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Options April 4, 2013: The Story - Part 1 ... Plus - 30 Minutes LIVE w/Callers, Music, & Moore

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Intro Segment (Transitioning into the Captain's Chair.)
The Story
Steve Perry in Scottsbluff
David Gates in the Casinos
The Wind
John Cougar Paints
Red Skelton Thanksgiving Message Excerpt - 1952
Grandpa John and Cody
Out In Nebraska
Blown West By The Wind
Stealing the '77 Vega Wagon
Sandy Nelson in his Cluttered Garage
Bob Crane Snare
A Real Account of Lives
No Highway Patrol
The Road of Freedom
Rupert Holmes at Mr. Donut
David Gates at the Dual Nation
Sneaking Backstage for a Fruit Pie and Mannix
No Encore
Waiting In The Stolen Vega
David Gates Gets In
It's Heading West
The Street Cleaner Dream
His Entire Burden
Scottsbluff Drug Addicts
Me and David Gates In The Vega
Still So Far To Go
Mellencamp's Artist Space
The Fire
The Box Elder
The Vega Overheats
David Mows It Down
A Watchful Eye
Sandy and the Whole Drum Thing
That Watch
The Truck in Yvette's Driveway
The Tumbleweed
John Mellencamp's Property
An Unfunny Thing
WIthout Hesitation
Sandy Needs a Bass Player
  I like to write about the midwest and rural locations. I started writing about some classic rock artists brought together in some kind of, as yet to be completely thought out, epic cross-country journey. I always loved David Gates and Bread. By placing him in a casino with an unsympathetic audience, I hope you might discover or nurture your already well-developed admiration for Mr. Gates, Larrry Knechtel, Mike Botts, James Griffen ... Bread ... used to be my life was just emotions passing by ,,, then you came along and made me laugh, you made me cry ... ah-hah ... baby i'm a want you. Now you sing it.

Steve Perry. I love to hear him sing and I love the Journey videos, especially the live ones, like one filmed in Japan that saw recently. Knocked me out. "Separate Ways." They were really incredible and together and on it. Ross Valory in particular was really driving things with the bass, and then Steve Smith on the drums, just a first-rate player. Jonathan Kane, the suave keyboardist, confident and adding deft layers of synthetics that allowed the band to push through the post'70's morass and poke through into the 80's with a full head of steam. Neil Schon tearing it a new one. One of the great rock bands, still continuing, with the noticeable absence of ... Steve Perry. The great vocalist. Enigma. Legend.

Sandy Nelson. My older brother had some of his sides. Teen Beat is a Classic. Cheetah Beat, too. He was so early on the scene, when just the concept of a beat was as inticing and terrifying to a post-Eisenhower world clinging to their Perry Como's, their Mathis' and Gale Garnett's. Sandy made a lot of people notice the drums, and the pure California newness of it, at the dawn of the surf craze,

John Mellencamp. I always liked the man. Stayed in Indiana. Made solid records. Fought for the farmers, likes to paint. What's not to like? Seems like a soulful fellow, and one worth writing into a midwestern tale.

There are still more characters and situations to be revealed in Part Two, which will probably air soon. I should say that I'm not entirely satisfied with the story or my reading of it. I had another one that I'd intended to read, but this one butted in and wanted to be done. And so I did it half-way ... my way ... CPNYC1399

Iron Butterfly  Most Anything That You Want   Options In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida  Atco  1968  LP  This record holds a special significance to a lot of people who lived through that time. Captured a vibe.   
RIP Roger Ebert
Alice Cooper  Shoe Salesman   Options Easy Action  Warner/Reprise/Straight  1969  LP  My friend Curtis had this in high school. He had all the coolest records. Wishbone Ash. So many.   
Simon and Garfunkel  April Come She Will   Options The Sound of Silence  Columbia  1968  LP  The autumn winds blow chilly and cold ...   
Jimmy Webb - Art Garfunkel - Glen Campbell
Dolly Parton  Jolene   Options Jolene  RCA  1974  LP     
Stella Parton Nod
  That Dolly Parton was great!
Caller #1 - Jack White's Jolene/ A Question / Story Discussion/ Caller's Message/ Kent State Remembered / PhonePhale II, Fabio's Reluctant Farewell, Man-Time and Fabio's Giant Phone, Pantsless
Caller #2 From Asia! / Orphanage Volunteer/ Humble Words From A Good Man
Tyrannosaurus Rex  Mustang Ford   Options My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows  A&M  1968  LP  Something about it ...   
Foghat  Honey Hush   Options Energized  Bearsville    LP  I couldn't get enough of Foghat in '74. They were rocking out and riding high. Lonesome Dave Peverett ... always remembered.   
A Call from Julie (Dark Night of the Soul on FMU) --- Instant Diumvirate!
A Thing She Has To Be At
Power Pop Duel - Wednesday, April 10th, on the Evan Funk Davies Show - EFD and I go Head-to-Head for 3-Hours of Power Pop Power!!! Don't Miss It!
Canned Heat  On The Road Again   Options Boogie With Canned Heat  Liberty  1967  LP  the drone ...   
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Have You Ever Seen The Rain?   Options Pendulum  Liberty    LP  5 Stars   
Nod to Doug Clifford
Dip A Toe
The Beatles  The Long and Winding Road   Options Let It Be  Apple  1969  LP  Phil ...   
  Thanks for listening to this episode of The Dusty Show. I hope you enjoyed it. It was good to play records and relax a bit. I suppose I'd better get out and talk to people pretty soon. Been floating on that post-Marathon high. Hope you are, too! Until next time loyal listener. email me ----- dusty@wfmu.org --- join The Pigeonnaires on Facebook, I do that T-thing, too, Clay Pigeon WFMU. Even Soundcloud. I'm full-on immersed. It's weird.

