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Options July 18, 2016: Happiness Cocktail (with Special Guest Sonny & the Sunsets)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Gordon Jenkins  Magical City / Happiness Cocktail / I'm Learnin' My Latin / Once Upon a Dream / Never Leave Me / This Close to the Dawn / Repeat After Me   Options The Complete Manhattan Tower  Capitol  1956  LP  Steven: Elliott Lewis; Julie: Beverly Mahr    0:00:00 ()
The Turtles  Love in the City   Options Turtle Soup  White Whale  1969  LP      0:27:18 ()
Talking Heads  Don't Worry About the Government   Options Talking Heads: 77  Sire  1977  LP      0:30:56 ()
Nick Gilder  Hot Child in the City   Options City Nights  Chrysalis  1978  LP      0:33:58 ()
 
Sensation  Baby   Options Boobs: The Junkshop Glam Discotheque  RPM  2005  CD  From 1973    0:44:44 ()
Harvey and Doc with the Dwellers  Oh Baby!   Options At the Party  Candy  1986  LP  From 1964; Phil Spector & Doc Pomus    0:47:14 ()
The Salty Peppers  Uh Huh Yeah   Options Celebrities...at their Best! Vol. 4 - Three Chord Monte 2016 Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  From 1969  *   0:50:06 ()
Dan Penn and Don Covay  I Can't Stop (The Feeling Won't Let Me)   Options Close to Me: More Fame Recordings  Ace  2016  CD  mid-60s  *   0:51:59 ()
Durand Jones & the Indications  Giving Up   Options Durand Jones & the Indications  Colemine  2016  CD    *   0:54:03 ()
Lenny Welch  A Hundred Pounds of Pain   Options Mainstream Modern Soul 1969-1976  Kent Dance  2016  CD  From 1974  *   0:58:49 ()
Driver 67  Car 67   Options Quadraphonic! Starting with the '70s IV: Evan "Funk" Davies 2016 Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  From 1978  *   1:02:21 ()
Finch  Hey Spunky   Options When Sharpies Ruled: A Vicious Selection  Festival/Warner Bros.  2015  CD  From 1976    1:05:32 ()
Trevor White  Crazy Kids   Options single  Just Add Water  2016  45  From 1976  *   1:08:59 ()
England's Glory  Devotion   Options Legendary Lost Album  Anagram  1994  CD  From 1973    1:12:06 ()
The Flatbackers  Buzzz Going Round   Options Sharon Signs to Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985  RPM  2016  CD  From 1980  *   1:14:50 ()
Joan Moody  The Life of the Party   Options Modernism  Kent Dance  2016  CD  From 1965  *   1:17:26 ()
Petty Booka  I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend   Options Blue Lagoon of Petty Booka  Sister  2000  CD      1:19:42 ()
Kanui and Lula  Oua Oua   Options Hawai'i Authentic: The Pre-War Era Vol. 1 (1925-1936)  Asherah  2016  LP  From 1933  *   1:23:26 ()
Suicide  Cheree   Options single  Superior Viaduct  2016  45  1978; remixed version; R.I.P. Alan Vega  *   1:26:12 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row for no reason in particular
Bangor Flying Circus  Come On People   Options single  Dunhill-abc  1969  45      1:37:47 ()
.38 Special  Hold On Loosely   Options single  A&M  1980  45      1:40:15 ()
Laura Lee  It's Mighty Hard   Options single  Chess  1967  45      1:43:49 ()
Jim & Jesse  Paradise   Options single  Opryland  1974  45      1:46:29 ()
Julius La Rosa with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra  Man to Man   Options single  RCA Victor  1957  45      1:49:00 ()
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft  Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick   Options single  Virgin  1981  45  "Love at First Sight"    1:51:58 ()
Evelyn "Champagne" King  Action   Options single  RCA  1983  45      1:55:56 ()
Claude François   Les Cloches Sonnaient   Options single  Philips  1964  45  "The Bells Are Tolling"    1:59:12 ()
 
