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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options May 23, 2016: Holding Hands with the Clock

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Drame  Drame   Options Drame  Platinum  2015  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Video Liszt  Fade in Hong Kong   Options Cosmic Machine: The Sequel  Because Music  2016  CD  From 1981  *   0:11:56 (Pop‑up)
Mark Pritchard  Where Do They Go, The Butterflies   Options Under the Sun  Warp  2016  CD    *   0:15:21 (Pop‑up)
Carlton Melton  Philadelayphia   Options Aground  Agitated  2016  LP    *   0:18:35 (Pop‑up)
Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band  The Rarity of Experience Part 2   Options The Rarity of Experience I & II  No Quarter  2016  CD  At Monty Hall this Thursday!  *   0:23:10 (Pop‑up)
Heron Oblivion  Sudden Lament   Options Heron Oblivion  Sub Pop  2016  CD  Also at Monty Hall this Thursday!  *   0:27:46 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Molten Gold   Options Silver Bullets  Fire  2015  CD  At Monty Hall TONIGHT    0:38:40 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Don't Even Know Her Name   Options Kaleidoscope World  Homestead  1989  CD  From 1985    0:41:39 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Double Summer   Options Soft Bomb  Slash/Reprise  1992  CD      0:43:54 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Night of Chill Blue   Options Somewhere Beautiful  Fire  2013  CD      0:46:35 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Submarine Bells   Options Submarine Bells  Slash/Warner Bros.  1990  CD      0:49:33 (Pop‑up)
Jessica and the Fletchers  Crystal Tears   Options single  Market Square  2016  45    *   0:53:13 (Pop‑up)
Sad Lovers & Giants  When I See You   Options Lost in a Sea Full of Sighs  Dark Entries  2016  LP  From 1981  *   0:55:19 (Pop‑up)
Awards Banquet  The Bishop   Options If Not Now Then Summer  Scioto  2016  LP    *   0:58:32 (Pop‑up)
The Raincoats  Monk Chant   Options single  Play Loud!  2015  45  From 2009    1:01:09 (Pop‑up)
The Monks  He Went Down to the Sea   Options Black Monk Time  Infinite Zero Archive  1997  CD  bonus track, 1967    1:03:21 (Pop‑up)
Lorraine Ellison  Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)   Options Loma: A Soul Music Love Affair - Volume Two  Future Days/Light in the Attic  2016  LP  From 1968  *   1:06:45 (Pop‑up)
Linda Jones  My Heart Needs a Break   Options Loma: A Soul Music Love Affair - Volume One  Future Days/Light in the Attic  2016  LP  From 1968  *   1:09:06 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Reid  I'm Sorry Baby   Options Nobody But You Babe  Tay-ster  2009  CD  From 1970    1:12:02 (Pop‑up)
The Independents  Just As Long As You Need Me   Options Just As Long: The Complete Wand Recordings 1972-74  Kent Soul/Ace  2016  CD    *   1:14:10 (Pop‑up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  Ma Dove Sei'   Options Amore Soundtrack  Monster Melodies  2016  LP  From 1973  *   1:19:53 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of random 45s played in a row just like at my house
Marion  Er ist wieder da   Options single  Hansa  1966  45  Thanks to Guido!    1:32:57 (Pop‑up)
Gary Lewis & the Playboys  May the Best Man Win   Options single  Liberty  1966  45      1:35:00 (Pop‑up)
Bud Logan & Wilma Burgess  Wake Me into Love   Options single  Shannon  1973  45      1:37:26 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra  Don't Get Around Much Anymore   Options single  RCA Victor  1949  45      1:40:29 (Pop‑up)
Pauline Murray & the Invisible Girls  Searching for Heaven   Options single  Illusive  1981  45  A 10"--not a 7"--but still plays at 45!    1:43:48 (Pop‑up)
Rockwell  Obscene Phone Caller   Options single  Motown  1984  45      1:46:43 (Pop‑up)
Earth Quake  Bright Lights   Options single  A&M  1972  45      1:50:13 (Pop‑up)
Nazareth  Holiday   Options single  A&M  1981  45      1:53:41 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  All We Need Is Love, You and Me   Options single  Roulette  1975  45      1:57:08 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack R.i.P.
Lonnie Mack  Wham!   Options The Wham of That Memphis Man!  Alligator  1987  LP  From 1963    2:11:22 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  Save Your Money   Options single  Fraternity  1967  45      2:13:02 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  Things Have Gone to Pieces   Options Whatever's Right  Elektra  1969  LP      2:15:43 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack and Pismo  Lucy   Options Lonnie Mack and Pismo  Capitol  1977  LP      2:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  The Move   Options Attack of the Killer V - Live!  Alligator  1990  LP      2:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  The Man in Me   Options The Hills of Indiana  Elektra  1971  LP      2:26:24 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  Why   Options The Wham of That Memphis Man!  Alligator  1987  LP  From 1963    2:29:27 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark R.I.P.
Guy Clark  Instant Coffee Blues   Options Old No. 1  RCA  1975  LP      2:37:52 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  Anyhow I Love You   Options Texas Folk and Outlaw Music: Kerryville Festivals 1972-76  Adelphi  1983  LP  recorded live in Texas, 1975    2:40:41 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  Texas Cookin'   Options Heartworn Highways: Original Vintage Recordings from the Legendary Documentary  Hacktone  2006  CD  From 1975    2:44:11 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  Dublin Blues   Options Dublin Blues  Asylum  1995  CD      2:47:38 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  I Don't Love You Much Do I   Options Boats to Build  Asylum  1992  CD  with Emmylou    2:51:52 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  That Old Time Feeling   Options Keepers  Sugar Hill  1997  CD      2:54:40 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:03am annie:

good morning radio lovers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:05am melinda:

hello Joe, annie & others!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:06am pantz:

Annie are you okay? Are you okay, Annie? Good morning!
  Mon. 5/23/16 9:06am V Priceless:

Yo Joe! Go bro!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:07am doctorjazz:

Yip Yip Yip Yip!!!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:09am thedunkel:

Yip!Yip! ooooh! oohh! Wha! Wha! Wha! Wha! Drame Drame Drame … and good morning Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:09am Joe McG:

Good Monday to you, friends. Welcome to today's radio programme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:13am Marcel M:

G'morning Joe and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:16am annie:

those radio-aliens crack me up!! and yes i'm ok pantz, thanks for asking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:17am melinda:

Enjoying the synthies.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:22am pantz:

Once again Joe, you've made me want to seek out the soundtrack to Fantastic Planet. This time, I won't put it off!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:23am Joe McG:

@pantz: A must! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:24am Marcel M:

You going to this show, Joe?
  Mon. 5/23/16 9:24am Brendan:

An approving 'what's up' nod to the great Joe McGasko and regards to his most excellent assemblage.
  Mon. 5/23/16 9:25am KP:

Coming soon to an Fmu near you!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:26am bobdoesthings:

gnarrly @marcel.. its this week right?!?!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:26am Joe McG:

@Marcel: Yes, I even bought a ticket!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:26am Marcel M:

@Bob: Haha, yep. Thu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:27am MD:

Hello World...Good May Morning to yous alls...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 9:27am Marcel M:

Cool, Joe! See you there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:28am sphere:

hello Joe and listenerz. :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:28am Joe McG:

@Marcel: Cool! I'm really looking forward to it. Nice Pre-Memorial Day Weekend treat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:29am doctorjazz:

Aw, Thursday nights just don't work (gotta work), too bea, would like to catch this show. Enjoy!
  Mon. 5/23/16 9:29am KP:

Heron Oblivion Express!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:30am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Tell Meg & buddies to come to Cologne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:30am sphere:

i really really like Heron Oblivion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:31am doctorjazz:

Sounds like a great gig for the guitar obsessed.
  Mon. 5/23/16 9:31am Karen:

Love this band and the show this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:32am Guido from Cologne:

esp. known guitar finger-picker switching to drums ...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:34am bobdoesthings:

never cared for the word "boogie" .. sounds gross.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:35am Ike:

Too much like "booger"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:35am Guido from Cologne:

