DFO Radio: Tear and Repair

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

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INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY

We join the show in progress.  Things seem calm and under control in the studio.  The PRODUCER and DJ 3000 are situated outside the booth, while a young man is seated inside speaking into the properly positioned, appropriately leveled microphone.

TYLER EIFERT: …and normally, when I walk into a room and the art installation is a film piece, I turn around and walk right back out again.  But something about this one really resonated with me.  I ended up sitting through the rest of it, and then stuck around to watch the entire thing again.  And then I made my wife come and watch it too.  I know art is a very subjective thing, but this is the first time something has such a big impact on me since I saw Gerhard Richter’s Seestück at the Guggenheim in Bilbao.

PRODUCER: So what was it called?

TYLER: The piece was called Second Hand Reading, and the artist is a South African named William Kentridge.

PRODUCER: Anything in particular about it that you can describe to our readers that might convey why it had such an impact on you?

TYLER: Absolutely.  There’s a phrase that appeared a few times during the sequence, “TEAR AND REPAIR” followed by “END WITH LOVE”.  And I couldn’t help but think about it in the context of my own career, how it’s been repeated injuries, time to heal, excitement about returning, and then getting injured again.  But I’m trying to keep perspective about the last part.

PRODUCER: That’s a nice sentiment.

TYLER: Thanks.

PRODUCER: I have to be honest, I am a little surprised by your interest in art.  This isn’t really a topic I’d expect to be engaged by a guy sporting a mullet.

DJ 3000: AN N-GRAM ANALYSIS OF THE LANGUAGE USED BY MEN WHO FEATURE A MULLET HAIRSTYLE SUPPORTS THIS.

TYLER: Well, don’t go thinking that I’m simply being used as a mouthpiece for someone else, someone who happened to visit the Broad Museum yesterday and really enjoyed a particular piece.  That’s not what’s happening at all here.

The three of them break the fourth wall and look around furtively.

TYLER: Anyhow, let’s get to the music.  Today’s theme is “Tear and Repair”.  We’re looking for songs about healing things, about fixing things, about repairing things that are broken.  I’ll get us started off with one from Concrete Blonde.  And remember, folks – always end with love.

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yeah right

LUX! And Poison Ivy!

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

“always end with love” – RTD

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I think this works….

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I’m ashamed of all of you….

scotchnaut

No Van Morrison? I can fix this.

scotchnaut

“I can’t stand myself.”

You and me both, Van. But I’m getting better…

King Hippo

with ya, Spirit Animal…except that getting better part hee hee

scotchnaut

Come with me, from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road. [extends hand]

King Hippo

counterpoint:

scotchnaut

We can go back and forth on this forever. I’ma throw out a perfectly crafted tune that I found just the other day. There’s a ton of good young people doing good things in the world.

yeah right

RIP Dimebag.

Love this video.

King Hippo

ok, one last entry and I stop:

King Hippo

Fixing what whitey done to this continent:

King Hippo

dressed up this rotten carcass
just to make it look alive


King Hippo

I miss my “Now I’m Nothing” t-shirt

yeah right

Oh shit yes.

Porky Prime
Porky Prime

Does it count? Rules committee?

King Hippo

I think so, but if Rikki disagrees, he’ll just slit your throat while you sleep. No worries.

yeah right

Yeah, this works.

King Hippo

very nice!

King Hippo

I went to a cobbler to fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face and said, “I can fix that hole in you”
“I beg your pardon, I’m not lookin’ for a cure,
I’ve seen enough of my friends in the depths of the godsick blues

yeah right

Here’s a repair song.

King Hippo

what’s bad, we’ll fix it
what’s wrong, we’ll make it alright
it’s gone. so long
we got time, all the time…

Porky Prime
Porky Prime

ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder

I was trying not to go full video game nerd but this one is actually named “Song of Healing”



ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder

And it’s in Italian sung by self-aware turrets but it should still count



scotchnaut

Figured this fits the bill.

scotchnaut

Figured this was a bit obscure. I was right-it has a mere 80 million views.

Porky Prime
Porky Prime

This was also a great throwaway gag on The Simpsons when Maggie went missing.

ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder

Maybe on a metaphysical nature. Worthless without the bass riff tho



Porky Prime
Porky Prime

If this doesn’t work, I quit.

scotchnaut

Here’s Robert Edwards weighing in…

ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder

I got to hear about Tyler Eifert trying to mac on chicks back when he was in college. His go to line was “Hey, do you know who I am?”

Sadly (for him) most times the answer was “No”.

ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder

Ah Coldplay’s Fix You has got to be mentioned



yeah right

And a different way to tear.

yeah right

There is a very valid response to this request line.

scotchnaut

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

scotchnaut

This oughtta cover a few bases…

scotchnaut

You’d think I’d be sorry about posting this but you’d be wrong.