Options Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael: Playlist from November 16, 2018 Options

Uncle Michael's avatar View Uncle Michael's profile Options

Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

Fridays Noon - 3pm (EDT) (Web-only) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio (Info)
Give the Drummer Radio LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k MP3

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael playlists | Next playlist -->

Upcoming events:

Fri. Jun 19th, 3pm - 7pm: DRUMMER STREAM DISCOTHEQUE! (More info...)

For upcoming special events for Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael, click here.

Options November 16, 2018: Show #274: Show #274: Have you got a better idea?

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments

It's just after 10:00 AM in Farmington.

click image to toggle animation

Subscribe to the Hinky Dinky Time mailing list. | Follow Hinky Dinky Time on Facebook.
Subscribe to Give the Drummer Radio's daily reminder.

Track information pertains, as much as is possible, to the original release, and should not be construed as bearing any relationship to the presence or absence of a particular artifact in Uncle Michael's possession.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Bare Trees   Options Bare Trees  Reprise   1972    0:03:59 (Pop‑up)
David Nance  Prophet's Profit   Options Peaced and Slightly Pulverized  Trouble In Mind   2018    0:08:55 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Brown (and The Soul Searchers)   Blow Your Whistle   Options Salt Of The Earth  Sussex   1974    0:17:36 (Pop‑up)
The Higsons  Ylang Ylang   Options single (b-side to Tear The Whole Thing Down)  Two-Tone   1982  (From: The Compact Two Tone Story (Chysalis, 1993))  0:20:34 (Pop‑up)
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians   Listening To The Higsons   Options single (b-side to Heaven)  Midnight Music   1985    0:25:22 (Pop‑up)
Roy Clark   Thank God And Greyhound   Options single (b/w Strangers)  Dot   1970  (From: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music - Country And Western Hit Parade)  0:28:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Duke Ellington 
Japanese Dream   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Harlemania)  Victor   1929  (From: The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition)  0:30:36 (Pop‑up)
Oakland Elementary School Arkestra with Marshall Allen   We Travel the Spaceways   Options The Saga of Padani  Modern Harmonic   2018    0:35:40 (Pop‑up)
LP (Laura Pergolizzi)  Tightrope   Options Lost On You  Vagrant   2016    0:38:52 (Pop‑up)
Black Sabbath  Fairies Wear Boots   Options Paranoid  Vertigo   1970    0:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Motörhead   Bad Woman   Options Bastards  ZYX   1993    0:48:25 (Pop‑up)
The Arbors  The Letter   Options Most Of All  Date   1969  (From: Symphonies For Susan (Rev-Ola, 2007))  0:51:36 (Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  Times Like These   Options Adios  UMe   2017    0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Observer All Stars And King Tubbys  
Mister D. Brown Skank   Options Dubbing With The Observer  Attack   1975  (From: King Tubby's Special 1973-1976 (Trojan, 1989))  0:58:20 (Pop‑up)
Freedy Johnston   Bus Stop   Options Live At 33 1/3  Singing Magnet   2000    1:03:44 (Pop‑up)
Pat Boone  Beach Girl   Options single (b-side to Little Honda)  Dot   1964  (From: Vintage Collectors Series Music)  1:06:42 (Pop‑up)
The Bee Gees   The Earnest of Being George (mono)   Options Horizontal  Polydor   1968  (From: The Studio Albums 1967-1968 (Reprise, 2006))  1:09:05 (Pop‑up)
Status Quo   (April) Spring, Summer and Wednesdays   Options Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  Pye   1970    1:11:36 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The World Song   Options single (b/w I Know What Love Is About)  Pye   1971  (From: Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 (Sequel, 2000))  1:15:38 (Pop‑up)
Tony Bennett  In The Middle Of An Island   Options single (b-side to I Am)  Columbia   1957  (From: Stranger In Paradise: 50 Greatest Hits)  1:20:07 (Pop‑up)
