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Favoriting April 3, 2021: Guest: Bergen White

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Bergen White  She Is Today   Favoriting 1970 SSS lp "For Women Only" - Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Produced, Arranged, Organ, Bass, Piano, Harpsichord by Bergen White 
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Chet Atkins  Both Sides Now   Favoriting 1970 RCA lp "This Is Chet Atkins" - Arranged Bergen White, written by Joni Mitchell 
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Bobby And Bergen  It's Another World   Favoriting SPAR 45 (?) - Written by Darrel Statler 
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Joe Simon  The Chokin' Kind   Favoriting 1969 Sound Stage Seven lp - Horns arranged by Bergen White 
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Mummies, The  Tell Her No   Favoriting HIT 45 - Vocals probably arranged and featuring Bergen White 
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Dennis Linde  Call Me Honey   Favoriting 1970 Intrepid lp "Linde Manor" - Arranged by Bergen White 
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Ronny And The Daytonas  If I Had My Way   Favoriting 1965 Mala lp “Sandy” - Written by Bergen White & Bobby Russel, vocals probably arranged and featuring Bergen White 
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Esther Phillips  Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You   Favoriting 1969 Roulette 45 - Horns arranged by Bergen White 
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Dan Penn  Nobody's Fool   Favoriting 1973 Bell lp "Nobody's Fool" - Strings & horns arranged by Bergen White 
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Bergen White  On And On   Favoriting 1970 SSS lp "For Women Only" - Written, Produced, Arranged, Organ, Bass, Piano, Harpsichord by Bergen White 
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Jalopy Five, The  Fun, Fun, Fun   Favoriting 1964 Modern Sounds Label "Draggin' And Surfin'" - Probably arranged and featuring Bergen White on vocals 
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Jerry Reed  Love Prints   Favoriting 1968 RCA lp "Alabama Wild Man" - Arranged Bergen White, produced by Chet Atkins 
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Now Generation, The  Crawl Along The Sand   Favoriting 1969 SPAR lp "The Now Generation" also as a SPAR 45 by Unky, Phoebe and Fatty Anne - The Now Generation version says written by Bergen White, the Unky, Phoebe & Fatty Anne version says Anne Gibbs 
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Jackie And The Giants  Come On On   Favoriting HIT 45, also released by Dee and Robert as a SPAR 45 - Written by Bobby Russell (though the HIT label credits "Bobby Wilson") 
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Beagles, The  Can't Buy Me Love   Favoriting HIT Records 45 - Bergen White on harmony vocals 
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Charlie McCoy  Jump Back Baby   Favoriting 1968 Monument lp "The World Of Charlie McCoy" - Bergen White vocals, written by Rufus Thomas 
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Willie Nelson  That's All   Favoriting 1969 RCA lp "My Own Peculiar Way" - Arranged by Bergen White 
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Robbie Fulks  Leave It To The Loser   Favoriting 2005 Yep Roc lp "Georgia Hard" - Strings arranged by Bergen White 
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Pat & Colin (Bergen White & Bobby Russell)  Have You Been There   Favoriting 1965 SPAR 45 - Written by Bergen White 
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Unky, Phoebe And Fatty Ann  Big Windy City   Favoriting SPAR 45 A side - Written by Bergen White & Bobby Russell 
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Tony Joe White  Polk Salad Annie   Favoriting 1969 Monument 45 - Horns arranged by Bergen White, produced by Billy Swan 
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Bergen White  Interview   Favoriting  
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Bergen White  It's Your Time   Favoriting 1970 SSS lp "For Women Only" - Produced, Arranged, Organ, Bass, Piano, Harpsichord by Bergen White 
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Listener comments!

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Handy Haversack:

Smashing Saturday greetings, Michael, Ruth, and all the Shellegamers!
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Frank In Queens:

HEY NOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!
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spodiodi:

good morning, Michael Shelley and #1 Listeners!
  11:02am
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can you play Love In An Elevator. THANKS!!
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Ruth Booth:

Happy Saturday, Handy!
  11:03am
clarke:

hEy nOw
  Swag For Life Member 11:03am
Muswell Hillbilly:

Good morning, Michael and the Saturday morning gang! I'm listening from a cabin in Big Bear, CA this morning.
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Pauly from Clifton:

Good morning, Michael, Ruth, gang!
  11:04am
clarke:

it's the third already, dude - slide the check under the door
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo Kitties !
(Your fave Cheap Trick song...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am
StringOFperils:

I really don't know coasters at all.
  11:07am
Kpx:

Who's pretty putty tat's ?
  11:09am
clarke:

turn that reverb up on that deluxe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am
greg g:

