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Options July 29, 2019: Guess There's Just a Meanness in This World

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Leo Svirsky  Fields of Reeds   Options River Without Banks  Unseen Worlds  2019  CD    *   0:00:00 ()
Kali Malone  Spectacle of Ritual (excerpt)   Options The Sacrificial Code  Ideal  2019  LP    *   0:10:02 ()
Shida Shahabi  Petula   Options Homes  130701  2019  LP    *   0:17:42 ()
Mellotron Variations  Roller Rink   Options Mellotron Variations  Spaceflight  2019  LP    *   0:20:06 ()
Normil Hawaiians  South Atlantic   Options What's Going On?  Upset! The Rhythm  2019  LP  From 1984  *   0:24:04 ()
Chris Brokaw  Step Outside   Options End of the Night  Vin Du Select Qualitite  2019  LP    *   0:25:58 ()
Grant Green  How Insensitive (Insensatez)   Options Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)  Resonance  2018  CD  live in 1970    0:29:23 ()
Renata Zeiguer  Chega de Saudade   Options Faraway Business EP  Northern Spy  2019  MP3    *   0:36:09 ()
 
Sacred Paws  The Conversation   Options Run Around the Sun  Merge  2019  CD    *   0:47:46 ()
Trash Kit  Disco   Options Horizon  Upset! The Rhythm  2019  LP    *   0:50:11 ()
Janice Walker  You'll Never Need Somebody   Options Style & Fashion: A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds in Fine Style  Soul Jazz  2019  CD  From 1981  *   0:57:25 ()
Badge Époque Ensemble  A Cloud I Dreamt   Options Badge Époque Ensemble  Telephone Explosion  2019  CD    *   1:01:07 ()
Mike Nichols and Elaine May  Disc Jockey   Options An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May  Mercury  1961  LP      1:05:01 ()
The Kinks  Big Sky   Options The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society  Sanctuary Music  2004  CD  From 1968    1:13:51 ()
Randy Newman  He Gives Us All His Love   Options Sail Away  Reprise  1972  LP  at 45 r.p.m.    1:16:39 ()
The Cactus Blossoms  I'm Calling You   Options Easy Way  Walkie Talkie  2019  CD    *   1:18:35 ()
Blackbird  Jersey Girl   Options Chip & Tony Kinman - Sounds Like Music  Omnivore Recordings  2019  CD  From 1994  *   1:21:24 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s lined up in a disorderly row
Ramsey Lewis  Kunfaya Mapenzi (Making Love)   Options single  Columbia  1972  45      1:34:14 ()
Betty LaVette  He Made a Woman Out of Me   Options single  Silver Fox  1969  45      1:36:00 ()
Be-Bop Deluxe  Ships in the Night   Options single  Harvest  1976  45      1:38:31 ()
Banzai  Chinese Kung Fu (Part I)   Options single  Nobel  1974  45      1:42:04 ()
The Art of Noise Featuring Tom Jones  Kiss   Options single  China/Polydor  1988  45  "7" Version"    1:45:18 ()
Lew Lewis Reformer  Win or Lose   Options single  Stiff  1979  45      1:48:45 ()
The Shackelfords  Coastin'   Options single  LHI  1967  45      1:52:03 ()
Sonny Curtis  Lovesick Blues   Options single  Capitol  1975  45      1:54:24 ()
The Doors  The Crystal Ship   Options single  Elektra  1967  45  The A-side was #1 this day in 1967! :)    1:56:30 ()
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell  Less of Me   Options single  Capitol  1970  45      1:58:56 ()
 
 
Story Corner: Songs That Tell a Story
Julie Brown  Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun   Options single  Bulletz  1983  12"      2:12:06 ()
Cher  Dark Lady   Options No Album  No Label  1974  MP3      2:16:30 ()
Jack Palance  The Meanest Man That Ever Lived   Options Palance  Warner Bros.  1970  LP      2:19:26 ()
T Bone Burnett  The Strange Case of Frank Cash and The Morning Paper   Options The Talking Animals  Columbia  1988  LP      2:23:15 ()
Helge and the Firefuckers  Copacabana (At the Copa)   Options Eiersalat in Rock  Trocadero  1999  CD      2:29:26 ()
G.B. Grayson  Ommie Wise   Options Anthology of American Folk Music  Smithsonian Folkways  1998  CD  From 1927    2:31:50 ()
The Dixie Chicks  Goodbye Earl   Options Fly  Monument  1999  CD      2:35:07 ()
Bessie Smith  Sing Sing Prison Blues   Options The Complete Recordings  Columbia Legacy  1991  CD  From 1924    2:39:27 ()
Bruce Springsteen  Nebraska   Options Nebraska  Columbia  1982  LP      2:42:29 ()
Steve Earle  Ellis Unit One   Options     1998  MP3  live on "Sessions at 54th St."    2:46:51 ()
Mac Davis  In the Ghetto   Options Song Painter  Columbia  1970  LP      2:52:04 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 7/29/19 9:02am 12539:

Yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:02am fleep:

Ray dee yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:03am Phillippe Bastille:

Hi everyone and Morning Joe
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:03am Andrea from Jersey City:

Hi!
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:08am Andrea from Jersey City:

I would like to be in this field
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:08am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Leo Svirsky! Used to see round these parts. Based in Netherlands now, much jealousy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:08am pantz:

A donut without a hole is a danish, and a river without banks is a lake.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:08am Brian from Charlottesville:

This is what I needed to hear after WAB
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:08am Fredericks:

This piano piece is lovely, Joseph.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:09am KP in DC:

Hello Joe from the Potomac region
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:09am Rev. Turnip Druid:

And a donut without banks is an anarchist. Or simply very poor.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:11am Joe McG:

Good morning, radio friends. A slow, reflective start today. We'll get hoppin' later.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:12am Andrea from Jersey City:

A donut without a hole is not a danish
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:13am Rev. Turnip Druid:

And a lake without a donut sounds like no fun whatsoever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:14am annie:

just now starting breakfast. this pet-sitis over tomorrow,it'll be good to get back home. i'll take a donut with coffee, thanks
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:16am Brendan:

The name Leo Svirski sounds like an early 20th century inventor. Well maybe the date is off but he seems to be an inventor of good music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:20am melinda:

hello all
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:21am Davee:

Who brought donuts? anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:21am pantz:

@Andrea tell that to Ty Webb
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:25am Mick:

very nice start for a steamy monday. @pantz, Ty was quoting Basho, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:26am nortonjutland:

You go joe
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:26am Joe McG:

Nice 'n' easy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Surf Hat Neu! - ? ...
Wull awlright ! Let's have that summer krautfashion...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:28am pantz:

@Mick Yes. I believe the direct quote was "Gunga Gunga Lagunga"
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:32am Brian from Charlottesville:

Live Grant Green
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:33am coelacanth∅:

good morning Joe
and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sumpin' for the gittarheads.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:40am Brian from Charlottesville:

*love
But I love grant green live, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 9:42am melinda:

Another scorcher here too.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:43am Brendan:

Its the heat . You cant help but mellow. The animals know this.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:51am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Maybe next week I'll play some surf music.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:51am Nate K.:

This Trash Kit LP is my current favorite thing, across all things.
  Mon. 7/29/19 9:52am chresti @griffith Park:

Hello noisy surface! Sounds good
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:55am northguineahills:

Well, what should have taken 2-3 hours transferring my recs turned into a 9 hour ordeal last night, as one of my record shelves (severely damaged by the Russian movers I hired in Brooklyn almost 3 years ago), came a part a broke, so my friend and I were up all night trying to cobble some semblance of a shelf. (he lives in his loft/gallery/music venue space, and is keeping the recs as decour. So, bloodied, so very sore, I soldier on (just my clothes and kitchenware to pack now.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 9:59am Joe McG:

@ngh: Lucky you weren't crushed!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:06am northguineahills:

...and as you know, moving copious amount of vinyl is a chore upon itself.....
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:09am Malcolm:

i just heard from the pope that your making a movie haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:10am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Is this Mike Nichols of The Graduate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:10am Mick:

this nichols & may is a riot! @ngh: what a nightmare!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:11am Strandlund:

Another idea I had for a "Joy in Repetition" show is St. James Infirmary...I've been going to the archives listening to Surface Noise and I love this show more & more!! Thanks Joe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:12am Brian in UK:

Albert 'Mr Chuckles' Schweitzer. I'm a missionary get me out of here.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:12am Joe McG:

@Brian: One and the same!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:14am SeanG:

BIG SKY!! hola Joe!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:14am V Priceless:

Yay!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:15am pantz:

The KINKS!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:15am duke:

Nichols and May were brilliant. Is this Kink's song the the theme from the movie about God's life?
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:16am Nate K.:

Nice one...
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:17am listener monica:

heya!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:17am Hubig Pie:

I am a member of the Ray Davies appreciation society
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:17am SeanG:

slow that baby down!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:17am Strandlund:

The theme to COLD TURKEY...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:18am Asheville Jon:

Newman on speed!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:18am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning Joe! And good morning, Chipmunk Randy Newman!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:19am Brendan:

Smurfs are short people
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:19am pantz:

@strandlund Cold Turkey! Wow! Haven't thought of that movie in forever. What a good Van Dyke flick.
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:20am Andrea from Jersey City:

This song is perfect thanks
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:21am tadpoles:

A very eclectic show this morning Joe...Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:23am annie:

i've always loved this song
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:23am βrian:

Brown Swiss Girls, too.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:23am Joe McG:

HI, Andrea! Hi, Alex! Sorry about the Smurfy Randy, but I kinda liked it once it started.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:24am Stashu:

You crack me up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:24am Phillippe Bastille:

I've never heard this cover. Don't want to like it because I love the original, but I think I do like it despite myself.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:25am Davee:

Tom Waits does it best IMHO
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:26am Joe McG:

STASHUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:26am Andrea from Jersey City:

Lol. This coffee is making me so high. We should all meet in the morning reeds and pass a joint.
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:27am Listener Alexandra:

Smurfy Randy was fine...if you're going to go all helium balloon on any Randy Newman song, that was definitely the one to do it on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Joe and connaisseurs de bruit.
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:28am melinda:

I liked smurphy Randy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:34am fleep:

Assuming the random position
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:35am BLT:

One of my fave Ramsey Lewis jams! Nice one joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:36am Joe McG:

BLT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:38am Brian in UK:

Joe, was this on one of your premiums.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:39am Joe McG:

@Brian: Good memory!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:39am Brian in UK:

See I did play it!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:40am Hughie Considine:

Ah, the flanged glory of Bill Nelson! I'm kinda partial to the live versions on Live in the Air Age but any Be Bop Deluxe is a blast of loveliness.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:40am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha! :)
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:41am Joe McG:

@Hughie: Terribly underrated!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:43am Andrea from Jersey City:

Does anyone else feel like we just leveled up?
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:44am BLT:

Did he just say share your poo poo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:45am Stanley:

Hi Joe
I had to stop slaving over a hot spreadsheet to clicky-star this wonder from the East.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:46am Asheville Jon:

yay Tom Jones!!!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:46am Davee:

Oh yeah TOM JONES!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:46am Joe McG:

@Stanley: I think the guy shouting on it sounds like Joe Strummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:46am Asheville Jon:

need to counter this with some Engelbert Humperdink
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:46am Andrea from Jersey City:

@Brian in UK, did you visit FMU for he marathon this year? Or was that another Brian..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:47am pantz:

What was the ubiquitous Art Of Noise video on MTV in the early 80's? It had a little girl destroying a piano. Anyone 'member?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:47am The Oscar:

Mornin'! Not especially proud to admit that, when I first heard the Prince version of "Kiss," I asked, "Is this Ween covering Tom Jones?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:49am Brian in UK:

@Andrea from Jersey City. Not me, bit of a long haul to get there from here. Cannot imagine how nutty it is there for the marathon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:50am Ken From Hyde Park:

@pantz - Yes! "Close (To the Edit)" ... the video made the rounds on Beavis & Butt-head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:50am Asheville Jon:

pantz: www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:51am Erik Dolan:

LEW LEWIS!!!!!!!!!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:51am paul:

I bought Win or Lose at a used record store in North Carolina around 1988.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:51am pantz:

Thanks! @Ken & @Asheville Jon. That brings back some memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:52am Mike Sin:

Lew Lewis! Nice! His only single, right?
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:52am Joe McG:

@Mike: No, he made a bunch. Also a very good LP!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:52am Graham Brice:

Where has this Lew Lewis song been all my life???
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:53am Joe McG:

Hey GB! The B is good, too!
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:56am Brendan:

‘I aint ever doin that again’ in that song reminded me of a bumper sticker I saw over the weekend ‘That’s a horrible idea. What time?’
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:56am Asheville Jon:

this lovesick blues is unique!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:57am coelacanth∅:

sorry, Sonny has nothing on the original!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 10:57am Graham Brice:

HI Joe! Cool! I'll have to check it out
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:58am tadpoles:

Excellent Joe...Jim not heard enough on FMU>
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:58am Brian in UK:

Elektra's first No. 1.
  Mon. 7/29/19 10:58am paul:

Favorite bumper sticker: I brake just like a little girl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 10:59am Mike Sin:

Man, I don't care 1 or 1 million folks like this Doors' track. I love it -- I thinks it's phenomenal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:00am Hughie Considine:

@Paul, yep, a classic in a crowded field!
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:00am paul:

Indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:01am Brian in UK:

I liked Waiting for the Sun album. No long songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:02am annie:

i'm so glad to be able to hear the show at normal levels, when i'm homei have to keep the volume down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:04am coelacanth∅:

wasn't "love street" on w.f.t.s.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:05am coelacanth∅:

shit i thought Hank penned that.
it's so...him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:05am Brian in UK:

@coelacanth∅ Yes, side one track two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:06am coelacanth∅:

i like that album too, but it's very short, as i remember
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:06am Martinibomb:

Hello Joe and fellow listeners.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:07am Hubig Pie:

What about that voice of Lee Hazelwood? Was it a combination of bourbon and Lucky Strikes?
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:07am Brendan:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/all-southerners-come-home--as-has-long-disappeared-music-legend-bobbie-gentry/2016/06/02/3988aba2-28df-11e6-a3c4-0724e8e24f3f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0542f6be763f
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:08am Brian in UK:

I used to play a game with a friend, given the track name. Name the album, side and track number. CDs and getting older killed that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:12am Brian in UK:

Joe you might as well just play Harry Smith's wonderful comp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:12am Stevel:

Definitely an E-Ticket song!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:12am Joe McG:

@Brian: Funny you should bring it up. I have it with me!
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:13am Chud:

I was just thinking about this song the other day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:13am Rich in Washington:

I used to listen to this 'new wave' radio show in Portland in the early 80s and this song got played EVERY WEEK for a really long time.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:14am Brendan:

This should be a John Waters movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:14am Phillippe Bastille:

Haven't heard this song on the radio for years, but for some odd reason, it plays in my head once or twice a year. Go figure.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:14am Davee:

Wow, I have not heard this forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:14am Brian in UK:

On the Bulletz label, great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:15am annie:

i was listening to MTV at this time...ihave never heard this! wow
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:15am Davee:

Oh Debbie . . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:15am Hughie Considine:

Youth violence was such a prevalent theme in pop culture, from "Carrie" to "I Don't Like Mondays" and "Heathers."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:16am Brian in UK:

I whispered in her good ear. Great line.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:16am Brendan:

Way better than Jeremy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:16am Rich in Washington:

I loved Julie Brown in Shakes The Clown.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:17am Davee:

Whoa, when is this from?
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:17am Bill W:

do the handclaps on this one
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:17am Listener Alexandra:

We've been hearing the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus rehearsing this song for the past month, right next to where we live. They did a big performance of the music of Cher this past weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:18am Rich in Washington:

Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun sort of reminds me also of Cristina's version of Is That All There Is? I'm not sure why. Maybe I heard them around the same time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:18am tim from champaign:

Hello everyone! Good start to Story Corner, Joe!
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:21am Bill W:

Palance! Post-Godard, pre-Oscar.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:21am Davee:

Is someone going to get shot in this song too?
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:21am Joe McG:

@Bill W: Palance won an Oscar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:21am pantz:

"My number one ah-guy."
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:23am Joe McG:

@Davee: You guessed it!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:23am Davee:

there we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:23am annie:

"The Meaning Guy"?
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:24am Hubig Pie:

I think an oscar for that Billy Crystal Dude ranch buddy movie
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:24am Bill W:

Palance won a supporting Oscar for the Billy Crystal epic CITY SLICKERS, and famously did pushups on the stage during his acceptance speech.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:25am Reno Dakota:

Jack Palamce? This is really Clay Pigeon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:25am Hughie Considine:

The list of guest players on T Bone's "Talking Animals" is comically baroque, from Bono to Ruben Blades.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:25am Elle:

Great hearing Julie Brown! Love that song.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:25am Hubig Pie:

City Slickers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:25am Hughie Considine:

@Bill W: one-handed pushups. Seems worth mentioning.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:27am Davee:

I am enjoying this show today . . .
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:28am paul:

Jack "I crap bigger than you" Palance
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:31am McGroovey:

Tragic sad comic teen traffic death song recommendation: I Want My Baby Back, by the Downliners Sect.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:31am Bill W:

What the actual firefuck?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:34am coelacanth∅:

i remember i want my baby back from Dr.Demento's show c.1970
would that be the same version?
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:34am KP in DC:

Where were we
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:36am TheLoneliestMonk:

anyone else having probs with the streams today, or is just my shoddy network at work?
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:36am paul:

no problem here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:37am coelacanth∅:

okay here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

thanks for the SQL.
probly just me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:41am coelacanth∅:

("i want my baby back" orig. by Jimmy Cross)
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:41am Purvis:

I'm from Chattanooga Bessie Smith's home
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:42am northguineahills:

I love everything off that Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music Comps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:42am Tommy in Neversink:

Goodby Earl is the best song I've heard in my entire life
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:42am TheLoneliestMonk:

ever check out the personnel on some of those old bessie smith tunes?
like a who's who
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:43am Joe McG:

@Tommy: Ha ha, it's pretty great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:43am Asheville Jon:

Spruce Stringbean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:44am coelacanth∅:

Bessie Smith...talk about traffic death tragedy. no comedy there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:45am coelacanth∅:

(...my favorite Bruce Springsteen album)
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:45am Purvis:

http://www.bessiesmithcc.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:46am annie:

nebraska.... a state i really have to visit...it holds such strange mystery for me; and my son wrote a great short story about it in HS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:46am coelacanth∅:

i've driven through nebraska.
corn.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:46am Bill W:

btw I recall there was an animated video for "Dark Lady" that aired on the Sonny & Cher Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:47am sphere:

It always gets me that Frankie Teardrop and State Trooper are both obviously influenced by Dylan's Ballad of Hollis Brown. Oh, hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

Haha...my sister has one of those new-fangled smart refrigerators with the computer screen. I am now listening to Surface Noise via Bluetooth on refrigerator speakers! Would anyone like a beer while I'm in the kitchen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:49am sphere:

@KenfHP - what haave you got?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:49am annie:

if i could clicky-star your comment KfHP,i certainly would!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:50am coelacanth∅:

the refrigerator wont pour it for us?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:50am TheLoneliestMonk:

@ken how good are the speakers?
at least as good as a portable BT speaker i hope?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:50am Brian in UK:

Just been listening to El Corazon this AM whilst gardening. Come back Woody Guthrie still relevant.

Great show, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:50am pantz:

Need to send this Earle song to AG Barr
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:50am Hubig Pie:

Only malt liquor before noon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:52am coelacanth∅:

my sister wants me to figure out a way to repair her $1000. (?) computerized clothes washer that's only 8 years old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:53am adampsyche:

lovely show today
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

@sphere - Will have to get back with you on that. Trying to find the button that works the camera. And also the button that dispenses the beer.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:53am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! Have a great beginning to your August!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:54am tim from champaign:

Oh man, I love this song so much. The sentiment is so patronizing but I still love this song. This version, the King's version and Nick's version.
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:54am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:55am annie:

great show today joe!
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:56am tom:

oh so Mac Davis wrote in the ghetto!
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:56am northguineahills:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:56am sphere:

bye Joe McG
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:58am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:58am TheLoneliestMonk:

cya next week, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:58am coelacanth∅:

Great program Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:58am Phillippe Bastille:

Refrigerators aren't meant to have circuit boards... but now they do
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 11:59am V Priceless:

@ Joe - check Palance song title in play list LOL
  Mon. 7/29/19 11:59am Andrea from Jersey City:

Woooo!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:59am coelacanth∅:

Phillippe -very true. (as clothes washer aren't)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/29/19 11:59am Brian in UK:

Your refridgerator is watching you.
Avatar Mon. 7/29/19 12:25pm Joe McG:

@VP: Thanks! All fixed up. No longer a "meaning guy."
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