Since giving up my weekly show for the summer, I've heard from lots of listeners about how they will cope - not from the lack of my show, but from the relative lack of Humppa on the WFMU airwaves. Humppa, as in the bouncy polka-esque stylings of the great Finnish band Eläkeläiset.
Eläkeläiset (which translates to The Retirees) have a penchant for heavy drinking, cover versions and Humppa. Here's a video of them performing in a German pub, followed by an interview in Finnish and English: [download mpeg video, 15 megs, or youtube it] And here's an MP3 of their cover of Like A Virgin from their latest album Humppasirkus: [download MP3]. Here's the official Eläkeläiset website, and a guide to their cover versions. Their wikipedia page claims that the band is very popular with Free BSD developers. Go figure. Thanks to John in Oslo for the introduction!