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Options August 13, 2018: A Little Glimmer

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Daniel Bachman  Invocation (excerpt)   Options The Morning Star  Three Lobed Recordings  2018  LP    *  
Sandy Bull  Nagra Sarod   Options Steel Tears/Endventions & Tributes  Omnivore Recordings  2018  CD  from late '90s  *  
Nathan Bowles  The Road Reversed   Options Plainly Mistaken  Paradise of Bachelors  2018  CD    *  
Gwenifer Raymond  Idumea   Options You Never Were Much of a Dancer  Tompkins Square  2018  CD    *  
Tyler Higgins  Blue Flowers   Options Blue Mood  Trem Azul  2018  CD    *  
Norberto Lobo  Aphelion   Options Estrela  three: four  2018  LP    *  
Pram  Ladder to the Moon   Options Across the Meridian  Domino  2018  CD    *  
Norma Lyon  Phantom Cathedral of the Sea   Options The Music of Norma Lyon  Little Axe/Mississippi  2015  LP  late '60s thereabouts   
Seabuckthorn  Submerged Past   Options A House with Too Much Fire  Bookmaker / La Cordillère  2018  CD    *  
Nick Drake  Black Eyed Dog   Options Made to Love Magic  Island/Universal  2004  CD  From 1974   
Meg Baird  No Song to Sing   Options Oh Michael, Look What You've Done: Friends Play Michael Chapman  Tompkins Square  2012  CD     
Gia Margaret  Groceries   Options There's Always Glimmer  Orindal  2018  LP    *  
 
Margo Price  Hands of Time   Options Midwest Farmer's Daughter  Third Man  2016  CD     
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real  Find Yourself   Options Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real  Fantasy  2017  CD     
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends  Going Down the Road Feeling Bad   Options Motel Shot  Atco/Run Out Groove  2018  LP  From 1971  *  
Gene Clark  On Her Own   Options Gene Clark Sings for You  Omnivore Recordings  2018  CD  demos from 1967  *  
 
 
Single File: all kinds of feelings and hooks on a bunch of 45 r.p.m. records
Blue Swede  Hooked on a Feeling   Options single  EMI  1973  45     
Otis Redding  I'm Sick Y'all   Options single  Volt  1966  45     
The Breeders  Freed Pig   Options single  4AD  1994  45     
Lila  Illuminatus   Options single  Lila  1980  45     
Yvonne Elliman  I Don't Know How to Love Him   Options single  Decca  1971  45     
Little Willie John  There's a Difference   Options single  King  1960  45     
Waylon Jennings  Medley of Hits   Options single  RCA  1983  45  a. I'm A Ramblin' Man, b. This Time, c. Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand, d. Good Hearted Woman, e. Ladies Love Outlaws, f. Luckenbach, TX, g. I've Always Been Crazy   
Radiators  Million Dollar Hero (In a Five and Ten Cents Store)   Options single  Chiswick  1978  45     
 
June Christy  I'm Glad There Is You   Options June's Got Rhythm  Capitol  1958  LP     
Julie London  Blues in the Night   Options About the Blues  Liberty  1957  LP  with Russ Garcia and His Orchestra   
Julie Wilson  Cry Me a River   Options Meet Julie Wilson  Cameo  1960  LP  with Ellis Larkin Trio   
Billie Holiday  Yesterdays   Options The History of the Real Billie Holiday  Verve  1973  LP  From 1957   
Jo Stafford  One for My Baby   Options Once Over Lightly  Columbia  1957  LP  with the Art Van Damme Quintet   
Chris Connor  Blame It on My Youth   Options The Finest of Chris Connor  Bethlehem  1977  LP  From 1956   
Dorothy Collins  It Never Entered My Mind   Options Songs of Dorothy Collins  Coral  1957  LP  with Barney Kessel Trio   
Claudia Thompson  The Morning After   Options Goodbye to Love  Modern Harmonic  2016  LP  From 1959; with that pesky Barney Kessel again   
Lena Horne  He Makes Me Believe He's Mine   Options I Feel So Smoochie  Lion  1958  LP     
Peggy Lee  I Never Had a Chance   Options Mink Jazz  Capitol  1963  LP     
 
Vince Guaraldi  The Beat Goes On   Options The Complete Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Recordings  Omnivore Recordings  2018  CD  From 1968  *  

Listener comments!

