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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Favoriting April 28, 2023: Mood For A Day

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Nia Archives  Baianá   Favoriting Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall  Island/ Hijinxx  2023    *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Meshell Ndegeocello  Vuma (feat. Joel Ross & Thandiswa)   Favoriting The Omnichord Real Book  Blue Note  2023  Playing Sony Hall on Wednesday June 21st!  *   0:04:23 (Pop-up)
Grace Jones  The Crossing (Ooh the Action)   Favoriting Slave To the Rhythm  Island  1985  Playing Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday May 31st!    0:07:29 (Pop-up)
Allan Holdsworth  Floppy Hat   Favoriting Velvet Darkness  CTI  1976      0:12:08 (Pop-up)
Fatoumata Diawara  Makoun Oumou   Favoriting Fatou  World Circuit  2011  Playing Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow (Saturday) nite!    0:15:12 (Pop-up)
The Tony Hatch Sound featuring the Breakaways  Live For Life   Favoriting The Breakaways & Friends: The Pye Anthology  Sanctuary  2005  From 1967    0:19:21 (Pop-up)
Juliette Gréco  Strip-Tease   Favoriting Vamps Et Vampire: The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg  Ace International  2014  From 1963    0:22:07 (Pop-up)
Ingrid Chavez  Whose Trip Is This?   Favoriting Little Girls With 99 Lives  Self-released  2010  --Co-written with her former partner, David Sylvian    0:24:28 (Pop-up)
 
Ricardo Dias Gomez  Um Dia   Favoriting Muito Sol  Hive Mind Records  2023  From Brazil / Portugal. Album due out June 9th!  *   0:36:04 (Pop-up)
Rully DJohan  Bubuj Bulan   Favoriting   Soundaway  2023  From Indonesia, 1971-1972  *   0:40:09 (Pop-up)
Little Simz  Silhouette   Favoriting No Thank You  Forever Living Originals  2023    *   0:43:09 (Pop-up)
Madonna  Like A Prayer   Favoriting The Immaculate Collection  Sire  1990      0:49:45 (Pop-up)
Dubstar  Stars   Favoriting Disgraceful  Food Records  1995      0:55:16 (Pop-up)
Cinnamon Soulettes  I’ll Show You How   Favoriting   Melodies International  2023  From 1970s    0:59:30 (Pop-up)
Fern Knight  Our Mountain the Mother   Favoriting Leaves Of Life  Borne!  2009      1:02:48 (Pop-up)
Phil Collins  Don’t Lose My Number   Favoriting No Jacket Required  Atlantic  1985      1:05:47 (Pop-up)
 
Malvina Reynolds  I Don’t Mind Failing   Favoriting Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth  Columbia  1967      1:16:00 (Pop-up)
Yes  Mood For A Day   Favoriting Fragile  Atlantic  1971      1:20:20 (Pop-up)
Caroline Polachek  Butterfly Net   Favoriting Desire, I Want To Turn Into You  Perpetual Novice  2023  Playing live at Radio City Music Hall on May 20th!  *   1:23:32 (Pop-up)
X-Cetra  Conversation   Favoriting Stardust  Lonely Whistle Music  2000  Junior high school girls from CA, produced by their mother!    1:27:51 (Pop-up)
First Choice  Love And Happiness   Favoriting Armed And Extremely Dangerous  Demon Records  2019  From 1973    1:32:05 (Pop-up)
Brenda Russell  New York Bars   Favoriting   Warner Bros.  1983      1:34:57 (Pop-up)
Minnie Riperton  Reasons   Favoriting Perfect Angel  Capitol  1974      1:38:41 (Pop-up)
Steely Dan  Hey Nineteen   Favoriting Gaucho  MCA  1980      1:42:32 (Pop-up)
 
Khánh Ly  Người Hành Hương Trên Ðỉnh Núi   Favoriting Saigon Supersound Volume 3  Saigon Supersound  2022      1:55:41 (Pop-up)
Seki Taneko  Akemi’s Poems   Favoriting Longing For the Shadow: Ryukoka Recordings, 1921-1939  Death Is Not the End  2021      2:01:22 (Pop-up)
Kali Uchis  Moral Conscience   Favoriting Red Moon In Venus  Geffen  2023    *   2:04:40 (Pop-up)
Jantra  Gedima   Favoriting Synthesized Sudan: Astro-Nubian Electronic Jaglara Dance Sounds from the Fashaga Underground  Ostinato Records  2023      2:08:14 (Pop-up)
Lawrence Lui  Formosa (feat. Lucy 22)   Favoriting   Self-released  2023    *   2:12:00 (Pop-up)
Talking Heads  Cities   Favoriting Fear Of Music  Sire  1979      2:16:11 (Pop-up)
Esaad Younis  Wezet Barakat   Favoriting Ezzat El Alatawy  Alam Elpham  N/A  From Egypt, 1981    2:19:45 (Pop-up)
 
Emma Tricca  Autumn’s Fiery Tongue   Favoriting Aspirin Sun  Bella Union  2023  Engineered by Ernie Indradat!  *   2:28:41 (Pop-up)
Tara Cross  No More Drugs   Favoriting Femirama  Munster Records  2023  From 1986  *   2:33:59 (Pop-up)
Verde Prato  Nina Sonado   Favoriting Adoretua  Plan B  2023    *   2:37:01 (Pop-up)
Fairuz  Keideish Kan Fe Nas   Favoriting Kassedet Hob (Live From Baalbeck 1973)  Modissa  1973  From Lebanon    2:41:55 (Pop-up)
Nabihah Iqbal  Sweet Emotion (Lost In Devotion)   Favoriting Dreamer  Ninja Tune  2023  New album out today!  *   2:45:43 (Pop-up)
Genesis  The Chamber Of 32 Doors   Favoriting The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway  Atco  1974  The Musical Box perform 'The Lamb Lies Down' in its entirety June 16th + 17th at the Palladium Times Square. An absolute must if you love Genesis!    2:50:19 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm
Bimbus Bambus:

The occasional Sheila B returns!
  1:06pm
headcleaner:

Welcome back, Sheila - you've been sorely missed
  2:47pm
Robm:

Welcome back mistress of Fridays
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm
Michael 98145:

OMG ! 💗
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm
dreamyandseedy:

ready to get giddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm
Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila!
Nice to have you back!
How is song writing?
  2:59pm
Robm:

↳ dreamyandseedy @2:55
Dreamy are you as excited as i am?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm
listener james from westwood:

ONCE AGAIN BACK IS THE INCREDIBLE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm
Yes:

:) :) :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
Michael 98145:

We love Mona, But Oh My
  3:00pm
dave:

BOOM BOOM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
ifeelfatnsassy:

WAIT WHAT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
WoodsOfMaine:

WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
  3:00pm
Robm:

yes yes yes yes
  Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
captain beef fart:

what a great treat! Happy Friday, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
The Oscar:

Missed that harpsichord :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
common:

sheila b! hellooooo!
  3:01pm
bradford:

Yay Sheila's back!
  3:01pm
Tofu vaVohu:

awww hell yeah
  3:01pm
Don von Brooklyn:

Sheila! At last, my week is complete!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Crosby in KC:

SHEILA B!! This Friday keeps getting better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Howard & the Cats:

We've missed you so much, Sheila!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
ifeelfatnsassy:

Oh this is gonna make the rest of the work day/week so much more ok.
  3:01pm
geoff:

sheila b sheila b sheila b sheila b!!!!
  3:01pm
Rick G:

Sheila! Welcome back. Your return is the same day as the warmest day of the year so far here in the Pac NW. Coincidence? I think not!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
love2laf:

So nice to get the Boom Boom email, and for you to fill in for Mona. Hope the music is going very well for you. Hello Friday friends, red letter day today for us all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
T GRavel:

wahoooooo!
  3:02pm
miketp:

SBB.very nice surprise.
  3:02pm
MoonaboveSun:

I missed it, what's happening ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Yes:

↳ MoonaboveSun @3:02
we're dancing
  3:03pm
michael z:

Yeah Sheila!!! An unexpected delectable treat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Gurldoggie:

YES!!!! I wouldn't miss this show for the WORLD!
  3:03pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @3:02
My dinner is going to have to wait until 6pm
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syddog:

highlight of my day!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Devin B.:

HOORAY!
  3:03pm
mike in montreal:

Yaaaay!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Jason from Houston:

Heyyyyyyy there.
Avatar 3:03pm
Miss G:

Greetings to all and to DJ and musician Sheila B! Thrilling to see this show on this deluge of rainy day (at least, here in rural VA, where I fled the city to see a friend.) Internet is spotty, so I probably can’t listen to the show, but at the end I can at least get the playlist and look up the songs from time to time when the signal comes in. Be well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
maestroso:

Wonderful! Welcome Sheila B!
  3:04pm
Corey:

Riddim
  3:04pm
Heidella:

Is this a dream?! Welcome back Sheila B, you’ve been missed!❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Michael 98145:

Bailamos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Gurldoggie:

↳ Rick G @3:01
Where are you at Rick G? I'm enjoying this day of exquisite music and splendid sunshine from south Seattle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Arbor Day special! Thank the trees! 🌴
Avatar 3:05pm
EarlyMorningInSeoul:

I've been transported back in time to Fridays with Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
love2laf:

↳ Robm @3:03
We do that with Mona too, but actually wait till 7 so we don't miss Stashu, this set is on fire already, Giddy-ness abounds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
WoodsOfMaine:

"Mood For A Day," song title from a famous prog album...hmmmm.
Avatar 3:05pm
djsheilab:

Lovely listeners! SO good to be back with you all!
Avatar 3:06pm
-o-l-i-v-i-e-r-:

Greetings (from Belgium).
  3:06pm
miketp:

GOO MOM.GOO MOM
  3:06pm
somalisa:

sending love from barcelona, babe <3 so glad you're back
  3:06pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @3:05
I keep forgetting mona and stashu, oh well there are the archives
Avatar 3:06pm
EarlyMorningInSeoul:

What have you been up to/how's the music project going?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm
JtotheK:

aloha sheilab! thanks for having us! and hello to all the boom-boomers!
  3:07pm
Heidella:

How is your Brooklyn practice space treating you?
  3:07pm
miketp:

MESHELL this is keeper party tested stuff.
  3:08pm
Cooh John:

Just like old times, sophisticates. Hello Sheila. Adrian Belew coming to my city!
  3:08pm
Tetsuro Hoshii:

Yay! Fun :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm
DjLorraine:

Sheila Sheila Sheila!

🙋Cooh John
  3:09pm
KATE D:

She's baaaaaaaaack! TGIF on this spring afternoon all y'all! SHEILA...our trusted guide into the early eve!
Avatar 3:09pm
djsheilab:

Michael Z.! Tetsuro! JtotheK! Somalisa! Robm! dreamyandseedy! Yes! Guido From Cologne! Michael 98145! So many friends gathered round....what a treat!
  3:10pm
Cooh John:

🙋DjLorraine
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djsheilab:

Kate D!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Various Julius:

Welcome back Sheila!
Avatar 3:10pm
djsheilab:

Cooh John + DjLorraine :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Bryant in TO:

Whoa! Hey, Sheila! A very fine Friday to you and everyone else!
Avatar 3:10pm
WO Town Wick:

Great to hear you again Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
doctorjazz:

Great to hear you, Sheila!
Avatar 3:10pm
djsheilab:

Thanks to your Friday DJ Mona for inviting me to keep her seat warm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
Sean from Bridgeport:

Horay!
  3:11pm
Rick A:

A landmark day, Sheila is back and so is the boom! I'm happy to hear you again, Sheila. I just received your Maneater CD as part of my marathon swag. It's in regular rotation now, a great collection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Song: "The Crossing (Ooh the Action)" by "Grace Jones"
I keep thinking this is going to turn into "Excellent Birds"
  3:12pm
michael z:

There are some brilliant interviews on You Tube with Steve Lipson who produced this with Trevor Horn. He talks about how long they spent making this track/album. So great to hear Chris Blackwell’s voice.
  3:13pm
Rick A:

Ah, the occasional man on SBB.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm
Michael 98145:

Wonderful set
  3:13pm
Rick G:

@Gurldoggie: saying hello from across the Sound here in Port Orchard by Bremerton airport! I think @timfromwashington might reside out this way, too? Have a great Friday!
  3:14pm
Robm:

@Rick A i think we might get more then an occasional man today:)
Avatar 3:15pm
djsheilab:

Hello Rick G, Rick A, WoodsofMaine, Heidella, doctorjazz, EarlyMorningInSeoul, and all of you joining me today!
Avatar 3:16pm
djsheilab:

Robm—Haha! You know it :)
  3:16pm
butterbeann:

YAYYYY SHEILA :D this is getting me in the moooooood for tomorrow night <3
  3:17pm
Robm:

↳ djsheilab @3:16
Even if it is phil collins:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
Vanessa Tara:

well, well, well ... how do?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
ifeelfatnsassy:

Man. This is like getting the cool substitute teacher. What a treat!
  3:17pm
Rick A:

I am wondering if we will hear some Genesis or Genesis-adjacent music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm
love2laf:

↳ Robm @3:17
I can't hear Phil or any Genesis without smiling and thinking of our DJ Sheila B just super giddy listening to them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm
Gurldoggie:

↳ Rick G @3:13
Nice to meetcha. I'm pretty sure Tim from Washington has relocated to somewhere in the Midwest. The fool!
  3:19pm
jan:

Sheila B: Glad to hear ya!
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djsheilab:

Gurldoggie, Howard & the Cats, Ken From Hyde Park, love2laf, maestroso, Miss G, Jason from Houston, mike in montreal, Devin B., syddog, geoff, ifeelfatnsassy, Crosby in KC, bradford, common, Vanessa Tara!! A warm welcome!!!
  3:19pm
Rick G:

Closer for his volunteer stints in Jersey City I guess!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm
JtotheK:

↳ Song: "The Crossing (Ooh the Action)" by "Grace Jones"
the Grace Jones track has inspired me to dig out a Grace Jones album from the record shelves to listen this weekend!
  3:20pm
Andres:

Sheila B.! Alright!
  3:20pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @3:18
Feel the same way to about phil and the rest of genesis
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EarlyMorningInSeoul:

↳ Song: "Live For Life" by "The Tony Hatch Sound featuring...
Very dreamy track🌙
  3:21pm
WM:

Welcome back, at least for a brief assignation.
Avatar 3:21pm
djsheilab:

↳ EarlyMorningInSeoul @3:20
For a rainy day in Spring.
  3:22pm
Andres:

It is definitely raining here. Perfect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
WoodsOfMaine:

It is crazy sunny here, for the first time in what feels like a month!
  3:23pm
michael z:

Juliette et Sheila. A prefect combo.
  3:23pm
Ramon:

Hi Sheila!!! Your show always brightens my day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
Mike Sin:

It's always such a pleasure to hear Sheila B. back on the WFMU airwaves.
Avatar 3:23pm
fudanku:

The airwaves need you, Sheila~
  3:23pm
JetBoy of Astoria:

Hello Sheila! Good to see you again, hope all is well IRL
  3:24pm
WM:

I think Nico also does a version of Strip-Tease - in fact, she was in a film of that title. I think it's on Youtube.
  3:24pm
wind:

So good to hear/feel your vibes again Ms. Sheila ♥️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm
Ironside:

So stoked!! Thanks for coming back for the afternoon Sheila B!
Avatar 3:25pm
djsheilab:

↳ wind @3:24
Awww thank you! It feels wonderful to be back.
Avatar 3:25pm
djsheilab:

Hey Mike Sin!!
  3:26pm
Jon:

Yeah this sounds nice 👍🏻
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm
Destroit:

Well well well! Shiela take a Shiela take a bow! Yer back baby! What a welcome surprise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
maestroso:

Oh my, I was in the car and thought I heard Allan Holdsworth! Indeed I did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm
Threemoons 🌛🌕🌜:

Heyo, working v late tonight, loving the popup, perfect post Bryce...
Avatar 3:30pm
K8:

Hello Sheila B and all you sophisticated folx! Very happy to celebrate Friday with you once again...
  3:31pm
Bob in DC and/or Virginia:

WOW! Welcome back, Sheila!
  3:31pm
Picolina:

Love your show - good to hear..
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HyperDose:

Sophistication has returned
  3:31pm
Dave Mandl:

Yay, Sheila!
  3:32pm
David Young:

So lovely to have you wafting through my airwaves, beloved Sheila! <3
  3:32pm
Jett:

I've missed you so much, nice to be hearing you
  3:32pm
Pamela Grossman:

Loving it so much. Woohoo!!!!
Avatar 3:32pm
Miss G:

Thinking of "The World" card XXI in the Tarot, and Sheila B's new phase!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm
frannie:

such a great friday surprise – so nice to hear the show again!
  3:33pm
the serpent:

Yay! Welcome back Sheila!!! I missed you
  3:34pm
Eric:

Wooooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Vanessa Tara:

is it raining men? hallelujah!
Avatar 3:35pm
Miss G:

*L* Vanessa Tara my sound cuts in and out and all I heard was Sheila B. saying "I'm swimming in a sea of men"
  3:36pm
Jett:

I love to visit the sea of Sheila B
  3:36pm
?:

it’s raining men
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
Vanessa Tara:

it's sunny here on the BC west coast
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
Vanessa Tara:

love this! but, unfortunately, gotta step out. next week? if not, please take care! <3
  3:36pm
Robm:

↳ Miss G @3:35
Miss g long time no see
  3:37pm
Jett:

You've made this day like a gift from God.
  3:37pm
nick in BKL:

So happy to hear your voice! Friday feels special with Sheila
Avatar 3:37pm
djsheilab:

Your comments are thrilling me. Thank you!
  3:37pm
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↳ Miss G @3:35
come with me my friend…
to the sea
the sea of men
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
emilie s:

↳ Song: "Um Dia" by "Ricardo Dias Gomez"
Time to clicky star: roughly 15 seconds.
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djsheilab:

↳ Jett @3:37
Thank you Jett!!!!
  3:38pm
Sean:

What a lovely surprise! 🌺
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djsheilab:

↳ emilie s @3:37
Isn't it divine?!!
  3:38pm
Heidella:

It feels like a gift having you back-soul stirring in the best way. Beautiful show!
  3:38pm
headcleaner:

↳ Song: "Um Dia" by "Ricardo Dias Gomez"
Eu poderia me afogar nisso
  3:38pm
annette:

cant always check in, but giving you all love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
love2laf:

The question is when to clicky star and add this to my Archive Diary. If I do it now, it feels overeager, but let's face it, we all know I'm going to clicky star this playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
Crosby in KC:

↳ love2laf @3:39
It's a safe bet
  3:40pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @3:39
Go forcit love2laf
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
emilie s:

↳ headcleaner @3:38
sim, tao sonhador
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Miss G:

↳ Robm @3:36
Heya Robm, hope all is well, I think this connection will only last a few more moments. It's a shame because it matches this rainy day so beautifully!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm
love2laf:

↳ Robm @3:40
Done with your support Crosby and Rob M, and I was the 7th person to do so, so I am not the only over-eager clicky star person!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm
emilie s:

↳ djsheilab @3:38
Thank you for bringing the god-force, sheila!
  3:42pm
Andres:

And the occasional instrumental. Digging.
  3:43pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @3:41
YAY going to click star this show too
  3:44pm
Robm:

↳ Miss G @3:40
Hope it holds out for this wonderful show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm
Jason from Houston:

↳ Song: "Silhouette" by "Little Simz"
Waaaaaaaaay good.
  3:44pm
LBIMike:

Great Surprise! A welcome ray of sunshine on a rainy day! Luv ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm
Gurldoggie:

↳ Song: "Silhouette" by "Little Simz"
Nice.
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K8:

↳ Song: "Silhouette" by "Little Simz"
Okay, lovin' this! Just looked her up, and I'm late to the Little Simz party, it seems. I'm often late to the parties...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm
love2laf:

↳ K8 @3:46
I only discovered Little Simz through a different DJ in the last week or so, you're not the only one late to the party K8.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm
UncleHeavy:

↳ Song: "Silhouette" by "Little Simz"
Is that Laura Groves on BG vox??
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K8:

↳ love2laf @3:47
Thank you, love2laf! Better late than never, right?
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K8:

↳ UncleHeavy @3:48
Just looked up the backing vocals, too...it's a combo of Cleo Sol and Angel Gospel Choir. Absolute heaven...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
Jason from Houston:

WHOA
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djsheilab:

↳ UncleHeavy @3:48
I'm not sure about Laura, but definitely Cleo Sol.
  3:50pm
Andres:

All this and Madge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
love2laf:

↳ K8 @3:49
Always, and so many found here. I can't tell you how many times I go to clicky star on a song I like, and Sheila B played it and I liked it there first.
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djsheilab:

↳ Andres @3:50
Dig your enthusiasm Andres!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm
emilie s:

↳ Song: "Like A Prayer" by "Madonna"
Not sure my shitty laptop speakers are up for this challenge.
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K8:

↳ Song: "Like A Prayer" by "Madonna"
Ah, daaaaaa! mmmnnn...nice transition into Madge! Snap, snap, snap!
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djsheilab:

↳ K8 @3:51
Thanks K8!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
UncleHeavy:

↳ K8 @3:50
Ahh ok... truly fantastic. Had that cool reedy quality that LG has, first voice to mind. Thanks for the look-up!
  3:52pm
Jett:

Haven't heard any Madonna in ages, not somebody I dig out and play. Used to like a lot of her stuff.
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Gurldoggie:

↳ Song: "Like A Prayer" by "Madonna"
The occasional singalong!
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Jason from Houston:

↳ Gurldoggie @3:53
No joke.
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Bernardo:

Here she comes,
Here she come,
Here she comes,

Sheila’s back in town! Sheila’s back oooooohhhhoooya
Sheila’s back!!!
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K8:

↳ UncleHeavy @3:52
Yeah, the voice was too perfect not to look up. Reminded me a lot of singers I loved in the 90s. Now I gotta go get a Cleo Sol record!
  3:54pm
Robm:

↳ Song: "Like A Prayer" by "Madonna"
After all these years i can appreciate the genius of this song
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Gurldoggie:

I like imagining someone driving around NJ looking for a radio station and hearing this. "Oh cool. 80's hits. Perfect." And 3 minutes later their world bursts open!
  3:55pm
Davey Gravy:

Soooo great to hear your voice again and awesome quirky selections. 😘
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Carmichael:

Heya Sheila! I'm sorry to pass on the news that Alan Parsons guitarist Ian Bairnson recently passed. A good friend over the decades. It was a gut punch at an already tough time in my life.
  3:55pm
Cooh John:

Sheila is the answer to my prayer.🙏🏻
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K8:

↳ K8 @3:54
OH...and...another Wikipedia tidbit...Cleo Sol is rumored to be a part of Sault, which if you haven't checked them out, I greatly recommend.
  3:55pm
Andres:

From when I used to get my daily Madonna fix by watching after school music video show with my siblings. Pre-MuchMusic. Good times.
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UncleHeavy:

↳ K8 @3:54
Same!! First time hearing her voice, time for a deep dive...
  3:56pm
Katharsis:

Hellos Sheila B and sophisticates
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djsheilab:

↳ Carmichael @3:55
I heard the news, Carmichael. I'm so sorry you lost your friend :(
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listener james from westwood:

Ohhhh, I had such a lush remix of this Dubstar on a mixtape from a girlfriend in the '90s. Glad to hear the source!
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Carmichael:

↳ djsheilab @3:56
Sorry to bring down the Friday fun. As Michele says, posi vibes only!
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tim from washington:

Hi Sheila! Great to have you back! Hello everyone! Did I miss the occasional man named Phil yet?
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chris in the redwoods:

was thinking that Little Simz track sounded SAULT-y. turns out they may share a producer - Inflo

also, hello, Sheila! so very very lovely that you're here today! :)
  3:59pm
Robm:

↳ Carmichael @3:57
Your among friends and listeners, don’t worry about it
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Destroit:

↳ Carmichael @3:55
Hang in there Carmichael. Always enjoy your presence on the board…even during rough times 🙂
  3:59pm
Cooh John:

Hi K8. I like your sleuthing.
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djsheilab:

↳ Carmichael @3:57
All emotions n' states are welcome.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...My goodness !
BoomBoom on a Friday of all things !
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K8:

↳ Cooh John @3:59
Hey, Cooh John! Always happy to fall down an internet rabbit hole in search of more info on great music!
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Carmichael @3:55
oh, dang, Carm. deepest condolences to you and friends and family. <3
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Carmichael @3:55
Sincere Condolences <3
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K8:

↳ Carmichael @3:57
Yeah, Carmichael, no need to apologize. I'm so sorry to hear you're mourning. Hang in there...
  4:01pm
Jett:

Hope you and Alvy Singer are still doing great.
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Bryant in TO:

↳ Song: "Don’t Lose My Number" by "Phil Collins"
Expected nothing less :)
  4:06pm
KATE D:

AWWW YEAH -- here we are! She's now FULLY BACCCKKKKKK!!!
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Song: "Don’t Lose My Number" by "Phil Collins"
There is is!! Ha. Let the complaints roll!
  4:07pm
somalisa:

YUP
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patrick321:

Hey Sheila B welcome back!

and I'm just in time for Phil...
  4:07pm
michael z:

Sheila’s crush! This is a great song.
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chris in the redwoods:

i am now a teen again. watching Miami Vice...
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captain beef fart:

Members Only jackets required
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Peter in SEA:

oh yeah! Sophisticated!
  4:08pm
rx scabin:

Good afternoon, Sheila and Everyone.
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Gurldoggie:

↳ Song: "Don’t Lose My Number" by "Phil Collins"
Ah...The snare drum sound that defined a generation.
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Jett:

Just added an avatar
  4:09pm
listener Paul:

Yay.
  4:09pm
rx scabin:

@Carmichael I am sorry for your loss.
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love2laf:

↳ Carmichael @3:57
Sorry to hear Carmichael, I hope you remembered some very wonderful times that you shared.
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Jett:

Oh well
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Jett @4:09
\m/
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gauche knee:

Just tuned in to hear Phil & thought “Sheila B will love this nod” & seeing we are graced to fabulous one herself! Yay!💕
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diciassette:

↳ Song: "Don’t Lose My Number" by "Phil Collins"
I know this has nothing to do with The Legend of Billie Jean, but I can't hear this song and not think of it.
  4:11pm
J-W:

Y
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Juli:

Welcome back Sheila!
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love2laf:

↳ rx scabin @4:08
How are things going these days, rx scabin?
  4:11pm
Robm:

We know better sheliab
  4:11pm
Jett:

I'm willing to forgive your indulgence.
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fudanku:

When this song started up I thought it was Big Black
  4:11pm
NikiA:

Ok I’m late to the party but HOLY SHIT HI SHEILA!
  4:12pm
Lizzi:

I heard Phil Collins and thought, “Sheila B!!??!!!!” So glad I tuned in today! 💜💜💜
  4:12pm
J-W:

Yes! Just tuned in and guess what? Sheila back on the air. Great to hear your voice again over the internet waves. Will have to catch up from the archive.
  4:13pm
pppj:

great to hear sheila's voice and sensibility again <3
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WoodsOfMaine:

OK, now bring on the King Crimson!
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Acid Cazh:

↳ Song: "Our Mountain the Mother" by "Fern Knight"
Is this a reference to Townes Van Zandt's "Our Mother The Mountain"?

It's gotta be, right?
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brainstembob:

So nice to hear you on the 'FMU again Sheila B!
  4:15pm
Lori:

Sheila I have missed you so much on Fridays! Even Phil Collins sounds good when you play him (ha ha).
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tim from washington:

I'm really good at failing! And quitting too.
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Jett:

I love radio, especially when SheilaB is on the air.
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WoodsOfMaine:

His loss.
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EarlyMorningInSeoul:

Good for you Sheila!
  4:16pm
FG:

I had the biggest crowds.
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K8:

↳ tim from washington @4:15
Good afternoon, Tim! I hope you and the fam are doing well!
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love2laf:

I'm not interested in growth, and ask me about Phil Collins for the Sheila B shirt quote wins!
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pgalub:

Hey Sheila and everyone! I'm failing better already!!
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Jett:

I agree with Lori.
  4:17pm
geoff:

sheila b, you are an exquisite radio presence and it’s great to have you back on air (even for just the one wee show)
  4:17pm
Robm:

@SHelia love this station because the djs are not doing it for ratings but the love of music and educating us
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tim from washington:

↳ K8 @4:16
Hey K8! We're doing pretty good. Frances is starting harp (!!!) lessons in May.
  4:17pm
Marko:

In our wonderful universe of catchy music, Sheila B., it's terrific to enjoy your enjoyably eclectic selections: Dubstar with Phil Collins, Ingrid Chavez with relatively early Madonna. Yay!
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Crosby in KC:

Sheila, I think you're channeling Fabio with his Strength Through Faliure. I agree. See? I didn't even correct my typo!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

' When I say Drop Out
- I mean Drop Out !
99.9% of the Games are not worth playing. '
- TimmyLeary
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wolfette:

This song is everything, as the kids would say!
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Jett:

I need much more SheilaB spinning 'em for me!
  4:18pm
Siobhan:

Good god where has this song been all my life
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tim from washington:

Sheila - Do you know Mudhoney's song "I Like It Small"? It conveys the semtiments you expressed to a T.
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K8:

↳ tim from washington @4:17
OMG! Harp? That's amazing! Maybe she and I can collaborate on a track next year? Harp is so cool...
  4:18pm
Andres:

Not growing your personal brand while cutting the musical artists out of fair compensation!? Madness!! ;)
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EarlyMorningInSeoul:

I had a conversation about this the other day with a friend. It's all about curation and personality. Case in point, was listening to Jerry Blavat's show on WXPN and he had a whole show dedicated to songs where the title doesn't appear in the song lyric. He was racking them off and playing them left and right, while sharing his own stories and personal insights. You CANT get that from Spotify.
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herb.nyc:

Yay, Sheila is here. And she plays Phil Collins, so maybe a straight jacket is required. Oh I joke. “I don’t mind failing” if no one laughs. Very glad to hear Sheila today.
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Jett:

Blavat was great!
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wolfette:

How can anyone prefer Sp**fy over WFMU?!?!
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Juli:

*Is* it better to rule in *Hell? Like Cradle of Filth suggests?
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tim from washington:

↳ K8 @4:18
Ha! Yes! That would be an awesome collaboration. We have a friend who is a professional harpist who also teaches. Fortunately, Frances can use her practice harp.
  4:20pm
michael z:

What an amazing find this record is. The sentiment is so powerful. And no, we don’t all need to be out there all the time reaching a maximum number of people who might not share our values. It’s brilliant.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "I Don’t Mind Failing" by "Malvina Reynolds"
i.pinimg.com...
  4:20pm
Lawrence:

YES
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Acid Cazh:

↳ Song: "I Don’t Mind Failing" by "Malvina Reynolds"
Malvina Reynolds was born in 1900, making her 67 years old when this record was released.
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Song: "Mood For A Day" by "Yes"
I KNEW THIS WAS COMING!
  4:21pm
Bob from Poughkeepsie:

Nice to hear Sheila back on fmu.l hope you'll be back on the schedule soon.
  4:22pm
headcleaner:

In which she nails the modern human condition
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Acid Cazh @4:21
I remember a teacher in high school (the late 70s) playing us "Little Boxes." Now I hear it and ugh...she was right.
  4:22pm
rx scabin:

This is like a time machine.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "Mood For A Day" by "Yes"
Beautiful piece.
Never was a PrawgHater. Never.
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "Mood For A Day" by "Yes"
This led me down so many rabbit holes of Spanish guitar because when I'd declare my love for it, people would share other guitar music. I still remember being struck by lightning with this cut.
  4:22pm
michael z:

Sheila is truly going prog. I saw Yes in an early incarnation at Queen Elizabeth Hall and they were such virtuosos but I’m not sure I’ve listened to them in the past forty years.
  4:23pm
gauche knee:

Don’t worry Sheila, as a country we’re DEFINITELY failing,lol 😫 But you & Malvina are right about embracing failure …if we can bend towards slowing down & kind connections, even better.
  4:23pm
rx scabin:

@love2laf we are on edge. Things are in flux.
  4:23pm
gauche knee:

I feel FMU & it’s community is a large drop in that bucket.
  4:23pm
headcleaner:

↳ Song: "I Don’t Mind Failing" by "Malvina Reynolds"
In which she nails the modern human condition
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ love2laf @4:22
Every GittarDiddler is part Spanish. :)
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ Song: "Silhouette" by "Little Simz"
Sheila B! Thanks for filling in. Stopping in here for a sec to clicky star that Little Simz cut, so amazing...Ok back on the road, ears are on!
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love2laf:

↳ rx scabin @4:23
Sorry to hear it, I've noticed your absence and worried. I hope things resolve as easily and painlessly as is possible. Pixie your way, I know well how tough this is and feel for you.
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love2laf:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:23
That was the moment I realised that to be true!
  4:26pm
Robm:

@Gauche ever since i found the magic factory and it’s strange wonderful programming, i have given up on commercial music radio with it’s SSDD crap
  4:27pm
rx scabin:

@love2laf I am stress cooking. Thank G-d I don't stress eat. Thank you for your kindness.
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Bill K:

↳ Song: "Butterfly Net" by "Caroline Polachek"
Lovely!
  4:28pm
gauche knee:

Actually the 24/7 media machines make us feel we’re failing ( in the bad ways) more than we are…cause everyday I see/hear of people of all ages connecting & fighting the good fight …hopeful 💗
  4:28pm
Robm:

↳ love2laf @4:24
Lovetolaf noticed the same thing too, if i feel myself on edge i just hide and listen to music
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love2laf:

↳ rx scabin @4:27
If it helps, I can stress eat your stress cooking, then we both win ;)
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Drunken Creep:

Hola DJ y todos!

Excellent to hear the master at work once again!
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djsheilab:

↳ Drunken Creep @4:29
Hey friend! Thanks so much.
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Thin Slice:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
This kind of reminds me of the Carol King song Pierre
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Tome:

Nice Surprise , to see you again Sheila B. (((())))
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
If anyone missed it, read Sheila's note on this, holy hannah! Produced by their mom?!
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The Oscar:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
Well this rules!
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Guido from Cologne:

Lonely Whistle Music is the tape label by veteran Radio DJ Don Campau who did a show only with cassettes for decades on KKUP Cupertino
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Jason from Houston:

↳ The Oscar @4:31
Seriously.
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Guido from Cologne:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
Lonely Whistle Music is the tape label by veteran Radio DJ Don Campau who did a show only with cassettes for decades on KKUP Cupertino
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
wow! talented much!?
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djsheilab:

↳ Guido from Cologne @4:31
Bravo to him for releasing this gem! Every song is WILD. I'll see if I can squeeze in another.
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Guido from Cologne:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
And Robin O#Brien (mother) is Don's 2nd wive.
  4:33pm
KATE D:

Happiness is when
You really feel good about somebody
There's nothing wrong
Being in LOVE with someone...
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DanFA:

Hello Sheila B. Welcome back.
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Bryant in TO:

↳ Song: "New York Bars" by "Brenda Russell"
Digging this nighttime Manhattan traffic shot on video tape feel
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djsheilab:

↳ Bryant in TO @4:36
YESSSS!!!! I see it too. Perfect.
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K8:

↳ Song: "New York Bars" by "Brenda Russell"
Oh my goodness, I love Brenda Russell! I feel like she doesn't get enough appreciation...
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Guido from Cologne:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
Ronbin's tapes are great!
www.discogs.com...
(I licensed one of her early tapes back in the 80ies.)
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Joey!:

Hey Sheila!! It's so nice to hear your voice again. We were so worried about you and had no idea you retired the show. Always thinking of you...Joey, Diane and Jess!!
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djsheilab:

↳ Joey! @4:39
Thx Joey! All is very well. And it is a TREAT to be here today.
  4:40pm
gauche knee:

Robm, absolutely! FMU is a fantastic place to “hide”

Sending good wishes to everyone out there. Be gracious to yourselves, esp if it’s a hard time rn. Enjoy FMU & do something healthy/kind for yourself, no matter how small.
  4:41pm
Evan from Westfield:

Had a great day at work, made better by the return of Sheila B and sophisticated boom boom! Ears and heart rejoice!
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Jett:

I was really upset for many months when Minnie Riperton died, she was so important to me.
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K8:

↳ Song: "Reasons" by "Minnie Riperton"
Damn! Was that up past a high C? Whew!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "Reasons" by "Minnie Riperton"
...& that's only the notes Minnie hit in our merely human hearing range...
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Acid Cazh:

↳ Song: "Hey Nineteen" by "Steely Dan"
I haven't done cocaine in over a decade, but suddenly I just got a coke high
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tim from washington:

↳ K8 @4:42
I have no technical knowledge but did Minnie get up to the 'whistle register'?
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The Oscar:

↳ Song: "Hey Nineteen" by "Steely Dan"
When I saw US Girls a couple of weeks ago they included Steely Dan in their warmup music, and it never occurred to me how much of an influence they clearly are. This brings me right back to riding around in my dad's car.
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Acid Cazh:

↳ Acid Cazh @4:43
Let me revise that... eight years. Not quite a decade.
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Bimbus Bambus:

Do 19-year-olds these days know about 'Retha Frankin? Probably yes actually.
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doctorjazz:

↳ Bimbus Bambus @4:45
My girls (in their 20's) definitely do...
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K8:

↳ tim from washington @4:43
Yo, I don't know. They don't talk to the altos about that stuff.
  4:47pm
Daybreak is finished!:

I am about to dunk my head and face under the bathtub Spicket to wash the pollen off my hair face and beard, so I thought I'd turn on WFMU and see what was happening. I literally said out loud:
Wait! What?!?
Sophisticated BOOM💥 BOOM 💥 !
Oh why luck!
And I turned it on at Dan Time!
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K8:

Listen to Sheila's beautiful voice! Sing some more, lady!
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Bernardo:

Sing it Sheila!!
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Jett:

Steely Dan was always cool with me. Glad you've discovered them.
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sispus:

sheilaaa <3
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love2laf:

Wow Sheila what a voice! 'Uncool music' is an absolute oxymoron. If you like it, you like it, and it's cool for you to like it.
  4:49pm
Harry:

Hey Sheila, I just started listening to you for about a year or so then you went away. I was overjoyed to hear you on again. Come back more often
  4:50pm
KATE D:

Sheila, your voice! LOVE LOVE LOVE! MORE MORE MORE!
  4:50pm
Dave R:

Steely Dan is awesome! is so great it's almost unreal.. plus they were some of the first cynical Rock guys
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sheila I bet your childhood was a little like persepolis
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Clo:

OMG. I’m so late but hearing Sheila on the radio again…tears!
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nycmusicnerd:

Greetings fellow nerds...sorry I'm late to the party. I've had an awful day
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes the Dan are 'YachtRawk'
...but all they did on the Yacht was sneer beneath their breaths to each other about how bullsh*t it all was...
  4:51pm
Dave R:

oops Black Friday is the song I was talking about
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common:

always loved hey 19. i know no one else who likes them. well, one person
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love2laf:

↳ nycmusicnerd @4:50
Sorry your day was awful, hope this amazing fill-in helps.
  4:51pm
rich from Aotearoa..:

yes .I was a late starter with steely Dan too. but once you get it...... . . . . .
  4:51pm
KATE D:

Uncool music -- sparking "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
  4:52pm
dave:

I like that steely dan song de la soul used
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WoodsOfMaine:

Steely Dan's Aja...a perfect record start to finish.
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tim from washington:

↳ nycmusicnerd @4:50
Hey NYC! I'm sorry to hear that you're having an awful day. Nothing like Sheila B to help things feel better.
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Jett:

Yes Fragile was on Atlantic not Elektra
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Bryant in TO:

Gotta bail. THANK YOU, SHEILA! This was a fantastic Friday surprise! Gonna have to tune in to the archive for the last hour
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The Oscar:

I knew X-Cetra had to have written their own lyrics-- "There's an aardvark on your head" could only have been written by an early 2000s teenager (having been one once myself!)
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Jett:

I agree with Tim from Washington
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Rick G:

“I’m just glad you were home”
“I’m always home-I’m uncool!”
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Seriously tho
- SteelyDan are smooth on the surface ...like definitively
- & you want to hate them cause all the Audiophile creeps (who use Music to listen to their Stereos instead of the other way around like us normal people) exalt them
- but beneath the surface it's all totally & dryly sardonic & spiky.
& if you like the Jazzes - it relates to that stuff. (References or Rips Off ? ...well - another debate...)
Gotta love those things
...& they got all that hugely on the Radio & in the Charts ! How kewl is that.
...& yeah - the Playing & Recording are simply exemplary - from even an academic objective view...
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nycmusicnerd:

Thanks everyone. I had such an amazing night last night--saw Low Cut Connie in this TINY venue--felt amazing coming into work this morning even though I was a little bleary-eyed, then people at work just knocked it right out of me.
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Jett:

I like Aja, but my favorite by Steely Dan is Can't Buy A Thrill
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:57
...they've said they were influenced by like TV Themes & 'Fake Jazz' ...yerknow, they kind of stand alone with no real cohorts...
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djsheilab:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:57
AMEN!
  5:00pm
geoff:

i’m throwing clicky stars around like they’re going out of style tonight
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love2laf:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:57
I'm happily married to an audiophile who loves music, loves Steely Dan, and uses the stereo to listen to music including WFMU. We are the exception that proves the rule.
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Guido from Cologne:

↳ Song: "Conversation" by "X-Cetra"
The X-Cetra Album is officially available for free from archive.org

archive.org...
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K8:

I have to say, Handy is going to be sooooo jealous that he had to go to a conference today!
  5:02pm
Steven:

OMG Sheila, this show has been fantastic!, Is what makes non-commercial so great😎
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tim from washington:

↳ K8 @5:01
Tell Handy that I'm so jealous he got to go to a conference today!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ love2laf @5:00
Excellent. Truth is if I won the Lottery I'd have a damned Theater for Media. I'd still be a Punk tho. Even without Money I care about Fidelity. Tho to quote Pollack a million times in my life : 'Technique is just a way of arriving @ a Statement.'
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love2laf:

↳ K8 @5:01
You let Handy know he was missed today, not quite the same without him for Sheila.
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K8:

Most likely Handy will roll in before 6 and knock me right off this comment board...
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tim from washington:

↳ nycmusicnerd @4:57
Screw 'em! It's pretty hard not to let jerks get under your skin but it happens. You're awesome and have better taste than all of them put together.
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Andres:

↳ Song: "Akemi’s Poems" by "Seki Taneko"
Beautiful.
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love2laf:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @5:03
Because he can't help but double down on life, he chose a path of audio engineer, as in designing audio gear, so the music vein runs very deep in his veins.
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nycmusicnerd:

↳ tim from washington @5:04
Thank you, Tim. I appreciate it. I just wish I didn't have to make a choice between sanity/happiness and money/health insurance.
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joe mulligan:

what a pleasant surprise to have you on the airwaves today Sheila B!
  5:07pm
Craig fitch:

I am loving your music, thanks. I hope you return.
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northguineahills:

darting in and out to catch an aural glimpse of the dearly missed sheilab!
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djsheilab:

Thanks Craig fitch, northguieahills + joe mulligan!
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K8:

↳ Song: "Gedima" by "Jantra"
Okay, this is getting me in the mood to dance...get down, Sudan!
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tim from washington:

↳ Song: "Gedima" by "Jantra"
Yes! This is awesome. I haven't heard this styke from Sudan before. Has a dabke feel.
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rdnnyc:

Miss you Sheila! So happy to have you for these few hours!!
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djsheilab:

I am so thoroughly enjoying bringing you all this music, being back at FMU, and re-connecting with you all via the comments board and radio waves. The pleasure is MINE!
  5:14pm
Adrian in London:

Oh, I missed Ingrid Chavez. Dommage.
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djsheilab:

Adrian in London! Hello!!!
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diciassette:

↳ Song: "Cities" by "Talking Heads"
Dark in the Daytime!
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Carmichael:

It's only the river ... HA HA
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Yes:

:) :) :)
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Jett:

Do I smell? I smell home cooking, it's only the river.
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diciassette:

It's so nice to be in Boom Boom Church, again
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Carmichael:

↳ Jett @5:17
You owe me a pepsi ...
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michael z:

SBB with the more than occasional man.
  5:18pm
Adrian in London:

@djsheulab. WhatsApp me. I have the most AMAZING story 😳
  5:18pm
Rick G:

What a great song pivot!
  5:18pm
Pamela Grossman:

"Good points! Bad points!" I love this + you. Re Steely Dan, though, you'll have to help me clue in...
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Jett:

Look over there, a dry ice factory, good place to get some thinking done.
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Song: "Cities" by "Talking Heads"
This album is the first Talking Heads I bought. Was sort of not prepared for it at the time.
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djsheilab:

↳ michael z @5:18
Haha....yes :)
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lankylad:

We’ve missed you Shelia B! Your show and presence on WFMU has been missed…please come back again soon! ❤️
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Joe McG:

Sheila, this Esaad Younis is so much fun!
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Jett:

How about an RC instead? @Carmichael, stopped drinking Pepsi-Cola when they switched from Real Sugar to Corn Syrup.
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2/3 of the Perrin Family:

welcome home Sheila B! So wonderful to hear you, even if you are waxing poetic about Steely Dan!
  5:22pm
Adrian in London:

Not sure if anyone’s said it yet but happy birthday to Jacques Dutronc
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Yes:

↳ Song: "Wezet Barakat" by "Esaad Younis"
<3
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chris in the redwoods:

what Joe said! :)
  5:23pm
NikiA:

This song is litttt
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love2laf:

↳ Joe McG @5:21
The most fun, I can't stop bopping!
  5:24pm
Bakesterz:

Good to hear yer voice again!
  5:24pm
Briguyhere:

So good to hear your voice. My Friday’s just aren’t the same :/ Hope your time away has been productive and fruitful :)
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Ike:

It works! I hear the annoying modem screech!
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diciassette:

Is the modem connected yet?
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Gurldoggie:

Someone has GOT to make a dance mix of these emergency alert tones!
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Jett:

I used to love listening to Farid El Atrache, haven't listened to him in a while either.
  5:25pm
mattgary:

always good to hear a track from Metal Machine Music
  5:25pm
geoff:

Enjoyed the EAS there
  5:25pm
BH:

the EAS test worked
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Acid Cazh:

YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB, SHEILA B!!
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lazy pierogi:

welcome back sheila!
  5:26pm
mia:

sheila!!!! i missed you!!!!!!
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Jett:

My station used to stick me with doing the EAS test all the time. I became the expert at it.
  5:26pm
Ochre Ogre:

Hi Sheila, test success!
  5:28pm
T in Diego:

Solid cover bands are usually better than the real thing.
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tim from washington:

Thank you, Sheila! this was a super fun show! Thanks a million.

See you all later!
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K8:

Yo, check it out, Handy's home...
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love2laf:

↳ K8 @5:29
Are you being ousted by Handy? Waving bye to K8 as Handy drags her off the message board.
  5:30pm
Windy City:

Enjoying all your recommendations 😃
Have a great BUSY weekend
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K8:

↳ love2laf @5:30
It's my weird rule. I find it strange when we're sitting next to each other, both on laptops, talking to the same folx virtually. One person from the household on the board at a time...so that said, Sheila, this has been such a pleasure...I'm still listening, but I'll be a quiet listener now...
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love2laf:

↳ K8 @5:32
You and Handy do things up right that way. It's not weird, it's couplesome. Love this, and apparently we do it here too, and I didn't even realise.
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Asheville Jon:

wait, Sheila B is back?????? HOORAY!!!!
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Jett:

Sounds so much like early Berlin
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Ike:

↳ love2laf @5:34
Also, I'm guessing one of them has to have their hands free in order to pull the flesh-eating kittens (or are they full-grown now?) off of the other.
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ K8 @5:32
nice chatting, K8. have a great weekend!
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Handy Haversack:

Sheila! I am inexcusably late! But -- I have an excuse!

So lovely to come home and hear your voice on the radio!

Hello, Dear Listeners and most sophisticated of Boom Boomers!
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love2laf:

↳ Ike @5:36
They are likely full grown, I feel like we shared kitten adoption time, and Erin is two-ish now, but I still call her kitten. I believe Roberto could also use Cat flesh eating intervention on an hourly basis.
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Jett:

Hello @Handy Haversack, hope you are well.
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djsheilab:

↳ Handy Haversack @5:39
Hello Handy!
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Clo:

↳ Song: "Nina Sonado" by "Verde Prato"
Lovely voice.
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chris in the redwoods:

hey, Handy! well conferred, i take it, and ready for a refreshment?
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love2laf:

↳ Handy Haversack @5:39
It feels rightly proper to have you here now Handy. K8 subbed in magnificently, but this feels like Friday is in sync now.
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Handy Haversack:

Hi, Jett! Same, thanks!

Hi, Sheila! What a wonder!

Chris, I stayed for the free beers, so everything is coming up Handy!
  5:41pm
rx scabin:

Dinner is cooking, and I am drinking my Martini.
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Jett:

17 minutes left of refreshment
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Handy Haversack:

↳ love2laf @5:41
Well, you should all save your receipts and demand a refund for having to deal with me instead of K8. I understand the frustration, clearly!

Cheers, rx scabin!
  5:42pm
rx scabin:

@Handy Haversack I am trying.
  5:42pm
Heidella:

This show has been such a great mix, loved hearing Hey Nineteen! I hope this inspires you to come back, throw out the old rules and play what makes you happy. Loved being back in the Boom Boom!
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djsheilab:

↳ Heidella @5:42
Thank you Heidella! Appreciate you being here.
  5:43pm
Leonardo:

Where are the album covers?
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Jett:

Waiting for the end of the show before I begin cooking. This show is much too important for me.
  5:45pm
Cooh John:

Thanks, Sheila. See you next time. Howdy, Handy.
  5:45pm
Briguyhere:

Arabic just owns the sense of longing in music. Like I have zero idea the lyrics but I feel it always
  5:45pm
wind:

Oh how I’m going to miss you B 💔
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Handy Haversack @5:41
well played, sir.
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diciassette:

↳ Heidella @5:42
I agree with this sentiment!

