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Options July 16, 2018: Listen Hear

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Marisa Anderson  Lift   Options Cloud Corner  Thrill Jockey  2018  CD    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Smoke Bellow  Collective Heads   Options Isolation 3000  Ehse  2018  EP    *   0:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Moby Octopad   Options I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One  Matador  1997  CD      0:17:37 (Pop‑up)
Sunwatchers  New Dad Blues   Options Freedom of the Press  Kith & Kin  2018  CD    *   0:23:12 (Pop‑up)
En Attendant Ana  (Not) So Hard   Options Lost and Found  Trouble in Mind  2018  CD    *   0:28:26 (Pop‑up)
Stereolab  The Noise of Carpet   Options Noises EP  Elektra  1996  CD      0:32:29 (Pop‑up)
Hinds  I Feel Cold But I Feel More   Options I Don't Run  Mom + Pop  2018  CD    *   0:43:42 (Pop‑up)
Mikaela Davis  Other Lover   Options Delivery  Rounder  2018  CD    *   0:47:02 (Pop‑up)
Heavenly  She Says   Options Borodudur: A Compilation  La-di-da  1990  LP      0:50:59 (Pop‑up)
Tracey Dey  Ska-Doo-De-Yah   Options Skank Your Lucky Stars: Gaylord Fields' 2018 Fundraising Marathon Premium  WFMU  2018  CD-R  From 1964  *   0:54:03 (Pop‑up)
Rita Wright  It's Been a Long Time Happenin'   Options Baby I've Got It: More Motown Girls  Ace  2018  CD  From 1968  *   0:56:26 (Pop‑up)
SHQ  V oboře   Options Czech Up! Vol. 2: We'd Be Happy  Vampisoul  2018  CD  From 1973; "In a Game Preserve"  *   1:00:11 (Pop‑up)
Brian Auger & the Trinity  Listen Here   Options Befour  RCA  1970  LP      1:03:23 (Pop‑up)
Jesse Jackson & Kids  I Am Somebody   Options Hits from the Cloud, v. 4: A Frow Show Treasury of Endangered Audio, 2018 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2018  CD-R  "Sesame Street," 1971  *   1:12:46 (Pop‑up)
Les McCann & Eddie Harris  Set Us Free   Options Listen Here: The Very Best of Eddie Harris  Rhino/Atlantic/Varese Vintage  2018  CD  From 1972  *   1:14:04 (Pop‑up)
June Jackson  It's What's Underneath That Counts   Options On the Soul Side  Kent Soul  2018  CD  From 1966  *   1:17:11 (Pop‑up)
Los Corvets  Satisfaction   Options Make Mine Mondo!  Ace  2018  CD  From 1968  *   1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
Marion  Sugar-Sugar   Options El Condor Pasa  Hansa  2018  CD-R  From 1969; Thanks to Listener Guido!    1:22:36 (Pop‑up)
The Searchers  Tausend Nadelstiche (Needles & Pins)   Options In Any Other Language, Vol. 2: Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock 2018 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2018  CD-R  From 1964  *   1:24:47 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of random singles all lined up in a row
Gladys Knight & the Pips  The Nitty Gritty   Options single  Soul  1969  45      1:34:04 (Pop‑up)
Doug Dillard  Monday Motion   Options single  20th Century  1973  45  Wonder what the Monday motion is?    1:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Bert  Clink, Clank   Options single  Columbia  1972  45      1:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Sinatra  The City Never Sleeps at Night   Options single  Reprise  1966  45      1:42:48 (Pop‑up)
Leon Hayward  She's With Her Other Love   Options single  Imperial  1965  45      1:45:36 (Pop‑up)
The Passions  (Don't Talk to Me) I'm Shy   Options single  Polydor  1981  45      1:48:17 (Pop‑up)
The Mandala  Opportunity   Options single  kr  1967  45      1:50:16 (Pop‑up)
Peter Brown  You Should Do It   Options single  Drive  1978  45      1:53:01 (Pop‑up)
John Cougar  Jack & Diane   Options single  Riva  1982  45      1:56:33 (Pop‑up)
Bitter Funeral Beer Band  Funeral Dance   Options Live in Frankfurt 82  Black Sweat  2018  LP  with Don Cherry and K. Sridhar  *   2:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Steve and Ray Budzilek Orchestra  Green Parrot Polka   Options We Love Pierogi: Dance with Me Stanley with DJ Stashu 2018 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2018  CD-R  Probably from the early '60s  *   2:39:08 (Pop‑up)
Brave Combo  La Turbina / Clarinet Polka   Options Musical Varieties  Rounder  1988  LP  playing in NYC this week! This is live in Dallas, 1984    2:42:54 (Pop‑up)
Banyen Rakkaen  Bo Luem Sanya Duean Sam   Options Lam Phloen World-class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen  Em  2018  CD  From the early '70s; "Promise of March"  *   2:48:52 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Pontiac  I'm a Doggy   Options The Legendary Greatest Hits  Northern Spy  2018  CD  From 1999    2:51:25 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am annie:

almost missed the yipyips!!
Avatar 9:02am themutante:

Why don't the Alieums like The Prisoner style music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

good morning joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am TheLoneliestMonk:

hola JoeMac, do you have frosty AC in the studio today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Rich in NC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Krys O.:

Howdy, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Rob (Jerzcity):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Linda Lee:

good morning Joe! what a sweet opener! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am annie:

Guido!! i saw the Cologne episode on "Unknown Parts". cologne is nice! and i saw your house and waved
Avatar 9:07am themutante:

Wish I could ask them.
Avatar 9:08am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Hi! I am back from Poland. It was awesome. I rode on a train, saw a stork, visited family! Changes in Poland
1. No Polski Fiat Maluch seen on road, but saw one at a car show and also one in an Obi parking lot (like Home Depot).
2. Women stopped wearing dresses, high heels and stockings. Now its all pants and flats and sneakers. NOT as sexy as it once was. Polish women are still beautiful as usual, but just not dressed as sexy as 2007....
3. Everybody is building a new house or renovating their existing house or putting a new metal roof on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Devin B.:

Morning all. Love this Smoke Bellow!
Avatar 9:11am themutante:

Seconded. This Smoke Bellow mob are great!
Avatar 9:12am Diezel Tea:

Greeting Joe & Co. Wow Neil, that sounds interesting. Perhaps the lack of dresses now is a reflection of Poland's neo-nationalist catholic conservatism? My friend Kasha has told me some wild (in a bad way) stuff going on in her homeland as of the past few years.
Avatar 9:13am themutante:

I've fallen for a couple of Polish girls. I think they're the bees-knees.
Avatar 9:15am Joe McG:

Hi, annie, themutante, TLoneliestM, Rich, Guido, Krys, Rob, Linda, Neil, Devin, Diezel T and everyone else. Welcome to Monday morning.
Avatar 9:15am themutante:

Hey, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Rob (Jerzcity):

@Neil - wonder if the prevalent construction trend is similar to what I saw in Peru recently. Apparently as long as you are building or renovating your home, you don't have to pay (or are greatly discounted) on your property taxes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am karlward:

I'm warning you, Smoke Bellow, do not under any circumstances mutate this awesome jam into a Collective Soul cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Devin B.:

@karlward: giggling trying to imagine how that would work
Avatar 9:18am themutante:

They are flirting with the idea @karlward
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am karlward:

And now Joe McGasko is cueing up an obscure Collective Soul B side...
Avatar 9:19am ben abs:

ho Joe, awsome start to the show!
Avatar 9:19am Joe McG:

@karlward: Ha! Welcome, ben abs.
Avatar 9:20am Cheri Pi:

Th' Lab!
Avatar 9:20am Cheri Pi:

Oops, ignore that. Heya Joe MG!
Avatar 9:21am Joe McG:

Heya, CP! Good idea, should I? Name it and I'll play it, if I can get it in time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am ɨkɛ:

@Rob(J), I noticed that in Peru too, though some Peruvians told me it was about taxes and others insisted it absolutely wasn't, and that Peruvians are just always hopeful, which seems much less plausible to me. @themutante, wait, two at the same time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac: some unexpected picks so far. you in a mellow, harmonious mood today?
Avatar 9:26am Diezel Tea:

Holy tremolo, Batman! Or my ears are lying to me.
Avatar 9:26am themutante:

Kinda @Joe. But only one was reciprocal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am TheLoneliestMonk:

of course, then he goes straight into fuzzed out wah!
Avatar 9:27am themutante:

Malena was interested, but Karina was not.
Avatar 9:27am Joe McG:

@LMonk: I'm always in a mellow, harmonious mood. :)
Avatar 9:27am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Diezel Tea,
Theoretically Poland is more nationaliistic now, yes. However PIS is in favor of GMO's!?. If anything Poland is less conservative socially than it used to be. People living together without marriage etc.
I REALLY missed the dresses, stockings and high heels. It was all I could think about my first few visits. Oh well. Maybe it will become hip here in the USA to stop wearing PJs to Walmart and start wearing tight dresses, makeup and high heels. I used to say it was like a public service announcement the wardrobe et al. But I AM a sexist pig, I know. Oink!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am karlward:

Sunwatchers have just uncovered the secret name of every dad rock jam band, New Dad Blues. I love this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am melinda:

hi folks
Avatar 9:33am Marc Francis:

This songs is a CRACKER!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am karlward:

Hit after hit after hit.
Avatar 9:34am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am G:

Vive le France!
Avatar 9:34am Diezel Tea:

@Wild Neil hahaha if that's what floats your boat you NEED TO visit Armenia in the summer. Georgia too, but they're getting more and more casual with how women dress.
My work place actually has a dress code now to prevent women from looking TOO attractive, no joke. YES, Emperor Tomato Ketchup!!
Avatar 9:35am Diezel Tea:

Oh, haha this track I think is also on ETK as well
Avatar 9:35am themutante:

Love that synth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am TheLoneliestMonk:

you can type TLM to save time, joe. i know you've got a lot going on in there!
Avatar 9:38am themutante:

You there, Joe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am ɛɨk:

I'd say 60% is about right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am TheLoneliestMonk:

JoeMac: been hearin' a lot about this. any chance you could play us a cut?
'Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Devin B.:

Last week's Long Rally fill in was fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am TheLoneliestMonk:

good article for all you big star fans:
  Swag For Life Member 9:43am tadpoles:

To quote the Bonzos Joe...."It's An Odd Boy That Doesn't Like Sport".....but of course you must take into account that it was written by Vivian Stanshall.
Avatar 9:44am ben abs:

Jesse played a Smoke Bellow track earlier on his Polygot show. Was also really good, looking forward to checking out the album
Avatar 9:45am themutante:

Yeah, @BenABS. I think Jesse ended with a Smoke Bellow track. It was great!
Avatar 9:45am Joe McG:

@ben abs: My album of the week, no question! @tadpoles: I am an odd boy. Or an old one.
  Swag For Life Member 9:48am tadpoles:

Never too old Joe...or too odd.
Avatar 9:48am ben abs:

@mutante - yes, only caught the last hr of the show, but was the highlight for sure @Joe, great! - can't wait to check it - It's sometimes a bit hard to get away from wfmu mind!
Avatar 9:48am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Avatar 9:49am Marc Francis:

I don't watch much sports but I do love the World Cup. This was a fun one but not quite as fun as usual. I think the whole fucking Russia thing.... arrrrgh.
  9:49am Nelly Maynard:

@tadpoles, Stephen was never the sporty type.
Avatar 9:50am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: I will take your word for it! Hey, Brian and Marc! What's the Russian thing?
  9:53am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe! And you can find out about the Russia thing via me--I've put up a bit about it so far.
Avatar 9:54am Marc Francis:

Russia were the hosts. Plus, according to US law enforcement, they officially gave Trump the election.
Avatar 9:55am JakeGould:

Hey Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am TheLoneliestMonk:

but according to vladi (and my friend jesus) they have the best sex workers in the world!
Avatar 9:56am Joe McG:

Oh, I didn't even know the World Cup was in Russia. I haven't followed it at all. Thanks for the info, Alex and Marc.
Avatar 9:56am βrian:

Vladi? Vladi the Impaler?
Avatar 9:57am Diezel Tea:

They also didn't inform you that not only does Ukraine have better sex workers than Russia, but they're also very proud of the fact, as well.
Avatar 9:57am JakeGould:

@JoeMcG: “Pussy Riot” crashed the field dressed as cops.
  9:57am Listener Alexandra:

No worries--right now I'd rather enjoy your gorgeous show!
Avatar 9:57am Marc Francis:

If you are a Twitter guy you should follow Sarah Kendzior ( @sarahkendzior ) - she has been breaking down Putin/Russian global interference for the last 4 or 5 years. If not she wrote a fantastic book called 'The View From Flyover Country'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am TheLoneliestMonk:

George W's friend, PootyPoot
Avatar 9:58am βrian:

I walked into a local pub to watch the World Cup final match, only to see the final score up on the screen. Damn time zone confusion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am TheLoneliestMonk:

@DT: yes, i've heard about the sex tours of the ukraine
  9:58am Morphe:

Hey Joe!!!!!!!
Where you going with that 45 in your hand?????

Thanks for spinning...............
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Itzall Ablurr:

Anybody know what the "default" is if you somehow forgot to request specifics on the Swag request sheet? It's been a minute but I think I missed my opportunity.
Avatar 9:59am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I saw SOMEBODY crash the field in some weird uniform during the game, but they did NOT dwell on it at all, the camera coverage seemed very accidental.
Avatar 9:59am ben abs:

@Wild Neil. That was Pussy Riot!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am \ⓔⓘⓚ/:

Putin bought the World Cup, too. That's why it took place in Russia. Straight-up corruption. FIFA (the soccer bastard organization) is an abomination.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am TheLoneliestMonk:

depending on which conspiracy theory you listen to, he might very well be the richest man on the planet
Avatar 10:02am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I saw the game too. Croatia had more shots on goal at least at the first half ending (unfortunately the self goal is unforgivable.) Croatia played harder I thought. MUCH better than American football or God Forbid, BASEBALL (zzzz....zzzz...)
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

You bet, Morphe! Happy to hear Pussy Riot made an appearance!
Avatar 10:03am ben abs:

@eik, oh no, they always super deserved to go to russia and qatar. Makes perfect sense! ;)
Avatar 10:04am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Deizel Tea-oh yeah, must visit Armenia in the summer! My boat shall float again!
Avatar 10:04am JakeGould:

“The Russian protest performance group 'Pussy Riot' has claimed responsibility for invading the pitch during the World Cup Final in order to bring attention to Russia's lack of political competition and police impunity” www.theguardian.com...
Avatar 10:08am themutante:

Those PR girls have big balls between their legs an also have a flair for the PR.
Avatar 10:09am JakeGould:

if you watch the video, Totoro sits behind them on a couch as they make a statement regarding the action.
Avatar 10:11am Joe McG:

I missed all this. Too busy listening to Brian Auger records.
Avatar 10:11am Dave the Spazz:

Enjoying the show on my day off!
  10:11am paul:

Always loved Julie Driscoll. Beautiful.
Avatar 10:12am JakeGould:

I was going to say that this Brian Auger is really great!
Avatar 10:12am Joe McG:

Wow, hey Dave! Glad you're here!
Avatar 10:13am βrian:

We owe e debt to Cloistered Joe. This is sensational.
Avatar 10:15am themutante:

Love this! We are all some C**T!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Roger:

ooh, that was a good Double Dip Recess cut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am steveo:

that guitar fooled me!
Avatar 10:21am Brian in UK:

Noooo more Satisfaction!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am frozen_peas:

this is probably the best version of Satisfaction. And there are so many!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am karlward:

Joe, have you ever heard "Chuby Chuby" by Las Ventanas?
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

@karlward: Maybe, but I don't remember. Send me an mp3! :)
Avatar 10:25am ben abs:

hahaha, I have Such a penchant for German cover versions!
Avatar 10:25am JakeGould:

I wonder how many different language versions of “Satisfaction” there are? Might be a nice project to research.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am karlward:

Joe: I don't have an MP3 handy, but here's what the Internet has at the ready: www.youtube.com...

