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Options October 9, 2017: Coming Before You with Joyful Songs

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Claudia Thompson  Body and Soul   Options Goodbye to Love  Modern Harmonic  2016  LP  From 1959    0:00:00 ()
Julie London  Nobody's Heart   Options London By Night  Liberty  1983  LP  From 1958    0:04:52 ()
Doris Day  When Your Lover Has Gone   Options Day Dreams  Columbia  1955  LP      0:07:03 ()
Jackie Kral  Lose Me Now   Options Like Sing – Songs by Dory and André Previn  Columbia  1963  LP      0:10:56 ()
Blossom Dearie  I Walk a Little Faster   Options Blossom Dearie  Verve/Universal  2003  CD  From 1957    0:13:36 ()
Lee Wiley  (I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance with You   Options Night in Manhattan with Lee Wiley  Columbia  1955  LP      0:17:47 ()
Anita O'Day  Anita's Blues   Options Finest Hour  Verve/UMG  2000  CD  From 1954    0:21:04 ()
Sarah Vaughan  Lover Man   Options The Definitive Sarah Vaughan  Verve/UMG  2000  CD  From 1954    0:24:32 ()
Claudia Thompson  Gloomy Sunday   Options Goodbye to Love  Modern Harmonic  2016  LP  my new favorite old album    0:27:46 ()
 
Arthur Vint & Associates  The Good, The Bad & the Ugly   Options Death Rides a Horse  Ropeadope  2017  CD    *   0:41:21 ()
Simon Joyner  Hail Mary   Options Step into the Earthquake  Shrimper  2017  CD    *   0:44:26 ()
The Weather Station  Black Flies   Options The Weather Station  Paradise of Bachelors  2017  CD    *   0:48:02 ()
Bill Orcutt  Star Spangled Banner   Options Bill Orcutt  Palilalia  2017  LP    *   0:50:29 ()
Dead Rock West  Waiting Patiently   Options More Love  Omnivore Recordings  2017  CD    *   0:52:47 ()
The Replacements  Kiss Me on the Bus   Options For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986  Sire/Rhino  2017  CD  Feb 4th, 1986 in Hoboken, NJ  *   0:56:41 ()
Gillian Hills  Rentre Sans Moi   Options Zou Bisou Bisou: The Yé-Yé Years 1960-1965  Ace International  2017  CD  From 1965  *   0:59:23 ()
Isaac Hayes  You Made Me So Very Happy   Options Isaac Hayes: The Spirit of Memphis 1962-1976  Craft/Stax  2017  CD  From 1970  *   1:02:11 ()
Mr. Clean and the Cleansers  Karate   Options Feeling Nice Vol. 4  Tramp  2017  CD  circa 1966, but hard to tell; parts one and two combined, apparently!  *   1:07:09 ()
Travis Wammack  It's Karate Time   Options Sounds of the Unexpected  Ace  2017  CD  From 1967  *   1:11:11 ()
Hungry March Band  Push It   Options Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias  Hungry March Band  2007  CD  playing at Montgomery Hall this Thursday as part of HONK! NYC    1:13:38 ()
Ikebe Shakedown  Assassin   Options The Way Home  Colemine  2017  CD    *   1:17:16 ()
The Undisputed Truth  Love and Happiness   Options Nothing But the Truth  Kent Soul  2017  CD  From 1973  *   1:21:05 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45 r.p.m. records in an orderly row
Sparks  I Predict   Options single  Atlantic  1982  45      1:32:16 ()
The Shirelles  Not for All the Money in the World   Options single  Scepter  1963  45      1:34:44 ()
Dee Mullins  Parking for Cheaters   Options single  SSS International  1968  45      1:37:06 ()
Arthur Alexander  I'm Comin' Home   Options single  Warner Bros.  1972  45      1:39:29 ()
Billy Shields  I Was a Boy (When You Needed a Man)   Options single  Harbour  1969  45      1:41:17 ()
Family  It's Only a Movie   Options single  United Artists  1973  45      1:44:17 ()
Prefab Sprout  Walk On   Options single  Kitchenware  1983  45      1:48:11 ()
Liz Damon's Orient Express  1900 Yesterday   Options single  White Whale  1970  45      1:50:54 ()
Magazine  Shot by Both Sides   Options single  Virgin  1978  45      1:53:43 ()
 
