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Favoriting December 11, 2013: Annual show dedicated to my high school friend Jim McIntyre, aka Jimmy Mack. Plus, a special salute.

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Back in October 2006 I dedicated my first show on the regular WFMU weekly schedule to Jim McIntyre, a/k/a Jimmy Mack, who was one of my best friends in high school. He was also the person who turned me on to a TON of new music that was coming out at the time -- Cheap Trick, The Dictators, The Ramones, The Stranglers, Ultravox, and Television are just a few of the bands that I first heard of because of my friendship with Jimmy. Imagine being in your teens and having a friend turn you on to just ONE of those bands. Now increase that impact tenfold, or more, and you start to get an idea of the importance of Jimmy's friendship. OK, not every band he turned me on to was super-cool -- I definitely remember him giving me the first couple of Foreigner albums -- but stilll, Jimmy had a great ear for cool music that wasn't yet -- or, sometimes, ever -- part of the mainstream.

Fortunately for me -- and for you -- Jimmy's excitement, enthusiasm and passion for discovering and sharing new music was matched by his generosity. Nearly every time I saw him he'd present me with a bag of extra (or rejected) promo records from his job at WBCN, the leading rock radio station in Boston, where he started working while we were still in high school.

In the summer of 1985, Jimmy learned he had AIDS. A year later he passed away, at the age of 25. As you can see from the obit at left, he was as generous with his time as he was with records. Regrettably I had lost contact with Jimmy by this time, and didn't hear of his passing until a few years later.

In the fall of 2006 I dedicated my first show on the regular WFMU schedule to Jimmy. I wanted to acknowledge his impact on my life, and especially on my own musical tastes. Since then I've dedicated one of the first shows of the WFMU fall schedule to him, since his influence is never too far from what you hear me play on my show. Thanks for taking a moment to read about him, and thanks for listening to WFMU.
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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
the sweet  blockbuster   Favoriting s/t  bell  1973      0:03:24 (Pop-up)
green leaves  yatta   Favoriting cd single  pony canyon  2001      0:03:28 (Pop-up)
rollins band  do it   Favoriting do it 12" ep  2.13.61  1988      0:06:38 (Pop-up)
ghostface killah  run (instrumental)   Favoriting cd single  def jam  2004      0:09:21 (Pop-up)
queen  don't stop me now   Favoriting jazz  elektra  1978      0:12:38 (Pop-up)
jon brion  showtime   Favoriting magnolia: original motion picture score)  warner bros  2000      0:16:55 (Pop-up)
mike post  the rockford files   Favoriting va-super hits of the '70s vol. 17  rhino        0:20:36 (Pop-up)
trans am  enforcer   Favoriting s/t  thrill jockey  1996      0:23:51 (Pop-up)
tom scharpling  evan "funk" davies show intros   Favoriting           0:28:38 (Pop-up)
terry malts  human race   Favoriting nobody realizes this is nowhere  slumberland      *   0:39:12 (Pop-up)
the night marchers  (wasting away again in) javalinaville   Favoriting allez! allez!  swami      *   0:42:18 (Pop-up)
the brats  be a man   Favoriting 7"  hozac    vinyl reissue; orig 1974  *   0:45:35 (Pop-up)
simple circuit  get hid   Favoriting s/t  simple circuit      *   0:48:20 (Pop-up)
gooch palms  false identity   Favoriting novo's  anti fade      *   0:51:20 (Pop-up)
jonathan rado  dance away your ego   Favoriting law and order  woodsist      *   1:00:42 (Pop-up)
the warlocks  it's a hard fall   Favoriting skull worship  cargo / zap banana      *   1:03:48 (Pop-up)
psychedelic furs  sister europe   Favoriting s/t  columbia  1980      1:07:56 (Pop-up)
doris norton  personal computer   Favoriting va-trevor jackson presents metal dance 2  strut      *   1:12:59 (Pop-up)
valley lodge  sweet elizabeth   Favoriting use your weapons  explosive industries    Fronted by Dave Hill (not the Slade Dave Hill), who begins his new WFMU show Tuesday Jan. 7 at 9pm!  *   1:17:38 (Pop-up)
free fall  world domination   Favoriting power & volume  nuclear blast    (with a little taste of "Meriola Blues" at the beginning)  *   1:30:08 (Pop-up)
nobunny  red light love   Favoriting secret songs: reflections from the ear mirror  goner      *   1:35:42 (Pop-up)
the last  red hair   Favoriting danger  end sounds    new album from '70s Bomp band  *   1:37:50 (Pop-up)
the damned  billy bad breaks   Favoriting friday the 13th ep  nems  1981      1:39:48 (Pop-up)
the sensibles  milky way   Favoriting a bunch of animals  rijapov      *   1:42:56 (Pop-up)
morgan delt  black tuna gang   Favoriting 7"  trouble in mind      *   1:51:11 (Pop-up)
winston's fumbs  snow white   Favoriting va-real life permanent dreams: a cornucopia of british psychedelia 1965-70  castle        1:55:20 (Pop-up)
the attack  lady orange peel   Favoriting complete recordings 1967-68  acme/lion  2005      1:57:35 (Pop-up)
la la brooks  all or nothing   Favoriting all or nothing  norton      *   2:00:03 (Pop-up)
karyn kuhl band  say goodbye   Favoriting songs for the dead  karyn kuhl band      *   2:03:18 (Pop-up)
gap dream  sister ray   Favoriting va-white light/white heat  burger    Listen to it on Soundcloud  *   2:16:56 (Pop-up)
mick milk  down with the ship   Favoriting 7"  anna logue    vinyl reissue, orig early '80s  *   2:33:35 (Pop-up)
the limiñanas  bb   Favoriting costa blanca  trouble in mind      *   2:38:13 (Pop-up)
the jay-vons  night (was stealing from the sun)   Favoriting 7"  la-ti-da      *   2:43:28 (Pop-up)
cosmonauts  what me worry?   Favoriting persona non grata  burger      *   2:50:41 (Pop-up)
the split squad  superman says   Favoriting now hear this...  the split squad      *   2:54:23 (Pop-up)
brett smiley  va va va voom   Favoriting 7"  sing sing    new vinyl reissue  *   2:56:38 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

