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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options March 6, 2014: 2014 Marathon Show #2 with Special Co-host Trouble!

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Barry White  Your Sweetness Is My Weakness   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Mekons  Millionaire   Options I [Heart] Mekons        0:08:57 (Pop‑up)
The Dentists  She Dazzled Me with Basil   Options         0:13:15 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Wet Blanket   Options Somewhere Beautiful  Fire  CD  Don't be one--pledge to WFMU! This is our first prize today, get in the running!  0:16:01 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Night of Chill Blue   Options Somewhere Beautiful      We're going to give this away super soon, so get in the running now!  0:28:30 (Pop‑up)
Jackie deShannon  Did He Call Today, Mama?   Options Newman's Loaned      one of my new premiums! $75 or more gets you one  0:31:36 (Pop‑up)
The Match  Free and Easy   Options It's a Sunshine Day      my other new premium!  0:42:06 (Pop‑up)
Saboten  The Snake Charmer's Song   Options Floor et Satie  Em  LP    0:45:43 (Pop‑up)
Puffy  Love So Pure   Options Spike        0:48:16 (Pop‑up)
Saboten  Miniature Garden   Options Floor et Satie      About to give it away!  0:59:59 (Pop‑up)
Kim Jung mi  The Wind   Options Now  Lion  CD  The next prize...I LOVE this record. $15 or more gets you in the running  1:11:25 (Pop‑up)
Eternity's Children  Just One Smile   Options Newman's Loaned      one of my premiums!  1:14:08 (Pop‑up)
Kim Jung Mi  Blow Spring Breeze   Options Now      We're about to give this away!  1:21:26 (Pop‑up)
The Charter Members  All the World's Kings   Options It's a Sunshine Day        1:23:14 (Pop‑up)
The Selector  On My Radio   Options     45    1:33:57 (Pop‑up)
Fox  Only You Can   Options     45    1:36:59 (Pop‑up)
Emily  My Mother's House   Options Emily  RPM  CD    1:49:28 (Pop‑up)
Cochise  Love's Made a Fool of You   Options Do the 45: Songs from the Single File: Joe McGasko's 2010 WFMU Marathon Premium      a track from my grand prize  1:53:16 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Lonely Comin' Down   Options Fairest of Them All; My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner  The Omni Recording Corporation  CD    2:04:13 (Pop‑up)
Nino and April  Alone Alone   Options It's a Sunshine Day        2:06:41 (Pop‑up)
Françoise Hardy  Fleur de Lune   Options Soleil        2:12:06 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Down from Dover   Options Fairest of Them All; My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner      $15 or more for this fantastic prize!  2:15:00 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  My Old Kentucky Home   Options Newman's Loaned        2:18:45 (Pop‑up)
Musa  Chechen Balalaika Melody   Options Mountains of Tongues: Musical Dialects of the Caucasus  Living Music Dupli-Cation  LP  The current prize!  2:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Anchiskhati Choir Trio  Adila-Ali Pasha   Options Mountains of Tongues: Musical Dialects of the Caucasus        2:33:15 (Pop‑up)
Lola and Grastia  Garmon and Daira   Options Mountains of Tongues: Musical Dialects of the Caucasus        2:35:08 (Pop‑up)
The Cedars  For Your Information   Options         2:36:51 (Pop‑up)
The Incredible Fog  The Sun's Gone Down   Options It's a Sunshine Day        2:51:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am DCE:

good morning
Avatar 9:04am HEAT:

good morning Joe and all!
Avatar 9:04am Cheri Pi:

Aliens, in da House
Avatar 9:04am tim:

Barry, we hardly knew ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

Just bounced in...boing, boing, boing!
Avatar 9:06am pierre:

Bonjour Joe McG and Trouble !
Avatar 9:06am Joe McG:

Good mornin', everybody! Thanks for dropping by for my big marathon shoe. Let's make the moolah! 1-800-968-9368, wfmu.org
Avatar 9:07am Alessia:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Guido (Cologne):

Guten TZAG everyone!
Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am common:

yip yip!
Avatar 9:09am Alessia:

@Danne, don't know if you are still there but thank you for the link I'm downloading it :)
Avatar 9:09am earrie:

The second show is for the stereo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Caryn:

Heh, kinda loved that "I don't give a fat..." bit. A lesson in how to avoid using swears while at the same time making crystal clear that a swear is implied.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am SeanG:

Mekons 4evah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am common:

were i a millionare, fmu would not have to worry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Caryn:

Avatar 9:14am Joe McG:

I'm conflicted about using the Mekons to raise money, but maybe they would understand!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am SeanG:

haha good one Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Caryn:

Well, it's not as if you are using them in some unseemly way, you're just playing their music! ;)
Avatar 9:16am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Caryn:

Man, women are sneaky! They blind you with science, then they dazzle you with basil...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am KevinfromBayRidge:

Good Morning all. Joe, i'm sure sure they wouldn't. Especially since they probably get more play on FMU than anywhere else!
Avatar 9:19am Cecile:

this isn't the version from Brave Words is it?
Avatar 9:20am Cecile:

no, Martin's voice is pretty shot.
Avatar 9:20am tim:

@common: Very nice sentiment, but if wfmu didn't have to worry, there would certainly not be this collective effort, this furtive groping for traction, this hive-like empathy we create during the marathon, and enjoy throughout the year... Please don't let that stop you from becoming a millionaire benefactor, of course. WE'RE ALL WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Tim 07030:

Don't think they'd mind, Joe, here's an article Sally Timms wrote a while back proposing rock and roll patronage. Plus, as she mentions, The Mekons used to beg for money from the stage! articles.chicagotribune.com...
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

Nope, Cecile--the new LP is live!
Avatar 9:21am EzSezz:

WFMU is the Mekons of radio stations. Without the Sheffield accents.
Avatar 9:21am Cecile:

He sounds worn. And not in a cool Billie Holiday way. Hmmmm.
Avatar 9:21am Cecile:

band is great, though.
Avatar 9:21am earrie:

Traction and/or, when faced with ice, a running sliding wheee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am common:

@tim: well put. and no worries about me being a millionare. hey trouble!
Avatar 9:22am HEAT:

Good morning Trouble!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Caryn:

Of course, The Mekon might not feel so benevolent towards WFMU, but he's evil, so who cares? www.mohaps.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am DCE:

what about us not-quite people people?
Avatar 9:22am Alessia:

Ciao Trouble! It's nice a nice combo to hear.
Avatar 9:23am Cheri Pi:

Troubs & Joe! Together again??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

Why doesn't WFMU just borrow a bunch of money? Pay it off whenever. It's the American way.
Avatar 9:24am Holly in NC:

Running to a job where I'll be working sans internet, but I think someone needs to pledge to keep Tesla in clover so he leaves the stacks (& Joe's yogurt) alone! Have a great morning, everyone!
Avatar 9:24am Cecile:

I believe WFMU is carrying quite a bit of debt.

And DJs have to take time off work, which is tough. Or they're working, which is tougher.
Avatar 9:24am Cheri Pi:

I have to go to fundraising bootcamp for the University next week, Im taking some lessons from Woof-Moo to keep the fundraiser weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am common:

nice cheri!
Avatar 9:25am Cecile:

I am all about people sponsoring artists and musicians by buying their stuff, but actual patronage makes me a bit nervous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Michele:

Y3K pledge!!!! Yes!!!! Go Joe!
Avatar 9:28am Cheri Pi:

We're trying to raise over a Billion dollars. wish me luck
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Caryn:

@Cecile: I think as long as the patron or the patronned don't try to change the art or music to better "please" the patron, it's okay.
Avatar 9:28am pierre:

Avatar 9:28am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 9:30am Cheri Pi:

What WE said.
Avatar 9:30am Cecile:

Yes, that is great - in theory!
We have many classical composer bios to show us what happens when the process goes amok.
Avatar 9:31am Cheri Pi:

Joe'll have some rules that's for sure. I learned a lot parenting BT, I was way too lenient and look what happened there.
Avatar 9:31am Joe McG:

@Cheri: The guy's out of control. But I don't think I should pay for the sins of the first son! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Caryn:

@Cecile: Agreed. There's plenty of historical examples of patronage gone awry (usually because one or both parties have ulterior motives for the arrangement). But luckily there are good examples too, like Nica.
Avatar 9:33am Cecile:

Just take her to Spumoni Palace once in a while like Dave Mandl does his mom, and it will all be good.
Avatar 9:33am Cheri Pi:

To hell with it, I'm going to spoil you rotten then
Avatar 9:34am Cecile:

Joe, who did the artwork for your premiums? it's quite great.
Avatar 9:35am Joe McG:

@Cheri: I'm spoiling right back. @Cecile: Faye did one and Tim L. did the other. I'll talk about it soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Guido (Cologne):

... i missed something important ?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Caryn:

After Bosco's passing, choosing a new adoptee is more emotionally taxing.
Avatar 9:36am Cecile:

Caryn, you have to adopt Duane.
Avatar 9:36am Cecile:

Nobody does that who listens to this station.