Morning Mr Shelley and Every Buddyyyy!!!!
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Handy Haversack:

Some good musical advice from Michael on Double Dip Recess today about where the plaque might be.
  11:11am
Mr C:

Tim Drummond on bass.
  11:11am
Captain Spaulding:

Hey Mike-don’t forget that today’s JAN BERRY’s birthday today. He and Dean should definitely be in the R’nR Hall of Fame
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am
spodiodi:

i know i'm going to floss today after hearing that jam, Handy (what a pleasant surprise)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am
Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Shelleys & Ruth & all!
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Joe B:

hey Michael and everyone
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 11:14am
Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael, Ruth, Joe, Greg, Frank, Handy, Bagpipe, Spodes, all!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:15am
Michael in Montclair:

Good Morning Michael, Joe B., Handy, Skeleton Crew, and everyone!
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spodiodi:

aloha, Jack!
  11:16am
Dennis Diken:

go, Mikey! looking forward to the show today!!
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Ruth Booth:

Jack!
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Listener Baby:

Please excuse Baby for being late. Signed Baby’s mom.
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Hoboken Jack:

Hey there Dennis!
  11:17am
Dennis Diken:

Jack! great to see you yesterday! hey Baby! @Handy - great to meet you at Rutt's!!
  11:18am
nightengale:

how did the greatest hits record label deal with the copyright?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am
Listener Baby:

Hi Double D. Hi everybody!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 11:21am
Hoboken Jack:

Baby oh yeah!
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HyperDose:

Can't wait to dig into that Rutt's parking lot show!
  11:25am
Sean:

That's why Dylan couldn't afford the motorcycle helmet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am
Handy Haversack:

Hey, Joe B, Jack! Great seeing you both yesterday -- and great to meet you, Dennis! That was really great!

Hey, Baby!
  Swag For Life Member 11:26am
Muswell Hillbilly:

I love it when horns get involved! (Honestly it's why I'm a sucker for most wedding band songs...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That car though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am
Listener Baby:

So far, so great, Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am
Handy Haversack:

Nobody with that car is anyone's fool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am
Dano59:

Well, Michael, it seems you've embraced the rabbithole approach to radio programming. Good on you!
  11:32am
MFlynn:

Thanks Michael!! Thoroughly enjoying today’s Bergen White selections!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:33am
Frank In Queens:

Yay!
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spodiodi:

conrgrats, M$!
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Handy Haversack:

Yay, congrats, Michael! My second shot in Monday morning!
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Muswell Hillbilly:

Congrats on the vax!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:34am
Baja Joe:

Hidey Ho Michael and everyone! Congrats on your double shot vaccination and haircut. I have the same, vaccine and long overdo haircut.
  11:35am
MFlynn:

Good for you Michael! Unfortunately no shots yet in PA for those under 65. Great state huh?
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Joe B:

baseball Altamont!
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Frank In Queens:

I"m all in favor of getting rid of the stupid shift!
  11:36am
clarke:

these rules have been in use in college ball for a while (except for the shift part)
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:36am
myron feld:

I like none of these rule changes.
  11:36am
P-90:

“SOMETHING had to go...” I hear you, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am
Handy Haversack:

Yeah, that extra innings rule is terrible. And restricting the shift is just idiotic. Not good to sacrifice strategy for the most marginal possible gains in terms of time. Make games shorter by limiting commercials.
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Joe B:

I love the shift. If hitters are dumb enough/stubborn enough to not adjust, that should be there problem
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Adammets:

The minor leagues used to have 7 inning double headers a long time ago. The MLB changes are purely for COVID and will go back after COVID has passed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sports blah blah when you put the antifreeze in the gas tank of the jockstrap hypotenuse of the Sportsball Sports blah blah...
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myron feld:

exactly, Joe B. Don't try to pull every pitch. Try going the other way. It can work.
  11:38am
clarke:

while i don't like the shift, joe's right - if you can't show you can beat the shift, then use it!
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Handy Haversack:

Adammets, I hope you're right but really don't think so. MLB has revealed itself. Love the game. Hate the league.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:38am
Michael in Montclair:

If you want to speed up the game of baseball, look no further than the late George Carlin's proposed rules, such as one strike and you're out.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

MLB is hoping to attract new fans by pissing off all of their existing fans, aka "The Metallica Model"
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Joe B:

baseball takes too long because batters step out after every pitch and spend 5 minutes adjusting their 12 pieces of body armor
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Listener Baby:

Always good for reminding us how great The Beach Boys were.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am
Doug in JC:

I like my sports on a low hum in the next room with a snoring grandpa
  11:40am
Dennis Diken:

“no one’s pitchin’ ‘cause there ain’t no batters”
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JohnEBGood:

No problem with the shift. Don't like the xtra inning rule. Toronto just eliminated their radio broadcast. Getty Lee just spoke up on this! Imagine getting rid of John and Susan?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:40am
Montmaster J:

Mets Covid related cancellation of opener was so this year....sigh.
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Handy Haversack:

Pretty much how I grew up, Doug!
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Frank In Queens:

@Montmaster, and so Mets!
  11:41am
TimG:

WELL, Michael....while I agree some of the new rules are bunk (Senior Softball Rules...7 innings/runner at second). Baseball has become a home run or strike out affair. I love baseball as much as music but when the ball is not hit in play...the game becomes tedious. The shift has killed the idea of single, sacrifice, bunt, hit and run et al. I rest my case, your honor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am
Handy Haversack:

Greg, MLB just needs some fresh characters with an edgy, in-your-face attitude. Maybe ... a dog ... with a surf board? That feels right!
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Montmaster J:

@Frank....yup....still love 'em though!
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Doug in JC:

@Handy "I wasn't sleeping"
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Frank In Queens:

@TimG well said.
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jake6573:

The Alabama Wild Man is Right ! Love Jerry Reed
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Michael Shelley:

Joe B - and spitting!
  11:43am
Dennis Diken:

I was “very, very hurt” by the sharp corners on that Jalopy Five track! Very entertaining!!
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Joe B:

the shift didn't kill those things.
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Frank In Queens:

@Montmaster, yep. At least there's genuine optimism for this year.
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Michael in Montclair:

Congratulations Michael on the 2nd vax shot!
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Joe B:

@Michael - ha yes!
  11:44am
Gf2002:

My interest in baseball went on hiatus after the Phillies started to suck again.
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Listener Baby:

Michael in Mont. They call him Baby Two Times.
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Hoboken Jack:

I don't care for the extra inning and doubleheader rules but they did help last year when there were so many cancelations and resultant doubleheaders.
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JohnEBGood:

I agree with Joe B. Laying down a a bunt is a way to make the shift pay.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

@Handy: Can we rasta-fy MLB by 10%?

In movie news, I watched Mank and then the next day I watched Mank again, because this is America and I can watch Mank as many times as I want.
Also Judas & The Black Messiah deserves a dumptruck full of Academy Awards. Lakeith is so good that I actually worry about him. His level of vulnerability is in the Heath Ledger/Philip Seymour Hoffman zone.
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Montmaster J:

@Frank Absolutely....Uncle Steve and Lindor bring new hope....I was not pleased by the new addition to the board though...gave me pause ;(
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Handy Haversack:

Is "Wise Like Soloman" on that album a deliciously clever pun or a deliciously ironic spelling error?
  11:45am
paul:

Look at those cute cats! :)
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Hoboken Jack:

The only rule change that really upsets me is now you only have to tie The Freeze.
  11:46am
paul:

Honey
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Frank In Queens:

@Montmaster, I had to look up to see what you were talking about. That does indeed suck.
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Frank In Queens:

Personally, I'm looking forward to Sparky kicking the shit out of Gritty tonight.
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Handy Haversack:

Once we figured out what was really going on with Kate's asking to watch "Heavy Metal," we watched "The Sound of Metal" last night. Quite good.
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spodiodi:

second time i've heard as much here, Handy. i should check it out
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clarke:

MovieTime, frank?
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Greg from ZONE 5:

@Jack: LOL
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Montmaster J:

@Frank....yeah...@Handy...we enjoyed Sound of Metal also.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's ...The BEAGLES !
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Listener Baby:

Whoa!
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Dennis Diken:

The Jackie & Giants high voice sounded a lot like the guy from The Newbeats
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phat in Lincoln:

The Beagles' drummer is pretty damn good. Lol. They could use some vocal phrasing tips. Relax guys!
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Spinning Giant:

Bonjour Michael et toutes mes amis!
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JohnEBGood:

Hey Handy, did you see the cat at last night's Rockies game? Now that's a character!!
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Listener Baby:

The joys of bad unison.
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Handy Haversack:

And their smash-hit albums "Feed the Beagles" and "Sit!"!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wonder if Jackie & the Giants was timed with the Jack the Giant Killer film - a great sub-Harryhausen stop motion animation flick.
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Gf2002:

The bass player hit on the wrong chord in the chorus, Macca would not be amused
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, got 3 in this week. 1984, Bottle Rocket, and Rebecca.
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Listener Baby:

Charlie played the guitar on a really famous country hit. I forget which one.
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clarke:

wow - good ones!!
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phat in Lincoln:

@Handy Haversack I thought they had a hit album, "Yelp!"
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

BeagleBlog :
blog.wfmu.org...
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Andres:

Good morning, Michael and #1’s! Locally the Blue Jays are having trouble drumming up interest, even amongst loyalists, as they are playing in up to three different stadiums this season, none of them in Canada. Hopefully radio coverage will return in the future.
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Listener Baby:

Think it was a Baby Bare hit
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clarke:

this almost completes your Hitch cycle
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Handy Haversack:

Ha, nice one, phat!

