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

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Options November 12, 2018: Pretty Feelings (with Special Guest Soft Center)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Wild Havana  The Peacock   Options Wild Havana  Mental Experience  2018  LP  From 1977  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bernard Estardy  Pussy Ring   Options Bernard Estardy's Space Oddities 1970-1982  Born Bad  2018  LP  From 1975  *   0:08:10 (Pop‑up)
Haruomi Hosono  Caravan   Options Omni Sight Seeing  Light in the Attic  2018  CD  From 1989  *   0:10:19 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Yano  Tadaima   Options Tadaima  Wewantsounds  2018  CD  From 1981  *   0:13:52 (Pop‑up)
Maria Hato  Hamabe no Koto   Options single  Summer of Fan  2016  45      0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
Don Ellis  Roundabout   Options Connection  Wounded Bird  2005  CD  From 1974    0:22:40 (Pop‑up)
Kinski  Kinski 101   Options Accustomed to Your Face  Kill Rock Stars  2018  CD    *   0:33:15 (Pop‑up)
Spiritualized  Let's Dance   Options And Nothing Hurt  Fat Possum  2018  CD    *   0:39:09 (Pop‑up)
Peel Dream Magazine  Due to Advances in Modern Tourism   Options Modern Meta Physic  Slumberland  2018  CD    *   0:44:18 (Pop‑up)
Sunshine & The Rain  Just the Way It Goes   Options Beneath the Stars  Ernest Jennings Record Co.  2018  LP    *   0:48:06 (Pop‑up)
The Chesterfields  Besotted   Options Crocodile Tears  Household  1988  LP      0:52:25 (Pop‑up)
Madness  It Must Be Love   Options Complete Madness  Stiff  1982  LP      0:55:00 (Pop‑up)
Music City  Pretty Feelings   Options single  Static Shock  2018  45    *   0:58:37 (Pop‑up)
Broncho  Easy Way Out   Options Bad Behavior  Park the Van  2018  CD    *   1:02:44 (Pop‑up)
Big School  I Just Wanna Love You   Options It's Really Real  Big School  2018  CD-R    *   1:05:47 (Pop‑up)
Sarolta Zalatnay  Zöld Borostyán   Options She Came From Hungary! 1960s Beat Girls from the Eastern Bloc  Ace Internatonal  2018  CD  From 1970  *   1:08:23 (Pop‑up)
Olympic  Bláznivej Kiki   Options Czech Up! Vol. 2: We'd Be Happy  Vampisoul  2018  CD  "Crazy Kiki"  *   1:12:43 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Solomon  Aga Ega   Options Virginity for All! Private Press 45s 1966-1969  Modern Harmonic  2018  LP    *   1:16:11 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Solomon  I Guess I Just Don't Fit This Modern Age   Options Past the 20th Century  Modern Harmonic  2018  LP    *   1:17:37 (Pop‑up)
Charles Bradley  Heart of Gold   Options Black Velvet  Dunham  2018  CD    *   1:20:40 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
The Rivingtons  The Bird Is the Word   Options single  Liberty  1963  45      1:31:05 (Pop‑up)
Rose Royce  Ooh Boy   Options single  Whitfield  1977  45      1:33:12 (Pop‑up)
Sledge Hammer  Sweet Lady Jane   Options single  RCA  1971  45      1:36:38 (Pop‑up)
The Jesus and Mary Chain  Surfin' USA (Summer Remix)   Options single  Blanco y Negro/Warner Bros.  1987  45      1:39:56 (Pop‑up)
Black Oak Arkansas  Fistful of Love   Options single  MCA  1976  45  Featuring Jim Dandy and Ruby Starr    1:43:23 (Pop‑up)
Jim Ed Brown  Morning   Options single  RCA  1970  45      1:46:37 (Pop‑up)
Dunja Rajter  Djelem - Djelem   Options single  CBS  1970  45      1:52:44 (Pop‑up)
Tindersticks  Marbles   Options single  No. 6  1993  45      1:54:05 (Pop‑up)
Today's Tomorrow  Witchi Tae To   Options single  Bang  1970  45      1:58:37 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center Live on WFMU! Engineered by Mario Santana. The band: Gina Pensiero - guitar, lead vocals; Sean Lango - guitar, keys; Jonathan Lango - drums; Karl Sturk - bass; Emily Bate - guitar, keys, vocals
Soft Center  Alt Endings   Options Live on WFMU!            2:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  Loose Ends   Options Live on WFMU!            2:13:01 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  No Pattern   Options Live on WFMU!            2:15:42 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  Fireworks   Options Live on WFMU!            2:19:50 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  2008   Options Live on WFMU!            2:25:02 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  East Jesus   Options Live on WFMU!            2:28:42 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  Temple   Options Live on WFMU!            2:32:27 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  Interview   Options Live on WFMU!            2:37:13 (Pop‑up)
Soft Center  Undressed   Options No Pattern  Same Things  2018  LP    *   2:44:52 (Pop‑up)
Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre  Wayfaring Stranger   Options Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre  Double Feature  2018  CD    *   2:48:48 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  If You See Her, Say Hello   Options More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14  Columbia  2018  CD  From 1974  *   2:51:33 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  Swag For Life Member 9:02am 12539:

Joe here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am annie:

good morning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Joe
Avatar 9:04am Sem:

Hello, Joe, McGaskoes, just-happened-by folk.
  9:04am Richie Dubs:

Let’s go Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Kelly Jones:

I am a B I G fan of J O E Y McGasky! Boing Boing Boing Boing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am karlward:

Ah yes, the McGasko Bus Stop, I can see Joe's disco moves in my mind's eye.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am The Oscar:

Mornin'! Always glad to start the day with some autoharp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Webhamster Henry:

Heavily filtered autoharp alert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am mauri:

sounds like we're going to havana good monday party!
  9:07am kevlicki:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am TheLoneliestMonk:

happy monday JoeMac!
any heavily themed sonic bacchanalia for us today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am pantz:

Don't slow, Joe! Go! Go! GO!
Avatar 9:07am Davee:

  9:08am Last White Rhino:

Is this Double Dip Recess??????
Avatar 9:08am Diezel Tea:

Let's get all McGasky'd up in here, baby))
Avatar 9:10am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, where you going with that 45 in your hand?
  9:12am Last White Rhino:

"The Peacock" followed by "Pussy Ring", where is this set going?????
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am steveo:

LWR: on a caravan, it seems!
Avatar 9:13am briania:

Ha, Caravan. Trigger warning, please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am steveo:

Hi Joe & ev'rybodeeee!
Avatar 9:14am Brian in UK:

Is this Stephin Merritt or Neil Hannon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Krys O.:

Hello, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Webhamster Henry:

Ah - the not often heard Caravan lyrics.
Avatar 9:17am Joe McG:

G'morning, folks! Thanks all for stopping by this morning. Live music from Soft Center in the third hour today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Krys O.:

Wow! This jars the memory banks....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am melinda:

morning everyone!
  9:24am Nate K:

Great fill-in for DDR on Saturday, Joe.
Avatar 9:25am Joe McG:

Thanks, Nate! It was a lot of fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am pantz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Granny Spicy Tuna:

WHAT. is. happening?
Avatar 9:26am Davee:

Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

Sending this one out to Clay Pigeon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Vincent Nifigance:

I know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am melinda:

I agree, DDR was much fun.
Avatar 9:28am Davee:

Do you know the name of the band that originally did this?
Avatar 9:28am Brian in UK:

Puts me in mind of the Wondermints 'In And Around Greg Lake'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Uncle Michael:

Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Uncle Michael! Howdy!
  9:32am Jonathan:

Good morning!
  9:32am Dropof Goldensun:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am adampsyche:

hi joe! great double dip recess show on saturday! please do an all caravan show, that'd be amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Granny Spicy Tuna:

I want a show variations on "Caravan" alternating with "Brazil."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am adampsyche:

Of course: open.spotify.com...
Avatar 9:36am Joe McG:

Thanks, guys, and thanks to Amanda and Roger for letting me fill in for them! It was a blast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am annie:

i'm sad to have missed double dip on saturday.. it's be a great reason to check the archive!
Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

@annie: I was even dopier than usual!
Avatar 9:41am Diezel Tea:

Damn. Kinski knows a few things about tone. God. Damn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac: WnB was rather jingoistic today, joe; any protest/antiwar songs on the docket?
  9:44am Lani:

Waking late to Joe and the McGaskos...bessst <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Vincent Nifigance:

@TheLonliestMonk It might have sounded jingoistic on the surface, but WnB played a lot of antiwar/protest songs. It opened with 'Masters of War'.
Avatar 9:45am Joe McG:

@Lani: Wakey wakey! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am annie:

@ Joe, i love it when you're dopey! i'm doing a lot of sewing today and will use that as background.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am zpulpa:

goodmorning everyone! sending out love on this chilly monday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am pantz:

Besotted! What a perfectly British 80's pop hit
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

Morning, zpulpa, pantz! I agree, I love the Chesterfields.
Avatar 9:58am Brian in UK:

Joe, this is Madness!!
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

@Biran: Utter madness!
Avatar 9:59am jayjay:

Madness! Labi Siffre! Love!
Avatar 9:59am Brian in UK:

Avatar 10:00am Roberto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Ike:

Morning! You're missing an "N" in "Sunshine". :)
Avatar 10:01am Joe McG:

Thanks, Ike! All fixed.
  10:03am Nate K:

Joe, you're fired for the missing "n." Sorry, pack your bags, now!
Avatar 10:05am Roberto:

This Music City is one of those songs that sounds like an old hit as soon as it's released.
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Roberto: My single of the year! Nick Gilder lives!
Avatar 10:06am Brian in UK:

@ ate K what missing N?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am TheLoneliestMonk:

@VN it was some of the comments on the accu that surprised me
  10:09am SeanG:

good new stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am zpulpa:

Im wearing my new "where wings take dreams" shirt today! woo woo!
  10:12am Mike tp:

thought the song at 1005 was Prince...I liked it....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am The Oscar:

Busy with work, but "Aga Ega" might be my new favorite song in the world.
Avatar 10:20am Brian in UK:

Comments have gone quiet, like they do when live acts are on.
Avatar 10:22am Joe McG:

@Brian: Holidays are always a bit slow for me for comments. More people sleep in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am ⓔⓘⓚ:

I was born 100 years too early.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am The Oscar:

Okay, I need to find out as much as I can about Jerry Solomon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am steveo:

the horns on this are super sweet
Avatar 10:25am Joe McG:

@Oscar: Two new LPs of private press weirdness!
  10:25am melinda:

Dammit I missed the Madness while in transit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am steveo:

you might say the horns are this song's "heart of gold"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Colleen:

Avatar 10:25am Brian in UK:

@The Oscar start with this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am Ken From Hyde Park:

Charles Bradley's been gone for a year already. Nice to hear new material from him.
Avatar 10:26am Brian in UK:

Is it right that CB is very ill?
Avatar 10:27am Brian in UK:

@Ken oh my mistake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am TheLoneliestMonk:

single file for the singlephiles!
  10:32am Brendan:

zöld borostyán = green amber
  10:33am melinda:

I first heard It Must Be Love in The Tall Guy, which featured a pair of underwear singing along. Great movie, and weird that the song wasn't a hit over here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

I just introduced the Bug to Papa oo mow mow last week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Webhamster Henry:

Surfin' birrrrrd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM: been meaning to ask you, joe.
this is only 2nd fundraiser where i've tagged individual shows for fear of them disappearing. does it matter?
Avatar 10:37am Joe McG:

@Trista: Excellent! :) @Monk: No, monies don't really have much of an impact on program content. There are marvelous shows that aren't super popular, but they're marvelous and deserve to be heard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM yes, that's exactly how i feel.
but take a station like 'FDU for example, if you don't make rain, you'll feel the pain!
  10:38am melinda:

Rose Royce is smooth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am TheLoneliestMonk:

talkin' 'bout the Rose Royce!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Webhamster Henry:

Many entire runs of old WFMU shows are kept in perpetuity in the WFMU archives.
  10:39am KP in DC:

Hello from here, Joe McG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am TheLoneliestMonk:

@WH yeah, what's the deal with the Hound coming back? just on his own webpage?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good call here Joe, I have not heard this in years!
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

