December 12, 2010

"In an effort to relieve her boredom, Julie proceeded to throw a glass out a window."

Am I the only one here who remembers listening to "The Anecdote of Horatio & Julie" on the radio, late at night, in the 1960s... WFMU?

17 comments:

Misty said...

I am ignorant of this reference; however, I love this line. Why not throw something out a window just to relieve boredom?

Bob_R said...

It's interesting that now that anyone with, say, Garage Band could easily do a song like that over a rainy weekend no one does it.

Penny said...

Her half empty glass, no doubt.

Bob_R said...

And yes, though a lot of people SAY they listened to WFMU you were the only person actually listening.

JAL said...

What's Barack throwing out the window?


wv mulcha
Come Spring Meade will mulcha round the tree he planted out front.

Lem said...

I used to listen to seven second delay.. years ago I even drove to the station in downtown Jersey City to take part in a contest uncle Ken was having against Andy.

They both had set up some sort of miniature exhibit and they wanted people to choose witch was the best .. on the radio.

So they asked people to come in and be the judge.

I picked Uncle Ken of course..

SPQR said...

Sorry -- listened to WBAI back then.

Lem said...

I came across the station one day when they were playing the Alan Watts Lecture tapes.

I remember being drawn in by his voice and the whole inner being thing.

(don't tell Crack)

Anonymous said...

The 1960's ... a time when adult women still looked like adult women.

Peter

Ann Althouse said...

"I am ignorant of this reference; however, I love this line. Why not throw something out a window just to relieve boredom?"

I highly recommend that you buy the 8 minute song at the link. 99 cents is a pretty good deal for 8 minutes of music, even if it's really annoying music that you'll only listen to once. But I'll tell you, Julie initially sings "Horatio, I'm so bored, I could throw myself out a window." She sings that over and over. That gets you about 2 1/2 minutes in. Then Horatio is all, "Well, Julie, if you're so bored why not just throw a glass out a window." Then the 2 sing those lines simultaneously for a while. Then a narrator says the line you see in the post title.... over and over. We're now up to minute 4. "How did you like that, Horatio?" Julie sings over and over. Horatio sings: "Very boring. Very boring." There's a tremendous amount of discordant music in between the vocal parts. Now, they're chanting "Linear language, linear thought." And "The preceding thought in linear language must be linear" and something about "random thought."

Footnote: Meade just brought me some Meade-made steak pizza.

Ann Althouse said...

"And yes, though a lot of people SAY they listened to WFMU you were the only person actually listening."

Oh, we listened. We listened, called the DJs, talked for hours, even went down to the station to hang out with them!

Mark O said...

Wasn't it on WTF?

CBCD said...

Remember Vin Scelsa and Freeform Radio? WFMU helped me get through my freshman year of high school.

Misty said...

LOL Thanks, Ann, for clarifying it so well that I don't actually have to buy it and subject my ears to it.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

WFMU is still on the air, streaming on the web, and podcast on iTunes- bigger and better than ever.

Lem, & Second Delay has live shows at the UCB theater in Manhattan every couple of Wednesdays from 6-7pm.
I invite you, Trooper York, and any other commenters to come on by!

Our guest next Wed is Jules Feiffer and the "Rent is Too Damn High" guy.

http://sevenseconddelay.blogspot.com/

Ann, here is the link to the Wallace SHawn episode:

http://sevenseconddelay.blogspot.com/search?q=wallace

.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

PS- www.wfmu.org

Robert Cook said...

I've been a WFMU listener for about 25 years, and a regular contributor of cash to them for the last several years...just mailed them $100.00 a few days ago.

They're a little less unruly now, I think, than when I first started listening, but they're still the only thing on New York City radio that is worth listening to even for free, much less worth contributing to.

Find them on the web and give a listen!