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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Ivan the Tolerable Quartet  Autodidact III   Favoriting Toft House Session  Stolen Body  2023  MP3    *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Bobby Lee  Reds for a Blue Planet   Favoriting Endless Skyways  Tompkins Square  2023  MP3    *   0:08:38 (Pop-up)
Structure  Prelude No. 1   Favoriting Pop Music  Sommor  2022  CD  From 1970    0:13:06 (Pop-up)
Astrud Gilberto  Take It Easy My Brother Charlie   Favoriting Now  Perception  1972  LP  R.I.P.    0:20:55 (Pop-up)
John Cameron  Half Forgotten Daydreams   Favoriting Folk, Funk & Beyond: The Arrangements of John Cameron  Ace  2023  CD  From 1973  *   0:24:53 (Pop-up)
Cal Tjader  Desposado   Favoriting Huracán  Crystal Clear  2023  CD  From 1978; "Bridegroom"  *   0:28:42 (Pop-up)
Kim Weston  If You Go Away   Favoriting For the First Time  MGM  1966  LP      0:33:28 (Pop-up)
 
Say She She  C'est Ci Bon   Favoriting single  Colemine  2023  MP3  "It's So Good"  *   0:48:54 (Pop-up)
Rosebud  Money   Favoriting Discoballs: A Tribute to Pink Floyd  Collector's Choice Music  2008  CD  From 1977    0:52:11 (Pop-up)
Louie Shelton  Fly Like an Eagle   Favoriting Under the Covers: Sunrise Lamentations' 2023 WFMU Marathon Premium  WFMU  2023  CD-R    *   0:56:29 (Pop-up)
A Certain Ratio  Constant Curve   Favoriting 1982  Mute  2023  CD    *   1:00:47 (Pop-up)
Defunkt  For the Love of Money   Favoriting Thermonuclear Sweat  Hannibal  1982  LP      1:05:26 (Pop-up)
Pretty Purdie  Heavy Soul Slinger   Favoriting This Is Flying Dutchman 1969-1975  BGP  2023  CD  From 1972  *   1:10:23 (Pop-up)
Yan Tregger  Bloodnight   Favoriting Space Oddities 1974-1991  Born Bad  2023  LP  From 1983  *   1:14:42 (Pop-up)
James Last  Nothing / Theme from Shaft / Thunder and Lightning   Favoriting Non Stop Dancing 1973  Polydor  1973  LP      1:21:52 (Pop-up)
 
 
Single File: some nice lil' 45s played for about a half-an-hour
Little Nell  Do the Swim   Favoriting single  A&M  1975  45      1:34:01 (Pop-up)
Cheryl Ladd  Skinnydippin'   Favoriting single  Capitol  1978  45      1:36:07 (Pop-up)
The Stranglers  Nice 'N' Sleazy   Favoriting single  A&M  1978  45  same year, ha ha    1:39:14 (Pop-up)
Jeff Afdem and the Springfield Flute  Mellow Yellow   Favoriting single  Piccadilly  1967  45      1:42:29 (Pop-up)
Dee Mullins  In a Small Town   Favoriting single  Plantation  1970  45      1:45:07 (Pop-up)
Jimmie Rodgers  Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen (Doesn't Anybody Know My Name)   Favoriting single  Dot  1963  45      1:48:07 (Pop-up)
Robert Wyatt  Caimanera   Favoriting single  Rough Trade  1980  45      1:51:15 (Pop-up)
The Pointer Sisters  I'm So Excited   Favoriting single  Planet  1982  45      1:56:32 (Pop-up)
 
Victoria Williams & the Loose Band  A Century Tree   Favoriting Town Hall 1995  Fire  2017  CD      2:15:35 (Pop-up)
Victoria Williams & the Loose Band  TC   Favoriting This Moment in Toronto  Mammoth  1995  CD  live in Toronto, March 29, 1995    2:20:02 (Pop-up)
Victoria Williams  Merry Go Round   Favoriting Happy Come Home  Geffen  1987  LP      2:24:24 (Pop-up)
Vic Chestnutt and Victoria Williams  God Is Good   Favoriting Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation  Columbia  1996  CD      2:28:44 (Pop-up)
Vic Chestnutt  Old Hotel   Favoriting Live Music from a Dead Campus: Even More Live Music from WFMU  WFMU  1998  CD  live for the Radio Thrift Shop, 1995    2:33:56 (Pop-up)
The Jayhawks  Lights   Favoriting Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams  Thirsty Ear/Sony  1993  CD      2:38:19 (Pop-up)
Victoria Williams  My Ally   Favoriting Loose  Mammoth  1994  CD  with Dave Pirner    2:43:34 (Pop-up)
Bill Frisell  Bird on a Wire   Favoriting Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen  Blue Note  2022  CD      2:47:25 (Pop-up)
Fairport Convention  Closing Time   Favoriting Songs of Light & Darkness: Written by Leonard Cohen  Ace  2022  CD  From 1995    2:50:50 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