  Swag For Life Member 9:03pm

Ah, the annual bittersweet Jimmy Mack tribute.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 9:05pm

Thanks for sharing, EFD.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
Alex of Chicago:

The Sweet threw me off for second. Will miss Scharpling, but he turned me on to WFMU. There are a lot of fans in Chicago since we don't have a free form station quite like this (CHIRP is trying to get something similar started). My support will continue. Also, that's a sweet tribute to your friend, Jim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm

A Best Show fave...
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:08pm


Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm

Ha! At first I thought it was a tribute to The Best Show theme songs. Nice start!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...relish that transition from the last program, whatever the intention - great Sweet track; someone should do a block of Sweet & Slade & a bit of good early Queen & other things to go w/ them you would know that I don't...
- WBCN Boston: grew up in smalltown New Hampshire trying to pull it in on a battery-operated radio plugged into bigger speakers - which tended to work better @ night...

We're gonna miss the best show in nashville, Evan. This is a nice surprise. I'm getting misty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm
Alex of Chicago:

Ah, now I'm sort of getting sort of sad again.
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Holly in NC:

Hi Evan and all other friends! Always love the Jimmy Mack tribute, particularly glad it's tonight this year, as it's my birthday. Sweet (ha) soundtrack!

Thank god this show is on and Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” is playing. Yes!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:14pm

Happy birthday, Holly. Older is better.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joyeux ♐Sagittarian Solar Return Holly !
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Magic & Loss man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
Barkevious Shabazz:

Jimmy Garner's rugged good looks.
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party sub:

I always loved hearing what special guests or tributes you had lined up for us when you were on Tuesday nights.

Confession: I used to put the song Enforcer by Trans Am on repeat while I did house work.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 9:23pm

Old School Trans Am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm

This set was a great idea, EFD.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I've totally missed what the Best Show was about...
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Holly in NC:

Thank you Stevel & RRN63!. I feel I'm aging quite nicely, like a fine wine. Sag's rule. Though since I was born 2 months prematurely, I always wonder if I'm actually an Aquarius or even Pisces.

@EL - I bet you were a crazy effective cleaner!
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party sub:

Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 9:25pm

Oh, wow, another successful revolution around the day star! Congrats Holly!

