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Favoriting January 18, 2021: Single Garment of Destiny

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Kim Jung Mi  Haenim   Favoriting Now  Lion Productions  2011  CD  From 1973; "The Sun"    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Emile Mosseri Featuring Ye-Ri Han  Rain Song   Favoriting Minari Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Milan  2021  MP3    *   0:10:09 (Pop-up)
Trees  The Garden of Jane Delawney   Favoriting Trees  Earth Recordings  2020  CD  From 1970; R.I.P. Celia Humphris :(  *   0:13:16 (Pop-up)
Pigmy  Almendros en Flor   Favoriting Manifestación  Guerssen  2020  CD  "Almond Blossom"  *   0:16:18 (Pop-up)
Belle and Sebastian  We Were Never Glorious   Favoriting Days of the Bagnold Summer  Matador  2019  CD      0:20:31 (Pop-up)
Sandie Shaw  Your Time Is Gonna Time   Favoriting Reviewing the Situation  RPM  1991  CD  From 1969    0:25:45 (Pop-up)
Lael Neale  Every Star Shivers in the Dark   Favoriting Acquainted with Night  Sub Pop  2021  MP3    *   0:29:14 (Pop-up)
The Teddy Bears  To Know Him Is to Love Him   Favoriting Back to Mono: 1958-1969  ABKCO  1991  CD  From 1958    0:34:37 (Pop-up)
 
Stevie Wonder  Happy Birthday   Favoriting Hotter Than July  Tamla  1980  LP      0:46:51 (Pop-up)
William Bell  A Tribute to a King   Favoriting Do Right Man  Charly  1984  LP  From 1968; a tribute to another king!    0:52:19 (Pop-up)
The Delvon Lamarr Trio  Careless Whisper   Favoriting I Told You So  Colemine  2021  MP3    *   0:55:48 (Pop-up)
Sexual Harrassment  Exercise Your Ass Off   Favoriting I Need a Freak  Dark Entries  2021  MP3  From 1983  *   1:01:28 (Pop-up)
King Somalie  Monkey's Dance   Favoriting La Locura de Machuca 1975–1980  Analog Africa  2020  MP3    *   1:07:00 (Pop-up)
Ela Orleans  Barry Lyndon   Favoriting Lost  La Station Radar  2020  LP  From 2009    1:10:31 (Pop-up)
Gitkin  Spug Life   Favoriting Safe Passage  Wonderwheel  2020  LP      1:14:53 (Pop-up)
The Hot 8 Brass Band  Love Will Tear Us Apart   Favoriting Take Cover  Tru Thoughts  2020  EP      1:18:34 (Pop-up)
Kiyoaki Iwamoto  Love Will Tear Us Apart   Favoriting SOUGI+  Em  2020  10"  From 1983  *   1:22:08 (Pop-up)
Nouvelle Vague  Love Will Tear Us Apart   Favoriting Nouvelle Vague  Luaka Bop/V2  2005  CD  OK, 1 more for compare and contrast    1:26:01 (Pop-up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s all neatly arranged in a messy line
Davy Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich  The Sun Went Down   Favoriting single  Fontana  1967  45      1:37:56 (Pop-up)
Charlie Feathers  Cockroach   Favoriting single  Norton  2007  45  dedicated to the cockroach that ruined my dinner two weeks ago    1:40:20 (Pop-up)
Sammi Smith  Birmingham Mistake   Favoriting single  Mega  1973  45      1:42:42 (Pop-up)
A Taste of Honey  Sukiyaki   Favoriting single  Capitol  1980  45      1:45:29 (Pop-up)
Love  You Said You Would   Favoriting single  RSO  1974  45      1:49:08 (Pop-up)
The Stanley Clarke Band  Born in the U.S.A.   Favoriting single  Epic  1985  45      1:51:32 (Pop-up)
Elton John  Bennie and the Jets   Favoriting single  MCA  1973  45      1:55:27 (Pop-up)
 
Sexual Harrassment  We Want Prince   Favoriting I Need a Freak  Dark Entries  2021  MP3  bonus track; 1984 single  *   2:11:03 (Pop-up)
Prince  Gotta Stop (Messin' About)   Favoriting The Hits / The B-Sides  Paisley Park/Warner Bros.  1993  CD  OK, here he is! From 1981    2:16:38 (Pop-up)
The Notwist Featuring Juana Molina  Al Sur   Favoriting Vertigo Days  Morr Music  2021  MP3  "To the South"  *   2:19:27 (Pop-up)
Henry Mancini  "Señor" Peter Gunn   Favoriting The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini  RCA Victor  1965  LP      2:22:44 (Pop-up)
Decolonize Your Mind Society  Exorcize the Exorcizer   Favoriting A Courteous Invitation to an Uninhabited Anabatic Prism  Hunnia  2020  MP3    *   2:26:22 (Pop-up)
The Sunwatchers  The Earthsized Thumb   Favoriting Oh Yeah?  Trouble in Mind  2020  LP      2:31:21 (Pop-up)
Smarts  Smart Phone   Favoriting Who Needs Smarts Anyway?  Feel It  2020  LP    *   2:51:05 (Pop-up)
Love Tractor  Cowboy Songs   Favoriting Love Tractor  HHBTM  2021  CD  nice reissue; from 1982  *   2:53:29 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