"Nilsson sings Newman!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Caryn:

@Cecile: Is he still available? Surely he's been scooped up already.
Avatar 9:37am Cecile:

Yeah, but I want Baltimore. Put it on the next one.
Avatar 9:38am Cecile:

I don't think so, Caryn. Take a look!
Avatar 9:38am Cecile:

I can totally believe it!
Avatar 9:39am Cecile:

No, it's early U2!
WHen they were mysterious, swirling, and pretty good.
Avatar 9:39am Cecile:

when the Edge was the focus of the band and not Bobo.
Avatar 9:40am Roberto:

Come back, Charlie!
Avatar 9:45am still b/p:

"Most experts believe only a few people in history have ever self-actualized -- like Plato, Gandhi, Einstein, maybe Bono."
-- from the play Becky's New Car
Avatar 9:45am Joe McG:

@Cecile: "Baltimore" was so close, but just didn't make it. I hope you'll like it, anyway!
Avatar 9:45am Alessia:

  9:45am KP:

Joe did you know Randy Newman's 12 songs album is practically a Byrds record, Gene
Avatar 9:46am Cecile:

I will, Joe!

Here's the 1981 U2 that swayed us all. And then, as the YouTube commenter put it, it seems like we were tricked.

Avatar 9:47am Cecile:

Avatar 9:48am Joe McG:

Saboten from Japan, 1982: get in the running now! This is expensive and hard to get, so it's win-win. $15 pledge gets you in the running!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Guido (Cologne):

Japanese accent German!
How cute!
Avatar 9:49am Alessia:

I like this! <3
Avatar 9:49am bobdoesthings:

this is sweeeet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am common:

@cecile: bobo!!!! man, that's one of the best things i've read in a long time. i love the unforgettable fire. fuckin eno. but bobo....ooofa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Caryn:

Man, young Adam Clayton always makes me snicker. That hair!
  9:51am Sam:

J'adore Puffy!
Avatar 9:52am Cecile:

It's pretty frizztastic.
dig that Steve Lillywhite production. choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am common:

@caryn: lovely adam fro.
Avatar 9:53am Cecile:

and the edge with hair!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Caryn:

I mean, Edge has big hair too, but the platinum blondness of Adam's, coupled with the glasses, just takes his hair over the edge into "are we sure that's not a white clown wig" territory.
Avatar 9:54am Cecile:

It is pretty spectacular - plus those specs!
Avatar 9:56am Alessia:

I want to be in the running too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Andrew Waterloo:

Good morning lurkers and pledgers.
  9:58am Katy:

I didn't know what 'band-aids' were for years.. in the uk we call them 'plasters' :)
  9:58am P-90:

@Cecile: for what one more opinion is worth: you are 100% correct about the early vs. later U2
The other thing about the I Will Follow vid: you can see a choreographer was hired to give Bono the then-contemporary "MTV style" moves, he looks like he can't take them seriously, keeps forgetting to do them and is being cued from off-camera to go back to his little Go-Go's dance
  Swag For Life Member 9:59am donpappy:

Em Records does great reissues, including a wild album of Japanese folk tunes done with animal sounds.
Avatar 10:00am Cecile:

He seems kinda drunk, and not lip-synching really well on that. Which makes me laugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Matt F:

I can hear Belock laughing in the background!
Avatar 10:00am pierre:

@Trouble and Joe : Hahahahahahaha… you two are making burst out loud of laughing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am SeanG:

this bed music is super funky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Trouble should feel well at home this morning. She was in this time slot a few years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Trouble:

joe belock assures us he is laughing at us not with us...
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

@Ken: Good memory, Ken! That's right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Peanut Gallery:

When I first volunteered to be a DJ at the USMA radio station WKDT, 10 watts at 90.1, they trained me on using using the mike + turntables + gear by handing me a Cactus LP to play. "Coming up next, a track from Hot and Sweaty..." I have never listened to them since.
  10:06am P-90:

@PeaGall: Ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am MD:

Give Give Give....The Family Must Live!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am MD:

" Can not kill the family...Battery is found in me!"
Avatar 10:10am βrian:

Since it's unseemly to name things after donors, I suggest you name them after their pets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am common:

joe, were you just doing the chrisopher guest synchronized swimming thing? i know you, i know you. so funny!
  10:11am van:

I live in the archives, really
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

@common: You heard it! I know you, I know you....
  10:14am van:

This is really nice!
Avatar 10:14am earrie:

@common ha !
Avatar 10:16am Cecile:

this is pretty tough-sounding. and the bass player is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am DCE:

ooh sweet cover
Avatar 10:17am V Priceless:

Hey Joe! Great show! Keep up the fine work!
Avatar 10:18am Cecile:

Joe, do you have Dusty Springfield doing any Randy Newman songs on your comp?
Avatar 10:19am Joe McG:

@Cecile: No, I figure everyone knows those. But i considered it very seriously!
Avatar 10:20am Cecile:

that's cool.
  10:20am van:

That has some good trombone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Ike:

Foreign listeners NOTE: Our stupid U.S. Daylight Saving Time hits us early this Sunday morning! WFMU will be thrown off by an hour for you, unless yr country also springs forward an hour for spring. May affect the marathon finale for you.
  10:22am P-90:

She not only caught the essence of Randy, she caught it in the "Newman's Own" label style
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am DCE:

@ Ike, the most dreaded weekend in America
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

Randy fans among you will note the burning cornfield!
Avatar 10:25am Alessia:

@Cecile and P-90 give us some cool songs titles. That Interests me.
Avatar 10:26am Cecile:

for whom, Alessia?
Avatar 10:28am Cecile:

if they are hairless, they need them.
Also, chihuahuas need em in the winter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am DCE:

oh there's the playlist! hiding out there in the corner.
Avatar 10:29am Alessia:

Some Newman's ones sung by Dusty, what do you recommend?
Avatar 10:29am Cecile:

danke schoen?
  10:29am van:

Avatar 10:30am Cecile:

Oh, you can't go wrong with "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" or "I Think It's Going To Rain Today."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Guido (Cologne):

"Thank you" in German: Vielen Dank
(pronounce "feelen dunk" ... "lots of thanks")
Avatar 10:31am Cecile:

just because I got you to say "pumice" instead of "poo-mice?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Andrew Waterloo:

A sweater that covers a house is called a cozy.
Avatar 10:32am Alessia:

Merci Cecile! I'll listen to those with pleasure, I love Dusty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am mariano:

@Guido: I'm still feelen dunk from last night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Mike East:

swag question: does getting both of Joe's premium CD's count as one premium or two? I'm sorry if this has been covered fifty times already.
  10:34am Kevlicki:

It appears cassettes are quite a trend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Andrew Waterloo:

@Mike it's two check marks on the brochure.
Avatar 10:34am Cecile:

Alessia, Jerry Butler also does different, but killer versions of those songs as well.
  10:35am Kevlicki:

Glad I still have my Walkman, and a dual cassette deck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Andrew Waterloo:

I've never gotten around to buying a cassette deck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Mike East:

@Andrew, that's what I saw...the banner at the top of the playlist got me confused...that leads me to believe $75 gets you both.
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

New prize: Emily! Pledges of $15 or more in the running!
  10:36am P-90:

@Andrew: I thought a sweater that covers a teapot is called a "cozy", and a sweater that covers a house is called a "fumigation tent"
Avatar 10:36am Cecile:

This is the selecter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Caryn:

On My Radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Peanut Gallery:

I select you!
Avatar 10:38am Cecile:

P-90, excellent!
Avatar 10:39am Cheri Pi:

SELECTOR! I have this LP :)
Avatar 10:39am bibi:

hi joe & gaskoes (casse-cou for francophones) ! nice selector track to get in this not same not old show.
Avatar 10:40am Alessia:

I need to starclick this.
Avatar 10:40am Alessia:

Hi Bibiiii! Ca va?
Avatar 10:41am Joe McG:

Sorry for the confusion, guys! Every premium is $75. I just happen to have two! The text is not quite worded correctly.
Avatar 10:41am bibi:

is this impromptu flanger original to the Fox track ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Guido (Cologne):

some 100 years ago i had this on cassette!
OMG ... the flanging!!!
Avatar 10:42am bibi:

hi alessia ! hey didnt manage to catch any wfmuer at the centre barbara gig last friday :(
Avatar 10:44am bibi:

yeah i agree trouble, working material is boring. excluding maybe transmitters ?
Avatar 10:44am Alessia:

I wasn't there, was it cool? We got our tickets to Julianna Barwick yesterday, yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Guido (Cologne):

Dutch band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Mike East:

no problem, Joe. I was just double checking...I want both of them, but there's just so many DJ premiums that I'm having trouble choosing, as usual. This will take some serious deliberation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am common:

@ joe & earrie: was away for a bit, but Gooood! Hee hee!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Guido (Cologne):

THE PREMIUM TEXT on top of playlist IS ENTIRELY WRONG then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Mike East:

aw damn...I forgot I have to pick a prize warehouse item too! decisions decisions....
  10:47am van:

Ha, I happen to have on my desk right now, a CD titled "Double Trouble" from the 2012 marathon. Pure coincidence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Caryn:

Herbie Armstrong from Fox is such a sweetheart. Can't help smiling charmingly all the time.
Avatar 10:49am bibi:

"we're talking superrare". trouble, pay i (ab)use your daily poetry for my band's lyrics ?
Avatar 10:50am bibi:

sorry "May i" ?
Avatar 10:52am βrian:

When the cow lifts its tail, it should spread some wealth.
  10:53am Kevlicki:

Brian Is that a euphemism?
Avatar 10:54am βrian:

Not if you're a tomato plant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Trouble:

everything's for the taking ,here at wfmu, bibi!
  10:54am sugarwolf:

The son of Fox's singer was/is a WFMU fan. I hope he's pledging!!
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@Guido: Yes, entirely wrong, I'm afraid! My last-minute fault, sorry, guys!
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@sugarwolf: I hope so!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am common:

hells yea, cochise!
Avatar 10:57am V Priceless:

Cochise - is that the band w/Mick Grabham who went on to play w/Procol Harum?
  11:00am P-90:

Freedom of Toilet Paper!
Avatar 11:03am Alessia:

Why do I never win?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am DCE:

keep playing, Alessia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Mike East:

You must not want it enough, Alessia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Guido (Cologne):

The Europeans must support Americans in order to save their own culture and rescue them from dullness!
  11:05am P-90:

Guys, give Alessia a prize already, c'mon! quit screwin' around
Avatar 11:06am Alessia:

I'm not very lucky at games I guess.. Well I'm very lucky with love so that's fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am DCE:

all Dolly tracks get an automatic clicky-star!
Avatar 11:07am Joe McG:

Oh, Alessia, I really want you to have a prize!!
Avatar 11:07am Alessia:

Ahahah! Thank you P-90 I appreciate! :)
  11:08am P-90:

@Alessia: So, how do you feel about Dolly Parton?
-One of our American treasures, some would say a pair of our American treasures
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Mike East:

saw an interview this week with Frank Zappa who said he liked Dolly Parton in spite of her "treasures" cuz he thinks she has a great voice.
Avatar 11:09am Alessia:

P-90 I literally LOVE Dolly Parton, Jolene is one of the most beautiful songs ever! A pair because she's very busted right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am mariano:

@Guido: yes, the cultural symbiosis of the last century has been one of humanity's saving graces.
@P-90: Dolly has a great sense of humor about herself. Once on Letterman she read a top 10 list, "Top 10 Complaints About Being Dolly Parton." Number one was: "Nobody notices I have a great ass too!"
Avatar 11:09am bibi:

do you know dolly was called after dolly parton ? because cloned from mammal cells. seriously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Caryn:

Alessia, don't mind. This is my 54th attempt at winning something this Marathon. Here's hoping, because I adore Dolly!
Avatar 11:11am Alessia:

But to me, your REAL american treasure remains Lee Hazlewood <3
Avatar 11:11am the impost subsumes the transaction:

eject! eject!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Mike East:

CD meth lab! hahaha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am DCE:

play that surface noise, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Guido (Cologne):

Does the CD skip or is it intentional?
Avatar 11:12am Alessia:

@Caryn so good luck to you too! :)
Avatar 11:13am βrian:

Ooh, Trouble, ça me donne des frissons quand tu parles français !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Caryn:

@Guido: too true!

