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January 14, 2014 Options
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

J.W. Myers  The Bridge   Options
(Columbia 1901)
George Barnes  London Bridgework   Options The George Barnes Octet:The Complete Standard Transcriptions
Barnett Brothers  Tragedy of the Silver Bridge   Options
(Vetco )
Charles Alexander w/The Carolina Five   The Great Silver Bridge   Options
(Mohawk )
Lowell Varney & Jim Horn  The SIlver Bridge   Options
(REM )
Don Eddings  Chappaquiddick Bridge   Options
(Mohawk )
Blind Boys of Mississippi  Don't Forget the Bridge   Options The Great Lost Blind Boys Album
(Vee-Jay )

Talkover Music:
George Braith 
Coolodge   Options Laughing Soul
(Prestige 1966)

William Schuman  George Washington Bridge   Options
( 1950)
Aretha Franklin  Bridge Over Troubled Waters   Options b/w Brand New Me
(Atlantic 1971)
Dolly Parton  The Bridge   Options Just Because I'm a Woman
(RCA 1967)

Talkover Music:
Appendix 
Space Trip   Options Space Trip
(Amigo 1973)

Louis Armstrong  On a Little Bamboo Bridge   Options
Sun Ra  The Bridge   Options The Singles
(Evidence )
Frank Sinatra  The Brooklyn Bridge   Options b/w It's the Same Old Dream
(Columbia 1947)
Bobby Bare  Brooklyn Bridge   Options b/w Zig-Zag Twist
(Fraternity 1961)
Inez Foxx  Crossing Over the Bridge   Options b/w Crossing Over the Bridge (mono)
(Volt 1973)
Brenton Wood  Cross the Bridge   Options b/w Sweet Molly Malone
(Brent 1966)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:50pm Gary:

Feeling queasy
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:52pm glenn:

beau bridges - the thinking man's randy quaid.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 5:54pm hyde:

will this whole hour be devoted to songs about bridge?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello glenn and Gary! Git your Dramamine ready.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:55pm glenn:

i play bridge. not a lot of folks do these days.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:56pm Doug Schulkind:

You big dummy!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:57pm glenn:

or at least, folks much younger than 75.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 5:58pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Great to have you, ndbob!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:01pm listener james from westwood:

gallop, gertie, gallop!!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:02pm hyde:

take it to the bridge!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

On yer horse, Listener James!

That was my alternative title, hyde!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:04pm hyde:

side note: as I am sadly unable to come play live on Friday mornings anymore, I have to note here on Tuesday night that the Lateef tribute shows are immense and amazing
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:04pm Doug Schulkind:

This next one is thanks to listener glenn!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:04pm patent leather liar:

The bridge has been drinking
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:05pm ndbob:

ty Glenn!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:05pm glenn:

oddly enough, there aren't that many jokes in which bridges feature.


A man had just been laid off from work. He was standing on the railing of a high bridge getting ready to jump off, when he happened to look down and see a little man with no arms dancing all around on the river bank below.

He thought, "Life isn't so bad after all," and got off the railing.

He then walked down to the river bank to thank the little man for saving his life.

"Thank you," he said. "I was going to jump off that bridge and kill myself, but when I saw you dancing even though you have no arms, I changed my mind."

"Dancing? I'm not dancing!" the armless man replied bitterly ... "My asshole itches, and I can't scratch it!"
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Come visit the archive, hyde. I'll save something special just for you.

@patent leather liar
How very swank of you to drop by!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:10pm glenn:

no bridge, but pretty funny.

boy,soccer
The teacher asked little Johnny to use the word "definitely" in a sentence.

Little Johnny replies: "Teacher, do farts have lumps in them?"

The Teacher says: "Of course not Johnny."

To which Johnny replies: "Then I have definitely shit my pants."
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:12pm earrie:

re: fellows and gals / gals and fellows
Speaking as a gallie I think it's fine to all be fellows in this particular context. If not in the loose affiliation membership/friendship connotation, than surely academic or medical. Dr. Shirley!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:12pm Doug Schulkind:

All your jokes wind up in someone's pants, glenn.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:12pm Holly in NC:

Hi everyone! I'm deathly afeared of bridges, especially those that span water. All car windows DOWN, always. And yes, a bridge did collapse in my hometown when I was young.