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Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. fifty one hours to go.
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YETI BOB:

Yip Yip, I'm Hip
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Deborah:

Radio Radio!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Yip yip, cheerio!
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Rick from SC:

Happy salutations to all! Yip Yip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
David (in London):

Hello Yippers! Afternoon Joe.
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Stanley:

Board bouncing
Boing!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02am
Krys O.:

Greetings!
  9:02am
aang:

c'mon Aapa, yip yip!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02am
Son Of Pantz:

Coffee and Surface Noise. The only way to start a Monday!
  Swag For Life Member 9:03am
12539:

Happy Happy Boing Boing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
David (in London):

Brian, Yeti Bob, Stanley, Krys, Pantz et al.
Top of the afternoon to you groovers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
melinda:

hi Joe and all!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am
adampsyche:

good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
northguineahills:

Bobby Kennedy gave that speech that the Pidge used at the end of the show in Indianapolis the night after MLK Jr's assassination. It was the only major city in the US to not have riots.

There a great doc called, "King in the Wilderness", based on King's last few years. I believe it's on HBO Max.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
mariano:

Heya Joe, everyone.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05am
PaulRobeson1920:

Good Morning All!
Yip yip!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Son Of Pantz:

"the Negro’s great stumbling block to freedom is the white moderate who constantly says ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action,...who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom.

~MLK
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am
David (in London):

Ah, it's the birthday boy, hello Mariano.
Altogether now, "For he's a jolly good fellow..."
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
adampsyche:

👆
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Brian in UK:

David, getting some apple tree pruning action before the threatened bad weather materialises.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
northguineahills:

Been watching a lot of Korean cinema lately. I can get a few words now....
Avatar 9:08am
Joe McG:

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the show. Thanks for joining me today. Happy MLK Day! @Brian: Counting the hours here, too! @ngh: I saw a doc about James Brown that suggested he also prevented riots in Boston, but my memory is hazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
David (in London):

Brian, ah, yes, good plan. What we really need now for our collective spirits is some really shitty weather. Sigh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
mariano:

Son of Pantz: Exactly. "Why don't you protest peacefully?" OK, let's take a knee during the national anthem. "Oh, that's so disrespectful!" and so on and so forth. Or else it's "I agree with the goals, but there are some 'bad actors' in charge of [BLM/CORE/SNCC/NAACP], they're all communists, you know..."

Oh, pshaw, David! ;)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
The Oscar:

Morning! This is so cool.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:10am
Marley P. Dogg:

Good morning Joe McG and fellow hipsters! Hope everyone is well!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:10am
The Oscar:

If anyone's looking for some not-so-light King Day viewing, the new MLK/FBI documentary is, uh, pretty sobering.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am
northguineahills:

what everyone else above said....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Marley P. Dogg:

*fellow yipsters - stupid auto correct
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
The Oscar:

Oh man, and Minari! Great film, with incredible music-- glad to hear it getting played.
  9:11am
Tommy G Live:

@The Oscar Where can I watch the documentary?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Guido from Cologne:

Hello everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
mariano:

Here in New Orleans they're beginning the long-overdue task of renaming streets that were renamed in the early 20th century after Confederate figures. The chatter on NextDoor is the usual: "This is not the right time! Crime is out of control! Our infrastructure is in bad need of repair!" In other words: fix all of society's ills for good, then we can talk about renaming streets. But of course, "It has nothing to do with race!" None of this shit ever has anything to do with race. Especially when it has to do with race.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Stanley:

Lovely Trees. Going to have to buy their albums, one of these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
northguineahills:

I used to have this Trees (Original). I lent it to someone and never got it back (so, I kept the records she lent me)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Andrew in Toronto:

Good morning Joe and everybody else.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Brian in UK:

Joe, you are worrying me after Neil Innes, now Celia Humphris.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
The Oscar:

@Tommy I believe it's available on demand as of last Friday. Here's my review from NYFF, if anyone's interested: bostonhassle.com...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Webhamster Henry:

Hi Joe and Surface Noise enjoyers!
Avatar 9:17am
Joe McG:

@Brian: I know, I'm feeling sick over it! I better stop saluting groups who have any member over 60.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Son Of Pantz:

@mariano what we are seeing in Trump's GOP (not all GOP, mind you) is the last death throws of white supremacy in America. It's going to be a painful transition for many, but I believe it is inevitable, and so do a lot of set-in-their ways white folk, which scares the shit out of them.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Marley P. Dogg:

50 hours to go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am
David (in London):

I'm just putting on my doublet and hose in order to appreciate this properly.

