Yo La Tengo WFMU All-Request Marathon TONIGHT
February 26, 2014 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Yo La Tengo are once again playing requests for pledges beginning at 9pm US EST TONIGHT on WFMU. Every year, Yo La Tengo perform requests live on-air in exchange for pledges, to help keep freeform noncommercial radio station WFMU (91.1 FM in Jersey City, NJ) on the air. This year is no exception. They will begin playing at 9pm US EST tonight, and will be playing listener requests for several more hours.
posted by trashflow (22 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Holy shit already? Woo-hoo! (I am not even going to try to keep up the track listing this year.)
posted by maudlin at 5:50 PM on February 26 [2 favorites]

Thank you for this post! Not "favoritting" because it is short lived, but it sure is so sweet right now!
posted by swlabr at 6:43 PM on February 26

I'm recording this as we speak
posted by wheelieman at 7:30 PM on February 26

posted by thecaddy at 7:34 PM on February 26

Damn! Can't believe I got the email and still forgot about this...
posted by running order squabble fest at 7:56 PM on February 26

(Still going to donate, but can't hear the show. Curses!)
posted by running order squabble fest at 8:03 PM on February 26

Their 11-11:30 pm set list was: Live And Let Die, Secret Agent Man, I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, Where Have All The Good Times Gone, Too Many Teardrops.
posted by crapmatic at 8:22 PM on February 26

Would that WBAI had the foresight to get its head out of its ass and do things like this. And then use the money for something other than quack medicine and pouring into a hole in the ground.
posted by gusandrews at 8:30 PM on February 26

Yay, Gaylord!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:40 PM on February 26

Damn I wanted to request something but they're only on until 12 I think.
Heh, that was a very creative mush-mouthing of Mr. Soul, hoping no one would notice he wasn't saying actual words.
posted by chococat at 8:47 PM on February 26

Oh, man. Got to a stream just in time for Roadrunner!
posted by running order squabble fest at 8:52 PM on February 26

I've never been so happy to hear King Crimson butchered so thoroughly.
posted by vverse23 at 8:53 PM on February 26 [1 favorite]

"21 Century Schizoid Man,
That's the only part I know.
Please! Honor! Your pledge!"

posted by running order squabble fest at 8:53 PM on February 26 [1 favorite]

Iggy & The Stooges - No Fun
NRBQ - Ridin' in My Car
Bill Haley & The Comets - Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)
Soft Boys - Queen of Eyes

dBs - Black & White
Redbone - Come and Get Your Love
Kinks (and The Jam) - David Watts
Velvet Underground - What Goes On

The Clash - London Calling
Kinks - Days
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It
Zombies - She's Not There
Pere Ubu - Heart of Darkness

Big Star - Thirteen
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains
Hollywood Argyles - Alley Oop
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Neil Young/DEVO - Hey Hey My My (Human Highway Version) (my request, co-sponsored by WAIF-FM's Eric Slade)

Paul McCartney & Wings - Live and Let Die
Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
The Byrds - I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Kinks - Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (Tara Key's request)
Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears/96 Beers (w/ Todd-O-Phonic Todd on vox)

Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Count Me In
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Beat Happening - Cast A Shadow
The Records - Starry Eyes (w/ The Great Gaylord & Evan "Funk" Davies on vox)
Buffalo Springfield (Neil Young) - Mr. Soul
Poison - Talk Dirty To Me
Ruffles Have Ridges? (spoken word, Georgia)

Final Medley: Buffalo Springfield/Rolling Stones - Mr. Soul/Satisfaction Medley w/ Sly & The Family Stone - It's A Family Affair/ Thin Lizzy - The Cowboy Song/ Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (Once)/ Big Star - I'm In Love With A Girl/ The Saints - (I'm) Stranded/ King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man/ Final Placement (Midland Texas) - Shine (Greg Baise's request)/ Any Elliott Smith songs/ Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man/ Hall & Oates - Abducted (w/ Therese & Small Change)/ The Clean - Getting Older/ Big Star - O My Soul/ Rush - The Spirt of Radio/ Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat/ Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby/ The Frogs - I Only Play 4 Money/ Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else/ Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (Twice)
posted by trashflow at 9:09 PM on February 26 [6 favorites]

Thanks trashflow, see you here next year!
posted by wheelieman at 9:12 PM on February 26 [1 favorite]

It would almost be worth the $100 to request 'Louie, Louie'.
posted by dfm500 at 9:36 PM on February 26

play free bird
posted by Colonel Panic at 9:57 PM on February 26

They are so great.
I came in at 96 Tears. I had a great idea for a request which I was too late for and will not reveal because next year.
To be fair, the "final medley" was the same song for 10 minutes while they shouted titles and things like "anything by Elliott Smith!" into the mic.
Still awesome.
posted by chococat at 11:06 PM on February 26

Is this or past sessions available for streaming/download anywhere?
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 4:19 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]

I can't believe I missed Queen of Eyes!
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:39 AM on February 27

I only caught "Hey Hey My My" and it was epic.
posted by swift at 6:13 AM on February 27

Good thing for WFMU the classics don't stay murdered.
posted by tommasz at 7:35 AM on February 27

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