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Options November 6, 2014: There's Nothing Trough

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Wes Montgomery  Eleanor Rigby   Options A Day in the Life  A&M  1967  MP3      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band  The Ballad of Freer Hollow   Options Intensity Ghost  No Quarter  2014  CD    *   0:05:36 (Pop‑up)
Alan Jenkins  The Totem Pole of Magnetic Insects   Options The Magic City  Cordelia  2014  CD    *   0:16:12 (Pop‑up)
The Charlies  There's Nothing Trough with Public Ladies Without Skirt in Sunrise on Horseback Band   Options Muslikkla elokuvasta Julisteiden lilmaajat  Shadoks Music  2014  CD  From 1970  *   0:23:19 (Pop‑up)
Yonatan Gat  Seven to Seven   Options Iberian Passage EP  Yonatan Gat  2014  CD-R    *   0:25:26 (Pop‑up)
Ryley Walker  Twin Oaks Pt. 1   Options All Kinds of You  Tompkins Square  2014  CD    *   0:32:25 (Pop‑up)
The Limiñanas  Liverpool   Options (I've Got) Trouble in Mind: Singles and Rare Stuff 2009/2014  Trouble in Mind  2014  CD  recorded for some comic book or something  *   0:43:22 (Pop‑up)
Le Sans Culottes  The New Normale   Options The Gods Have Thirst  Disque Escargo-go  2014  CD    *   0:47:09 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Morby  Motors Running   Options Still Life with Rejects from the Land of Misfitoys  Woodsist  2014  CD    *   0:51:11 (Pop‑up)
Nude Beach  Used to It   Options 77  Don Giovanni  2014  CD    *   0:54:14 (Pop‑up)
The Chills  Rain   Options The BBC Sessions  Fire  2014  CD  From John Peel, 1987  *   0:57:01 (Pop‑up)
3rdEyeGirl  Wow   Options Plectrum Electrum  Warner Bros.  2014  CD    *   1:01:03 (Pop‑up)
The Stylistics  Betcha By Golly, Wow   Options The Best of the Stylistics  Amherst  1975  LP      1:05:33 (Pop‑up)
Della Humphrey  Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow   Options Cooler Than Ice: Arctic Records and the Rise of Philly Soul  Jamie/Guyden  2012  CD  From 1969    1:08:37 (Pop‑up)
The Meters  Stormy   Options The Meters  Sundazed  1999  CD  From 1969    1:12:05 (Pop‑up)
The Persuasions  You Must Believe Me   Options We Still Ain't Got No Band  MCA  1973  LP      1:15:51 (Pop‑up)
Joe Hicks  Life & Death in G&A (Parts 1 and 2)   Options I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-1970  Light in the Attic  2014  CD  From 1970  *   1:18:55 (Pop‑up)
George Jackson  Aretha, Sing One for Me   Options Name Droppin': Dave The Spazz's 2006 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2006  CD-R  From 1972    1:24:48 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  A Brand New Me   Options Young, Gifted and Black  Rhino/Atlantic  1993  CD  From 1972    1:27:41 (Pop‑up)
Harmon Bethea (The Mask Man)  Over the Hill   Options single  Musicor  1974  45      1:36:57 (Pop‑up)
Thunderthighs  Central Park Arrest   Options single  Mercury  1974  45      1:39:19 (Pop‑up)
The Holy Mackerel  Bitter Honey   Options single  Reprise  1968  45      1:42:45 (Pop‑up)
The Pedestrians  But It Ain't That Way   Options single  Reflection  1983  45      1:45:09 (Pop‑up)
Restricted Code  Love to Meet You   Options single  Pop Aural  1981  45      1:47:46 (Pop‑up)
The Five Americans  Sweet Bird of Youth   Options single  Abnak  1967  45      1:50:45 (Pop‑up)
Susan Jacks and the Poppy Family  You Don't Know What Love Is   Options single  London  1972  45      1:52:44 (Pop‑up)
Cargoe  Things We Dream Today   Options single  Ardent  1973  45      1:55:39 (Pop‑up)
The Controllers  Love's in Need of Love Today/Fill Your Life with Love   Options single  Juana  1979  45      1:59:28 (Pop‑up)
Sugluk  Fall Away   Options Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985  Light in the Attic  2014  CD  circa 1975  *   2:16:40 (Pop‑up)
Al Huckabee and the Huckabee Family Band  Barstool   Options I Think You May Enjoy This  William A. Huckabee  2014  CD    *   2:18:51 (Pop‑up)
Alex Chilton  I Will Always Love You   Options Beale Street Breakdown  Punk Vault  1998  CD  live on WLYX, Memphis, 1975    2:23:10 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Lonely Comin' Down   Options Jolene  RCA  1974  LP      2:25:56 (Pop‑up)
Yusuf  Dying to Live   Options Tell 'Em I'm Gone  Cat-o-Log/Legacy  2014  CD    *   2:29:06 (Pop‑up)
Harlan T. Bobo  Only Love   Options Too Much Love  Goner  2014  CD  From 2006  *   2:32:43 (Pop‑up)
Elisa Ambrogio  Superstitious   Options The Immoralist  Drag City  2014  CD    *   2:35:47 (Pop‑up)
Wreckless Eric  Haunted House   Options The Donovan of Trash  Fire  2014  CD  From 1993  *   2:39:23 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt  At Last I Am Free   Options His Greatest Misses  Hannibal  2004  CD  From 1982    2:43:46 (Pop‑up)
Howard Eynon  Commitment to the Band   Options So What If I'm Standing in Apricot Jam  Earth  2014  CD    *   2:48:04 (Pop‑up)
Willie Wright  It's Only Life, That's All   Options Telling the Truth  The Numero Group  2011  CD  From 1977    2:50:30 (Pop‑up)
B. Bumble & The Stingers  Mashed #5   Options Nut Rocker  Ace  1995  CD  circa 1962    2:59:34 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am OTB:

Avatar 9:02am Marcel M:

Oh my lord... not again!
Avatar 9:03am Roberto:

  9:03am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Here we go again : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am DCE:

  9:03am Claw!:

Avatar 9:03am Sem Chumbo:

OK, and so it begins, again.
Avatar 9:03am GeesyCreesy:

Amazing. I love your commitment, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am sphere:

  9:03am V Priceless:

Avatar 9:03am Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, good. i was worried,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am DCE:

guy never gives up on a bit, does he?
Avatar 9:03am Marcel M:

haha... oh boy. I'm glad I made my coffee strong this morning.
  9:04am Claw!:

Joe... You're officially the greatest. <3
  9:04am marco:

Nice again :)
If there are only new ones, it will be awesome :)
Avatar 9:04am PKNY:

  9:04am Brendan:

Hi Joe
  9:04am Santos L Halper:

Joe McG does not make idle threats. Go Joe!
Avatar 9:06am Marcel M:

Haha, very funny Joe!
  9:07am Santos L Halper:

Nertz. But can't be too upset about C Forsyth...
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Wow, you guys liked the Rigby so much. I still have them all with me....maybe I SHOULD do another Rigby show right now. :) HI, everybody!
Avatar 9:08am Marcel M:

Is that Wes Montgomery the earliest one you found Joe?
Avatar 9:09am Joe McG:

@Marcel: I think the Count Basie is earlier, actually.
Avatar 9:10am Marcel M:

Ah I see
  9:11am Claw!:

Good morning, Joe, you evil genius, you.
Nice start to the show. You came through! Awesome.
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

Hey, Claw! If Wes hadn't run out so quick, I would've done another! (The Lonnie Smith version is ace.)
  9:13am Claw!:

Oh, there's always next time. Perhaps a new tradition of "sneak attack Rigbys" may be in its infancy...
Avatar 9:15am Sem Chumbo:

"Pulling a Rigby" rolls off the tongue much more smoothly than "Pulling a Bohemian Rhapsody."
Avatar 9:15am Joe McG:

One per week, until I run out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am MD:

This is wonderful!!! Tnx Joe!
  9:17am Claw!:

@Chumbo - "Pulling a Rigby" sounds like something an old man would do when he's alone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am common:

that there was some rock.
  9:17am ListenerJohn:

That was epic! More please.
  9:19am Brendan:

Music to plan something dramatic to
Avatar 9:19am Marcel M:

My brain keeps on interpreting this as an Eleanor Rigby cover... I think its broken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am sphere:

you're not alone, Marcel.
  9:20am Claw!:

@Marcel - it's not just you. I had to check the song title to be sure it's wasn't another cover. Pretty reminiscent at some points...
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

@Marcel and sphere: I've broken you! Have another egg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Stevel:

Liking Alan Jenkins very much.

Joe McG is a cruel yet groovy master.
  9:21am Claw!:

Hahahaha! Nice work, Joe. Like I said before - even I wasn't immune to the earworm.
Avatar 9:22am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. That Chris Forsyth is prolific. Not sure what that means. I think that he is very tall and rides a Honda 50.
Avatar 9:22am Marcel M:

Hehe. The verse is a little similar! I SWEAR! *bangs head against the wall*
Avatar 9:23am Marcel M:

I saw Forsyth perform solo about a year ago. Was nice. But wished he was with the band a bit.
Avatar 9:25am Brian in UK:

@Sem Pulling a Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter from Rising Damp?)
Avatar 9:26am Brian in UK:

Looking forward to Joe's pronounciation of this album.
Avatar 9:27am Marcel M:

Is this dude Catalonian?
Avatar 9:28am Joe McG:

@Brian: That's mainly why I played it, so I could say it on the radio badly!
Avatar 9:29am OTB:

Oh, man. I was gonna call my next record Muslikkla elokuvasta Julisteiden lilmaajat! Dammit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Ken From Hyde Park:

For a real-life dirty deed done dirt cheap, there's AC/DC's own Phil Rudd trying to get some guy whacked. Hoo boy.
  9:30am Claw!:

OTB, ya snooze, ya lose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am davex:

I like this set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...is 'Pulling a Rigby' an - activity - done in a graveyard ??...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Eleanor Rugby
bloodied the noses of opponents for fun
she was a mean one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am common:

just heard that, ken. weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Eleanor Rugby
faced off in a scrum w/ Phil Rudd
went down w/ a thud

  9:38am Claw!:

You have such a beautiful singing voice, Joe. You should serenade us more often.
  9:39am Phil:

Joe, What version of midnight sun is that? I could use that for some time lapse footage I did.
  9:39am Claw!:

I wanna start an all-female percussion group and call it "Guitar Boys."
Avatar 9:41am βrian:

"Trough?" I don't get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am davex:

As opposed to Phalse?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Michele:

Morning friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am common:

yeah, claw! do it!
Avatar 9:48am Marcel M:

Hi Michele! Good morning
  9:49am Claw!:

Bonjour, Michele!
Avatar 9:49am dale:

liminanas track was great. sorry i don't know how to make a tilda.
Avatar 9:50am Joe McG:

Hi, Michele!
  9:50am Claw!:

Q'uest-que ce "culottes"?
Avatar 9:50am Brian in UK:

Funny, The Charlies second album was called 'Buttocks'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am adrian in mpls:

morning Joe! morning everyone! too many meetings lately...so it's nice to actually have a chance to pop in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am common:

hey michele, adrian
Avatar 9:53am Sem Chumbo:

Shortened from "Never Mind the Buttocks, Here's the Charlies."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am adrian in mpls:

hi common! nice to see ya!
  9:54am Claw!:

Yo, Adrian!

sorry. I'm sure you hear that all the time.
Avatar 9:54am Cecile:

  9:55am Claw!:

Hey Cecile! :)
Avatar 9:55am KP:

Hello, Joe
Avatar 9:55am dale:

whatever happened to just 'charlie'? always wanted the album lines because of the pia zadoraish looking lady on the sheepskin bedcover on the album. can't recall one song, though.
Avatar 9:56am Brian in UK:

Joe, is that a new Kevin Morby?
Avatar 9:56am Cecile:

hey claw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am adrian in mpls:

@Claw - I do, but this time it made me laugh rather than groan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am adrian in mpls:

hi Cecile!
Avatar 9:56am Cecile:

dale, I bet Clay Pigeon has that record.
Avatar 9:56am KP:

I like that Solar Motel.
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

@Brian: Yes, new one from Kevin of older songs!
Avatar 9:57am KP:

And Kevin Morby.
Avatar 9:57am Cecile:

Am I terrible person when upon hearing AC/DC's Phil Rudd is being charged with hiring a hit man, thinking "oh thank God, it's not kids..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, gang!
Avatar 9:58am Cecile:

Avatar 9:58am dale:

probably right cecile. if not a couple of copies.
Avatar 9:59am Cecile:

yeah, he's king of the bargain bin.
  9:59am Claw!:

Buenos dias, Greg!
Avatar 10:00am Cecile:

this is the tail end of when I still liked the Chills. Brave Words is a pretty underrated album
Avatar 10:01am Cecile:

Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

Nice job on Diane's show last week, Cecile!
Avatar 10:02am Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

@Kurt: Which new Prince album do you like more?
Avatar 10:04am Cecile:

thank you Joe!
Avatar 10:04am DeaconDave:

3rdEyeGirl sounds a bit like Prince
Avatar 10:04am thedunkel:

nice set this rainy morning - thanks mcgasko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am common:

not bad, prince
Avatar 10:05am Kurt Gottschalk:

i predict in 2014 you'll have to tune in to listener supported radio to hear prince.
Avatar 10:06am DeaconDave:

Ha Ha
Avatar 10:06am Cecile:

Even Garth Brooks, king of country radio, isn't even counting on radio to sell his new joint these days.

most radio JUST SUCKS
Avatar 10:06am Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, i just saw your question above. 'art official age' by a mile. if you don't mind my linking myself, here's why: spearmintmusic.blogspot.com...
  10:07am Claw!:

Aww, betcha by golly wow, I sure do LOVE this song...
Avatar 10:07am Kurt Gottschalk:

omigosh, follwoed by the stylistics? i have a crush on joe mcgasko.
Avatar 10:08am Brian in UK:

Thought Prince sounded like Sniff 'n the Tears, but that's just me.
Avatar 10:08am Cecile:

I'm all happy for you Prince folk, but I want a damn new Sly Stone record for once.

*high five* Brian, I mean!
Avatar 10:09am βrian:

Why is there no band called The Statistics?
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

there might be one.
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

Kurt: get a room.
Avatar 10:10am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I might be able to help with a new old one soonish. @Kurt: They're so different, I like both.
Avatar 10:10am Sem Chumbo:

@ βrian: odds are the name would not test well.
Avatar 10:11am βrian:

Aye, it deviates from the norm.
Avatar 10:11am Brian in UK:

Go figure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am adrian in mpls:

the statistics might even be a bit regressive....
Avatar 10:12am Claw!:

Nice Joe! This is reeeaaaal nice.
Thanks for the Arctic Records track. Good lookin out!
Avatar 10:13am Sem Chumbo:

"The Statistics Show..." Might be something in it.
Avatar 10:14am Cecile:

nice, Joe.
Avatar 10:14am PKNY:

The Meters! Recently found a decent play copy of the S/T on LP (which "Stormy" is on) at a flea market for a dollar. My eyes nearly popped out of my head.
Avatar 10:14am βrian:

Lead singer, Marge N O'Ferrer ...
Avatar 10:15am Brian in UK:

@Sem 'Paint Drying with Aliens' would be more fun.
Avatar 10:16am Joe McG:

@PKNY: You lucky!
Avatar 10:16am βrian:

Actually, "The Meters" tends toward a similar vein. Their beat is very measured, I notice.
Avatar 10:16am Sem Chumbo:

Agreed, Brian. Nine times out of ten I would not have said a thing.
Avatar 10:16am Cecile:

Avatar 10:17am Brian in UK:

Just re-focused our focus group on 'Watching Paint Dry with Aliens'.