Gary, I very well may miss your debut due to a childcare commitment, so I'm apologizing in advance. Break a stylus! ;-)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:12pm Japanese lip:

Thanks DJ Doug Schulkind. Last year those copy-cat Parisians over there in Paris submitted plans for a bouncy-bridge over the Seine. www.fastcodesign.com... Hah! "Gallopin' Gertie" beat 'em to it by 75 years.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:13pm earrie:

then
and then
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

If you thought we were done with the Silver Bridge, you are sadly mistaken.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:13pm Gary:

Hi Holly! The bridge I used to cross on the bus going from St. Paul to Minneapolis every morning collapsed ... but more than a decade after I'd moved to New York
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

And let the record show (spin?) I coulda played two more Silver Bridge numbers.

Howdy Holly! And you too, you double-dippin Japanese Lip!!

And always a grand welcome to earrie!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:14pm listener james from westwood:

holly, i still occasionally have dreams in which i, as a kid, am in the back seat of my parents' car, going over the driscoll bridge in new jersey, except in the dream the relatively mild hump of the actual driscoll bridge is something like a 70 degree slope.
i also don't particularly like the bear mt. bridge.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:14pm ndbob:

@Gary wow - I used to go near that bridge but never had to cross it on my drive back and forth to North Dakota
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:16pm listener james from westwood:

hyde, the friday show makes for lovely next-day leftovers, like well-made chili or baked ziti. hope to see you elsewhere in the chats!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is a different bridge tragedy entirely.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:17pm glenn:

when the blackout hit 10 years ago, i was stuck on the swing bridge between manitoulin island and the mainland.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:17pm Doug Schulkind:

@Listener James
Well-made chili, eh? Maybe I should give out Beano® as a marathon premium.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:18pm fleep:

The Hood Canal Floating Bridge on the way to Sequim is a good bridge to not like.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:19pm glenn:

don eddings should almost be on the right wing folk song compendium.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:20pm bridges of Madison:

I would rather cross a bridge than drive through the underwater tunnel in Maryland. I can't wait to get out of that thing.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:20pm fleep:

The best part of the Eddings song is it blew the earworm totally out of my head (it was Take On Me).
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:21pm Rich in Washington:

Take me to the bridge...!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi there fleep! I like that category: Bridges to not like. The Bay Bridge in Maryland was always jamming my pulse as a kid.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:22pm Holly in NC:

@ljfw - ugh, bridge dreams, shudder. There is (was?) a HORRID bridge in Charleston SC that scares (scared?) even the natives... does anyone know what I'm talking about? My so-called friends lied to me to get me on said bridge, very evil.

Dang fleep, that's a horrible earworm, glad it's gone!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:23pm ndbob:

@Doug - I'm not a fan of that bridge either
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:23pm molar bridgework:

"Are they still building that bridge" (Firesign Theatre ?}
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:24pm Holly in NC:

Underwater tunnels also no bueno. I can deal with the one in Baltimore, but in NYC I am a quivering mass of neurosis.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:24pm ndbob:

The bridge crossing the Mississippi/mouth of the Ohio between Missouri and Cairo, Illinois was also not a fave
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:25pm listener james from westwood:

weirdly, tunnels don't bother me, possibly from commuting for several years into nyc via bus or train.
that loooong bridge down in florida would freak me out. it's my understanding that the local constabulary has to coax folks off of it now and again after they get the willies and halt their vehicles.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:27pm hyde:

a great book about a bridge: the Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:28pm ndbob:

I remember reading that in seventh grade I think
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Holly, I just read somewhere about a tunnel in Norway that is 15 miles long. They keeping change the colored lighting on the ceiling along the way to keep drivers from freaking out.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:30pm listener james from westwood:

the gwb i have no prob with crossing (did so a million times while my grandparents still lived in the bronx, and you cannot beat that view on a clear day), but i'd always look at folks walking across, or worse, cycling across, and think, no freakin' way. what if my bike tipped the wrong way and i got flung into the hudson?
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:32pm ndbob:

I've never crossed the gwb
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:33pm Rich in Washington:

Long, tall bridges freak me out. Recently had to drive a tall van across the Astoria bridge (between Astoria OR and WA) on a windy, squally day and had to pry my fingers off the steering wheel when I stopped.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:33pm 1/2 a tooth:

Stella's Brookland Bridge www.google.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:33pm davex:

I was waiting for this - nice choice of cover, Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:33pm Holly in NC:

Here we go (just had to google scary bridge Charleston)

www.notablephotos.com...

@Doug - 15 mile tunnel, I think I would lose it, change of lights or no. But really good idea!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:35pm hyde:

@Holly I'm not really scared of bridges, but that one looks sketchy!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:35pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings davex!

