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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Waylon Jennings  The Entertainer   Favoriting Never Could Toe the Mark  RCA  1984  LP      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Dolly Parton  Travelin' Prayer   Favoriting The Grass Is Blue  Sugar Hill  1999  CD      0:05:18 (Pop-up)
Conjunto Impacto  Rosalinda's Eyes   Favoriting Conjunto Impacto  SOLS  1984  MP3      0:09:17 (Pop-up)
Extra  Vengo via   Favoriting single  CBS Italia  1978  MP3      0:14:31 (Pop-up)
Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band  Say Goodbye to Hollywood   Favoriting single  Epic  1977  45      0:18:05 (Pop-up)
The Three Degrees  Stop in Nevada   Favoriting A Toast to Love  CBS Japan  1976  MP3      0:21:09 (Pop-up)
Isaac Hayes  Just the Way You Are   Favoriting For the Sake of Love  Polydor  1978  LP      0:26:20 (Pop-up)
The Manhattans  Everybody Has a Dream   Favoriting There's No Good in Goodbye  Columbia  1978  LP      0:35:25 (Pop-up)
Helena Vondráčková  Die Nachtbar (Noční bar)   Favoriting Písně Billyho Joela  Supraphon  1981  MP3      0:39:12 (Pop-up)
Flight of the Conchords  Rambling Through the Avenues of Time   Favoriting I Told You I Was Freaky  Sub Pop  2009  CD      0:44:37 (Pop-up)
Yo La Tengo  You May Be Right   Favoriting Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics  Egon  2006  CD  From 1999    0:47:21 (Pop-up)
"Weird Al" Yankovic  It's Still Billy Joel to Me   Favoriting Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes, Vol. 5  The Demento Society  1996  MP3  home demo from 1980    0:49:40 (Pop-up)
 
Al Green  Before the Next Teardrop Falls   Favoriting single  Fat Possum  2020  MP3      1:04:46 (Pop-up)
Bahamas  Trick to Happy   Favoriting Sad Hunk  Brushfire  2020  MP3      1:07:58 (Pop-up)
Rogér Fakhr  Had to Come Back Wet   Favoriting Fine Anyway  Habibi Funk  2021  MP3  From 1978  *   1:11:19 (Pop-up)
Nel Oliver  Let My Music Take You   Favoriting Afro Exotique: Adventures in the Leftfield, Africa 1972-82  Africa Seven  2019  LP  From 1976    1:14:30 (Pop-up)
Lianne La Havas  I Say a Little Prayer   Favoriting No Album  Lianne La Havas  2016  MP3  live at The New Parish, Oakland, CA, 2/9/16    1:19:59 (Pop-up)
Arlo Parks  Green Eyes   Favoriting Collapsed in Sunbeams  Transgressive/PIAS  2021  CD    *   1:24:13 (Pop-up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s played in a row for about a half-hour
Claudine Longet  Good Day Sunshine   Favoriting single  A&M  1966  45      1:31:27 (Pop-up)
Sledge Hammer  Wild and Free   Favoriting single  RCA  1971  45      1:33:22 (Pop-up)
Millie Jackson  I Ain't Giving Up   Favoriting single  Spring  1972  45      1:35:39 (Pop-up)
Cliff Ferré with Cafe Society Quintet  The Pirate's Poop   Favoriting single  KEM  1956  45      1:38:26 (Pop-up)
Tommy James and the Shondells  Do Something to Me   Favoriting single  Roulette  1968  45      1:41:04 (Pop-up)
The Spinners  It's a Shame   Favoriting single  V.I.P.  1970  45      1:43:31 (Pop-up)
Angelic Upstarts  Lust for Glory   Favoriting single  Anagram  1982  45      1:46:37 (Pop-up)
Would Be-Goods  The Camera Loves Me   Favoriting single  él/Cherry Red  1988  45      1:49:14 (Pop-up)
Missing Persons  Words   Favoriting single  Capitol  1982  45      1:52:18 (Pop-up)
 
Matt LaJoie  Everlasting Spring   Favoriting Everlasting Spring  Flower Room  2020  LP      2:08:58 (Pop-up)
Bobby Lee  Broken Prayer Stick   Favoriting Origin Myths  Tompkins Square  2021  MP3    *   2:20:04 (Pop-up)
Dom La Nena  Doux de Rêver   Favoriting Tempo  Six Degrees  2021  CD    *   2:23:35 (Pop-up)
Linda Smith  I Just Had To   Favoriting Til Another Time: 1988-1996  Captured Tracks  2021  CD  From 1992  *   2:27:28 (Pop-up)
Rob Noyes  Magic on Television   Favoriting Arc Minutes  Vin Du Select Qualitite  2021  LP    *   2:30:44 (Pop-up)
Lido Pimienta  Coming Through   Favoriting Miss Colombia  Anti-  2021  CD    *   2:33:42 (Pop-up)
Chuck Johnson  Raz-de-Marée   Favoriting The Cinder Grove  Vin Du Select Qualitite  2021  LP    *   2:36:17 (Pop-up)
Gia Margaret  Body   Favoriting Mia Gargaret  Orindal  2020  LP      2:44:23 (Pop-up)
Sophie Cooper  Struck   Favoriting single  Tina Turner Tapes  2021  45  lathe cut - enjoy it now!  *   2:46:49 (Pop-up)
Gary Lucas  Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro   Favoriting The Essential Gary Lucas  Knitting Factory  2020  CD  live at the Knitting Factory, 1990    2:50:17 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 9:00am
YETI BOB:

YIP!
  Swag For Life Member 9:00am
12539:

RAY DEE OOOOOOOOOO!
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Clay Pigeon:

Hey Joe! Think i forgot the legal ID. Have a great show. See you in May!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Threemoons:

Greetings Joe McG, fellow YipYips!
Avatar 🎸 9:02am
YETI BOB:

Maybe the YipYips can do the legal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Monday! Happy happy! Hello, Joe and boingers!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Threemoons:

YES to the YipYips doing the Legal!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Strandlund:

Yip Yip Yip 91.1
  Swag For Life Member 9:03am
12539:

Clay drops the ball and Joe saves the day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Planet Tyler:

Time to change my avatar back to the martians....
Avatar 9:04am
Clay Pigeon:

Thank God for Joe McGasko.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Marley P. Dogg:

Good morning Joe McG and fellow yippers!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am
melinda:

Morning Joe and friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Son Of Pantz:

Joe ain't called 'Mr Clutch' fer nuttin
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Creature Boy:

Radio boing boing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Phillippe Bastille:

good morning!
  9:05am
Waters7:

Woo hoo!
Avatar 9:06am
Creature Boy:

1984 Waylon , oh my goodness ...haha.
  Swag For Life Member 9:06am
12539:

We still love you, Clay.
Avatar 🎸 9:07am
YETI BOB:

I like Waylon's version a lot better than Jilly Boel's.
  9:07am
earthwalker:

Yeeee Hay
Hi Joe !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Son Of Pantz:

Get it, Dolly!!!
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Creature Boy:

Did Joel write this? Yeah. R we do for a billy J cover set?
  9:08am
Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Joe and everybody else.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Matt Fiveash:

Is this what I think it is?
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GeorgeSimian:

Great Dolly!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Threemoons:

OK, now I imagine how the YipYips would handle a civil court appearance. I picture them with ties, slamming their briefcases....."Counsel and Co-counsel, how does your client plead?" "Not Guilty....Not Guilty....Nopenopenopenope yipyipyipyip letimgo letimgo yipyipyipyip..."
Avatar 9:09am
REDSPIDER:

Dolly and Waylon in the A.M.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
sonofsammydavis:

this Dolly is kicking ass.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Krys O.:

Hello, Dolly!
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JG:

Billy Joel is a really good song writer
  9:09am
Brian in Charlottesville:

Good morning, Joe!
  9:09am
Colleen:

So fun!!
  9:09am
KWilde:

BJ covers
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:10am
Threemoons:

Saint Dolly, who is helping her rural community with essential COVID vaccine and acceptance thereof, AND doing literacy programs!
Avatar 9:11am
REDSPIDER:

This song (well not this version)reminds me of that Freaks and Geeks episode..
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Threemoons:

Let's hope that this entire set is "songs that were done better than Billy Joel did them!!"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Marley P. Dogg:

Three moons - I would watch that legal drama show
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Roberto:

I guess this is as close as we're going to get to an April 1st program.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Threemoons:

@Marley It needs to be a recurring item on Adult Swim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
Son Of Pantz:

Who covers "Pressure"? I must know!!
Avatar 9:14am
Creature Boy:

Crazy set. I called it DURINg Waylon, first track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
WaffleMix:

I'd like to see if a cover can elevate Uptown Girl
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Threemoons:

@WaffleMix I vaguely remember a foreign language cover of Uptown Girl on a different show....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Threemoons:

@Creature Boy you get a cigar and your pick of the top shelf stuffed animals! :) Correct and nicely done!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Threemoons:

AND speaking of foreign language covers.....yo soy en fuego!
  9:16am
Niko, Copenhagen:

Hey McGasko - and Surfacers - ... is this a Billy Joel track?!
  9:16am
Heidi P:

This Movin Out cover is amazing!
Avatar 9:16am
Creature Boy:

Joel looked like a Crumb character with his supermodel wife towering over him in the Uptown Girl video . Who was she again?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Threemoons:

Niko--it would seem that this set so far is all BJ covers!
  9:17am
djsheilab:

What a set to be greeted with this Monday morning! Haha! Bravo Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
nathan:

ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK
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REDSPIDER:

@CreatureBoy...Billy Noid lol
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Creature Boy:

They're ALL Joel songs niko
  9:17am
Niko, Copenhagen:

All right. Joe is the one who could do it! Just tuned in I say to my defense... Cough...
  9:17am
Sebastian:

Guys and gals... grab a coffee and a pancake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am
WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I happened to listen to River of Dreams this weekend.
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Asheville Jon:

oh yeah, i like how this show is starting!
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Threemoons:

And Niko--hello to Copenhagen....spent almost a month there in the October after 9/11....my Danish BF at the time was going over for his grandparents' 75th anniversary, huge family reunion..his dad had over a million flyer miles left over and I was out of work so I got to stay with his family and fly over for free! Marvelous city.
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Joe McG:

Just bowing to public PRESSURE. Everybody wanted it, so I'm an audience pleaser. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am
Rich in Bay Ridge:

Was in the shower listeneng as the show started and remembered the Billy Joel threat from last week. Well played!
  9:19am
onthetrain:

Joe any idea what city she said in place of Hackensack ack ack ack ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@Joe McG: Does this mean you'll be playing some pre-Eliminator ZZ Top?
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Creature Boy:

Moving out was the first Billy Joel song I ever heard. In a tacky record store in Chicago in the 1970s
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jnif:

#nabjfd
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JG:

I am enjoying the hell out of this and w/out irony. I don't get people who thumb their nose condescendingly at Billy Joel as if a guy who who simply wrote DOZENS of hit songs, and with real musicianship, is not super talented. I think the guy is awesome. S are his MSG shows. Get over the "he's not cool" childishness
  9:19am
Niko, Copenhagen:

Joel is a very odd character in the history of pop music. Kind of "odd man out". Seems like a guy who had his feelings hurt somehow. I have a very soft spot for him - we always listen to him in the car on summer holidays. The kids like him!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:20am
Threemoons:

HOLY CRAP RONNIE SPECTOR>BJ VERSION
  9:20am
Renée In Fanwood:

I see a pattern developing....
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YETI BOB:

3Moons: Absolutely Anybody > BJ (in my opinion)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am
Ken From Hyde Park:

When one artist appears consecutively, always check the obits! Billy Joel is still alive, so all is well. Any bets on who will cover "We Didn't Start the Fire"?
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REDSPIDER:

"You May Be Right" should have been a Rolling Stones song
  9:21am
onthetrain:

Chipmunks at 16 speed covering blondie next ?
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LW Rhino:

Nice !
  9:21am
Niko, Copenhagen:

@Threemoons - glad you liked our humble capitol! Where in CPH did you stay?
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Creature Boy:

Do u suppose Joel was a Nilsson fan? Do u THINNK he mightve been?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Dano59:

Ronnie did/released such great stuff in the '70s. This is way, way, way up there. I have the. 12' - anyone have the Record Store Day reissue?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Threemoons:

@YetiBob I DO have a soft spot for Billy Joel--growing up in and around the NYC area, his music was an absolute constant backdrop for my entire childhood and adolescence. He was on every car pool radio when we got driven to school in the AM, the bus driver played stations that were Joel heavy, etc. I mean, from birth until I went away to college he was a constant. So there's some nostalgia there, but also a bit of resentment because he was so OVERPLAYED.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am
harry j:

that ronnie w e street was soooo goood
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Dano59:

A recent top 10 by pop maven David Bash inspired me to post my own 10 by Billy. -- it's such a deep, diverse catalog. You can easily avoid a lot of the dross!
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YETI BOB:

@3Moons: I grew up in NJ and heard his songs constantly growing up, too. I think I just got the resentment part, not the nostalgia. (And then there's the fact that he's just terrible.)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:24am
Tim 07030:

Good morning, Joe! I have a vivid memory of the Three Degrees singing 'When Will I See You Again' in Japanese on the Mike Douglas Show.
  9:24am
Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from windy Tannersville Mr JMcG. Enjoying this set more than i expected.
anyone remember when SUW did 'worst band in the world' episode...? took 45 minutes to get to answer: BJoel!
  9:24am
Renée In Fanwood:

JG, for me Billy Joel falls under the I can appreciate his talent, but he isn’t my thing. I grew up on Long Island, and it’s practically the law to love him. Kind of like Springsteen or Bon Jovi in NJ.
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Creature Boy:

That Genya Raven Spector record is a killer Dano
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YETI BOB:

Can't stand Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi either. And only after about 60 years I'm starting to get over my distaste for Sinatra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
Dano59:

@creature boy: Siren? oh yeah.
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Krys O.:

My older brother had the Piano Man LP back then in 1973. I used to listen to it when I came home from school. Never kept up with him after that. I also found later on that Joel ripped off a lot of other composers, but not close enough to be sued.
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Joe McG:

@YETI BOB: Springsteen special is NEXT week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Asheville Jon:

oh no, springsteen, must avoid at all costs
  9:26am
Sebastian:

Sounds like a Bowie’s fame
  9:26am
Renée In Fanwood:

Ha ha Joe! You play what you want friend.
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Creature Boy:

Yeah siren w Cheetah Chrome
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Threemoons:

@Niko I stayed in two different places--most of the time we were in a nice residential neighborhood within walking distance of the Hellerup subway stop, but we also spent a full week at the very nice home of his uncle up on the main peninsula. At the time, his uncle was the richest man in Denmark (may still be) and had a gorgeous house up near some managed pine stands. Really lovely. Peaceful, sane, clean country and city. We also visited a bunch of farm museums which were amazing. And I LOVED the food. A lot of mornings, my then-BF wanted solo time with his grands, so I would doddle off into the city and explore.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
WaffleMix:

Springsteen is great, maybe like Joel should stayed in the background as a songwriter. Bon Jovi, just no.
  9:26am
onthetrain:

Growing up in nj ,I can say Bon Jovi was never good . He had the look but ugg way over played .
  9:27am
Renée In Fanwood:

I did enjoy the Rosalinda’s Eyes cover.
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Creature Boy:

Its a cool set nonetheless
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:27am
Listener Scott:

I grew up on the Levittown-Hicksville (Long Island) border and delivered the Daily News to Billy Joel's house when I was 13.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
Dano59:

I've wavered, waxed and waned with love and disdain/tiredness of both Joel and Springsteen. Like I said, I cherry-pick the good stuff. I've played Dolly's Travellin' Prayer on my own show,but that may be the only Joel I've touched to date. (since I had him on 8-track ...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I find the sneering at the popular very entertaining here.

