jean-Luc Ponty’s “Imaginary Voyage” LP? Yay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:07am -Ken:

I can't do it.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:08am Hot Mess:

Sounds like Miles Davis' cover of "Me Ol' Bamboo". Really slow and smoth.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:09am Sam:

I'd love to hear "Boy for sale" mixed in there
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:09am -Ken:

Turns out I already played a track from Jean-Luc Pnty's Imaginary Voyage in 2013. phew.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:11am the Canterbury wood-elf:

I heard "Oom Pah Pah" for the first time since my childhood, at about 5am at a festival on Monday while I was trying to sleep. And now this. Weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:11am Parq:

Following the discussion on upspeak (didn't know there was a name for it) with interest. Yes, it drives me crazy too. I've also noted the distinction between the low-pitched vocal fry, and its feathery high-pitched cousin, which Lake Bell calls the sexy baby. The thing I haven't found anybody noting is the constant mangling of vowels. It's not sexy baby, for instance, it's sixy beebee. And the maddeningly overused "Amazing" is more and more often rendered as "imeezing".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:14am -Ken:

Terry Gross did two great episodes of Fresh Air about Upspeak and Vocal Fry.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:14am maja:

I heard a piece of a musical I sang in !!! As a kid
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:15am Webhamster Henry:

"I cawwwn staeyen it!" - Lina Lamont
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:15am AnAnonymousParty:

Could you follow "Imaginary Voyage" with "Imaginary Day"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

My cousin was a speech pathologist at a public school in Texas. One time, she was describing upspeak to me.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:16am maja:

What a day
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:17am Sam:

We had a gigeeanic amounna snow last winner
     Wed. 9/9/15 11:18am Listener Robert:

I thought upspeak was Pittsburghian, or maybe Baltimorean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:18am Parq:

A friend once said that she listened to examples of vocal fry on Youtube and found it nothing but normal talking. This was on Facebook, but I've no doubt she pronounces it "nermal tokking".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:18am common:

imaginary voyage was always playing in my house when i was a lad...for some reason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:18am JakeGould:

@Parq: Amazing?
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:19am Zorak:

Are Vocal Fry baby vocals?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:19am Webhamster Henry:

Could WFMU have an R. Stevie stream?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:19am Parq:

JakeGould, tootily.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:19am brak:

No, it's that annoying way you talk, Zorak.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:20am Sam:

Oh Madon, you gotta try this mootzarell
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:22am JakeGould:

@Parq: Seriously. What you said about YouTube and your friend watching the video is funny. Growing up in Brooklyn and coming from an immigrant family I have no Brooklyn accent; although I have some accent but that is another story. Anyway, I was constantly harassed as a kid from other kids and even teachers for “Not talking right.”
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:25am MarieD:

Hey there! I thought the Terri Gross show did not discuss the history of vocal fry and ____. Not sure what kind of historical data could be used--scholarly discussions, films, radio, but it seems to me that, within the US, at least, these are relatively new phenomena. Or, like, did they say that and did I like totally miss it...? And if they are totally new then they would be totally socially caused and not totally socially sanctioned, right? Oh, and hey, anything associated with youth and sexiness would tend to become popular, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:26am maestroso:

Totally lost the web (mp3) stream...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:26am JakeGould:

@Parq: Because of my supposedly “non-normal” accent the school decided I should be in a “speech class.” Only three kids in that class: A Puerto Rican boy with crossed eyes and some palsy, a cute deaf girl with pigtails and me… A white blonde haired blue eyed kid of immigrants. And the only reason the only African-American kid in the class who I usually got lumped in with wasn’t in the class? He “spoke normal.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:28am -Ken:

Anybody else lose the MP3 stream just now?
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:28am AnAnonymousParty:

No.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:28am Parq:

What's really confounding is how this accent has become a national one. When my daughter started college in '08, by the time she was there a month, she had made friends with young women from Texas, Massachusetts and the middle Atlantic, among other locales. All of them spoke in that accent exactly.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:29am Sam:

Not me, I'm going Popup baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:30am JakeGould:

@Parq: Maybe it is because we live in a more fragmented and self-selecting society so adopting an accept is a way to be a part of a wider social group?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:30am Lizardner Dave:

I'm on popup, no issues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:31am -Ken:

MarieD - The interesting thing to me about the Fresh Air discussion on Vocal Fry was that it is now a generational thing - younger people seem to think that Vocal Fry makes you sound SMART, or so the linguists on that show argued.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:31am JakeGould:

Stream works on my iPhone from the app. But will say the stereo stream seemed to taking longer to buffer than normal. But that could just be my 4G LET connection.

Also, the sky is falling… Tomorrow… In the form of rain. For a few hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:32am maestroso:

The stream is back now.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:32am Sam:

Smart? Ha! As if. It makes you sound ditzy.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:33am AnAnonymousParty:

If only the younger generation had actual smart people to talk to . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:33am JakeGould:

@maestroso: The sun just disappeared! Is this the end of days? Wait… Coming back. Phew. Just a cloud.
     Wed. 9/9/15 11:36am Listener Robert:

Seems all the covers of "Warm Leatherette" miss the point of the irony in the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:38am Jeff:

That's not The Normal, that sounds like The PARAnormal.

Get it? Get it? Get it?

Sorry.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:39am the Canterbury wood-elf:

@Ken As any Shipping Forecast fan can tell you, it's "Sailing By", not "Sailing On"
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:39am Parq:

Never heard that Leatherette cover. Sinister, in a cool way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:40am JakeGould:

@Jeff: More like “The ABnormal.” Wakka wakka.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:41am Webhamster Henry:

Corigliano!: www.echonyc.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:41am Parq:

Oh man, that gif alongside the Altered States track is really something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:43am JakeGould:

@Ken: Those animated WFMU letters on the playlkist… Were they made just for WFMU? Or do they come from some site.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:44am common:

such a good/bad movie.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:45am Cecile:

I just wish many of the youths learned the phrase "you have to learn the rules before you break them." Or at least research a topic before expounding on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:45am popsicornia:

kudos on the Trump gif, that's inspired gif-fery.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:46am Cecile:

I am seeing this firsthand in design classes.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:46am AnAnonymousParty:

So I got stoned for nothing? Please tell me that piece of toast is playing the saxophone.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:46am Dominick:

sexy sax man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:47am JakeGould:

@Cecile: I like to point out to the kids, fundamentals first!
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:48am Cecile:

*vocal fry* quiettttt stormmmmmm
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:49am Cecile:

Right on, Jake
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:50am Hot Mess:

I thought the sax player was white bread with his 1980s kitchen floor.
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:50am Cecile:

I actually like that song a lot. Good crying in your beer number.
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:50am AnAnonymousParty:

OK, I'm confused, is the Jean-Luc Ponty, or not?
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 11:51am Dr. Goot:

Ken do you have "Maybe I'm Abused" by White Dopes on Punk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:51am JakeGould:

That sax playing toast is giving me agita.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:52am -Ken:

I do not Dr Goot - is it on CD or vinyl or?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:52am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'd like to hear about the vocal analysis of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/9/15 11:53am Fuzzy:

You rang?
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:54am Cecile:

Baby animallllll
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:56am MD:

You could become a Sax Addict!!!
  Wed. 9/9/15 11:56am Cecile:

You are free to find another illusion
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:57am MD:

A Sax Maniac Even!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/9/15 11:57am bobdoesthings:

Thanks Ken!!
  Wed. 9/9/15 12:00pm losermom:

Awesome show. Baby animaaaal!
Avatar Wed. 9/9/15 12:02pm Mark S:

I can't believe I never favorited this before
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