Carlton Melton IS A BAND-NAME ! :-)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:36am βrian:

What about "bugger"? It's a rather innocuous term on this side of the pond.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:38am bobdoesthings:

@ike - yeah i guess that's it.like a child talking about his boogers..
Endless Boogie, however, pretty solid band the bit I've heard.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:41am Joe McG:

Thanks, Guido! :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:42am Marc Francis:

Howdy Joe! Howdy all!
  🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:44am tadpoles:

The Chills - a gig I'd love to see. Wear my leather jacket.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:45am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: Which you love!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:49am Marc Francis:

I just went to the Chills website to see where else they were playing (hoping for a Montreal show) and they only have 2014 listed!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:50am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe and Club McGasko.
You be Chillin' this am, JMc. :-D
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:51am Joe McG:

@Sem: Ha ha! That's because I'm broadcasting from Chilltown (Jersey City's nickname--I'm not kidding!)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:52am Sem Chumbo:

Ha Ha right back. Chilltown, really? Gotta look into that.
  🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:52am tadpoles:

I know they're playing in Britain in June. My brother's off to see them - lucky bugger.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 9:54am djsheilab:

Mornin' Joe! I'm getting my long overdue Chills education. One beauty after the next!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 9:55am Joe McG:

Hey, Sheila B.! Recovered from that weekender?!
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:00am djsheilab:

@Joe McG The sunshine, warm weather + your tunes are definitely helping :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:01am bobdoesthings:

monkchant cover!?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:03am Joe McG:

Aw, thanks, Sheilab!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:05am Marc Francis:

Alrighty. See ya later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:05am Parq:

Bobdoes and Ike, @9:34-35:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 10:09am Ear Hammer:

This Lorraine Ellison is doing "it" for "me." Excellent tune!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:12am Joe McG:

Hey, EH! How are you this morning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 10:14am Ear Hammer:

hangin' and bangin' THE USUAL. You?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:14am Joe McG:

@EH: Spinnin' and chillin'. AS USUAL! :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:16am βrian:

Chilltown: It's where you go to get your freon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 10:16am Ear Hammer:

This soul set is exquisite! Should we expect a turn toward the (rrrrrr) later on in the show? I'm trying to be delicate and not incite a riot due to spoilers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:19am Parq:

The Independents track is something. Joe, superb but relatively obscure soul is really one of your fortes.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:19am Sem Chumbo:

Love this interlude, sweet x 10.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:19am Joe McG:

@EH: Not sure! It's either going to be funky country or folky or rocking. I'm leaning towards Tribute Land. @Parq: Thanks, Parq! Nice to have you aboard.
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:19am Brendan:

The soul song monologue was a great musical device
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:21am Parq:

Joe, you should do a Downtown Soulville fill-in sometime. DJ Trouble (who also has a finger on the pulse of great and under-exposed soul) did one once, and it kicked hind.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:22am djsheilab:

Ahhhh....this song is heaven!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:23am Joe McG:

@Parq: I'd love to! High flattery indeed.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:25am Cecile:

Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:28am Cecile:

Janis had great taste.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:29am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Start the week as you would like to end it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:32am Guido from Cologne:

ooooh Marion!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:35am Brian in UK:

Nice one, Guido.
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:35am P-90:

All this and Marion too! Great job this morning as always, @DJ Joe McG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 10:36am JP from KC:

Morning, all. I'd take UK Brian's advice, but my employer frowns on drunkenness at the office this early in the morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 10:36am Marcel M:

"the best man but only at your wedding." Nice turnaround!
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:38am P-90:

@Parq: inspired suggestion, for Joe to take a turn on DT Soulville.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:38am Sem Chumbo:

Hmm, I guess This Diamond Ring has a subtext for Gary.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:39am Joe McG:

Thanks, P-90! @BrianUK: Good advice! @Marcel: I also love the Beach Boys-y Leslie'd keyboards on that record.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:39am Brian in UK:

WILMA, said Fred.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:40am Sem Chumbo:

Bud and Wilma: doesn't sound very focus-grouped to me, branding--wise.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:41am Brian in UK:

Sorry WILMA bawled Fred.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:41am Cecile:

that song kind of creeped me out. I can't explain why.
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:41am melinda:

I was thinking something along those lines too, Sem.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:43am pantz:

Love this Duke Ellington song! I can picture my grandma singing it and waltzing around the kitchen.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:43am Sem Chumbo:

I wonder if Ellington and John Wayne ever got into a tussle over who would be called *Duke*?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:45am Joe McG:

@pantz: What a sweet picture! The 45 is a little crackly, but it's from 1949, so we have to cut it some slack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:46am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Sem - Duke Kahanamoku, the surfing legend, would also want to get in on that.
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:47am P-90:

"Searching for Heaven": super 80's-sounding record. Watery chorus on everything, Debbie Harry-influenced vocals, etc. etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:48am sphere:

Rockwell has a very troubled relationship with technology.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:48am Sem Chumbo:

hehe, nice one, KfHP. Spelling and everything.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:49am Cecile:

strange song but still sadly relevant.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:49am pantz:

@sphere an obvious paranoid as well
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:49am Cheri Pi:

Deep (to me) Rockwell cut!
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:49am Brendan:

Joe we traced the Rockwell and its coming from inside the studio! Omg! Run for your life!
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:49am djsheilab:

Loving these 2 back-to-back 80s tracks!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:50am Sem Chumbo:

I half expect this to break into a Hall and Oates thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:50am sphere:

Rockwell is polite though. the Caller is "Mr. or Miss."
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:50am Cecile:

the backup vocals make it.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:50am pantz:

Poor guy probably sees spies in his soup.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:51am Joe McG:

@Brendan: AHHHHHHHHH! Help! @Cheri Pi: Great tragedy: The Upper Crust brought NO MERCH with them to Monty Hall on Saturday night, so I couldn't get you that shirt. :(
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:51am Blix:

Rockwell...the Thomas Pynchon of '80s r&b pop. "Somebody watching me" was him too, wasn't it?
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:52am Cecile:

Rockwell was Berry Gordy's son. He probably heard "can you give this tape to your dad" ever since he was in diapers.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:52am Cheri Pi:

Oh noes! Well it makes sense, t-shirts are rather pedestrian
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:53am Joe McG:

@Cheri Pi: I really hoped they would be selling powdered wigs.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:54am Cecile:

at least garters!
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:55am P-90:

Rockwell: The Motown Thomas Dolby.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:55am βrian:

Speaking of upper crust, it's Rhubarb Pie Monday at our house. I can't wait!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:56am PKNY:

According to Rockwell Wikipedia page, he got his contract with Motown without his father's knowledge. I find that hard to believe.
  Mon. 5/23/16 10:57am Brendan:

Speaking of Holiday are you around next week Joe?
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:57am Cecile:

yum yum rhubarb!

this is pretty watered-down Nazareth. the 80s were kind of awful to old-school hard rockers.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:58am Cecile:

PKNY, it was pre-Internet. It's entirely possible.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:58am PKNY:

And on the album with "Somebody's Watching Me", he does a cover of "Taxman". How could I have make it this far in life without hearing that.

If someone at WFMU decides to do a 3 hour set of "Taxman" covers, that better be featured!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:58am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Yeah, I'll be here for my Memorial Day special. Once I decide on what that is, we'll be in good shape! Best songs of WWII? Songs about the deceased? Only songs by people who are no longer with us? Anyone have any ideas?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 10:59am Brian in UK:

Goodbye Lonnie.