Also laughed out loud yesterday when Jonesy played The Village People.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:27am
Threemoons:

@Niko and his grands were ex-embassy. It was really nice living like a local for that month, hitting the grocery stores/auto repair shops, etc.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
Dano59:

and NOW Joe McG is in his wheelhouse!
  9:28am
onthetrain:

Jonsey plied the village people ! Get out !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
harry j:

i used to bartend in sag harbor and billy was court ordered to live near town to prevent him from driving hed come in a down a bottle of vino @ 11 am all the time
  9:28am
Listener Bop Monroe:

they say that billy joel is a baaaadd mother shut your mouth!!!
  9:28am
Colleen:

Oh this guy's just askin for a fight...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
Dano59:

next week: 17 Billy Joel versions of 'Eleanor Rigby'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
The Oscar:

We need to re-normalize 10-minute spoken prologues to R&B songs.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:28am
Tim 07030:

This was not what I expected Billy's speaking voice to sound like.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Krys O.:

@Yeti Bob: Check out Sinatra's early stuff with the Dorsey Brothers in the 30s, then his Columbia recordings.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Threemoons:

RE Springsteen--Another great artists and "growing up soundtrack" that sometimes reaches saturation level in my life.....
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Joe McG:

@Dano59: Hard choice between this version and Barry White's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Spinning Giant:

good morning and happy monday, gang! looks like i already missed aome tasty nuggies, but thia is a helluva cut to kick off the day with :D)))
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Creature Boy:

I literally laughed out loud when trump exited (stage left) on air force one playing the Village People
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am
Dano59:

yeah, I've heard Barry's ... kind of shocking on first listen. Isaac's delivery kind of fakes you out that he's gonna sing 'Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye'
  9:30am
Listener Bop Monroe:

oh chef... oh chef....
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harry j:

theres a gr8 takanaka instrumental cover too
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Roberto:

Should have been "try TO please me."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Dano59:

Meanwhile, all across the Tri-State area, people are drinking coffee and saying 'Did Billy Joel fucking DIE?'
  9:31am
Niko, Copenhagen:

@3moons - wow - sounds insane! Was it with a view over the sea - that leads to Sweden.? I have visited NJ and NY myself. And of course WFMU. I love your country and US folks. Lived in CA six months once when I was in academia. My first child spent her first months there. A magic time for me and my better half.. We lived in Santa Barbara...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Webhamster Henry:

Isaac Hayes is redeeming this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
PaulRobeson1920:

Yip Yip yip Good Morninggg
  9:31am
Thursday Fernworthy:

ISAAC!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Threemoons:

@Joe McG: As a chaser, I think you need to play this, possibly in its entirety: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
harry j:

anyone catch gene ween does billy joel live
  9:32am
Niko, Copenhagen:

Pheeew - this cover makes me a little emotional. I'm soft!
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Marco Esquandolas:

@Dano59, Checking in to say Yep that's what I was thinking earlier
  9:32am
JZI Jon:

This is fantastic Joe. Love your show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
bigkafka:

is it a little warm in here? just me?
  9:33am
choggie:

Love his cover of Alanis Morrisette's,' Stinky Britches'
  9:33am
Rick A:

Have you ever played a Billy Joel song as performed by the man himself? I love Oleta Adams' version of "New York State of Mind".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Dano59:

I have three Joel covers in my iTunes, including Homer Simpson singing 'Uptown Girl'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I kissed a girl on a ferris wheel at the Skowhegan State Fair while this song played on the outdoor speakers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Asheville Jon:

wow, at this rate, this song would take up an entire album side
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Jacques Trois:

Springsteen is an all time favorite of mine. Bon Jovi, i only appreciate his Jersey pride.
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Creature Boy:

I won't say my mind is blown. Perhaps blown dry?
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Joe McG:

@Rick A: Good question! I'm not sure that I have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
Son Of Pantz:

Somehow my underwear just jumped off my body. That Isaac is a smoothie.
  9:34am
Renée In Fanwood:

Okay, here is my one Billy Joel story. When I was young my dad worked for a flooring company in Sag Harbor. He was sent to replace the carpet in a set of offices. Turns out they were Billy Joel’s and on one of the days my dad was working, he popped in and said hi to everyone. A few weeks later I was at a friend’s house and they were watching MTV (my family could not afford cable). The video for Pressure came on. As we watched I mentioned that my dad installed carpeting in his offices. At that moment, Billy Joel was swallowed by the carpet on the video! Hilarious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
harry j:

so smoove
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34am
Threemoons:

@Niko--We were sort of in the center of the peninsula--very high elevation for Denmark; you needed a 4x4 to get up into the deep of the woods. There were a few gorgeous naturally colored mineral pools up there, and a family of tree-keepers lived in a little cottage up there--they had a few ponies and sometimes this little girl maybe 6 or 7 would ride one, herding along a flock of ducks.....Glad you like the US despite ourselves! Did you actually ever visit the WFMU studios?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
WaffleMix:

Bon Jovi does good work, owns a restaurant that feeds the homeless. Never crashed and burned.
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Joe McG:

@Woods: I love that story! @Renee: Another good story!
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LW Rhino:

Break out the malt liquor !
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JG:

Renee, to each his own, but I find if you listen closely, his stuff has real emotional sincerity. Is it too much to deal with? And catch melodies too.
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queems:

did billy joel die
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harry j:

brass monkeys on isaac
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Threemoons:

I, too, am loving all of these Billy Joel stories!! And yeah, Isaac Hayes, although I can't hear him now without seeing Chef from South Park singing it.
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Listener Bop Monroe:

he really did love his little crackers
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@JoeMcG: Some people say that nostalgia isn't a 'valid' reason for liking something, which I think is pure, cynical B.S.
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PKNY:

Had to do a Wikipedia lookup of this Isaac Hayes record, and it includes a track called "Shaft II"...my guess is it's not that good as the original.
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Creature Boy:

Joel's addition to the reggae new wave "pressure" continuum wasn't lost on me back in the day
  9:37am
LP Stevenson:

Definitely making the best case argument for Billy Joel, but I've got to say you haven't sold me.
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Threemoons:

*Chef* Good morning Glisteners! How's it going?
*Glisteners* Bad.
*Chef* Why bad, kids?
*G* JoeMcG is only playing Billy Joel covers.
*Chef* Oh, come on now, kids, it's not ALL bad. He made some SWEET music to make SWEET LOVE too.....*goes on riff, opening to Just the Way you Are*
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Dano59:

Bash's Top 10:
t’s Still Billy Joel To Me!
1. Allentown
2. Say Goodbye To Hollywood
3. Uptown Girl
4. All For Layna
5. My Life
6. Piano Man
7. Only The Good Die Young
8. You May Be Right
9. Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
10. Captain Jack
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Matt Fiveash:

Young John Bongiovi is one of the singers on the Star Wars Christmas album- Joe it's in the box of Xmas LPs in the basement, if you're looking for it for next week's Bon Jovi tribute...
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harry j:

what about the stranger dano?
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Joe McG:

@Matt: Thanks, Matt, so helpful!
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Webhamster Henry:

@Dano59 not finishing with Weird Al would be very disappointing to me, but I'd understand.
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Creature Boy:

The sum is greater than the parts as far as this playlist goes , children
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Niko, Copenhagen:

@3moons - blush when I declare that I played live on the station with my Danish band: Skammens vogn (Car of Shame). We never made it in the Big Apple or the US for that matter. But we just put out our sixth album last month here in DK where we have a decent following and a lot of critical acclaim. Joe has played our music sometimes! -- I think maybe you stayed in Dyrehaven!? That is really POSH! But beautiful! And Peaceful.
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Dano59:

My top 10, and HMs:
Top 10 Billy Joel songs ...
1 Angry Young Man
2 Rosalinda's Eyes
3 The Entertainer
4 The Ballad of Billy the Kid
5 Big Shot
6 Only the Good Die Young
7 Big Man on Mulberry Street (...love the production)
8 Summer, Highland Falls
9 Captain Jack
10 Famous Last Words
HM: (Earworms, mostly)
Honesty (... as "Sodomy" on MTV Night School, 1983)
Vienna
And So It Goes*
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
New York State of Mind
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
We Didn't Start the Fire
You May Be Right
  9:39am
Listener Bop Monroe:

3moons: you nailed it!
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harry j:

and los angelinos
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Webhamster Henry:

And Seen The Lights Got Out On Broadway.
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Marco Esquandolas:

@WoodsofNH comment at 9:36 - I totally agree
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Joe McG:

@SheilaB: This "Piano Man" goes out to you! ;)
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Dano59:

awwww...
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Matt Fiveash:

I still contend that Dylan's Murder Most Foul is We Didn't Start the Fire for people who think they're too smart for Billy Joel
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WaffleMix:

I'm on the edge of my seat to see what comes next.
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Threemoons:

@Niko OK that is so COOL, awesome!! No idea of the name of where we were....all I know is that after work one day his Aunt came in a 4x4, we had dinner with the Grands, and then we took a LONG drive including a very long bridge ride in the dark, and when we got out of the car it was a gorgeous damp night and you could smell the pine trees.....my ex and I got to sleep in a guest bedroom that the Danish Royals had stayed in--it was a restored noble mansion with modern addons.....
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I hadn't listened to any Billy Joel in quite a while and then last week Jeff Kazee (from the Asbury Jukes) played "Lullaby" during his Living Room Lounge show so I had to dig out River of Dreams.
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Threemoons:

@Niko and try to make it to NYC after the plague! The WFMU Fam will show you a good time!
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Creature Boy:

No mention of The Hassles yet . Joel's 60s band THEY do a cool Zombies cover as I recall
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melinda:

Billyho Joela!
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The Oscar:

I will never, ever be able to hear "Piano Man" without thinking of the Clickhole lyric quiz: clickhole.com...
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cobradan:

WHY ARE YOU PLAYING BILLY JOEL. THIS IS NOT OK. NOT OK. NOT OK
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Dano59:

I think what got me back to Billy Joel was the use of Rosalinda's Eyes in an episode of Freaks & Geeks.
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Asheville Jon:

german billy joel? is SMK enjoying this? :)
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Listener Bop Monroe:

isn't this Polish?
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cobradan:

No version of Billy Joel is acceptable to play at any time or anywhere. Same goes for Hall and Oates
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Webhamster Henry:

Czech name, German song.
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Threemoons:

Artist is Polish, language is German.
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Dano59:

This show is one for the ages, Sir Joe
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harry j:

but its pesach
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Tim 07030:

It sounds like Springsteen wandered over to Europe right after recording 'Nebraska' to add the harmonica to this.
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Creature Boy:

He's not playing Billy Joel hes playing Billy's disciples
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melinda:

Definitely better than the original
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Marley P. Dogg:

This set belongs in the radio hall of fame
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Earl City:

These covers are making me happy.
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Asheville Jon:

oh, i disagree cobradan. i think 3 hours of hall & oates covers would be fantastic
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Niko, Copenhagen:

@3moons - wo w - I think maybe you stayed at the royal castle in Dyrehaven. That is looked after by a Forest Guy. Anyway - that is what I will have in my head next time I see it: 3moons - a FMU'er stayed in there! A HC Andersen Fairytale!
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Carl from Providence:

i am enjoying this set... But time you DJs play a themed set I think the main Artist died...
Did Billy Die?
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Creature Boy:

& aren't we all his disciples? Aren't we?
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Threemoons:

Now we just have to get Billy Joel to cover Einsteurzendene Neubauten.
  9:44am
Renée In Fanwood:

JG, it is said that great art is meant to illicit reaction.
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Niko, Copenhagen:

Joe - a bottle of red / a bottle of white? "Italian restaurant" or something ---
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melinda:

@Asheville Jon H & O covers would be fun
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Dano59:

@Creature Boy : or, the Joel diaspora, if you will
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Listener Bop Monroe:

going on 45 minutes of this and i haven't turned it off yet. s**t like this is why i LOVE LOVE LOVE WFMU!
chill out.
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Joe McG:

@Niko: I wish!
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Renée In Fanwood:

Threemoons, that would be something!
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WaffleMix:

Duane Train played a live Sara Smile and it was fantastic
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Threemoons:

@Niko May be! The owner is the owner of some kind of hearing aid company. They re-built out the wine cellar with changeable panels in the ceiling so that when you had a tasting/meal the stars reflected the constellations outside....
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Creature Boy:

But really the set is pure unmitigated mcgasko
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harry j:

haha i remember this Joe!
  9:46am
TerrDE:

An all time great song. One of those songs that seems like you know it the first time you hear it.
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Renée In Fanwood:

Bret, I’m trying to watch TV!
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Dano59:

hahaha Joel meets Sarstedt!
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Marley P. Dogg:

Haha - is this the first time flight of the conchords has been played on fmu?
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JG:

Renee, that is a good definition
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Matt Fiveash:

cobradan, there's no such thing as "unacceptable". And I say that as someone who's pretty firmly in the "Billy Joel sucks" camp...
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alan the painter:

this is a very funny radio station, di'n't like the pre- and current song, butt readressing it in German is very enjoyable, thank you.
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alan the painter:

kicking it Joe
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ze boocherie:

Story goes that BJ's lawyer swindled him into buying a Komatsu Motors franchise and funneled the money away via the uncle of my college roommate. Billy was left broke.
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

REALLY looking forward to the Hall & Oates set.
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

Well YLT saved us from the Chipmunk Punk version of this song.
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Creature Boy:

Someone earlier brought up the Conchords/ Kevin Ayers similarity
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Walt:

I don't know why Billy Joel seems to rub people the wrong way. His "rock" songs are really wannabe Tin Pan Alley/Broadway material in disguise, maybe. Also it seems he's gotten creepier as he's gotten older, what with marrying 20-year-olds and driving drunk and all. (I don't have anything the man myself). I saw him in 1977(?) at the late great Omni in Atlanta (half house show with a huge curtain draped across the arena to reduce the seating capacity).
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Dano59:

@harry j: I had The Stranger on 8-track, played it constantly. The title track was behind several others in my favored list...
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Dano59:

... plus, I was dating a Catholic virgin.
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Marco Esquandolas:

I don't understand all the hate for Billy Joel
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harry j:

understood!
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The Oscar:

YES!!!!
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nathan:

god this set is incredible
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alan the painter:

...ha ha ha
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Dano59:

@web-h Henry: you got your wish!
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Asheville Jon:

hahahaha, this is great!
  9:51am
Renée In Fanwood:

Oh man, Weird Al has been unleashed!
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TVP:

Yes! I was hoping you'd play this Weird Al song after all the Billy Joel played so far this morning.
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Mark Hurst:

Joe, I'm looking forward to your residency at MSG.
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Jess in Kingston NY:

😁!!!
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Webhamster Henry:

I saw Al do this live in 1984!
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melinda:

go weird al
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Hugo (NL):

hi there! this is great!
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eºIºk:

Woo hoo it’s Weird Al! Never heard this one!
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Strandlund:

Hell Yeah!!
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HyperDose:

Joe McGasko bringin' the heat on a Monday morning!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

There was a somewhat depressing article about Joel in The New Yorker a few years back. His band director had to try hard to convince him to change the set for the MSG shows. Really weird.
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The Oscar:

I can't remember if BJ refused permission on this one, or if Al just decided it was too mean to release. Either way, it's incredible.
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joe mulligan:

thank you Joe and webhamster Henry, the weird al makes it
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Roberto:

AWWWWWWW YEAHHHHHH
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Creature Boy:

Ya see naysayers? Joe M understands his subject
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LW Rhino:

This guy Al sure is weird.
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Rosey is Listening on 91.1 MHz:

I imagine Stashu approves of this song. Loving this set very much, Joe!
  9:52am
BillD:

Did you miss NY State of Mind by Mark Almond ?
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Treekisser:

Henceforth if Billy Joel is played on FMU he must be identified on all playlists as Billyho Joela.
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Asheville Jon:

there are some fine videos of this on youtube
  9:53am
Niko, Copenhagen:

This is evil
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harry j:

yo la tengo / weird al MOT's love billy myself included
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Listener Bop Monroe:

*slow clap* sir!!!!
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Matt Fiveash:

This Weird Al reminds me that there was a parody of Ode to Billie Joe that got played pretty regularly on Dr Demento when I was a prepubescent listener, called Ode to Billy Joel ("I heard last night Billy Joel jumped off the Verrazano Bridge....")
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Webhamster Henry:

This set is why you all supported WFMU during the Marathon.
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Threemoons:

Joe McG, that set helped blow the Monday AM cobwebs out!
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TerrDE:

I m surprised so much Billie hate. Is it the , played on radio too much syndrome ? Thats the reason I can't stand Fleetwood Mac or Eagles (w out Joe Walch )
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joe mulligan:

@Creature Boy and Al even left out the excruciating "wooooooo hoo" at the end, leaving us with such artistic tension
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Asheville Jon:

you have not failed us Joe!
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WaffleMix:

Joe, u r worth the extra $20 I threw your way (but I would still like an avatar).
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PaulRobeson1920:

More Billy! More Billy! Ten more
Hours!
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Strandlund:

We're not sorry...
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GiB:

I thought he might have died or something... even looked it up to see if he was still alive
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Planet Tyler:

No, thank YOU Joe - an hour was plenty
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Threemoons:

@TerrDE--reminds me of the old saying in the 70's and 80's--at any given time, an FM radio station somewhere was playing "Stairway to Heaven"
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Listener Baby:

Good morning Joe. Morning all.
  9:54am
LiXiviated Life:

Really?
Only 1 hour of Billy Joel?
You’re dead to my Joe.
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listener Rey:

TerrDE, I think that's it. I can no longer listen to Thriller because of this very reason.
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Jon S:

Billy will get thru - applying for PPP
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LiXiviated Life:

Somebody set up a Go Fund Me for Billy Joel
STAT
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Hubig Pie:

What about REM cover of We Didn't Start the Fire?
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Rich in Washington:

I am fairly sure it was this program that introduced me to that incredible Vondráčková album.
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Threemoons:

OK now we need an hour of Leonard Cohen as a chaser.
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Webhamster Henry:

I have the same attitude ("Cover him , please") with Randy Newman.
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nathan:

won't somebody think of poor Billy Joel??!?!
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TerrDE:

@3 moons, a local singer has a song called "Stairway to Freebird"
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Roberto:

Oh yeah Sometimes a Fantasy is a good'n.
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Threemoons:

@TerrDE OK now I must find that....
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Rick A:

I would rather hear anyone but Guns 'N Roses do Guns N' Roses. Luna's version of Sweet Child O' Mine appeals to me.
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Mick:

I for one will gladly accept 'only' an hour of BJ songs.
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Brian C.:

Billy Joel is LI's Bruce, right? Makes me glad I live in NJ
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harry j:

handful is good enough
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duke:

I'm with you on this Joe
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The Oscar:

At the record store where I worked the only Billy Joel tune that would ever be played was "Captain Jack," because it's the only Billy Joel song where he says the word "masturbate."
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Planet Tyler:

That friggin Cadil-lac-lac-lac-lac-lac-lac-lac came on in the sore yesterday, I left fast
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Mup Mahoy:

It's funny. I've been an FMU lover for decades, and one thing I notice is how DJs can get defensive about liking music by popular artists. You like Billy Joel? Grrrreeaaat! No need to apologize. Me, I'll take Elton, but,
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WaffleMix:

Can't wait for Bruce next week!
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Madmadmike:

It was a great hour from all over the spectrum to pay homage
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Dano59:

"If he wanted to be a humble tunesmith — a ‘piano man,’ if you will — he would be a lot better off. But he’s not content with that. He wants something grander. And that pretentious side infects not only his bad and mediocre work, but also his best work." - Robert Christgau
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TerrDE:

Pressure kills. Like some wierd Eastern European Folk Rock
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The Butterman:

Billy and Neil Diamond records were my introduction to music as a youngster. Only Neil stuck- in an obsessive way.
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melinda:

This is how I feel about Billyho too. A good tunesmith with some good songs but overplayed.
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nathan:

honestly i think "Extra" kinda dropped the ball on their movin' out cover by not leaning into the ACK ACK ACK
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Webhamster Henry:

There actually was a nice BJ interview on WNYC' "Here's the Thing": *
www.wnycstudios.org...

* heard while stuck in my Joeliphiliac sister's car for a few hours.
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Planet Tyler:

@Dano, great quote
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Brian C.:

I can't shake my bias against BJ, I had to listen to one of the alt streams for a while. That said, "Uptown Girl" is a guilty pleasure, don't ask me to explain
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Rick A:

Everyday you learn a new thing listening to WFMU.
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Mup Mahoy:

I became a musician because of the cartoon bands; Monkeys, Archies, Partridge family.
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JG:

Joe, you just played 10 songs (covers), all pretty great. There are probably a lot more covers that would have fit nicely into the set. The guy is a primo talent as a songwriter. It's ok to admit
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melinda:

@Dano59 I think that's a fair assessment. There was always something icky and annoying about his persona.
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courtneynoir:

My fave BJ cover of all time: harlanygrossman.bandcamp.com...
  10:01am
Rick A:

Following your Randy Newman marathon CD, you should put out songs by Billy Joel by others for the next marathon.
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joe mulligan:

@Nathan there is a cover "ACK ACK ACK ACK (Movin' Out w/ lots more Acks" that gets airplay by Ken and Vicki
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Dano59:

Xgau quote from a Chuck Klosterman article, with Joel-R.E.M. crossover discussion addressed here: highlowblog.com...
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TerrDE:

Threemoons, lol, the title's much better than the song. The Reverend Billy Wurtz was the artist
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joe mulligan:

It would be great to "Ack Ack Ack" someone like rickrolling
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JG:

Melinda, can't agree w your take on his personality. He always comes across to me as pretty self effacing and down to earth
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Dano59:

I still say the Conchords tune was more a rip on Peter Sarstedt than Billy Joel, but hey, next to 'Piano Man' in German, it definitely works.
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nathan:

more acks! i need an all ack version!
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Creature Boy:

Correction! The Hassles ( bj's 60s band) did Taste Of Honey & not a Zombies cover
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Mark Hurst:

Apologies for the link to toxic YouTube, but here's ACK ACK ACK www.youtube.com...
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eºIºk:

@Mup, I think this dates back to the 80s and 90s when the radio was basically the only way to hear new music (unless you worked in a record store or something) so stations like FMU were the only way to escape overplayed popular stuff. Now you can listen to almost anything anywhere anytime on demand, so everything is jumbled together (as it should), but that old-school mentality of “non-commercial stations should defend us against the hits” perseveres sometimes (guilty as charged, totally can’t get over the 90s).
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Dano59:

I gotta get on the road for my second Pfizer shot, folks .. have a great day full of smiles and more Billy Joel.
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jnif:

Most days one will hear Billy Joel randomly out in the world (grocery store), or will think of BJ because something reminds them of a BJ song. It's not a bad thing when it's "Not A Billy Joel Free Day," #nabjfd, which is most days.
My fav BJ album is Glass Houses.
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Roberto:

Yep I sang that Weird Al as a yoot as well.
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PaulRobeson1920:

Up town Girl!! She’s been living in my up town world, baby
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

Anyone parodied by Weird Al should consider it an honor and privilege.
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Roberto:

Wasn't that Weird Al recorded long before he and Christy were married? Maybe they were already an item, I dunno.
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Brendan:

Good morning, did Billy Joel die?
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alan the painter:

drop out
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Creature Boy:

He's alive Brendan
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The Oscar:

I've always thought it's kinda sweet that Weird Al won't release a parody if the original artist doesn't approve. He did a version of "Live and Let Die" called "Chicken Pot Pie," but Macca wouldn't give the go-ahead on vegetarian grounds.
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Webhamster Henry:

Although, if Neil Innes is any guide, Billy better check his health.
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TVP:

I remember reading on Al's website years ago saying that he didn't think Billy Joel would ever give permission to the parody, so he never tried to release "It's Still Billy Joel..." on an album.
  10:07am
djsheilab:

Oi! I heard that. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
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Joe McG:

@SheilaB: I await Friday's revenge!
  10:07am
Brendan:

OK thanks. I always get a little freaked when I tune in to a set by a single artist.
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nathan:

@Mark Hurst, bless you
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alan the painter:

oops it was me,
ah, fmu back again
  10:09am
TerrDE:

Al coulda been the next Charlie Pride
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John L:

I'm in the last week of a 3 week family/LI visit. My sister loves Billy Joel; I'll have to play her this set later. I have a feeling she might hate a few of these covers, but may like a few others. I saw Billy Joel, at Stonybrook, in 1975. I don't regret it but I got rid of all my Billy Joel LPs in the 80'sand never felt the need to buy them again. Still dig a few songs, though. Summer, Highland Falls remains a sentimental favorite.
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Listener Bop Monroe:

nuthin sez lovin' like Al!
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Son Of Pantz:

I can't believe Spiderland turned 30 on Saturday. Gee, I must be old.
  10:11am
Brendan:

Billy can’t die until I forgive him for using the phrase “tonic and gin“. That’s just wrong.
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Steve from Dunwoody:

Highland Falls NY is West Point's "garrison town."
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John L:

When I owned a record store I had two similar same day sales. One customer bought The Stranger and Royal Scam. Another bought 52nd Street and Aja. I guess people like a BJ with their Steely Dan
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Mick:

I think Weird Al had a public tiff with Coolio over "Amish Paradise." Then again, Stevie Wonder is the person whose opinion mattered/whose blessing would have been needed
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

When I hear "Piano Man," I end up thinking about Anthony Newly on the Merv Griffin Show. Or maybe it was just Merv Griffin. Or maybe it was Anthony Newly on the Mike Douglas show?
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Listener Bop Monroe:

thank you for cleansing the musical pallette, as it were...
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nathan:

I posted the Movin' Out ack version in a chat with some friends. one of them commented "true story this was playing over the radio when I was on nitrous getting my wisdom teeth out and this perfectly captures the experience"
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artbrau:

Just have to thank Joe because i learned something today. I always thought Ronnie Spector teamed with Southside Johnny to sing "Say Goodbye to Hollwoood" because I saw her sing it with the Jukes at Cleveland stadium in 1977. When I've heard this version, I always assumed it was the Jukes, not the E. Street Band. Great cover!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@artbrau: Those horns sure sounded like The Jukes.
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artbrau:

Exactly!
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Joe McG:

@artbrau: Glad you enjoyed that! Probably was the Jukes horns on it, but it's also the full E Street Band. @nathan: Ha ha ha
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Asheville Jon:

thanks for the billy joel set Joe!
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Joe McG:

My pleasure! It was fun!
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Treekisser:

Now see, Steely Dan I like- sorry not sorry. Billyho Joela- not so much. It's not snobbiness about popularity.
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Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, sad news about former FMU DJ and listener to this show Deborah Kanter's demise earlier this month.
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D Rok (in brooklyn):

@Mick: Yeah, Al got clearance from Coolio's "people" but apparently Coolio himself wasn't in on that, then got upset.
Coolio has since acknowledged that raising a stink over that was one of the dumbest things he did in his career.
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Hubig Pie:

Bill Joel- He's no Burt Bacharach
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Brian in UK:

Hubig Pie, who is?
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Joe McG:

@Brian: Yes, I know it's very sad. There have been a few tributes here and there. I never met her, unfortunately.
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Listener Bop Monroe:

an hour set of Burt B covers!!!!! please...?
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Brian in UK:

Only one hour?
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Joe McG:

@Bop: Could do 5 shows of Bacharach!
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The Butterman:

Now the timbre entire day is going to be set by all this Billy Joel nonsense. He did do backflips off his piano during the Stormfront tour.
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TerrDE:

Burt Bacharach.What a life.Wakes up in Angie Dickinson's lovin arms, turn on the radio and Dionne and Dusty are singing his songs
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paddy in matawan:

You get to use that cool think that people have taken to tattoo on themselves!
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artbrau:

Gaylord did a great Hal David (w/Bacharach, of course) tribute here wfmu.org...
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Listener Bop Monroe:

got my bulletproof ski jacket on.
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paddy in matawan:

The 45 adapter looks kinda like Hatchet Man from ICP RIP X-Ray.
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Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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Jason from Houston:

YESSSSSSSS PLEASE
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yerfriendpaul:

I can't believe I missed the Billy Joel cover set! I grew up in a piano playing family so Billy was big in our house. Will have to go back and listen. I know BJ gets a lot of grief but I have a soft spot for him and saw him live many times in the 80s. He always put on a great show. Saw him the day my Red Sox let our World Series victory slip through Bill Buckner's legs. Billy was giving us the score throughout his show. He was a NY fan of course so he wasn't happy. I was thrilled on the other hand because our Sox were winning throughout his show. Only afterward, in the parking lot, did it all fall apart!
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queems:

LOLLLLLL
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Asheville Jon:

hahaha, this poopdeck song is awesome
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Webhamster Henry:

Ooh a party song!
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Listener Bop Monroe:

In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or "aft", part of the superstructure of a ship.