 
Sonny and the Sunsets Live on WFMU. Featuring Sonny Smith (lead vocal, guitar), Tahlia Harbour (vocal, guitar, percussion), Shayde Sartin (bass), Richard Gowen (drums). Engineered and photographed by Mario Santana.
Sonny and the Sunsets  I Wanna Do It   Options Live on WFMU            2:11:25 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  The Hospital Grounds at Night   Options Live on WFMU        unexpurgated version will be available on the FMA in a couple of weeks!    2:13:31 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  Check Out   Options Live on WFMU            2:15:47 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  White Cops on Trial   Options Live on WFMU            2:20:08 ()
Sonny Smith  Mondrian   Options Live on WFMU            2:22:51 ()
Short Interview with Sonny                2:25:33 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  My Little Death   Options Moods Baby Moods  Polyvinyl  2016  CD    *   2:26:48 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  Death Cream   Options single  Soft Abuse  2009  45      2:29:34 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  Talent Night at the Ashram   Options Talent Night at the Ashram  Polyvinyl  2015  CD      2:32:35 ()
Sonny and the Sunsets  Pretend You Love Me   Options Longtime Companion  Polyvinyl  2012  CD      2:35:33 ()
Earth Girl Helen Brown  I Wanna Do It   Options single  Turn Up  2011  45  a.k.a. Sonny and the Sunsets    2:41:04 ()
 
Brigid Mae Power  How You Feel   Options Brigid Mae Power  Tompkins Square  2016  CD  live on the show next week!  *   2:47:19 ()
Mark Kozalek  Send in the Clowns   Options Lost Verses: Live  Caldo Verde  2016  CD    *   2:51:02 ()
Suicide  Dream Baby Dream   Options single  Superior Viaduct  2016  45  From 1979  *   2:53:56 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:02am Cheri Pi:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ra-di-o!
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:04am Sem Chumbo:

Morning, Joe, hi-dee-ho, pi, ditto rad-i-o, KfHP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:04am BLCKDGRD:

I'm completely unfamiliar with this Suicide song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:04am annie:

hey everyone, i did not fall back asleeep
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:06am Marcel M:

Morning Joe!

This is cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:06am bobdoesthings:

goodmorning
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:06am Joe McG:

@BLCKDGRD: Ha ha ha! Morning, everyone! Happy July whatever it is today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:07am Marcel M:

"This seemed fair enough," haaha
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:08am P-90:

Yip yip yip! Wow! Good Morning Joe and Martians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:08am bobdoesthings:

theatre of the mind here
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:09am P-90:

Thurl!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:09am Wild Neil:

Peace Joe et al....showtunes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:09am annie:

i love this stuff!!!
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

I wish people would burst into song in my City, accompanied by a nice string arrangement and a male chorus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:10am Marcel M:

@SemChumbo: Believe it or not... it actually gets tiring here in NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:10am bobdoesthings:

@joe/all - what does your Happiness Cocktail recipe include?
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:10am KP:

Cleveland, City of Lights, City of Magic
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

@bobdoesthings - That's a good topic for SUW.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:11am Joe McG:

@KP: Ha! I wish Randy had written an ode to NYC as good as this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:12am bobdoesthings:

@kenfromHP-yeah! well..could be.. I could imagine it going south quick
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:13am P-90:

1956! This is exactly the period I've been researching. I must learn more about this.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:13am pierre:

Hello Joe !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:13am Parq:

Ohhh, so this is where that Rex drop-in comes from.
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:14am Sem Chumbo:

"Conjugation up to par." On the edge of NSFW, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:14am Joe McG:

@Sem and Marcel: Ha ha ha! @P-90: The original version of this came out right after the war in 1946. This is the rerecorded version. Hi, pierre!
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:17am Sem Chumbo:

A love the vocal artistry that helps the lyric out when it doesn't exactly scan.
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:26am Polyus:

Oh, hot dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:29am sphere:

morning all! were the Jenkins songs a musical or was it a suite designed for an LP?
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:29am Wild Neil:

The Turtles had AMAZING vocals and always remind me of Frank Zappa since he sang with them and actually did Happy Together at a Frank show that I heard once!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:30am Joe McG:

@sphere: He wrote it to be recorded. I'm not sure if it was ever really performed, but probably!
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:31am tadpoles:

The Fluorescent Leech & Eddie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:32am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:32am Parq:

Some good Flo and Eddie footage in the new Zappa doc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:33am Marcel M:

I'm sensing a theme here..
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:34am Joe McG:

I'm not a Zappa fan by any stretch, but I want to see that new documentary!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:34am Wild Neil:

This Talking Heads album naïve tone is reminiscent of the earlier Modern Lovers...wonder if David Byrne was inspired by them? The music behind him ROCKS on this album...I am at a loss for a theme unless its awesome vocals...
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 9:35am Sem Chumbo:

Talking Heads to Nick Gilder. That's some fine DJ'ing there, Joe:-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:37am pantz:

Is "We Built This City" next? Morning, Joe!
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:38am P-90:

Wiki says Jenkins & Co. performed an early 16 minute version of the suite on Ed Sullivan's show. An unusual invitation from Sullivan, who usually liked to keep things moving with acts that lasted just a few minutes. Patti Page apparently did a version later. Beverly Mahr, who was the original "Julie", was married to Jenkins and a siinger in his orchestra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:39am Listener Scott:

You chose wisely.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:39am Wild Neil:

Oh, City. Got it..."City I live in " Talking Geds...I thought We Built This City was a commercial jingle when I first heard it...one of the worst songs EVER!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:39am Ken From Hyde Park:

Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Cities In Dust"?
  Mon. 7/18/16 9:43am P-90:

"All-Male Bar" meant something very different then than it does now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:43am Marcel M:

It surprises me they were out at 4am back then as well.

I think a few years back you could hire a guy to take you around in a shopping cart but I think Rudy dropped him off somewhere in NJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

She was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, you say?
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:44am Wild Neil:

Here we go...could be anything..."highbrow" I think was meant ironically...
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:45am Joe McG:

Shopping cart rides around Central Park is a brilliant idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

My swag package arrived this weekend, all in order. Thanks, Joe and delivery team!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:47am Marcel M:

@Joe: Something tells me De Blasio may be into reinstating it now that King Bloomberg is out ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:48am Marcel M:

Oh snap, is Justin Bieber on deck?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:49am JP from KC:

'Morning, all! I'd take a shopping cart ride over a carriage ride any day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:50am annie:

yay, ken, that means mine can't be too far behind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:50am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm anxious. Should be time for my swag to arrive, and Canada Post has not gone on strike... better knock on wood.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 9:54am Joe McG:

@Andrew: We were holding off on Canada, but I think we're going to send 'em out soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 9:58am Cecile:

hola!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 9:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Mornin', Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:00am Joe McG:

G'mornin'! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:00am Cecile:

mainstream modern soul? this cuts sounds more like blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:01am Cecile:

it's still great.
But some of these new categories: eccentric soul, mainstream modern soul...seem kind of weird to me.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:03am Wild Neil:

Is James Brown "eccentric soul"? Hey Cecile!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:03am Cecile:

wow. This is crazy. It sounds like Eno and Anthony Moore!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:03am Joe McG:

@Cecile: In this case it's referring to the Mainstream label, so it's not really an attempt at genre coining!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:03am annie:

cecile, i still can't figure out the "psych" category
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:03am Cecile:

oh! Good. See? It's confusing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:04am Marcel M:

Psych is really, really overused now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:04am Cecile:

I think eccentric soul is weird one-off soul 45s done by people who just wanted a souvenir of their career or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:05am annie:

i learned a hellova lot when i first started riffling through the FMA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:06am Cecile:

FINCH! One of their guys played in Skyhooks for a while. I went to school with sharpies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:07am Cecile:

OK, Joe, how do you feel about Foghat? I think the Fool for the City LP is pretty great.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:07am Wild Neil:

Finch really sounds like its from 1976. Joe, thanks for putting years in your playlist, it helps me place music in time and space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:09am Cecile:

1976 was such a pivotal year for me.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:09am Joe McG:

@Neil: No problem! @Cecile: I have no problem with Foghat! I may have never played them on my show, but it's not intentional.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:10am βrian:

Foghat conjures sitting in the cork-lined "sound room" in the basement, black light posters and all. Incense, yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:10am Cecile:

If you could slip some on some day, that would be awesome.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:10am Wild Neil:

I think Donny Iris is seriously under-rated. "Ah Leah" is an AWESOME song from the 80's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:12am Cecile:

Donny Iris was not underrated in my neck of the woods. He never really spoke to me, but I wasn't the target audience.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:13am Joe McG:

@Neil: "Ah-Leah" is one of my favorite songs of that whole period. I've played it a couple of times but I would like to play it every week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:13am Cecile:

Peter Perrett!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:13am Planet Tyler:

Peter Perrett - thanks for playing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:13am MattBelow:

"Love In The City" is one of the best singles from 1969. Hard to beat that top notch tune!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:14am Wild Neil:

I am glad Donny Iris had a hit so that I got to hear it at all. I thought England's Glory was going to be The Grateful Dead, but it turns out it sounds like the Violent Femmes meet the Rolling Stones....and The Velvet Underground vocals...
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:15am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:15am Cecile:

They were the precursor band to the Only Ones. Gordon Gano probably took a lot from Peter's vocals.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:18am Wild Neil:

This is certainly an ECELECTIC show today, for sure! COOLio. Can you play Harsh Toke? or Horse Lords?
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:18am Wild Neil:

Joe? Please?
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:22am KP:

Petty Booka? Nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:25am MD:

THE EAST COAST IS ON FIRE!!! HOT HOT HOT!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:25am MD:

OUA OUA!!!!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:26am βrian:

I'm hearing some truly diaphragmatic pyrotechnics here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:26am MD:

we mean it ...MAN!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:26am doctorjazz:

This Oua Oua is just FABULOUS!
Great set!
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 10:26am Sem Chumbo:

Great stuff, Joe. You'd make Gabby happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:27am Marcel M:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:27am BLCKDGRD:

!
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:27am Will:

Enjoying the show. Full disclosure: I played the Robert Goulet narrator role for a full-scale production of Manhattan Tower in a cabaret, 1986 in Portland Maine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:27am Marcel M:

Mad babies poppin' off in this set.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:28am Joe McG:

@Will: I am thoroughly happy that you shared that information!
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:28am Cooh John:

Woke up thinking about this
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:28am tadpoles:

Brilliant segue Joe. Excellent music today.
Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:29am sphere:

that first Suicide album. so so so good.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:29am Joe McG:

Thanks for all the nice comments, my radio friends.
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 10:30am Roberto:

The Alan Vega death headlines are potentially confusing. "Alan Vega of Suicide dead" -- sounds like it was written by Yoda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:31am Marcel M:

@Roberto: haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:31am Cecile:

OH NO. not alan vega
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:32am tadpoles:

Yikes! I'm just learning of his death. Tragic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:33am Marcel M:

If dying in your sleep at 80 is tragic...
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:35am P-90:

There are "people who want to fall out of a roller coaster"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:35am Cecile:

it is the way to go, I gotta say.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:36am Wild Neil:

I just read about Suicide on Wikipedia...Suicide sounds dangerous. That sentence sounds kinda dumb. Sorry Alan Vega died...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:36am Cecile:

Mods meet skinhead clothes.

"Spunky" means sexy in Aussie. hahahah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:36am Marcel M:

One of my philosophy professors used to say that he wanted to die while fully awake and conscious so he could finally know what happened. He'd be upset to die in his sleep and not notice anything. I kind of respect that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:36am Cecile:

Suicide are amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:37am Cecile:

I want the Elliott Carter death. Finish up a piece of music at 103. Tell your nurse you're taking a nap. Go take a nap. Don't wake up.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:39am Joe McG:

@P-90: Well, I don't really know, just riffing. Got to be somebody! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:40am Cecile:

OH NOES
Avatar    Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am Roberto:

Oh hell yes!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am Marc Francis:

I once mixed Suicides Franky Teardrop into Springsteen's State Trooper. It worked so well. The boss lady wasn't impressed though. I guess it was 11 o'clock on a Friday night at a packed bar.....
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am Neanderthal Head:

Hey, the Dusty Show is early this week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am Mick:

Ummmm...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am bobdoesthings:

haha this reminds me of Wet Hot American Summer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am Marcel M:

They use this riff in Wet Hot American Summer, don't they?
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:41am melinda:

I love seeing the reactions to songs like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:42am Marcel M:

@Bob: haha.. I knew you were thinking that as well!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:42am Joe McG:

I sincerely love this song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:42am Cecile:

I loved Tom Schapling's "scare yourself listening to Frankie Teardrop in a darkened room" challenge.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:42am Neanderthal Head:

Don't let it slip away! C'mon, sing with me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:43am bobdoesthings:

@marcel - haha yup.. I think they just use the instrumental riff part..
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:43am Todd-o-phonic:

This show is real Morning Joe.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:43am melinda:

I like it too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:43am annie:

remember that wildlife guy who specialized in snakes, then got bit by a poisonous one? sure to die he directed his crew to write down everything he was experiencing for the sake of science. ... hehe, and now the whole "death" thread has kicked the bucket, too..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:44am Uncle Michael:

Oh good, I didn't miss Molly Hatchet! (not kidding)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:44am annie:

i gotta type faster
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:45am P-90:

@Joe: I know what you meant, wanting to go out in some kind of "Blaze of Glory."
Interesting story from @Will: was this production actually staged? Jenkins himself apparently only performed it as an oratorio kind of thing with his orchestra. And yes I saw that Goulet did an LP version of his own...
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:45am Joe McG:

@Todd: Always!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:47am βrian:

Empty pop bottles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:47am Cecile:

I love this song.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:48am P-90:

Now it's getting real random.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:48am melinda:

This is the best cover of Paradise. I love Jim and Jesse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:48am sphere:

Jim & Jesse are great.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:49am Joe McG:

@melinda: I also love the Everlys' version.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:50am Will:

@P-90. Yes the organizers of the production got full rights to stage it, we had a 12-piece band (The Charlie Brown Orchestra) and all the trimmings (dancing, general absurdity).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:51am Marcel M:

Off to work. Bye Joe and friends!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:51am Todd-o-phonic:

I've always thought Laura Lee was very underrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:52am bobdoesthings:

bye @marcel
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:52am melinda:

Joe I'll have to look that one up. There is a J and J version on YouTube where their harmonies are especially pure and clear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:52am sphere:

the Everly Brothers started out in country music. if you want to hear something special, try their albumn "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us"--their version of Willow Garden is harrowing.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:53am Joe McG:

@melinda and sphere: Yeah, they're also from Kentucky, so it really rings true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:53am Cecile:

DAF!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:54am Ken From Hyde Park:

Went out to put a letter in the mailbox and spied a five-leafed clover. No fooling! I need to find out if that means super good luck or that imminent doom is at hand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:55am annie:

extra luck, ken
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:56am Wild Neil:

@Ken From Hyde Park-it's the new ISO standards clover that is metric.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:56am βrian:

That clover will fix your nitrogen; all is well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 10:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Possibly just "Your soil harbors critical amounts of mutagens."
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 10:57am βrian:

But, really, five leaves is no more odd than three.
  Mon. 7/18/16 10:58am P-90:

Springsteen comments on admiration of Vega:

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bruce-springsteen-on-alan-vega-there-was-nobody-like-him-w429586
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 10:59am annie:

when i was a youngster, there was a patch in the back yard that yieded 4,5, and 7-leaf clovers. i saved each one i picked.there are patches of clover that have that strain of mutations. i thought it was special, then, well.... i got over it due to the xcessive numbers of them and my luck still stunk
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:00am Joe McG:

Coming up shortly: a live 15-minute set from Sonny and the Sunsets recorded here last week. Stay tuned!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:02am Marc Francis:

@ sphere: Wow. Thanks for that Everly Brothers Willow Garden tip. Wow!
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:03am P-90:

@ Ken FHP: They have been seeing flowers grow in some wildly unusual variations near Fukushima...
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:04am Marc Francis:

@P-90: Thanks for the link!
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:07am KP:

Yes, .38 Special. Horrendous
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:07am steve:

hey people!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:07am Wild Neil:

Hold On Loosely is indelibly imprinted on my brain as "early 80's"...I tried to hook up Jim the Poet with my favorite local radio show host Tom from WBEN in Buffalo....at the convention...hope they get to meet and interview each other...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:08am steve:

id like to report Muffs at Monty Hall ruled
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:09am emily:

Yayyyyy! Sonny and the Sunsets!!! YAAAAYYYYY
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:10am βrian:

@steve: That would be a good pass phrase for a blind pig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:13am Linda Lee:

honestly Joe, there's no better monday morning radio anywhere. sincerely!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:14am Joe McG:

Aw, thanks, Linda! @steve: Sorry I missed the Muffs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:17am Linda Lee:

you're welcome. & how great a name is Tahlia Harbour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:17am Whosondephone:

I was stoned. Stoned and starving.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:18am Wild Neil:

Lunch is too far away for me at noon...maybe I must snack...
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:18am Joe McG:

@Linda Lee: She was also super nice and even made the coffee for the band because (shameful face) I never actually made coffee at WFMU before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:20am osvi:

Sonny and the Sunsets!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:21am βrian:

I have a fine little chicken curry calling my name, with beautiful tapered red peppers and delicate slices of baby summer squash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:21am Cecile:

Rolling Stone used to HATE Suicide so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:21am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and Faithful.
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:23am Clay Pigeon:

Joe, look at all these comments. Your Arbies must be through the roof!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:23am Joe McG:

Wow, Clay Pigeon in the house!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:24am Wild Neil:

@Clay Pigeon-hello! You are the funniest man on radio bar none.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:24am Linda Lee:

Tahlia sounds like a sweetheart. hey there Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:25am steve:

is the mysterious "Arby's" WFMU Friendship Society commentor some sort of twisted and hilarious play on the Arbies?
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:28am Joe McG:

I think the Arbies used to open for the Archies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:31am Jeff:

Then the Peoplemeters used to open for the Arbies, before the Peoplemeters became headliners in their own right.
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:31am Clay Pigeon:

TY Wild Neil! Hi Linda! Arbies is the slang term we used to use for Arbitron ratings back in the day. Great show, Joe, as always!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:35am Joe McG:

Aw, thanks, Clay! I'd like to dedicate the .38 Special to you today. Don't let go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:36am coelacanth:

good morning Joe and Surfactants
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:37am coelacanth:

i like Sonny & the Sunsets
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:38am Joe McG:

Really swell people, great songs. I'm going to finish this segment where it began in just a sec. Later on I'll put up a pic on the playlist...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:40am Carmichael:

Ya mean Hold On Loosely?
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:41am melinda:

I'm enjoying this set too.
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:43am Wild Neil:

Beavis and Butthead would have a lot of fun with this title " I Wanna Do It". heh heh heh....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:44am coelacanth:

i guess i caught less than 1/2 the set. -definitely coming back to hear the whole thing.
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:44am P-90:

Hi coel. And Hi @Clay! It's like the .38 Special drew you like a moth to a flame.
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:46am P-90:

@Cecille: interesting observation about Rolling Stone hating on Suicide, then flooding the web with Springsteen's tribute to Vega when he checks out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. Have a good, lucky week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:48am bobdoesthings:

oooooo this is lovely! Can't wait for next weeks show!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:49am Joe McG:

Thanks, Ken! @bobdt: Yes, she's such an amazing singer. I can't wait to broadcast it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:49am coelacanth:

P-90 -or kept me at bay a little too long!
(actually i do kind of wish i'd heard that song today. i loathed .38 special in high school & haven't heard it since; i'm curious what i'd think of it now.)
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:51am Wild Neil:

I never really liked .38 special...
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:53am melinda:

Nice interpretation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:54am sphere:

i never thought i would like Send In The Clowns, to be honest. but it happened here.
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:55am SeanG:

Great show Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/18/16 11:55am Joe McG:

Well, it's just about time for me to vamoose. Thanks for listening, everyone! Have a great week, and stay tuned for Paul Collins with Joe Belock on the Three Chord Monte! See you next week with Brigid Mae Power.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:55am bobdoesthings:

man.. not that I'm complaining.. but this Suicide track has been getting tons of play lately. <3 it though!
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:56am oks:

R.I.P. Alan , dream baby ,dream forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:56am coelacanth:

Thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:57am Mick:

Thanks for a great show Joe. Looking forward to next week's Brigid Mae Power set!
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:57am P-90:

@DJ Joe McG: Thanks for a flawless, exemplary radio show today. I'd never heard Manhattan Tower, the rest of the playlist was spot-on, and the live set was very nice. Couldn't ask for more. Have yourself a good week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 11:58am bobdoesthings:

thanks Joe!! great show as usual. till next week!
  Mon. 7/18/16 11:58am Will:

@sphere. This is what is known as "The McGasko Principle."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/18/16 11:59am coelacanth:

certainly the best send in the clowns for my money.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/18/16 12:38pm Cheri Pi:

CIncinnati!
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