@Alessia: here's hoping one of us Dolly lovers gets it!
Avatar 11:14am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Morning Joe and Trouble! Les Sans Coulettes rocks by the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Caryn:

Oh, Trouble, saying Finnish words with a Swedish accent... It's fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Trouble:

caryn, i'l take it! anything's better than an american accent!
Avatar 11:16am Cecile:

Alessia, pledge just before the drawing. That can help.
Also, for two whole years I won nothing. THen it turned around.
  11:16am P-90:

@Mike East: yeah, every "serious," WFMU-ready musician has weighed in on their respect for Dolly, as vocalist, songwriter, producer (Jeff "Skunk" Baxter is another that comes to mind)
Avatar 11:16am Alessia:

@Joe why don't you go with some Juliette Greco (especially Deshabillé moi) or Serge Gainsbourg too? They're awesome!
Avatar 11:16am pierre:

I like "Fleur de Lune"
Avatar 11:17am Cecile:

Speak FInnish like you're speaking Japanese:
BAH-bah-bah-bah. Punch the first syllable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Trouble:

chills, brian! that would be a bad thing considering you are in the north country...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Caryn:

@Trouble: well, see, 6 % of the Finnish population are Swedish-speakers, so you can just say that's what you're going for. A lot of the big artists, writers and classical composers came from Swedish-speaking families.
Avatar 11:17am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

whoops I meant culottes...
Avatar 11:18am pierre:

for you french amateurs over there, I warmly recommend the high in the sky compilation : V/A MOBILISATION GENERALE – PROTEST AND SPIRIT JAZZ FROM FRANCE 1970-1976 on the Born Bad Label
Avatar 11:18am Cecile:

hey, have you ever heard Dolly do Mule Skinner BLues? It's ridiculously great, and also she was the first woman to do it.
Avatar 11:18am βrian:

Quelle culotte, Jennique !
Avatar 11:19am Alessia:

Dolly you are giving me chills over her.
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I played it a few weeks ago! :)
Avatar 11:20am Alessia:

Avatar 11:21am Cecile:

yeah, well, I missed it. hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am mariano:

@Alessia: it's ok, I get chills over her too!
Avatar 11:23am Alessia:

Uhahuahuahauha! That came out a bit ambiguous I know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Gaylord Fields:

I've recently been heavy into Dolly's mid-Sixties non-country, girl-group-leaning Monument sides, such as Don't Drop Out (practically a Shangri-Las song), Busy Signal, and especially I've Known You All My Life, an particularly obscure Goffin-King tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Trouble:

pierre i agree 100 %. je l'adore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am nickybones:

Jesus, can't believe this is the first time I'm tuning into this show! Great stuff, Joe.
Avatar 11:25am northguineahills:

It wasn't until well into the 20th century that the middle and upper classes spoke Finnish as their first language at home as opposed to Swedish, depending on their political bent. (If I remember my history somewhat hazily)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am mariano:

Another great country voice FMU has turned me onto is Bobbie Gentry, especially "Fancy," which seems like a perfect balance of country and funk, weird as it may sound.
  11:26am Kevlicki:

Joe, what's playing in the background?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Rick from SC:

yeay for Parsippany and Boonton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Gaylord Fields:

I have a short list of artists who are unjustly ignored when people discuss the great songwriters of popular music. Dolly tops that list, and Keith Richards is not far behind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am fred:

Hello Joe and pledgers. I hope this break in meetings and emergencies at work lasts into Diane's show
Avatar 11:28am glenn:

eddy grant should also be on that list, gaylord.
Avatar 11:28am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

@Gaylord - I think people under appreciate the singing voice of Jimi Hendrix.
Avatar 11:29am pierre:

@ glenn : agree
Avatar 11:29am Cecile:

I am a big fan of Tobin Sprout. His songs are actually good outside of the confines of GBV fandom.

Yes, eddy grant!
  Swag For Life Member 11:30am Ralphine:

Eddy Grant of Electric Avenue fame?
  11:30am KP:

It's all in the cards
Avatar 11:31am βrian:

I'm surprised Gomez hasn't phoned in a pledge.
Avatar 11:31am Alessia:

Caryn let's hug and grieve together. Next year will be our year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Gaylord Fields:

@Ralphine: That would be Eddy Grant of The Equals fame. But yes, Electric Ave., too.
Avatar 11:31am Cecile:

Colin Moulding, too. Most of the few XTC/Dukes of the Stratosphear songs I like are written by him.