The Cowsills  II x II   Options II x II  MGM  1969  LP      2:09:33 ()
The Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9  The Magic Ice Cube   Options Songs for Liturgical Worship  Void  2001  LP  From 1968    2:12:28 ()
Larry Norman  No More L.S.D. for Me   Options Street Level  One Way  1972  LP      2:14:46 ()
The Brethren  My God and I   Options The Brethren  New Life  1972  LP      2:19:54 ()
The Trees  Jesus He Knows   Options The Christ Tree  Pomegranate  1975  LP      2:24:35 ()
The Last Days  His Love Is Real   Options Get Born Anew: Tony Coulter's 2005 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2005  CD-R  From 1972    2:27:18 ()
The 2nd Chapter of Acts  Easter Song   Options The 2nd Chapter of Acts* with footnotes  Myrrh  1974  LP      2:30:57 ()
All Saved Freak Band  100th Psalm   Options Good God(s)! Judeo-Christian Psychedelic Funk from the 1970s: Jason Elbogen's 2011 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2011  CD-R  From 1976    2:34:12 ()
Judy MacKenzie  Sally Brown   Options Resurrection: The Amplified Bible of Heavenly Grooves  Trunk  2001  CD  From 1971    2:37:03 ()
Brother John Rydgren  Groovin' on a Saturday Night   Options Silhouette Segments  The Omni Recording Corporation  2012  CD  From 1968    2:41:14 ()
Donna Nelson  Call Out to Jesus   Options Music of Mind Control Favorites 2016: Micah's 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD-R  From 2005, I think    2:44:10 ()
Larry Norman  Nothing Really Changes/Postlude   Options Upon This Rock  Impact  1970  LP      2:49:10 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:03am annie:

hey joe!!! good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:04am annie:

so..... are you playing music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ah, yes. A good day for a Yip sync contest! Yip! Yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:04am Threemoons:

Happy Monday Joe, WFMU Peeps, fellow YipYips! Joe, I gotta say, hearing the YipYips before I head out on Monday is the BEST thing about my Monday AMs! Never change them.....yipyipyipyipyip...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:05am pantz:

Yooooo JOE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:05am annie:

my player is busted, all i hear is ... not this..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:06am Threemoons:

I still have the skit from Sesame Street burned into my mind...when the YipYips attempt to communicate with a phone...a big black hulking Bakelite thing with an actual handpiece....yipyipyipyipyip....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:06am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 9:07am Sem Chumbo:

Hello and good morning, Joe, McGaskoes, curious first-time listeners.
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:07am V Priceless:

top o the mornin', Joe!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:08am The Oscar:

Morning Joe! Got my replacement t-shirt-- thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:09am Davee:

Hi Joe great way to start the show - it's perfect for today, for me anyway. thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:10am annie:

have to listen through tune-in.. the pop-up sin't functioning... i missed the yipyips!! all went well with the payment(s) joe, many thanks for your attention!!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:10am zopa:

aw nuts! i thought it was going to be a set of body parts songs...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:12am Threemoons:

Annie--try clearing your cache and restarting the browser--a bad Javascript loop can make it not work. My popup is fine here; using Chrome on a Windows 10 deck. Yipyipyipyipyip....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:12am Phillio:

Good morning, Joe!
Got anything by Chris Connor?
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:12am Nick K (Killer):

Damn that's so good this morning...
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:13am Nick K (Killer):

Great songs Joe..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:13am Threemoons:

Nice set this AM. Got any Nina Simone in there? :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:13am annie:

i got it threemoons...my cache clears automatically..frefox is a bum these days..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:14am Threemoons:

Annie--I gave up on FF a while ago when it became bloated beyond belief. I still use Thunderbird for my email but I really like the seamlessless of Chrome. Anyway, glad you were able to finally tune in! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:16am annie:

.... i had some question marks going on with myself and what i was hearing.. all i heard was a delayed play of clay pigeon show. (i avoid Chrome, i just hate google)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:16am Brian in UK:

Hey Monica are you filling-in for Joe? Ha Ha.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:17am BnowB:

HI Joe McGasko- Great show.
Doris Day recording made me miss my 78 Victrola; not sure why. ☮
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:17am steveo:

Good morning Mr. Monday. Gosh look at that playlist; I wish I could be here at 9.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:18am Davee:

I miss Monica's spot on Sunday evenings
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:20am doctorjazz:

Nice Blossom; hi all! (pretty set).
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:20am Joe McG:

Good Monday, all. Taking it slow and rainy this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:20am pantz:

Hey Joe, I'd like to donate more but I'm stretched pretty thin. Would you take some old baseball cards? Got a Nolan Ryan rookie in Fair condition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:20am Ken From Hyde Park:

Monica is filling in for Sheila this Friday, so we get to hear some of her selections very soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:21am Davis:

lovely set. is kitty kallen coming up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:21am steveo:

Hey Joe, I pledged to your show on Monday before the official marathon start; I'm not sure it's showing up in your tally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:22am Nate K.:

I wish the weather would come around to this music. This is nearly perfect October music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:23am Nate K.:

The sky and the rain are spot on, but yeesh 75 at 9:00 am. Yes, I'm discussing the weather...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:23am steveo:

MUCHO HUMIDITO
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:23am annie:

... we expectd tails of hurricane Nate this morning.. seems to have skipped west of asheville
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:24am Joe McG:

@pantz: ha ha! Sure. @steveo: I'm going to try to move those Monday pledges if I can. Thanks for the pledge! We hadn't quite gotten underway with the drive yet last week. Hey Nate!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:25am Dennis Diken:

Lee Wiley indeed! can Sylvia Syms be far behind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:26am steveo:

Cool; I wish I had been more patient. Thanks to you for being here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:26am Davee:

I am loving this show . . . Dixie, Blossom, Doris and Anita!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:26am Donathon McCloud:

Love Anita - Happy Birthday John Lennon
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:27am queems:

this is really doing it for me today
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:27am Joe McG:

Phillio, Davis, Dennis: All great suggestions! We have no Chris O'Connor or Kitty Kallen in our library and I didn't bring any. :( @Dennis: Thanks for the presentos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:28am Phillio:

Ah, I love Anita O'Day's stuff. The clip of her singing "Tea For Two" in Jazz on a Summer's Day features some of the best phrasing I've heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:29am Phillio:

Sass is always nice.. such a great voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:30am melinda:

Nice set here!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:31am Stay Frosty:

You're killing it with this set Joe. You the man...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:31am pantz:

She had a great interview on Fresh Air about a month ago. Apparently she was smashed out of her gourd for that Jazz on a Summer Day clip.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:32am The Oscar:

As a kid, I had a big compendium of the unexplained, which included the various legends surrounding this song. It sufficiently scared the shit out of me, to the point that I was in my 20s before I worked up the nerve to listen to it.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:32am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks for helping us start the week on such an upbeat note, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:32am annie:

holy moley..... this is an amazing rendition!! any background on this?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:33am Joe McG:

@Todd: Ha ha ha!!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:33am rbrt:

love this Gloomy sunday
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:33am Irene Trudel:

Joe, do we have to start worrying about you? All breakup songs, glorious gloom and doom!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:33am Marc15:

The Hungarian Suicide Song
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:35am Nick K (Killer):

I want to crack open a bottle of wine
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:35am Davee:

Ahhhh! That's all I have to say!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:35am Doug Werewolf:

Claudia - good pick
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:35am Schnipp:

What an amazing opening set. Thank you! Music for divorcees to date by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:36am Davee:

Joe - you have the correct voice for this style of music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:36am Itzall Ablurr:

Don't do it, Claudia!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:36am annie:

i just want to crawl into a dark bar and sit at a table with a rye whiskey on some ice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:37am joe:

A rapscallion I say
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:39am melinda:

It's been warm, damp and grey here, too. I used to hate unseasonably warm days but I've finally acquiesced.
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:40am Nick K (Killer):

Yum Whiskey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:41am Vincent Nifigance:

Play it, i want to be slain.
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:41am Listener MW:

I've never heard this version of Gloomy Sunday!! Beautiful - thanks, Joe. If you're a fan/collector of that tune (as I am), check out the version by a Canadian songwriter named Danny Michel -- probably my favorite modern cover of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:42am Davee:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:43am Dennis Diken:

Doris Day totally rules, criminally underrated. one of the great American vocalists (IMHO)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:44am melinda:

Nice interpretation!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:45am ?:

Not aware of any song titled doris day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