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Deano de los Muertos:

Yip yip
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DjLorraine:

Radio JOE!
  9:04am
bradford:

Good morning Joe & fellow Yippers!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Marley P. Dogg:

Saying a big yip yip for Bagpipe the puppy! Get well soon!
Avatar 9:04am
Rich in Bristol:

yIp yIp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
Edgar from Maine:

boing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
luka:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
listener james from westwood:

Good morning, Joe and all! Hope everyone's in better shape than last week with all that smoke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
G:

Calming Monday morning new work week vibe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Handy Haversack:

Hey, Joe, all.
Avatar 9:05am
Triple G:

Hey Joe & Surface Noisy near/far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
love2laf:

Boing, boing, boing! Good morning Joe, ready for you to guide us gently into the week, and this opening track is lovely. Hello all the fellow followers of the surface noise. Many healing wishes for Bagpipe today.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am
Juli:

Epic beginning::::}
  Swag For Life Member 9:06am
12539:

(yip!)
Avatar 9:06am
Rich in Bristol:

Today's boing-boing-boings sounded like a tribute to Mr Bunga Bunga Silvio Berlusconi.
Avatar 9:08am
Chris from Brooklyn:

Transmitter porn.

m.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Ken From Hyde Park:

New Ivan the Tolerable? Happy happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Edgar from Maine:

↳ Chris from Brooklyn @9:08
Love this stuff! I work with TV transmitters and can't get enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Chris Hiatt:

Hallo Joe! And y'all.
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Listener Jonny... in the woods of MA:

Two tracks into the set and I'm already loving it. Thx Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
Edgar from Maine:

↳ Song: "Reds for a Blue Planet" by "Bobby Lee"
Fuzz everywhere! Give me more fuzz!
Avatar 9:14am
Fredericks:

↳ Song: "Reds for a Blue Planet" by "Bobby Lee"
Well, this is very nice, Morning Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Song: "Reds for a Blue Planet" by "Bobby Lee"
Tuareg vibes.
  9:14am
morphe':

Go Joe !!!! fiddling in the Garden and grooving !!!!! From Red to Blue ... one would hope so ..
although Bruno SAchultz (comic Schizo= Chicago made a good point = usa has a 2 party system - the right and the far right ...
On the upbeat Go Joe !!!! grooving !!!!
  9:15am
morphe':

↳ morphe' @9:14
erratta: Bruno Schultz [not SAchultz ]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
luka:

↳ Listener Jonny... in the woods of MA @9:12
how goes the move?
Avatar 9:16am
TDK60:

Flute! More flute on this station, I say! Oh, good morning, Joe.
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Joe McG:

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the program. Thanks for joining me today for music on the radio.
  9:21am
morphe':

Errata Errata Errata
Bruno Schulz was a Polish writer / artist murdered in the Holocaust ...
(read all and see Street of Croccodiles Bros Quay animation)
Ivan Brunetti = Chicago artist
https://www.tcj.com/nothing-good-can-come-out-of-dishonesty-an-interview-about-teaching-with-ivan-brunetti/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Juli:

I have a job interview today for a camp counselor to middle schoolers

I hope they don't eat me alive.
The kids that is:::if I get the job haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Juli:

I hope I get to teach
Art:::Drama
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am
StringOFperils:

↳ morphe' @9:21
I was quietly thinking about THAT Bruno Schulz, and how he was murdered just for fun, by an exponent of the far right, in another time and place, where the courts had been dismantled and the far right had breezed into power. I wondered if that were the comic's 'real' name, or if it might be a reference to the Polish artist
Avatar 9:24am
Dances with Moomins:

Good morning to New Jersey with all its surface noises. Gilberto had such an innocence, and such a beautiful voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Marley, love2laf. The hospital just called, and BP is recovering well from the surgery. We're going to get him home this afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Micheal:

Dig this Astrud Gilberto! Good Morning, Joe!
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TDK60:

Strings! More strings on this station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
StringOFperils:

Huh? What?
  9:28am
?:

Oh my gorsh, JM this whole set, you fine man!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Edgar from Maine:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:25
So glad to hear Bagpipe is looking good! Sending more warm love for recovery.
  9:29am
KWilde:

Good Morning!
  9:29am
Andres:

↳ Song: "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by "John Cameron"
Good morning, Joe and all. My sample source alarm just went off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am
tim:

Hey Joe and everyone! Joe - did you read the Mellencamp interview in last Wednesday's NYT?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Brian in UK:

↳ Song: "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by "John Cameron"
This reminds me I used to own Francis Lai's soundtrack to Un Homme et une Femme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
StringOFperils:

↳ Brian in UK @9:31
So did I. Ha ha ha. On DERAM, I think.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:32am
Brian in UK:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:25
Handy, sorry to hear about your pup's malaise. Hope all gets well soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
tim:

Handy - What's going on with Bagpipe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ tim @9:30
I saw the headline, but didn't click. www.nytimes.com... (Possibly behind paywall.)
  9:33am
Andres:

↳ tim @9:30
I saw that and felt like all these weeks of Mellencamp Monday were a lead up to that article!
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dday:

↳ tim @9:30
link?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Brian in UK:

↳ StringOFperils @9:31
Not sure on the label. It had an over-ripe pink sleeve. Take me back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ tim @9:30
Yeah caught that! Interesting to learn that he got in a fight with Ben Orr of the Cars, among others things.
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dday:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @9:33
Thanks..yeah paywall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
tim:

↳ Andres @9:33
Me too! hahaha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
Juli:

Teenagers are mean:::
I hope they are nice
  9:35am
chresti:

Morning Joe and surfies!
Checking in from my coffee stop on the way to work..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
Handy Haversack:

↳ tim @9:32
Hey, Tim. We found out Friday he had a massive tumor on his spleen. Saturday he went to the emergency hospital and had his spleen removed. We're bringing him home this afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
StringOFperils:

↳ Brian in UK @9:33
If I take you back, we'll be lost in the jungle of my tangled wiring. One of these days I won't make it out myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
love2laf:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:25
Oh happy news! Thanks for sharing the update. Bagpipe will be so happy to see you and K8 and be back home where he belongs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
Juli:

Mean Ppl Suck::

Whoever teaches them this behavior lol
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:37am
Brian in UK:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:35
He is one lucky dog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
StringOFperils:

This is a cool set, Joe. It's making my breakfast...um....continental.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Song: "If You Go Away" by "Kim Weston"
Is this Randy's daughter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
Juli:

Then back to the elderly who are sweet as hell usually haha
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dday:

I feel like I just stepped into a Bond movie. Cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am
tim:

↳ dday @9:33
Sorry - I don't have a paywall free link. I read it in the print edition. It was a decent sized article. It was an actual transcribed interview. There were some good moments in there. The interviewer asked John about 2 recent country songs that refer to Mellencamp and Jack and Diane. Mellencamp's response was "Don't they have something better to write about than me?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am
tim:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:35
So sorry to hear about Bagpipe! How stressful. Well, here's to a speedy recovery!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am
DjLorraine:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:35
({{Bagpipe}}) 1 radio hug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am
Juli:

Always quality Monday Mornings w yu, Joe McGasko!
  9:39am
chresti:

Good to hear bagpipe’s on the mend, Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am
Karl:

Joe we need all the harp you got today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am
tim:

↳ Chris Hiatt @9:33
You mean that blond haired singer of the Cars? hahaha.
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dday:

↳ Andres @9:33
We saw Mellencamp a few years ago with Emmy Lou harris & Carlene Carter.

JCM was excellent, Emmy Lou, underwhelming (an off night I'm sure) & Carlene a short but good set. Photo at left
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am
Handy Haversack:

↳ tim @9:38
Paywall bypassed: archive.ph...
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Juli:

Nice chatting:::}
Peace to your mothers::::
& to yourselves.
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dday:

↳ tim @9:38
That's OK. I'm sure it'll turn up somewhere soon :) Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am
StringOFperils:

Thank you Handy. $orry NYT
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Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:25
Much pixie dust to Bagpipe. If he's wearing a cone of shame, you can decorate it with WFMU stickers.
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dday:

↳ tim @9:38
My favorite stories about Jack & Diane concern Mick Ronson's arrangement of the song with the handclaps etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
Peter from Boonton formerly Dover NJ:

Good morning Joe McG and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @9:41
Yeah, he'll have the cone of shame on for a week at least. Poor guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am
Edgar from Maine:

↳ dday @9:40
I can email it to you if you want. I like not paying them whenever possible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am
tim:

Joe - You're always flouting the flaut!
  9:47am
chresti:

Flouting the flute
  9:47am
Prodigal Daughter:

Totally digging the Surface Noise vibe this morning.
  9:47am
Toothgrinder Tom:

Ivan the Tolerable - ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am
tim:

↳ chresti @9:47
High five, chresti!
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dday:

↳ Edgar from Maine @9:44
I see Handy posted a free link above. Thanks
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:49am
Brian in UK:

Joe. I think that lallygagging is appropriate for your show today.
  9:49am
chresti:

I love to lolligag!

