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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options January 21, 2019: Unreachable Star

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Cave  Beaux   Options Allways  Drag City  2018  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Moon Duo  Square of the Sun   Options Hexadic III  Drag City  2018  LP      0:18:34 (Pop‑up)
Our Solar System  Monte Verita   Options Origins  Beyond Beyond is Beyond  2018  LP      0:24:30 (Pop‑up)
Worthless  Black Sheep   Options The Cave  Feeding Tube  2019  LP    *   0:32:44 (Pop‑up)
Trimdon Grange Explosion  Poor Wayfaring Stranger   Options Trimdon Grange Explosion  Feeding Tube  2018  LP    *   0:37:40 (Pop‑up)
Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre  Wayfaring Stranger   Options Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre  Double Feature  2018  LP      0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Anna St. Louis  Freedom   Options If Only There Was a River  Woodsist/Mare  2018  LP    *   0:46:13 (Pop‑up)
Wand  I Will Keep You Up   Options Perfume  Drag City  2018  LP      0:49:14 (Pop‑up)
Lowland Hum  Slow   Options Glyphonic  Lowland Hum  2018  CD    *   0:54:15 (Pop‑up)
Mott the Hoople  At the Crossroads   Options Mott the Hoople  Atlantic  1969  LP      0:58:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Stevie Wonder  Happy Birthday   Options Hotter Than July  Tamla  1980  LP      1:13:22 (Pop‑up)
William Bell  A Tribute to a King   Options Do Right Man  Charly  1984  LP  From 1968; make up your own MLK lyrics to take the place of the Otis ones    1:18:31 (Pop‑up)
Billy Preston  Morning Star   Options That's the Way God Planned It  Apple  1969  LP      1:21:56 (Pop‑up)
Roberta Flack  The Impossible Dream   Options Chapter Two  Atlantic  1970  LP      1:24:51 (Pop‑up)
The 5th Dimension  Medley: The Declaration / A Change Is Gonna Come / People Gotta Be Free   Options Portrait  Bell  1970  LP      1:30:03 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s all lined up in a row
Gladys Knight and the Pips  Friendship Train   Options single  Soul  1969  45      1:43:39 (Pop‑up)
The Buffoons  Sister Theresa East River Orphanage   Options single  Bright Orange  1968  45      1:47:09 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Borchers  When Johnny Cash Comes Back to Folsom   Options single  Epic  1973  45      1:49:50 (Pop‑up)
The Crickets  Not Fade Away   Options single  Brunswick  1957  45      1:52:39 (Pop‑up)
The Killjoys  Fall Around Me   Options single  Audrey  1989  45      1:54:56 (Pop‑up)
Marbles  Forgive and Forget   Options single  Jimboco  1977  45      1:58:59 (Pop‑up)
Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip  I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper   Options single  Ariola Hansa  1978  45  Watch this    2:01:47 (Pop‑up)
Jefferson Airplane  We Can Be Together   Options single  RCA  1969  45      2:06:04 (Pop‑up)
 
The Sensory Illusions  Bagpipe Dream / Tango Dream   Options The Sensory Illusions  Karaoke Kalk  2018  CD    *   2:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Mehmet Alan  Maçka Horon Havasi (Horon Dance from Maçka)   Options Folk Music of Turkey  Topic  1996  CD  From 1976    2:26:50 (Pop‑up)
Sadi Temiz  Köylu Dügün Havasi (Village Wedding Tune)   Options Folk Music of Turkey  Topic  1996  CD  Also from 1976    2:34:56 (Pop‑up)
Evritiki Zygia  Fog   Options Live at Saristra Festival  Teranga Beat  2018  CD    *   2:38:47 (Pop‑up)
Ugniavijas  Tu eglute, tu zaliogi   Options Note Lithuania: Folk/World 2018  Lithuanian Music Information Centre  2018  CD      2:45:06 (Pop‑up)
Jazz Q Feat. Joan Duggan  The Wizard (excerpt)   Options Czech Up! Vol. 2: We'd Be Happy  Vampisoul  2018  CD  From 1974    2:49:41 (Pop‑up)
Kati Kovács  Wind, komm, bring den Regen her   Options Kati Kovács  Amiga  1975  LP      2:55:48 (Pop‑up)
Marta Kubišová  Hare Krišna   Options Ne! The Soul of Marta Kubišová  Vampisoul  2009  CD  From 1970    2:58:38 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:04am Davee:

Hi Joe
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:05am twinoak170:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:05am pantz:

Yo Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Federal Holiday Joe. Yip yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:07am Granny Spicy Tuna:

getting into the groove here…
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:08am Brian in UK:

Hy Joe. Back in a while after doing some wood shredding outside, now that the mists have lifted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:09am TheLoneliestMonk:

good MLK day to you, JoeMac!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:10am Krys O.:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:10am queems:

hey joe & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:11am VincentNifigance:

Hope you're better this week Joe, you did when Clay was talking to you about Jock Itch...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:12am VincentNifigance:

...sounded better...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:12am Hughie Considine:

Ahoy, Joe! Glad for a rare chance to catch your set from the beginning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:12am VincentNifigance:

...HIS Jock Itch...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:13am Joe McG:

Welcome to the show, everybody! @VincentN: I've still got residual crud, but I think I'll sound much better on the air today than last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:13am VincentNifigance:

All Drag City lead in to this set?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:14am The Oscar:

Mornin' all! Have to work today, but at least it's warm in here...
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:15am Fredericks:

Is this Hexadic related to the Six Organs of Admittance?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:17am Joe McG:

@Fredericks: It is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:22am steveo:

Home with the fam. We think we spotted a theme :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:24am Granny Spicy Tuna:

digging this, somehow reminds me of OOIOO…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:26am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Did anyone else get to witness that amazing eclipse last night?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:27am Joe McG:

@steveo: You're making your family listen to WFMU? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:30am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good morning Joe and a belated Happy Birthday.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:31am Joe McG:

Thanks, Aaron! It was a pretty happy one this year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:33am VincentNifigance:

@steveo Have you been made surer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:33am Uncle Michael:

Lovely headspace you're creating this morning, Joe. Good morning all.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:33am Fredericks:

Okay then. Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:34am steveo:

Haha. Sometimes they even enjoy it!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:35am pantz:

Was it Nifty Fifty, Joe?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:36am Joe McG:

@pantz: Spiffy 50, too! @Uncle Michael: Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

did fairport convention cover this too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:37am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe & all!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:38am pantz:

Good for you! I have a run in with that dreaded age in August. Thinking of getting a Hoverround and riding it exclusively in my neighborhood, yelling at people to pick up after their dogs.
  Mon. 1/21/19 9:39am Zydeco Phil:

Nice, a study in “Wayfaring Stranger” versions, love it man
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:39am highlowe:

Oh I like where this is going..: ) is the next track called "stranger"? The label is called double feature...nice play, intended or not
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:40am Joe McG:

@Monk: I don't think so, at least not that I recall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:41am steveo:

Vincent, we think it was a mini theme.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:41am TDK60:

Hello Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:41am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM yeah, just search engined it, but didn't get any hits. another hallucination?
  🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:43am tadpoles:

That Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre record sounds very interesting thanks Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:46am highlowe:

Who is Wand? I want more now! Thank you!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:47am glenn:

i like wand too. a little cowboy junkie - ish, but more upbeat.
  Mon. 1/21/19 9:47am SeanG:

2018!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:48am Marc Francis:

Wow. That was gorgeous.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:49am Joe McG:

@glenn: If the library weren't so far away, I'd get some Cowboy Junkies. They would suit the mood!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:50am annie:

sorry i'm late! taking a seat in the back. jag-wise, i'm on a madeleine peryroux thing, i've been missing her voice on the tubes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:50am VincentNifigance:

@steveo Joe saw you were on to him and changed course!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:51am TDK60:

Joe, you need an eager librarian on hand.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:51am glenn:

don't put yourself out on my account. no, really.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:52am Joe McG:

@TDK60: Yes, I need a runner today. Not feeling up to a library run.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:53am Mike Sin:

Off from work for the day, bundled up , brewing the coffee, and listening to all this great new music! Good morning, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 9:53am glenn:

mott the hoople = automatic clicky star.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:54am highlowe:

i think you can save your
energy...you are creating some magic here.
  Mon. 1/21/19 9:54am Cal Zone!:

beautiful set this morning. perfect segue into MTH. The Mental Train box is really great. Especially the extra tracks and live stuff.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:54am Joe McG:

@Mike: Hey, Mike! Glad you have the day off and can join me. @Cal: Thanks! I was wondering if I should splurge for that. You're making me think I need to!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:54am TDK60:

Mott! crank those amps..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 9:55am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM well, please don't pull any zimmerman out of the trick bag if you run low on discs, joe. even dead air or cartoon sound effects are better
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 9:57am The Oscar:

@TLM I'd actually love a weekly show of all cartoon sound effects!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:01am TheLoneliestMonk:

@OSCAR well, there is a new kiddy show on sat mornings, joe mac even filled in once!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:01am TDK60:

..that 1st Mott is sorta forgotten.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:02am TDK60:

I don't listen to WFMU when I sleep, sorry..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:05am Michele:

Nice morning? IT'S 5 DEGREES JOE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:06am zpulpa:

my hands are too frozen to work.... oh well
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:07am Marc Francis:

It is really really cold.
-23C / -9F.
Too damn cold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:07am Cmurtha:

The weather has been improving here, sorry ya'll are getting it bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:08am TheLoneliestMonk:

oh man, none of you guys have ever experienced a north vermont winter, have you??
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:08am Joe McG:

I think it's going to be back in the 40s in a couple of days, so I'm going to try to feel it. @zpulpa: Ha ha! @Michele: But we're alive and it IS beautiful! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:09am queems:

i feel the wind from inside my freaking house
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:10am TheLoneliestMonk:

even a catskills winter is way more intense than what we experience in NYC
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:10am pantz:

Having grown up in Wyoming, this winter is more like spring.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:10am Sem:

A good morning to you, Joe, and attending McGaskoes, and god bless Stevie Wonder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:11am zpulpa:

It is beautiful and kind of jarring, for some reason I walked to work instead of biking, i guess id rather have less wind and a longer trip, but wow, tears on my cheeks are rosey and dry, im alive! dreaming of the summer absolutely!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:12am glenn:

i haven'y experienced north vermont winter, but i've experienced thunder bay and calgary winter. you have no idea, believe me.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:12am jake6573:

Hello room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:13am Lewis:

@Glenn - heading up to Grand Marias later this week; should I bring my heavy coat? ;-)
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:13am glenn:

two words - block heater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:13am annie:

aaahhh, but is it cold out if there are no thermometers and 24-7 info on our phones exclaiming how cold it is?
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:14am glenn:

oh, ottawa winter's nothing to sneeze at either.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:16am glenn:

i had to google grand marais. yep, i'd recommend the big coat. and long johns.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:16am Brian in UK:

Been slow to appreciate how good William Bell is as a performer and writer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:16am TheLoneliestMonk:

who knew we had so many proper northmen here today?
the NORTH remembers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:17am Lewis:

right - other side of the border - cheers!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:17am glenn:

but which one? it seems there's a grand marais in michigan as well as one in minnesota
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:18am Lewis:

the one in minnesota - just down the road from Thunder Bay...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:19am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn like ss marie in michigan/CA ?
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:21am emily:

Thanks for taking a song (that has been used as a joke for so long) and returning to it's poignancy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:21am Itzall Ablurr:

Good morning, Joe, and thanks for the wonderful program so far. Glad to be able to listen today. Happy MLK Day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:22am TheLoneliestMonk:

ever ski banff or lake louise?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:23am pantz:

What a beautiful song. It's giving me goose bumps.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:23am glenn:

i don't ski. i figured there was enough chance for debilitating injuries playing hockey.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:25am Joe McG:

Happy MLK Day, Itzall and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:26am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn haha, just ask the lindros brothers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:26am Granny Spicy Tuna:

i'm about 16 miles from the Canadian border, as the crow flies
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:28am melinda:

Hi Joe and all!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:29am glenn:

or the sutters. there's six of them, and they all played in the n.h.l.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:29am fleep:

Greetings
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:30am Ven:

This time last year I was x-country skiing in Finse ... for all you Star Wars fans. Now THAT is cold!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:30am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn, yeah but they all kinda retired on their own terms...and only one was really a standout
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:36am glenn:

i feel kinda sorry for the sutter's parents. it costs a couple grand a year for one kid to play hockey . multiply that by six, for 15 years, and it adds up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:36am TheLoneliestMonk:

and MY shitty team had the twins.
more bad drafting by the flyers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

what state is that, GST?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:39am testingwithfire:

Loving the Funk of Uplift on MLK Jr's Day. Thank you Joe!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:39am TDK60:

Gladys K.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:40am TheLoneliestMonk:

is gladys TRYING to sound like tina turner on this cut?
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:41am glenn:

oooh. the flyers. i'd give you condolences, but i hate them too much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:41am coelacanth∅:

'Morning Joe & all
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:42am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Good morning Joe! Beautiful show today.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:43am Joe McG:

Thanks, Jeff, and thanks for dropping by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:43am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn you a flames guy?
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:45am glenn:

no, i'm a maple leafs fan, for my sins. i live in toronto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:46am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn aargh! up until recently i wouldn't have cared, but all the intentional tanking made me hate your team.
plus, i have couple of friends in van city, who DESPISE the leafs!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:46am glenn:

a perfect follow up would be johnny cash, by fred eaglesmith.
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am Brendan:

Your show is radiating positive vibes, Joe. The stream is definitely warm. And thanks for being here for so many holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am Itzall Ablurr:

Man, I love them Crickets!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am glenn:

yeah, that's okay. we're used to it.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am Brian in UK:

@glenn, without the 'jokes'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am Granny Spicy Tuna:

TheLoneliestMonk, i am in Washington State, in the San Juan Islands. I say, "as the crow flies" because the way i would get to Canada would be by car and ferry—a three-hour commute at best.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:47am TDK60:

Glad to see Not Fade Away climbing the charts once again!
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:48am Mark in Toronto:

Shout out to Toronto, where it was a balmy -21C/-6F this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:48am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn altho, the sadies are from your area, and i like them VERY much!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:48am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brendan! And thanks for being right along here with me. BTW, I think "Not Fade Away" is a PERFECT record.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:49am TDK60:

..that is a correct observation, DJ JM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:49am The Oscar:

According to Radio Rethink, this one's off the classic album "Black Blood Vomitorium."
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:50am glenn:

the sadies are great, and very good guys to boot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:51am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac ever read the book by jim dodge?
it has nothing to do with buddy holly...
a good little road novel tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:51am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn you know 'em?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:52am pantz:

Like this Killjoys track. Not enough xylophone in music anymore.
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:53am Ven:

The Crickets in the 60s should have been ... can you imagine?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:53am TheLoneliestMonk:

@GST jesus H!
you must've wanted to get away from ppl as much as i do!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:53am glenn:

we've howdied, but not shook, as they say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:54am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn ever hear of a little combo from vancouver called 'lions in the street'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:55am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn i read a great little article about the sadies a while back; about how their parents let them build a recording studio in the basement of their home...to save on studio fees
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:55am Ven:

I often have that same thought experiment with Marvin in later days ... what a loss to the world.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:55am glenn:

no, i haven't. i've heard of cub. and loverboy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:55am Granny Spicy Tuna:

TheLoneliestMonk, ha ha!!! Obviously, we enjoy this virtual socializing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:56am TheLoneliestMonk:

loverboy, ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:56am The Oscar:

Whoooaaaa...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:57am TheLoneliestMonk:

@GST indeed, shades of 'snowcrash'?
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:57am dale:

andrew lloyd webbers sarah brightman?
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:57am David in London:

Oh my lord, Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip. I’m instantly back at the school disco.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 10:57am glenn:

that doesn't surprise me. their dad was one of the good brothers. i'm sure he would have been pretty involved in building the studio.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:58am Joe McG:

@dale: The same! Look up the video on Youtube, you will not be sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:58am The Oscar:

Has anyone ever made a comp of '70s "StarWarsploitation" singles? That's a premium I'd definitely pledge for...
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:58am Johnzon:

how have I never heard this before
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:58am Bill W:

wow, I am unfamiliar with this one. Screams '78.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:58am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn LITS has some buzz coming out of SxSW about ten years back.
unfortunately, they got done in by TVT records, but so did a lot of ppl.
they're on permanent hiatus now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 10:59am The Oscar:

AND it's a CB-fad song too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:59am Mike Sin:

Marbles! Nice! One band that always gets overlooked whenever the late'70s CBGB/Ork records history gets dragged out for praise.
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:59am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

OMG 8 year-old me would have loved this disco tune
  Mon. 1/21/19 10:59am Brendan:

Pew pew pew! Watch those lasers. You could put an eye out in your Star Wars fueled disco fervor....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 10:59am Itzall Ablurr:

Wake up and smell the polyester!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:00am David in London:

@The Oscar, check the ‘Turkish Star Wars’ if you’re not familiar with it. StarWarsploitation comes no nuttier!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:00am heyitschris:

Had to open up the playlist to see what this song was. And @The Oscar, that would be such a cool compilation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:00am TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn huh. did not know that.
this is why i log onto the chat room.
folkies/country?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:00am Granny Spicy Tuna:

TheLoneliestMonk, i know not this "snowcrash'
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:00am TDK60:

turntables in Space; it's gonna be so fun.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:01am glenn:

thegoodbrothers.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:01am The Oscar:

@David One of my fave bootlegs! Right alongside "Turkish Exorcist" and "Filipino Batman!"
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:01am Brian in UK:

Ah, surface noise. Let us say Grace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:01am Lewis:

@tdk60 - getting the tracking right on those things is gonna be a bitch...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:01am TheLoneliestMonk:

@GST one of the early cyberpunk novels.
a little too early to cash in on hollywood optioning it
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:02am Johnzon:

oh man I thought this sounded like volunteers for america for a sec
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:02am TDK60:

heh heh Lewis.
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:02am David in London:

@The Oscar, I can see the Turkish Force is strong with you.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am V Priceless:

Yay JA! Hey Joe! Fun show!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am TDK60:

well, this volunteer is bundled up for a trek in the outdoors...see ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am Hughie Considine:

These lyrics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am heyitschris:

If you search for Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam aka The Man Who Saved The World it'll be easier to find. That's the title for the Turkish Star Wars movie. There's also a Turkish E.T., Wizard of Oz and many, many more.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am Joe McG:

Thanks, VP! The nice thing is that I can play this song from the single since they cut out the "motherfucker."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:03am Cmurtha:

Turkish Spiderman is a classic too
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:04am dale:

EXCELLENT notion oscar....

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:04am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Joe McG, wow, that Starship Trooper video is just perfectly over-the-top! Glittery sheer unitards and handfuls of glitter!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:04am Cmurtha:

If ya'll want to watch a not b-movie style Turkish movie Kış Uykusu
is pretty good.
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:05am Ven:

'A' for intention
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:05am dale:

we'll all be in glittery sheer unitards in the new year.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:06am Brian in UK:

Yes, tear down the WALL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:06am coelacanth∅:

hey trump, up against the wall, motherfucker.

...such a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:07am heyitschris:

Cmurtha - I don't know that one! I'll have to find it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:07am Granny Spicy Tuna:

dale, oh PLEASE yes. The robot dancing, the well-placed maracas! The sexy sexy choreography with people who are not actually sexually attracted to each other. OH YES.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:07am V Priceless:

hey fish - yes! one of the greatest anthems of all time, that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:08am coelacanth∅:

it was in there. just very toned down
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:08am Brian in UK:

Caroline is a beautiful song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:09am coelacanth∅:

Veep! good to see you!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:09am Mark in Toronto:

@thelonliestmonk: yeah Neal Stephenson. Snow Crash is great, but I love Cryptonomicon, amazing book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:09am Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Happy Monday, Joe! Great hearing Jefferson Airplane and loved the Gladys Knight, too. Great show, as ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:10am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

All time greatest . agreed!!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:11am Brendan:

For glittery, kitschy, techno space disco videos, Zlad from Molvania’s Elektronik Supersonik is a groundbreaking piece of art. https://youtu.be/kKO9h-gG4Qg
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:11am glenn:

agree on neal stephenson.
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:12am glenn:

also agree on zlad. brilliant stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:13am Granny Spicy Tuna:

I can't get enough of that spacccce madnessssss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:13am Cmurtha:

The Sarah Brightman song really reminded me of this east-german band that did like Soviet futurism disco, and I cannot recall their name at the moment.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:14am V Priceless:

@ fish - u 2!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:16am Mark in Toronto:

Joe, it's probably "bar-be-cuties"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:17am The Oscar:

@Cmurtha Thought you might be thinking of Droids, but it seems they were French. Awesome, though: youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:18am TheLoneliestMonk:

@mark i was using snowcrash specifically tho as an example of avatars and things like virtual coffee shops, to replace actually leaving your house.
'ready player one' was basically YA ripoff of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:18am The Oscar:

Also just found this rabbit hole, which is how I'm probably going to spend my lunch break: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:18am Davee:

@Granny - your GIF is keeping time with the music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:20am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac do you mean to tell us you have 62 y/o vinyl 45 of 'not fade away' and it's still playable...and you're just mentioning that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:20am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Davee— this dancer seems to go with everything, except it's usually a bit on the brisk side for Shrunken Planet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:20am Cmurtha:

@Oscar, not them but I am loving this, and it made me remember the band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:20am steveo:

I love the low brass, winds and string! Cello & bassoons plus the brass you mentioned. I also like the color blue, so I guess I'm a low wavelength kind of guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:21am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac you should do a single file of your oldest, best conditioned vinyl 45s, let us try and spot the difference
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:22am Joe McG:

@Mark: I'm sure you're right! @Monk: Cool, right? $1! I feel like I play good condition and bad condition 45s all the time, old and new. @steveo: Agree with all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:22am Cmurtha:

The band is the Zodiaks btw @oscar. The song in particular I was thinking of is "Provincial Disco"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:23am The Oscar:

@Cmurtha Good to know-- will definitely check them out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:23am annie:

movin'on out for some cribbage... thanks joe!!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:24am Mark in Toronto:

@Monk: Agree totally. So prescient, that is society today.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:24am Joe McG:

Annie, that's the best departure I've seen on my board ever. Enjoy the cribbage game!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:25am Joe McG:

I played the wrong track from the Turkish CD, but this violin player is certainly smokin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:25am coelacanth∅:

i'm digging it
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:26am Mark in Toronto:

@Glenn: Ever been to the Monarch tavern, Clinton and College? I'm the host of Bring Your Own Vinyl, tuesday nights. 10 to 1am. Bring records and I'll play them.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:26am Brian in UK:

Trusty Topic Records from North London.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:27am Cmurtha:

I'd love to see him playing this knowing how he's holding the instrument if this was recorded in the 60s and this is an actual dude and not a studio musician.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:28am coelacanth∅:

they have byov nights in my pub but i've never been. i wouldn't bring anything too precious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:29am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac as bob ross would say, "a happy little accident"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:30am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM upload.wikimedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:30am Cmurtha:

I think the horn is called Zurna
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:30am Joe McG:

This is the "zuma oboe" and this guy plays it so aggressively it's like folk punk rock.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:30am Joe McG:

Yes, zurna, sorry! Thanks, Cmurtha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:31am Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Zuma Oboe solo!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:31am Sem:

Pass the raki, this is rockin' the wedding.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:32am Joe McG:

@sem: ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:32am Cmurtha:

Joe you should listen to some Mehter (old, well 17th-18th century) Ottoman military music, its loaded with this kind of shrill horn playing, and really intense drum beats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:32am Rob W:

Spectacular inadvertant Black Sea kemenche fiddle action - but it's true, you can't beat the piercing double-reed zurna, great to hear both!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:32am glenn:

in fact, i was in the monarch friday night. a friend of mine had a c.d. release party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:32am coelacanth∅:

i had someone play zurna on a song of mine, in a style kind of like this, but i called it "punk jazz".
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:33am Joe McG:

Hey Rob! How was Golden Fest? The weather held out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:33am coelacanth∅:

Sem pass that bottle!
Avatar Mon. 1/21/19 11:34am glenn:

if you did an early show, i'd show up. i'm in bed by 10 p.m. pretty much every night of the week.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:35am Sem:

coel: but you drink like a fish...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:36am Rob W:

Thanks Joe, yes, it was great and there were zurnas and zurlas in abundance! The weather turned out to be just wet, not icy or snowy - so it wasn't so bad after all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:36am coelacanth∅:

hahaha
....true but i don't drink what the other fishes drink
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:38am Lewis:

most excellent...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:38am Joe McG:

@Rob: Great! Wish I'd made it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:40am coelacanth∅:

i'm big into this set!
  🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:40am yippie:

cold morning in downtown Harlem
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:40am TheLoneliestMonk:

re:Tu eglute, tu zaliogi
why do i suddenly have visions of middle earth dwarves preparing for battle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:41am Rob W:

That last track, from Evritiki Zygia from Greece - was great too and they're very much on the scene right now - they showcased at WOMEX in Spain this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:42am coelacanth∅:

okay then ouzo it is!
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:43am Brendan:

This is like an even better version of Dust in the Wind
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:45am coelacanth∅:

the wizard's got a badass guitar
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:53am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everybody! Have a happy MLK Day and I'll see you next week!
  🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:54am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:54am TheLoneliestMonk:

some unexpected, interesting stuff today.
have a good week, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:55am Cmurtha:

Great set Joe,and same to you! Also hot take: Hair the Film's soundtrack > Hair The Original Broadway cast recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:55am zpulpa:

anyone else feel the potential to become a Hare Krishna? or felt the possibility linger in them and brought out with the music
  Mon. 1/21/19 11:55am Brendan:

Hairy Rama Joe. And Muchas GrassyAss
  🎃 Mon. 1/21/19 11:58am tadpoles:

Just watched the doc. on the making of "Man on the Moon" where Jim Carrey gives Milos Foreman a run for his money. Ha! "Hair" reference there. Thanks for the morning Joe...helps us keep warm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 1/21/19 11:58am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe
take care
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