Ralphine, he was also a member of the Equals, and had many solo LPs before Electric Ave.
  Swag For Life Member 11:31am Ralphine:

Electric Avenue is the only song of his I know.
Avatar 11:32am Cecile:

Jinx, Gaylord.

Alessia, his "living on the frontline" is a pretty great song that presages Electric Avenue, and I think is a little better.
Avatar 11:32am pierre:

@ Gaylord : I love the Equals…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Gaylord Fields:

@Cecile: I was just going to say Colin Moulding. but then I responded to Ralphine's Eddy Grant query. Colin writes only a couple of songs per LP, and they're always the most memorable ones.
Avatar 11:33am glenn:

actually, no. the odds are not 50/50.
  11:33am P-90:

Finally, some respect for Caucasian roots music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Caryn:

@Alessia: yep, let's put on Jolene at home and weep as we sing along.

Still have money for 3 pledges left. Here's hoping my winning percentage improves significantly.
Avatar 11:33am Cecile:

If you pledge to Duane, you get a crazy fantastic version of the Equals's Funky Like a Train.
Avatar 11:34am Alessia:

@Cecile I'm very tempted to ask you for a mix, you seem to have lot of things to teach!
Avatar 11:34am Cecile:

on his live tracks premium, that is
Avatar 11:35am Joe McG:

@glenn: You're right about that, but well, chances are pretty good!
Avatar 11:35am pierre:

Cecile is knowledge pit !
  Swag For Life Member 11:35am Ralphine:

I'm hoping my Mega Millions lottery winning percentage improves significantly. Right now, it's 0%.
Avatar 11:35am Cecile:

Thanks, but check out Gaylord's show and premiums - he is our sensei. I am but a grasshopper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Gaylord Fields:

@Cecile: Double jinx!

@Ralphine: Start with their big hit, Baby Come Back, and then move on to Police on My Back (covered famously by the Clash), and then run, don't walk, to my favorite Equals song, I Get So Excited! (Exclamation mark mine, and well-deserved!)
Avatar 11:36am Alessia:

Jolene Jolene Joleeene I'm begging of you please don't take my priiiiize.
Avatar 11:36am Cecile:

hahahaha, Gaylord. great minds...do something that I forgot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Caryn:

@ngh: early decades of the 20th century, yes. For a long time, there was no proper, codified written Finnish. As Finnish nationalism and calls for independence arose, Finn-Swede writers and politicians started writing in Finnish, creating a written language.
  Swag For Life Member 11:37am Ralphine:

OK, Mr. Fields, and thanks. I've heard Police on My Back. Just didn't know it was him.
Avatar 11:37am Cecile:

Yup, Caryn. That's when the Kalevala came back big time, right?
Avatar 11:39am northguineahills:

Soul Jazz Recs released a nice album from the Anchiskhati choir about 6 years back.
Avatar 11:39am Cecile:

this also kind of parallels the Hmong written language in the latter part of the 20th century. It had never been written down until then.
Avatar 11:40am Cecile:

I learned this because I wrote a grant proposal for an agency that was trying to get funds for Hmong literacy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Gaylord Fields:

Yes! The Cedars are one of my top 25 Lebanese freakbeat bands of the '60s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Caryn:

@Cecile: well, that's when it was compiled. Lönnrot and others travelled and transcribed different local storytellers' stories, and then compiled them into one epic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Guido (Cologne):

Equals song "I Can See But You Don't Know" or so ... great garagy track.
Avatar 11:42am Cecile:

Yeah, that's right - what I remember from ethnomusicology class.
Also from growing up in the UP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Andrew Waterloo:

  11:43am van:

Thanks ya'll. Gotta run. tschüß!
  Swag For Life Member 11:43am Ralphine:

The Equals' gravelly voices seem like kind of an odd mix with that poppy music.
Avatar 11:43am Cecile:

*SNL Truman Capote voice* "You have a top 25 Lebanese freakbeat bands of the '60s list?
Avatar 11:43am Cecile:

Ralphine, it grows on you. And look up the live version of funky like a train.
Avatar 11:44am βrian:

Juliette Binoche!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Gaylord Fields:

@Cecile @ Caryn: I've always been impressed with Sequoyah singlehandedly devising a writing system for Cherokee. It's a gorgeous alphabet that takes its cues from Roman/Cyrillic and goes somewhere breathtaking. I wonder if it's on Google Translate.
Avatar 11:44am Cecile:

Yep, Andrew! From Houghton. Across the bridge from Suomi College, er, Finlandia University.
  11:45am PJ:

Hi Joe - is the 3 Colors box the DVD or the Blu Ray version?
Avatar 11:45am Cecile:

I bet it is somewhere, Gaylord.

