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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Favoriting June 23, 2021: Fill-in for Therese: #SummerOfSparks

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sparks  high c   Favoriting s/t  bearsville  1972   
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sparks  moon over kentucky   Favoriting a woofer in tweeter's clothing  bearsville  1973.   
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sparks  amateur hour   Favoriting kimono my house  island  1974   
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sparks  hasta mañana monsieur   Favoriting kimono my house  island  1974   
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sparks  barbecutie   Favoriting 7"  island  1974  b-side of "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us"    0:14:19 (Pop-up)
sparks  thanks but no thanks   Favoriting propaganda  island  1974   
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sparks  don't leave me alone with her   Favoriting propaganda  island  1974   
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sparks  how are you getting home   Favoriting indiscreet  island  1975   
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sparks  the lady is lingering   Favoriting indiscreet  island  1975   
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sparks  screwed up   Favoriting big beat  columbia  1976   
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sparks  occupation   Favoriting introducing  columbia  1977   
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sparks  forever young   Favoriting introducing  columbia  1977   
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sparks  the number one song in heaven   Favoriting no.1 in heaven  elektra  1979   
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sparks  beat the clock   Favoriting no.1 in heaven  elektra  1979   
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sparks  stereo   Favoriting terminal jive  virgin  1980   
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sparks  funny face   Favoriting whomp that sucker  rca  1981   
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sparks  i predict   Favoriting angst in my pants  atlantic  1982   
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sparks  cool places (with jane wiedlin)   Favoriting in outer space  atlantic  1983   
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sparks  i wish i looked a little better   Favoriting in outer space  atlantic  1983   
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sparks  a song that sings itself   Favoriting pulling rabbits out of a hat  atlantic  1984   
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sparks  music that you can dance to   Favoriting music that you can dance to  curb/mca  1986   
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sparks  lots of reasons   Favoriting interior design  fine art/rhino  1988   
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sparks  when do i get to sing "my way"   Favoriting gratuitous sax & senseless violins  bmg  1994   
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sparks  this town ain't big enough for both of us   Favoriting plagiarism  oglio  1997   
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sparks  more than a sex machine   Favoriting balls  oglio  2000   
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sparks  suburban homeboy   Favoriting lil' beethoven  lil' beethoven  2002   
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sparks  my baby's taking me home   Favoriting lil' beethoven  lil' beethoven  2002   
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sparks  perfume   Favoriting hello young lovers  in the red  2006   
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sparks  i can't believe that you would fall for all the crap in this song   Favoriting exotic creatures of the deep  lil' beethoven  2008   
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sparks  mr. bergman, how are you?   Favoriting the seduction of ingmar bergman  lil' beethoven  2009   
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ffs  call girl   Favoriting s/t  domino  2015  collaboration with Franz Ferdinand 
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sparks  what the hell is it this time   Favoriting hippopotamus  lil' beethoven  2017   
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sparks  scandinavian design   Favoriting hippopotamus  lil' beethoven  2017   
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sparks  all that   Favoriting a steady drip, drip, drip  bmg  2020   
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sparks  lawnmower   Favoriting a steady drip, drip, drip  bmg  2020   
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
ultradamno:

Evan! Funkies!
  9:03pm
BH:

welcome back! hopefully the studio hasn't changed too much since the last time you were there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
medson:

Hi Evan and everyone
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
B R M:

SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!! ok. calming down. STILL!!!! whew. ok. AHHHHH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Chop Scott:

Good Wednesday Evening EFD!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Stevel:

Always remember the guy in a Fort Collins record store when I asked about the Sparks Indiscreet album.

Me: Who are they:
RSG: A couple of weird English guys.
Me: What do they sound like?
RSG: A couple of weird English guys.

His answers were nearly correct, except that he was wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
efd:

Hiiiii everyone! Delighted to be back with you tonight, and grateful to Therese for the opportunity.