"We interrupt this edition of Surface Noise to bring you an old episode of Seven Second Delay. Stay tuned to WFMU."
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:46am Will:

Nice, reasonable LP copies of Doris's Day Dreams now available online at (cannot name site)!
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:46am BnowB:

WFMU will never die, we going Black! ♥
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:47am Joe McG:

@Irene: I'm OK! :) @Davee: Thanks! @MW: Thanks for the recommendation! @9:45: Too bad!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 9:48am futurescamp:

Such a perfect set of rainy morning music, thanks Joe!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:50am Listener MW:

This "Hail Mary" song... so Lou. very Reed. Much wow!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:53am steveo:

/me kneels
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:54am Joe McG:

@steveo: Go for it!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 9:54am βrian:

Deep blue skies over the isthmus today. Light like the south of France. Good listening weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:54am steveo:

fantastic guitarring
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:55am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Wow that version was so cool I *HAD* to kneel.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:56am BnowB:

That was one of the best SPB on Guitar I've never heard before now. aces
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:57am steveo:

well put bnow
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:58am BriJet:

Good morning!!! meow!
  Mon. 10/9/17 9:59am Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Yay!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 9:59am doctorjazz:

Mats, Cool! Like this version!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:00am D. Werewolf:

Great version of Kiss Me on the Bus.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:01am John in Bklyn:

Morning Joe! Wow, the "new" Mats sounds better that I thought!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:03am steveo:

so glad we could be your first time, joe
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:04am queems:

best station id reading yet
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:04am bnowb:

New Station Id.. Is wordy... lol that was funny
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 10:05am BronwynB:

good morning joe and everyone!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:05am Joe McG:

I'll get it down, I just need some practice. It's nice to say "in New York City," though. We finally made the big town.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:06am bnowb:

Its amazing Joe :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:06am steveo:

sort of unfair there's no transmitter in jersey city though right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is it possible to put up WFMU transmitters in faraway places like London and Paris? Then the station ID will get nice and fancy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 10:07am annie:

gotta book, yo.. cab coming to take me home.. catchya in the archives.. thanks for all the wonderful things you do joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:07am steveo:

is this a reissues set? this isaac hayes is fangroovytastic.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:07am Cooh John:

A gray day with Surface Noise. At least I don't have to work.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:09am Cooh John:

how much of New York City can get WFMU?
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 10:09am BronwynB:

i can confirm that central brooklyn gets it loud and clear
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:10am steveo:

pirates wreck it in my part of brooklyn -- crown heights
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:11am steveo:

what's 'central'? like, midwood area?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:12am βrian:

@steveo: How do they choose their frequencies?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 10:13am Vincent Nifigance:

No one writes good Karate songs no more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:14am Brian in UK:

We are still Kung Fu fighting over here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:14am steveo:

they chose it (i'm told) because it was emtpy, until recently. hopefully fmu is interfering back at em and they'll go elsewhere
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:15am wild neil:

peace all. my wife and i are really enjoy this as we wind up our weekend at Chautauqua Institute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 10:15am Mark Hurst:

@Bronwyn, are you getting the signal in Brooklyn at 91.9FM? (as opposed to 91.1FM?)
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:16am βrian:

Thank Bob for streaming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:19am Brian in UK:

Did anyone heard Lloyd Price interviewed on Michael Shelley's show. 84 years and sounded like a man half his age. Wonderful.

www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:22am steveo:

here's an alleged coverage map for 91.9 radio-locator.com... (I think the freq is different because for a while it was attempted to use it as a 90.1 booster, but now has it's own freq)
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:25am Joe McG:

@Brian: Great stuff! Wish I'd been here to meet him!
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:26am melinda:

I ripped my side view mirror off backing into my parking spot just now. I hate it when that happens.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:27am βrian:

I did that with my bike once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:28am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Tell Station Manager Ken that there is lots of signal bleed on 91.1 from 90.9 and 91.3 in the vicinity of I-78 and the GSP in Union. It appears to be a pair of Creole-language stations are breaking into our signal.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:28am Cooh John:

The Lloyd Price interview was a fantastic behind the scenes look at the history of rock and roll. Sad he was drafted because he got whites and blacks to intermingle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

I tore off one of my car's mirrors while backing into my garage. Was able to snap it all back together again, though.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:34am rbrt:

45 time!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:34am βrian:

Cars have ballooned in width, but old garages have not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:35am Krys O.:

Thanks for the Sparks!
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:35am tadpoles:

Brilliant Joe...it's Spark's Week!
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:35am holland oats:

psyched for sparks tomorrow night!
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:35am Schnipp:

"A bowl of chow mein"? May as well reference rotary dials and handwritten letters.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:37am Derek in Atlantic City:

First concert I ever went to was Sparks.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:39am holland oats:

what year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:40am steveo:

watch you mirror, Dee Mullins!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:40am glenn:

harlan howard ?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:41am Joe McG:

@glenn: Nope, it's a Lee Emerson song. But it sounds like it could be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:42am Nate K.:

So happy to see this Arthur Alexander stuff back in print.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:42am Nate K.:

But, you're playing an OG 45. Nice!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:43am Joe McG:

@Nate: Me, too, it's such good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 10:45am Summer and Michael:

Great show, Joe! Loving that Dead Rock West track. Recalls Linda & Richard Thompson a little to our ears...
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:46am Joe McG:

Thanks, S&M! Yes, they have a very nice blend.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:46am queems:

girl run
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 10:49am BronwynB:

It is indeed Sparks week! I'm going to the signing at Rough Trade tonight and the show on Wednesday! I'm so nervous about the signing, I know I'll only have two seconds but I feel like I should say something, they are my second favorite band after all!!
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 10:53am BronwynB:

@schnipp: is chow mein old fashioned?
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:54am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe! Just did my pledging for the morning :-)
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:55am Joe McG:

@Alex: Ain't you nice! Thanks! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 10:56am Webhamster Henry:

It's 1900 yesterday, and we're going to party like it's 1999.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:56am Listener Alexandra:

Just doin' my part, Joe :-)
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:57am Schnipp:

@bronwyn Oui Si. Although I've still got a soft spot for it (like typewriters and aerograms). It's the analog of "Chinese" food (invented here; unknown there).
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:58am glenn:

i love john mcgeoch.
  Mon. 10/9/17 10:58am Schnipp:

@bronwyn -- and your first favorite is...?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 10:59am glenn:

i also love yamaha s.g.'s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 10:59am Stevel:

Magazine stood out dramatically, back in the day. Still damned good.
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:00am BronwynB:

@schnipp: the beach boys. its ironic because i really do not like LA (no offense to anyone who likes it) but both my favorite bands are from there (and one is emblematic of southern california)
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:01am BronwynB:

oooo new york city!! we are fancy now
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:01am Dean:

It's okay not to like LA. I lived there for 40 years or so, largely not liking it, before I learned to like it. Then I moved away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:02am joe:

The list of bands that Wiki lists as associated with Magazine. WOW! Buzzcocks The Freshies St. Louis Union The Speedometors Visage Siouxsie and the Banshees Ultravox Neo John Foxx Amazorblades Pete Shelley The Birthday Party Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds The Chameleons Swing Out Sister The Durutti Column Ludus The Mekons The Armoury Show Public Image Ltd Luxuria The Cure Apollo 440
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:02am BronwynB:

@dean: that's an interesting trajectory. i lived there for 4 months and tried to like it but really we hated each other on sight. so i came back.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:03am briania:

Shot by Both Sides is the same song as the Buzzcocks' Lipstick. But better.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:03am Dean:

@BronwynB: If you'd stuck it out another 39 years and eight months, you'd have fallen for it.
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:04am BronwynB:

hahaha maybe!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:06am glenn:

pete shelley wrote the music for both songs, so no real surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:07am joe:

There is one uphappy person in North Carolina when Sparks goes to NYC. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:07am Stevel:

If you have any interest in the Replacements, check out Bob Mehr. He's a top-notch guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:08am Jeff:

"1900 Yesterday" is one of those songs I'd completely forgotten existed yet realized when I heard it again that I know it by heart.