Always Remember ...

Roger Ebert

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:02pm Cecile:

This is the greatest intro ever...
Avatar 6:02pm Clay Pigeon:

Hello! Just getting set-up here. Welcome ...
Avatar 6:02pm Special Man:

Yes man! A new story.
Avatar 6:02pm kata:

I'm back ! hi Clay..
  6:03pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

Clay, you might let Fabio know that there is plenty of violence for him in Game of Thrones. :-)
  6:03pm Nate:

Thanks in advance for the radio theatre CP!
Avatar 6:03pm sFrances from VA:

Yay! A new story! Hello all~!
Avatar 6:03pm Special Man:

Ivette Swaynard!
  6:03pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

I love story time with Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is this fiction or non-fiction? Either answer is good.
  6:04pm Rob:

17 minutes long each song hahaha. This story is already great
Avatar 6:04pm Clay Pigeon:

THought I could finish this, but with all the edits, songs, sounds, etc. 1/2 hour was all I could finish.
Avatar 6:05pm sFrances from VA:

"the horrible math of living" --- perfect description
Avatar 6:05pm glenn:

  6:05pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

I also love radio serials! :-)
  6:05pm Nate:

Thank you to all the new members on Pigeonnaires! http://www.facebook.com/groups/pigeonnaires
Avatar 6:07pm Clay Pigeon:

So good to see you guys. I miss Katt and Philo. I think I made them mad because Katt sent me a birthday song and I didn't get around to hearing it until it was too late. Anyway .. an open apology.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm cklequ:

I can't join... is there a group for anti-facebook luddites?
Avatar 6:07pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Hello Pigeonnaires, Clayniacs, and Dusticats.
Avatar 6:07pm sFrances from VA:

Yet two of painting which features on patrollers in Kelly Ingram concrete poker Margaret baby Noarco movie. (Siri translated Clay from my speaker)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Caryn:

@sFrances: I liked that line too.
Avatar 6:08pm Special Man:

yeh, i wanna be a pigeonista too but I am not stepping into that ring of blue fire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Mike East:

@Clay - I got a similar bday message. They have been absent from the comments board since the marathon. I don't think its because of you.
  6:10pm dale:

nothing like some dinner radio theatre to wind down the week.
Avatar 6:11pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

This is like an amalgam of Clay and a former occupant of this time slot (and my 20+ years ago gateway to WFMU), Joe Frank.
Avatar 6:11pm sFrances from VA:

Bob Crane!
Avatar 6:11pm steve:

ive still never heard Joe Frank... though i have friends who love him.
Avatar 6:12pm Clay Pigeon:

Bob Crane was a good drummer.
  6:12pm dale:

the relationship between fmu deejay and comment poster is rupert pupkinish at times
Avatar 6:13pm Clay Pigeon:

I had a completely different story I intended to use a couple of weeks ago, but I pulled this one out of mothballs. The other one is a Midwestern Gothic thing. I'll play it eventually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Mike East:

@steve - Joe Frank is a MUST listen. Give it several episodes, though...some shows are better than others, and different people have different preferences for their favorite bits. Mine are his monologues.
sidenote: my coworker just came in and asked if this was Joe Frank...
Avatar 6:14pm Clay Pigeon:

I think Joe's voice is a bit more manly. (envy!)
Avatar 6:15pm Special Man:

so glad to hear recommendations relating to these stories. been wondering what the legacy was for these things. will check out joe frank.
  6:15pm dale:

best of bread i got from columbia record and tape club was in heavy rotation in the under-dash sparkomatic cassette in my hornet hatchback
Avatar 6:16pm Special Man:

@Mike East, where to start with Joe Frank?
Avatar 6:16pm steve:

cool, ill definitely check him out. also Clay i think this is the best thing since Dirty Clown!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm cklequ:

Don't knock your own voice, Clay. You and Bryce have the two best voices on WFMU. Also the most calming. You two should team up and do a late night story-time lullaby show for all of us insomniacs.
Avatar 6:17pm Clay Pigeon:

I'd love that cklequ.
  6:17pm Nate:

Trying to find Joe Frank online. Any suggestions? I've heard of Joe Franklin, but not Frank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Caryn:

Is there Joe Frank on the WFMU archives, or was his show so many years ago that we have to track down shows elsewhere?
  6:19pm Deb:

Agree about Clay's voice: Drew me in and keeps me here.
  6:20pm dale:


you can listen to a few of his pieces there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

There is Joe Frank page wfmu.org..., which links to his page www.joefrank.com .
Avatar 6:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joe F'n Frank.
  6:23pm Nate:

CP? Was this done on Pro Tools? What'ya think of digital?
Avatar 6:24pm Clay Pigeon:

Nate - Cassettes and Garageband.
  6:24pm Nate:

Anybody spliced tape before?
  6:25pm Nate:

Hmm. . .haven't tried GarageBand. . .
Avatar 6:26pm Bas NL:

Never give up the tapes, Clay! (I've spliced tape, Nate!)
Avatar 6:26pm glenn:

open reel tape? many times. i still do.
Avatar 6:26pm steve:

Nate - ive spliced film, but not tape. id like to try it tho
Avatar 6:28pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Joe Frank influenced the way I think about narrative, the way I write and explain, my intolerance for lousy radio (looking at you, most of NPR), and my awareness of WFMU. I am grateful for all of them.

Clay, your voice is inimitable and compelling, both the sound kind and the literary kind. These shows are inspiring, too.
Avatar 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- to be candid: not listening: watching News w/ Comments Board open
- but was just gonna say! :
- Used to obsessively record Joe Frank onto cassette tape
- & a friend just gave me a Mac!
- so maybe someday use GarageBand &/or Audacity to turn those into digital files...
  6:29pm Night Al:

YAY! A story! I want more pies also. Pies, Pies, Pies! Brought to me by nubile servant girls. And after the pies I believe I'll sample the assortment of ice creams that have been procured for the culinary event!
Avatar 6:31pm kata:

I like the stories Clay.
  6:31pm Nate:

Got a box of reels for a dollar. Gonna give it a shot
  6:31pm Night Al:

I saw Yes at Ruth Eckerd Hall Tuesday night. They were great! Maybe my last shot to see them? I hope not. They played 3 albums in their entirety.
Avatar 6:31pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Some of my favorite JF shows, for those looking for a gateway: Windows, Fat Man Down, An Enterprising Man. The first two odd and poignant, the last elaborate, absurd, and hysterical.
Avatar 6:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Point taken
- however - pretty sure Joe Frank *was* NPR - coming out of KCRW - as is Harry Shearer's 'Le Show' which I love (...if Irwin does not...)
Avatar 6:32pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Gotta hop in the car and will be off the AccuPlayCommBoard, but again, great stuff Clay.
Avatar 6:32pm sFrances from VA:

I want to hear part 2!!! I didnt particpate in accuplaylist because I was just *listening*. Loved it,you have a great way with details.
Avatar 6:32pm herb.nyc:

(aside: for some reason, i'm not often home on thur 6pm-ish, & can't listen to CLAY PIGEON. i apologize. i'll hit the archives. haha - EVAN FUNK DAVIES mentioned the power pop throwdown next wk)
  6:33pm Tommy T from Rivercity:

I'm hoping "The Story" will be never ending. Looking forward to many installments in the future.
Avatar 6:33pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Note, Rabbit, that I said *most* of NPR (and KCRW had the lousy judgement to cancel Joe's show, reinforcing the point).
Avatar 6:33pm steve:

im excited for Clay's show with EFD
Avatar 6:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nod to you, Pete.
Avatar 6:34pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Speaking of someone who evolved into an influential and compelling writer. Good job being a good example, Roger Ebert. You showed us how it's done.
  6:35pm Bill:

C'mon Clay, you gotta play part 2
  6:36pm Night Al:

Do you think Ebert got to heaven and there was Siskel waiting for him? And then Ebert went, "Oh Shit!"
  6:36pm Rif:

Easy Action!
Avatar 6:36pm Fredericks:

The story was/is compelling, Clayton. I'm with Bill, regarding the second part.
Avatar 6:36pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

This song was on a great album called 262904.
  6:37pm California man:

Part 2! Part 2! Part 2! Part 2!
  6:37pm California man:

Part 2! Part 2! Part 2! Part 2!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Caryn:

Can't remember where I've heard this before, but I do love this song.
  6:37pm Rif:

Roger's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls...
  6:38pm Night Al:

JIMMY WEBB! Wichita Lineman! YES!
  6:38pm Rif:

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme
Avatar 6:38pm northguineahills:

I heart "Jolene"!
Avatar 6:39pm Fredericks:

Legend has it, Dolly brought strip clubs to Tampa.
  6:39pm Marmalade Kitty:

Hi Clay! Compelling story, if a little sad.. need more! yes, please..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Caryn:

Ahh, classic. I do think that guitar gives the song an extra oomph.
Avatar 6:40pm Whosondephone:

Who was that drummer? Sam something? I need to look into him.
  6:40pm dale:

i love the gothickyness of this song. dolly could spin a yarn
Avatar 6:40pm glenn:

nate. - usrecordingmedia.com...
Avatar 6:40pm northguineahills:

When I was in HS marching band, we went to play at Dollywood, and I got to shake Dolly's hand. It was sweeeeet!
Avatar 6:41pm glenn:

i will always love you.
  6:41pm dale:

i will always love you - for porter wagoner, her mentor
Avatar 6:41pm northguineahills:

"I will always love you".
  6:41pm Rif:

Avatar 6:41pm sFrances from VA:

I will always love you is the song
Avatar 6:42pm Fredericks:

Name for the story: Viva the Vega.
Avatar 6:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dolly's no poser - grew up poor.
  6:44pm Night Al:

So I made a committment to see some bands that have been on my bucket list for most of my adult life. So far this year I saw The Alan Parsons Project, The Moody Blues, and as of Tuesday, Yes. When I was younger, rock shows were always mileposts in my life. I miss that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Caryn:

The best thing about Dolly is how she's just so darn likeable. Even people who don't care for her music just fall for her when she speaks.
Avatar 6:45pm steve:

i agree Caryn. she's a badass
Avatar 6:46pm glenn:

down from dover and bargain store are dolly's two best songs, in my opinion.
  6:49pm dale:

night al - there's a moodys concert film on netflix that is actually pretty good (except for the maudlin crap made after the early 80s) justin hayward still has a great voice
  6:51pm Tommy T from Rivercity:

Top of your game, Clay
Avatar 6:52pm sFrances from VA:

Canadian Bonus Round: Pointed Sticks! Cant wait for the show.
  6:52pm Night Al:

@Dale yeah dale he sounded great. there's great concerts on Youtube also.
Avatar 6:52pm northguineahills:

My favorite Canadian blues rock band!
Avatar 6:53pm Whosondephone:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds Good BABBY!!!!!!
Avatar 6:53pm glenn:

i FUCKING love canned heat. there, i said it.
Avatar 6:55pm Special Man:

yeh mon i have seen the rain but never like this. sounds best on the dusty show. firing out of here like a new years rocket.
  6:55pm Nate:

Hitting post on that CCR, Clay! Love it!
Avatar 6:55pm Droll:

Gotta give the man credit, Clay talks up the ramp right up to the post and never goes over.
Avatar 6:56pm sFrances from VA:

Alwyas Remember we love you & your show,Clay! Ps: thx for the "likes" on myFB page?
  6:57pm Nate:

@droll - Love radio talk! You made my day!!!!!
  6:57pm Deb:

Coined a name for your voice; it's a "give a shit voice".
Avatar 6:57pm glenn:

hey, i write. do i ever hear back?
Avatar 6:58pm steve:

the 30 minute segment into 30 minutes of records is good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Caryn:

@glenn: those are great Dolly songs.
I'm always quite fond of the story she tells of how she would moon her sister's boyfriend as a jealous 10-year-old and sing while mooning him from the family swing: "On top of ol' Smokie, all covered with grass, look here, Junior Blaylock, at my naked ass!" Writing lyrics at an early age, that Dolly.
Avatar 6:58pm Bas NL:

Clay.. you do need a bigger time slot. One hour is never enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Caryn:

Aw, I love this song...
Avatar 6:59pm Droll:

Nate, Back at you. I'm sure Clay's got all his records marked, like a Boss.
  6:59pm Nate:

Speaking of this song - Check out BBC America expose on Phil Spector
  6:59pm Jeff n puna hawaii:

Love you Clay!!
  7:01pm Ian:

Thanks Clay! Your story was great! Perfect mix of songs as well!
Avatar 7:20pm sFrances from VA:

Psssst. Accuplaylist is still open so I'll just say that I'd love a 3 hour Dusty show, & I'd love to near tonight's story serialized.
  8:22pm Rif:

  12:09am kw:

Just heard this on the archive. If you have part 2 def air it - would love to hear it
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