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Options June 19, 2017: Place to Be

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Colin Potter  On Entering York Minster   Options The Ghost Office  Deep Distance  2017  LP  From 1980  *   0:00:00 ()
Chuck Johnson  Labradorite   Options Balsams  VDSQ  2017  LP    *   0:12:41 ()
Mark McGuire  To Continue   Options Ideas of Beginnings  VDSQ  2017  LP    *   0:18:05 ()
Kosmicher Läufer  Tonband Laufspur   Options Live in Graz  Unknown Capability Recordings  2017  CD    *   0:24:02 ()
Ride  Rocket Silver Symphony   Options Weather Diaries  Wichita  2017  CD    *   0:29:16 ()
Le Fruit Vert  Too Much World   Options Paon Perdu  Three:Four  2017  LP    *   0:34:35 ()
School Damage  No Ideas   Options School Damage  Chapter Music  2017  CD    *   0:39:00 ()
En Attendant Ana  I'll Be Your Mirror   Options Songs from the Cave  Nominal  2017  EP    *   0:40:45 ()
Rat Columns  Someone Else's Dream   Options Candle Power  Upset! The Rhythm  2017  LP    *   0:42:58 ()
The Courtneys  Silver Velvet   Options II  Flying Nun  2017  MP3    *   0:45:31 ()
 
 
Like a Flying Nun
Look Blue Go Purple  I Don't Want You Anyway   Options Still Bewitched  Flying Nun/Captured Tracks  2017  LP  From 1988  *   0:56:02 ()
Chug  Flowers   Options single  Flying Nun  1992  45      0:58:24 ()
The 3Ds  Mama Mia   Options ABBAsalutely: A Flying Nun Tribute to the Music of ABBA  Flying Nun  1995  CD      1:01:48 ()
The Bats  Streets of Baltimore   Options Live at WFMU  Merge  1994  EP  recorded 7.23.93    1:05:34 ()
Pin Group  Ambivalence   Options Pin Group Go to Town...  Superior Viaduct  2017  EP  From 1982  *   1:09:03 ()
The Verlaines  Icarus Missed   Options Bird-Dog  Homestead  1988  LP  a 1987 Flying Nun release    1:11:26 ()
King Loser  Morning Dew   Options You Cannot Kill What Does Not Live  Flying Nun  1995  CD      1:14:33 ()
The Magick Heads  Better Left Unsaid   Options Transvection  Dark Beloved Cloud  1998  CD  live on New Zealand radio 8/97    1:17:13 ()
Straitjacket Fits  Down in Splendour   Options Melt  Flying Nun/Arista  1990  CD      1:20:00 ()
The Clean  Late Last Night   Options single  Dark Beloved Cloud  1994  45      1:23:33 ()
Sneaky Feelings  A Letter to You   Options Sentimental Education  Flying Nun  1986  LP      1:26:42 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s all lined up in a row
The Mojo Men  Me About You   Options single  Reprise  1967  45      1:36:24 ()
Jimmy Jones  39-21-40 Shape   Options single  Bell  1967  45      1:38:33 ()
Rose  All I Really Need   Options single  Kama Sutra  1973  45      1:40:52 ()
Bow Wow Wow  Louis Quatorze   Options single  EMI  1982  45  From 1980    1:43:35 ()
The Strangeloves  I Want Candy   Options single  Bang!  1965  45      1:46:14 ()
Betty Everett  Sugar   Options single  Uni  1969  45      1:49:08 ()
The Cars  Just What I Needed   Options single  Elektra  1978  45      1:51:10 ()
Cameo  Rigor Mortis   Options single  Chocolate City  1976  45      1:54:52 ()
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Run Through the Jungle   Options single  Fantasy  1970  45      1:58:07 ()
Rig  Sister Liza Bookman   Options single  Capitol  1970  45      2:01:03 ()
 