It's always a curious experience when that happens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:08am Webhamster Henry:

You should check out Tetris - it's excellent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:08am joe:

Yeah but I bet you were a Pong animal Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:08am pantz:

PONG?! C'mon Joe. You never played Donkey Kong or nuthin?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:09am βrian:

I would visit L.A. for a restaurant/food tour, but that's about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am Mark Hurst:

King of Kong
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am Dean:

@βrian: Record stores and book stores, too.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am John in Bklyn:

Was that King of Kong?
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am davefromtoronto:

king of kong
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am joe:

King Of Kong
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am table_for_one:

a fistful of quarters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:10am ɨkɛ:

Donkey Kong is too hard. Q*Bert is better!!!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:11am John in Bklyn:

I liked Asteroids and Pleides. Frogger?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:11am Jeff:

The playlist has turned into a discussion of The Joy of Kong.

The Zipless Kong?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:11am The Oscar:

Some years ago, a friend and I went to one of the arcades in King of Kong on what turned out to be the weekend of the World Video Game Championships-- pretty much everyone from that movie except the two "leads" were there, just doing their thing. It was pretty mindblowing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:12am JtotheK:

As others said -- Movie was 'The King of Kong'. I took my wife to it in the theater (for Valentine's Day, I think?) and believe in hindsight that decision to be questionable.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:12am βrian:

Ok, bookstores, too, then. I leave the record stuff to others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:12am Ken From Hyde Park:

I like Q*Bert, but I keep jumping in the wrong direction. I like watching Galaga and Joust, too.
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:13am Sem Chumbo:

Day now complete. Cowsills, thank you, Joe.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:13am John in Bklyn:

Galaga! Wow, forgot about that one.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:13am Brendan:

Hey Joe and people
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:14am glenn:

isn't galaga essentially galaxians?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:14am Itzall Ablurr:

Not trying to stir the pot, just curious- what is the "mean" age of most people who played those games on the regular? 50s? 40s? Other?
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:14am Brendan:

A 2x4 is neither 2 nor 4 . Discuss.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:15am glenn:

i'm too old for all that video game nonsense. give me a good pinball machine any day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:15am Itzall Ablurr:

Brendan- is that due to the metric system? Kidding. Close enough is good enough, hence, "2x4"
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:15am Dean:

Such a supple wrist.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am John in Bklyn:

@Itzall I'm mid 50s and was into the arcade video game thing for about a year, maybe. I had ATARI Pong on TV in the 70s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am joe:

Here is a list of some documentires of the sub culture of competative video gaming I've seen a few and most are good. Chasing Ghosts is my favorite but that is probably becuase it is the time period of video games I most identify with. heavy.com...
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am holland oats:

randy newman before his voice changed
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am Jeff:

I used to check out videogames every few years just to see what the current readily-available state of the art in realtime computer rendering and animation had gotten to be. I'd usually say, "Wow, how 'bout that!" and then pretty much instantly lose interest.

Computer games and I have for some reason never connected as a thing to actually *do*.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am Joe McG:

@joe: Wow, I had no idea there were so many!
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:17am Sem Chumbo:

I get such a Randy Newman vibe from this Larry Norm.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:18am queems:

what in the elton john
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:18am Sem Chumbo:

*Norman*
No more, you know what, for me.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:18am melinda:

Atari pong was the only TV video game I remember playing.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:19am Brendan:

This sounds like something off Madman
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:19am tadpoles:

Larry Norman sounds a lot like Kevin Coyne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:19am Threemoons:

bwahahaahaaa crappy firewall at crappy temp gig is down again so here I am again! Hello again fellow YipYips....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:20am joe:

@Joe yeah I think part of it is that the folks that are involved in the culture are also the folks that take advantage of how cheap and easy it is to produce "film" so they did to be projects of fun more then anything else.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:20am holland oats:

jesus fished because we floundered, oofah
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:20am Itzall Ablurr:

queems, I believe he was sometimes AKA, Larry "elton'schlong" Norman.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:20am glenn:

no, it's because when wood is sold to the sawmills, it's sold in board foot measure - 1 board foot = 1" x 12" x12" [a measure of volume].
it's sold in 1/4 inch increments. so, a 2x4 originally starts out as a piece that is 8/4 thick by 4 " wide, and is then milled down to 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.


you asked.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:20am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: You're right! I never noticed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:21am joe:

For you Pinball lovers try Special When Lit and Tilt the battle to save pinballe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:23am joe:

@Joe and as you mentinoed you have a thing for sub cultures try Carpet Racers a filem about the competative indoor RC car racing circut.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:23am glenn:

and when i think of the number of full 2" by whatever width fir studs, joists, rafters etc., i've thrown out over the years, i kinda want to punch myself.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:23am John in Bklyn:

Hippies were really into Jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:25am ⓘⓚⓔ:

I can't believe that Audible got Barcade to open a branch in Newark near Broad St. Station. I didn't think anybody would go there, but so far it seems really busy. They have Donkey Kong AND Q*Bert AND Joust!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:25am Itzall Ablurr:

glenn, I get that but sadly, you just can't keep everything- believe me my garage is proof of that. I trashed so much (60s era) knotty pine tongue 'n groove panelling a few years ago and it still haunts me.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:25am The Oscar:

@Glenn There's a deleted scene from TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME in which Jack Nance explains this issue to Joan Chen at length. I kind of wish it made the final cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:26am pantz:

Day By Day!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:27am tadpoles:

Just reading Wiki Joe...they both died at age 60. Oi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:28am steveo:

i'm hearing the light over here, joe, if not seeing it!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:29am melinda:

Nice Jesus tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:29am steveo:

some of my favorite paintings are jesusy, too, though I'm not at all jesusy myself
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:29am davefromtoronto:

jesus, what a great set!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:29am Brendan:

I take it there wont be any Black Sabbath in this set
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:30am Joe McG:

@dave: ha ha ha @Brendan: Someone told me they did a Christian song or two, but I don't know what they are!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:31am dgg:

I don't have a lot of interest in god, but I sure love me some christian music
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:31am glenn:

i could probably fill 100 40 yard dumpsters with all the usable wood i've thrown out in 35 years.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:31am Schnipp:

@IKE Does Barcade have alcohol? Pinball or only video?

Christ -- I'm into my 6th hour of FMU this morning. Go in peace.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:32am Brendan:

They always seemed liturgical to me
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:32am glenn:

is that scene on youtube, oscar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:32am Threemoons:

Schnipp--yep, a full bar with pretty good stuff.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:32am queems:

apparently they used to do a better job of masquerading jesus songs as regular songs
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:33am melinda:

This Jesus music goes nicely with the rain.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:33am Number Six:

"He Is" by Ghost would be a nice fit for this set.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:33am glenn:

and whatever happened to joan chen anyway? she was a bit of a thing, from what i remember.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:34am queems:

wait maybe not
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:34am The Oscar:

@glenn 'Tis! youtu.be...
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:34am tadpoles:

Hopefully Joe we're gearing up for "Number 1 in Heaven"?....or even the brilliant "What The Hell Is It This Time?"

I know ...Sparksentric..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:34am steveo:

Myrrh Records
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am Cooh John:

Just looking at pinball machines on craigslist last night. Nice musical detour, Joe.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am Itzall Ablurr:

What? No Louvin Bros?!?
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am Brendan:

Surface noise in full force
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am steveo:

No More Frankincense for Me
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am Dean:

You want an Easter song? Handel's Messiah.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am Joe McG:

Sorry about the fuzz on the needle on 2nd Acts. Maybe I'll try again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:35am pantz:

Ain't no foxes in an athiest hole.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:36am βrian:

What kills me is when people toss out perfectly salvageable wood windows, to replace them with windows that even last 20 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:36am Brian C.:

I know I shouldn't judge, but "Easter Song" is awful in just about every single way. Who would've ever played this song so much to beat the record up like that? Ugh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:37am joe:

I must have a copy of Jason Elbogen's 2011 premium
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:38am The Oscar:

@glenn Last I heard from her she was vocally disappointed she didn't get into the new Peaks (despite last being seen as a talking drawer pull). Don't know the last thing I saw her in...
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:38am davefromtoronto:

it's so strange to think of these songs being made with total seriousness.

compelling yet disturbing at the same time...
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:38am Joe McG:

@Brian C.: You might like "The Devil's Lost Again" from that LP better.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:39am glenn:

hee hee. mr. mibbler's glasses are awesome.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:41am still b/p:

Huh. While the Jesus playlist was upon us here, I was just takin' care of details regarding minor participation in a movie about 19th century folks awaiting the Rapture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:41am Brian C.:

@Joe, maybe so, I don't hate Jesus rock categorically, but pretty please don't play that tune again
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:41am glenn:

yeah, i flat out refuse to remove old windows. if they want to do that, they can hire somebody else.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:41am The Oscar:

It's funny-- I've never been much of a folkie, and I'm definitely not a religious type, but I LOVE all this spooky private press stuff. Reminds me of Numero's "Wayfaring Strangers" comps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:41am Webhamster Henry:

As you can see, WFMU Marathon Premia are motherlodes of musical goodness! Pledge today, folks!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:43am queems:

this song needs more christ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:43am Itzall Ablurr:

glenn, my house was built in 1939, still has the original (leak like a sieve) windows. No glass left, but the wood's solid! Haha. I have thought about replacing them, but you've made me reconsider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:44am Jeff:

How did a song from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" turn into a weird insipid Jesus-y song?
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:44am John in Bklyn:

Sounds like Barry Obama!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:44am pantz:

Thanks for the Chick Tract approved set, Joe!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:45am queems:

so fuckin groovy
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:45am davefromtoronto:

william shatner should've done this one.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:45am Brendan:

Oh Joe your voice is changed
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:46am Jeff:

Brother John Rydgren sounds like the upcoming movies phone tape guy!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:46am glenn:

reconsider it. basic carpentry skills, youtube and time solve a lot of problems.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:46am The Oscar:

This guy has a total '70s trailer voice. I just keep expecting the title and rating.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:46am Joe McG:

I've let the cat out of the bag on my source for my "Groovin'" bed music.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:46am John in Bklyn:

He said "hope"! Wouldn't that have been a great Inauguration speech in 2009?
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:49am Joe McG:

@John: I would've paid attention!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:49am melinda:

I think I have this premium. I need to listen to it more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:49am Itzall Ablurr:

I AM- those bitches have been around for over 70 years, no way I could find any new ones that would last like that.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:51am glenn:

and this may be of interest - restoringross.com...
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:51am davefromtoronto:

hey jesus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:52am Ike:

@Schnipp, heaps of alcohol, and 4 or 5 pinball machines at the Newark location plus the evil Baby Pac Man (fusion of video and pinball; the worst of both worlds, as both sections are incredibly hard, yet also boring).
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:52am The Oscar:

Oh man-- I remember this song from the O.G. 365 Days Project! I honestly think it's kind of a great song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:52am Brian in UK:

We are moving soon from an Edwardian house (100 years young) with sash cord windows that rattle but ventilate well. Sash cords are a work of art. Thinking of a Seventeenth century place, something not too old.
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:53am glenn:

there was a pac man pinball machine? doesn't that kinda defeat the purpose?
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:53am John in Bklyn:

"Acid head"! haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:54am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear Larry, why SHOULD the devil have all the good music?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:54am joe:

I see Satan being more of a cigarillo type of guy
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for keeping me and Jesus company today, everybody. Have a very holy week! See you with singles next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:55am steveo:

thanks for the show, Joe!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:56am Brendan:

Thx Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:56am ChrisB.:

The class has ended, go in peace.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:56am John in Bklyn:

Thanks for helping us accept dusty Jesus 45s into our lives, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/9/17 11:56am pantz:

That single set of footprints in the sand? That's when you were carrying us, Joe.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:56am melinda:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:57am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks, Joe, been some good fun. See ya later.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:57am queems:

great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:57am northguineahills:

Well, I felt we were listening to Micah's show! Thanks Joe!
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:57am glenn:

i came for the polka, i stayed for the god rock.
Avatar    Mon. 10/9/17 11:57am BronwynB:

thanks for playing easter song. what a banger!
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:58am tadpoles:

You don't hear them referred to as "Jesus Freaks" anymore.

Great show thanks Joe.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:58am listener monica:

larry norman was in one of the Blob movies
Avatar Mon. 10/9/17 11:59am glenn:

no, now they're called republicans.
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:59am Dennis Diken:

Hal Blaine on that last Larry Norman track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:59am joe:

Can't wait for your Singles Going Steady show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/9/17 11:59am Ike:

@Glenn@11:53, it was a fusion -- video PLUS pinball. When your Baby Pac Man goes down the bottom exits on the video part, you play pinball to win extra lives or something. An interesting idea, horrible execution....
  Mon. 10/9/17 11:59am V Priceless:

thanx Joe!
  Mon. 10/9/17 12:00pm Dean:

Wait. Was that LSD song Norman's dig at the Mormon church?
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