This song always lifts my spirits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am frozen_peas:

  10:27am paul:

Jake, I bet April Winchell could tell you. http://www.aprilwinchell.com/
Avatar 10:27am jdaFromCologne:

aua… that hurts…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Guido from Cologne:

hahahahaha !!!
Avatar 10:28am Davee:

Hi Joe! How are you? Looking forward to the singles today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Guido from Cologne:

Ask Sheila for the Burt bacharach!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Guido from Cologne:

I gave her the original Vinyl and the CD re-issuer for a choice.
Avatar 10:32am themutante:

Deja vu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Guido from Cologne:

Marion: 1969, almost correct:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am mb:

Hi Joe. Rockin' show so far.

happy Monday to y'all!!
Avatar 10:35am themutante:

Single file!
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

Thanks Karl and thanks Guido! I will ask Sheila. I need to hear that one! BTW, your notes are incredible, Guido. @mb: Thanks! Happy Monday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Guido from Cologne:

Glad you enjoy my writing Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Itzall Ablurr:

Wow, Gladys & Pips! That fuzzed-out wah wha break stung me!
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@Itzall: Killer, right?
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

Here's another one for you, Roger, if you're still out there!
  10:43am melinda:

Aw, Bert
Avatar 10:44am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I would be curious to know what actual Russians think about Pussy Riot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Itzall Ablurr:

Yes and unexpected!
Avatar 10:44am themutante:

I've not been into Sesame Street since Jordan Peterson became the voice of Kermit. Sick of him telling me to tidy my room.
Avatar 10:48am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I will never forget Grover explaining the difference between "near" and "far".
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

Quiz time: Name the tune this Leon Hayward song most closely resembles.
Avatar 10:49am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Marc Almond covered it? @Joe McG?
Avatar 10:49am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Where Did Our Love Go?
Avatar 10:49am Joe McG:

@Wild Neil: You win!
Avatar 10:50am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Wow! Thanks, man. What do I win? Can somebody come and paint my gable on the front of my house, for example? Or mow my lawn? Water my plants?
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

@Wild Neil: I can play music on the radio while you do all that.
Avatar 10:52am themutante:

That Passions track was great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Devin B.:

Totally agree on the Passions - wow!
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

The Passions are totally underrated. They did tons of cool stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Guido from Cologne:

The Mandala is great!
Never heard about them.
Avatar 10:57am themutante:

Love this Peter Brown. Killer synth bassline and trippy little fills.
Avatar 10:57am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Joe McG-win-win! The Passions are unusual!
Donna Summer "I Feel Love" is Moog heaven!
Avatar 10:58am themutante:

Moroder heaven!
  10:58am SeanG:

now we're talkin!!!
  10:59am mjgoins:

I wonder how many stations in the US are simultaneously playing this song at a given moment.
Avatar 10:59am Roberto:

Folks, I give you your resident WFMU John Cougar/Mellencamp champion, Joe McG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am karlward:

Picture Joe doing air guitar in 3 2 1
  10:59am mjgoins:

I bet it rarely dips below 1
Avatar 11:00am themutante:

Ha! @Roberto
  11:00am melinda:

I always liked Jack and Diane
  11:00am dug:

these pain meds must be kicking overtime. is this john cougar?
Avatar 11:00am Joe McG:

Air drums, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am karlward:

Pick an air instrument Joe! You can't switch in the middle!
Avatar 11:01am themutante:

  11:01am dug:

if you're feeling it, then why the hell not.
Avatar 11:03am themutante:

I really enjoyed that Single File.
Avatar 11:03am Wild Neil||Peace All:

In the 80's, in my 20's, in a misguided attempt to hitchihike somewhere, this song comes on while 2 women gave me a ride while smoking cigarettes. I was so dumb! But the memory stuck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Devin B.:

Avatar 11:04am Wild Neil||Peace All:

As long as you didn't play John Cougar "ironically". I hate that. Play it because you like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am mb:

I thought moms switched the station to WDHA for a min.
  11:05am Derbs:

John Cougar on WFMU?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am suzyhotrod:

Joe McGaskooooooooo. The flack I received for playing a Guns and Roses song. I love that you're playing The Cougar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am TheLoneliestMonk:

i had the misfortune of seeing john mellonhead live about eight yrs ago...pretty awful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Beast of Boonton:

John Cougar hordes and has warehouses filled with all his stuff
He has people assigned to retrieve items as needed
Avatar 11:06am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Hey, WFMU plays The Monkees who were "strictly commercial" right? I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Monkees.
  11:06am Jess:

I always feel like the genius of WFMU is in re-contextualization. I don't hear Jack & Diane the same way on Surface Noise that I do in the middle of a CLASSIC ROCK BLOCK!!!
  11:09am SeanG:

do you like John Hiatt, Joe?
Avatar 11:09am ledzeppelinsucks:

Eric Claptelloncamp, Sting, Phil Collins, Billy Squire and Bruce Springfield are many reasons I choose WFMU. I am disappointed that one of them was aired here.
Avatar 11:09am themutante:

No regerts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am TheLoneliestMonk:

@Joe: where do ya rank ann peebles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am mb:

@Jess: i agree. The Who sounds brand new on WFMU at the rare chance i hear it on this frequency.
  11:10am paul:

The Dillards played the Darlings on the Andy Griffith Show. (Except for Briscoe)
Avatar 11:10am themutante:

That calls for Walker Bros - No Regrets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Itzall Ablurr:

You are both right about the context and besides- if we can even overlook Felder... for example.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am TheLoneliestMonk:

Hi Suzy!: i've been diggin' the derby thus far, keep up the good spins!
  11:12am Mark in Toronto:

Guido: Mandala where a great r'n'b soul band out of Toronto in the 60's featuring wonderful vocalist George Oliver. He soon left, and Dominic Troiano joined the group.
Avatar 11:15am themutante:

I'll drink to that, as I have been since the start of Clay's show.
Avatar 11:16am themutante:

  11:17am HalifaxEd:

Just finished listening to Dr. Dream and tuned in to hear you recount a set I would have loved to have heard while talking over Kevin Ayers!
How about some more Kevin? or more Bert? Just watched his big song and dance number from Season 1 of The Muppet Show yesterday. He never got enough credit for his dancing outside of "the pigeon."
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@suzyhotrod: If you're feeling it, do it! Did you win your match on Saturday? Sorry I missed it. @Jess: Nicely put! @ledzepsucks: Hope you feel better soon! @TLM: Highly! @Mark: This is the Don Troiano version of the group, at least judging by the label credit. @Halifax Ed: Hiya! :)
  11:20am Mark in Toronto:

Joe, their 2 big hits were Opportunity and Love-itis.
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

@mark: Is that the Harvey Scales "Love-Itis"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am TheLoneliestMonk:

@Joe i was tempted to buy that HiNote records compedium box a while back. think it's worth it?
Avatar 11:25am ben abs:

this is a LOT better than the band name would suggest!
  11:26am SeanG:

@Joe do you like John Hiatt? and thanks for playing John Cougar!
Avatar 11:26am Joe McG:

@ben abs: I agree, the name is kind of lousy. What a performance, though! I'll fade it soon because it goes for 25 minutes and I have a lot of music still to play, but I dig it.
Avatar 11:27am ben abs:

I'll add it to the list of things to play when not fmu-ing!
Avatar 11:28am Joe McG:

@SeanG: Love John Hiatt, although I haven't paid much attention to his recent records. From 1978-1990, I'm there.
Avatar 11:29am Brian in UK:

Was there a John Hiatt song about shoes?
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

Oh hell, I'm really liking this, I'm going to let it rollllll. "Joe plays all those long tracks, make him stop!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Itzall Ablurr:

Was the funeral bitter? The beer, the BAND?!? I like that the name is open to interpretation. I choose that they were the beer band for a bitter funeral.
Avatar 11:30am ben abs:

Avatar 11:30am Joe McG:

@Brian: He was kinda Costello-ish for a spell. But Costello never wrote one as direct as this: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Itzall Ablurr:

This is badass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Joe and freeform friends.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

Hiya, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh cool. You're still here, Joe. I thought you put this on and went out to the DMV or something.
  11:32am SeanG:

@Joe sweet! love john hiatt too. i gotta listen to his earlier stuff more. I really dig that record from 1995, Walk On
Avatar 11:33am themutante:

Don Cherry - Brown Rice is one of my jams.
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

@Ken: Believe it or not, I didn't use this opportunity to spend some quality time in the WFMU restroom. @Sean: I like that one, too. My faves are "Slow Turning" and "Slug Line." Also "Riding with the King."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am ɛɨk:

Joe McGasko turned into Bryce so gradually I didn't even notice!

