August 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

8/7/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

In shock at his unexpected 1948 electoral defeat by Harry S. Truman, Presidential might-have-been Thomas Dewey reportedly said he felt like the man who awoke inside a coffin with a lily clutched in his fist. Quote:

If I’m alive, what am I doing here? And if I’m dead, why do I have to go to the bathroom?

Ron was gone, checking out the first annual Hunnert Car Heads-Up nostalgia drag races at Union Grove, Wis., leaving Jean to handle things her own self. This explains the general increase in the classiness quotient during this week’s program…

8/14/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

Ron, you could have a blog and call it The Compassionate Asshole.

— anonymous co-host comment overheard recently at the Radio Rumpus Room garage

8/21/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

“There comes a time when every man feels the urge to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats.”

— H.L. Mencken

(The quote above was lifted off the Bloodshot Records webpage. KFAI was a sponsor of Bloodshot’s 15th anniversary show Sunday at the Cedar, and to celebrate this event tonight we played music from our favorite Chicago label exclusively. Bands playing at the Minneapolis tour stop include Dean Waco backed by the Meat Purveyors, Ha Ha Tonka, the Deadstring Brothers, Bobby Bare Jr., the Bottle Rockets, and the Waco Brothers. It was a full house, a full day, and a GREAT time for all of us!)

8/28/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

“Rat Fink is hypnotic. I drew him in 1962 to show what Mickey Mouse’s father might look like.”

— Ed “Big Daddy” Roth