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Uneasy Listening

Feb 27, 2021 8:00 PM โ€“ 11:00 PM

With Commie Francis

Black History Month special!!

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It's a vague theme for Black History Month! Music by Black people, some of it about The Struggle but some of it is just music about other stuff because Black people do other stuff too.

In a fun twist I cannot speak this week so I am using a robot substitute. Let's see how it goes!

Also it's a three hour theme cause Black people deserve it!!

www.uneasylistening.org to check out old shows

www.tinyletter.com/uneasylistening to join the newsletter

www.facebook.com/groups/uneasylisteningfm is yknow a fb group

annnnnd wwww.mixcloud.com/uneasy-listening

Uneasy Listening
8:02 PM
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers San Juan Music 1974
8:05 PM
Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn
Brother Ali Uncle Sam Goddamn R
The Undisputed Truth Rhymesavers 2007
requested by Chris from Atlanta
8:10 PM
Set Break: -- Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
8:11 PM
Elaine Brown - The End of Silence
Elaine Brown The End of Silence
Seize the Time Rhino 1969
8:14 PM
KRS-One - Higher Level
KRS-One Higher Level
Return of the Boom Bap
8:19 PM
Slim Gaillard - Boogin' At Berg's
Slim Gaillard Boogin' At Berg's
Blues Boogie Stardust Records 2011
8:24 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
8:24 PM
The Last Poets - Black Is Chant
The Last Poets Black Is Chant
This Is Madness Charly Records 1999
8:25 PM
The Last Poets - Black Is
The Last Poets Black Is
This Is Madness Charly Records 1999
8:31 PM
Elder Curry - Memphis Flu
Elder Curry Memphis Flu
Okeh 1930
8:31 PM
Ronnie Spector - Don't Worry Baby
Ronnie Spector Don't Worry Baby
She Talks to Rainbows - EP Greenspec Properties, LLC 2004
8:33 PM
Lizzo - My Skin
Lizzo My Skin
Big GRRRL Small World
8:38 PM
Credit to the Nation - Ole Him Selector
Credit to the Nation Ole Him Selector
Take Dis One Little Independent Records 2017
8:41 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
8:42 PM
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Angel Dust
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Angel Dust R
Secrets
8:47 PM
Pure Hell - Lame Brain
Pure Hell Lame Brain
Noise Addiction Pure Hell 2010
recorded 1978
8:54 PM
Peace - Black Power
Peace Black Power R
Black Power 2016
8:54 PM
The Lumpen - Free Bobby Now
The Lumpen Free Bobby Now R
Free Bobby Now Seize the Time 1970
8:58 PM
Rev. Sister Mary Nelson - Judgment
Rev. Sister Mary Nelson Judgment
Anthology of American Folk Music
8:58 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
8:59 PM
The Impressions - We're a Winner
The Impressions We're a Winner R
We're a Winner Geffen 1968
9:02 PM
Parliament - Children Of Production
Parliament Children Of Production
Clones of Dr. Funkenstein Mercury Records 1976
9:06 PM
Lead Belly - Bourgeois Blues
Lead Belly Bourgeois Blues R
Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 1997
9:12 PM
Paris - Break the Grip of Shame
Paris Break the Grip of Shame
The Devil Made Me Do It Guerrilla Funk Recordings 2003
9:13 PM
Bobby Womack - It's Gonna Rain
Bobby Womack It's Gonna Rain
My Prescription
9:13 PM
Wally Coco - Message To Society
Wally Coco Message To Society R
Carolina Funk 2007
9:21 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
9:24 PM
Nina Simone - Backlash Blues
Nina Simone Backlash Blues
Sings the Blues RCA/Legacy 1966
9:26 PM
Public Enemy - Show 'em Whatcha Got
Public Enemy Show 'em Whatcha Got
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Def Jam Recordings 1988
9:29 PM
Common - A Song for Assata
Common A Song for Assata
Like Water for Chocolate
9:35 PM
Lee Dorsey - Give It Up
Lee Dorsey Give It Up
Give It Up - Single GCM 2018
9:38 PM
Little Hat Jones - Bye Bye Baby Blues
Little Hat Jones Bye Bye Baby Blues
Don't Leave Me Here: The Blues of Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana (1927-1932) V/A Yazoo 1991
late 20s
9:41 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
9:44 PM
John Handcox - We're Going to Roll the Union On
John Handcox We're Going to Roll the Union On
9:45 PM
Death - Where Do We Go from Here???
Death Where Do We Go from Here???
...For the Whole World to See
9:49 PM
Paul Robeson - Freedom Train (Welsh Transatlantic Concert)
Paul Robeson Freedom Train (Welsh Transatlantic Concert)
Words Like Freedom Pm Press 2008
9:53 PM
Donna Summer - Rumour Has It
Donna Summer Rumour Has It
Once Upon a Time... Island Mercury 1977
9:56 PM
Son House - John the Revelator
Son House John the Revelator
Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions Legacy/Columbia 1992
10:00 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
