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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Gunn-Truscinski Duo  Wythe Raag (excerpt) / Outro   Options Sand City  Three Lobed  2010  CD      0:00:00 ()
Roy Montgomery  Riding   Options RMHQ  Grapefruit  2016  CD    *   0:10:54 ()
Robert Quine  Seven Mood Clips (excerpt)   Options Robert Quine / Richard Hell  The Sound of White Columns  2016  LP  From 1995  *   0:21:15 ()
Rob Noyes  Golden Week   Options The Feudal Spirit  Poon Village  2016  LP    *   0:24:58 ()
Rocks & Waves Song Circle  II (We Trust In Defeat)   Options Songs I-V  Bongo Joe/Sing a Song Fighter  2016  LP    *   0:28:38 ()
 
Ultimate Painting  Monday Morning, Somewhere Central   Options Dusk  Trouble in Mind  2016  CD    *   0:43:52 ()
The Seams  Remembrance Day   Options Meet the Seams  Hand Drawn Dracula  2016  CD    *   0:46:11 ()
Tuns  Throw It All Away   Options Tuns  Royal Mountain  2016  CD    *   0:47:26 ()
Eyelids  Slow It Goes   Options single  Jealous Butcher  2016  45    *   0:49:59 ()
Pezband  Waiting in Line   Options Women & Politics  Common Market Media/Frodis  2016  EP  From 1982  *   0:53:52 ()
The Strand  Second Waiting   Options Seconds Waiting  Dig!  2016  LP  From 1983  *   0:57:08 ()
The Bangles  Tell Me   Options Ladies and Gentlemen...The Bangles!  Omnivore Recordings  2016  CD  live in 1984  *   0:59:39 ()
Jimme Shelter  Achin' in My Heart   Options Rhythm on the Radio: Oval Records Singles 1974-1987  Ace  2016  CD  From 1975  *   1:02:15 ()
 
Akofa Akoussah  I Tcho Tchass   Options Togo Soul 70  Hot Casa  2016  CD  "Jazz Dance"  *   1:11:20 ()
Winslow Six  Roshi   Options Sri Lanka: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music  Akuphone  2016  CD  From 1974  *   1:14:26 ()
Funkees  Slipping into Darkness   Options Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 2 (1972-1977)  Now-Again  2016  CD  From 1973  *   1:17:40 ()
Evinha  Esperar Pra Ver   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume One  Mr Bongo  2016  CD  From 1971  *   1:21:54 ()
Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker  I've Got the Music in Me   Options I've Got the Music in Me  Sheffield Labs  1975  LP      1:24:07 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of random Xmas records in a row!
The Chambers Brothers  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year   Options single  Columbia  1969  45      1:31:35 ()
Rotary Connection  Silent Night Chant   Options single  Cadet Concept  1968  45      1:34:06 ()
The Free Design  Christmas Is the Day   Options single  Project 3  1970  45      1:36:39 ()
Little Cindy  Happy Birthday Jesus   Options single  Salem  1959  45      1:40:12 ()
Barry Gordon  I Like Christmas (I Like It, I Like It)   Options single  MGM  1956  45      1:42:27 ()
Alice Martin  Charlie, The Christmas Chimpanzee   Options single  Kontention  1970  45      1:45:00 ()
David DeBoy  Crabs for Christmas   Options single  Outrageous  1981  45      1:47:32 ()
63 Monroe  White Christmas   Options single  Savvy  1984  45      1:50:56 ()
The Browns Featuring Jim Edward Brown  Greenwillow Christmas (Carol)   Options single  RCA Victor  1960  45      1:53:21 ()
Bill Withers  The Gift of Giving   Options single  Sussex  1972  45      1:55:22 ()
Charles Bevel  Black Santa Claus   Options single  A&M/Collectables  1992  45  From 1973    1:57:52 ()
Emmylou Harris  Light of the Stable   Options single  Reprise  1975  45  with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young    2:00:56 ()
 