(Yes, that's a Simpsons reference.)
Avatar 11:34am Marc Francis:

Thanks Joe! That was FUN. Shame I have to go....
Avatar 11:34am Brian in UK:

The beer was Bitter.
Avatar 11:35am Joe McG:

@mutante: Classic!
Avatar 11:36am Brian in UK:

Joe, nice one. I remember many years ago seeing a Rolls Royce with the registration number. PEN 15.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am suzyhotrod:

Queens was victorious over Bronx! We go to Champs on Aug 25th. I won the MVP prize, which is a trial gym membership...which is like the one thing I probably don't need....I wish it were an MVPizza.
Avatar 11:38am Joe McG:

@suzy: Wow, congrats, that rules! You were already an MVP in my book. :)
Avatar 11:39am Joe McG:

Wait till you hear this upcoming segueway, you'll plotz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am TheLoneliestMonk:

@suzy the bronx kicks queens ass for pizza tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Krys O.:

Whoop! Whoop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Krys O.:

My family used to laugh at the Americanized pronunciations in polka music.
  11:47am Mark in Toronto:

Yes Joe, the Harvey Scales track was covered by them. The Madala version is probably much more recognizable up here.
Avatar 11:47am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Krys O. -My wife from Poland HATES Polka! She likes Country music, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Krys O.:

Neil, my father was a mean harmonica player AND could dance the polka like a dervish without knocking into anyone.
Avatar 11:48am Joe McG:

@Mark: Interesting! BTW, everybody, don't miss Stashu's show tonight at 8, always a good time!
Avatar 11:48am themutante:

This is some sorta slap-stick shaving cream.
Avatar 11:49am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Krys-ok, you just exploded a stereotype for me. So SOME Poles LIKE Polka music. Got it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Krys O.:

Here's a link to my dad's harmonica playing: soundcloud.com...
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

That's so cool, Krys, thanks!!
Avatar 11:50am themutante:

Polka-holics? More like Pukahontas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Krys O.:

Neil, polkas, obereks, mazurkas, tangos etc. were pop music to my dad since he was born in 1922.
  11:50am will from Seattle via mobile:

Dang this is a great set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am steveo:

thai polka?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Krys O.:

My family listened to Polish language radio in the 60s and 70s on WLIB.
  11:52am dug:

> thai polka?
haha. steveo is that your new band's name?
  11:53am SeanG:

Marvin Pontiac!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am ɛɨk:

Goat scream alarm!!!
  11:53am dug:

krys O. --> whats WLIB?
Avatar 11:54am Brian in UK:

Bill Callahan anyone.
Avatar 11:54am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Krys O-where do you stand on Discopolo?
Avatar 11:55am Cheri Pi:

Another great show, thanks Joe!
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everybody! Have a great week!
Avatar 11:55am themutante:

Cheers, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am TheLoneliestMonk:

same to you, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Devin B.:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar 11:55am themutante:

It's that time again. Hahahaha. Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? I'm heading across the Hudson. #MR
Avatar 11:56am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Krys-is he playing "Ay Tak Tak, Ay Tak Tak, Dobrze Żona jestem Brak"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am steveo:

@dug -- google it! the wikipedia page is fascinating!
  11:56am Morphe:

Banyen Rakkaen (Cambodian???)
The only good thing that came from the war in Vietnam
was Cambodian Surf music - almost murdered by Nixon, Kissinger and Pol Pot - you can kill people but you cannot murder the soul!!!Thanks again for spinning .. Trying to get out of the house but my soul is stuck to the speaker .. As my friend David Z from V-EFFECT wrote : "STOP PLAYING THOSE SONGS." Actually, please don't stop!!!
Avatar 11:56am Brian in UK:

Nice one, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am steveo:

thanks Joe!!!!
Avatar 11:57am ben abs:

Thanks for a great show Joe! - that flew by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Krys O.:

WLIB was a public radio station in Brookyn that featured foreign language programs 40-50 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Krys O.:

Thanks for a fun show, Joe!
Avatar 11:59am JakeGould:

Thanks Joe! And thanks for the Marvin Pontiac!
  11:59am yp:

i heard don cherry mu
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