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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Favoriting          
NRBQ  Imaginary Radio   Favoriting Dummy  Edisun  2004  (From: High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective)  0:05:36 (Pop-up)
Raspberries  Let's Pretend   Favoriting Fresh  Capitol  1972    0:05:30 (Pop-up)
The Jaynetts  Is It My Imagination   Favoriting single (b-side to Cry Behind The Daisies)  J&S  1966  (From: Sally and All the Rest)  0:09:01 (Pop-up)
The Easybeats  Land Of Make Believe   Favoriting single (b/w We All Live Happily)  United Artists  1968  (From: Absolute Anthology 1965 to 1969)  0:11:32 (Pop-up)
Simon & Garfunkel  Fakin' It   Favoriting Bookends  Columbia  1968    0:14:40 (Pop-up)
The Arnold Corns  Moonage Daydream   Favoriting single (b/w Hang On To Yourself)  B&C  1971    0:17:52 (Pop-up)
Tomorrow Featuring Keith West  Hallucinations   Favoriting Tomorrow  Parlophone  1968    0:21:45 (Pop-up)
Wanda Jackson  Day Dreaming   Favoriting Wanda Jackson  Capitol  1958  (From: The Ballads Of Wanda Jackson)  0:24:10 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Lord Sitar 

Daydream Believer   Favoriting

Lord Sitar 

Capitol 

1968 

(From: Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt 1) 

0:27:22 (Pop-up)
 
Dee Dee Warwick  In TheLand Of Make Believe   Favoriting unk.  unk.  unk.  (From: The Complete Atco Recordings)  0:36:03 (Pop-up)
Light Crust Dough Boys  Let's Make Believe We're Sweethearts   Favoriting shellac 10" (b-side to Three Naughty Kittens)  Vocalion  1940  (From: Doughboys, Playboys And Cowboys)  0:35:54 (Pop-up)
Richard Lloyd  Pretend   Favoriting Alchemy  Elektra  1979    0:38:28 (Pop-up)
Brian Eno  The Great Pretender   Favoriting Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)  Island  1974    0:42:29 (Pop-up)
Stan Freberg With The Toads  The Great Pretender   Favoriting single (b/w Stan Freberg With June Foray–The Quest For Bridey Hammerschlaugen)  Capitol  1956  (From: The Old Payola Roll Blues and Other Hysterical Hits of the '50s)  0:47:31 (Pop-up)
Red Norvo And His Orchestra (voc. Mildred Bailey)  Daydreaming   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Savin' Myself For You)  Brunswick  1938  (From: The Ultimate Jazz Archive)  0:50:49 (Pop-up)
Aretha Franklin  Day Dreaming   Favoriting Young, Gifted And Black  Atlantic  1972  (From: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974)  0:53:25 (Pop-up)
The Temptations  Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)   Favoriting single (b/w You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth)  Gordy  1971  (From: Time-Life Music-Sounds Of The Seventies- 1971)  0:57:10 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Stefano Torossi 

Fake It   Favoriting

Sermi SP 130 - Echoing America 

SR 

1970 

 

1:00:53 (Pop-up)
 