     Mon. 8/13/18 9:03am 12539:

Nope Nope, Yip Yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:04am pantz:

Sock it to me, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:04am annie:

hi everyone! yipyip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:04am queems:

gooood morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:05am annie:

i got my swag joe, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:06am Mick:

Happy Monday, Happy Yips!
  Mon. 8/13/18 9:06am KP in DC:

Hello, Joe from south of South Jersey
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:07am Wild Neil||Peace All:

This invocation is pretty sublime!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:08am Krys O.:

Good morning, Joe! Nice drone.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:09am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Oh give me a drone,
where the Buffalo roam....
  Mon. 8/13/18 9:10am Brendan:

By the power vested in me by my battery powered electric vest, I invoke the spirit of Joe McGasko. Joe if you are in the room, give us a sign.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:11am Joe McG:

[small voice in back of room] I live!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:12am karlward:

Oh it's new John Cale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:13am karlward:

(John Cale is secretly present in every recording session that requires a drone)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:14am annie:

there is a song in my head and i know i love the whole thing and i'm not sure how to locate the origianl track. the three words from the song are in a crooning sort-of way, smooth homage to "ooooohh, sweet lucy" .. that is all i can remember.. anyone out there know this one? .. i know you do...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:15am Henry in Hopatcong:

Good morning Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:16am Joe McG:

Hi, radio pals, and thanks for joining me today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:16am pantz:

@annie Google says Raul de Souza has a song called "Sweet Lucy". Sounds a little disco
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Swagmaster Joe and noisy surface dwellers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:24am northguineahills:

Didn't know Sandy Bull was making music in the 90s!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:26am Wild Neil||Peace All:

This Nathan Bowles sounds a bit like Elfin Saddle. I think I like maybe 1 Elfin Saddle song, the one about charging forward or something. They are pretty obscure, not trying to show off, heard of them on Pandora. WFMU is WAY better than Pandora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:27am Sem:

Greets, Joe, McGaskoes, and tirekickers looking to find a new Monday morning radio friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:27am annie:

that's not it pantz, i sifted through some suggestions YT had to offer. my musical pal from upstate says it's michael hurley from, of all groups, holy modal rounders, which i should have known, seeing as it's embedded in my brain.. thanks , though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:27am steveo:

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
That's when I listen to Joe, and he is sublime, all of the time, woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:29am Sem:

Holy Modal Rounders! Wholly moley, @annie.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:30am βrian:

Warm haze over the isthmus today. A good day to enjoy the great indoors with Surface Noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:30am annie:

yep, i found a live version; that's it. michael hurley woot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:31am karlward:

Joe will now segue into Dr. Octagon's "Blue Flowers" www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:33am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
  Mon. 8/13/18 9:35am Brendan:

The flipside of this Aphelion should be called Perihelion
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:37am melinda:

i dig the ladder to the moon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:38am pantz:

I have to push the pram-a-lot.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:39am βrian:

@Brendan: That would make for a *very* large CD.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:40am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Steveo-that is from my favorite Mama and the Papas song.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:40am βrian:

Or, LP, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:42am The Oscar:

Mornin' all! This Norma Lyon is great, and the title is perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:43am b!!!:

This set is really lovely.
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 9:43am Dominick:

fittin' my mood
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:44am Joe McG:

A slow start with some moody sounds today, but have no fear, we'll pick it up eventually. It's inevitable.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:45am βrian:

Says the 'pedia: "Sea buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though astringent, sour and oily, unpleasant to eat raw ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:48am geronimo:

this is a beautiful show!!! goes great with the rain in BK
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:48am Mick:

It's a brilliant start, Joe! Dronelicious and pickeriffic
  Mon. 8/13/18 9:48am hendrix wolfbat:

This show is Killin it. Hearts all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:49am Itzall Ablurr:

Yes, but is is Exploding Plastic inevitable? Also, good morning sir and pardon my impertinence in advance, should that occur.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:50am Joe McG:

Maybe a bit much to throw "Black Eyed Dog" at you, but you're tough!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:52am JakeGould:

Hey Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:52am Maggie B.:

Joe, thanks to you guys, I now have a new wardrobe and great tunes to keep me going. It's like Christmas when I get a package from WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:54am Cheri Pi:

Belated hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 9:56am Joe McG:

@maggie and annie: So glad you got your swag packs! @Cheri: Yours is on the way, it's on my desk, no lie!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 9:59am βrian:

First raspberries of the year, this past weekend. So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:00am JakeGould:

@βrian: Nice! What’s the weather like out in Madison today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:04am The Oscar:

Got my swag too! Can't wait to spend the next week or so working through the premiums and prizes :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:05am βrian:

I heard "warm beans" there.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:06am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Nick Drake-what triggered the sudden interest in him again, the Garden State soundtrack or something else? Was he played on WFMU much prior to that?
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:07am βrian:

@JG: Warm and sticky, but not miserable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:07am karlward:

Wild Neil: perhaps the Volkswagen ad that used "Pink Moon"?
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:09am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Such a sad story, like a modern Vincent Van Gogh of music that guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:10am JakeGould:

@βrian: Ha! That sounds like NYC. I actually ended up spending more time outside this weekend than expected because whenever it was nice, I just took advantage of it. My walking/step-count this weekend was nuts!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:11am djsheilab:

Your first set was absolutely riveting, Joe. So much beauty! And this is my favorite Margo Price song :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:12am Joe McG:

@SheilaB: So sweet to say! This is my fave, too, I was sorry she didn't do it! But a great show nonetheless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:13am LynnsBrother:

Good morning. Thanks a whole bunch Joe for the swag which i received last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:14am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:15am Joe McG:

Oscar and LynnsBro, I'm glad you got your swag. There's more coming still, we're in high gear, I swear. Maybe 90% there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:17am Lizardner Dave Somethingorother:

I got scared off from seeing Margo last night by the weather...didn't want to schlep all the way up there and have it thunderstormed out. Ah well, glad it was a good show for those who went.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:17am Mick:

That Margo Price/Lukas Nelson show was super! Thanks for playing this a.m.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:17am Lixiviated Life:

Joe,
So far, your program's getting me through the a lousy work day.
Blessing upon you brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:18am Joe McG:

So happy to hear it, Lix Life! @Lizardave: In concert, Margo came out to sing on this song instead of Lady Gaga, who you hear now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:20am Brett.L:

I had no idea that was gaga. Strange
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:23am pantz:

I saw a trailer for the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga as the Streisand character.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:24am mb:

Lovin' this Delaney and Bonnie theme every week!

Hello Joe'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:25am Joe McG:

Hey mb - As you can tell, I LOVE Delaney & Bonnie. :)
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 10:26am user2172003:

Tedeschi Trucks Band sure would go well with this set
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:26am Beast of Boonton:

Lukas Nelson Sep 16th 2018 @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:26am Joe McG:

Gene Clark: Reissue of the Year! Nice work, Omnivore peoples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:28am Joe McG:

@Beast: I think his dad is in the area around the same time, so there might be some family get-together afoot.
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 10:30am lane:

this is perfect for this dreeeaary jersey day
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:32am frenchee:

woweee! Lost/found Gene Clark! that makes murky Monday a little better.
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:35am queems:

HA hell yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:35am annie:

hot dog!!!
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:36am frenchee:

ooga chaka!
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:36am melinda:

Ooga Chaka is a darn good lead-in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:36am Irene Trudel:

Was just about to check the playlist for the song at the the end of your set when you jumped in to say it was Gene Clark! What a lovely tune. Must get my own copy of this. Joe, as usual you're providing the perfect soundtrack to my Monday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:36am Itzall Ablurr:

Oh man. I'm THIRTEEN again!!! Oogha-Chahka, Oogha-Oogha!!!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:36am Lixiviated Life:

... thought provoking selection that Blue Swede.
I'll be ruminating over a cup of coffee on that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:37am Joe McG:

Aw, thanks, Irene. This Gene Clark discovery is amazing. Just when you think there's nothing left somebody finds more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:37am steveo:

Stashu played this on May 22, 2017 and she said on the comment board "I do love all my records especially with Surface Noise which happens to be the name of Joe McGasko's show!"