Fraser & DeBolt  Zero ± 22 and Holding (Flight of the Light Air Force)   Options single  Roaratorio  2016  7"  From 1971  *   2:15:24 ()
The Band  Where Do We Go from Here?   Options Cahoots  Capitol  1971  LP      2:22:46 ()
Bob Dylan  Dusty Old Fairgrounds   Options Visions of Johanna  Berkeley  1972  LP  From 1963    2:26:36 ()
Hedy West  The Wife Wrapt in Werther's Skin   Options Old Times & Hard Times  Folk-Legacy  1967  LP      2:31:46 ()
Karen Dalton  Green Rocky Road   Options Green Rocky Road: The Loop Tapes Volume Two  Megaphone Music  2008  CD  From 1963    2:35:05 ()
Marty Robbins  The Little Rosewood Casket   Options Just Me and My Guitar  Bear Family  1983  LP  From 1959    2:38:27 ()
Steven Fromholz  Hobo Bob   Options A Rumor in My Own Time  Capitol  1976  LP      2:41:16 ()
Eddy Arnold  (Jim) I Wore a Tie Today   Options Cattle Call  RCA Victor  1963  LP      2:45:06 ()
Gillian Welch  Orphan Girl   Options Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg  Acony  2016  CD  demo version, 1996  *   2:47:46 ()
Terry Allen  High Plains Jamboree   Options Lubbock (On Everything)  Paradise of Bachelors  2016  CD  From 1979  *   2:51:07 ()
C. Strøm  All Over the World   Options Home Sweet Home  C. Strøm  2016  MP3    *   2:54:38 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:02am pantz:

Morning Joe. Let's get this Monday started.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:03am fred:

Good morning Joe and listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Heh...after listening to the Yips several hundred times, I finally got the gag. They're averse to human music, but attracted to the between-station whistling noise (I don't know what's the sniglet for that sound, though). Boing boing!
  Mon. 12/19/16 9:05am Brendan:

Surfacing for another week
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 9:08am annie:

ack!! i missed the yipyip!! good morning everyone!
  Mon. 12/19/16 9:10am SeanG:

morning folks!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 9:12am Sem Chumbo:

Hello to you, Joe, and McGasko-listeners around the free-form world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:12am Guido from Cologne:

hello Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:12am melinda:

good morning
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 9:12am Joe McG:

Good morning, radio friends, I hope your Monday is off to a swell beginning. @Ken: That moment when something kicks in, nothing like it!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 9:13am Bronwyn Bishop:

Happy Monday Joe and everyone!
  Mon. 12/19/16 9:15am KP:

Sounding great over cold, crisp air, Joe
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 9:15am V Priceless:

mornin' Joe and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:15am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe

Ken from HP. Guess you got down off the roof. I sent you a song link on Mayuko's show. At 1:56. Hope you like it.
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:16am Cheri Pi:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:17am Brian in UK:

Joe crappy, classic Monday. Threats of strikes from baggage handlers, postal workers and Santa threatening to work to rule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:18am Brian in UK:

No, architects threatening to work to rule. Ta Da.
  Mon. 12/19/16 9:23am Brendan:

Nice chords
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:29am doctorjazz:

Hey all, happy Monday!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 9:31am foofs:

This Rocks & Waves record is so lovely. I'm glad the hipper WFMU DJs are playing trax from it, cos it costs $25 and you can't even get it on CD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 9:33am annie:

@Ken in Hyde Park- i'm sure there must be a modern version of that book... i betcha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, @Brian. All is well. I will give that a listen in the near future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:38am Brian in UK:

Guess with maybe more LPs appearing in the new bin you have to make more effort than just flipping through CD tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:42am MD:

SANTA!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 9:43am annie:

any pagan stuff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:43am MD:

WE MUST COUNTER $ATAN WITH SANTA!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 9:43am ChrisB.:

Fair enough, Joe. Something for everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:48am Brian in UK:

Mining the pop seam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:48am doctorjazz:

Power Pop, making me smile (the Seams and the Tuns tracks, which I walked in to)
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 9:48am Joe McG:

Thanks, Brian! I only caught Mayuko's first hour and so I missed the link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:48am doctorjazz:

Power Pop, making me smile (the Seams and the Tuns tracks, which I walked in to)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:49am Andrew Waterloo:

Tuns has an amazing rhythm section.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:50am Uncle Michael:

The Tuns record is goooood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:50am pantz:

This is some great stuff, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 9:51am Joe McG:

Some very nice new pop records here this December!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:52am Andrew Waterloo:

Tuns is a Canadian super group with members of Inbreds, Sloan, and Superfriendz
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 9:55am Andrew Waterloo:

Wow, this to me is a return to 90s Canadian indie.
  Mon. 12/19/16 9:55am JakeGould:

Hey!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 9:56am βrian:

-9℉ last night. Our furnace was working overtime. MPLS was due to get truly cold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:01am pantz:

This was live? Damn, the Bangles were tight.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:01am Joe McG:

@Brian: Chilly!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:05am βrian:

And now Zsa Zsa Gabor. Criminy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:09am Brian in UK:

Charlie used to have a great Saturday night show on Radio London playing 'world music' a sad loss to music. He started radio ping pong. Good fun. Lovely man. Good 220m runner. Useless fact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:11am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:12am Brian in UK:

Here is Charlie's obit by another quality music writer Richard Williams.
www.theguardian.com...
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:13am djsheilab:

Woah....this Togo soul record. Heavy! Morning Joe McG + everyone!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:14am Joe McG:

Hi, Sheila B, happy Monday to you! And you too, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:17am Greg from ZONE 5:

Sweet pierogi hangover
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:18am Ike:

Wait, did somebody say that Santa is threatening to strike? What's he demanding, expensive specialized animal handlers to help him with the ornery reindeer?
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:18am Joe McG:

@Greg: Ha ha! I'm still in a coma.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:20am βrian:

How would Peter Sellers pronounce the name of this group?
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:25am JakeGould:

She's got the music in her.
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:25am JakeGould:

And it sounds great!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:27am Sem Chumbo:

I've long wanted to be a Pressure Cooker, just to get close to Thelma, who, I have heard, has considerable music in her.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:29am Walt:

@βrian: Fünke
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:29am Walt:

... or Fünkes for the plural
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:30am Bronwyn Bishop:

I'm feeling Christmas music! :D
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:31am Sem Chumbo:

OK, Joe, cross the Rubricon. Let's hear Xmas music, for good or ill.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:33am βrian:

That must be the Red River of Script, Sem.
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:34am SeanG:

yeah dude
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:35am Joe McG:

OK, here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:36am Greg from ZONE 5:

YES! SHRED IT!
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:36am JakeGould:

Santa is shredding! Or at least one of his helpers is.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:37am βrian:

Look, a brand new B&W Polaroid camera!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:38am pantz:

The Free Design definitely have a distinctive sound.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:38am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:38am pantz:

Reminds me of the Up WIth People superbowl halftime shows back in the 70's-80's.
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:39am KP:

Yes, pantz, a distinctive Carpenters sound!
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:39am KP:

Merry Christmas, Joe Mc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:40am annie:

well, just wave that FD tune over my coffee, no need to add any more sugar
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:40am Bronwyn Bishop:

oh dear god i love this
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:40am Joe McG:

Thanks, KP, to you, too!
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:41am JakeGould:

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:41am Bronwyn Bishop:

its like little marcy with an actual child (?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:41am Brian in UK:

This record is on SALEM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:41am pantz:

"It's Shake and Bake and I helped!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:42am Mick:

This is amazing
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:42am V Priceless:

abowie, baby Jesus, abowie!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:43am Sem Chumbo:

This one could clear a mall in five minutes flat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:43am Ken From Hyde Park:

Single File Christmas! Sweet!
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:43am Dennis Diken:

digging the show Joe! love that Free Design cut. Merry Christmas everyone!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:43am Joe McG:

@Sem: Ha ha ha!
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:43am JakeGould:

Barry Gordon is one annoyingly chipper little shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:44am ChrisB.:

From the mawkish to the manic. This single file has everything!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:44am Whosondephone:

What the EFFF?
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:44am Joe McG:

@Jake: He would go on to star on TV's "Fish"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:44am annie:

oh, geez, now i want to sing along!... i refuse to be jolly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:44am Greg from ZONE 5:

But how do you feel about Christmas?
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:45am βrian:

There's corn in my ear.
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:45am JakeGould:

All of those little orphans in Aleppo make me feel sad. Tell me Barry Gordon is under a pile of rubble and man...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:46am annie:

sounds like darla strait(?) from the little rascals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:47am pantz:

Now I've heard it all. A Christmas Chimpanzee?
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:47am JakeGould:

I like this Christmas monkey song.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:47am Joe McG:

I'd like to send the Alice Martin out to Dave the Spazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:48am annie:

this is eclectic enough... yes, joe, i was thinking about that!!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:48am Bronwyn Bishop:

incredible
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:48am Sem Chumbo:

You're pulling our legs, Joe. Crabs for Xmas.hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:50am Greg from ZONE 5:

Philly Boy Roy?
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:50am melinda:

Thanks for playing happy Birthday Jesus. It's one of my favorites from A John Waters Christmas.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:51am Barney Grubbs:

What's the pluperfect subjunctive of crab?
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:52am Joe McG:

@melinda: I was very happy to find this single for $1.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:53am Faye:

this segment needs to be saved & podcasted as the most truly WFMU-eque Christmas mix you could possibly achieve. HILARIOUS!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:53am βrian:

A single for a single.
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:53am Sem Chumbo:

@BarneyG: here you go.
www.verbix.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 10:54am annie:

well, joe, you passed the test! this was great!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:54am Joe McG:

@Faye: I very much enjoyed your show last night! (Heard almost the whole thing for a change....)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:56am Brian in UK:

Far and wide. Is that a description of Santa?
  Mon. 12/19/16 10:56am JakeGould:

I like Bill Withers.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 10:57am Barney Grubbs:

@Sem, I guess that's why the joke's about scrod & not crab
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 10:57am Sem Chumbo:

heh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 10:59am pantz:

Don't let the Fox & Friends learn about this song. They'll foam at the mouth.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:01am βrian:

Let there be no crabs in the codpiece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:01am Brian in UK:

We seem to have lost our sense of humour. The youngest track is 25 years old.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:03am βrian:

Sometimes it takes 25 years to get the joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:04am Mick:

Truly, you have saved Christmas
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:12am sugarwolf:

What is so wrong about Jews singing and writing Christmas songs, they're all mostly about a Jewish guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:12am annie:

tamar!!!! yay
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:13am sugarwolf:

What annie said!!!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:14am Sem Chumbo:

Yes, fraser and debolt. Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:15am annie:

as much as i love the regular DJs, i love this flip to the older DJs just as much, a christmas present in itself.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:16am Joe McG:

@sugarwolf: Ha ha, so true!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:16am Joe McG:

Yes, annie, it's such a pleasure to have Tamar on the air at anytime.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:17am βrian:

A lot of us atheists and Spaghetti Monster followers are huge fans of liturgical music, too.
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

what βrian said. This atheist is a huge fan of the Turkish Adhan + various sincere adaptations of churchy stuff by modern composers...
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Just got here. Probably missing all context for that comment, but what the hell...
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:25am Joe McG:

I'm not particularly religious these days, but I still love the passion of so many kinds of religious and spiritual music.
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:26am Cee Dubbles:

Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or BOTH? Maybe Mitsuwa?
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:27am SeanG:

zimmy!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:27am tadpoles:

Am looking forward to People Like Us too...excellent.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:27am Joe McG:

@CD: If you're in Edgewater, do them all in a row!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:27am melinda:

When Little Cindy was singing a customer asked "is this Christian radio?" and I said "no it's WFMU". Frequently confused, I'm sure.
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:28am Ashamedd & Out of practice:

embarrassed to say lissening to Trouble from Thursday.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:29am Joe McG:

@melinda: Ha ha!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:30am JakeGould:

There is nothing wrong with Jews singing/writing Christmas songs, but still... If you ain't Christian (practicing or otherwise) this can be the most tedious time of the year. Tired of being on the receiving end of "So what do you do?" conversations.

Anyway! Joe's selections are spot on today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:32am Brian in UK:

Hildegarde of Bingen rules. (sounds like some arcane game)
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:32am Joe McG:

@Jake: It's not even "2016," as we both know, so these Christians really are pushy. Hang tough, Jake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:34am Brian in UK:

Moving into Harry Smith territory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:34am northguineahills:

Hedy West's voice sounds familiar somehow...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:34am annie:

i love the folk motif of the devil taking the evil wife to hell and he brings her back when she gets downright mean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:35am annie:

ngh, i was immediatly reminded of anna mcgarrigle
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:35am Listner Alexandra:

Gorgeous stuff today, Joe!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am sugarwolf:

Someone put a keep Christ on Christmas magnet on their locker at work and I am not really sure what to think about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am upsetter5001:

Never cared for Dalton but " Green Rock Road" has some serious feeling!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am JakeGould:

Yeah, 5776 so us Jews are celebrating the Quincentennial of this great nation's independence.