Fats Waller  Let's Pretend There's a Moon   Favoriting shellac 10" (b-side to Serenade For A Wealthy Widow)  Victor  1934  (From: The Ultimate Jazz Archive)  1:05:31 (Pop-up)
Wynn Stewart  Let's Pretend We're Kids Again   Favoriting It's Such A Pretty World Today  Capitol  1967  (From: Wynn Stewart 1965-1967 Chronological Classics )  1:08:58 (Pop-up)
Faron Young  Let's Pretend We're Lovers Again   Favoriting The Young Approach  Capitol  1961  (From: Faron Young 1961-1962 Chronological Classics )  1:11:33 (Pop-up)
Willie Nelson  Let's Pretend We're Strangers   Favoriting prev. unr.  n/a  1961  (From: Willie Nelson 1961 Vol 1 Chronological Classics )  1:13:48 (Pop-up)
Merle Haggard  Let's Stop Pretending (Dirty Old Hat Band)   Favoriting It's All In The Movies  Capitol  1976    1:15:53 (Pop-up)
Magnetic Fields  Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits   Favoriting 69 Love Songs  Merge  1999    1:18:51 (Pop-up)
The Dudes (Nashville West w/o Clarence White)  Let's Not Pretend Anymore   Favoriting single (b-side to What A Relief, It's All Over)  Gaeity  1966  (From: Bakersfield Rebels)  1:21:09 (Pop-up)
The Honeycombs  Please Don't Pretend Again   Favoriting single (b-side to Have I The Right?)  Pye  1964  (From: The Complete RGM Singles 1964-1967)  1:24:17 (Pop-up)
The Dells  My Pretending Days Are Over   Favoriting single (b/w Let's Make It Last)  Cadet  1973  (From: On Their Corner)  1:26:22 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Al Caiola And His Orchestra 

Pretend You Don't See Her   Favoriting

Ciao 

United Artists 

1963 

 

1:30:28 (Pop-up)
 
Red Sovine  Why Pretend   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w I'm Only A Shoulder To Cry On)  MGM  1949  (From: Collection 1949-59)  1:35:01 (Pop-up)
Bobby Edwards  Don't Pretend   Favoriting single (b/w Help Me)  Capitol  1963    1:37:40 (Pop-up)
The Belles  Don't Pretend   Favoriting single (b/w Words Can't Explain)  Mirwood  1966  (From: Let's Boogaloo Vol. 4)  1:39:39 (Pop-up)
The Underdogs  Don't Pretend   Favoriting single (b-side to Little Girl)  Hideout  1965  (From: USA Garage Greats 1965-1967 (and beyond!) - Don't Pretend)  1:41:52 (Pop-up)
Gordon Gano (feat. John Cale)  Don't Pretend   Favoriting Hitting the Ground  Instinct  2002    1:44:27 (Pop-up)
Lewis & Clarke Expedition  Why Need They Pretend   Favoriting single (b/w Chain Around The Flowers)  Colgems  1968  (From: Lost Jukebox - Volume 54)  1:46:57 (Pop-up)
The Searchers  I Pretend I'm With You   Favoriting single (b-side to Don't Throw Your Love Away)  Pye  1964  (From: The Pye Anthology )  1:49:28 (Pop-up)
Louis Prima  Why Should I Pretend?   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Doin' The Serpentine)  Decca  1938  (From: 1937-1939 Louis Prima)  1:51:23 (Pop-up)
Kitty Wells  I'm Tired Of Pretending   Favoriting After Dark  Decca  1959  (From: The Golden Years)  1:54:33 (Pop-up)
Sparks  Pretending To Be Drunk   Favoriting Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat  Atlantic  1984    1:57:02 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Guy Warren 

Hallucinations And Mirages   Favoriting

KPM 1054 - Native Africa 

KPM 

1969 

 

2:00:35 (Pop-up)
 
Chet Baker  Daydream   Favoriting Chet Baker Sings And Plays From The Film "Let's Get Lost"  RCA  1989    2:05:36 (Pop-up)
Keely Smith  Imagination   Favoriting I Wish You Love  Capitol  1957    2:10:30 (Pop-up)
Doodletown Pipers  Daydreamer   Favoriting Here Come The Doodletown Pipers  Epic  1966    2:13:56 (Pop-up)
Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet) With Billy Mason And His Orchestra  Imagination   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Sing, You Sinners)  Parlophone  1935  (From: The Chronogical Classics: 1933-1936)  2:16:30 (Pop-up)
Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra  Stop Pretending (So Hip You See)   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Jammin' In Georgia)  Decca  1939  (From: 1939-1942)  2:19:41 (Pop-up)
King Cole Trio  Let's Pretend   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Got A Penny)  Atlas  1945  (From: The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat ''King'' Cole Trio)  2:22:32 (Pop-up)
Willie Nelson  Pretend I Never Happened   Favoriting Phases And Stages  Atlantic  1974  (From: Nashville Was the Roughest)  2:25:37 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
John Cameron 