I hope you like Sparks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
prof.fuzz:

Hi EFD!
  9:08pm
LisaCinFL:

So excited for this show, Evan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
medson:

I love Sparks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
ultradamno:

That's much nicer than the response I got from the record guys when I asked about the New York Dolls when I was 15. Let's just say it wasn't entirely without homophobic epithets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
pgalub:

Yo EFD and everyone. I love this riff!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:09pm
Hoboken Jack:

EFD!!! I'm just now leisurely returning from seeing the documentary, which was terrific!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm
van chinski:

Been looking forward to this, not to mention having EFD on the air
  9:10pm
LisaCinFL:

weird - why don't I have a pledged heart next to my name? I think I'm signed in...hmmmmm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm
medson:

@lisa are you on a mobile device?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm
ultradamno:

Are you sure you're signed in? Your handle isn't clickable.
  9:12pm
Robm:

Welcome back EFD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You better have that airhorn witcha ! :D
Wow this is great to have ya back.
Also - wow this is great to have Sparks in depth. Better than I probly thot, candidly.
  9:14pm
LisaCinFL:

@medson - no. but my computer is acting weird so maybe just a glitch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm
McGroovey:

All-Sparks Radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm
ultradamno:

Was there math?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& now LisaCinFL is clickable - but nothing on her Profile...
  9:17pm
LisaCinFL:

Hmmmm....maybe I don't really exist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm
ultradamno:

That last one is, the earlier ones still aren't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ominous !
  9:19pm
LisaCinFL:

Evan, I guess you are going to circle back and surprise me at the end of the show. Right? RIGHT?!?! hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm
Stevel:

Are there any bands with as many compelling album covers? I suggest not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm
ultradamno:

Jandek
  9:19pm
Robm:

Lisa i guess you are a figment of our imagination:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Particularly impressive Programming
...since Sparks don't really exist either I hear :D ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
efd:

@Lisa I was just gonna say, you might as well tell me the song since obviously it's not one of the ones I played!
  9:20pm
LisaCinFL:

Ha - At this point I don't even know if I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in that case I'd like to imagine Lisa's profile not being disappeared to restore my faith in the database... Long Live the New Flesh otherwise...
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:22pm
Hoboken Jack:

Hello Peeeeete, Medson Man, McGroove, SteveL, the clickable and the unclickable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm
medson:

Great opening set
  9:22pm
LisaCinFL:

Evan - well...your clues included the words "talent" and "asset" and "Einstein" but I will text you a photo now of my framed copy of the 45 I got when I was three.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm
mariano:

Hi efd, everyone!
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Hoboken Jack:

Mariano!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm
medson:

Hola Jack. I see you went to Ralph’s.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:23pm
Handy Haversack:

efd! All the other letters!

SPOX! SPOX SPOX!

Ahhhhh, this is the greatest! Hi, everyone!
  9:24pm
Robm:

@Lisa why don’t you tell us who you are
  9:24pm
LisaCinFL:

I am just Lisa in Florida. Really!
  9:24pm
LisaCinFL:

I don't know why my profile stuff is missing. Evan can vouch I swear! hahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm
Parq:

I was introduced to Sparks by "ABC's In Concert" ca. 1973 -- the camera loved Ron's baleful stare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm
McGroovey:

Is Florida a real place? I've never been there, so I'm not sure. Like, is the fridge light REALLY off when the door is closed???
  9:25pm
Robm:

@Lusa okay i will take your word for it
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:26pm
Handy Haversack:

ultradamno, medson, B R M, stevel, Chop Scott, Pete, Jack, Rev Rab, McGroovey, mariano, everyone! So excited to be here!
  9:26pm
LisaCinFL:

Thank you, Robm.
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mariano:

HoboJack, HandySack!
  9:26pm
Robm:

@Lisa your welcome
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medson:

Hey Handy
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:26pm
Handy Haversack:

Mariano, mi amigo caro!