The name originates from the French word for stern, la poupe, from Latin puppis. Thus the poop deck is technically a stern deck, which in sailing ships was usually elevated as the roof of the stern or "after" cabin, also known as the "poop cabin". On sailing ships, the helmsman would steer the craft from the quarterdeck, immediately in front of the poop deck. At the stern, the poop deck provides an elevated position ideal for observation.
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The Oscar:

Getting in on the TikTok sea shanty craze!
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Jim the Poet:

Do pirates poop?
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Webhamster Henry:

I hope Sheena's Jungle Room knows about this tune.
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davefromtoronto:

billy joel ain't got nothin on this ditty!
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D Rok (in brooklyn):

Everybody poops
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TerrDE:

next Donovan Intergalactic laxative, then the Fugs I feel like a pile of homemade shit
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davefromtoronto:

would pooping on the poop deck be redundant?
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Webhamster Henry:

And Bonzo Dog Band's "Do The Strain."
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Listener Bop Monroe:

'excuse me, do you have any grey poupon?'
'ewww, no, i use paper.'
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harry j:

its a shaaaameme how much ppl hate billy joel
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Joe McG:

And "Constipation Blues" by Screamin' Jay, of course.
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Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
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JtotheK:

Great Spinners track! Hi Joe, hi everyone.
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Brian in UK:

Joe, you have such a quality audience!
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Martinibomb:

@Webham we do now! Lol that song was amazing! <3
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Listener Bop Monroe:

heard TOPT Tommy James interview.
he mentioned 'the spinners, not THAT spinners..."
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mb:

G'morning Joe and errybody
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The Oscar:

I love the "clean" version of "Constipation Blues," where they just cut out the intro and the sound effects and retitle it "Moanin'"
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Threemoons:

And I'm back. Just had a half hour power interruption....ConEd is installing smart meters in my building.
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Rick A:

One of the best parts of single file is that you play mostly songs from the 60s/70s/80s.
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McGroovey:

I'm in line for my vax#1. Woohoo. I think. But my appointment was for 10:15. Oh, well.
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Joe McG:

@Rick: I just have fewer 45s from the '90s and beyond, so it's just the way it plays out....
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artbrau:

"Gin and Tonic" as God intended.
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Jason from Houston:

This is a good one. Phew...
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Spankyflop:

The dude from Ween did a whole Billy Joel tribute show for a fundraiser for the School of rock. www.youtube.com...
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@McGroovey: Had my first on Saturday at a gigando NASCAR track in New Hampshire. What a surreal and wonderful experience. Also, an incredible display of logistics. Truly.
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Webhamster Henry:

Recorder break!
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Son Of Pantz:

yes!!!
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artbrau:

That penny whistle makes me laugh out loud.
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mb:

@Spankyflop: They are both Ween's. I believe you are referring to Gene Ween not Dean.
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TerrDE:

speaking of Electric Co.s. DelMarVa Power was bought out and our power rates went DOWN ! I m still amazed.
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The Oscar:

I'm honestly shocked no contemporary pop stars have brought back the Bozzio/Lovich/Lauper vocal hiccup.
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Jim the Poet:

No one listens anymore. Because my stories are boring.
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Mike East:

Missing Persons always makes me happy. Morning, Joe! Gonna be a great week, I can feel it!
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yerfriendpaul:

Love Missing Persons!
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B R M:

Missing Persons always welcome... underrated!
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McGroovey:

Most of my singles are indie things from the early nineties, because that's when I was buying them. It was easy to shell out cash at $3 or $4 each.
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Joe McG:

@Jim: Ha ha. Maybe you need to put on your fishbowl bra.
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Rick A:

In the 90s, the classic 45 was largely replaced with the CD single which is not as cool.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Missing Persons <==> Spring Session M
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Joe McG:

@Rick A: I have very few of those.
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Tookie a.k.a Wuthry Guffy:

i need a manatee a periscope and some face paint.... but there is talk of cheetahs and alligators so who knows how this trip to the toy store will go.
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Roberto:

Pissing Mersons!
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TerrDE:

@Woods any Magot hats ?
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PaulRobeson1920:

@Jim the Poet .... there is no place in American society for a poet...
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tim from champaign (now washington):

Hey Joe! I hear you and I care!
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Joe McG:

@tim: Thanks, Tim! :)
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Roberto:

In '82, I don't think there was any band more L.A. than MP. Runners-up: X, The Motels.
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Toutevoix:

((((((◍))))))
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@TerrDE: Not that I saw.
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Jim the Poet:

@paul thankfully
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PaulRobeson1920:

: )
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I saw Terry Bozio give a drum clinic way back. Holy smokes can that dude play the drums.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Note: Kevin Ayers is the Wake 'n' Bake Artist of the Week.
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Son Of Pantz:

You're turning into the Nutty Professor, Joe.
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artbrau:

@roberto. Yes. That drops me right into that summer.
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Roberto:

Maybe The BusBoys too.
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artbrau:

I would say there is no band more 1982 than MP
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TerrDE:

Sia as well
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Roberto:

Hey Dale, would you mind coming up here and holding my pickle to satisfy this weird man up here on the stage?
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Santos L Halper:

The whole band was with FZ...great show Joe!
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paddy in matawan:

O man I didnt realize I missed the Billly Joel set! Gene Ween did a whole Billy Joel show at Brooklyn Bowl that was fantastic. He even looks like him a little bit.
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Stevel:

How did I miss Missing Persons. So much missing!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I have been getting the wacky visuals from the videos being put out by Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox.
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steveo:

Jessica Griffin
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steveo:

Sorry I missed the Billy Joel set, as we are about to drive to Long Island
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Alvy Singer:

Dale Bozzio sang on Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage and Thing-Fish.
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steveo:

I heard my name on the radio!! 🙂
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johnk77:

nice work selecter
terry bozzio super guy off-stage
he is from northern california
new subject tommy james
interview great
he dated the music biz move from
singles to albums being mid-1968
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TerrDE:

Toyah at 62 gives meaning to Sexygenerian
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McGroovey:

When I was a teenager, my favorite thing about Terry Bozzio was that he was in UK (the band).
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bobby:

Got 1st shot Saturday was feeling pretty crappy. getting better and as I sit in sun by window listening to your show it's like a healing calming medicine, Joe- THANK YOU! THANK YOU Thank you
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PaulRobeson1920:

200,000 tons
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Faye:

and I've got guest graphic novelist Nick Drnaso on my show tonight at 8!! Hi Joe!!
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Hubig Pie:

Container ships have no poop deck
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paddy in matawan:

Poopship Destroyer honorable mention
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bobby:

ween is all I think of when ya'll say poop deck their song "poop ship destroyer" ok im tired now..
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Brendan:

And Ghostbusters they said never cross the streams
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paddy in matawan:

^^ : )
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Asheville Jon:

Woods: had to look that robert & toyah up, and i'm not sure whether to thank you or curse you!
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Rich in Washington:

Thanks for plugging our weird lil' stream, Joe!
We're pleased as punch to have Gaylord on this Friday!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@Asheville Jon: You need to go back and find the one where they do ballet in the back yard. Hilarious.
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Asheville Jon:

will do!
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Gaylord Fields:

Thanks for the plug, Joe! We are one big happy freeform family!
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Rich in Washington:

Hey, Gaylord! Looking forward to Friday!
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tim from champaign (now washington):

@Faye - That's so cool. Nick Drnaso's book Beverly knocked my socks off. Thanks for the tip!
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YETI BOB:

I've got to follow up on Matt LaJoie - every time I hear his music on WFMU I really like it
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Joe McG:

Hey Faye! Sorry I missed that one, it wasn't one the site, so thanks for chiming in! Hey Gaylord, happy to oblige.
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Asheville Jon:

hahahaha, found it, omg, the unicorns!
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TerrDE:

Bad Bobby's and the Mrs cover choices are funny as well.Shes a good dancer,. I like the tap video
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Handy Haversack:

Hi, Joe, everyone. Late, lazy greetings from Out of Town.
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McGroovey:

Matt LaJoie is good sitting-in-the-car-after-my-car-after-my-COVID-shot-waiting-to-find-out-whether-I'm-going-to-go-into-convulsions music. So far, so good.
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YETI BOB:

Yo Handy, I hope you are having a great getaway weekend! @Terr: There's one where Bob plays "Fracture" on guitar and Toyah tap-dances like an overcafeinated mouse, it's great.
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Rich in Bristol:

Lovely work today, Joe!
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Son Of Pantz:

Joe! Joe! He's our man! If he can't do it, we'll have to find someone else! Yay Joe!
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

We'll never think of Bob Fripp the same way again.
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Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, friends.
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Jason from Houston:

Good news, McGroovey! I will be sitting in a lobby this afternoon hoping for the same.
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bobby:

thank you Joe
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

Thanks Joe. Another fantastic show. Lots of joy today!
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YETI BOB:

@Rich - I think he's always had a super-dry sense of humor
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

@Yeti - yeah. Well, he was usually loath to display it. I met him and Toyah at a badly attended signing in 1992 in NYC (basically, me, my friend, and a dozen Crafty guitarists hanging around Tower Records) and they were unbelievably charming and fun.
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Speaking of Fripp, I fell down the DGM rabbit hole this weekend, buying up a Projekt 3 show that I was at plus a Crimson show I saw in Boston.
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TerrDE:

sounds like DJ Trouble has snuck in a tune
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Mark Hurst:

Thanks, Joe, great show today!
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porchy:

What a gawgeous tune
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@JoeMcG: Great show today! Hall & Oates set next week???
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Son Of Pantz:

Thanks for starting the fire, this morning. And I say that with all Hoooo-nesty.
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Joe McG:

@Pantz: Ha ha! @Woods: Don't dare me, I might. @Mark: Thanks, Mark, see you tonight on the radio!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@JoeMcG: DO IT!!!! Ha.
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TonyR:

The Billy Joel set went right over my schedule (as did Single File).
Good Mornoon, everybody!
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YETI BOB:

this sounds like all the gear I had in the 80s - cheap Casio synth, cheap Ibanez chorus pedal, etc...
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waters7:

Hey, this is my friend Linda Smith! She's great!
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TerrDE:

Woods did you get the 170 CDs boxed set of Court of Crimson King including them just think about what they going to play?
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YETI BOB:

waters7 - that was not intended as a put-down, i like the track
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@TerrDE: Ha! No. Man, tho...that site is dangerous!
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TonyR:

1992 was just 1988 in flannel.
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TonyR:

Likin' Rob Noise.
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waters7:

I get it Yeti Bob. She's the original "bed-sit diva" in the 80's in the east village and Williamsburg. Still making music in Baltimore.
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The Oscar:

Aw, Rob! An old buddy and coworker from my record store days-- great dude, and his new album's fantastic!
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TonyR:

@Oscar: Favorited MoT, for what that's worth.
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Joe McG:

@Oscar: Yes, it really is good!
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Spence in Baltimore:

I worked with Linda Smith years ago. She's great, so glad she's getting the airplay.
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Joe McG:

@Spence: This new compilation of her stuff is a very worthy tribute.
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Spence in Baltimore:

So good. I worked with her at the Baltimore Museum of Art - didn't even know she played music until now!
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TonyR:

"Arc Minutes" available for streaming on Tidal, in case you don't have a rekkid player.
  11:40am
Spence in Baltimore:

(Err, "now" meaning when the record came out this year)
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Dennis Diken:

hey Joe and everyone! been diggin' the show, no time to hang and chat but good one, son!
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JG:

Always an interesting and enjoyable show, Joe. Thank you!
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Carmichael:

Late Heya Joe and listeners.
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TonyR:

Yes! Monday brunch champagne toast to JMcG.
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Joe McG:

Thanks, Dennis. The sun is cutting across the parking lot in the back of the building and this music fits it quite nicely.
  11:44am
Brendan:

This set is kicking ass. It punched a hole right through my Monday. I can see the way to Friday now.
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Joe McG:

@Brendan: I like the idea of seeing through to the goodness at the other side!
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Hubig Pie:

I heard this on Daniel Blumin's show last year. Beautiful
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12539:

(ah, Blumin!)
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spodiodi:

good morning, Joe and everyone.
nothing like a little Alan Watts in the asm
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Treekisser:

Good lord is this Alan Watts?
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bnowb:

Allen watts the great
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Joe McG:

Miss Daniel greatly. Hope he will be back soon!
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Ernst Unding:

It isn't a well examined week without the requisite Watts sample.
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JG:

Was that Allen Watts's voice?
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Dayffid:

I feel soothed. Thanks Joe
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Ernst Unding:

In particular, Watts from his "Overcoming Social Anxiety."
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tim from champaign (now washington):

Joe - great set of serious music! Thanks for the super show today.
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Listening Out There:

What's wrong with hearing a little Allen Watts now and Zen?
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Joe McG:

@Dayffid: I figured you might need it if the Billy Joel set was rough on you.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. Your miracle set of Billy Joel covers did the trick. The container ship is free and the Suez Canal is working again! 🚢
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Joe B:

bummed to have missed the billy joel covers set! looks great Joe!
  11:53am
Andres:

Tuned in late but in time for the last hour, absolutely beautiful! Thanks, Joe!
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12539:

To quote Clay Pigeon:
Thank God for Joe McGasko!
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Joe McG:

@Joe B.: The listeners demanded it, I obliged. :)
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pgalub:

Fab show Joe! 🎸
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Asheville Jon:

dang, i needed some noodling with my lunch, this fits the menu!
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Stillwell Coney Islander:

Lots of favourites today. Thanks Joe :-))
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Joe!
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Ernst Unding:

@Ken FHP: Noooo! Boat-chan had so much more to give! Still...the best gift Ever Given.
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Joe McG:

This guitar solo will wake you up for Three Chord Monte!
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spodiodi:

thanks, Joe!
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Jason from Houston:

So much great music. Thank you, Joe.
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Carmichael:

Is this the Gary Lucas from Beefheart?
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J-W from B:

Gary Lucas! How nice to hear him again! Thanks Joe! I wonder if he ever did a version of Eleanor Rigby.
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Dayffid:

@Joe McG Indeed I did, your intuition never seems to fail you haha
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Brendan:

I like that little Stylistics phrase hidden in the guitar solo there
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Rich in Washington:

I've always loved Gary Lucas' take on Kraftwerk's Autobahn.
  11:58am
TerrDE:

Alan Watts. Who said to the Hot Dog vender, "Make me one w everything"
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Brendan:

Thanks dude
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PaulRobeson1920:

Thanks, Joe McG! Thank YOU WFMU! Peace and (the most powerful force in the universe) Love! all for one and one for all
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jt:

What happened to the Alan Watts Hour that WFMU had I guess the estate / family is fighting over the ownership of all the
recordings ?
  12:00pm
TerrDE:

Great. show. Good bye Joe, Hello Joe
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JohnEBGood:

Hi Joe and WFMU family. The Clash Sandanista is here and there, up and down, hot and cold. The great Katy Perry tells us so. The only tune I've heards are spun by Jonesy. Charlie Don't Surf!!!
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Joe McG:

@jt: It was free for years, but then they wanted to charge us to broadcast it, so we decided not to run it any longer.
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