HiNC— No question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm

@party sub: Me too (@9:21) and +1 on YES!!
Avatar 9:26pm
Holly in NC:

@EL - did you ever try Orlando?
chudleycannons (David):

Really glad I tuned in live for this. Two of my favorite shows on WFMU combined together!

@HiNC That's the one I play when I run out of bubblegum -- or just blast it while parked at RiteAid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm

Hey everyone, nice to see you here! Happy birthday. Holly!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...('War Pigs')...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I guess since I'm two years younger (I believe) than efd, & listened to WBCN when I could, it's likely what he did reached me too.

Sloan's Money City Maniacs is a quality air raid siren track. I think we need a themed set in the future.

Money City Maniacs by Sloan
has a GREAT hand crank siren.
Avatar 9:42pm
Holly in NC:

I recently finished reading VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave, a very fun read. ** Best part - Martha Quinn states that when she was approached to audition she RECOMMENDED EFD to be a VJ rather than herself!!!!!!!! *** Maybe y'all knew that already. I did not.

"Stuffin' Evan's Muffin" does not have the same ring.
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Lonious Monk:

first time i can be on an Evan show live
bonjour from tokyo
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Lonious Monk:

(so happy)
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Holly in NC:

Welcome Lonious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm
Cubicle Carl:

Time to get hid y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm

Glad you could make it, Lonius!

EL and Kristina, I'm making a note.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'74 is early for anything Punk-like...I'll have to hear that Brats again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm

Holly, I love that you came across that organically! I was as surprised as anyone to see that - she'd never mentioned that she suggested me instead of her. Oh, what could have been...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Brats FB: www.facebook.com...

Yay, Evan Funk Davies

Richard from Venezuela:

Hi Evan and all the listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm

Hi Richard! Nice to see you here.

Yay backatcha, Nicole
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Holly in NC:

New Warlocks? Nice. Mike Lupica 1st turned me on to them, way back in the day...
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Holly in NC:

And here's my birthday present :-)
Avatar 10:07pm

hey efd and friends... late but i love seeing the best show tribute playlist!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm

Thanks for the Furs to keep us warm on a chilly Northeast night!

Great song!

Doris Norton is good. Thanks!

It's OK Evan, you can say "criminy" on the radio now. "Poop" is, however, another matter entirely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm

ha, got it, thanks john!

and belated greetings to steve, Fuzzy, Ana, Jake and everyone else!
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Holly in NC:

@efd - Free Fall reminds me that I also just finished reading an AC/DC biography that includes many pithy & wonderful Angus Young quotes, I need to go back & collate the most choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm

Holly, I can't imagine why you might have thought of that!
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Danne D:

Hi EFD :) Hi Holly :) Hi Funk Fans :)

And RIP and thank you Jimmy Mack *sigh*
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Danne D:


Seriously what the hell do you do on New Years Day?
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brunch all day
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Holly in NC:

Hi Danne!!! Seems tonight I'm sharing much of my recent reading material. Have you read Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Old Rock Star? That's what I'm reading right now, and it is laugh out loud gut-bustingly funny. Everyone else - one doesn't have to be a prog fan to enjoy.

@EL - work or drink a gazillion bloody marys while cooking endless pans of bacon.
Avatar 10:51pm

EFD knows Martha Quinn?!?! I had the hugest crush on Martha!

Happy B-Day Holly! I'm gonna hazard a guess DD is familiar with Rick Wakeman _______.
Avatar 10:54pm

"drink a gazillion bloody marys while cooking endless pans of bacon" is maybe the best new years advice i've ever heard
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Holly in NC:

@Droll - could you imagine if you grew up watching EFD rather than Martha? I so now want to see the "Dog Police" video...
Avatar 10:56pm

this is cool man totes diggin
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Holly, EFD on MTV is a smaller leap than MTV to FMU.
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Holly in NC:

I also find it funny that Nina Blackwood was supposed to be the "hot chick", and every single guy I know was crushed out on Martha, not Nina.

Nina Blackwood was the blonde. Martha Quinn is the brunette. There ya go!