The World of Charlie McCoy is not to scale.
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Frank In Queens:

Also watched the "Screaming Skull" episode of MST3K, which tied in with Rebecca pretty nicely.
  11:53am
clarke:

how so? a satire of Rebecca?
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Frank In Queens:

That's all the Hitch I have for now, so yeah. But there's still more I haven't seen in awhile or at all.
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, it's loosely based on Rebecca, or at least was until they decided to turn it into a horror film at the last minute.
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phat in Lincoln:

What someone needs to do is start a fake Beagles band.
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JohnEBGood:

I just read about phsycobilly for the first time. WTF is that all about?? lol
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captain mike:

Hey Andre you should support the Expos I’m wearing their hat and drinking a Labatt’s mug full of 50 right now waiting for 1:05pm
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Montmaster J:

Wait....is THAT Willie Nelson?!
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Frank In Queens:

Most people ask that question JohnEBGood.
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phat in Lincoln:

I wish I new what to call that kind of beat on that Willie Nelson. It's "funky" but really it's not all that funky. It was everywhere. From stuff like that to 70s Broadway.
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Frank In Queens:

Damn, I could go for a Labatts 50!
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Joe B:

@Listener Baby - McCoy plays guitar on a few of the Dylan Nashville sessions
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phat in Lincoln:

Holy crap, this Robbie Fulks is like the best of 70s and contemporary country. This is impressive as all hell.
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Listener Baby:

Joe B. Wish I was that good.The Boddy B tune is Detroit City. That famous lick is Charlie.
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captain mike:

Frank it is right delicious Take 5 for 50 Ale!
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clarke:

also Bottle Rocket - ca-caw, ca-cawww!!
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JohnEBGood:

I guess it's PsychoWillie!
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KWilde:

R Fulks such a great vocalist
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Listener Baby:

50 years from now, people are going to discover Robbie Fulks.
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phat in Lincoln:

That chord progression and arrangement in the chorus is definitely post 1990s. But the rest is way 70s. Damn.
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Joe B:

re bergen white - wow what a career this guy had
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Montmaster J:

Anyone check out the new Neil Young live album? Pretty extraordinary.....the vocals...wow and the recording is so pristine...
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Andres:

captain mike: Which game are you talking about? A rebroadcast? Also, I’m out of 50 so may have to settle for a Molson Old Style Pilsner.
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Handy Haversack:

Joe, that brewery across the street from Rutt's had opened, so we stopped in there to use the bathroom and grab some cans to go before heading home yesterday. Took as long to find a parking spot in Greenpoint as it did to drive here from Clifton!
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phat in Lincoln:

Unky, Phoebe, and Fatty Ann is quite a band name.
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Andres:

I did see that ‘Tom Brady is bringing back the Expos’ bit and almost blew my top before realizing what day it was.
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, yeah. I hadn't seen BR in ages. Still great!
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Spinning Giant:

@John EB Good & @Andres - first Ive heard here of the cancellation of Blue Jay radio broadcasts - I'm of 2 minds on this: 1. glad to never have to listen to Whiny Mike Wilner (hopefully ever) again; 2. bummed as that is my most enduring connection to ball - listening on the transistor radio, usually while outside working in the yard or whatever, or on a roadtrip somewhere -

it seems like alienating traditional enthusiasts a la Metallica is indeed the order of the day ...

failing to grasp how that makes sense financially (ostensibly the motivation), but hey, what do I know...?
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clarke:

how the heck did wes talk caan into being in his film at that time????
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Joe B:

@Handy - cool. I actually have never gone in there. great seeing you yesterday!
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Listener Baby:

Baby. Can you tell us what your inspiration/idea was to interview Bergen?
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Andres:

Bottle Rocket - Maybe more a Wilson brothers film than a Wes Anderson film.
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Handy Haversack:

Best party I've been to in well over a year, Joe!
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clarke:

it IS totally Wes!!!
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, I think the producers were able to make it happen. Gracie Films was heavily involved in the movie's development and release.
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Joe B:

ha! same!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Speaking of Rockets:
Happy 4-3-21 !
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captain mike:

The Blow Jays are taking on the Yanke$$ but I’m leaving my Expos hat on! Tom Brady April Fool pranked he was bringing back the Expos this week Apparently he tried out for them back in the day JOUER AU BALLON!
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dakfinch:

gators got your granny
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Adammets:

@captain - Expos cap might be the only MLB cap with a shoutout to the owner
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

... agin ?!
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Frank Zaatar:

A wretched, spiteful, straight-razor-totin' woman.
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Joe B:

The Dodgers used to simulcast the Vin Scully broadcast on the radio. I think it could work with the Mets TV crew. probably SF Giants could do it to with krukow and Kuiper
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clarke:

i dunno Adammets - the baltimore owner is certainly foul.
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Hubig Pie:

Poke salat clean you out head to toe, fer sure
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Andres:

Hey Spinning Giant! Seems mostly a financial decision. I spent most of the last playoff run listening not watching. So yeah sucks.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great speaking voice alone.
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Hoboken Jack:

I wonder what Bergen White thinks about the shift.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

As George Harrison observed - it was the Limits that spurred the Creativity...
  12:19pm
captain mike:

Always find Bezball to be berry berry good to me with tv broadcast sound off WFMU on!
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common:

“Hey man, that’s an English horn, man”. So good
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phat in Lincoln:

My God what a great interview already.
  12:22pm
Mike Sin:

Such a great interview with someone I don’t know much about! Excellent. I’m really enjoying it.
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clarke:

a couple of those Jalopy 5 originals are great!!
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Joe B:

This is great.
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luka:

loving this interview.
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dakfinch:

killer interview and show
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Righteous indeed.
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CalZone!:

Super interview! One of the best! Steve Alaimo from Rockin Rochester, NY!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Jack, you're on fire today.
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Montmaster J:

Pros only here....interesting guy and very personable.
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CTEmpress:

This is all new to me: thanks for the education MS and welcome Bergen White!
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Handy Haversack:

I think Bergen's admiration of efficiency shows he's up on Sabermetrics, Jack.

Amazing story.
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Dano59:

is there a Cubs game today? I might as well be on a desert island.
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Dano59:

I play by the number system. The key of 5 is my new favorite.
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paul:

Pirates at Cubs, 2:20 central
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Dano59:

excellent @paul, thanks!
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Handy Haversack:

2:20 Eastern, I think. 1:20 CT.
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paul:

yw
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paul:

I think Handy is right.
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StringOFperils:

Not clear how that's easier, or all that different, from working with standard notation/nomenclature...but...whatever.
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Frank Zaatar:

Didn't Arnold Schoenberg learn the number system in Nashville?
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StringOFperils:

Yup, while working as one of George Jones arrangers, during periods of serial drinking.
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jmd:

Terrific show, thanks Michael.
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Alicja Uleshuh:

This interview is great!
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Chop Scott:

Fantastic interview--thanks Michael!
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Muswell Hillbilly:

I know Michael's saving his movie-talk for next week, but speaking of country music... last night I watched Heartworn Highways (for the second time!) from the FMU On-Demand site. If y'all haven't gotten to it yet, big recommend!
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spodiodi:

great show & interview, Michael Shelley! thank you!
thank you too, Ruth Booth and Skeleton Crew
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clarke:

good stuff, baby!!! all associates are pleased.
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StringOFperils:

Mr. White is incredibly generous in this interview. Fascinating stuff.
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Handy Haversack:

Went by so fast! Thanks, Michael and Bergen -- this was great. Thanks, Ruth!

Later on, all of youse!
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common:

Great interview. Agreed
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phat in Lincoln:

What. An. Incredible. Interview.
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Corey:

Total classic interview. Thanks Michael!
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Frank In Queens:

Great stuff Michael!
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Michael Shelley:

THANKS - his career is pretty mind blowing.
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Richard:

Thoroughly engrossing interview. Thank you!
  12:58pm
goes211:

Thanxz Michael and Bergen! Fantastic!
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radioronan:

Great interview Thanks Michael..thanks skeletons..
  12:58pm
KWilde:

Great interview!
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Eddy in Australia:

What did I miss?
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clarke:

farfisa!!!
  1:00pm
Andres:

Great interview! Great to hear the process. Thanks, Michael!
  1:00pm
clarke:

'ello mate!!!
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juan:

Loved that interview and show. Thanks Michael!
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HyperDose:

Phenomenal interview! Thanks Michael, Ruth, and Bergen! :)
  1:01pm
clarke:

good night.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

T Y !
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Bob:

One of the best shows and interviews you've ever done
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