Half Forgotten Daydreams   Favoriting

Voices In Harmony 

KPM 

1973 

(From: Playmates Penthouse) 

2:28:46 (Pop-up)
 
Wanda Jackson  It's Only Make Believe   Favoriting Let's Have A Party  K-Tel  1982  (From: Rock & Roll Forever)  2:33:03 (Pop-up)
Petula Clark  Imagine   Favoriting These Are My Songs  Pye  1967  (From: Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2)  2:35:11 (Pop-up)
Lulu  Let's Pretend   Favoriting single (b/w To Sir With Love)  Columbia  1967  (From: The Gold Collection)  2:38:42 (Pop-up)
Bobby Darin  Daydream   Favoriting If I Were a Carpenter  Atlantic  1966    2:41:17 (Pop-up)
The Guess Who's  Use Your Imagination   Favoriting single (b/w Baby's Burthday)  Disques Vogue  1965  (From: A Journey To Tyme Vol. 4)  2:43:39 (Pop-up)
Baker Night & The Knightmares  Hallucinations   Favoriting single (b/w I Feel Sick About The Whole Thing)  Reprise  1967  (From: Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults)  2:45:41 (Pop-up)
Don Reno, Red Smiley And The Tennessee Cutups  Pretending   Favoriting single (b/w Sockeye)  King  1959  (From: Don Reno, Red Smiley And The Tennessee Cutups 1958-1959 Chronological Classics )  2:48:36 (Pop-up)
Erskine Hawkins And His 'Bama State Collegians  Let Me Day Dream   Favoriting shellac 10" (b/w Lost In The Shuffle)  Vocaalion  1938  (From: Anthology: The Deluxe Collection (Remastered))  2:51:03 (Pop-up)
The Pandoras  Stop Pretending   Favoriting Stop Pretending  Rhino  1986    2:53:44 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 

Albatross   Favoriting

single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) 

Blue Horizon 

1968 

 

2:57:30 (Pop-up)

 
           
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Listener comments!

  12:00pm
dan:

Good afternoon all.
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Happy Friday, UM and Dinks!
  12:00pm
wenzo toad:

G’day
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PAULS:

uncle mike mike mike mike mike
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Jan Turkenburg:

Hello all!
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Uncle Michael:

dan! Hopey! wenzo! PAULS! Jan!
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doctorjazz:

It's a Special Day!
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KimSorise:

hey hey!
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Jeff Golick:

Singing along, involuntarily.
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Alex In Illinois:

Hello
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Roberto:

Twitch glitch?
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Artie:

Yip!
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StringOFperils:

Fred Rogers threesome alert!!
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Alex In Illinois:

Got to lip sync the human radio station part
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KimSorise:

I am your fill in
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doctorjazz:

I've caught my daughter (who sheltered here during early pandemic) singing the theme of Hinky Dinky time multiple times, cracks me up!
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chresti:

Hi dinky winks!
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Andrew in Toronto:

Happy Friday Michael and all other listeners!
  12:03pm
egould:

It’s 9:03 am in Seattle, WA.
  12:03pm
Dean:

Raspberries due at some point this morning/afternoon, I assume.
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TDK60:

Uncle Michael! Hello.
  12:04pm
wenzo toad:

It’s around noon here but it feels like 11:43
  12:04pm
egould:

Hi Uncle Michael. Hi listeners.
  12:04pm
dan:

I always said that the ideal President of the United States should have the compassion of Mr. Rogers, but the no-nonsense demeanor of Judge Judy.
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Brian in UK:

Uncle. Is the twitch not working?
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dougseidel:

Already a great show
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Uncle Michael:

Kim! Doc! chresti! Andrew! egould! Dean! TDK~
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chresti:

Are the king and queen going to have a baby?
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Uncle Michael:

I'll restart Twitch.
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chresti:

Yay raspberries!
  12:05pm
Dean:

Takes more than heavy smooching, chresti.
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Spinning Giant:

Greetings, UM
Hi-Di-ddly-Dingers!
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sinner:

Weep no more my children.
  12:06pm
Dean:

That's my prognostication quotient for the day.
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Phillippe:

howdy! Lordy I love the Raspberries!
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Uncle Michael:

Jeff! SOp! Alex! Roberto! Artie! BiUK! SG! sinner! Phillippe!
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Spinning Giant:

docjazz - that is just fantastic!
every time my progeny starts singing one of the Woof-Moo themes, i grin from ear-to-ear
now indoctrinating them with their own swag (Tees) to spread the word further afield up here north of the 49th :D)))
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Uncle Michael:

Really, Kim? I somehow missed the memo!
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spodiodi:

good morning, UM!
good morning, Hinky Dinky Time shoppers
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Roberto:

Twitch back online. Lucas, you know what to do.
  12:08pm
dan:

Rolling Stone magazine never included Eric Carmen on their great vocalists list. That is a travesty.
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Uncle Michael:

spodi!
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Uncle Michael:

Twitch is up.
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KimSorise:

Yes - UM. I signed up weeks ago. Pulling my favorite Paul Williams and Al Stewart for the occasion :)
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chresti:

*That was for raspberry the fruit
  12:10pm
bradford:

Hiya UM, hiya everyone!
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Uncle Michael:

Then a much belated THANK YOU, Kim!
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doctorjazz:

@Spinning Giant-my younger daughter "liberated" one of my Woof Moo Fleece jackets-she gets into conversations with WFMU fans in the world (she doesn't listen on her own-music listening these days is strictly Spotify lists, but she's now back at home, and is "forced' to listen quite a bit). She even liked the "out" Holloween sounds on DO Radio recently...
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Uncle Michael:

Doc, please record her singing it. That's amazing.
  12:11pm
dan:

Possible predictions:

John Lennon: "Imagine"
Temptations: "Just My Imagination"
Olivia Newton-John: "Magic"
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chresti:

How are you UM? How's the pain management going?
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TDK60:

Youth need to be sent to radio re-education camp. ... Maybe not.
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Uncle Michael:

bradford!
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chresti:

Yay Kim!
  12:13pm
dan:

Moody Blues: Land of Make Believe?
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StringOFperils:

Ooh, I like that shot! The library.
  12:13pm
johnk77:

raspberries just another band
from north-east ohio
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Roberto:

I don't like that shot. NO LUCAS :(
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Uncle Michael:

chresti, I've plateaued. I have bad twinges and I can't pedal a bicycle. I have a consult with another ortho scheduled. Thanks for asking.
  12:14pm
dan:

@Johnk77
Correction: The best band from NE Ohio
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StringOFperils:

No cats will be seen before their time.__Orson Welles
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Uncle Michael:

john!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Where da kat @ ??
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Uncle Michael:

Rev!
  12:15pm
johnk77:

it's cold outside was a hit in that market
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Brian in UK:

Uncle, how do you get into that room? A firemans pole.
  12:15pm
egould:

Can’t Believe by fIREHOSE
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Uncle Michael:

BiUK, I walk in!
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Webhamster Henry:

Hi Uncle Michael! I'm not faking it - still testing postive a little.
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Uncle Michael:

Henry! Try and be more negative.
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efd:

I have this on a 45! A longtime favorite.
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Uncle Michael:

efd!
  12:17pm
Dean:

"There's No Business Like Show Business"?
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Webhamster Henry:

I miss albums like Bookends. "Some days I can't get up the mucus"
  12:17pm
dan:

Disappointed, tonight I was supposed to see Dom Irerra perform at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, but he cancelled only 2 days ago. It was my gift to my dad for his 70th birthday in August. Hopefully, something else will come up.
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Alvy Singer:

Amateur Hour by Sparks. Hi Uncle Michael.
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Uncle Michael:

en.wikipedia.org...
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Uncle Michael:

Alvy!
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KimSorise:

Hey Chresti!
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Loving this set, UM!
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Uncle Michael:

Thanks!
  12:20pm
johnk77:

instead of your mind's eye
your mind's ear?
  12:20pm
Dean:

"The Great Pretender."
"The Pretender."
"Love Me Tender."
Strike that last one.
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Uncle Michael:

That was a predictive fender bender.
  12:22pm
Dean:

Fender? I marshaled all my wit.
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Uncle Michael:

Best faux Kinks ever?
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doctorjazz:

UM, might be a physical therapy issue. Had back back issues (spinal stenosis), couldn't walk 10 steps without stopping in pain. Did 12 weeks PT, wasn't better, but kept it up-after about 6-8 months gots relief, sometimes you have to stick with it.
  12:23pm
Dean:

Do not try saying "faux Kinks" three times real fast.
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Uncle Michael:

Doc, the place I'm going next has a great PT program. Thanks.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

YES ! Great Tomorrow song that *is not* White Bicycle. Conspicuously lysergic @ that.
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Uncle Michael:

YES?
  12:25pm
Dean:

One can draw a line from Howe's work in that Tomorrow tune straight to "Starship Trooper."
  12:25pm
dan:

Steve Howe is still going strong, albeit with a hollowed shell of a version of Yes. Bring back Jon Anderson, at least for one last tour.
  12:26pm
johnk77:

the kinks were quite popular
and played out in ne ohio late 1960s
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PAULS:

I'll have a Gibson, please, up.
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doctorjazz:

UM, I just spoke to my daughter, she's coming to our house next week for Thanskgiving, maybe I'll do a promo and she'll sing the theme...
  12:27pm
johnk77:

mesa boogie?
  12:27pm
Dean:

Orange?
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Listening Out There:

Lord Sitar knows...
  12:29pm
johnk77:

possibly the live gig was 1972
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My Reality Check bounced.
  12:29pm
Dean:

Crystal Gayle, "When I Dream."
  12:33pm
johnk77:

first time i saw the kinks live
case western reserve 1972
in support taj mahal & lindisfarne
nice work selecter
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Sibling covers? That is an interesting subject I've never considered!
  12:34pm
Dean:

"Take This Job and Shove It"
  12:35pm
Marie:

Here and thoroughly enjoying. Hi UM, hi everybody--Happy Friday! (Love the concept @))
  12:36pm
Dean:

Bowie, "Heroes"
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Uncle Michael:

Marie!
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efd:

Hell yeah Richard Lloyd! I feel like this is such an underrated album.
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Uncle Michael:

It's a great record. It's one that not-lazy me would play from the LP...but alas.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

into your arms
into your arms
I can go
  12:42pm
Dean:

We played Alchemy a lot in the record store when it arrived. Most of the crew dug it.
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doctorjazz:

I believe Richard Lloyd was just in the NY area in a concert appearance
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doctorjazz:

Love this Eno!
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Pedro in Arlington:

Hardly the Taylor Swift problem. I simply forgot to get a ticket for Charley Crockett tonight in our nation's capital. They were plentiful until they weren't. Anyone know a guy who knows a guy?
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Uncle Michael:

Pedro! I probably know the wrong guy.
  12:46pm
Marie:

Eno's St. Elmo's fire (Blue August Moon in my mind) kept going through my head for about 2 weeks lately--what a great song, kind of majestic
  12:46pm
Dean:

I scored a bunch of Taylor Swift tickets. Maybe somebody with a Crockett ticket will want to swap?
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Rich in Washington:

those first two Eno albums...
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Uncle Michael:

Rich!
  12:47pm
Marie:

@Rich--yeah, totally magical
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doctorjazz:

What Rich said!
  12:47pm
rw:

Good morning! Every time I hear early Eno I can’t believe how good it is. Every time. Even after all these years.
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Rich in Washington:

Hi Uncle Michael!
Hi everyone in Hinkyland!
  12:48pm
rw:

And every time I hear this fade out I wish I had sprung the extra dollar for the import version with the locked groove at the end.
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Webhamster Henry:

Stan Freberg pretending to be the Great Pretender
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Stan Freberg! Love this one.
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Uncle Michael:

rw!
  12:49pm
Dean:

Damn, Ned Rorem has died, 99.
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Webhamster Henry:

Of course the Great Pretender to play in this set is John Oswald's.
  12:49pm
johnk77:

richard lloyd dropped out of stuy hs
then his parents moved to nj
and made him re-take 12th grade!
  12:49pm
dan:

@Dean
Never understood what the big deal with Taylor Swift was. She's mediocre, but she has many #1 hits and multiple Grammy wins. That's Whitney Houston territory and Taylor is nowhere near that good.
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Webhamster Henry:

@dan if there are contests, someone has to win them.
  12:51pm
dan:

@Henry
There are so many better singers out there.
  12:52pm
Dean:

I have two or three TS albums, and I enjoy them judiciously. I loved the "Wanna Dance with Somebody" 12" back in '87 or so, but WH's cover of Dolly's "I Will Always Love You" is just dreadful.
  12:53pm
dan:

@Dean
Can never tire of Whitney's version of "I Will Always Love You". Probably the greatest female solo recording of the 1990s.
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Listening Out There:

Outstanding marimba on the Red Norvo...
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Webhamster Henry:

@dan contests are about the people running the contest.
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doctorjazz:

Aretha!
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Dean:

Well, there you are. What can I say?

From the Rorem obit: "Soon he had met dozens of the great and glamorous figures of the day: Picasso, Dalí and Man Ray; Jean Cocteau; the composers Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud; Alice B. Toklas and Zsa Zsa Gabor."
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Uncle Michael:

LOT!
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johnk77:

quiet storm
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dan:

@Henry
Well they're tone-deaf if they think Taylor Swift is the best. They got it right with Whitney in the 80s and 90s.
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unpopularfred:

@ Webhamster Henry: well said
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Uncle Michael:

The idea that one matter of taste is right and another is wrong goes right past me.
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Spinning Giant:

wow this is a fantastic version UM...
  12:58pm
Marie:

Re: Taylor--I think it also her personal story, which I know only vaguely about (I swear)
  12:59pm
dan:

One of my predictions coming to fruition
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johnk77:

ned rorem ny times obit
https://tinyurl.com/5n8xh3ez
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doctorjazz:

I got some of the Time Life music sets-awful sound quality, but some interesting compilations! I learned a ton in my early jazz explorations from the Giants of Jazz series (which I still have in my basement somewhere).
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Dean:

Taylor Swift is a complete package: writer, performer, personality. Her independent persona feeds the charisma. The records are over-produced, sure, but certainly the same goes for Whitney. That, in fact, is what I love about "Wanna Dance." But for the Dolly song, by my lights Dolly herself and Linda Ronstadt take the prize.
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doctorjazz:

(Have that Atlantic Rhythm and Blues series as well...)
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Pedro in Arlington:

@Dan Somebody has to be Taylor Swift and this one is very good at it. The songs are catchy, she's willing to use that huge popularity against the likes of a Marsha Blackburn, the business moves are prescient and she's brought a big chunk of her fan base from elementary school into post-grad life. Saw TayTay 10 years ago with my 10-year-old. Fun and memorable. My daughter saw the Donnas open for the Hives when she was 5. Good to let them know there's a big world of entertainment to explore.
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Listening Out There:

...yass, yass...
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dan:

@Pedro
It's fine that there are people that enjoy her music, I'm not one of them.
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Marie:

A lot of Taylor's fans have grown up with her. I think they really identify with her
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egould:

Now You Pretend by Goon Sax
I’m a Pretender by The Exploding Hearts
Mimi Pretend by Ulrika Spacek
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efd:

OHHH, it's all songs about pretending/dreaming/etc.!