Hi tim!
  9:49am
Brr:

1/2 Forgotten Daydreams has got to be one of the most gorgeous melodies ever written.
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dday:

↳ Song: "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" by "Astrud Gilbe...
I read about Atrud's affair with Stan Getz who was very abusive towards her. Not nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
StringOFperils:

Glad to read that Lisa Germano is back on board with Mellencamp; she's a star.
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dday:

↳ dday @9:50
Astrud...darn keyboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am
Son Of Pantz:

Busy Monday morning, for me. Thanks for keeping me sane with the tunes, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am
tim:

↳ dday @9:50
And that Getz and Joao would tell the press that Astrud happened to be a housewife who they discovered could sing really well.
  9:52am
Andres:

I say Sí to Say She She! Hot track!
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dday:

↳ tim @9:52
yep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
G:

↳ Song: "Money" by "Rosebud"
Kind of a (coincidental?) response to a song Clay played around 7:30am...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
StringOFperils:

Sister Sled
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Mister Dobalina:

I wanna fly like a beagle...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am
prof.fuzz:

morning y'all
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tim:

Hey prof! What you up to?
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dday:

Friends of mine used to party with Kenny Johnson & Charles Calamise of Steve Miller's band when they played with James Cotton in the mid 70's.

One of the guys gave my friend Paulie a necklace with some shakers made of shells & bells & told him whenever you are in a club where we're playing, just shake it & we'll get together.

T.G's East..Greenwood Lake , NY.
Fun days & nights
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am
prof.fuzz:

↳ tim @10:01
hey tim. gonna be working on my manuscript most of the day today. fun times!
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βrian:

Low like a beagle is more like it.
  10:02am
Brr:

My Astrud story: Saw her at SOBs in NYC. My friends and I sat at a table up front, right next to the stage. We ordered food and it arrived just as she stepped on stage. One of my pals, who was very drunk, started to eat only as s drunk person would. Food was kinda flying all over. The entire time I observed Astrud staring intently at him as she sang. She did two songs, walked off the stage and never came back. I've never forgiven him.
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dday:

↳ Brr @10:02
Oh myyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ prof.fuzz @9:59
Morning, professor!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am
tim:

↳ Song: "Constant Curve" by "A Certain Ratio"
Man, this is good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am
Son Of Pantz:

↳ Song: "Constant Curve" by "A Certain Ratio"
Boy, if that album title isn't spot on. This could be Sheila E or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ tim @9:39
Yeah, I assumed he was talking about Ben Orr. Wild times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
tim:

↳ prof.fuzz @10:02
Tally ho in your pursuit of scholarly endeavors!

I'm working on my manuscript too. It's called "Tacos and FuZZZ: My Life in the FuZZZmobile".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am
Juli:

Lols.
  10:08am
Andres:

↳ Brr @10:02
Oh man. Food sensitivities of another sort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am
Karl:

For the love of tacos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am
tim:

I wonder if Defunkt and A Certain Ration ever shared a stage.
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Mister Dobalina:

& burritos..
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:09am
Brian in UK:

This Defunkt takes me back. Seems to be the theme today.
  10:09am
Brendan:

Rising funk levels detected. Alert. Recalibrating robot dance to hyperfunk speed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Stupid useless tick collars. Dog Pie over here has a fat tick on her chin. Ick!
Avatar 10:13am
Mister Dobalina:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @10:10
Sorry to hear that. I saw a photo of a dog who had a tick lodged in between it's teef & gums. I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am
prof.fuzz:

↳ Chris Hiatt @10:03
morning chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am
prof.fuzz:

↳ tim @10:07
send me the link to pre-order. this is MUST READ material!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
doctorjazz:

Hi Monday folks!
  10:20am
Bernardo:

Spoooky 👻
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
tim:

↳ prof.fuzz @10:16
Ha!
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dday:

I watched a Vice Media documentary about the concert ticketing/re-sale business on Tubi this weekend.

WOW is all I can say.

Don't get turned off by the Taylor Swift - centric bent on a lot of it, the film is an excellent hour long dive into the world of greed in the ticketing market.

The recent Swift situation is necessary to the films overall story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
tim:

↳ Song: "Bloodnight" by "Yan Tregger"
Spooky funk! Mona should put this on her next "Sweatin' to the Spookies" premium.
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mr_soju:

↳ tim @10:21
Yeah. This slaps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
The Oscar:

↳ Song: "Bloodnight" by "Yan Tregger"
Love this! Could probably make a decent mix of disco songs about vampires: "Soul Dracula," "Drac's Back"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "Nothing / Theme from Shaft / Thunder and Lightnin...
Just talkin' 'bout Party Time in Giant Land!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
tim:

Whoa! Joe 'Funk' McGasko pulls out the stops with James Last. Joe- you're going to send half of your listeners to the ER with cardiac arrest due to all this funk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
prof.fuzz:

yo handy!
hows b-pipe doing?
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dday:

↳ Song: "Nothing / Theme from Shaft / Thunder and Lightnin...
Shut your mouth...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am
Webhamster Henry:

↳ Song: "Nothing / Theme from Shaft / Thunder and Lightnin...
it's the Surface Noise Karaoke Hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am
Handy Haversack:

Hey, prof.