(Caro means expensive, right?)
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
listener 126464:

Jeez, it was about 2.5 hours long. Hey efd, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Florida Woman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm
ultradamno:

Hiya Handy!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:29pm
Will the Sound Guy:

Hey efd, and all!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:31pm
Handy Haversack:

We hosted a Very Important Meeting with the other hobby I give all my time to and the Most Important volunteer group about it, and I was just as clear as I could be: You all are out of here at 9. I got something to DO!

And I'm doing it! Right now! With all of you! This is the best!

Hey, Will!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:32pm
Hoboken Jack:

Handy, Pawy, 126464, hello!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:33pm
Will the Sound Guy:

Hey Handy! The sparks spins really work well with that bright full moon tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Strangely Beatley. Dare I say ? - better than ELO in a way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm
efd:

@Lisa "Talent Is An Asset" would have been the next song I played from Kimono My House if I hadn't picked out three already!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Stevel:

Did The Lady is Lingering chart? Sounds like a hit.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Handy Haversack:

I wish Rev. Turnip Druid were tuned in. He'd approve wholeheartedly, even with the total lack of carrot cake up in here.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:36pm
Hoboken Jack:

I missed Chop Scott and I miss you, Chop Scott
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm
BLCKDGRD:

Heythanks!
Avatar 9:36pm
John L:

A friend of mine used to buy anything on Island records , so I have him to thank for my high school Sparks exposure. Thanks Herman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm
Chop Scott:

Hey ya Jack! Hope to see you soon.
  9:37pm
LisaCinFL:

My three year old self is very happy to hear that, Evan. I was super excited it was included in the film!
  9:37pm
Dean:

Sparks brings back such memories of freshman year in college in 1976. A friend across the hall in the dormitory used to play them a lot on his stereo.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:37pm
B R M:

🙌
  9:38pm
LisaCinFL:

@efd You are making excellent choices, btw!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:39pm
listener 126464:

Hi Hoboken Jack!
  9:39pm
slugluv1313:

good evening EFD, Everyone!

welcome back to Woof Moo studios and omg SO GRATEFUL for this SPARKS FEST!!!

just got home a little while ago (why i am not signed in or anything) from a thoroughly crappy day and SPARKS is feeling soooooo good right now -- THANK YOU!! 😺😺😺
  9:40pm
sufferwords:

EFD- thanks for the re-primer- the doc is on first chance level- also mad psyched for the feature narrative musical too- that film will rule the world
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:40pm
Handy Haversack:

slugluv, wishing you a better night than your day, friend! Good to see you!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:41pm
B R M:

@sufferwords- I am dying for it. I love Leos Carax and Sparks... coming out August 6 in the USA, will be on Amazon Prime after that. ANNETTE is going to be amazing!
  9:43pm
MarktheNark:

Still occasionally get "Happy Hunting Ground" stuck in my head. I listened more than I remember, given what I remember now from you playlist.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:43pm
Hoboken Jack:

Would be funny if EFD plays all Sparks for all his fill-ins till Ken finally has to have a little sit-down with him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
efd:

@MarktheNark if I hadn't played "Happy Hunting Ground" on my show a few months ago I would have played it tonight for sure. Love that song!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
Handy Haversack:

Hoboken Jack, about not being "Toxic" enough?
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:45pm
B R M:

Just think of how many records we've heard so far... seven albums, and only five years have passed in their career. Insanity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm
mariano:

Handy: Caro literally means "dear" though it's almost always used to mean "expensive." It's used poetically in the other sense though (sounds old-school, like using "dear" for "expensive" in English), unless you meant to call me your expensive friend. I mean, I do charge top dollar and I've always been up-front about it.