Dog Police. www.youtube.com...
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Holly in NC:

@Droll - but MTV to FMU no larger than, say, Tommy Boy to FMU (sniff I miss Monica)

@JakeGould xoxoxo
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nina - hot
Martha - cute
MTV - charitably, a mixed blessing
Avatar 11:02pm

i have to shout out to the thanksgiving substitute who played "looking for the magic" it blew my mind, and then another song about magic afterwards. i wish there would be a show with all songs about magic.
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Holly in NC:

btw Evan, thank you for 'Lady Orange Peel'

Holly, I barely remembered that until now. 25+ years of crust has been released from my brain. I don’t know.
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Danne D:

@Holly I haven't read that Rick Wakeman book - actually I need to catch up on my reading in general (right reading an old book about how ridiculously influence the NFL is/was(?) by gambler/gangster types. And still trying to plow through the Making of the President 1964.
Eddy in Australia:

Joining the broadcast a little late today. Happy birthday, Holly! Down here they write today's date as 11/12/13, which is kinda cool.
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Danne D:

(Re MTV some of us didn't mind seeing Nina Blackwood as well y'know - you could like 'em both. Just sayin' :)

And Jake Gould wins the day by posting the first MTV Basement Tapes winning video (and a song that later would fall into the category of songs like Living in a Box where the Band, Album, and Song are all titled the same).

Actually I don't think that Dog Police won the whole thing - it just won it's week, but was easily the only Basement Tapes song I ever remembered.
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Danne D:

@nanantatee - you should check out Meghan's Underwater Theme Park Show - specifically this episode :) as you'll find that your wish has in fact already become realty:
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DD, You mean a Trifecta! rotang.com...
chudleycannons (David):

UTP is amazing and you should definitely check it out nanantatee.
  Swag For Life Member 11:14pm

(Happy Birthday, Holly!)

Okay, will sleep. Will dream. Farewell! Good show!
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Holly in NC:

@EdddyinA + @12539, thank you.
@Droll - dang!
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I love it when my dreams come true, thank you Danne D
Ignore Function:

Ha! This is great.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:21pm

I listened to this when you posted it the other day. So mellow, yet so engaging.
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:22pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

This is a nice way to pay tribute to your dear friend, EFD. It's a tough thing to lose a close friend or relative. Imagine a week from tonight; The Best Show will be no more. Lots of good times and they'll be in the archives for us.
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Danne D:

Never realized Irwin coined the term, Droll :) Thanks for the site.
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Danne D:

Dog Police does not appear on the list. However, I'm not 100% certain that they went beyond a single. I do distinctly remember MTV playing the video with a trifecta format though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30pm
Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Every day I wish I could tell all the departed how much more I realize their impact on me. All I can do is tell someone else, which sometimes is the best thing to do with that idea.
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Danne D:

They Might Be Giants is a notable near-miss trifecta. The song appears on their 3rd album (Flood) though their first is epynonymous
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Danne D:

You're welcome nanantatee :) it's a great show :)
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Danne D:

And to go full circle with Andrea's show, there is actually a band named "Sea Creatures" on the Trifecta list :)
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:34pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

The "Sister Ray" tune stayed awesome from beginning to end.
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yes yes yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38pm
Pete from Boston (and NJ):

What Ken said
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Danne D:

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oh yeah hit that sweet funky spot!
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initials bb, that's what serge said...
chudleycannons (David):

Is White Light/White Heat available for sale anywhere digitally? The link is to soundcloud, not bandcamp and when I click on the link to buy it brings me to the burgerrecords website which only seems to have the cassette tape.
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Holly in NC:

I really thought EFD said Julie was hosting Gwar tonight.
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Danne D:

Julie should host Gwar. That would be awesome squared :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm

@David whoops - my mistake on the link text. I'm not sure if it's on iTunes or not; sometimes Burger makes stuff available there, but sometimes it's analog-only.
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Thanks, EFD, and Happy Birthday, Holly!
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Danne D:

I'll just cut and paste what fleep said :)
Thanks, EFD, and Happy Birthday, Holly!
Take care everyone :)
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I love this it's like Only Ones meets David Bowie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm

Thanks for listening everyone, greatly appreciated as always!
  Swag For Life Member 11:58pm

Thanks, Mr Funk!
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Holly in NC:

Thank you for a super show, Evan!!!!!
Avatar The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 12:00am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Sounds funkadillious!
chudleycannons (David):

I'm going to be sad when Tuesday becomes Wednesday, but at least I get the Christmas special!
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