@aaron: Not seasonally appropriate, but they play it like winter is on the way.
Avatar 10:45am jake6573:

Hello room
  10:46am Jackie blue:

oohh...what year is this Jesus Mary Chain redo??
Avatar 10:46am jake6573:

This is why I listen, to hear music, have never heard before > Great Show !
Avatar 10:47am BonjourHi:

I just love adding more songs about fists to my mental collection!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am pantz:

If this isn't on the soundtrack to a 70's skin flick, then I just don't know...
  10:49am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar 10:50am dale:

wow - if this doesn't just sound like the three bells....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Who was it that kept requesting Jim Copp during DDR??!?!
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

@GST: I don't remember! Hey, Alex! @jake: Thanks, jake!
Avatar 10:52am Fernando P:

Hi Joe! Great set! I started collecting 7 inches about 6 months ago, mostly because of Single File. Here in Brazil, 7 inches were released only until mid 80s and are not taken seriously by used records store nowadays, making then hard to find. I find them mostly at sebos (used books stores) although very cheao its usually without cover and in bad shape. I wish they would sound as good as yours. Hope to get some more imports in the future.
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

That's so great to hear, Fernando! :)
  10:57am Listener Alexandra:

Joe, you just officially made my morning with this Tindersticks song...and Zephyr is loving it too!
Avatar 10:57am D. Lightfoot:

Sounded like the beginning to a dozen Sterolab tracks
  10:58am melinda:

I like Tindersticks, they do great movie music too.
  10:58am Bill W:

I always assume the Tindersticks guy is doing his vocals from the dentist's chair.
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

Yay, Zephyr! New pup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am crateslinger:

Heard Tindersticks the other day on WFMU. Nice.
  11:00am Listener Alexandra:

Sent you some pictures--she is already learning how to mug for the camera :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Colleen:

Avatar 11:02am D. Lightfoot:

I also am glad I'm not dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Passaic River Blues:

Covers of "Witchi Tai To" can very easily go wrong. This one is going just right.
Avatar 11:03am Marc Francis:

I've never heard this version. Damn. Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am The Oscar:

When I first heard this song, I thought the line was "makes me feel *bad* that I'm not dead," which struck me as seriously heavy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Webhamster Henry:

@TheLoneliestMonk - it looks like the Hound is doing a podcast/LittleWater Radio show, or at least was last year.
  11:07am KP in DC:

Sledge Hammer? We are not hippies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am steveo:

sounds great. is that stereo separation on the the drum kit? nice touch :)
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

Check out their bandcamp: softcenter.bandcamp.com...
  11:15am Brendan:

@Joe I love that you always play the Kevin Ayers bed track at 11 am. It really needs a clicky star of it’s own. No offense Felder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Listener Scott:

Digging Soft Center a lot, thanks Joe
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

You bet, Scott! Happy to have them here!
Avatar 11:20am Brian in UK:

I was pondering who Gina sounds like, Jenny Lewis comes to mind and that is a compliment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am TheLoneliestMonk:

thanks, WH
  11:22am JakeGould:

Hey Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am zpulpa:

Someone played this one on wfmu a few months ago, I cant remember what show but i loved it then and i love it now! Was it on Sophisticated Boom Boom?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Great show, as ever, Joe! And such a treat hearing your fill-in on Saturday. Terrific start to the week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am zpulpa:

Garbage Time! thanks advanced search**
Avatar 11:31am ben abs:

And i said aheeeeyyyyyyyy
Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

Thanks, S&M&S! Had great fun doing that show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Webhamster Henry:

This is a nice treat!
  11:34am LI Dave:

Soft center. So good.
  11:36am Morphe:

Nice sounds/tunes/words.....

Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

Glad you guys are enjoying their set! We'll talk a bit after!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe!
And big up Lango Bros!
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

Hey Greg!
  11:52am Brendan:

Soft Center are a real nugget. So good. Even without a crunchy outer shell of dark chocolate.
Avatar 11:54am Brian in UK:

Good show, Joe. Good luck Soft Centre!!
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everyone! Have a great holiday if you're off work, and I'll see you next time!
Avatar 11:58am Sem:

Thx, Joe. See ya!
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