Afternoon Webhamster.
  9:18am
Rick A.:

On Friday John Allen played the Sally Free and Easy, an epic track, happy MLK day, Joe, relaxing music for a tense 2021.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am
northguineahills:

@Rick: Flying Saucer Attack does a great cover of "Sally Free and Easy".
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Joe McG:

@Rick: That's where I found out she died.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
mariano:

Hey nonny no, David ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
David (in London):

I'm getting a hint of Funkadelic's 'Hit It & Quit It' in that riff.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Baja Joe:

Hey Joe! I'm a Zep head, so I am loving this tune.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
JG:

My favorite Zeppelin song! Great version. On the original its the eerie church organ and the steel pedal guitar. great song
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:30am
JG:

Speaking of eerie church organs...
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Joe McG:

@JG: A segueway you have to imagine! :)
  9:31am
djsheilab:

Morning Joe! So many lovely selections and segues.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31am
JG:

Nice work Joe
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:32am
The Oscar:

I've heard this one on a couple of shows, and "I work in service too" gets me every time.
Avatar 9:32am
Joe McG:

Hola, Sheila! Thank ye, starting gentle again today. Can't seem to rev up these days!
Avatar 🎸 9:32am
YETI BOB:

gentle is perfect
  9:36am
Terr DE:

Sounded like Stones from their Moonlight Mile,Wild Horses era
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:36am
The Oscar:

For some reason I can never keep straight in my mind whether "To Know Him Is to Love Him" is about Jesus or not. I think my verdict is "probably not, but it would be funny if it was."
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YETI BOB:

The Oscar: Phil Spector's father was a suicide. And on his tombstone were the words "To know him is to love him". That explains a lot about this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
mariano:

The Oscar: The really cringey one is "He Touched Me."
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:37am
nortonjutland:

good morning Joe. you're killing it good this morning.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:40am
The Oscar:

@Yeti/Joe Huh-- I had no idea!
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YETI BOB:

It does sound borderline religious
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:41am
Brian in UK:

You have to disassociate the person from the artist. I still find Bill Cosby's monologues funny even though he is vile.
  9:41am
Terr DE:

Phil won't be missed here. Sure Leader of the Pack is fun, but he ruined All Things Must Pass.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:47am
Krys O.:

YES!!!!
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Joe McG:

@Brian: I agree. I'll always enjoy Phil Spector's productions even if he wasn't such a good guy. I don't even mind his fingerprints on the Lennon and Harrison records, Terr. "What Is Life" has that Spector wallop to it that it wouldn't have had otherwise.
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YETI BOB:

@Brian: I agree in principle but that separation is easier to make in some cases than others - it's complicated.
  9:51am
The Butterman:

What if I love their vile acts but hate their art? P.s., I don’t love their acts.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:51am
Webhamster Henry:

UnSoundWalled versions sound good too.
  9:52am
TVP:

Fun fact: the lead singer of The Teddy Bears would go on to co-write Gonna Fly Now
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:52am
JG:

Agree on Spector. You don't necessarily want to celebrate the guy because he was such a dirtbag. But you wanna hear the music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am
Mr. Pumpy:

Good morning, Joe and all! Great tunes, Joe. Thanks!
  9:54am
chris r:

happy birthday phil spector!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am
5Steve from Dunwoody:

Re: Phil. There is always Spike Jones' Serenade To A Jerk.
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Joe McG:

I will say that Ken's Phil Spector black velvet painting is one of my all-time faves.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:56am
The Oscar:

I saw one headline that described Spector as "talented but flawed," and someone pointed out that that manages to undersell both aspects of his career.
  9:56am
djsheilab:

This is fantastic! What a find!
  9:56am
chris r:

didnt know it was Phil's birthday today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am
Mr. Pumpy:

I'm loving this version already. I love it no matter where it may go! Off a cliff...fine!
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YETI BOB:

Otis Redding was only 26 when he died - so young (I just learned)
  9:56am
Erin in TO:

Is it wrong of me to think this song just doesn't sound right without the sax?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
David (in London):

Hey Mr P.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:57am
The Oscar:

This Careless Whisper is INCREDIBLE!
  9:57am
Jesse G:

Dang. This is a jam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
Mr. Pumpy:

David! How goes it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
David (in London):

Liking this version, too. Nice understated guitar in the background.
Avatar 9:58am
Joe McG:

@Erin: I'm thinking it's a little refreshing without it! I'd like to hear it on more instruments, like maybe flute, accordion, or vibes! :)
  9:58am
J&E in Ithaca NY:

So much better than the Paul Mauriat arrangement, loving this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am
Mr. Pumpy:

This version is wrapped in gauze and glazed with petroleum jelly. That's the sound...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:59am
JG:

Keep the organ thing goin, Joe
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:59am
The Oscar:

Ever since the Seven Second Delay show at the beginning of the pandemic, "Careless Whisper" is my go-to handwashing song.
Avatar 🎸 9:59am
YETI BOB:

sounds like a B3
  9:59am
Blix:

This is good. Finds the soulful jazz in an original that tends more towards Adult Soft jazz.
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herb.nyc:

"Back to mono" box- I just retrieved my copy. Thx for reminder, joe. (Mine is missing #4, via Archive of Contemptible Music sale. $20? 3 yrs ago? I assume online cost is high now) — that Stevie Wonder tribute to MLK Jr made me smile. Fook da racists.
Avatar 9:59am
Rich in Bristol:

Wow, this version may have finally turned me into a Careless Whisper believer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am
David (in London):

It's calling out for a trombone solo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am
Mr. Pumpy:

Not to mention the keyboard is stilted, lazy, slightly behind the beat. To reiterate, me likey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am
Mr. Pumpy:

VAMP!
  10:01am
chris r:

today...tomorrow...and then???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am
Mr. Pumpy:

Alas, David, it ends devoid of trombone. The horror!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
swivs:

If I play this song backwards, will my ass get bigger?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
mariano:

Hey, Mr. Pumpy! You are the eggman...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:03am
Strandlund:

ASSERCISE!!
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LW Rhino:

This is my new favorite band !
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:04am
The Oscar:

Well this is awesome too!
  10:04am
seedfriend:

Just a reminder today is a day to celebrate an amazing figure and collective wins. It’s the national day of service. Check out volunteer opps near you/ here’s a start https://www.pointsoflight.org/mlk-jr-day-of-service/
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Joe McG:

@swivs: I know the feeling. I can't afford to exercise my ass off, I don't have much to start with!
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Joe McG:

@seedfriend: Thanks for the nice reminder.
  10:05am
chris r:

@ seedfriend......yes! Phil Spector!
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LW Rhino:

@ Joe: Me too, I was born with no ass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am
Mr. Pumpy:

mariano...I am?
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mariano:

I have too much ass, happy to donate some of it to those who have been cheated by nature. No greater ass hath man than this...
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YETI BOB:

I'm quarantine thick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
David (in London):

Free your mind and your ass will follow. So said St George of Assisi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
pierogie:

It's early yet, but this is the greatest song I've heard this year.
  10:08am
Rick A.:

Four years ago life was very melancholy. On a personal level, my wife was driving me to the airport to sort my late mother's remains. We were listening to Joe's MLK Day set, which included Gill Scott Heron's "Winter in America" which was very appropriate then. Listening to Joe's show somehow softened the sadness at the time. We are not out of the stress and melancholy yet though we are in a much better place than we were then. Joe has provided the rich soundtrack to all of it, thank you!!
  10:09am
chris r:

Rick A. what was your sadness form?
  10:10am
Rick A.:

My mom had died three months earlier and I was having to sort out her life. Incidentally, I don't have much of an ass either. It's everything else that seems to be growing.
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Joe McG:

@Rick A: Thanks for that nice memory, Rick. Glad I could be there.
  10:11am
chris r:

4 yrs. ago there was a lot of violence and uncertainty
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:11am
The Oscar:

You know what, this entire set rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am
Mr. Pumpy:

David...One nation, under man-boobs.
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Joe McG:

I'm feeling much more optimistic right now than I have in a long time.
  10:13am
Rick A.:

I am curious at the reasoning behind the title of this song. I'm guessing it's a focus on the film over the novel. Either way, what's the connection? Maybe the band just likes the name?
  10:13am
chris r:

i think if Dr. King were alive today he would be sad
  10:14am
chris r:

lets all hope so Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am
David (in London):

...getting large just for the funk of it, Mr P.
  10:15am
tim from Champaign (now washington):

Hi Joe and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am
Mr. Pumpy:

Good one, Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am
David (in London):

Gitkin? Gitkin!