10:03 PM
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration/Information
Shuggie Otis Inspiration/Information
Inspiration Information
10:07 PM
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
Syl Johnson Is It Because I'm Black
Is It Because I'm Black Numero Group 1970
10:15 PM
The Isley Brothers - Fight the Power, Pt. 1
The Isley Brothers Fight the Power, Pt. 1
The Heat Is On (Bonus Track Version) Epic/Legacy 1975
10:18 PM
Jerry Jones - Compared to What
Jerry Jones Compared to What
Feel Like Jumping: The Best of Studio One Women 2015
10:21 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
10:24 PM
A Tribe Called Quest - Push It Along
A Tribe Called Quest Push It Along
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition)
10:32 PM
Donna Hightower - This World Today Is a Mess
Donna Hightower This World Today Is a Mess
Donna Hightower
10:35 PM
The Golden Gate Quartet - The Valley of Time
The Golden Gate Quartet The Valley of Time
Gospel Train (Original Recordings 1937-1942)
10:37 PM
King Solomon - Political Rag
King Solomon Political Rag
Energy Crisis Celestial Records 1978
10:40 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
10:41 PM
Dr. Octagon - No Awareness
Dr. Octagon No Awareness
Dr. Octagonecologyst
10:45 PM
Marvin Gaye - Time to Get It Together
Marvin Gaye Time to Get It Together
Here, My Dear UNI/MOTOWN 1978
10:49 PM
Bobby Byrd - Sayin' It and Doin' It Are Two Different Things
Bobby Byrd Sayin' It and Doin' It Are Two Different Things
Never Get Enough Glinka Records/Auvi Net 2010
10:52 PM
Set Break: --Robot DJ speaks over Shuggie Otis - XL-30--
10:54 PM
The Coup - The Guillotine
The Coup The Guillotine
Sorry to Bother You Anti/Epitaph 2013
Chat is archived.
James Anderson 8:03:48 PM
Ahh! This is nice.
Commie Francis (host) 8:07:32 PM
thanks it's my theme song!
Mark 8:09:38 PM
nice job of fuzzing ;) / can i post what he said ?!
Christine Duffy 8:11:03 PM
Hello Dear Leader Commie Francis and your robot voice ๐Ÿค–
Commie Francis (host) 8:11:06 PM
sure!
Christine Duffy 8:11:25 PM
@Mark, what did he say?
Commie Francis (host) 8:11:33 PM
the first time i ever did "internet radio" i used robot voice cause i didn't have a mic
Elspeth Abel Slater 8:11:48 PM
The robot voice is soothing!
Mark 8:12:35 PM
Hahaha Christine Iโ€™ll have to direct u to the lyric sheet / some would make me blush:)
jimbeaudelaire 8:12:54 PM
Domo Arigato, Commie Roboto!
Toyo 8:13:11 PM
time really is a flat.. uhh....
Christine Duffy 8:14:09 PM
@Mark, I looked up the lyrics. Truth
Mark 8:14:33 PM
yes i miss when pat / clamour club would have the robot narrate passages ... hope ur voice gets better :)
Commie Francis (host) 8:14:59 PM
thanks, it's an annoying thing that happens basically every winter
Commie Francis (host) 8:15:17 PM
this year i got a covid test just in case it wasn't just that cough but it's just that cough
Mark 8:16:26 PM
@chris haha wasnโ€™t sure if the fcc would let me post / amazing what canโ€™t air but there so much profanity around everywhere :(
Commie Francis (host) 8:17:23 PM
the fcc only cares about what goes out over broadcast airwabes
Commie Francis (host) 8:17:28 PM
as far as swearin goes
James Anderson 8:17:37 PM
Maybe its because I just watched AI, but the robot voice talking about Black History Month feels like being a far future alien. :)
Mark 8:18:00 PM
i know - just crazy !!
Commie Francis (host) 8:19:47 PM
let's see if i can get the robot to pronounce slim gaillard correctly
Chris Michalovic 8:20:48 PM
You led off with my song! I am honored.
Commie Francis (host) 8:21:06 PM
it rules!
James Anderson 8:24:19 PM
Hmmm, a little trouble with "cehved"
Commie Francis (host) 8:24:31 PM
yeah oh well i won't say it again
Commie Francis (host) 8:24:54 PM
i got "guy yard" though
James Anderson 8:25:30 PM
Heh. I get super exited about this. I beta tested Macintalk - millions of years ago.
James Anderson 8:25:42 PM
I was thinking of how to spell it phonetically.
James Anderson 8:26:06 PM
cauvid, might do it.
James Anderson 8:26:11 PM
ok, Im done.
Christine Duffy 8:28:47 PM
I remember the joy of playing around with Macintalk. ๐ŸŽ
Commie Francis (host) 8:34:14 PM
possibly most out of character song i've ever played? oh well don't care!
Chris Michalovic 8:40:56 PM
What, Lizzo? She's not half bad, tbh.
Chris Michalovic 8:41:16 PM
And yes, most of my comrades are in their 20s.
Commie Francis (host) 8:41:45 PM
i think she's great, it's just funny to hear that modern production on my show
Commie Francis (host) 8:42:07 PM
black island hahahaha
Chris Michalovic 8:42:07 PM
That is true
jimbeaudelaire 8:43:09 PM
*beep beep*
Christine Duffy 8:44:51 PM
๐Ÿค– Gil Scot-Heron is the best. Affirmative! *beep beep*
jimbeaudelaire 8:57:33 PM
"Better get ready...