I'm intrigued about trying to learn Maori online. THe resources are there...
Avatar 11:45am βrian:

Saying Yah to UP, then.
Avatar 11:46am Cecile:

hahahahah, right on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Gaylord Fields:

@Cecile: I'm being a bit cheeky. The Cedars and the Sea-ders alternate on that list until it's full.
Avatar 11:47am Cecile:

when Suomi changed their name, their initials because FU. My sister gave my dad a hat from there, and he didn't take it off for a week. And he giggled the whole time he had it on. He's 80 going on 9.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Caryn:

I wonder if the relatively recent development of grammatical Finnish or the small size of the Finnish-speaking world population is the reason Finns are fascinated with languages like Latin and Esperanto?
Avatar 11:48am Cecile:

Calling a Lebanese band the Cedars is like calling a Canadian hockey team the Maple Leafs or an American football team The Eagles.
Avatar 11:48am bibi:

the finno-ougrian languages are loners... which is their charm too.
Avatar 11:48am glenn:

For example, even the 50/50 coin toss really isn’t 50/50 — it’s closer to 51/49, biased toward whatever side was up when the coin was thrown into the air.

But more incredibly, as reported by Science News, spinning a penny, in this case one with the Lincoln Memorial on the back, gives even more pronounced odds — the penny will land tails side up roughly 80 percent of the time. The reason: the side with Lincoln’s head on it is a bit heavier than the flip side, causing the coin’s center of mass to lie slightly toward heads. The spinning coin tends to fall toward the heavier side more often, leading to a pronounced number of extra “tails” results when it finally comes to rest.

And that's also why russian roulette isn't so risky - the chamber with the shell in it will land on the bottom 99 times out of 100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Caryn:

@Cecile: that's a fantastic story! And exactly how a dad should be.
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

Caryn, most of the Finnish people I've known who are language-oriented are really good at it. Maybe it's because every other language is a piece of cake. :D

Yeah, he has his moments. hahaha
Avatar 11:50am earrie:

Coin flip, meet random number generator. Odd? Even? ding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Andrew Waterloo:

No Hulu+ in Canada :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am mariano:

@glenn: thanks, I'll feel much safer now when I play Russian roulette :)
  Swag For Life Member 11:52am Ralphine:

Thanks for the penny-flipping information, Glenn. I'm going to put it to good use.
Avatar 11:52am Cecile:

You have Ed the Sock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Andrew Waterloo:

Canada doesn't have pennies either :(
Avatar 11:53am glenn:

did she just say hearty is diane's co host? man. that's gonna be ......interesting.
Avatar 11:53am Cecile:

I think Fabio and Diane is a match that could work.
Avatar 11:53am glenn:

well, we don't MAKE pennies anymore. there are still lots of them out there.
Avatar 11:54am Alessia:

You are almost there Joe!
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Last chance to get in the running for the grand prize as well as the Three Colors trilogy on DVD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Andrew Waterloo:

yah, it's nice not getting them anymore. It was kind of funny that when I exchanged all my pennies what I got back was rounded up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Andrew Waterloo:

I'm crossing all my fingers and eyebrows for this one.
Avatar 11:56am the impost subsumes the transaction:

Avatar 11:56am bobdoesthings:

paypal just called me to make sure the multiple mini pledges werent fraudulent.. haha
Avatar 11:56am Wilfried:

Trouble & Joe, please take my card out of the drawing, I already know these movies.
Avatar 11:57am Alessia:

I salute you all, gotta go to my french lesson. Thanks for the very pleasant afternoon everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Guido (Cologne):

@the impost subsumes the transaction

Interesting attempt!
  Swag For Life Member 12:00pm 12539:

Thanks Joe (and Trouble too)!
Avatar 12:00pm probablyjohn:

follow up question: what about coffee, then?
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