That's with 5% lead singer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Mike Noble:

I collect "You Must Believe Me"s like Joe collects Eleanor Rigby's, and I haven't heard this version!
Avatar 10:17am Kurt Gottschalk:

joe, i like both the records of course because it's very emotionally taxing when i don't like a prince record. but one is so much better than the other.

cecile: sly is on five tracks on the new funkadelic record.
Avatar 10:18am Brian in UK:

Kurt you just blew Joe's cover.
Avatar 10:19am DJ Achoo:

Bless you Joe. Bless you Joe, and your show. Wishing you a happy day even though there is a little rain in this town today. Oh well. Nothing to cry about. Just listen to the music.
Avatar 10:20am Joe McG:

@DJAchoo: Thanks for the blessing! @Kurt: I'm not sure I agree, but we can argue about it some time! @Mike: I'd love to hear THAT special!
Avatar 10:20am PKNY:

@Joe McG - it was a 'once in a decade' find for sure. Usually, I'm looking through tons of dreck at the fleas and coming up empty.
Avatar 10:21am Kurt Gottschalk:

ok joe but you will lose. and i will be the judge.
Avatar 10:21am Cecile:

Avatar 10:21am Kurt Gottschalk:

i'm still pissed you didn't rig the prince vs temptations show for me to win.
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

wow, PKNY, that is awesome.
Avatar 10:22am DJ Stashu:

Kurt is it too late?
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

you did not come with the big guns, Kurt. You played it too obscure.
Avatar 10:23am Brian in UK:

Who needs television?
Avatar 10:24am Claw!:

This is some sweet fhonky goodness, right heah.
Avatar 10:26am Kurt Gottschalk:

too late for what, stash?

cecile, yeah, i know. i realized later i was playing it too counterintuitive. subconsciously worrying about deep tracks and good radio instead of the throw down.
Avatar 10:29am DJ Stashu:

I want to be a part of every chat room in the world all at the same time. Is there an app for that? I'm off topic. Can I request a song? Or is that against the rules?
Avatar 10:29am Kurt Gottschalk:

it better be prince
Avatar 10:30am DJ Stashu:

I request all Prince songs. Now. Thank you!
Avatar 10:31am Claw!:

A "Prince on Broadway" medley is something that should really exist right now...
Avatar 10:32am Whosondephone:

Sweet stuff today Joe.
Avatar 10:32am Brian in UK:

@DJ Stashu you sound like a contemporary Aldous Huxley from The Doors of Perception with the chat room comment. He did like the mescaline though.
Avatar 10:33am Claw!:

It would be like "West Side Story", but with Shirts vs. Blouses.
Avatar 10:34am DJ Stashu:

Aldous Huxley and I share a birthday :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am adrian in mpls:

@Claw! - Agreed on the Prince medley! But I was imagining more of a Troy McClure/Planet of the Apes type Broadway production
  10:34am blee:

@Stashu Have you considered a desktop computer setup w castor wheels mounted to bottom of the desk? Bigger wheels would allow you to go hiking and be in chat rooms, seriously.
Avatar 10:35am Claw!:

Adrian, I would be into that.

"He can talk!"
Avatar 10:35am Claw!:

"I can siiiiiiiing"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am sphere:

Stashu could mount tablet computers on all of his walls....
Avatar 10:36am Claw!:

And then the medley begins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am fleep:

The always fashionably late Single File.
Avatar 10:38am bobdoesthings:

damn am i late... ugh.. hey guys!
  10:38am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Hey DJ Stashu! So you have a birthday in October and one in July too! Cool... Did you make the new schedule? <please say yes>
Avatar 10:39am Claw!:

Hey, Bob!
Avatar 10:41am Cecile:

sphere, Stashu is an awesome young lady.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Greg from Bloomfield:

bob, how did Lucas' concession call go? Jennie was crestfallen.
Avatar 10:43am Claw!:

This track is something I like
Avatar 10:44am bobdoesthings:

@greg.. He took it with a certain quiet dignity, bowed his head when I broke the news.. and then he played with a twist tie on the floor for awhile. His strength is so moving.. and inspiring
  10:45am Brendan:

Bit O Honey was always the lonely candy in the bowl that no one wanted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am sphere:

@Cecile beg pardon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am fleep:

But if you have one head, it'll last all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am sphere:

@Stashu beg pardon!
Avatar 10:47am Joe McG:

@Greg and bob: There will be other years! Don't give up!
  10:50am Brendan:

The rhythm section is tight in this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Greg from Bloomfield:

I'm certain all the candidates will support Muuro The Dalmation during his time as mascot. They may have their differences, but they all believe in the promise and greatness of this Station. May God bless Murro, and may God bless WFMU.
Avatar 10:52am bobdoesthings:

@Joe McG - HAHAHA Lucas?! Quit?! NEVER! he's already hard at work on next year's campaign trail
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

Admirable attitudes from owners and pets both!
Avatar 10:53am Cecile:

Muuro did steal my heart pretty fast.
  10:53am Brendan:

These guys related to the 5 Neat Guys?
  10:54am Brendan:

Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Michele:

Great set Joe!
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

Thanks, Michele! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Greg from Bloomfield:

Joe, is it me or is it like 6th week in a row I have complimented your rainy day music? Is this like Men In Black 2? Does your show control the weather?
Avatar 10:55am Claw!:

I *thought* this was the Poppy Family...
What, no "Evil Overshadows Joe?" Or does that hit too close to home?
Avatar 10:56am Sem Chumbo:

Oh, my. Canada's shame, on the air for all to hear. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Canada is a bilingual country, you know.
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@Claw!: Oh, I've been there! @Greg: For some reason, I make it rain. I can't seem to control it!
Avatar 10:57am Joe McG:

@Sem: Nothing to be ashamed about! The Poppy Family are one of my favorite groups of all-time. I'm not kidding!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am DCE:

a little busy today, not hearing everything with full brain, but Cargoe caught me ear
Avatar 11:01am PKNY:

Glad to hear this version of "Love's in Need", but it's also reminding me that I wasn't able to get tickets to see Stevie do "Songs in the Key of Life" at MSG tonight. The after-market markup is much too rich for my blood.
Avatar 11:02am Sem Chumbo:

I believe you, Joe. The Family were consummate technicians of the pop oeuvre, helped a great deal by cultural policy of the time which insisted on one third of everything we heard on our airwaves was someway Canadian. Social engineering, I guess.
On another matter, my T-shirts arrived in perfect condition, even the NSA tracking device was in tiptop shape:-)
Avatar 11:05am bobdoesthings:

did you call!?
Avatar 11:06am Cecile:

and they are as creepy as the Carpenters.
Avatar 11:07am Cecile:

maybe creepier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Mike Noble:

I hope you don't get a reprisal from pronunciation nazis.
Avatar 11:08am Cecile:

and Saturday Night Specials were very popular then.
Avatar 11:09am DJ Stashu:

I was wrong about Aldous Huxley's birthday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Mike East:

Saw the Paul Williams documentary on Tuesday. They didn't mention The Holy Mackerel
Avatar 11:09am Cecile:

I always think of it as Re-Prize, even though I say Re-prees
  11:09am blee:

Great show Joe. Gotta run to work now, booooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Greg from Bloomfield:

"I Was Wrong About Aldous Huxley's Birthday: The DJ Stashu Story"
Avatar 11:13am Cecile:

aw, that's too bad.
Avatar 11:13am Kurt Gottschalk:

saxophones are bossy
Avatar 11:13am Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks for announcing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Greg from Bloomfield:

YES! I'll actually be home Saturday to watch that Honk thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Mike Noble:

Saxophones are alright if you like New York.
Avatar 11:15am DeaconDave:

I thought tuba's were bossy
  11:16am Brendan:

Saxual Healing
  11:16am frenchee:

saxophones are BOSS
flutes are ....
Avatar 11:17am Claw!:

Or, "Abidiginals", as Derek Zoolander likes to call them...
  11:17am frenchee:

play some Herbie Mann, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

Flute = Jethro Tull, so I'm on board with that.
Avatar 11:18am OTB:

This is pretty deep.
  11:18am frenchee:

even better KFHP, good suggestion
Play some Tull, mann.
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@frenchee: Ah, after my own heart. You know I will (again) any week now.
  11:19am Colonel Sanders:

Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes
  11:19am Misfit138:

Bouree Baby!
  11:20am frenchee:

sounds like a boy Lucinda Williams
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

This whole Tull thing is the problem for flute lovers.
Avatar 11:21am coelacanth:

hello Joe and surfactants
  11:22am Brendan:

Wow Neil Peart is killing it on this track
Avatar 11:23am Brian in UK:

This title reminds me of a Gurf Morlix song 'Were You Lying Down When You Stood Me Up'.
Avatar 11:23am coelacanth:

...i'm down with 'tull, as long as it's pre-heavy horses.
(but then,i don't know what you all have been talking about.)
  11:24am frenchee:

I'll have what Alex is having.
Avatar 11:25am Claw!:

Joe, I will aaaaallllwaaayyys looooove yooouuuuu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Michele:

@frenchee Make that two!
Avatar 11:26am DJ Stashu:

@Michele and frenche... make that 3!
Avatar 11:26am βrian:

Ok so we're up to 70 mg so far. Others?
Avatar 11:26am βrian:

105 mg ...
  11:27am Brendan:

I think he's having a drink called loneliness - either that or a Harvey Wallbanger
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am DCE:

said it before, I'll say it again, Dolly gets an automatic CLICK
Avatar 11:28am coelacanth:

Mike Noble -i like that reference! Was that james white & the blacks?
Avatar 11:28am βrian:

Get ready for your post-parton depression.
Avatar 11:29am βrian:

Or perhaps post-parton-partum depression. Aye, that's it.
Avatar 11:30am bobdoesthings:

@brian ... It's parton parcel of hearing her sing.
Avatar 11:30am Claw!:

@coelacanth - It's a take on a Fear song, "New York's Alright (If You Like Saxophones)"
Avatar 11:30am Cecile:

Avatar 11:30am Sem Chumbo:

Parton is such sweet sorrow.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

I love the Parton puns! Don't stop!
Avatar 11:32am Dave B:

Hey Joe! It works!!!!
Avatar 11:32am Dave B:

(thanks Liz too!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Greg from Bloomfield:

Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

Ah, Dave, it's a beau-ti-full thing!
Avatar 11:33am Claw!:

Parton me, Joe, but it seems as though you've gotten pretty poignant.
Avatar 11:33am coelacanth:

i knew i was wrong about the artist (as soon as i posted)...i know the song,though.
Avatar 11:33am Cecile:

I don't know how I could hate Cat Stevens any more than I already do, but somehow that song did the trick.
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@Cecile: Ha ha ha!
Avatar 11:34am Claw!:

Don't mention it :)
Avatar 11:35am βrian:

Ah, so it *wasn't* a leaking bicycle tire ...
Avatar 11:35am Cecile:

I hate him so much
Avatar 11:35am Joe McG:

@Cecile: Don't tempt me to break out Tillerman.
Avatar 11:36am βrian:

Lord knows, you can't clone Dolly.
Avatar 11:36am Claw!:

Yeah, Cecile, he's pretty awful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am common:

this is beautiful
Avatar 11:36am Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Carmichael:

Godd morning, Joe an Gaskets.
Avatar 11:37am Sem Chumbo:

Getting Cecile to like Cat Stevens would be as hard as Parton the Red Sea...
Avatar 11:37am Claw!:

Godd morning to you as well, Carmichael
Avatar 11:39am coelacanth:

(please parton that pun.)
Avatar 11:39am Cecile:

this sounds like His Name Is My Bloody Valentine
Avatar 11:40am Brian in UK:

@Cecile, the later stuff is dull but the first album Matthew & Son was the first album I bought with my paper round money. Great POP.
Avatar 11:41am βrian:

Joe's anagram Power Name: Jock Omegas. His new show: Cafe Neurosis
Avatar 11:41am SheWolf:

Perfect set for a lazy rainy Thursday. :)
Avatar 11:41am Cecile:

I will just take your word for it, Brian.
Avatar 11:41am Joe McG:

@Brian: I like "New Masters," too!
Avatar 11:41am Brian Turner:

Elisa A. is at Union Pool Sat 11/15
Avatar 11:42am Joe McG:

I like your avatar, SheWolf!
Avatar 11:43am Cecile:

hey, wolfie!
Avatar 11:44am Joe McG:

Thanks for the heads up, BT!
Avatar 11:44am SheWolf:

Greetings Cecile! :)
Avatar 11:44am Cecile:

hope all is well!
Avatar 11:45am Cecile:

this is a killer cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Carmichael:

Practicing my English, all. Don't mind me.
  11:45am frenchee:

GODAMMIT JOE, you're gonna make me sob at work! *Wyatt
  11:45am Grubbus:

Killer Diller! Nice work Joe!
Avatar 11:46am V Priceless:

love wyatt's voice
Avatar 11:46am Brian in UK:

Three steps beyond wistful.
Avatar 11:46am Cecile:

both versions are perfect
Avatar 11:47am coelacanth:

"moonshadow" is a great song...and "first cut is the deepest",though i like Rod's cover better.
Avatar 11:47am Brian in UK:

Have you heard Robert sing Richardson Road on Grasscut's album?
Avatar 11:47am Cecile:

it and I will survive are the 1-2 punch of moving on songs.
Avatar 11:48am Cecile:

I mean At Last I am free
Avatar 11:49am Brian in UK:

One of the blokes in Grasscut is supposed to be writing a biography of Mr Wyatt.
Avatar 11:50am V Priceless:

i believe Wyatt's bio just dropped, no? Either that or it is imminent
Avatar 11:50am Brian in UK:

Now if it was Apricot Conserve. Man, that would get the pulse racing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am common:

you said it, cecile. i am relating.
Avatar 11:51am Cecile:

common, even if you aren't moving on, the songs still bring you to that place.
Avatar 11:52am SheWolf:

Thanks Joe. It's from this: youtu.be...
Avatar 11:52am Brian in UK:

Synchronicity Joe. I was just thinking of Willie Wright.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am common:

cecile: absolutely. good stuff!
  11:54am Brendan:

I Just bought 'an' harmonica and am enjoying figuring it out. Thanks for a song to try and learn, Mr. McGasko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Greg from Bloomfield:

My clicky-star finger is gonna cramp up...
  11:55am frenchee:

another fantastic show, Joe, thanks
Avatar 11:56am bobdoesthings:

thanks joe!! great show.
  Swag For Life Member 11:56am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 11:56am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks for the morning spins, Joe. Much appreciated. Maybe more Eleanor next time.
Avatar 11:56am Brian in UK:

Nice one, Joe. Three hours. Never.
Avatar 11:58am coelacanth:

Thanks Joe McG!
Avatar 11:58am Brian Turner:

Elisa's of Magik Markers, not Dirty Projectors :)
Avatar 11:58am Claw!:

...and we approach the end of our musical odyssey.
Parton is such sweet sorrow.
  Swag For Life Member 11:58am 12539:

Did you say Yusuf Lateef? Surely you mean Islam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Smart lesson: A harmonica player is called a harmonicist.
Avatar 11:58am Cecile:

99.9% great show
Avatar 11:59am Joe McG:

OOPs! Majik Markers, folks! Have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Joe! Great one today.
  11:59am jennielowe:

u rock!
Avatar 11:59am Cecile:

I thought they were called harmonicats. :D
Avatar 12:00pm Claw!:

Great show! Thanks, Joe. You're a man of your word.
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