Got to cut and run, Joe. Away next week, sees you later. Have a good week everyone.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:59am Cecile:

how about a summer party vibe? Because soldiers go fight wars and dream about coming home to barbeques and pool parties and normalcy.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 10:59am Cheri Pi:

Were they doing facial mole painting at the very least?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:00am Joe McG:

@Cecile: That's not a bad idea. I have a feeling Joe Belock will be there before me, though (he lives for summer). @CP: Of course! And white powder.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:01am Joe McG:

BTW, the Upper Crust and Figgs were videoed, so you should see something up on the site eventually...
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:01am Dean:

Songs with "memory," "memorial," "remember," etc., in their titles.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:01am Cecile:

most everyone loves summer. Keep the summer fun going!
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:02am Cecile:

How about all blues, soul and rock songs about fish fries and barbeques?
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:02am Cecile:

billboard still has some life left to it.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:03am Cecile:

please do!
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:04am Dean:

Saw Robbie Dunbar play at a local pub a year or two ago.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:07am KP:

I saw Lonnie Mack open for the Doors at the Felt Forum. He was also in on some of their sessions.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:11am briaboy:

Please talk less and play music....
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:12am Joe McG:

@briaboy: Here we go....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:15am Guido from Cologne:

Finishing work now.
Nice to see the lyric notes appreciated!
CU Joe and thanks 4 the entertainment.
Will be on a reading by Viv Abertine (Slits) tonight.
That's gonna be interesting for the "audience-questions" part of it (her book reads like a novel).
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:16am Joe McG:

@Guido: Her book was great! I'm sure the Q&A will be really interesting!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:18am pantz:

OOOOH! I gotta read that. What's the title @guido ?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:18am Sem Chumbo:

Torch and Twang, what range! Love it.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:18am βrian:

This reminds me that there are flies in the kitchen, and that I can hear 'em there buzzin'.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:18am djsheilab:

I think you strike the perfect balance between speaking + playing records @JoeMcG.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:19am βrian:

@Sem: Cat names!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:19am Joe McG:

Thanks, Sheila! :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:20am βrian:

And such dulcet pipes, Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:21am Sem Chumbo:

haha, @ βrian.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:21am Joe McG:

@Brian: Aw, you guys! Appreciate the support. I actually don't really talk that much, I don't think! Could be a lot worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:24am doctorjazz:

Also like hearing you speak at the mike break
fine Mack tribute!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:25am Joe McG:

@doctor: Thanks! Yeah, the show's suddenly sprouted some hair on its chest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:26am Michael 98145:

Great Mack track!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:27am Joe McG:

Mack attack!
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:28am Dean:

Never realized that the opening to Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" was a Lonnie Mack tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:30am Mister Dobalina:

Thanks for the Mack schoolin' set, I needed it. Now I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:31am Mick:

Thank you thank you thank you for the Lonnie Mack tribute. Much appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:31am Parq:

Way-dug that Dylan cover.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:32am Joe McG:

@Dean: I think he might've cribbed it from somewhere else. Sounds a little like "Turn On Your Love Light" or something. @Dobalina and Mick: You bet! His catalog is really rich, full of gems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:32am Parq:

"New Morning" is *such* an underrated Dylan album.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:32am P-90:

When Prince and Lonnie Mack died on the same day, I knew I would have to be patient, that some FMU DJs would do some Lonnie Mack tributage by and by.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:33am Cecile:

Same here Mr. Dobalina. I didn't know that much about him. This is great and RIP Lonnie.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:34am Cecile:

damn, dude can blow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:34am Michael 98145:

That's why we come to WFMU
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:36am Cecile:

he did - I remember not being able to keep his stuff in stock in Ann Arbor.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:37am Cecile:

no, keep playing Lonnie
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:38am Cecile:

ok, if it's Guy Clark.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:38am madman:

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:38am Joe McG:

Sorry, Cecile, this is where I want to go.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:38am Joe McG:

HEY Madman!
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:41am Cecile:

S'cool, Joe. I said OK, if it's Guy Clark.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:41am Cecile:

  Mon. 5/23/16 11:41am melinda:

I didn't know much about Guy Clark but serendipitously found a copy of the Heartworn Highways documentary at the public library last week and I'm in the process of watching it. It is good.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:42am βrian:

Heartworm Highways? Oh dear.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:42am Joe McG:

@Cecile: Ha ha, no problem! @melinda: Great movie! I'll play a song from it next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:43am MD:

Nice Lonnie Mack Stuff! Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

The Memorial Day show just might end up being a memorial tribute to all the artists we've lost in the past year. Lord knows we've lost quite a few.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:44am annie:

i never realized how much guy clark's influence was... i love all his songs..
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:44am madman:

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:45am Joe McG:

@Ken: Yeah, I think I'm doing my Memorial Day show right now! Thanks for all of your suggestions, everyone, btw.
  🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:45am tadpoles:

madman made me think Joe...would it be too egomaniacal to do a show of (or a segment of) "Hey Joe" covers ... if there are enough??
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:45am Cecile:

Texas cooking! that's great Memorial Day song.