Coincidence?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:38am Joe McG:

@steveo: Great minds! Or maybe because we're both polka fans.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:39am steveo:

:)
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:40am Listener Alexandra:

Is it cool if I like the BJ Thomas version better? Can I blame the dancing baby meme?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:40am D. Lightfoot:

Good morning all
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:41am Jersey Cowboy:

Love it - LOU!!! done by Kim!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:41am Joe McG:

Anybody catch the Breeders show in Brooklyn this weekend? I didn't and I'm curious.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:41am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I am trying to force myself to listen to Polka on the local AM country radio station in the car. According to another listener, her father from Poland loves it because it is pop music from the 20's and reminds him of his youth. I like 20's music from Boardwalk Empire, so I am trying to stretch my musical Overton Window to accept it.
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:41am frenchee:

What is the DEAL with this amazing show, Joe? :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:42am The Oscar:

Freed Pig! One of the greatest breakup songs ever written, and it's not even about a romantic relationship. (And I imagine Kim can relate).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:43am Tardigrade:

yep! The Oscar. Agreed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:44am Joe McG:

@Alex: ha ha ha @frenchee: Always nice to see you!
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:45am Grubbus:

oh, goodie! Good morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:47am Joe McG:

This is a long German 45, says 6:44 on the label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:47am Little Danny:

Mornin' Joe & everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:48am Joe McG:

Hey Little Danny - Have I told you lately how much I dig your premium this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:49am Little Danny:

Thanks Joe! Heard you playing from it the other week, honored!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:49am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@JoeMG-is it a 12 inch single?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:50am Sem:

Oh, my. Many thanks for this one, Joe. Lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:50am northguineahills:

LD's premium is still on my queue of listening material since I got everything last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:50am Joe McG:

@Neil: No, I stick to 7" singles in this segment. Sometimes I do the 12" thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:51am pantz:

Timeless soundtrack, to be sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:51am The Oscar:

Ken has it so I can only hear Miss Piggy singing this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:51am Little Danny:

you'll dig it the most, NGH
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:52am melinda:

When I was little my aunts would play the piano and sing this. One of my favorite JCS tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:52am Joe McG:

I just got a shiver from this record. Proof that it's grand.
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:52am frenchee:

Soo many good JCS tunes. Love the soaring symphonics
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 10:53am Dominick:

!!!
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:53am βrian:

My Catholic Mom thought JC Superstar was sacrilegiously humanizing.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 10:54am Lixiviated Life:

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

... doesn't seem to leave a lot of room for anybody or anything else.
I kinda wish there was a little wiggle room to love a nice juicy burger and fries.
but alas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:54am northguineahills:

(i went a little overboard last marathon, and combined my wife's contribution to mine (she's rarely on the comments board) and got the motherlode of swag!)!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:55am annie:

my mother bought the lp set for us, we were all flaming show-tunes fans.. praise the LORD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:55am Krys O.:

Great Single File!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:55am northguineahills:

Thankfully she's rarely here, I'd embarrass the hell out her, and she's shy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:57am pantz:

Hey, this reminds me Joe, did you ever watch that cowboy doc starring Waylon?
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 10:57am briania:

Enjoying the mega-Waylon mix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:57am Joe McG:

@pantz: No, tell me about it! I'm reading Waymore's autobiography right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am northguineahills:

what briania said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am Joe McG:

@briania: Since I can't play 6 Waylon 45s at the moment, this is very convenient!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am pantz:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am pantz:

I sent it a couple of weeks ago. It's great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am steveo:

every artist should be legally required to release a medley of hits such as this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:58am Little Danny:

What briania said
  Mon. 8/13/18 10:59am melinda:

This might be the first song I remember hearing on the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 10:59am herb.nyc:

just tuned in - waylon sure be cool. is his son, mason, also cool?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:00am Joe McG:

Oh, thanks for the reminder, pantz: I missed it last time, but not this time!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:00am melinda:

Good Hearted Woman, that is.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 11:00am βrian:

I honestly thought his name was "Wailin'" when I first heard it. My ears are wonky, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:00am ChrisB.:

Was this during the "Stars on 45" craze?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:01am pantz:

No sweat, it's pretty serene and makes you NOT want to be a cowboy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:01am Rob from colonia:

God bless Waylon Jennings
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:01am Little Danny:

Does anyone record medleys anymore? They seem to be a relic of formatting + probably far too earnest for these times
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:01am Joe McG:

@ChrisB: Totally! I was going to talk about that at the break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:01am Mick:

@Joe 10:41 - yep we went to the Breeders/Speedy Ortiz show in Prospect Park. It was fantastic - such great songs, energy and loads of love from the crowd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:03am Joe McG:

@Mick: Oh, that's great to hear. I sorta wish I'd gone. I bet the grass was pretty wet!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:04am Johnzzz:

This is not the New Orleans Radiators, they're more Little Feat than XTC sounding.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 11:04am βrian:

I just watched a dog, who was accompanying a runner, jump in the fountain. He dropped down to keep his body submerged and didn't want to come out. "Oh cool, cool water!"
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:04am lee in dublin:

Go Radiators!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:06am lee:

@Johnzzz: from Dublin, originally Radiators from Space, featured Philip Chevron, later of the Pogues
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:06am Roberto:

Please don't become another oh-are-gee-er, Joe. I've always relied on you to pronounce it correctly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:08am Jeff Moore:

I can't imagine that "Hooked on a Feeling" elicited all the groans you were imagining – it's a perfectly fine song. A classic, even with its ooga-chakas and all.

Bot boy howdy, you should have heard the reactions just the other day to my perfectly boffo related idea! Picture this: a musical theatre version of Hamlet, featuring tunes everybody knows with the lyrics just a little bit rewritten!

Early on, we'd have the song just under discussion, but improved to:

"Hooked on Ophelia!"

Later on, Our pal Hamlet would feature this improved version of The 59th Street Bridge Song:

"Feelin' Moody!"

Can't miss, I tell ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:11am karlward:

Joe: I think you meant "Parasite By The Dashboard Light."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:11am Mick:

A soggy show for sure, but no actual rain during the show, which felt kind of miraculous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:12am herb.nyc:

my swag arrived on fri & sat, thanks!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:12am melinda:

@Jeff I love that idea
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:12am Cheri Pi:

I''m still swagless, but I'll be patient.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:14am listener Rey:

I groaned for that Blue Swede. It's an ok pop song but the ooga chaka has racist overtones.
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:15am Ochre Ogre:

Mornin Joe, got my swag Thanks to you and the dedicated volunteers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:16am northguineahills:

What Jeff said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:16am Jeff Moore:

@Joe: I'm terribly afraid that the name of that group is indeed Blue Swede, as in someone from Sweden - the band featured vocalist Björn Nils Olof Skifs, who sure 'nuff sounds like he comes from there. Besides, the fuzzy-finished leather would be spelled "suede".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:20am Little Danny:

Possibly my favorite Julie London LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:20am Itzall Ablurr:

June 'n Julie; deftly gliding us into the wee-wee cocktail hours of the morning. Shake 'em up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:20am listener Rey:

from the "Songs Bugs Bunny Taught Me" comp
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:20am Joe McG:

@Jeff: Thanks for the info, Jeff, I didn't realize they had an actual Swede in the group! Nice musical idea, btw. @Cheri: Coming soon! @Rey: Ooh, I never really thought of that as racist, just silly. I'll have to think about that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:21am The Oscar:

Anyone ever see the movie "Blues in the Night" came from? Pretty great screwball comedy starring, of all people, Elia Kazan. Matt Groening's a huge fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:22am Joe McG:

@Oscar: I saw that on TCM years ago! Very early Elia as an actor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:22am Henry in Hopatcong:

Joe, really diggin the tunes today!
Avatar Mon. 8/13/18 11:23am Barney Grubbs:

@Rey, I'm probably going to be mumbling "A buzzard is two-faced" to myself the rest of the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:24am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:24am queems:

i’m feeling these today
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:25am frenchee:

I always have to stop and sigh and marvel at "too plebian" in this song. Julie W. after Julie L. is just right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:26am Joe McG:

I'm glad, Henry! Hi, queems and Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:27am Sem:

Some set this is turning into. Gracias, Senor Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:28am steveo:

set 'em up Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:29am The Oscar:

@Rey I legitimately have Looney Tunes to thank for my knowledge of much of the Great American Songbook.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:29am Joe McG:

My pleasure, Sem. Thanks for hanging with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:29am Matt Fiveash:

Joe, nice set. Thanks for the cheer, I don't mind you bendin' my ear...
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:30am melinda:

I really like Jo Stafford.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:30am Mick:

The accordion is breaking my heart in all the right ways.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:31am annie:

there are two shows now on fmu that i always have to hear: Surface Noise and Shrunken Planet..... frames out ANY weekend quite well.. guess i'll be clicky-starring this episode... yeah, i do too, melinda i had a box set od her stuff and lost it in a move.. guess it's back to Daedalus books for more
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:31am Jeff Moore:

Just last night I was watching the first episode of Peter Gunn, which I just discovered is available on the streamy video thing.

At the very least, I wanted to see the show which had That Theme Song, but it didn't disappoint – mobsters with pug-ugly character-filled faces, men in proper suits and hats, and (as Julie London just put me in mind of) the torch singer in the smoky jazz club. Composed shots. Filmed in noir and white and more noir.

I think I'll want to immerse myself in it for a few evenings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:31am Joe McG:

@Matt: This one's on the house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:31am listener Rey:

@ The Oscar Classical & Opera too!
Loving this lady singers set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:32am annie:

jeff, i've been watching that too!! it's great fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:32am JakeGould:

@JeffMoore: “Hooked on Ophelia” makes me wince and want to vomit… Which means that you could probably get tourists to flock into that theater by the bus-full hourly so hey. Great Broadway show idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:36am Jeff Moore:

@annie: Scary mobster Gavin MacLeod!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:36am melinda:

@annie a new discovery for me was her album of traditional American songs, Bob Brainen plays it sometimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:39am Jeff Moore:

@Joe: thanks for letting us stay in the late-50s / early-60s nightclub so long! It's a great joint, even if the drinks are a little pricy.
Avatar    Mon. 8/13/18 11:40am βrian:

Without the second-hand smoke, thankfully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:41am Joe McG:

@jeff: The cover charge can be rough, but we're open all night.
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:42am Dean:

News reports Aretha is not well. Just minutes ago I shared with a friend I'd recently purchased her Amazing Grace.
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:43am queems:

this is the weekly “men are trash” segment
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:43am Dean:

Then I read this: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/08/13/aretha-franklin-gravely-sick/974630002/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:44am annie:

oh, melinda, thanks for that tip!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:46am steveo:

use your james cagney voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:47am herb.nyc:

(aside - since Dean mentions aretha not being well, i was at free central park show last night. and appearing and still alive and kicking are john sebastian, david amram, melanie, jesse colin young, maria muldauer,...and lotsa old farts in the audience)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:47am pantz:

Don't give us the high hat, Joe!

Now I want to watch Miller's Crossing
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:48am BriJet:

Great set to wake up to!! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:51am listener Rey:

They knew how to deliver a lyric in those days. I really cant listen to any contemporary lady jazz singing. The singing style popular today just gets in the way
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:52am D. Lightfoot:

Agreed. Today it's all about the performer and not about the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:52am Joe McG:

@pantz: Ha! I love that. I've heard it in some '30s movies, too. The high hat!
     Mon. 8/13/18 11:53am MasterofPuberty:

omg, do you have or know the Casino Music cover of "The Beat Goes On"? So good. This good too. Everything is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:55am Joe McG:

@Master: No, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody, I had a fun time. The sky is a bit less grey and rainy. Have a great week and I'll see you next Monday with something entirely different.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:56am steveo:

thanks joe -- that went by quick, fantastic show
     Mon. 8/13/18 11:56am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:57am Jeff Moore:

Say it ain't so, Joe! Don't go!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:57am rw:

Thank you Joe! I do recognize this song but it took longer than it should have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:58am JakeGould:

Good old Vince!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:58am annie:

thanks joe!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:58am Mick:

Good grief, this Guaraldi Beat Goes On is fun! Thanks Joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am Sem:

See you and all next time!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am Brendan:

Thank you!!!
  Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am melinda:

Bringing back the memories with this show, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am steveo:

merry christmas everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am northguineahills:

Snoopy dance time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 11:59am Krys O.:

Thanks, Joe!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/13/18 12:00pm Itzall Ablurr:

Thank you Joe! Another fine show today.
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