Hey Tim.
  10:16am
Rick A.:

This song would definitely get everyone up on the dance floor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Mr. Pumpy:

I'm enjoying a nice coffee/bourbon/eggnog. Dr. King would have wanted me to do this.
  10:18am
Kitsky:

You had me at tuba!
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Stashu:

What the what
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Stanley:

Pitken?
Yes, Mr Grimsdale!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Marley P. Dogg:

I could listen to this cover on a loop al day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Mr. Pumpy:

There's your horns!
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Stashu:

<3
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nematomorpha:

best Joy Division Cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
mariano:

Leave it to a second-line band to turn a Joy Division song into something happy <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Mr. Pumpy:

There's enough brass here to build Ian Curtis a steam engine of despair!
  10:20am
Rick A.:

This song is a WFMU smash! Susie Hot Rod used it for her break in music. I've heard it on other shows too.
  10:20am
MplsCoco:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Dennis Diken:

you go Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Mr. Pumpy:

Hey, Stashu!
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WinksFMU:

Hilarious Joy Division cover!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am
The Oscar:

I feel like the Hot 8 Brass Band is this year's Wild Irish Roses!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Where's the parade at? I feel like marching!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Baja Joe:

Terrific "Love Will Tear Us Apart" cover, dontchathink?
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WinksFMU:

Stop! Can't you see you're tearing me apart!!!!
  10:23am
Whoop:

Been dreaming of an all-drumline show (station?) for years. Anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
Mr. Pumpy:

Let us not forget Jah Division! www.youtube.com...
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Joe McG:

@Winks: Ha ha ha, where is that from again?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am
Son Of Pantz:

The Room
  10:24am
MplsCoco:

yes @whoop!!
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The Oscar:

We need some Captain and Tenille to balance things out!
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Hubig Pie:

Rebel without a Pause
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adampsyche:

lol
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JG:

@Joe, re Winks James Dean in Rebel w out a cause
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
David (in London):

Or better still, Joy Division covering the Captain and Tenile.

Yo Hubig.
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Hubig Pie:

David, 'ello Guv' nuh
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Whoop:

@ Stashu! Drumline polkas? I know they're out there! Whaddaya say? ;)
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adampsyche:

hey Joe can you beat this streak of No Fun covers during a Ken show wfmu.org...
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David (in London):

Joe, you'd better be careful or Mary Wing might sue...
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Mr. Pumpy:

Joy Division doing Muskrat Love? That's the day the universe cracks and implodes.
  10:27am
johnk77:

great show selecter
i am so old i met
martin luther king senior
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Mr. Pumpy:

@Joe, check out the Jah Division version if you haven't. www.youtube.com...
  10:28am
davefromtoronto:

that's funny i was just gonna say don't play the chipmunks version of this song!
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Baja Joe:

I love this theme Joe. Nicely assembled where no assembly was necessary.
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Joe McG:

@David: Oh you're right, I just accidentally did a 3-fer.
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Nelo:

I am writing for work, protocols, boring stuff usually. but this set it making it so much better right now :D love will tear us apart *sigh*
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Also relevant: steel drums playing "Transmission" - youtu.be... #dontstopthesteel
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Mr. Pumpy:

Make it a 4-fer
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Nelo:

yes, I agree with Mr. Pumpy
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mariano:

I thought it was Fabio's show for a sec.
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adampsyche:

keep on trucking
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Stashu:

Hi Pumpy! Hi Joe! Why does Joe rule so much? WHY IS JOE SO AWESOME?!
  10:30am
dano59:

Again, Again, Again!
Nouvelle Vague = New Wave = (loosely) Bossa Nova. Love their spins on the classics.
  10:31am
Rick A.:

"Stop, You're tearing me apart" is from Rebel Without a Cause.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Stashu...this is one of the unanswerable questions of the galaxies! He just does...rule...SO MUCH!
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JG:

Nazareth's Walk Me Out in the Morning Dew is the best, but Rober Plant and the Allman Brothers do really good versions too
  10:33am
Johnny Staten Island:

My fav three of a kind. Pressure drop
Toots clash R Palmer
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Hubig Pie:

You say vaag, I say vayg
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12539:

Single File: Every week at 10:36. Or so.
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Joe McG:

@12539: Right on the money!
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David (in London):

I was hoping for Zaback, but I'll settle for this one! Hurray for DD, D, B, M & T.
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Jeezuseffinchrist:

now I want to watch Death Proof
  10:39am
Rick A.:

I didn't even know this band existed until I saw the film Grindhouse. Sydney Poitier actually offers some explanation of who they were.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Dozy and Beaky are the 8th and 9th dwarves that weren't down with Snow White's fascist agenda. They found their own family.
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Krys O.:

Cool beans! DDDBMT!
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Krys O.:

Zabadak was my fave by them.
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Joe McG:

Whoops, forgot how abruptly that record ends!
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The Oscar:

This Charlie Feathers could almost pass for Liquid Liquid!
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Mr. Pumpy:

It got your dinner and now a dedication. This roach has it all!
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David (in London):