Texas cooking is something. Good food down there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:46am coelacanth:

good morning Joe and everyone.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:47am Cecile:

ranch style beans are great, too. Gotta make some.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:48am melinda:

@Brian: I like that title even better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:48am coelacanth:

Thanks for the Guy Clark songs; 'wish i'd caught the Lonnie Mack.
...never knew much about Guy Clark, but last night someone played a bunch of his stuff on the jukebox.
Good stuff.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:49am John McGreivey:

Love the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:49am Dominick:

thank you thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:49am Scraps deSelby:

Had to get up from bed and appreciate Guy Clark
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:49am βrian:

Damn, it's getting on toward lunch time. The food carts are gathering.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:50am P-90:

Astonishing songwriting skills + polished performer. Hurts to lose these guys.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:51am Joe McG:

Glad you guys are enjoying the Tribute Hour. Guy Clark was a helluva great live performer. I had the good fortune to see him a number of times. Never saw Lonnie Mack, sadly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:51am Mister Dobalina:

I'm a huge JJ Cale fan, and this sort of stuff is right up my alley. Actually, JJ Cale is my absolute favorite, EVER!
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:53am tino:

God bless Guy Clark-
My parents wore those first 2 records out in the mid 70s-
Those songs are heavy shit for little kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:53am coelacanth:

"Really?" is a perfect album.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:53am KP:

I have seen the David, Mona Lisa and Doc Watson too. Not sure about the Columbus Stockade Blues.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:54am madman:

  Mon. 5/23/16 11:54am melinda:

Lovely duet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:54am Mister Dobalina:

Has anyone seen, 'Heartworn Highways' ? Might have to catch it some how.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:54am Polyus:

I am going to see Beyonce in a big football stadium tonight, Joe. Words I never imagined myself typing. The things we do for love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:55am Michael 98145:

be brave, Polyus
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:55am βrian:

She's Bouncéy in our household.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:55am Cecile:

Poly, that should be amazing.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:56am Joe McG:

@POlyus: Hey, sounds like fun! Make it a good time!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:56am Sem Chumbo:

Hey, Thanks a lot, Mr. Chilltown Joe, been a slice of delicious music pie this am. Later!
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:56am Cecile:

yeah, and you have to report back about the new stadium. From the outside, I have no clue how it's going to look.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:57am officina:

Great show Joe, amazing Guy Clark !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:57am common:

great show, joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:57am Joe McG:

Hey, everybody, thanks for listening and commenting today. I hope you all have a nice holiday weekend (if you're in the U.S.) and just a great weekend period if you're abroad. Have fun!
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:57am Polyus:

I am actually pretty psyched. Never been to a huge pop spectacle show like that before.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:57am βrian:

Ach, and of course netflix doesn't have the documentary available. Oy.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:58am Cecile:

brian, youtube might
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 11:58am βrian:

Oh my. Memorial Day. I completely forgotted.
  Mon. 5/23/16 11:59am Polyus:

@ Cecile - it's at TCF, not the new Vikings joint. So outdoors, unfortunately. We are gonna get drenched.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/23/16 11:59am coelacanth:

Thanks Joe.
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 11:59am madman:

  Mon. 5/23/16 12:00pm P-90:

@Joe McG: Thanks for a great show, outdid yourself in this last hour!

"Heartworm Highways": wasn't that a Hartz Mountain advertising jingle?
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 12:00pm Cecile:

Walgreen's has a fine selection of ponchos. I'd splurge for a couple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 12:00pm doctorjazz:

Also like hearing you speak at the mike break
fine Mack tribute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 5/23/16 12:00pm Michael 98145:

Love Emmylou
Avatar Mon. 5/23/16 12:02pm madman:

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