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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Options March 17, 2017: 2017 MARATHON WEEK #2
With co-host Bill Mac of Zzzzzzero Hour

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  Pledges of $75 or more to this show automatically get you a copy of my exclusive 2017 WFMU Marathon Premium; Uncle Michael Present Beyond the Footlights. Showtunes as you’ve never heard them before. Showtunes you didn’t know were showtunes. This is not "The Great American Songbook".
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options    
Bill Carter   Shot Four Times and Dy'in   Options Beating on the Bars: Twisted Tales From Vinyl Wastelands, Vol. 2 (Trailer Park - 2016)
(From: Cal Veale)
Los Straitjackets   Apache   Options Deke Dickerson Sings the Great Instrumental Hits (Trailer Park - 2014)    
Peggy Lee  Beyond the Footights   Options (You Gotta Have) Heart Damn Yankees (HDT - 2107)    
Los Straitjackets   Pipeline   Options Deke Dickerson Sings the Great Instrumental Hits (Yep Roc - 2014)   A PRIZE!!! 
Sanford Clark   It's Nothing to Me   Options Beating on the Bars: Twisted Tales From Vinyl Wastelands, Vol. 2 (Trailer Park - 2016)
(From: Pat Patterson)
Sam Cooke   They Call The Wind Mariah   Options Paint Your Wagon (HDT - 2107)   PREMIUM!! 
Dust   Goin Easy   Options Dust (Sony - 1971)   PRIZE!! 
Fat White Family  Hit Hits Hits   Options Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum - 2016)   PRIZE!!! 
Nina Simone  Feeling Good   Options The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd (HDT - 2107)   PREMIUM!! 
Dust   Ivory   Options Hard Attack (Sony - 1972)   PRIZE!! 
Fat White Family   Goodbye Goebbels   Options Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum - 2016)   PRIZE! 
Yo La Tengo   My Heart's Not In It   Options Stuff Like That There (Matador - 2015)   PRIZE!! 
Tinariwen   Hayati (Anti - 2017)   Options Elwan  PRIZE!! 
The Staple Singers  Freedom Highway (Live) (Legacy - 2015)   Options Freedom Highway Complete: Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church  PRIZE!! 
Mavis Staples   A House Is Not A Home   Options Promises, Promises (HDT - 2107)   PREMIUM!! 
Sammy Davis Jr. and Laurindo Almeida   Here's That Rainy Day   Options Carnival In Flanders (HDT - 2107)   PREMIUM!! 
The Staple Singers   When I'm Gone (Live)   Options Freedom Highway Complete: Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church (Legacy - 2015)   PRIZE!!! 

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:01pm βrian:

Unfolding my lawn chair ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:02pm Scraps:

Wang dang!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:02pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I may have to step away for about a half-hour, but I'm here. Hi Uncle Michael! Hi Bill Mac (-and-cheese)!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:03pm burke:

Oh what a tune!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:03pm Kris Holmes:

tuned in
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:03pm βrian:

Wow, your Jersey voice is different from your Topeka voice, Uncle M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:04pm doctorjazz:

Is it OK to Double Dink?
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:06pm V Priceless:

Uncle M! Bill Mac! People of Earth! Hey!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:06pm northguineahills:

Happy noontide UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:07pm annie:

Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm Bill Mac:

Hiya Folks!!! 20 buck minimum gets in the running for Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands 2cd set! You need this!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Wow! Apache has lyrics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm Stevel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm doctorjazz:

This is too good...OK, I'm in
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm burke:

I went to the same high school as Deke D. Our most notable alum.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:08pm Bill Mac:

Apache rap!
  Fri. 3/17/17 12:10pm whattawino:

Or Rapapache...if you will. Love this!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:12pm melinda:

hi guys!
  Fri. 3/17/17 12:14pm Listener Robert:

Just to clear up the confusion, the guy in the top hat is Abe Lincoln before his beard, the lady in the back is Betty Boop in 2-strip color, next toher is Robby the Robot, and #5 for the NY Mets is David Wright.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:14pm annie:

and antioch! it's on Tunein!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:17pm Scraps:

Awwww, Peggy Lee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:24pm Brian in UK:

Hello Uncle & Bill.
Red suit, no suit or birthday suit??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:25pm Brian in UK:

Bill, they are chewing air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:27pm Stanley:

Zoot suit?
Bill, Michael, everyone!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:32pm melinda:

Hoof n Mouth is great fun to watch.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:32pm melinda:

  Fri. 3/17/17 12:33pm Dean:

I often say, "Up yours!," to my almost 6YO daughter, and she replies in kind, but it has nothing to do with marathons or pledges.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:37pm Flash Strap:

Hello! I'm half here, half cooking
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, Uncle Michael and Aunt Bill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

No red suit this year...NEW suit.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:50pm JP from KC:

That was a great SM Ken impression, right there.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 12:57pm Bill Mac:

Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:03pm Joe non Papa:

Thanks for the Straitjackets prize. I Enjoy your show, listen every week.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:04pm Frank from VT:

Just pledged! (formerly from KS, so loving Hinky Dinky time!) I listen from work, but comment probably every other year.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:04pm burke:

Huzzah! Thanks gents
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:08pm Doug Schulkind:

They call the wind Mariah, and the wind screwed up the lip synch during a globally televised embarrassment.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:08pm Bill Mac:

Dust 2 CD compilation up fer grabs here this hour! Catch Marky Ramone in pre punk glory!!!!
  Fri. 3/17/17 1:10pm Dean:

Had both Dust LPs long ago, but regrettably unloaded them during a purge. Great to hear again.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:11pm Dominick:

Kenny Aaronson on bass
  Fri. 3/17/17 1:12pm Dean:

BTW, the Dust-Ramones connection reminds me of the connection to Cheap Trick of Fuse, which featured Rick Nielsen and Tom Peterson. That LP I retained. Gotta play it soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:14pm annie:

that's good to know UM, i wondered who kept that up.. great job!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:22pm annie:

bryce rules, he really does.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:26pm northguineahills:

I have to split my Fridays b/tn UM & Bryce. Always fun!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Just because this isn't a cab ride doesn't mean we aren't a bunch of hacks.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:43pm βrian:

Italian, not French. Del Formaggio.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:43pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Aww, thanks you guys! xoxoxo
  Fri. 3/17/17 1:45pm Listener Robert:

It's been like this every time since I've been able to follow WFMU Marathon income via the bar graph. Seems the supporters have a sense of the dramatic, & withhold their pledges until the closing hours. I notice the rate of increase has increased a lot today.

The 1st 48 hours, the $ were coming in fast compared to previous years, and I attributed it to the improved economy. It was remarkable on a % basis considering the withdrawal of JM in the AM from the acc't and the increase in the goal. So I remarked here. By a week later I was afraid I'd jinxed it.

Always makes me nervous because I can afford to donate so little myself, but feel so attached to so much of the programming.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:49pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey, can anyone help me identify all the characters that make up the pledge pyramid on the front page? I see Abe Vigoda, Fidel Castro, maybe Sharon Jones, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, R2D2 (duh), and I get the theme, but I can't ID the others. Help!
  Fri. 3/17/17 1:51pm Jeff g.:

I think it's Phife Dawg in the Yankees cap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:52pm Glenn L:

@Wendy. Leonard Cohen, Phife Dawg, Alan Vega.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:52pm Stanley:

Leonard Cohen is in there, I think.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:53pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Who has the "Bienhoa" shirt?
Who looks like Michael Jackson but with a stick?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:54pm Stanley:

There was a tote bag a few yesr ago - the World Domination bag.
I still use mine on a regular basis.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:55pm βrian:

Gene Wilder! I was wondering about that one. Yes, Leonard with the fedora.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 1:56pm Stanley:

Okay, Ken, calm down
  Fri. 3/17/17 1:56pm Listener Robert:

Wendy, it's not a pyramid, that's just perspective. They're short people in a chorus in the Alps. House L-R, front to back, it's Token Hispanic Lady, Mr. Whipple, Token Swiss Yodeler, Ayatolla Khameini (note spelling), Zeppo Castro, Abe Lincoln, Token Black Lady, William S. Burroughs, David Wright, Betty Boop (2-color process), and Robby The Robot.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka! Michael Jackson with a stick is actually Alan Rickman as the Harry Potter character Snape, I believe.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:58pm βrian:

The pedia says Khameini is still alive.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 1:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thank you Glenn L and Doug. Okay, then who is the guy between Abe Vigoda and Alan Rickman? Which one is Alan Vega?
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:00pm βrian:

Is that an Alfalfa do on the left, or a kind of turban?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:01pm Stanley:

Merle Haggard, middle front
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:03pm βrian:

And misaligned-baseball-hat guy?
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thank you, Stanley.
Brian, that's hair. It's also Alan Vega. I figured it out! See here bit.ly...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:06pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Unca M and Mr. Mac. and Dinklettes.
...Phife on the right, Brian.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:07pm βrian:

I've heard of Chevy Vega. Huh.
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:09pm Listener Robert:

David Wright's still alive too, Brian, but that doesn't keep him out of the Alpine chorus line.
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:11pm Listener Robert:

When the station goal is reached, they're all going to climb that ladder, house left, and disappear from the frame.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:12pm βrian:

Wisconsin: "Take Scott Walker. Please!"
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:13pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Wow, thanks, you guys!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:14pm Wendy del Formaggio:

YOU CANNOT put a billboard up in Vermont. We don't allow billboards here. True story! Not since 1968.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:15pm βrian:

I LOVED that about VT when I lived there. It makes such a difference!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:15pm coelacanth∅:

WOOWEE! Thanks! (for "dust")
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:16pm Dean:

Lavagne is a Sicilian casserole.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:16pm V Priceless:

nice work, fish..that's a great set there
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:16pm Listener Robert:

I make up for you guys by always having LOVED billboards.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:17pm βrian:

@Dean: That's not some kind of morbid euphemism, is it?
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:18pm V Priceless:

'love on ya'...stolen from Bowie's 'Pin Ups' liner notes ; )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:18pm Brian in UK:

@ Listener Robert I like the ones that the eyes follow you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:19pm Brian in UK:

Good luck Uncle & Bill, off to the kitchen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:19pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks V! it must be!
...i've been really lucky this marathon.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:20pm βrian:

In the 70s in Michigan, there was somebody — popularly dubbed the billboard bandit — who would travel about and cut down or torch billboards along the highway. A kind of folk hero.
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:21pm Dean:

@βrian: Morbid, yes, but not a euphemism. ("Euphemism" is itself a euphemism. For "bullshit.")
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:21pm Bill Mac:

Ooooohrighty! Yo la Tengo's Stuff Like That There and Tinariwen's Elwan are on ye docket! 20 bucks or more gets you a good chance of taking one of these home!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:21pm Brian in UK:

Tin-r-ra-wen (say it in a Welsh accent)
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:22pm melinda:

When I lived in VT I noticed that in general road signage was often small and easy to miss. I think this is partly a New England thing, though.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:22pm Doug Schulkind:

Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:23pm Bill Mac:

Welch? I can't even speak English...
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:26pm βrian:

Are there no husband-beater shirts offered as swag?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:34pm Parq:

Sorry I'm so late, but I'll just sit here in the back and enjoy the last half hour. UM, I assume it has already been noted that your voice sounds different on this studio's mike.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:34pm Bill Mac:

I think you may have hit on something... no pun intended....
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:37pm Bill Mac:

Hiya Parq, someone else did point that out. He's seems as manic no matter where he is...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:42pm coelacanth∅:

-cheaper than a billboard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:43pm Artie Haywire:

Lemony Fresh!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:44pm melinda:

Great CD and video.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:52pm Alex In Illinois:

You are more factually correct more often than those "Sound Opinions" guys, and certainly more grammatically correct than those guys. You correctly use words like "penultimate" that they misuse.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:56pm βrian:

A Parker fine-nib is my penultimate.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 2:58pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Great Mara-thin show, guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/17/17 2:59pm Great Prophet Zarquon:

Sorry, I'm late........

(Universe comes to an end)
  Fri. 3/17/17 2:59pm Dean:

That was the second-to-last pen I ever owned, @ βrian.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:00pm V Priceless:

great stuff, guys - thanks!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:00pm melinda:

Go Stanley!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Congratulations to the Stanley of Edinburgh Uncle Michael DJ of Give the Drummer Radio!
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:01pm melinda:

You guys are good together.
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:03pm melinda:

I already have the Yo la Tengo, someone else can have it
Avatar Fri. 3/17/17 3:04pm Bill Mac:

Thanks folks, you humble us yet again!
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