Krys, we are of one mind on that one then. (Although I managed to type 'Zaback' instead of 'Zabadack')
  10:44am
Bob from poughkeepsie:

Phil spector was a great producer very strange and a very scary looking!!
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David (in London):

I made a Birmingham mistake once. It was a Balti I should never have had.
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Joe McG:

@Oscar: I can hear it! Does anyone know, btw, the vintage of that Charlie Feathers track? I can't figure it out. Probably '70s?
  10:47am
davefromtoronto:

this could almost pass for a prince song...
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Joe McG:

There's a nice story about this song that I will tell on the back announce.
  10:47am
Rick A.:

I've never heard an English version of this song. I won't say that it's a revelation though I appreciate hearing it. I'm not surprised that these are the lyrics.
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David (in London):

Could hear Sade singing this very nicely.
  10:50am
Blix:

The only other place I've heard the English was in the Slick Rick "La-Di-Da-Dee" song.
  10:51am
Rick A.:

Arthur Lee is one of the most versatile geniuses in rock history. This sounds quite different from anything off of Forever Changes which is one of the greatest rock records of the sixties.
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Roberto:

I remember radio ads for Taste of Honey's Sukiyaki. There was a lot of anticipation following their mega-hit Boogie Oogie Oogie.
  10:53am
davefromtoronto:

wow this song didn't age well...
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chris r:

stanley Clarke! Vulcan Princess!!
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David (in London):

Rick A, I second that emotion. He's criminally underrated as a great of the era. I was lucky enough to see him in Liverpool in the early 1990s and he was stunningly good.
  10:54am
chris r:

@ dave a funk version of a springsteen song? great!
  10:55am
Blix:

Officially in the "Seemed like a good idea at the time..." pile.
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DJ Guin:

Yo! Pop N Lock, fools! ::break dances::
  10:55am
Rick A.:

If one wanted to distill the worst sins of the eighties, this song would do it.
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efd:

I’ve got that Stanley Clarke version on a 12”. Really liked it when it came out.
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chris r:

it was when springsteen wrote songs for Americans!
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DJ Guin:

Theme Song for Benny on L.A Law,?!? Schweet.
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yerfriendpaul:

Nice to hear Bennie and the Jets! Such a great song
  10:56am
Terr DE:

I was gonna make a Stanley Clarke joke, but it actually is the bassist !
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Roberto:

Okay, Elton and Bernie, did you really need to "kill the fatted calf" in order to see an imaginary pop band?
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davefromtoronto:

nice palate cleanser...
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Phin The Hyooman:

Just had to get the “wall of sound” reference in there, didn’t cha? ;)
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yippie:

just listened to the beastie boys remix of this yesterday
  10:57am
chris r:

Rick A yea anything with USA it it? Baaad!
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Rick A.:

There is an amusing story of Arthur Lee at WFMU. I'm not sure the year he came to the station. However, with all of the staff watching expectedly, he sat a piano, played a few riffs and then rolled a joint. His genius was mixed with eccentricity.
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Joe McG:

@efd: Wow, is the 12" version much different or just longer?
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DJ Guin:

I hope Elton got help with that stu-stu-studder..
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dano59:

Just love the live soundstage in this piece. Very odd and innovative for the time and an eventual hit single.
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Stanley:

I don't remember all the clapping and live stuff on this. I can conjour up in my mind the badly dressed 1973 audience, all happily clapping along. But then it might just be an overdub
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David (in London):

Personally I think we should have had 'Nikita'...
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listener monica:

good morning, Joe!
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David (in London):

Gus Dudgeon was an eff-ing genius. But don't drink and drive kids...
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DJ Guin:

Must be a piano playing thing...
Traded his Chevy for a Cadillac ack ack ack...
Unless Billy Joel was from Mars Attacks?
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efd:

@Joe just longer, as I recall. I don’t feel like I missed anything by hearing the 7” just now.
  11:10am
Toothgrinder Tom:

If I hear Joe McG play a song like Bennie and the Jets, which I’ve always rather liked, I feel empowered to publicly acknowledge my admiration for said song.
  11:10am
Siobhan:

When Arthur Lee played Warsaw back a whiles ago he took the stage and said “Wherever I go, Love goes.” In case anyone in the audience was wondering?
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David (in London):

T.Tom - Hello good sir. And bully for you, stand up for your belief. I risked a lot of flak on Ken's board last year by proclaiming my liking for the aforementioned Billy Joel, but it worked out well in the end...
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Joe McG:

@Tom: You're allowed! @Siobhan: Ha! He Is Love. Was.
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Webhamster Henry:

Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day. Just sayin'.
  11:12am
Martinibomb:

found a box of unopened new old stock sexual harassment albums years ago that's how I got my copy heh. Great effing album <3
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Hubig Pie:

We want Prince so's we can exercise our ass off
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The Oscar:

Okay yes, I need to order this album.
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David (in London):

Hubig, doing star jumps in the purple rain is a Route One way to immediate weight loss.
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DJ Guin:

This was Detective Colombo's favorite song
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Joe McG:

I sincerely hope Prince knew about this record.
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Brian in UK:

Give them the Pretzels.
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Toothgrinder Tom:

Hi David, how are ya? Yes Billy Joel is in my opinion a fine songwriter but I can see why some people can’t abide him, especially after the 80’s.
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ynod:

@DJ Guin~ Good one!
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David (in London):

Sexy melon-farmer, shaking that (exercised) ass.
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Brian in UK:

First time seeing Arthur Lee, Imperial College, London Feb 1970 supported by Blodwyn Pig. Oh no fifty years next month.
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DjLorraine:

Joe G thanks for the human rights Holiday show. Im a big fan of Elijah Cummings and John Lewis.
Marianno Happy Birthday.
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ynod:

What does Blodwyn Pig smell like after 50 years, I wonder?
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Brian in UK:

ynod, it was not too fragrant then
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Terr DE:

1999 tour. Salisbury MD. 85℅ Black audience suit and evening dresses, Prince is great. Finishes the last song.No applause, they just leave.
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The Oscar:

This is cool, but it'd be better if he renamed it Pedro Pistolero.
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David (in London):

The Oscar, I think that might have to be my new stage name...
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Joe McG:

I'm not a big fan of Billy Joel, but I was recently watching old episodes of my favorite sit-com "Taxi" on DVD and they stripped out "Vienna" from the episode where Alex and Elaine go to Europe, effectively destroying the mood of the episode. It's the only time in my life I was sorry Billy Joel wasn't there.
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Mike Sin:

Nice to leisurely listen to show through large speakers while horizontal for a change. Usually, it's through headphones in between Zoom meetings!
  11:25am
Toothgrinder Tom:

@Terr D I have been to Salisbury, Maryland.
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Ike:

Hi all! Sounds great! @Terr, Prince played my hometown?!? Damn. Must've been the most interesting thing that happened there all decade, unless maybe that was also when the duck decoy museum opened.
  11:26am
Toothgrinder Tom:

On the delmarvrellous Eastern Shore.
  11:27am
Toothgrinder Tom:

They have a zoo there that isn’t too bad.
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Terr DE:

Salisbury has a nice little animal prison, but thats it. Borrowing Owls w Prairie Dogs.
  11:28am
Toothgrinder Tom:

What about minor league baseball? The Shorebirds?
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David (in London):

Prince should have performed at the opening of the duck decoy museum.
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Ike:

@TTom & @Terr, yep that's usually one of the first things I point out too. "The zoo is OK." On my last visit it was only open Fri., Sat., and Sun. though, and I wasn't there on any of those days.
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David (in London):

Exorcize your ass off.
  11:29am
james:

sexual harassment made doing my Royal Canadian Air Force exercises easier. Thank you, Joe.
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Webhamster Henry:

Microtonal alert!
  11:30am
Toothgrinder Tom:

@Joe on the rare occasion I see ‘Taxi’ these days, I’m astonished at how young Danny Devito looks (although already balding).
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Joe McG:

@james: Ha ha, I'm glad! @Henry: Apparently they tune their instruments this way, the whole band, even the keyboard player.
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Terr DE:

I met P s tour manager, so i had a back stage pass.Prince seemed unbothered by the reaction.More bothered by Vanity screwing up a vocal.
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Joe McG:

Hey Mike Sin!
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DjLorraine:

DavidinL you keep cracking me up
  11:32am
Terr DE:

Right, the Shore Birds, nice park would be good for concerts.
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Ike:

@Terr@11:27, LOL at "animal prison". Ain't it the truth. It was definitely more popular in the 80s when zoos were "in".
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Son Of Pantz:

Joe, your John Lee Hooker album is skipping.
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Joe McG:

@pantz: I just bumped the needle.
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Rob W:

Fabulous segue Joe!
  11:34am
paul:

I was thinking Spirit in the Sky
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David (in London):

DjLorraine, thankee, I'm glad to hear that. You gotta try and rise to the gold standard set by Monsieur McGasko.
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Joe McG:

Hey Rob! Enjoyed a slice of your show on Saturday. Love those hot hits!
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Toothgrinder Tom:

Apparently the young people of the Delmarva Peninsula are mad about baseball, and it’s very competitive there; their parents think it will be their ‘ticket out’ in terms of sports scholarships.
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Rob W:

Thanks Joe, yes you know we aim to please!
  11:36am
Terr DE:

yeah, they are prisons.A necessary evil to encourage people to like and preserve or inhuman friends
  11:39am
Toothgrinder Tom:

@DiL have you considered having a go at standup comedy?
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Terr DE:

DelMarVa is pretty much middle America away from the beach resorts. Sports are loved.Wrestlings big in my girlfriend's family.
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Hubig Pie:

Jammer
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David (in London):

T.Tom - No, I don't think I'd be cut out for that. Writing some comedy might be fun, though. In a previous life I used to make films, but I never turned my hand to comedy. The prospect always frightened me rather.
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Joe McG:

@Hubig: Since I don't go this way very often anymore, I figured I'd go all the way -- all 19 minutes and 52 seconds!
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Roberto:

Great, I'm going to have Spirit in the Sky stuck in my head all day and I didn't even get to hear the actual song.
  11:43am
Toothgrinder Tom:

@DiL I agree it’s a terrifying prospect. Not to get too personal but I take it from your posting history that you are a music journalist or a musician or both?
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David (in London):

Norman Greenbaum, a grateful nation salutes you.
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David (in London):

T.Tom, I am, to varying degrees, both of those things. Should you feel so inclined, you can check out the latter here:
wfmu.org...
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Toothgrinder Tom:

@Terr DE my sister lives near Easton and my parents retired to Denton so I visitthat area often. It’s a special place to me but I don’t think I’d want to live there.
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Ike:

@Terr, yep, not quite as bad as, say, the Deep South, but still, I couldn't wait to get outta there. Most of the other kids going to college went south, but I went north and found FMU.
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Mike W:

love to come in toward the end
covered in spit and hair
and find Surface Noise *in ecstasis extremis*

[i studied french, not latin]
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PaulRobeson1920:

I can dig it
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Joe McG:

@Mike W: I'm exhausted! :)
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Brian in UK:

David (in London) I dislike situation comedy with a purple passion, comedians too. Monologists do the job though.
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Brian in UK:

There is more humour in the everyday than on any stage.
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David (in London):

Brian, yes, I can understand that. My tolerance for comedians these days is pretty minimal (with the possible exception of Jim Gaffigan).
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12539:

Thank you, Joe!

Or as someone else once said, "Thank God for Joe McGasko!"
  11:52am
Terr DE:

Sunwatchers, unusually restrained.I like it ! of course unrestrained is fine too, if not for too long.
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Toothgrinder Tom:

@DiL ooh, interesting - thanks!
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Hubig Pie:

I have a shmaart phone. It's name is Fredo
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David (in London):

Joe, oh woe is me, the Surface Noise is fading. Thanks for a great show. What we need to save the day now is the kind of guy who might spin sounds with a good steady beat for dancing...
  11:53am
a polished polish lady:

Super ㎭ Joe
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TerrDE:

Gaffagin weeps openly at the Hot Pockets recall
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Andrew Waterloo:

No one shall speak the name of my smartphone.. it is ominously referred to as "the rectangle"
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Mike W:

@Joe McG
“that’s entertainment”
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The Oscar:

Great show even by Surface Noise standards-- thanks!
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Joe McG:

Gee, folks, I'm just warming up, but I've gotta go. Thanks for listening and commenting, and Happy MLK Day! I'll see you next time. Stay tuned for Three Chord Monte or Irene, whatever your pleasure. Have a good week!
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David (in London):

Oh Jesus, how to doom your band part #67. Name it Love Tractor.
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ynod:

Thanks Joe~ A Most Excellent Programme!
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Brian in UK:

David, got me thinking of Nigel Tufnell's piano piece.
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Mike W:

@David
agreed it’s a silly name but in the early ’80s u.s. indie scene (and with a good sound) i don’t think it held them back really
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Mike W:

or maybe it was just their name that kept them from becoming what R.E.M. or the B-52s eventually became (rich)
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Brian in UK:

Top notch job, Joe.
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David (in London):

Mike W, I really like the track. It's a poor choice of name though. But what do I know, I was once in a band called The Raspberry Reich!
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Stillwell Coney Islander:

Gracias Joe !
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ynod:

DinL~ I kinda like that name, actually!
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Krys O.:

I remember Love Tractor and the Swimming Pool Qs two fine Georgia bands.
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YETI BOB:

@D(iL): #68: Be all-instrumental
  11:58am
Terr DE:

...as they say on Tralfamador, Good Bye Joe, Hello Joe.
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Krys O.:

Thanks, Joe!
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Brian in UK:

Do you have World War Two noises?
Is it by the Ronettes?
No, the French & the Germans.
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Listener Baby:

Hello Joe. Hope all is great! Hello fine listeners too!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. Remember MLK and do good things today (and every day).
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luka:

neat show, Joe!
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Toothgrinder Tom:

Love tractor # 9 ...
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StRts:

great show as always
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Roger:

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