David Shortell 9:10:59 PM
That song by the Lumpen must be about Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale, who was literally gagged at the Chicago 8 trial, then removed from the trial and ultimately convicted for contempt of court (thus turning the Chicago 8 Trial into the Chicago 7 Trial). I read a book of transcripts from said trial illustrated by Jules Feiffer, who was present.
Commie Francis (host) 9:11:29 PM
yes correct it is
Commie Francis (host) 9:11:59 PM
also playing a song about assata shakur later
Commie Francis (host) 9:12:21 PM
this robot involves way too much typing!
David Shortell 9:16:43 PM
I regret missing Pure Hell (who once shared a bill with Sid Vicious!) when they played at Long Branchโ€™s Brighton Bar eight years ago. I did get to see Gil Scot-Heron play at South Amboyโ€™s Club Bene on the Fourth of July three decades ago.
Commie Francis (host) 9:17:22 PM
jealous!
Chris Michalovic 9:18:45 PM
That is awesome, David!
David Shortell 9:51:50 PM
That picture of Angie Davis is pretty much the way nearly everybody envisions her, but when is the last time most people saw her? For me, it was when a news program invited her commentary on the fall of the Berlin Wall; I saw her in long cornrows and marveled at how different she looked from the heyday of her celebrity. And that news report was in 1989! How different does she look now?
Commie Francis (host) 9:52:49 PM
i've seen pretty recent pictures of her, she doesn't have the perfect round fro anymore but she has natural grey curly hair
Commie Francis (host) 9:53:25 PM
pretty much like picture a professor at berkeley
Commie Francis (host) 9:53:48 PM
er uc santa cruz close enough
David Shortell 10:08:23 PM
I won two free passes to the 2013 Death reunion at Le Poisson Rouge. I got to the venue and sought someone in line I could give my extra free ticket to. When I found such an individual, it turned out to be the very same WFMU staffer that granted me the free passes over the phone! He otherwise wouldโ€™ve had to pay his way in, but accidentally benefitted from his own volunteer work at the station! (โ€˜Twas Pat Byrne, the frontman for They Live! who eventually got his own WFMU program for a time.)
David Shortell 10:16:29 PM
I must confess that the first time I heard โ€œJohn the Revelatorโ€ was when Thee Headcoats sang it (sans instrumentation) at their last American show in 1999.
Commie Francis (host) 10:18:38 PM
i had son house father of folk blues as a child (well my parents did) and was obsessd with that particular song
jimbeaudelaire 10:22:19 PM
Awesome show robo-Commie! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ
Commie Francis (host) 10:24:39 PM
thanks!
Commie Francis (host) 10:25:57 PM
i think it;s very interesting that you all show up when i'm live but last week when i had to play a rerun only my most loyal fan showed up
Commie Francis (host) 10:26:01 PM
it's like you all KNOW
Christine Duffy 10:31:33 PM
I didn't know. ๐Ÿ˜„ (What was I doing last Saturday? I can't even recall now)
jimbeaudelaire 10:32:09 PM
that was a much older show! I was feeling some deja vu trying to figure out why it felt familiar yet new...
Commie Francis (host) 10:32:55 PM
as soon as i went live i got a lot more people chatting too. you don't know that you know but you do
jimbeaudelaire 10:46:59 PM
it can be hard to tell if DJs are live/memorex unless they disclose it. can be easy to pass it off by saying "sorry no requests". Also probably easier to engage in chat if you've recorded it already!
Christine Duffy 10:47:03 PM
Time to get it together, indeed. ๐Ÿ’œ
Commie Francis (host) 10:50:17 PM
a byrd rule i can get down with
Commie Francis (host) 10:50:46 PM
yeah doing the show live and chatting is kind of a juggle but so is doing a show and answering the phone
Commie Francis (host) 10:51:10 PM
i am finding managing playlist and chat and robo dj almost impossible
Commie Francis (host) 10:51:38 PM
so hopefully i can talk next week!
Christine Duffy 10:52:02 PM
I'm forever impressed by you & other DJs playing, posting, and chatting simultaneously.
Christine Duffy 10:52:40 PM
Thanks DJ Commie. I hope you feel better soon!
Scooter France 10:54:18 PM
killer show
Commie Francis (host) 10:54:23 PM
thanks christine, thanks for listening!
Scooter France 10:54:35 PM
feel better!
jimbeaudelaire 10:54:40 PM
beware the goolatine! sez the robot...
Commie Francis (host) 10:54:54 PM
why couldn't it say gynecologist is what i want to know
Commie Francis (host) 10:55:14 PM
also it said les mccann like french "the" so why can't it say guillotine
Commie Francis (host) 10:55:23 PM
dag robot
Commie Francis (host) 10:55:29 PM
thanks for listening everyone!!
Christine Duffy 10:55:40 PM
Highly illogical. *Spock voice*