Only took 75 minutes for that to sink in.
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Uncle Michael:

more coffee, Evan...
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doctorjazz:

Jackson Browne The Pretender has to be on the list
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Merle to Stephen is what it's all about.
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rf:

I brought this album home from college and when this song came on my dad made me turn it off because it was "pornographic"
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Phillippe:

Can't less this song pass without a clicky star
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efd:

I guess I'm only pretending to be listening
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Uncle Michael:

rf! dad was right.
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Roberto:

L7? Too obvi?
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adamdoesit:

Hi UM, hinks and dinks! Fred Rogers 4eva.
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Listening Out There:

Honeycombs produced by the ever-interesting Joe Meek...
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TDK60:

That fab yet odd Meekness?
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dan:

Next song will be Gerry and the Pacemakers' "Pretend"
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not sure if TheDudes were evoking the Everlys, Turtles or Brummels. Or - yerknow - not.
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Uncle Michael:

adam!
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Uncle Michael:

didn't think of it, Roberto
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Phillippe:

All My Dreams by The Pretenders would be kinda meta...
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Uncle Michael:

Now, help me find the remote...
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Roberto:

Crampin' styles is the plan, UM.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'I'm tryin' to find myself.'
...'Have you looked behind the couch?'
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Marie:

"Gaiety"--another word you don't hear too much these days
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Steph*In Merritt
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Uncle Michael:

Rev, with my sleeping bag?
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Listening Out There:

Bunnies = Programmatic subtheme #2...
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Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the pronunciation, Rev.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not actually - just correcting my spelling.
  1:49pm
Dean:

OT: Orange County Register is reporting, "Wienerschnitzel is looking at remodeling its nostalgic A-frames."
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Uncle Michael:

Der?
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adamdoesit:

Rev, I misread that as Step-f*ck-in Merritt. Or maybe I didn't misread it.
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TDK60:

Groovy, was wonderin' if this Searchers would be played. Great rhythm guitar!
  1:51pm
Dean:

Ja.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

As an exclamation of his songwriting powers ...sure.
  1:52pm
Listener Robert:

Got "When We Pretend That We're Dead"?
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Uncle Michael:

Robert!
  1:53pm
Listener Robert:

Whe we pretend that we're Robert? That's not how I remembered it, but....
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StringOFperils:

The Russell with shoulder pads period.
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Marie:

This sounds very Prince-y to me
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Uncle Michael:

Marie...I think you're delerious.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

More like pretending *not* to be drunk amiright.
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efd:

I've heard Gordon "gay-no" but can't say for sure that's correct
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Listener Robert:

I pretended to be drunk at a party with some friends who thought they were getting me drunk with mead, just to play along with the gag. That's if you don't count when I played The Drunk in the 2nd Form (8th grade) play "The Best Life", written by an upperclassman. He enlarged the part when he saw how good I was playing a drunk.
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Uncle Michael:

Because you were really drunk?
  2:06pm
Marie:

@UM--HA!
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dan:

Marge, remember when I took that home winemaking course and I forgot how to drive?

THAT'S BECAUSE YOU WERE DRUNK

And how.
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Listener Robert:

For the play? Honestly, I hadn't touched a drop! But felicity followed upon inspiration in so many ways. My zipper broke accidentally that morning, and Mother and the playwright both thought a safety pin closing my pants was perfect. I put on a certain laugh that I'd previously done for real at lunch with the star of the show. Somebody got the idea in makeup to give me a red nose, though it was subtle.

