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Options January 9, 2017: Salt in the Mine

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Starlights' Sound  Hudson Street   Options Out for Nothing  Planet Seven  2016  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Portron Portron Lopez  Bichette   Options Live at Kanal 103  PoiL  2016  MP3  Download here  *   0:05:15 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  Yesterday's Papers   Options   No Label  1967  MP3  backing track (Thanks, Jim Price!)    0:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Durutti Column  The Act Committed   Options LC  Factory  1981  LP      0:15:43 (Pop‑up)
Immersion  Always the Sea   Options Analogue Creatures Living on an Island  Swim~  2016  CD    *   0:20:42 (Pop‑up)
Shibboleth  Feels So Good   Options Super Hits of the '70s: Hit Explosion! - Michael Shelley's 2016 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2016  CD    *   0:24:24 (Pop‑up)
Stanley Unwin  Goldilocks   Options And This Is Me: Britain's Finest Thespians Sing  Croydon Municipal  2016  CD    *   0:28:23 (Pop‑up)
Small Faces  Song of the Baker   Options Ogden's Nut Gone Flake  Compleat  1985  LP  From 1968    0:30:51 (Pop‑up)
Thee Oh Sees  The Poem   Options An Odd Entrances  Castle Face  2016  CD    *   0:34:15 (Pop‑up)
Jeanne-Marie Sens  Tape Tape Tape   Options Dirty French Psychedelics  Born Bad  2009  CD      0:37:17 (Pop‑up)
Surface to Air Missive  Full Love Wonder   Options AV  Leaving  2016  CD    *   0:39:47 (Pop‑up)
Earth Quake  Distance Between   Options Earth Quake  A&M  1972  LP      0:43:28 (Pop‑up)
Sal Valentino  A Little at a Time   Options Bradley's Barn  Rhino Handmade  2011  CD  solo song from deluxe reissue; 1968    0:46:23 (Pop‑up)
Bic Runga  Close Your Eyes   Options Close Your Eyes  Wild Combinations  2016  CD    *   0:49:33 (Pop‑up)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Gueule D' Amour   Options Suspense  Light In the Attic  2016  CD  From 1988  *   0:51:59 (Pop‑up)
The Flirts  Telephone (Pick Up The)   Options Born to Flirt  Ariola  1983  LP      0:55:04 (Pop‑up)
The Flirts  Just Another Heartache   Options Blondes, Brunettes, & Redheads  CBS  1985  LP  Flirts doubleshot!    1:08:06 (Pop‑up)
Robert Palmer  Looking for Clues   Options Clues  Island  1980  LP      1:11:56 (Pop‑up)
François Virot  Medicine   Options Marginal Spots  Born Bad  2016  LP    *   1:16:47 (Pop‑up)
Chico Hamilton  I'm Still Thirsty   Options The Alternative Dimensions of El Chico  Soul Feast  2008  CD      1:19:47 (Pop‑up)
Silvestre Montez y Sus Guantanameros  El Avispón   Options Cumbia Beat Volume 1: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966-1976  Vampisoul  2010  CD  From 1969    1:26:55 (Pop‑up)
Single File: some random 45s lined up in a row
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions  Lost Weekend   Options single  Polydor  1985  45      1:33:50 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Be My Wife   Options single  RCA  1977  45      1:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Lautrec  Hit the Road, Jack   Options single  London  1979  45      1:39:36 (Pop‑up)
H.P. Lovecraft  Keeper of the Keys   Options single  Philips  1968  45      1:44:43 (Pop‑up)
Oscar Toney, Jr.  Workin' Together   Options single  Capricorn  1971  45      1:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Tower of Power  Clean Slate   Options single  Warner Bros.  1973  45      1:50:54 (Pop‑up)
Sue Thompson  Nine Little Teardrops   Options single  Hickory  1961  45      1:54:08 (Pop‑up)
Dale Yard  I'ma Goin' a Courtin'   Options single  Enterprise  1973  45      1:56:06 (Pop‑up)
Holly & the Italians  It's Not Me   Options single  Virgin  1980  45      1:59:19 (Pop‑up)
Mongo Santamaria  Watermelon Man   Options Mongo Santamaria's Greatest Hits  Columbia  1970  LP  From 1965    2:12:59 (Pop‑up)
The Pair  Watermelon Man   Options Live! At the Ice House  Liberty  1965  LP      2:15:31 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Hancock  Watermelon Man   Options Head Hunters  Columbia  2013  CD  From 1973    2:18:08 (Pop‑up)
Santiago  Bionic Funk   Options 22 Somerset Dr. (1976-1978)  Manufactured Recordings  2016  LP    *   2:24:14 (Pop‑up)
Biddu Orchestra  Bionic Boogie   Options Rain Forest  Epic  1976  LP      2:28:23 (Pop‑up)
Willie Mitchell  Sunshine of Your Love   Options On Top  Hi  1968  LP      2:31:29 (Pop‑up)
Steel Image  Sunshine of Your Love   Options Steel Image  Fontana  1969  LP      2:34:14 (Pop‑up)
Taka Boom  Troubled Waters   Options Taka Boom  Ariola  1979  LP      2:37:31 (Pop‑up)
Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonettes  Untitled Instrumental   Options Get On Board  Specialty  1992  CD  From 1953    2:42:26 (Pop‑up)
Billy Preston  Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things   Options Wildest Organ in Town!  Capitol  1966  LP      2:46:03 (Pop‑up)
King James Version  He's Forever (Amen)   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume One  Mr Bongo  2016  CD  From 1971  *   2:48:37 (Pop‑up)
Gatemouth Brown  Summertime   Options Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 5  Norton  2016  LP  From 1964  *   2:53:11 (Pop‑up)
Carmen McCrae  Goodbye Joe   Options Just a Little Lovin'  Atlantic  1970  LP      2:55:44 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good morning joe!!
Avatar 9:03am fred:

Hello Joe and listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

east coast is frigid. even NOLA is just 37.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am pantz:

Now is the winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this son of Drumpf. Just kidding. GOOD MORNING!
  9:11am Brendan:

Didn't Poltron Poltron Lopez cut a record with Boutros Boutros Ghali?
Avatar 9:12am Joe McG:

Good morning, folks! Monday is here and here is me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

It's not a Monday until the Yips go Boing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am MD:

Good Morning Surface Noises's...
Avatar 9:15am fred:

@Brendan: maybe they'll play with Guili Guili Goulag someday
Avatar 9:15am V Priceless:

hey, mornin' Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Hughie Considine:

Morning, Joe! Wow, without Mick's sneering vocal, "Yesterday's Papers" is a much gentler animal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am annie:

i immersed myself in continuous Bob and Ray yesterday evening. and i was happy to find some of the mary backstayge episodes. man, they have been able to make comedy about practically everything for a long long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am MD:

Man That 6am to 9am DJ had me singin' Teenage Kicks all the way down Rt. 3 this morning! I'm sure he keeps you on your feet Mr. Joe!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Bronwyn Bishop:

Hey Joe and everyone :D
  9:19am Mark Williams:

what you're telling us is Vini Reilly was the "lost Stones'er"...
Avatar 9:20am Joe McG:

@Mark: You see right through me.
Avatar 9:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

PEOPLE. people.... my people.
  9:23am Mark Williams:

Vini and Keef probably weigh about the same. It's a hoodwink worth exploring.
  9:26am Brendan:

Avatar 9:29am bobdoesthings:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am melinda:

I was trying to remember who was responsible for the original and then I remembered an episode of King of the Hill where Chuck Mangione was featured and played that song at someone's memorial service.
Avatar 9:31am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Joe and McGaskos. Haha, feels so good without Chuck. Kinda over-played there for a decade or so.
  9:32am James F:

ain't no better way to start a Monday than with some small faces!!
Avatar 9:32am Joe McG:

@Sem: I know! Made you want to UpChuck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Jack Mello:

hey joe, just want to give a shout out to your really fun holiday party set saturday night, as usual.
Avatar 9:35am Joe McG:

Oh thanks, Jack! You were killing me, I never thought I'd want to be dancing at that time of the morning, but I couldn't help it. Great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am pantz:

Funny. My invitation to the party must've been lost in the mail.
Avatar 9:43am Marc Francis:

Howdy Joe! Howdy all y'all!
Avatar 9:43am Joe McG:

@pantz: I was looking for you all night! :)
  9:44am Brendan:

Another Athens prodigy . Must be the water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Bronwyn Bishop:

love this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Bronwyn Bishop:

1972 was a great year for music
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

Hey, Bronwyn! Hey James! Hey everyone!
Avatar 9:47am KP:

Good Monday, Joe
  9:49am ?:

Surface To Air Missive description from the Stones Throw Records webstore: "Southern rock from Tallahassee, Florida. Taylor Ross played all the instruments on this album, breaking bones in a freak accident while flailing arms and head during a drum session. He finished, recording with his neck turned at a 90-degree for weeks on end. Pain killers may have been consumed."
  9:53am JakeGould:

Hey Joe!
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Bronwyn Bishop:

lizzy! :D
  9:54am Brendan:

Sorry for the last incognito (?) comment - posted from desktop instead of the usual phone app
Avatar 9:56am Joe McG:

You're so mysterious, Brendan!
Avatar 9:57am Marc Francis:

Yep yep yep yep yep yep yep.
Avatar 9:58am Whosondephone:

Do you always play this wacky stuff early on Joe?
Avatar 10:01am Whosondephone:

"Don't put another dime in the jukebox baby. I don't want to hear the song no more."
Avatar 10:03am bobdoesthings:

I thought that The Flirts '"Telephone" sounded exactly like "Goodbye to you" by Scandal, Patty Smyth
  10:03am Blix:

Flirts brought to my mind The Shivvers' fabulous "Teen Line." Style, subject, and vocals more so than musical structure I guess.
  10:05am Brendan:

Blondie - Hangin On The Telephone?
Avatar 10:06am βrian:

My sister, Sally, sells shibboleths and sea shells by the sea shore."
Avatar 10:06am Marc Francis:

Yes! Link please!!!!
Avatar 10:07am Jesse K:

Morning Joe!
That Flirts, Bobby O style was covered by Nicky: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 10:08am Jesse K:

Or kind of covered.. not credited exactly
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@JesseK: Ooh, Nicky looks great! Have to hear that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am pantz:

I can really aerobacise to this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Liz Berg:

Agreed @pantz! Joe, you really need to consider making an aerobics mix!
  10:13am JakeGould:

When Robert Palmer sounded like Huey Lewis. It's hip to be square!
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

@Lizb: Great idea! Oh no, ANOTHER premium idea! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am pantz:

Minimize Your Surface Area With Joe McGasko's Surface Noise Aerobics!
Avatar 10:17am Joe McG:

@pantz: Ha!
Avatar 10:19am βrian:

Is beer an aerobic mix? Or is it anaerobic?
  10:25am Brendan:

Screw aerobics . Lets gets some drinks and Conga this mother
Avatar 10:28am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am joe:

'ello folks
  10:30am Brendan:

@Joe, Cuban aerobics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Bootsie:

I actually recently became acquainted with Andrea from The Flirts. She speaks fondly of how much fun she had during their heyday. Nice gal.
  10:36am Benoit:

Turns out it's Portron Portron Lopez. Does not rhyme with Voltron Voltron Dope Rez.
Avatar 10:37am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Great to hear Robert Palmer, keyboards were a bit overpowering on the album though.