La Trampa  Mi Hermana Lola   Options unk.  unk.   unk.  (From: Cumbias Sonideras)  1:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Hermanos Calatrava   Space Oddity (Curiosidad Del Espacio)   Options single (b-side to Gigi L'Amoroso)  Belter   1974  (From: Spanish Bizarro Vol. 1 ( CDr, unk.))  1:25:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Los Straitjackets 
Our Favorite Martian   Options 4 Favorites!!!  Patate   1999    1:29:57 (Pop‑up)
XTC  Wrapped In Grey   Options Nonsuch  Virgin   1992    1:37:42 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  What Chance Have I Got   Options There's a Riot Going On  Matador   2018    1:41:22 (Pop‑up)
LP  Lost On You   Options Lost On You  Vagrant   2016    1:44:14 (Pop‑up)
Spoon  Tear It Down   Options Hot Thoughts  Matador   2017    1:48:36 (Pop‑up)
Eileen Wilson With The Mellowmen   Cold, Cold Heart   Options shellac 10" (b/w Tennessee Blues)  Decca   1951    1:52:48 (Pop‑up)
Tanya Tucker  I'm In Love And He's In Dallas   Options prev. unr.  Liberty   unk.  (From: Tanya Tucker (4 CD Comp, Liberty, 1994))  1:55:41 (Pop‑up)
Kim Weston  Helpless   Options single (b/w A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday))  Gordy   1966  (From: Soul Power)  1:58:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Volcano the Bear 
Spongecake Cathedral   Options Volquince  Volucan   2008    2:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Natalia y La Forquetina   Casa   Options Casa  Sony BMG   2005    2:05:45 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwick   The Green Grass Starts to Grow   Options single (b/w They Don't Give Medals To Yesterday's Heroes)  Scepter   1970  (From: The Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits (Rhino, 1989))  2:09:30 (Pop‑up)
Joy  Hancock Park (La Brea Tar Pits)   Options single (b-side to Foxy I Love You)  Philips   1969  (From: Lost Jukebox: Volume 161)  2:12:24 (Pop‑up)
Vance Or Towers  Education Blues   Options Vance Or Towers  A&M   1975    2:15:37 (Pop‑up)
Artful Dodger  It's a Lie   Options Rave On  Ariola   1980    2:18:24 (Pop‑up)
Valley Lodge  True   Options Fog Machine  Tee Pee   2018    2:22:09 (Pop‑up)
I Dont Know How But They Found Me  Choke   Options 1981 Extended Play  Fearless   2018    2:25:46 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ed Starink  
Forever Autumn   Options Synthesizer Greatest Volume 5 - The Final Episode  Arcade   1990    2:29:22 (Pop‑up)
Comedian Harmonists   Du paßt so gut zu mir wie Zucker zum Kaffee   Options shellac 10" (b/w Auf Wiedersehn, mein Fräulein, auf Wiedersehn, mein Herr)  His Master's Voice   1936  (From: Wochenend' und Sonnenschein (4 CD Comp, Documents, 2004))  2:35:46 (Pop‑up)
The Tormentors   Didn't It Rain (Part I)   Options single (b/w Didn't It Rain (Part II)  Kerwood   1965  (From: Lost Jukebox Vol. 143)  2:38:34 (Pop‑up)
Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys   Settin' the Woods on Fire   Options shellac 10" (b/w You Win Again)  MGM   1952  (From: 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor, 1978))  2:40:53 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Rainwater  My Brand Of Blues   Options single (b-side to My Love Is Real)  MGM   1957  (From: M.G.M. Rockabilly collection - Vol.1 (Big Tone, 1993))  2:43:23 (Pop‑up)
Margo Price  Weekender   Options Midwest Farmer's Daughter  Third Man   2016    2:45:46 (Pop‑up)
The Kytes  End Of The Day   Options single (b-side to Running In The Water)  Island   1968  (From: Piccadilly Sunshine Part Twelve: British Pop Psych And Other Flavours 1967 - 1971 (Particles, 2013))  2:50:16 (Pop‑up)
Albert King   The Time Has Come   Options single (b-side to Need You By My Side)  Bobbin   1960  (From: Complete King & Bobbin Recordings (Collectables, 2004))  2:52:42 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 
Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues)  Blue Horizon   1968    2:55:11 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Artie:

Excessively quiet for a time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am listener james from westwood:

Was late to Doug's show and hate to dive in midstream and miss the narrative a DJ has built up, so happy to be early for this one!! How do, UM, Artie, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Uncle Michael:

Narrative? Oh, crap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Uncle Michael:

Artie! James!
Avatar 12:00pm still b/p:

Ain't nary a tive round hyar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Jeff Golick:

I just sang along with Doug's closing theme, and now yours. I work in an open plan office.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

the siren song!!!
  12:02pm Welsh Rarebit:

Hello dinkies , dinkettes!
  12:04pm Welsh Rarebit:

Uranium? Jeez.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Rich in Washington:

Greetings, UM! Hello fellow Dinkyites!
Avatar 12:04pm Mailman Tom:

Is there a website where I can access the tribute to cities songs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm mauri:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Jeff Golick:

Ooooh nice.
  12:05pm Dean:

Applicable? Beatles' label, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm dutchtheo:

so that's at least 2 Fleetwood Mac songs Howdy
Avatar 12:06pm Roberto:

Hinkle Dunkle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

SBP! Jeff! Granny! Welsh! Rich! Tom! Mauri! Dean!
  12:06pm Welsh Rarebit:

I have a book somewhere that has an anecdote where someone from apple records paid one of the employees to stick messages on John or Paul’s car. It sounds like she didn’t do any real work, was just paid to annoy the Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Theo! Roberto!
Avatar 12:07pm Mailman Tom:

This era of Fleetwood Mac sounded the best to my ears.
  12:08pm Welsh Rarebit:

Also, hey everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm doctorjazz:

Hello UM and assorted Dinksters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

I'll get you a link, Tom.
Avatar 12:11pm Mailman Tom:

Thank you, Uncle Michael.
  12:13pm Welsh Rarebit:

How have I just heard this quote?

“Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an IQ of 60.”

― Gore Vidal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

This is a page of mine. There are many updates I need to do. smallproblem.com...
Avatar 12:14pm Little Danny:

Hey UM! Long time! My fault
Avatar 12:14pm Sean B.:

Hey there UM!. Wondering if the version of Like Crying that I shared procured from YouTube is the same version that appears on the extended version of their 1968-70 BBC sessions album. I must own it my friend, either way. I am a late booming Kirwin enthusiast.
  12:15pm rw:

Good morning! Hinky Dinky Time is getting all trippy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Doc! Danny! Sean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

  12:16pm Marie:

Alright! Hi UM and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know, Sean!
  12:16pm Welsh Rarebit:

I must admit I hadn’t heard of David Nance till he and his band played live on Matt Warwicks show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

  12:20pm Listener Robert:

Uncle Michael, who's phineas, and why should he beat it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

  12:21pm Listener Robert:

Phineas is Robert?

I meant as in smallproblem.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Uncle Michael:

Lucky Robert found an Easter Egg before Thanksgiving!
  12:24pm Listener Robert:

Will I find a turkey for Easter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Uncle Michael:

That really is the question, isn't it?
  12:28pm Welsh Rarebit:

Fun fact: one of Britain’s biggest turkey farms is in Norwich.
  12:28pm Welsh Rarebit:

Jury still out on whether they eat porridge or not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

Maybe they eat Porwich.
Avatar 12:30pm Sean B.:

I'll be finding out. I ordered that and live at the Boston tea party this morning. Too much talent in that lineup of the Mac to not delve deeply into in my middle age. Thanks for the sounds today man!. Doug's show was a great one today also!. :-)
  12:31pm Marie:

Happy trails, Roy....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Rich in Washington:

Hearing about Roy Clark's passing yesterday prompted a red wine fueled Hee Haw viewing fest last night. For those of us who grew up in a one-TV house, our dads sort of ruled television viewing on Saturday nights, so we were sort of 'forced' (I mean, the TV was on. What else were we gonna do?) to watch Hee Haw every week.
I hated it then, but now it's very sentimental.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Fare thee well, Roy Clark!
  12:33pm Listener Robert:

So, serious question, UM: if the domain's yours, why is the "..., My Home Town" material not on the index page rather than a subdirectory page? Is it just for convenience if you someday link more pages, or already have more pages off the main one?
Avatar 12:34pm still b/p:

Watched clip yesterday of Roy on Jimmy Dean show, and he's doing shy-funny shtick that ends up feeling here and there like shades of Andy Griffith, Jonathan Winters and Tommy Smothers. The playing, of course, is fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm listener james from westwood:

Yay for extra album info!
Avatar 12:35pm βrian:

@Rich: Any ham boning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm chresti:

hello from 9:35 pst!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Rich in Washington:

@βrian: No! I did get to see Stringbean, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

chresti,i'm on West Coast time, too, good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Rich in Washington:

This is fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

OES Arkestra rules!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

Robert, it's pretty much the explanation you surmise. That page doesn't merit a domain of its own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm doctorjazz:

Wow, schooband with Marshall Allen! Cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm chresti:

morning Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm chresti:

Uncle Michael!
Avatar 12:48pm Sean B.:

I always wonder. Truly wonder if Ozzy wrote these lyrics to be intentionally humorous. I was talking with a friend of mine just yesterday about how damn hilarious the lyrics of this track are. Such a classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm 23 Wolves:

"Smokin' and trippin' are all that you do....YEAAAAAHHHHHHHH" - my doctor
  12:50pm Dean:

Fairies wear boots, but women swear daily.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:51pm Franco Twinkie:

Fairies Wear Boots is something my high school marching band might have done well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:53pm Franco Twinkie:

Avatar 12:56pm glenn:

ooooh. swooshy jet plane sounds. fab, baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Uncle Michael:

phase shifters are rad!
  12:59pm Welsh Rarebit:

Somebody get that boy a small stone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Yay, hey, Lawrence, my hometown!!!
  1:04pm Welsh Rarebit:

The mental palace of thanksgiving... an inner Taj-mahal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

sitar alert!
Avatar 1:05pm glenn:

i had ham for t'giving this year. it was yummy.
Avatar 1:05pm Spaniel:

I've heard mention but never got the pimento cheese recipe. I need it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

electric sitar, rather, no doubt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Uncle Michael:

glenn! Spaniel!
  1:07pm Welsh Rarebit:

All I can think of now is nic cage’s cellmate in Raising Arizona “...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.”
Avatar 1:07pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh man, you are making it difficult to get dressed and leave the house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Someone else is bringing the sand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

leave as you are, Franco.
  1:09pm Welsh Rarebit:

Haha. Hummus is essentially edible sand.
Avatar 1:09pm Franco Twinkie:

Did Pat cover Sabbath on that metal album he did?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Michael 98145:

i don't wanna look , but maybe the first Pat Boone track on this stream ?!

Avatar 1:10pm still b/p:

Pat...always riding someone else's wave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

Michael, probably not even *my* first Pat Boone track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Lane Gray:

Good afternoon ! Sitting here watching the Mrs. drive
Avatar 1:12pm still b/p:

Bee Gees pretty baldly riding someone else's wave, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Lane Gray:

Re: the earlier phase shifter comments.
I love my Mutron Phasor. Awesome for steel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Michael 98145:

... and definitely DO NOT criticize !

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Lane Gray:

Take it easy, Mrs Webb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Jeff Golick:

"71 playlists found where Artist starts with "pat boone" " — are we surprised?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Uncle Michael:

how many are mine, Jeff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Jeff Golick:

Now there are two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Jeff Golick:

"Ain't that a Shame," from April Fool's Day 2016 (wfmu.org...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

as suspected, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

this time I wasn't foolin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Lane Gray:

Welsh Rarebit has never had good hummus. (proud that my half-Arab stepson thinks mine is good)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Jeff Golick:

Pat's "In a Metal Mood" seems to account for most of it. Understandably.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Michael 98145:

i once had such a crush on Ms Clark
  1:21pm Welsh Rarebit:

It’s true, lane, I only get supermarket stuff which is just gross, but I keep eating it because I’m a veggie who lacks the impetus to make my own. :)
Avatar 1:22pm βrian:

There is a lot of bland hummus out there in the world. Don't skimp on the garlic and lemon, I say.
Avatar 1:22pm βrian:

Nor the tahini.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

It's way easy to use too much garlic and/or lemon, though.
Avatar 1:24pm glenn:

the problem with supermarket hummus is it's always cold, whereas if you go to a good middle eastern restaurant they serve it warm, the way it should be.
  1:24pm Dean:

Nor the garbanzos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Michael 98145:

i'm getting hungry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Lane Gray:

If you have a food processor, it takes seven minutes and 5 ingredients.
Canned chickpeas make it pretty good. If you have the lead time , from dried beans is wonderful velvety creamy (Jameel's nana used canned, though)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm chresti:

I like toum
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm chresti:

and this cumbia!
Avatar 1:26pm βrian:

I never use garbanzos, only chickpeas. (!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm chresti:

trader joes has ok hummis
  1:28pm Dean:

TJ's has a variety of brands of hummus. My kids gobble up the blandest of it.
Avatar 1:29pm Brian in UK:

Uncle, Taramasalata (smoked cod roe pate) for me any day.
Houmus needs sesame oil or so I have heard.
Avatar 1:29pm still b/p:

Sounds like Señor Wences had the right stuff.
  1:29pm johnk77:

rv park wifi out briefly
missed how to put hummus
thru phase shifter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm chresti:

Dune, in Atwater village, makes a good hummus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm The Oscar:

Oh man, I always forget about this version. I still have no idea what it's story is, but it's so great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm chresti:

I thought tahini goes in hummus
Avatar 1:31pm Roberto:

Ay dios mio!
  1:31pm rw:

Holy cow! What just happened??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Uncle Michael:

Brian, good tahini should provide all the sesame oil needed. I'm with you on taramasalata. But if you put great examples of both in front of me, along with great baba ghanouj...I'd wipe out the baba ghanouj.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Uncle Michael:

  1:32pm Dean:

I like dry scents of hummus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Lane Gray:

Just a bit of sesame oil. I just use abundant tahini Whizz the tahini a full minute before adding the pulses by whichever name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Lane Gray:

Many Arabs make something like hummus but with foule/Fava beans instead. It's also yummy.
Did you also see the Time Jumpers?
  1:35pm chresti:

Unknown puts out great stuff!
  1:36pm Dean:

Wow, Fats Kaplin is playing that Five Spot a week from Saturday. Heard him in Berkeley at the former Freight & Salvage with...Kevin Welch?
Avatar 1:36pm Franco Twinkie:

Love Los Straightjackets! Saw them at the Rhino in Westwood. Bobby Fuller's version is killer too!
Avatar 1:36pm Brian in UK:

Uncle you just upped the game with baba (did he have a cult following in the Eighties!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Michael 98145:

need me a meze platter
Avatar 1:38pm still b/p:

Bee Gees appreciator, but I just thought that particular cut sounded pretty directly Beatley-cadgey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Hummus! My sweetie just brought back 2 lbs of special garbanzo beans from Israel. Hummus party tonight!!!
Avatar 1:38pm βrian:

I tried roasting the garlic once, and added quite a bit. Garlicky but not harsh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Gotta say, though, baba ghanouj is my favorite, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Lane Gray:

Don't forget the baking soda in the soak water. Just a half teaspoon per half pound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

excellent tip, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Lane Gray:

The eggplant failed to move me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

baking soda will help slip the skins
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

oh, my goodness, this is making me hungry
  1:42pm Dean:

Our "traditional" Thanksgiving dinner includes baba ghanouj, but not this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Lane Gray:

It also improves the texture of the beans
  1:44pm Dean:

If the pattern persists, we'll hear next from Zeke!
Avatar 1:44pm Franco Twinkie:

If you get to Zankou Chicken early enough, The hummus is perfectly fluffy. Later in the day, not so much. Jericho is a good off the shelf brand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Michael 98145:

lovely track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Actually, my sweetie brought back 2 lbs EACH of two kinds of beans from the markets in olde country
  1:45pm Dean:

Zankou Chicken makes me think of Merrill Schindler. Is he still doing his SoCal radio show?
Avatar 1:47pm βrian:

I don't find a creamy consistency to be all that desirable, though it doesn't hurt. But I definitely don't want my hummus fluffy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm listener james from westwood:

This LP track is gorgeous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Uncle Michael:

Cancel the fluffer.
Avatar 1:48pm Franco Twinkie:

I don't know Dean, what station was he on, KNX? I haven't seen his column in a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

and 4 kinds of schug!
Avatar 1:49pm Brian in UK:

@Michael 98145 do not mean to freak you but Ms Clark was eighty six yesterday.
  1:49pm ?:

βrian, I'm pretty sure "fluffy hummus" is an idiomatic expression for...something.