That play anticipated the great surprise in "Saw". I won't spoil.
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adamdoesit:

Got to sign off before I get too pretend-drunk. Looking forward to a run of mellow Fridays to come. Thanks, UM. See you all soon.
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Listening Out There:

Terrific voice, Keely Smith has...
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Uncle Michael:

see ya, adam!
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dan:

The first time I ever heard of The Doodletown Pipers was on The Simpsons, and I thought they made it up.
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doctorjazz:

Dodletown Pipers-now THAT'S what I call "no such thing as guilty pleasures"...
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StringOFperils:

That's it, I'm voting for Barry Goldwater
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Uncle Michael:

In your heart you know he's right.
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dan:

@StringOFperils
3rd Simpsons reference in a few minutes.

"Go ahead, throw your vote away."
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doctorjazz:

as RIGHT as they get!
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StringOFperils:

Stop that, dan.
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Dean:

I sure wish Meshuggah had a song about pretending. Or High on Fire.
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doctorjazz:

i hear bits of Black and Blue in this Imagination
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TDK60:

Never heard of Queen Valaida before.
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burke:

If I were a believe in daydreams what would that make me?
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Uncle Michael:

burke! John Stewart?
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Dean:

Hey, Mentors have a song called "Sexual Fantasies." Does that count?
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Uncle Michael:

Valaida Snow
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Uncle Michael:

Willie twofer.
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Uncle Michael:

Trigger sounding good.
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StringOFperils:

Has anyone done a show entirely devoted to the recordings of Willie Nelson, on WFMU? Anyone know? Scads of stuff I've never heard.
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Uncle Michael:

Well, I probably sadly will one day.
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StringOFperils:

It'll be smokin'
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Uncle Michael:

I could do an October songwriter tribute very easily.
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burke:

I saw Wanda only a few years ago. Still touring I think...maybe
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StringOFperils:

I saw her in the 80s at The Horseshoe Tavern. She was tons of fun. What a cool person.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wanda making me think of Marianne Faithful there. Then not. A touch of Patsy...
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KevinfromBayRidge:

Let's Pretend that I checked in much earlier. Howdy all. Fanciful show there, UM!
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Uncle Michael:

All that fancy paints as fair, Kevin.
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dan:

Petula Clark just turned 90 this week.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or fancy pants & flairs if you don't read carefully...
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Uncle Michael:

That was Robert Hunter's first draft, Rev.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Damn but Lulu.
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Uncle Michael:

Lulu needs more attention.
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dan:

Sing it Walden.
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Webhamster Henry:

Kind of a restrained Bobby Darin.
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burke:

I love Lulu's raspiness
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StringOFperils:

1966 cover. Must've been some welcome royalty income for a scuffling songwriter, just starting to make it.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I did not in fact guess who ...but it made me realize how much DC5 & the Raiders are similar...
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Uncle Michael:

The Guess Who's became The Guess Who.
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Dean:

Is that a question?
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StringOFperils:

I was wondering...just looked up A Wild Pair, to remind me when that was..
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StringOFperils:

Hah, wow! The contact address for Hallmark Studios, Toronto, re. above compilation, is about a block from where I am. Weird. Have to go for a walk later to look at....a house?
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doctorjazz:

Bit of Fats Waller in this singer
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AS from MP:

Happy Thanksgiving, Uncle Michael.
Hear you in December
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doctorjazz:

(without the irony)
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Uncle Michael:

Thanks, AS from MP.
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doctorjazz:

Nearly the end, I'll Pretend it goes on longer.
Thanks UM!
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spodiodi:

great show. thanks, UM!
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TDK60:

Gracias. See ya soon, DJ UM.
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dan:

Great game of pretend UM.
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Uncle Michael:

Thanks, everyone. See you on 12/2
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Phillippe:

Thanks UM! Have a great holiday!
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StringOFperils:

Here comes the pre-ender. Thanks, UM!!
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Jan Turkenburg:

wonderful show, thanks UM!
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burke:

Till then! Thanks
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ UM ~
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Dean:

Absolutely Inexplicable Apostrophe, The Guess Who's first album.
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Great show! Thanks, UM. Hope you and everyone has a wonderful holiday!
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Listening Out There:

Thx!
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KevinfromBayRidge:

Nice one, Unc. Yes you are family!
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