DJ Sheila, have you ever thought of going overnight and getting REALLY weird?
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Smilty69:

Happy Friday, Sheila B. & friends! So good to hear your show again!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Capital fill-in today, Sheila. Good luck with your ongoing journey to enlightenment! ❤️
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Edison Mausoleum:

Always appreciate a Sheila B Friday afternoon, thanks!!
  5:46pm
Framingham Phil:

was nice having you back for an afternoon!
  5:46pm
Andres:

↳ Song: "Keideish Kan Fe Nas" by "Fairuz"
Lovely!
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Song: "Sweet Emotion (Lost In Devotion)" by "Nabihah Iqbal"
Already in my wish list.
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Handy Haversack:

Cooh John, hey.
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T GRavel:

Thanks so much Sheila B
Fun hanging with you this afternoon
loved the tunez
have a good weekend
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DerekPaco:

This was great, thx :)
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loveless:

Been busy working but have been listening. Good to hear your giddy voice, Sheila!
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love2laf:

Thank you Sheila B for making the time and space in your life to do this 3 hour fill in for Mona. It is appreciated (and clicky starred). Was so very special to see so many Friday friends I remember well. Hope Sheila, and Friday friends have an excellent weekend (of Phil Collins).
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northguineahills:

↳ Heidella @5:42
it's a rather sophisticated boom boom room...
  5:50pm
Zydeco Phil:

Finally Sheila b! And finally you reached Peter Gabriel genesis!!!!
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DjLorraine:

Lovely as ever, and i'm already missing you. Thank you Sheila
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coco:

Hi Sheila. Welcome back! and The Lamb lies down...
  5:52pm
Zydeco Phil:

Musical box june 16-17 in NYC if you like “The Lamb”, is the best live show ever - the palladium
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MoonAboveSun:

↳ Song: "Sweet Emotion (Lost In Devotion)" by "Nabihah Iqbal"
Otherworldly beautiful
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Jett:

Thanks for a rare precious gift you've provided for us this Friday @DjSheilaB I hope you realize how important you are to me and all your listeners. I will always love you much, and wish much success and happiness in your future endeavors. Thanks again for everything you do. ❤️
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djsheilab:

↳ Zydeco Phil @5:52
I CANNOT WAIT!! I went last summer and it was BEYOND.
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Gurldoggie:

I'm one of the people who would probably complain about the Phil Collins thing if I wasn't better educated. But for whatever reason I love this.
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Handy Haversack:

Well, extremely glad to have caught what I could catch. Many thanks, Sheila. Like all we witness from you, your return was triumphant -- and giddy!
  5:53pm
morphe':

Just got in ... will go to the archive at some point to catch the show... Thanks ...
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northguineahills:

Had a good day, which unfortunately has kept me from the boards and enjoying the show. That said, sheilab is always an harbinger of great things to come!
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Jett:

Hello @DjLorraine Hope you are well my friend.
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gone with the wind:

↳ Song: "The Chamber Of 32 Doors" by "Genesis"
Why haven't I ever heard this before ?
  5:54pm
bradford:

Many thanks Sheila, looking forward to your next fill in.
  5:54pm
Zydeco Phil:

Yeah I was there! The encores too the best
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maestroso:

Thanks for a beautiful show Sheila! I hope your musical endeavours are going well!
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Gurldoggie:

... But it doesn't even matter because I love YOU Sheila, and the knowledge and passion that you bring to your radio programs! Hope you come back soon!
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Victor Eremita:

Thank you, Sheila! It was a pleasure to have you back.
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herb.nyc:

More Phil? Oh so easy to make fun of him. But I’ll make fun of Jackie Collins instead. I read one of her books. So yucky. However, I to library in next few days, to listen to him and Genesis. Thx for being here, Sheila. Take care.
(32 doors? I saw trailer for “32 sounds” at film forum. Looks good)
  5:55pm
thin slice:

Thanks SheilaB! This was a treat!
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diciassette:

Thank you, Sheila B! I will always remember Hey 19
  5:55pm
KramerOG:

Play more Genesis with Peter Gabriel or Peter Gabriel and less Billy Don't Lose My Number, please. Yes I am a hater - OK there are some good Phil Collins tunes.
  5:56pm
jan:

enjoyed the afternoon with your sounds! Come back soon.
xo
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listener james from westwood:

Many, many thanks, Sheila!
  5:56pm
michael z:

Thank you Sheila.
  5:56pm
iLikedWaterworld:

Thank you so much! Good to hear you! Can’t wait til next time!!
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Jett:

I will miss you so much.🫂
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WoodsOfMaine:

DjSheilaB: tremendous show! I'll chime in to say that it was great to hear your lovely voice again.
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Asheville Jon:

thanks Sheila!!!!
Great to hear you back on the air!!!!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx for the visit !
~ TY Always DJ SheilaB ~
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gone with the wind:

Wow happy Birthday Scott!!!
  5:56pm
melissa fleischman:

So great to hear your voice again Sheila! Thank you!
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gone with the wind:

I am in love with Genesis
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WoodsOfMaine:

I wanna see Nerd Halen.
  5:57pm
Bob in DC:

They use original costumes and slides
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listener 126464:

Thank you, Sheila B. Nice to hear you today.
  5:57pm
Ochre Ogre:

Sheila, Byrne and Eno sampled the Lebanese mountain singer Dunya Yunis on 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Regiment.'
The original version is awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guwJqNrW6_k
  5:57pm
Bob in DC:

Forward, into the past.
  5:57pm
dreamyandseedy:

thank you sheila!!
  5:58pm
Barbie:

So happy to hear you back on the air.
  5:58pm
morphe':

Alt = First Genesis drummer

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society by Chris Stewart

"Hello boys and girls. It's Friendly Chris here again. You know, the ex-drummer from Genesis you've never heard of who doesn't hold a grudge against Phil Collins and went to live in Spain. Well, I've written another exciting book full of almost-amusing anecdotes about life in Las Alpujarras. So, if you're sitting comfortably, I'll begin..."

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/jun/12/digestedread.tvandradio
  5:58pm
Glistener MW:

“Genesis does what Nintendon’t!”
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Crosby in KC:

Thanks, Sheila! So good to hear you again!
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Bimbus Bambus:

Hope to hear you again soon, Sheila!
  5:58pm
geoff:

loved this. thank you sheila b.
  5:58pm
Andres:

Thanks for the visit, Sheila! Looking forward to the next!
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Guido from Cologne:

Thank you for the show Sheila!

Hear you again at some lucky occasion!
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Bimbus Bambus:

Hope you're playing Danger Zone covers with that DX7
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UncleHeavy:

@djsheilab it's been a wonderful show, such a nice Friday treat. Had to move to the couch to finish it out in the middle of the stereo field... sounded too good not to! Thank you!!
  5:59pm
Ochre Ogre:

Thanks Sheila, lovely fill in!
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MoonAboveSun:

Thank you Sheila, first time hearing you and enjoyed your music
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Yes:

thank you, sheila. peace all
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BAM_stutz:

Miss you, Sheila B.
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Michael 98145:

Another essential archive !!!
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DjLorraine:

↳ Jett @5:53
Practicing staying alive
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djsheilab:

Thank you dear listeners! See you down the line....Xoxoxo
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Michael 98145:

↳ Handy Haversack @5:53
( yes, distracted listening )
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Drunken Creep:

It's inspiring to hear someone whom has always treated artists and musicians with kind reverence and enthusiastic gratitude say they have now gained a new respect for artists. May we all appreciate life in such a way!

Gracias DJ until next time!
  6:29am
Cha Cha Charming:

Wow so many nice supporters!
  10:20am
martin t/a circular sound:

everyday has been SHEILA B DAY in my record shop (Norwich UK) playing your back catalogue of shows. We have just listened to you interesting chat with Bob Stanley back in Sept 2017 - lots of luv to you from your multitude of fans here in Norwich UK - Martin xx
  9:36am
Caity4it:

hey nineteen remains my all time favorite Steely Dan song -- thanks to you. I miss you, when can we hear you back on the air or perhaps live?!?! happy 2024.
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