Nick Drake  Summertime   Options   No Label  1967  MP3  Happy 69th birthday, old boy    2:14:20 ()
Nick Drake  Untitled Instrumental / Black Eyed Dog   Options   No Label  1974  MP3  alternate, guitar-only take of "BED"    2:15:54 ()
Nick Drake  Place to Be   Options   No Label  1968  MP3  Island demo    2:23:32 ()
Nick and Gabrielle Drake  All My Trials   Options Family Tree  Island/Universal  2007  CD      2:26:25 ()
Elton John  Time Has Told Me   Options   No Label  1970  MP3  Witchseason publishing demo    2:29:31 ()
Richard Dawson  Ogre   Options Peasant  Weird World/Domino  2017  CD    *   2:33:06 ()
Meg Baird, Helena Espvall, Sharron Kraus  Barbry Allen   Options Leaves from Off the Tree  Bo'Weavil Recordings  2006  CD      2:39:38 ()
Jennie Lowe Stearns  The Split   Options   Jennie Lowe Stearns  2017  MP3    *   2:45:17 ()
House and Land  Unquiet Grave   Options House and Land  Thrill Jockey  2017  CD    *   2:48:47 ()
The Secret Sisters  Flee As a Bird   Options You Don't Own Me Anymore  New West  2017  CD    *   2:52:27 ()
Warren Zevon  Steady Rain   Options Preludes - Rare and Unreleased Recordings  New West  2007  CD  watch for that rain!    2:54:55 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:02am Cheri Pi:

nope!
     Mon. 6/19/17 9:03am 12539:

(Joe!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:03am Vincent Nifigance:

Oh, Hai.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Boing boing!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:04am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe, good morning. Hey, CP, 12539, VN.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:05am Cheri Pi:

Heya Sem
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:09am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.

On entering York Minster
en.wikipedia.org...
  Mon. 6/19/17 9:10am neanderthalhead:

This is nice. Reminds me of Spiritualized.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:11am Brian in UK:

Hello Sem. Tropical over here 30C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:14am Brian in UK:

This is my favourite the lantern or hexagon at Ely Cathedral. Oh to be there today.
hiveminer.com...
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:17am BronwynB:

hey joe and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:17am Brian in UK:

Try this instead.
farm9.static.flickr.com...
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:17am Sem Chumbo:

Hello, BiUK. Sultry here as well. Humidex already 30 at 10AM.
How goes the house-hunting? Bagged one yet?
  Mon. 6/19/17 9:18am Cooh John:

Good morning JoeM and all you noisemakers. This from your corner of the world, Sem?
  Mon. 6/19/17 9:18am Chapelhillian:

Chuck! He had a great guitar/drum duo band in Chapel Hill called Spatula - check out Even The Thorny Acacia. He has a good gig doing incidental music for A Chefs Life on PBS
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:19am Brian in UK:

Sem, no not yet ours will go on the market early July. Not seen anything really enticing yet. My wife found one with a two acre field. Hmmm.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:20am Sem Chumbo:

Haha, CJ. Labrador another 6 degrees of latitude north from here. Have no idea what Labradorite is.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:20am Joe McG:

Hey, Cheri and 12539 and Vincent and Ken and Sem and Brian and John and Chapelhill and neanderthal and Bronwyn! I hope you are having a nice morning as I ease into Monday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:20am Brian in UK:

Some kind of dog rock?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:20am Sem Chumbo:

Two acres! You can take up share-cropping in your dotage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:21am melinda:

hi Joe and friends! Nice sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:22am Brian in UK:

I'll gets me a banjer and a romper suit.
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:22am KP:

Happy Monday, Joe McG
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:22am Sem Chumbo:

Only a real rock nut would even attempt to read the Wiki-thingy post. I am not one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:22am steveo:

Good morning, Joe; enjoying the show.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:24am Joe McG:

Hey melinda, hi steveo, welcome KP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:25am medson:

Great show so far Joe. And thanks for fixing the T-Shirt issue. ; )
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:26am Dominick:

Very nice!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:26am Joe McG:

Hey medson and Dominick! Thanks for dropping by. @medson: Always happy to do my bit. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:27am Brian in UK:

I wonder if the new fast railway line between Vienna and Graz has been completed.
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:28am Rev. Turnip Druid:

FOKES!
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:29am Rev. Turnip Druid:

It only hurts when I läufer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:29am steveo:

"In 1936, The New York Times reported that Ned Sparks had his face insured for USD$100,000 with Lloyd's of London."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:30am steveo:

but what about his voice?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:31am Joe McG:

@steveo: Ha ha ha! You can't have one without the other. Honorable Mention: Lee Tracy.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:31am Lixiviated Life:

$100K for THAT mug?
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:33am BronwynB:

i love ned sparks. i took a global cinema class at cornell and we watched gold diggers of 1933. how we laughed at ned sparks, and called him squidward.

then a few weeks later we were watching imitation of life and there's this part where a dark figure is lurking outside the main character's restaurant, and it takes forever for him to finally emerge from the shadows, and it was none other than ned sparks, who says in that voice of his, "SOME RAIN!"

it was pandemonium, we fucking died laughing, i don't know why it was so funny but it was.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:34am Joe McG:

"SOME rain!" Ha ha, I love it.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:35am Joe McG:

Did anyone catch any of the Lubitsch festival at Film Forum? So great. I always forget how fun (and subversive) "Design for Living" is until I see it again.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:41am Joe McG:

I guess none of you did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:41am Ike:

Oh, School Damage, what an unoriginal song! South Park already did it! Ha ha. No no srsly that was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 9:41am steveo:

I'll have to look up Lee Tracy. I am digging this Fruit Vert. APparently paon is french for peacock. Pain perdu, of course is french toast. So it's funny/punny.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:43am Joe McG:

@Ike: Ha ha! @steveo: Thanks for the translation. I was wondering why there were peacocks on the cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 9:52am melinda:

Loved that set! Must transit to work, will resume soon!
  Mon. 6/19/17 9:52am Brendan:

Yay Jim Price! Nobody likes interruptions in the bed.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:58am Joe McG:

Ha ha, yes, Brendan. Thanks, Jim P!
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 9:59am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 9:59am Joe McG:

Howdy, Guido!
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:02am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Wow this a great song....is it new or early 90s?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:03am Joe McG:

@Jeff: That's about 1992, that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:04am Vincent Nifigance:

"Wow this a great song....is it new or early 90s?" an increasingly commonplace statement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:04am doctorjazz:

Hi all! Liked the Mojo Men short on Wake and Bake this morning, Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 10:04am Guido from Cologne:

Seen a concert by The Bats quite recently!
(reffering to Flying Nun)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:05am Parq:

Okay, I need that Flying Nun comp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:06am Parq:

Been wanting to hear a rockin' version of Mama Mia -- one of the greatest pop songs ever -- for years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:06am annie:

sorry to be late, just in time, though, for mama mia!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:06am Joe McG:

Thanks, doctor! I'm going to try to do one of those per week for the Pidge. @Guido: Here's some Bats for you! Hi, annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:08am Vincent Nifigance:

@Joe McG Sunspotz was awesome, too.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:09am Joe McG:

Many thanks, Vincent! I might play the song again on my show in case folks missed it. I have it with me.
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 10:10am Guido from Cologne:

:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:10am Tim 07030:

"I haven't been this excited about a show since The Bats!" - overheard by me several years back as I entered a show by The Clean at Maxwell's, and I remember it because it might have been the most maxwells-y thing ever uttered.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:12am Joe McG:

@Tim: You are the man who would know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:14am Vincent Nifigance:

@Joe Please do, I could definitely go for that again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:14am annie:

hey joe second payment went through fine. i guess we're a go, then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:15am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:16am doctorjazz:

@Parq (10:05)...me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:17am Irene Trudel:

I love me some Verlaines. Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:17am JakeGould:

Good morning, Joe!

Also, Dominick @9:26… Senor Wences smiles upon you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:17am MD:

It's a hot Sticky Day here in the swamps of Jersey! Good Morning Freeeform Play GroundZ!!!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:17am Joe McG:

Heya, Greg! Heya, Irene! Heya, Jake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:18am Irene Trudel:

Oh, and The Bats live at WFMU! I think I lent them my blue Alvarez guitar to play on that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:18am Uncle Michael:

Good morning from my one-man recovery ward. I hope to get released this afternoon. At least this facility has all my stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:19am steveo:

storms coming tonight; lower humidity tomorrow
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:19am Joe McG:

Heal up, Uncle Michael! Hi, MD! Wow, Irene, that's so cool that you were at that session.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:19am steveo:

it was raining on the night she left
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:21am Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Joe. This afternoon they remove the bandages and I find out if I now have Claude Rains' leg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:22am Uncle Michael:

Aww, Bill Dana has left us.
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:22am andrewb:

for a second i thought that King Loser track was Lee and Nancy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:23am Irene Trudel:

Joe, i think I engineer that Bats session. It was back at the 580 Springdale studio.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:23am Joe McG:

@andrewb: Good morning! I have a feeling that's what they were going for.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:24am Joe McG:

@Irene: The back of the record says Brad Morrison, but I never heard of him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:24am Irene Trudel:

andrewb, I thought the same thing. I hadn't been looking at the playlist till then and just had to look it up. I missed a lotta great stuff this morning.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:25am Summer and Michael:

Loving this set! Great show, as ever, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:25am Irene Trudel:

Maybe it's my faulty memory then. But I definitely was there with the guitar.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:25am Joe McG:

@S&M: Thanks as always!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:27am Joe McG:

Let's try that again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:27am Uncle Michael:

I believed it the first time. It was a bubblegum classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:29am steveo:

ditto on the bubblegum; pulling up some feelings today, eh, Joe?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:30am Joe McG:

@steveo: Some sneaky ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:35am steveo:

ha; I had not noticed the artist's name
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:38am Brendan:

Thanks for the redux Joe. Something about sunny pop's corny innocence makes me feel good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:39am Greg from ZONE 5:

Wait, is this song about Jesus?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:40am Joe McG:

You bet, Brendan! @Greg: If Jesus is a shapely gal, yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:41am Parq:

Yes, I did sleep late today, thanks, so much obliged for the encore presentation.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:43am Joe McG:

@Parq: My pleasure! Van Dyke Parks' arrangement is worth hearing over and over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am Brian in UK:

Uncle, get well soon.

"The Invisible mans outside"
"Tell him I can't see him."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, Bow Wow Wow! Annabella rules!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am Itzall Ablurr:

Sometimes Annabella's vocals *kind of* remind me of Liza Minnelli, in a good way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am Parq:

I see what you did there.
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am melinda:

Nice segue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:47am Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Brian. I'm doing fine.
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 10:48am Passaic River Blues:

@Ken: there's something about Annabella's voice--when it works it's crazy good.
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:48am tadpoles:

Hi Joe..cursed having to work and miss your Kiwi set. Look forward to the archive to enjoy it, especially the Bats live @ FMU.

PS nice morph from BWW to the Strangeloves.
Cheers.
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:48am melinda:

@itzall I know what you mean.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:49am Joe McG:

@parq and melinda and tadpoles: Slick, huh? ha ha
  Mon. 6/19/17 10:49am larry from westwood:

Great "work from home" music
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:51am Joe McG:

Heya, larry, glad you're tuned in. You too, Itzall.
Avatar    Mon. 6/19/17 10:52am BronwynB:

this is such a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:53am Brian in UK:

Never was a single buyer but I remember getting Drive by this lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:53am steveo:

'78, and yet so 80s.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:54am The Oscar:

The Cars are one of those bands I always forget that I like until I actually hear them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:54am steveo:

'78, and yet so 45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:55am doctorjazz:

Same, Just What I Needed is great, turned my surly 18 year old on to this (generally likes punk/metal/scream).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:56am Greg from ZONE 5:

YES!
I had this random funk comp on cassette in high school and this was on it. Learning to drive was pretty much all funk and Pavement.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 10:57am Joe McG:

@Greg: I don't know how you managed to drive while shaking your booty to this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 10:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Luckily my parents' '86 Corolla had automatic funk stabilization.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 10:59am Vincent Nifigance:

Thanks for the Creedence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:00am Uncle Michael:

Loved that Cameo. "what's that, the bus stop?"
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:00am Joe McG:

@Greg: HA HA HA
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:02am frozen_peas:

fantastic single file today
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:02am Joe McG:

Why, thank, frozen_peas! Welcome to the show.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:05am Brendan:

Ahh the Jim Price remastered Kevin Ayers
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:09am selloutscharpling:

14 year olds are legal in half the EU. Too bad Americans are forced to get used up grannies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:11am Carmichael:

Heya 1st Monday Joe. Hope all enjoyed their Father's Day yesterday.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:13am Doctor B:

I tuned in just in time to hear you mention Negativland, but not to hear the details. Is there a special program coming up that deals with The Four Floptops, as some people call them?
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:14am Dean:

Why did I think Peter Perrett was dead? (He isn't.) I'm confusing him with somebody. Not TV Smith... Help?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:16am herb.nyc:

hi joe and all, oh, that's why i heard wfmu play Nick Drake about 6hrs ago (i woke to pee). --- TV SMITH: i'm sure he's very very alive (i know the man who helps / books him when he plays in USandA)
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:18am Joe McG:

@Doctor B: Yes, tonight at 6 Vicki talks about Don Joyce's radio show. @Dean: It's amazing that he's still alive, but he is!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:19am herb.nyc:

as you had a NEW ZEALAND thread earlier (i missed it), joe, i see that the NY Public Library keeps "news clippings" on the band. most likely at the lincoln center branch; i'll have to ask them how they choose the bands for such a purpose.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:19am Claw!:

Yoooo Joey Joe Joe

Ahoy hoy, good people
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:20am Itzall Ablurr:

Great show so far, as always!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:21am Joe McG:

Ahoy, Claw! Thanks, Itzall!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:21am Greg from ZONE 5:

*Gorgeous*
I keep hearing "Children go where I send thee…"
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:22am Joe McG:

@Greg: Wow, Greg, I like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:22am Michael 98145:

like riding the rails
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:23am Carmichael:

Daddy loves his Nick Drake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:25am Mick:

Draaaaaaging myself through a steamy, swampy Monday. This show is providing much-needed help. Thanks for the Nick Drake
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:27am Joe McG:

You bet, Mick! Wish he'd made it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:27am annie:

i tend to have a difficult time slogging through long tribute song-cycles... but nick drake, well, this is lovley. just lovely; Play On!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:28am Michael 98145:

what annie said
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:29am Roberto:

Did he just say "Pootnam?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:30am Tim 07030:

I can't hear All My Trials and not think of Elvis. But who cares, it's severethunderstormpalooza!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:30am herb.nyc:

that's a long list? was it till 4.15pm? -- Pootnam? in french, fart is "prout", said "proot". fyi.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:31am Joe McG:

Yes, everyone, please watch the skies....or die!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:31am Roberto:

And whatever you do, stay away from Pootnam!
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:31am KP:

I used to have a four-disc Nick Drake boot I DL'd and assembled, inserts and all. None of that stuff made the move
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:32am Planet Tyler:

I had no idea elton john did a bunch of nick drake covers. And i can't believe i dont totally hate it.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:32am βrian:

Scattered Late Romantic clouds over the isthmus today. Cool, breezy, and beautiful.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:32am Joe McG:

OH, KP! How sad. @Roberto: POOTnam is trouble!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:33am herb.nyc:

my sis turned me on to Elton via (self-titled) and Tumbleweed Connection. when i bought Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ($5.99, alexander's dept store at kings plaza) i was hooked. so i'd love to hear this: www.rollingstone.com...
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:34am Joe McG:

@Tyler: Early Elton John is sometimes quite nice and I like his Nick covers. Wish someone had had a hit with a Nick song. Might've made all the difference.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:36am Dennis Diken:

digging the show Joe! I never heard those Elton demos neither. Elton, for the most part, was a great singles artist, methinks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:36am Brian in UK:

Elton's support at the Troubadour was David Ackles. Who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:37am annie:

richard dawson 'aminds me of what'sisname, the guy that wrote howl. i'll know the name by the time this is up on the screen.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:37am Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey there, Joe. I'm quite late to the show, but here I am anyway.
Is this really Richard Dawson, aka the creepy former host of "Family Feud"?
"Stop kissing me, you gross old man!"
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:38am Joe McG:

@Dennis: Thanks! Yes, they are very nice versions, I think. Very much adapted to his voice; he made them work for him. I'm partial to a couple of Elton LPs (particularly "Madman" and "Tumbleweed"), but I agree that he's strongest on his singles for the most part.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:38am Marc Francis:

Damn. What a song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:38am Brian in UK:

Elton used to do a lot of those Telstar or whoever covers albums over here.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:38am Joe McG:

@Wendy: Alas, poor Richard. We miss him.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:39am βrian:

Different Dawson:
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:39am steveo:

Wendy, no. en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:39am Greg from ZONE 5:

Beautiful tunes from, I assume, the ghost of TV's Richard Dawson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:40am steveo:

jinx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:41am Cliff in Prague:

That Richard Dawson song was amazing. Never heard him before.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:42am zopa:

hi joe. i notice you haven't played any Nilsson today. i'm not judging... just say'n... what's a day without ol' Harry?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:42am Joe McG:

@Cliff: He's quite a singer-songwriter. Worth investigating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:42am Greg from ZONE 5:

Ben Richards: "Killian…I'll be back."
Damon Killian: "Only in a re-run."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:43am annie:

allen ginsberg!! i actually had to look it up.. i sure hope that file can be found another time
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:43am Wendy del Formaggio:

Ooh, thanks, friends. I like this Richard Dawson much better. What an interesting story he has, and that was a lovely song.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:43am Joe McG:

@zopa: Don't want to overwork the fella. I see he was pretty popular on the station last week!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:44am Joe McG:

@annie: His record of Blake bits has just been reissued, but I haven't heard it yet.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:45am herb.nyc:

aside, i just sent this commie pinko fag article to the Lower East Side Ecology Center, with excerpts: www.villagevoice.com...

Filastine and Nova believe that the constraints of nationalism and global capitalism enslave the human race; their album title presupposes that many will call them crazy because their art advocates the need to abandon both systems. The ever-expanding suite of music and videos tied to Drapetomania makes one wonder what might happen if this multimedia project got as much press and exposure as Beyoncé’s Lemonade — and given the diverse sources of inspiration for Lemonade, it wouldn’t surprise me if…
The desire to imagine and live a better life. Yet Filastine and Nova are not so much anti–wage labor as they are pro-responsibility. They want all captains of industry to honestly reassess the social and ecological damage done by structuring businesses around ideas like artificial scarcity, conspicuous consumption, planned obsolescence, and maximum profit.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:46am zopa:

@joe (nefariously rubs hands together). it's working...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:47am annie:

aahh, thanks joe..
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:47am Sem Chumbo:

Yep, Barbry Allen does the trick for me. Quietly taking it all in here, Joe, and it's been plenty, and all good. Thanks, and see you and the McGaskoes next time.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:48am Joe McG:

@zopa: I knew you worked for Harry's estate! @Sem: Always nice to have you along.
  Mon. 6/19/17 11:49am Brendan:

Ethereal beauty
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:49am LynnsBrother:

Hey Joe, can't believe Elton John did that Nick Drake song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:49am Planet Tyler:

Hey Joe, I dont mind elton john i just dont like anyone covering nick drake usually!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:49am Planet Tyler:

Commie pinko onwards brother!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:50am Whosondephone:

I suppose this is a good time to say I lost my Aunt this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:50am Whosondephone:

I was expecting to loose my uncle...
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:50am Joe McG:

@LynnsB: Crazy, huh?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:51am LynnsBrother:

Hey Joe, I didn't get my swag yet. Whats up?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:51am Joe McG:

@Whos: Very sorry to hear that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:52am Brian in UK:

@Whosondephone, sad to hear that, hope it was not too painful for them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:53am Whosondephone:

Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:54am Brian in UK:

Great show, Joe. I wonder if beer might cool me down. Only one way to find out.

Sounds like these gals have been listening to Harry's Anthology.
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:54am LynnsBrother:

I called 201-209-9368 Is that correct?
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:54am Joe McG:

@Lynns: Hope! E-mail me at jmcgasko@wfmu.org and we'll figure it out!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:55am LynnsBrother:

Thanks!!!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:56am SeanG:

killer set Joe! thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 11:57am dgg:

great show
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:58am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everybody! See you next time. Have a great week!
     Mon. 6/19/17 11:58am 12539:

(Thanks, Joe)
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:59am Marc Francis:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 6/19/17 11:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Great stuff today, Joey!
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 11:59am Dominick:

Enjoyable as always
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 6/19/17 12:00pm steveo:

thank you, Joe; fantastic show
Avatar Mon. 6/19/17 12:00pm MattZ:

that warren zevon song was great! thanks Joe.
  Mon. 6/19/17 12:01pm Brendan:

Great show of new and old stuff
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