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Options December 16, 2015: That reminds me of a funny story about Yoko. Never mind.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
American Music Club  California Dreaming   Options San Francisco  0:03:30 (Pop‑up)
The Helio Sequence  Red Shifting   Options The Helio Sequence  0:06:30 (Pop‑up)
Babe Ruth  Lady   Options Amar Caballero  0:10:07 (Pop‑up)
Jarby Mc Coy  Le Monde Entier Tressaille / De-cap Cumbia   Options Rien ne me suffit plus  0:17:21 (Pop‑up)
Kyle Broflofski with Special Celebrity Guest  The Lonely Jew on Christmas   Options Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics  0:22:36 (Pop‑up)
Is/Is  Side Ways   Options Is/Is  0:25:05 (Pop‑up)
Juliana Hatfield  Shining On   Options How to Walk Away  0:27:39 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Come Ye   Options Ultimate Nina Simone  0:32:20 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Lonesome Cities   Options A Man Alone  0:36:15 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante  Yolanda   Options Cogele el Gusto  0:43:40 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly & Jules Munshin  O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg   Options Take Me Out to the Ball Game (film soundtrack)  0:50:16 (Pop‑up)
Wilmoth Houdini & His Calypso Parliament  Bobby Sox Idol (Frank Sinatra)   Options Rum and Coca-Cola  0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
Dave the Spazz & Glen Jones  Reminisce about Frank Sinatra   Options Music to Spazz By, Dec.. 10, 2015  1:02:04 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Here's to the Losers   Options Softly, As I Leave You  1:31:14 (Pop‑up)
The La's  Over   Options BBC in Session, May 1988  1:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Troll  Blue Skies   Options Que Son Los Trolls y en Ques Nos Ayudan?  1:41:08 (Pop‑up)
Shari Elf & the Kittens  Anyone Can Do That   Options The Kittens  1:46:50 (Pop‑up)
Waterfall Person  Do You Believe in Waterfall   Options Future Splash  1:50:04 (Pop‑up)
Franco & His Vagabondi  Reach Out I'll Be There   Options Franco & His Vagabondi  1:51:35 (Pop‑up)
Luna  23 Minutes in Brussels   Options Penthouse  2:00:33 (Pop‑up)
Pete La Roca  The Dancing Girl   Options Turkish Women at the Bath  2:06:59 (Pop‑up)
Stina Nordenstam  Hopefully Yours   Options And She Closed Her Eyes  2:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Real Estate  Younger Than Yesterday   Options Days  2:17:41 (Pop‑up)
Keith Jarrett  Bop-Be   Options At the Blue Note: Complete Recordings  2:23:49 (Pop‑up)
Cachao  Los Tres Ases   Options Cuba Linda  2:29:53 (Pop‑up)
Daniele Luppi  Fashion Party   Options An Italian Story  2:36:25 (Pop‑up)
Minden  Trash Manor   Options What's More Than Appropriate?  2:39:24 (Pop‑up)
Eddi Front  Always Tell the Truth   Options Love, Santa  2:43:05 (Pop‑up)
Noel Coward  Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun   Options Mad Dogs & Englishmen  2:46:13 (Pop‑up)
Hands In  Feel Nothing   Options Migrainer  2:49:34 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Come Fly With Me   Options Come Fly With Me  2:52:29 (Pop‑up)
"Bob" Sinatra  My Way   Options The "Bob" Sinatra Sessions at VW Studios  2:55:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:01pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Irwin!
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:02pm Listening Out There:

That photo on the playlist page...don't tell me...someone from last night's debate, right?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:04pm Claw!:

Hey everyone! That clown is pointing and laughing at your broken dreams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:05pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Well this is an interesting cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:07pm Michael:

Bozo pic reminds me of the scary clown sign of my youth:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:07pm Alison Porchnik:

When I lived in California I used to listen to this in the winter and feel nostalgia for California in the winter. The funny thing is, I don't miss it at all.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:09pm Brendan:

  Wed. 12/16/15 3:09pm Dean:

Thing is, that song would work for almost any state/city. Minnesota Dreaming. Albuquerque Dreaming. Maybe Fort Lauderdale Dreaming breaks the spell.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:10pm Neil....wild.....wildl.....NEIL:

HI Irwin and all FMU-ers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:12pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Yay Babe Ruth!
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:12pm berbo:

"Linden dreaming" ?
I don't think so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'd be broke & homeless ♬
...if I was in L.A. ♬
...Snubbed by the rich Goth girls
- on a drought parched day ♩...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you get used to tremors
they - usually - go away ♪ ...
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:16pm berbo:

Stopped into a pliates class
I found along the way
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...couldn't get up ♬ off my knees...
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:18pm A.T.F.:

Bozo played a mean guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you *can* get good cheap Mexican food ♬
...the sour cream *might* be ♫ ok...
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:22pm Ike:

Hey Irwin, Ken played yr Xmas classic today. You'd better not pout, you'd better not raise taxes, you'd better not be less militaristic, I'm telling you why: Santa Cruz is coming to town! He sees you when you're sleeping! (Via the NSA.) So go to sleep.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:22pm Dean:

I should have specified "almost any four-syllable state/city."
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:23pm Irwin:

"Santa Cruz" -- I like, Ike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:24pm Bronwyn Bishop:

True that, Kyle. True that.

I was obsessed with South Park when I was 15.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:26pm A.T.F.:

Dont forget to bring a towel
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:26pm FRED:

Oliver Brown's song "Santa Cruz" is a good tune....
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:36pm McCoy:

Oh man, I thought Shining On was going to be a sweet Grand Funk cover. Like this Hatfield, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Bozo picture might be for Willard Scott, who retired from an NBC morning show recently. He played Bozo at one time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:39pm Parq:

Actual headline in today's Washington Post: "These parrots may use ingenious tools – to make their puke more nutritious for mates".
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:41pm Clay:

Love the Man Alone record. Isn't that a Rod McCuen collab? Enjoying you, Ir. Keep it up, man. So very good. It's all that experience.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:43pm A.T.F.:

So there was more than one Bozo?? HUH
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:43pm Dean:

Makes sense, since Lonesome Cities was a McKuen volume of "poems."
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:43pm Brendan:

For no particular reason the Nina Simone piece made me think of Pops Staples doin Papa Legba . Maybe the ritual sounding drum track
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

SouthPark earliest thing was Jesus vs. Santa - perhaps the 1st salvo in the War on Xmas - but not their last. Oh no. For this I can nearly forget their cryptoConservatism...
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:44pm berbo:

The FCC is part of The War on Christmas? When will it end?
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:45pm Clay:

That Dave The Spazz Sinatra show was absolutely incredible. Glad you're airing some of it. Very magnanimous of you. Is that the right word? I wanted to use a large, impressive word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pops Staples? Legba? ...That's like - 'Haiti is 80% Catholic - & 100% Voodoo'...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:47pm Irwin:

Larry Harmon owned the rights to Bozo, and he was by many accounts a bastard, suing anyone and everyone who used HIS Bozo. In 2008 my friend Don Brockway sent out an email with the subject line, "Good news about Bozo." The mail contained Larry Harmon's obit.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:47pm Donna (the Mothra of Lisa):

Hi Irwin- no comment, just wanted to wish you a blessed holiday season! Enjoying the show today.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:49pm Irwin:

Hola, mama Donna!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:49pm V Priceless:

good afternoon, Team Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:49pm Rich in Washington:

what's the meaning of 'The Capital Clown'?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:50pm Irwin:

Record label, Capitol.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:51pm Dean:

These days we have many Capitol clowns. Most of the buildings denizens, in fact, out-Bozo Bozo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:52pm Rich in Washington:

ah! Thanks! I had wondered. Like maybe Bozo was a cabinet level position, or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interviewer: Is it true the Beatles are Communists ?
McCartney: Don't worry - we're - Capitol-ists...get it? ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 3:53pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Happy birthday Frank!!!
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:53pm Dean:

If you use your imagination you can picture the Minority Whip disciplining Bozo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 3:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The latest spending bill from the capitol seems to give a lot of tax breaks to various interests, but at least it provides funds for the 9/11 responders to cover their health expenses.
  Wed. 12/16/15 3:57pm Brendan:

Hes describing. 6-4-3 double play
  🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:04pm Listener Robert:

So, Irwin, you're the one I have to blame for knocking Bill Kelly out of that time slot? I recall being confused for a while, thinking his voice had changed somewhat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 4:08pm Mike East:

I've tried that "here have a buck, kid" routine cuz I wanna be like Jonesy. Its a great bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:12pm Carmichael:

I preferred Nancy over Frank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 4:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stolen form the Chairman of the Board: Holding your jacket over your shoulder nonchalantly by the collar or better still little hanging ring thing.
...It's Gestures, you see.
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:14pm Chris in London:

Irwin- you have just made one of my worst weeks ever much more bearable by playing "Yolanda"- never heard it before and I love love love it!! Thank you my friend :0)
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:14pm Dean:

Saw Sinatra live in the '80s on a good night. Most impressive, though, was the opening act, a comedian who appeared frequently on, for example, Dean Martin roasts and the like. He was pretty fucking filthy. Would have embarrassed Sam Kinison.
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:15pm Neil....wild.....wildl.....NEIL:

I have been listening to you guys on and off since you started back in 85!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 4:16pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Two of my favorite people discussing one of my favorite people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:17pm ChrisB.:

@Dean: Tom Dreesen?
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:17pm Neil....wild.....wildl.....NEIL:

He was AWESOME in The Manchurian Candidate!
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:17pm Dean:

Nope, @ChrisB. Had to look up Dreesen. It was Charlie Callas.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 4:17pm Chud:

The Man with the Golden Arm was killer
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:18pm Brendan:

A couple of Frank remembrances in the fish wrap here:


In George Will's column a great line from Shecky Greene “Sinatra saved my life in 1967. Five guys were beating me up, and I heard Frank say, ‘That’s enough.’
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:18pm Dean:

Guys & Dolls?
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:21pm Dean:

Here's the entry for the show:

JULY 30-AUGUST 7, 1982: FS officially opened the Universal Amphitheater with two opening acts: comedian Charlie Callas and me.

I forgot that Jr. sang, too.

  Wed. 12/16/15 4:21pm Clay:

Loved this little passage from Bob Dylan's 'Chronicles" concerning Frank, Jr. where Dylan recalls ------ "going with his wife to see Frank Sinatra, Jr. play at New York’s Rainbow Room in the late 1960s. Bob writes about how much he enjoyed the show. Dylan “didn’t care if he was as good as his old man or not,” and writes how he liked his “big blasting band.” Frank Jr. came to Dylan’s table to chat after the set, but was wary (probably wondering if he was being put on) until he could see that Dylan “genuinely liked show tunes.” He obviously could only have picked that up from the way that Dylan spoke appreciatively about some of the songs that Frank Jr. had sung."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The guy who helped drop off my new stove this morning was in the house when Ken was playing Sinatra. He said something like "That's familiar. Is that Bing Crosby or someone?" I let him know it was Frank and that he was born 100 years ago.
  🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:24pm Listener Robert:

So we're at the point where we have to IDENTIFY or EXPLAIN Sinatra? Makes me feel soooo old.
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:30pm Pudge:

I love Frank, Jr.s rendition of "Shadows on a Foggy Day." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8ABV47VL7g
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 4:34pm dale:

his version of it's not easy being green is ggod. i think he did some other joe reposo numbers as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 4:34pm Parq:

Oh, thank the Lord, you didn't let it play through to his version of "Bad Bad Leroy Brown". That was the worst Sinatra record I've ever heard -- and that's coming from one of the six people in the world who don't like "New York New York".
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 4:55pm dale:

this franco is very milky edwards
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:55pm Brendan:

All right! 70s style funky wah!
  Wed. 12/16/15 4:55pm FRED:

that moog solo was also pretty off key
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

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  Wed. 12/16/15 5:28pm Dean:

This trio. Given their vast output, they are jaw-dropping good so much of the time.
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:29pm Dean:

I mean an amazing amount of the time. Hard to think of many lapses.
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:34pm Pudge:

This reminds me of that Ian Anderson "Flute Loops" promo 7" for General Mills.
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:36pm victorwooten:

Great show as always
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 5:37pm Irwin:

Thx VW.
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:40pm Pudge:

Fashion Party! it's like great food for a young dog ... Luppi Ciao! I am unable to stop.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 5:49pm Monica:

Noel! Bren is a frequent crossword clue.
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:50pm Clay:

Awesome show, Irwin! Always a pleasure. Gotta run.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 5:50pm Irwin:

Other than this song, never heard of it.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 5:52pm JakeGould:

Did I miss a fucking patter song?
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:55pm berbo:

"LLama land". Wow.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 5:56pm JakeGould:

Have we bombed “Llama Land” yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 12/16/15 5:58pm Parq:

Yeah. This.
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 5:59pm JakeGould:

I like Bob Sinatra!
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:59pm Fredericks:

Too few dimensions!
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:59pm Listening Out There:

"Bob" "Rocks"
  Wed. 12/16/15 5:59pm berbo:

To be fair, Sinatra had a nasty cold when he recorded this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 6:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Irwin. Clicky☆ed everything. Perfect...&/or - just well-disposed today...
(...sorry if too much me like cholesterol in the artery of yer commentsboard...)
  Wed. 12/16/15 6:02pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, Mr. Host Sir!
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