Also, this Santa in front of a picture of Mecca in Middle Eastern store kinda sums up the awkwardness. https://instagram.com/p/BOLMdSCgGJM/
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am melinda:

Green Rocky Road is one of my favorite folk songs
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am sugarwolf:

I prefer to keep Saturn in Saturnalia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:36am northguineahills:

I hear that too, annie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:37am ChrisB.:

Let's all remember to Keep Chris in Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:37am annie:

and Han in Hannukah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:38am northguineahills:

My sister-in-law's family is Muslim, and their xmas decor rival's any one else's in suburbia...
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:38am Dean:

Fuck Christmas.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:38am MenfussMike:

i am OBSESSED with Karen Dalton
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:38am Uncle Michael:

Love Marty so much...
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:39am JakeGould:

Keep Han in Hanukkah is funny! Nice one Annie. But we should also keep the Chew in the 8 days of Chewbacca.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:39am βrian:

And the Bach in Bacchanalia, of course.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:39am βrian:

@Dean: Are you referring the the illustrated guide?
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:40am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Great thing about being midway up an apartment building in a narrow dense street is ... no point in setting up xmas lights & such, since the neighbors' windows are right there. "Passive outsourcing" you might call it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:41am Brian in UK:

We had a card from our neighbour. He is part of a group Muslims for Peace. We are all the same colour under the skin.
Peaceful 2017 everyone.

Joe, thank you for the wonderful musical guidance, year long.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:41am Barney Grubbs:

keep the christ in "jesus christ, not this shit again"
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:41am βrian:

@JakeGould: By some miracle, the spittoon never overflowed.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:42am Joe McG:

@BrianUK: Thanks, sir! Sorry no Xmas CD this year, I got very lazy. Next year!
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:43am sugarwolf:

I finally saw the Star Wars Holiday Special, and oooooohhhh noooooooo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:44am annie:

that bill murray christamas from last year was actually pretty damn good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:45am pantz:

Something tells me Mr Fromholz was a big fan of Paul Williams
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:46am annie:

oh christ, this is going to make me cry..and i was doing so well..
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:46am Joe McG:

@pantz: He's one of that Texas posse that Lyle Lovett covered on his "Here's the Texas songwriters I love" album, the name of which escapes me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:47am pantz:

@Joe Interesting. I'll have to explore.
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:47am JakeGould:

@sugarwolf: But you got to see Chewbacca's family.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:48am βrian:

Can't mistake that L.A. twang.
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:48am Bronwyn Bishop:

Gillian Welch's parents composed the music for the Star Wars Holiday Special.

I was planning on sharing that fact anyway as soon as she started singing, and then discovered you guys were already talking about it. Huh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:48am Parq:

I dunno why, but somehow, these songs are bringing me down.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:49am Joe McG:

@Bronwyn: Ha ha! @Parq: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:50am Brian in UK:

Jeez this sounds like Diana Jones.
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:50am βrian:

Joe's Ballast for the Soul.
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:51am Bronwyn Bishop:

Terry Allen!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

I, for one, am looking forward to listener Lyle's Christmas story where the tour bus broke down and the band spent the night in a manger behind the local Denny's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:52am Brian in UK:

Joe, Killing it now. Truckload of Art is a belter.
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:53am Sem Chumbo:

Lovely morning of spins, Joe. Thanks so much. See you and all next time, if the Fates allow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:53am annie:

i'm in absolute heaven
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:53am Brian in UK:

See you Sem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:54am Brian in UK:

You might called this show a roller coaster ride.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:55am annie:

yep^
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks so much for listening and commenting today and all year long. Let's hope that 2017 holds something good for us. Happy holidays, everyone! See you in the new year!
Avatar    Mon. 12/19/16 11:56am Sem Chumbo:

@BiUK, later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 11:56am annie:

<3
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:57am Dean:

Ran off for coffee. @βrian: Like others above, I don't have a religious bone in my body, yet I appreciate Christmas music. But the holiday just sucks.
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:57am Brendan:

Thank Joe for today and all the year(s).
  Mon. 12/19/16 11:58am melinda:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 12/19/16 11:58am βrian:

Heh, I'm no fan of Christmas music, but I do appreciate the excuse to cook.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 11:59am Mick:

Happy Holidays Joe & all! Here's to 2017
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 12:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

May all your surfaces be noisy in 2017!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/19/16 12:00pm northguineahills:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 12/19/16 3:11pm Passaic River Blues:

Sorry to have missed Joe live this morning. I pray to Black Santa every night to deliver us from evil.
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