The more common equivalent of "dear" is "querido" which means "beloved" but literally means "desired" which always made me wonder. "My desired friend."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Suddenly suspected Devo were Sparks fans - & was probly in the back of my head 40 years ago...
Yerknow there's always a danger if you notably incorporate Humor - your actual Abilities may not be judged evenhandedly... & I'd probly done that with Sparks or something... &/or they didn't quite seem a 'Rawk band'. Or something.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:47pm
Handy Haversack:

Mariano, as Borges says, ambiguity *is* richness.
  9:48pm
slugluv1313:

"Talent is an asset -- and little Albert has it!"

still have my Kimono My House LP! i was practically totally isolated as a kid -- did not have cool friends who introduced me to SPARKS -- think i first heard them on Scott Muni's "Things from England" segment on Friday afternoons, WNEW-FM -- and i was hooked 💜💜💜

they were on In Concert? or Don Kirchner's (sp.?) Rock Concert?
-- i remember my Mom being confused! but liking them anyway
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 9:49pm
Hoboken Jack:

Pete, it's your favorite Sparks song!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
medson:

There is a 4 LP movie soundtrack that looks great. I keep putting it in the cart then say I don’t need it. Haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or - Take 2 :
...I always liked Sparks & thot they were Kewl ...but no Distributin exposed them to me...
  9:51pm
slugluv1313:

thanks, Handy!
SPARKS is the perfect medicine :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm
McGroovey:

@Hoboken Jack
Or, say, if EFD played every version he could find of a particular teen pop song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm
pgalub:

Jack- it's OUR favorite Sparks song!
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Billy Jam:

EFD in the place to be: FMU on a Wednesday eve
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
listener 126464:

Hey Billy Jam.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
Will the Sound Guy:

Whatup Billy Jam
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
Handy Haversack:

Saw the first lightning bugs of the season in north Brooklyn tonight.

Hey, Billy Jam!
  Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
Eddy in Australia:

This guy is pretty good for a fill-in DJ!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 9:58pm
Handy Haversack:

He just might make it in this biz, Eddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
efd:

I see you Billy Jam!
  9:59pm
LisaCinFL:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.
  9:59pm
MarktheNark:

This is too much fun. Now I'll stay up too late. And be listening to Sparks with an electric toothbrush in my mouth.
  10:00pm
slugluv1313:

BLASTING this here Number One Song in Heaven 💜💜💜
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Billy Jam:

hey Will the Sound Guy + listener 126464 - hope you guys are good and enjoying the pleasant surprise of Evan Funk Davies on the radio -
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:02pm
Handy Haversack:

SPOX!!!!

Sorry, just has to be done sometimes!
  10:04pm
slugluv1313:

for real, the Empire State Building's lights are dancing to this -- under this gorgeous Full Moon -- THANK YOU EFD!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm
pgalub:

The lyrics to "Number One Song In Heaven" are truly beautiful.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
Will the Sound Guy:

I don't have fire flys by me yet, but the Sparks are in the airwaves tonight!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
B R M:

Giorgio Moroder. That's it. That's the comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm
efd:

Such a brilliant combination!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm
efd:

"I've met everyone there is... now I've even met ol' Liz!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm
medson:

This body of work is mind boggling. I knew they are prolific but ya forget until you start reading about it all.
  10:12pm
matt:

Great show Evan! Totally in awe of Sparks, the doc was a delight. Amazing that you can be a fan for years and years and still find new cool things they did. Like I just found out a couple weeks ago about the English lyric translation they did for Lio’s “Suite Sixtine” album. Some serious bangers on there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
Kat in Chicago:

Hello Evan and stereo lovers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
efd:

@medson and we're only up to 1981!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm
medson:

I remember Angst in my pants as a teenager and that was already their 11th album.
  10:14pm
Andal:

This is the Evan "Funk" Modern World
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 10:15pm
Hoboken Jack:

Russell sounds a bit like Feargal Sharkey here
  10:15pm
Andal:

Years later, when Ron was remembering how they scored Giorgio Moroder, he wrote "Balls."
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:15pm
Handy Haversack:

"Angst in My Pants" on the Valley Girl soundtrack was my first introduction to Sparks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm
medson:

This has great lyrics as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm
Kat in Chicago:

I first saw Sparks on the Midnight Special, doing "Talent is an Asset" I think? I remember being fascinated by the music, and concerned about the mustache
  Swag For Life Member 10:19pm
Eddy in Australia:

As we get deeper into the Sparks discography, I have to second Steve's earlier comment about their cover art - it's consistently great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm
medson:

This was the first sparks album I bought.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm
Kat in Chicago:

Really fun to see the album covers together.
  10:21pm
taryninstereo:

Omg even with all the social media reminders I’m just now tuning in! #momlife
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slugluv1313:

hi Kat in Chicago!
yes, i think that is the show i saw too -- my Mom was confused yet charmed :)
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:23pm
Handy Haversack:

Hey, Kat! Hey, taryninstereo -- better late than never!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm
Kat in Chicago:

Hi slugluv! The rest of my family was in bed, which was probably just as well. Hi Handy!
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slugluv1313:

@Kat in Chicago - hah! yeah my Dad and sister were asleep -- but my Mom was a night owl -- so she saw all these late night concert shows that i wanted to watch -- not always *comfortable* hahahaha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm
Doug in JC:

FINALLLY a chance to sit down and relax. Started at 5 AM. Evan, please, can you play some Sparks
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 10:28pm
Hoboken Jack:

Taryn!
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slugluv1313:

hiya Doug in JC!
TOTALLY! same here -- happy to sit down but still wanna get up and DANCE
  10:29pm
taryninstereo:

Jack! I miss going to cool places with you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm
mariano:

First Sparks song I ever heard was "Cool Places," it was all over MTV for a short while.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Hellraiser 2022 Swag For Life Member 10:30pm
Handy Haversack:

"Ooo, Jane Wiedlin!" -- Kate

Hey, Doug! McGroovey is coming to Brooklyn to canoe tomorrow. Summer! Glad you have a chance to slow down tonight.
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Hoboken Jack:

Cool Places was definitely the first Sparks song I heard/saw. And it is their highest charting song in the U.S. -- No. 49.
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Kat in Chicago:

I miss going to cool places, period! They're coming back, but idk if I can stay up late enough for some of them anymore :(
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Me in kitchen in the 80s :
'He asked her to either go out w/ him or record with him'...
Sister :
'So - this was her answer ??'...
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John L:

I thought I was going to have to wait until The Sparks Brothers was steaming to see it, but it's playing a nearby (Poughkeepsie, NY) multiplex! Pleasantly surprised, and happy to learn they are holding it over for another week.
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Doug in JC:

Hey slugluv! How is everything?

Handy, did you rope him in at the meetup?

Serious Devo energy here
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Hoboken Jack:

Taryn, there's probably an all-ages tmbg show in our future
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Kat in Chicago:

I missed Sparks Brothers on Metrograph, boo. Gotta look for a Chicago showing.
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slugluv1313:

BRILLIANT, EFD!
gosh even my goofy foot/toe is feeling so much BETTER!
(yeah, *that* foot, that i had surgery on back in March -- been painful AF all day today) again, INFINITE GRATITUDE, EFD and SPARKS <3 <3 <3
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B R M:

I went to High School and majored in lookin real bad
I got a real ugly mom and a real ugly dad
Whoa oh
I wish I looked a little better...
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efd:

It was great to see it in a theater; I didn't see any of the online screenings. Kat, I'll bet it's playing there someplace!
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Fishtown Mike:

Awesome show EFD! Been sitting on the patio and enjoying the trip down memory lane. My neighbor stuck his head out his back door and told me how much he loved Sparks & how great the documentary was. You've got 2/3 of this little corner in Philly rocking!
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Kat in Chicago:

Found it, Evan! Looks like I'm going to the movies this weekend.
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Handy Haversack:

Doug, no! It's a longstanding plan. Canoeing is literally* in his blood!