We're bringing him home this afternoon! His red blood cell count is good and he seems to be recovering well so far. We're eager to get him back here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Baja Joe:

Mornin’ Joe
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dday:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:26
I'm guessing a special diet going forward. poor pooch, but a lucky one as well
  10:27am
Andres:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:24
Gotta change Surfactants to Surfunktants!
Avatar 10:28am
mr_soju:

GREAT SET, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am
Edgar from Maine:

Sounds like Hot Chocolate.
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PMD:

I bet he never heard that joke before!
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dday:

↳ Song: "Nothing / Theme from Shaft / Thunder and Lightnin...
Wasn't James last in some band in AZ in the 90"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
prof.fuzz:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:26
happy to hear the positive news!
  10:35am
Toothgrinder Tom:

I love the name Astrud (or even Astrid).
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Jeff Moore:

Nell Campbell!

Also ran the famed nightclub Nell's!
  10:37am
Toothgrinder Tom:

Kind of related: I’ve been rewatching the BBC production of ‘I Claudius’ from 1976 and I was surprised to find the actress who played Magenta in Rocky Horror having a big role.
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tadpoles:

↳ Song: "Do the Swim" by "Little Nell"
Ahhh Columbia! Great cover on this single too! Thanks Joe!
  10:37am
Gaston Musella:

What a blast. Don't forget she was in Shock Treatment, the sequel to Rocky Horror, with Richard O'Brien and Dame Edna, as a man.
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trailrunnah:

How dare you McGasko!
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Joe McG:

↳ tadpoles @10:37
It's a great cover for sure!
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Triple G:

A theme emerges, summer fast approaches
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Dean:

Peter Gabriel, "I Go Swimming (Live)"
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Creature Boy:

"Oh shit" Cheryls a BaD 👧 girl
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johnk77:

↳ Brr @10:02
if the astrud show at sob's was
during the 1990s
i mixed the live sound
astrud could be hard to work with
some nights but if she was happy
with the band and production
she was really happy
one night giving me a $100- cash tip
which was a lot of money
in the before times
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tim:

↳ Song: "Nice 'N' Sleazy" by "The Stranglers"
Yes! The Stranglers rule! I wonder if this song was inspired by Skinnydippin'?
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "Nice 'N' Sleazy" by "The Stranglers"
"same year, ha ha" is an excellent comment for this transition! The 70's were a wild time musically.
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StringOFperils:

↳ Song: "Nice 'N' Sleazy" by "The Stranglers"
Gawwwd I loved watching this band play live. I t was soooo not Cheryl Ladd.
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tadpoles:

↳ Joe McG @10:38
On my mixed tapes back in the day Joe I always followed this with "Shark Attack" by Split Enz...LOL!
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Creature Boy:

Let's swim to the moon. So...a recent discovery/guilty pleasure of mine (and not a bad song actually) is Swim off of Madonnas 1998 album Ray of Light
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nathan:

↳ Song: "Nice 'N' Sleazy" by "The Stranglers"
i've been listening to this album a LOT lately. dunno why the first two have a better reputation, i think it's a refinement if anything!
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Gaston Musella:

Saw them in NY, way way back. Hardcore old school
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prof.fuzz:

↳ tim @10:42
i'm sure this song is about the time that JJB and jet black went skinnydippin' with charlies angels v. 2...
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Mike Sin:

↳ Song: "Skinnydippin'" by "Cheryl Ladd"
I have a feeling if this 45 came with a picture sleeve, I would have bought it in '78.
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DjLorraine:

↳ Song: "Do the Swim" by "Little Nell"
Columbia in Rocky Horror. I first thought she was Magenta. Oops, time has passed
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "Mellow Yellow" by "Jeff Afdem and the Springfield...
Flaunt that flaut, you flute happy Joe!
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yerfriendpaul:

Hey Joe, everyone!
  10:46am
trailrunnah:

Why am I thirsty now?
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Joe McG:

↳ Mike Sin @10:44
You rascal!
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?:

↳ Song: "Mellow Yellow" by "Jeff Afdem and the Springfield...
I wonder if the Springfield Flute is friends with Beaut the Flute
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DjLorraine:

↳ Song: "Mellow Yellow" by "Jeff Afdem and the Springfield...
We played the Donovan version on a tall wooden victrola
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ze boocherie:

I think this song might actually sound better at 33
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Rick A:

Good Morning Joe and All, I've been listening, through scrambling at work, in and out of the office. I have a Dee Mullins song on a Trouble mix from a few years back. I think it's called "I Am the Grass". It's a great song as is this one. He songs like a good story corner guy.
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Karl:

↳ Song: "In a Small Town" by "Dee Mullins"
This really would sound amazing at 33 RPM
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prof.fuzz:

↳ Karl @10:49
or 78
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Gregolomania:

↳ ze boocherie @10:47
That *would* be pretty epic.
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Brr:

↳ johnk77 @10:42
Yes! It was in the '90s. That's awesome that you were probably there doing sound SOBs had these tables that butted right up to the foot of the stage. I remember I asked her bass player, later on at the bar, if my friend had caused her to walk off in digsgust. He smiled and just shrugged his shoulders.
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Karl:

↳ ze boocherie @10:47
In other words, ze boocherie and I encourage you to play it again
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Joe McG:

↳ Karl @10:49
Haw haw! :)
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DjLorraine:

↳ Song: "Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen (Doesn't Anybody Know My Na...
Jimmie Rodgers, i know his name now
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Andres:

“Nobody comes to see a blind man catch a train”?
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Jeff Moore:

↳ Song: "Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen (Doesn't Anybody Know My Na...
Wow, that's a big choral finish for "10:44"!
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Karl:

↳ Jeff Moore @10:53
I was really hoping they would sing "nine forty two" for Matt Warwick
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Baja Joe:

↳ Song: "Caimanera" by "Robert Wyatt"
Love this
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Brian in UK:

↳ Jeff Moore @10:53
Heavenly?
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Creature Boy:

↳ Song: "Do the Swim" by "Little Nell"
Run don't walk to ANY format ,but preferably a vinyl copy, of the Rocky Horror Show Original London Cast Recording featuring LITTLE NELL singing Science Fiction Double Feature which is done by Richard O'Brien/Riff Raff in the movie years later. The O.G. collection has all sort of other surprises and is far superior to the movie soundtrack. A glam rock masterpiece
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chresti:

↳ Song: "Caimanera" by "Robert Wyatt"
I always heard this as "one ton a mara"
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Creature Boy:

↳ Song: "In a Small Town" by "Dee Mullins"
I have and LOVE this single
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "I'm So Excited" by "The Pointer Sisters"
I didn't think he was gonna do it, and then BAM! Second encore!
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Jeff Moore:

↳ Brian in UK @10:55
Well...
  10:59am
swivs:

Hang on, I gotta get my leg warmers out of storage!
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Juli:

I'm an independent
Artist: I have worked on small & large farms:::to learn about food & nutrition: I have worked in the Radio & Art World:::}
I have had many jobs including at cafes & a lifeguard:
I love teaching and learning w others;
I love speaking w others
& believe I can speak w any age group.
I am reliable and never miss a day of work!
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Juli:

I'm ready.
  11:01am
Toothgrinder Tom:

Guantanamera is just three chords, if I remember correctly.
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love2laf:

↳ Juli @10:59
I used to be a lifeguard and a swimming instructor. My fave was always the adult learn to swim classes. They wanted to learn, they weren't made to go to class by parents. Those were good days.
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Chris In Raleigh:

@swivs Haha!
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Brendan:

Best sung with a boner in sweatpants
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DjLorraine:

↳ chresti @10:56
Exactly
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Juli:

I work in many mediums:
Including Mixed Media:::
Paint::
Collage:::
Music:::
Writing:::
Set design::
& Sculpture:
I am currently working on a script & would love to begin a non profit one day teaching art to all ages.

Love2laf: Awe!
Yeah what a great fun job!
Especially when the pool is empty::
I worked a lot of empty pools::
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Lixiviated Life:

Hi ya Joey
  11:04am
Admire My Chives:

if it’s early 80s can I please request Tell You (Today) by Loose Joints
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Chris Hiatt:

The next set is called "Joe McGasko of Surface Noise plays songs while Chris moves his car for alternate side." Usually about 1.5 songs (hopefully).
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PaulRobeson1923:

Hi Hi Hi! Oh Joe!

Even the food u eat is piltical! If yer born a Citizen! Freedom! Liberty
  11:08am
Toothgrinder Tom:

Very value-added comments from Mr. McG.
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dday:

↳ Song: "I'm So Excited" by "The Pointer Sisters"
2nd "Utopia" connection of the show (for me).