Maybe KNX, certainly AM. Can't remember!
Avatar 1:49pm Spaniel:

Yeah, just added that LP track to my monthly playlist
  1:50pm Dean:

? = Dean^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

"wipe-able" is the selling term for hummus in Israel. For real.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Lane Gray:

I see creaminess on the zero end of the graininess continuum.
Don't want fluffy, can't abide grainy. Which is why I whizz the bejeebers out of the tahini before I add the beans
Avatar 1:51pm βrian:

@UM: Exactly. A good hummus can stand on it's own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Another version of that LP track you might enjoy after the show:
  1:52pm Dean:

Thanks, all, for the dining tips. If offered a stiff hummus, I'll remember to decline.
Avatar 1:52pm Brian in UK:

Uncle any chance of some Dixie Chick Peas!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Lane Gray:

See Usenet group alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe
Avatar 1:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Chresti's studio in Atwater Village is within walking distance of Dune, a Mid-Eastern North African what have you. Every thing is good, but the hummis is exceptional.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Uncle Michael! Next summer my family is meeting up for a Middle-East meets the Mid-West hummus hoedown in Lawrence. We will have a Lebanese vs Israelu hummus cook-off to celebrate my Kansas brother marrying a Lebanese Armenian, and my Israeli sweetie will be there. You can bring the baba ganouj!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Michael 98145:

@Brian in UK, yikes !
back in the day we never realized she was our senior
  1:54pm Dean:

Once, while I was having lunch at a restaurant near Pico in Little Ethiopia, Huell Howser walked in to check it out as a site for his TV show. Got to say hi to him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Lane Gray:

What did Hank do to Eileen to make her murder his song like that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Michael 98145:

pass the pita, please.
the good stuff ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Uncle Michael:

Keep me posted, Granny.
Avatar 1:55pm geezerette:

Hummus hoedown!!! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

It may be humid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Lane Gray:

You can have pita, I'll make khubz
Avatar 1:57pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Lane Gray:

But I can't make them round (and mine is studded with toasted sumsum: Arabic for sesame)
  1:58pm Dean:

How the meaning of the title changes if you reverse the order of the clauses.
Avatar 1:58pm geezerette:

My sweetie makes sourdough pita. It's fun to watch them puff up.
  1:58pm chresti:

Wipe able food! Haha! Masa turns into cement if you don’t wipe it off the ceiling in time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Lane Gray:

It's cool having three parameters on my cruise control
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

geezerette, my sweetie makes sourdough pita too!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Michael 98145:

sounds like trouble in bed, mr dj
  2:04pm johnk77:

i think i need to see tanya tucker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Lane Gray:

I can control the speed, the following distance on the adaptive cruise and a setting for "how fast above the setpoint before the computer turns on the engine brake "
Avatar 2:04pm Franco Twinkie:

Dean, as you know, Traders Joe's has been doing hummis wrong for years. However, the latest iteration with the light blue band is passable. You shop at the one in El Cerrito, right?
Avatar 2:04pm βrian:

Do you maintain a starter for that pita? I'd like to try it.
Avatar 2:05pm geezerette:

Dean, do you remember Me & Me on Fairfax? They had excellent Baba ghanoush.

Hey, Granny! Men who bake, it's a wonderful thing. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Michael 98145:

@LG, whoa, cruise control as AI ...
  2:06pm Dean:

Usually El Cerrito, yes, but sometimes the newer one on University with the bumper car parking lot. Rarely, but sometimes, Pinole or Emeryville, and many others nationwide. Known quantity.

I remember the name Me & Me, geezerette, but never got there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

My nerdy sweetie has two different sourdough starters going
Avatar 2:07pm βrian:

I do any and everything in the kitchen except baking. But my habibti bakes like a demon, so that works out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Lane Gray:

This Volvo has so much smart shit in it. It's a world away from the trucks I started with thirty years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Across the street from the Oakland TJ's you can get some excellent housemade hummus nice and fresh
Avatar 2:08pm geezerette:

Brian, my husband maintains a starter he made from organic grapes about 15 years ago. We use it for waffles, pancakes, pita and mainly sourdough country loaves. It's incredible.
Avatar 2:08pm still b/p:

A friend with a Mercedes described the system with a voice that tells you if you're driving as if drowsy, and if you keep driving that way, it recommends you pull over for a rest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Uncle Michael:

Lane, my Honda has the first two parameters.
  2:09pm Dean:

The Elmwood Oakland TJ's, GST?
Avatar 2:10pm βrian:

I got no culture. *sniff*
  2:10pm Dean:

Or is that still Berkeley?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Lake Merritt, Dean. There's a yummy restaurant there, unless it has gone down in the recent era…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Michael 98145:

whoa, gz'ette, that sounds quite wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Lane Gray:

Yes, and if it's gas, it slows down when you close the throttle. Diesels lack a throttle, so we need the Jake brake
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

βrian if you send a SASE to Carl's Friends, they'll send you his famous starter!!!
Avatar 2:12pm geezerette:

Brian, you should try it!