Hey, 1/2 a tooth, you wear your crown beautifully.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:36pm Doug Schulkind:

Glad you made it across, Rich.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:36pm Gary:

I can see that bridge being scary, too
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:36pm bigger fork:

Holly, that's not a bridge, that's an amusement ride that escaped.

Thanks Doug, off to see the Dentist tomorrow. uggh
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:37pm ndbob:

@Holly that looks intimidating
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:38pm davex:

Thanks, Doug. Haven't caught live shows in a while, mostly the stream, which also does not disappoint.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:38pm Holly in NC:

Oh, Dolly, one of my idols. This entire lp is stunning.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:38pm Doug Schulkind:

We aim to please, davex!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:39pm listener james from westwood:

sweet fancy moses @ that charleston bridge. holly, it might have a twin in nj's pulaski skyway.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:41pm Rich in Washington:

I'm excited about the Bodega show! Sounds really cool.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:44pm Holly in NC:

@whooda - I *like* your bridge
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:44pm Rich in Washington:

Recently I read a post about Louis and his love for hamhocks and red beans. I really want some now. Where does one find hamhocks?
A bodega?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:44pm Gary:

Thanks, Rich! I just picked me up a new mixer, so hopefully it'll sound decent
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Gary scrounges up more amazing sounds than anyone I know.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:45pm glenn:

oooh. a new mixer. is it a kitchenaid?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:45pm Gary:

That's not true, Doug! But it's very kind of you to say ... :)
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:45pm ndbob:

@Gary really looking forward to your show - tomorrow is my bday so I will be running around for a bit - but hope to hear some of it and the rest on the archive
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:46pm Rich in Washington:

yay, scroungers! in my timezone, 7pm is 4pm, so I'll get to catch the first hour before leaving work and if I drive like an idiot, prepare dinner to the last hour and a half.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:47pm Gary:

Ha, ha ... nope, glenn, it's an Alesis. Got for $66 ... and happy birthday, ndbob!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:48pm davex:

That's Sinatra?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:48pm Doug Schulkind:

From the film "It Happened in Brookyln."

OK, now I am hella homesick.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm hyde:

@ndbob happy birthday and all that rot
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm hurdy girder man:

Most famous non-existent bridges: Bridge to Nowhere, AK and Nantucket Bridge, Cap Cod.

Hey Holly!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm Holly in NC:

@Rich - A bodega would likely be a good bet. Also asian markets usually have nose to tail pig parts. Here in NC one almost trips over ham hocks, they are everywhere. Whoops! Just stumbled! ;-)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Yeah, happy birthday ndbob!!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm Holly in NC:

Happy birthday @ndbob!!!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:49pm glenn:

yes, happy 21st, ndbob.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:51pm davex:

Happy birthday from your birthday, ndbob - it's the 15th here already,
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:51pm ndbob:

ty hyde, holly, glenn, everyone - it would be nice to be 21 for sure:)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:52pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Jesse Kaminsky's show, Kaminsky Kamoutsky, is next!! Playlist page here: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:52pm ndbob:

But I'm taking Social Security early - so it does count as a big birthday
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:55pm Holly in NC:

Love Inez. "You Hurt Me For a Last Time" is an all time fave.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:56pm Piedmont Bar-B-Q:

Holly, as you know, in Saratoga Springs downtown has lots of painted life sized horses on the sidewalks. In Lexington, NC they have the same thing but life size art painted pigs instead. secure.flickr.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:57pm Holly in NC:

THE last time, you hurt me.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

@Holly
Anyone with two Xs in their name has gotta be great.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:57pm ndbob:

@Piedmont that's great! - didn't know about that
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:58pm glenn:

xerxes. the king of cool.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:58pm earrie:

Happy bridge to 21, ndbob. Musico.
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 6:59pm hyde:

yeah, thanks for the tunes. hope to see y'all tomorrow night for that bodega pop show premiere!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:59pm Gary:

Thanks for the fabulous bridgin's, Doug! And, yes, the Foxx was especially awesome
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 6:59pm beans, rice and mash:

Happy Birthday ndbob. I am a day younger than you give or take some years.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 7:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Stay out of traffic, you guys!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 7:00pm ndbob:

Thanks beans!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 7:00pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks, Doug! Wonderful show!
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 7:01pm ndbob:

and earrie
Avatar    Tue. 1/14/14 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

muchas gracias, doug!
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