*"Literally" in his blood, not *really* in his blood. Come on.
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slugluv1313:

EFD, that is so cool that you got to see it on THE BIG SCREEN
still kinda leery about going to theaters but THE SPARKS BROTHERS looks so totally worth it
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efd:

@slugluv with all due respect to Sparks and The Sparks Brothers, it's probably a good movie to ease back into a theater with. There were five (5) people total at a 7pm Saturday screening in NJ.
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efd:

@Kat yay!
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Kat in Chicago:

I'm a year short of the senior discount, lol
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John L:

slugluv1313:I had some trepidation about going to a movie theater, but I'm not too worried about a crowd of Sparks fans filling my local multiplex. I know a couple of locals who said their were only 2 or 3 people in the theater.
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slugluv1313:

@efd -- okay at any other time i would hope for totally packed theaters but that is so cool (even though i am one of these geeks who loves to go to the movies in the middle of the day when the theaters are kinda empty)
going to look for a theater nearby :)
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medson:

@efd So glad you’re doing this tonight. Perfect way to wrap up a great day.
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Handy Haversack:

K8 and I are trying to figure out how we just had a two-hour meeting with six other people and not a one of them mentioned how incredibly cool my "Eat Flaming Death, Fascist Media Pigs" WFMU T-shirt is. The way we figure it, *some* people are a little caught up in their own stuff.
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Hoboken Jack:

4 of us in the theater for the 4:10 showing today
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mariano:

I love that tee, Handy, I have one too. I just got my Sheila B tee along with my other swag, that is one sophisticated-looking tee!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Beatletards (self) currently processing the Get Back doc of Let It Be sessions not going to Theaters but being streamed on Disney+ as three two-hour segments... Wanted the big screen & collective experience - but getting quite more footage...
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Handy Haversack:

Oooo, yeah, Mariano, the SBB shirt is a nice one! And easy to fold! (I'm looking at you, Galactic Tour jersey shirt!)
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Kat in Chicago:

I was happy when they reissued that one, Handy. I kinda outgrew the original. I just got my swag too, mariano! Was surprised to see I made it onto the Party Girls CD (with a version I don't think Ken played on-air).
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Kat in Chicago:

Handy, I hung Galactic Tour on a hanger in the closet :)
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jealous of Flaming Death T. Not meeting w/ anyone.
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Handy Haversack:

THUUUUHHH Yankees win!

It's a pretty shirt, Kat. But hard to fold. For me. (K8's reaction to my going to the station to pack swag: "They're going to let YOU fold T-shirts?!")
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Kat in Chicago:

Oh, you were trying to fold it for swag shipments! I can see how that would be difficult. It's light weight fabric.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Okay. EFD...this is fucking nuts, and I love you for it! Please don't feel in any way diminished being you don't know every Sparks album. This would be a daunting task. Black Sabbath are many times more popular, however there are few that can even name more than there first six albums along with Heaven and Hell. You are killing it. Sir!
  10:56pm
matt:

man this song goes.

another great one from this era is “Katherine Hepburn” even though it wasn’t under their name
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Mr. Pumpy:

This is the point where an extra large rocks glass, sweating, full of bourbon and ice, looks at me sarcastically and asks, "And now what?!"
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Handy Haversack:

SPOX!!!
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Mr. Pumpy:

SPawgzz
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Handy Haversack:

Mr. P, all answers are correct!
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mariano:

My Liz Berg Robot Dance Party tee has a big split in the side, I think I got it in 2012.

Hey, Mr. Pumpy!
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Mr. Pumpy:

Correct, these answers are.
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Eddy in Australia:

For anyone who hasn't listened to it yet, this is great: songexploder.net...
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Mr. Pumpy:

It took a splash of ginger...and consumption. I'm sold! Second time hearing this song today. Winning!
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slugluv1313:

i already adored Siouxsie, but when i heard her version of this, her COOL went through the roof for me
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slugluv1313:

heya Mr. Pumpy!
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Mr. Pumpy:

slug! peace and love
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slugluv1313:

hi mariano!
last weekend (i think?) you mentioned getting a new "office" chair -- what brand?
(totally need a decent chair but could not ask then, was tied up with werk)
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slugluv1313:

peace and love to you too, Mr. Pumpy!
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Aitch:

Seems I've missed loads of Sparks, must go back later.
Hey EFD and gang
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Hoboken Jack:

Hello again Pumpz
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Mr. Pumpy:

hay Jack
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Aitch:

Lil' Beethoven and Hello Young Lovers are particularly good albums
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Mr. Pumpy:

it's for horsies
  11:09pm
matt:

I thought for a long time “she yo yos me and I yo yo her back” was something sexual but no, they’re actually just saying yo yo to each other. Which makes it 100x funnier
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Hoboken Jack:

Was a bit shocked when reminded in the movie that Lil Beethoven came out in 2002. It still seems so... recent to me. Ah well, that's aging for ya.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Gilbert O. Sullivan
meets Gilbert & Sullivan...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It is of course confusing that 2001 is 20 years ago
- cause so is 1981...
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BOBNATION:

I’d take it being 2001 any day over now
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Stevel:

An astounding musical arc that reminds me of the output of Bowie and Motorhead. Almost never bad, always true.
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Stevel:

That's a hilarious album cover!
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efd:

and immediately my statement about the rest of Sparks' releases coming out on the Lil' Beethoven label is disproven! Hello Young Lovers came out on In The Red.
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Booz:

This show has made my week
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mariano:

Hi slugluv! It's a brand called Noblewell. It's not some top-of-the-line Aeron or anything, it was about $130. It's a step up from the folding chair I'd been using though!
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efd:

thank you @Booz!
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Mr. Pumpy:

If one does not think this band is awesome, amazing, rad, groovy, fucking tits...at this point, check for a pulse.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Over time, many of their songs have given me, or rather scratched the same itch, which quality doom metal does. Is it simply the willingness to lean into deliberate stretches of repetition? Maybe. I think it goes deeper.
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Stevel:

I mean, the chimp as Ron Mael. I knew who Sparks were before I heard them, so I get that joke. The visual sense, from only album covers, is indelible. (That's not a word I get to use a lot.)
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Stevel:

Mr. Pumpy. That makes sense to me.
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Mr. Pumpy:

And then this happened!!! These strawberries are wild...
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Daybreak: & The Post River Glow:

Thanks EFD!
This makes me realize that I didn’t know 3/4 of the Sparks that I thought I did.
So much more Sparks to discover!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Point about the Writing abundantly clear !!
...Have thot that TheResidents were amazingly committed - both to their concept, & wearing those eyeballs everywhere... But I suppose Sparks didn't even have to to hold fast to their own idiom !
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Mr. Pumpy:

Rev Rab...sans costumes as well.
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efd:

@Daybreak I had a similar reaction while watching the documentary and putting this show together!
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Mr. Pumpy:

Stevel...great look at the creative arc. I like the comparisons. I think it comes from those who want to create art more than make a business decision. Thank the cosmos for them!
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Mr. Pumpy:

efd...this is amazing. thanks again! I hope you are about to stand up and pound your chest like King Kong warning invaders!
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Stevel:

I've never seen the arc, so thank you so much for this show, efd. I could not have properly dated most of their first 2/3 albums.

Mr. Pumpy: Exactly. What efd shared re. the film and the bros just continuing to work. Why would you not work when you know what you want to do most?
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efd:

haha, thanks Mr. Pumpy! I'm really glad you're enjoying it.
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Chop Scott:

Sparks played an incredible set on WFMU for Brian Turner--it took 3 engineers to cover the insane load that day. One of my favorite memories of WFMU session stress!
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efd:

yes! Thank you for mentioning that, Scott! (And for your role in bringing it to the airwaves!)
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Mr. Pumpy:

Stevel, unfortunately many that make noises don't see that as the impetus behind their musings. But...we have those that do, so...score!
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Stevel:

Chop: I remember that from the radio. Very proud of WFMU that day.
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Handy Haversack:

Time for efd to sound his barbaric SPOX over the roofs of the world!
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Mr. Pumpy:

Chop Scott...when was that?
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Stevel:

Jonathan Richman also comes to mind. I'm sure there are others, but yes, they are rare.
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slugluv1313:

@mariano -- thanks! and totally understand -- Steelcase was recommended, but so not on the budget -- and ANYTHING is better than the crappy chairs i have been using!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Standing up to three hours of listening remarkably well. I suppose many Artists could - but - honestly who knew ??
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Mr. Pumpy:

Stevel, agreed. King Crimson also come to mind. Like them or hate them, they just kept doing things.
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Chop Scott:

wfmu.org...
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Mr. Pumpy:

Chop...danke!
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Aitch:

Thanks for link Chop Scott
  11:38pm
LisaCinFL:

Oh wow! Thank you for the link CS!
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Mr. Pumpy:

efd's background music need to be played through my entire wake/funeral. This is a legal and binding document. Don't fail me, friends. It could be the end tonight!
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Handy Haversack:

I gotchu, Mr. P.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This is a great exposition.
Because efd.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Handy...thank yoszidklngfh,qlA 4,` 3eq bleargh
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...' Mr. Pumpy done died now he gotta transform '...
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medson:

Thanks Evan. This has been a great night of sparks music. Wanted to mention this now in case I lose this battle with my heavy eyelids
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efd:

@medson Thank you! (and you too, RevRabbit)
  11:43pm
sufferwords:

SoCal pride The Dickies greatly influenced as were Celebrity Skin and a lot of L.A. bands- we always knew out here
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efd:

@sufferwords you/they were all drinking the same water!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

When I lived in Santa Barbara & was just hanging in a particular cafe as an existence, shall we say - Sparks was in town & came in with their entourage of maybe six. A Lady among them said to scruffy me: 'You just looove this place - don't you dahhhrling??'...In a nice way. I think.
  11:48pm
sufferwords:

@efd- us locals share a sense of humor in our music
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Mr. Pumpy:

@suffer, funny you should say that because I was trying to think of another band this type of three hour run would serve, and The Dickies were one of the first bands that popped into my mind. And I'm from Jersey! Also...I'm still dying..........
  11:50pm
sufferwords:

Also The Quick were complex falsetto reliant and funny
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Hoboken Jack:

Steady Drip, interestingly, is Sparks' 2nd highest charting U.S. album, reaching No. 75. (Only Propaganda was higher.)
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Mr. Pumpy:

This album is insanely good. It makes their journey all the more...uh...good, and stuff.
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radioronan:

Thanks Evan..this was great..Really want to see this doc and the Carax movie. All hail the Mael!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi and welcome back, efd. Let us make sure Bronwyn B. is aware of this program.
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efd:

@Hoboken Jack No knock on Steady Drip but I can't help thinking that's at least partly due to changes in the music biz and the threshold needed to reach the charts theses days.
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efd:

@KenFHP Bronwyn B has been with me in spirit tonight!
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Mr. Pumpy:

efd...the album field needs updating to the drip drip drippppp
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Mr. Pumpy:

Sorry, the label. sorry
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Hoboken Jack:

Late hello HP Ken! Thank you and until next time, EFD!
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mariano:

Kat in Chicago (@10:49) - That's great that your version of Party Girls wound up on the premium, way to go!

Thank you efd!
  11:56pm
sufferwords:

So weird- I think my favorite Sparks is the current one - truly high art that still rips- still sounds like it could all happen to me- fully relatable with a touch of Mike Kelly insanity
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Mr. Pumpy:

Thanks, efd. Killer stuff.
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Booz:

Thanks a mil EFD!
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, efd! I am going to go drip on the lawn!

I think that's right?

Later on, pals!
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Mr. Pumpy:

Everyone here is cool! Goodnight. I think...
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Kat in Chicago:

This was so good!
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slugluv1313:

this SPARKS FEST has been fantastic, Evan -- thank you so very very much!
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Stevel:

Bravo! Good to hear you on Wednesday! Be well.
  11:59pm
sufferwords:

have a good summer EFD- later
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Chop Scott:

Bravo EFD--thanks for the program tonight!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...seem a good hand @ this !
...hope you may consider doing it regularly...
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Jack. I am busy again tonight. Checking in for a moment.
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