Utopia covered "For the Love of Money" on "Swing to the Right" (covered by Defunkt today) and then "I'm So Excited" by "The Pointer Sisters" who did a song co-written by John Willie Wilcox, Utopia drummer and David Lasley who sang backup in Utopia & for The Sisters "Got to Find Love" on Black & White..loose connections but connections nonetheless
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Faith:

I've been on the Internet every day since 1999. I'm a mental weakling.
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StringOFperils:

AA 12 steps is predicated on submission to a 'higher power', in which I have no more faith whatsoever. Oh well.
  11:11am
Admire My Chives:

All I remember from Josie & the Pussycats was Melanie the blond drummer, who had some sort of brain injury
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Gregolomania:

↳ Admire My Chives @11:11
That was Cheryl, she did Melody.
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yerfriendpaul:

I found my teenage heart goin’ a pitter patter for Cheryl Ladd.
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Toothgrinder Tom:

Maybe it’s just the Logos.
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Juli:

Have a dreamy or lovely darling day everyone~!
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Handy Haversack:

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~Good ☽Monday FMUvianz~
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dday:

↳ StringOFperils @11:11
My first wife left me for a guy she met at AA.

While I know it works for some, I'll always have a bad taste about it.

More a social club for addicts at least where I'm from .
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Dano59:

↳ Juli @11:02
impressive. I do
Collage:::
Music:::
Writing:::
... and that's enough as I consume media and make radio all the rest of my time
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StringOFperils:

↳ dday @11:14
If it helps a person put a life back together, it's a good thing. A last resort maybe. Belief can also be in a purpose that someone finds for themselves, a manufactured reason. I would never diss belief itself; everyone needs a reason.
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Joe McG:

Sweet Relief, worth supporting: www.sweetrelief.org...
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Admire My Chives:

↳ Gregolomania @11:12
oh man. She gave her the dingbat character to voice. theres something so insidious about that. The 70s were a trip
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @11:14
Hey, Rev Rab.
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Baja Joe:

↳ Song: "A Century Tree" by "Victoria Williams & the Loose...
Joe, you just made my entire day. Love Victoria Williams. Such a talent.
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Brr:

Saw many fab shows at SOBs during that period. One of the most memorable was 3 Mustaphas 3. Do you remember if you mixed the sound for them too?
  11:19am
Admire My Chives:

↳ Admire My Chives @11:18
*They (not she) = the voice casting folks
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Dano59:

↳ Song: "A Century Tree" by "Victoria Williams & the Loose...
Classic. nice mandolin too. (big fan of Vic from the Sweet Relief and Mammoth era. Met her a few times ca. 1996-2010.
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dday:

↳ StringOFperils @11:17
Exactly. While I'm with you on the "Higher power" thing when ascribed to a "supreme being" I can look at the higher power concept as being a support community, which is a good thing.

Used properly it's a good thing, however I've seen more than a few abuses in my many years
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Brr:

↳ johnk77 @10:42
Saw many fab shows at SOBs during that period. One of the most memorable was 3 Mustaphas 3. Do you remember if you mixed the sound for them too?
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Joe McG:

↳ Baja Joe @11:18
So glad, Joe! I love her music, too, and I was excited to think I might meet her! Maybe some other time.
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Jenn in the BX:

↳ Song: "A Century Tree" by "Victoria Williams & the Loose...
I ❤️ Victoria Williams!
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Gregolomania:

↳ Admire My Chives @11:18
Indeed. Back when the Dumb Blonde was still common currency.
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nathan:

↳ Song: "Merry Go Round" by "Victoria Williams"
what a wonderful, unique voice. new to me
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prof.fuzz:

↳ nathan @11:29
and a helluva songwriter too.
  11:33am
Firepitmama:

This is such a treat Joe, thank you! Victoria Williams is such a fantastic artist.
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Baja Joe:

↳ Joe McG @11:20
Oh, that would be great to meet her. Hope it happens for you and I would so be looking forward to hearing that conversation.
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Jim the Poet:

Vic and Victoria!
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Joe McG:

↳ Firepitmama @11:33
Her music has such a positivity to it that it just makes me happy.
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StringOFperils:

Vic Chesnutt's tragedy was so unfair. I miss that guy.
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northguineahills:

got in in the nick of time..
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dday:

↳ Song: "Old Hotel" by "Vic Chestnutt"
Wasn't / isn't Victoria with one of The Jayhawks?
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PMD:

I like Vic
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ dday @11:36
Married to Mark Olsen, though not sure if they're still.
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Chris Hiatt:

Nice to hear Victoria's unique voice here in this set! Truly there is no other like it.
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DjLorraine:

But Bill Wilson felt lsd helped him change. (Right??) And the meetings encourage caffiene and sugar (free coffee, maybe not free anymore)
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dday:

↳ Chris Hiatt @11:37
Thanks . That's what i recalled. I have an CD of hers...the This Moment one. good stuff
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Joe B:

↳ Chris Hiatt @11:37
divorced in 06 or 07
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yerfriendpaul:

I saw Vic Chestnutt in the city years ago in a small bar with a thin crowd. He was great. I’m embarrassed to say I had to excuse myself in between songs to run to the restroom. He saw me heading toward the men’s room and asked, “Whizzin’?” I nodded. Then he said “Hope yer not wankin’”
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ Song: "Old Hotel" by "Vic Chestnutt"
This stuff is great. Didn't know his story, wow...
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dday:

↳ DjLorraine @11:40
Sure..a bit of pick your poison there ..nobody's perfect :)
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dday:

↳ Joe B @11:40
:(
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Joe McG:

↳ yerfriendpaul @11:40
Ha ha, great story!
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ yerfriendpaul @11:40
That's heckuva a line with which to break the fourth wall.
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pgalub:

Hey Joe and everyone. Enjoying the Vic(toria)-heavy set!
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dday:

↳ Song: "Lights" by "The Jayhawks"
The Jayhawks allowed a guy I knew from Mahwah, to play drums on their encore song at The Newton Theater in NJ a few years back. It was the last show of their tour.
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yerfriendpaul:

↳ Joe McG @11:43
Big laughs in the crowd. I was afraid to come back out, ha ha
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DjLorraine:

↳ dday @11:41
No judgement zone, just observations
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dday:

↳ DjLorraine @11:45
absolutely. Wasn't taking it as judgemental at all
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ Song: "Lights" by "The Jayhawks"
I couldn't attend the Jayhawks show at WEH in late April, anybody else get to go?
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Roberto:

↳ Song: "My Ally" by "Victoria Williams"
EPIC album from Victoria.
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Jude in JC:

Thanks for reminding me how much I love Victoria Williams.
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks for a great show, Joe.

Later on, all.
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bk845:

I can imagine Victoria Williams would do a great rendition of "He Needs Me" from the Popeye movie.
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Chris Hiatt:

↳ Handy Haversack @11:46
Later, Handy. Take care.
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yerfriendpaul:

↳ Chris Hiatt @11:43
So great. Just picture him saying it in his Vic Chestnutt voice. My friends still use that line on me (in their best Chestnutt voice)
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tim:

Bye, Handyman!
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Joe McG:

↳ bk845 @11:47
We have to convince her to cover that one on her next covers album!
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Gregolomania:

↳ StringOFperils @11:34
Sadly crowdfunding wasn't around in those days. Seems to have become the default plan for ailing musicians these days. Awful it has to be this way, but it's rescued many in need.
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listener 126464:

Thanks, Joe McG. Sweet set.
  11:52am
bradford:

Thanks as always Joe.
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Karl:

↳ Song: "Closing Time" by "Fairport Convention"
Wow
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Jenn in the BX:

↳ Song: "TC" by "Victoria Williams & the Loose Band"
Fortunate to see this show a couple weeks earlier at SXSW in 1995, as a warm up to the album. John & Joey from Calexico were on this tour too.

Thanks for the tunes today, Joe!
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tim:

Thanks for the music today, Joe!
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Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everyone! Hope you have a great week, and I'll be with you next Monday, God willing and if the creek don't rise.
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nortonjutland:

thanks Joe!
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love2laf:

Thank you Joe, that was quite the ride, especially this last set. Monday morning is in the books, time for the surface noise of life. Have a good afternoon all.
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Baja Joe:

↳ Song: "Closing Time" by "Fairport Convention"
“Johnnie Walker Wisdom,” is a real thing.
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Chris Hiatt:

Thank you, Joe McG!
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Roberto:

↳ Song: "Closing Time" by "Fairport Convention"
Not THAT Closing Time lol.
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Juli:

TY DJ~!
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Andres:

Thanks, Joe!
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northguineahills:

↳ Song: "Closing Time" by "Fairport Convention"
words, joe mcg, thankuuus!
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Brendan:

It's closing time, but we'll never find another bar like Surface Noise
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radioronan:

Thanks Joe! Cheers y'all!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. If the creek don't rise or the skies don't turn red.
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TDK60:

Thanks, Joe.
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Triple G:

Thanks Joe!
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StringOFperils:

Thank you, Joe.
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paul:

Yes, the Future
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Baja Joe:

Great show Joe. Thanks.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ JoeMcG ~
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evancuts:

Great set! I recall seeing a Sweet Relief benefit in NY in the early 90s with some of those bands. But this could just be my imagination.
  12:01pm
Ochre Ogre:

Thanks Joe!
  10:44am
hairboat:

Aren’t krill and plankton the same thing? Or similar?
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