Just heard that Peter Sarstedt has passed away.
Avatar 10:38am V Priceless:

abowie! 70 yesterday - one year gone tomorrow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am pantz:

@JoeMCG is this the B-Side to Sound & Vision?
  10:38am Brendan:

Lost Weekend = The Passenger (Iggy)
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@Bootsie: Cool! @Benoit: Oops! I'll fix that later. @Brian: Oh, that's a shame.... @pantz: No, this was a standalone single. It's a promo, so I don't know the b.
Avatar 10:39am Brian in UK:

Talking of DB you might need a Chrome stick thing to watch this. Is is touching and honest.
Avatar 10:41am Joe McG:

@Benoit: Fixed! :)
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

@Brian: I heard that's a very good doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Guido from Cologne:

The BBC video will work in UK only.

But if it is the latest doc. with the last interviews:
It will be aired on arte TV to French and german people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Guido from Cologne:

next Friday evening, Tracks Night
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

Hopefully we'll get it here evenutally, Guido!
Avatar 10:44am Whosondephone:

I feel like I'm listening to AM radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am pantz:

Howard Phillips could really rock!
Avatar 10:47am Brian in UK:

Guido I am sure it will circulate the channels in time.
The video for Where Are We Now? is still mesmerising.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Guido from Cologne:

H.P. Lovecraft !
Avatar 10:47am Brian in UK:

Fever Tree next up!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and surfactants. Survived the weekend monster storm here in NorCal, another one coming tonite.
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

I should've played "Clean Slate" last week for the new year! Well, it still applies. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Jeff Golick:

Hi Joe & Gaskettes.

Re watching that Bowie doc. I thank Brian for the link, and can say that US-based types using Chrome can use an extension called Beeb to re-geo-locate. Or something like that. It worked.
  11:01am Brendan:

Yes sirree . As some as I finish this here lemonade, Im gonna get up off the porch, mosey down the street and call on that girl and court her, real proper like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am pantz:

@Brendan Best Andy Griffith episode ever. Was that the one with Don Rickles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am annie:

oh, a reminder to make an effort to watch "Sex and Broadcasting" if you haven't. it's really good.. and it has no sex.. :-p
  11:05am Emily C:

I was just thinking that sounded awfully 'Kinksy'...hi Joe!
Avatar 11:06am deep surface:

sex and broadcasting is how i found this wonderful place, thank you netflix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am annie:

i avoided it due to the title.. i'm a prude.. but not
Avatar 11:07am deep surface:

i love prunes!!!!!
Avatar 11:07am Roberto:

Prince passed away in April.
  11:08am Mark in Toronto:

try April for Prince
  11:08am Brendan:

@pantz exactly. Very Mayberryesque song.
  11:09am Rory:

What was the solo guitar, finger picking song played around 9:05-9:10 AM this morning please?
Avatar 11:09am βrian:

I've had S&B in my Netflix queue for quite a while. "Availability Unknown."
  11:10am melinda:

@annie: I think there was a different working title before it was Sex and Broadcasting, so I assumed the sex part was just an attention-grabber. I wonder if the book of the same title has sex in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Bronwyn Bishop:

It used to be called Freeform or Death, which imo is better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am annie:

βrian: i watched it on netflix. wonder why it's unavailable. are you stateside? Melinda: hi!!! (any news from bob?) i agree bronwyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Bronwyn Bishop:

love this song! :D
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

@Rory: That was the Starlights' Sound, I think!
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

Prince passed away in April? Man, am I out of it today. Hi, Emily! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Jeff Golick:

I can confirm that the book SEX AND BROADCASTING contains no sex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am pantz:

Your show is making me crave a Cuban sandwich and a mojito, @JoeMCG. Guess it's gonna be a short day.
Avatar 11:15am βrian:

Wisconsin. We have to do DVDs. Second-world connectivity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Andrew Waterloo:

But, supposedly the book is the template for WFMU
  11:17am melinda:

@Bronwyn: Freeform or Death is more on-point, but maybe Sex and Broadcasting will get it more viewers.
  11:17am melinda:

Hi Annie! No word from Bob.
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

I hope Mary Wing will forgive me for stealing her threeplay idea today.
  11:21am Brendan:

I cant wait to hear part four of your trio
  11:22am ?:

Listening here on a cool evening in Hanoi.. Thanks for turning me on to Bic Runga... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

@ Carmichael - Some of the big trees did not make it through the storm. www.sfgate.com...
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

Cool, Hanoi! Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar 11:27am Cheri Pi:

Good morning funky people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Carmichael:

Yes Ken, I was worried about all the stately oak trees in my neighborhood. Only lost one. Bigger storm supposedly this evening/tomorrow ...
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

Hola, Churr Pah!
Avatar 11:31am Brian in UK:

Here is an early shot of Pioneers Cabin taken by Eadweard Muybridge famous for the first moving pictures.
  11:32am Brendan:

Steve Austin - a man barely alive . We can rebuild him. Make him stronger, faster, able to boogie more and cruise hot chicks while wearing tight pants and chains
  11:33am Blix:

I love that in 1976 you could make a song called "Bionic Boogie" and it would seem quite natural to do so.
  11:36am Mark in Toronto:

Steel drums make any song sound better
  11:37am Listener Alexandra:

Greetings from Soggy Diego, Joe!
Avatar 11:37am βrian:

Inagodadavida, baby
Avatar 11:38am Brian in UK:

Great show, Joe.
Got to cut out and get my eyebrows plucked. New image. Steely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Bronwyn Bishop:

love this! lotsa gems today joe!
Avatar 11:38am Joe McG:

I agree, Mark! Hey, Alex--watch your mailbox later this week! @Brian: Go for that arched eyebrow look.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am pantz:

This reminds me of my coke head neighbors in college that would keep me up all night. I would crank up steel drum music and put it on a loop when I left for class in the morning. I bet they had some funky fever dreams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Bronwyn Bishop:

A devilish but perfect punishment, pantz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Carmichael:

Unibrow, Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Andrew Waterloo:

steels drums almost drive me to same place that salsa does.
Avatar 11:44am Joe McG:

@Andrew: I hear you!
Avatar 11:47am Brian in UK:

@Andrew my hero Robert Greenidge.

@Carmichael, does that mean I would have to start listening to Oasis?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Bronwyn Bishop:

i love when the funky chicken is referenced in religious testimonials
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am joe:

and i hear this going right into Midnight Cowboy for some reason
  11:53am Dennis Diken:

nice show Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Bronwyn Bishop:

all joking aside though this is an amazing piece
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Carmichael:

Maybe when they say "He's forever", they're referring to Rufus Thomas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am joe mulligan:

wait isnt this the John barry Midnight cowboy melody?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Uncle Michael:

He's Midnight Cowboy Forever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Uncle Michael:

Joe beat me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Mike Sin:

Enjoyed the show very much today, Joe!
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks, Dennis and Mike! And thanks everyone for listening today. I'm going to try to be a little less out of it next week! :) Have a good one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am pantz:

Great show, Joe. It's mojito time!
Avatar 11:55am mark r:

Gatemouth is always cool.
  11:56am Brendan:

Clarence never opened the gate on this one.
Avatar 11:56am Sem Chumbo:

Thank you, Mr. McGasko. Feels so good to be with you and the McGaskos Tuesdays. Later.
Avatar 11:56am Brian in UK:

It's Martini time over here as Rev Horton Heat might say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am pantz:

@Brian Eat Steak, while you;'re at it!
  11:58am JakeGould:

Adios, Joe!
  11:59am Brendan:

Fare thee well, McGasko
  11:59am Listener Alexandra:

Will do...no idea what you have planned :-)
  12:00pm Emily C:

Aww, goodbye Joe...
Until next time!
  12:01pm Brendan:

And the rest of you listeners, we'll just recognize each other out there via the Surface Noise nod
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