Michael it's delicious. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Michael 98145:

we drove a fine diesel Audi once in Europe. wish i had funds for something like that ...
Avatar 2:13pm geezerette:

Dean, Oki Dog still exists!
Avatar 2:13pm Franco Twinkie:

All Trader Joe parking lots are a nightmare, but I think the one on Macarther, off the 580 in Oakland beats all.
  2:14pm Dean:

Ha! Oki Dog! Never been there, either, despite the Youth Gone Mad anthem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Michael 98145:

@FT, they really must have a demonic designer for those parking lots.
  2:14pm Dean:

Heh, speaking of Fairfax...
Avatar 2:15pm still b/p:

They needed a cop to handle mad extra traffic when TJ had its opening here. An acquaintance said bemusedly, "I think they're selling....groceries in there."
  2:15pm Dean:

The El Cerrito Plaza lot isn't bad in terms of design. The problem is I think BART commuters poach spots there all day long. Mid-weekday it's full, but nobody's in the store.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Michael 98145:

whoa. never heard this before. like something out of Hair.
Avatar 2:16pm Franco Twinkie:

My introduction to Oki Dog in 1977 was the first and last time. I'm all for fusion food, but that shit scared me.
  2:19pm Dean:

Some buddies and I have been trading Tommy's memories, now that Brooklyn Bagel Factory has reopened. For instance, after a Masque (or whatever) show early one morning we stopped at Tommy's. One of our crew ordered a cheeseburger, hold the chili. Order taker yells, "One sissy burger!" Another time one asks jokingly for a free burger. "Bend over. I got your free burger."
Avatar 2:22pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Michael 98145:

being a left-coaster, i once asked for a "plain bagel" w/ cream cheese in NYC. the server informed me, "well, that wouldn't be -plain- then, would it??"
Avatar 2:24pm geezerette:

  2:24pm Dean:

I get that here, Michael 98145, in Berkeley, when I order "plain" cheeseburgers for my kids sometimes. "So do you want cheese or not?"
Avatar 2:26pm Franco Twinkie:

Tommys! After the Elvis Costello show at Hollywood High in 1978, half the audience went to Tommy's. Just to be an irritating prick, I drove in the exit. I made the security guard totally flip out, much to to delight of the unruly mob.
Avatar 2:27pm geezerette:

We think the chili at Pink's has a bottom layer from 1948 or whenever they opened. Apple Pan too.
  2:27pm Dean:

Heh, talk about a parking lot!
  2:28pm Dean:

I have made it to Pink's, once or twice tops. Never Apple Pan, though, despite spending plenty of time at UCLA.
Avatar 2:29pm geezerette:

Ah,... Punks! :)
  2:29pm Dean:

Up the road a bit from the current digs is a joint, Red Onion, with a really good burger.
Avatar 2:30pm Franco Twinkie:

The best thing about Apple Pan is the plaid wallpaper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm The Oscar:

True story: as a kid, I once went to a McDonald's and asked for a plain cheeseburger, specifying "nothing but cheese." When I unwrapped it, I found that the guy had just given me cheese on a bun with no patty. Any disappointment I felt was quickly outweighed by the realization that I could actually walk up to the counter and say, "Where's the beef?!"
Avatar 2:30pm geezerette:

Hey, we don't eat there anymore...but it's comforting to drive by and see them hanging on. Pinks always has a huge line .
Avatar 2:31pm geezerette:

Franco! Heh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Michael 98145:

haven't had a tube steak in quite some time
Avatar 2:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Chresti's dad liked to go to the Red Onion when he still drove.
Avatar 2:33pm geezerette:

Huh, don't know the Red Onion. Sounds like a dance.
Avatar 2:34pm geezerette:

Oscar, haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Michael 98145:

The only Red Onions we've been to have been Mexican Restos.
Avatar 2:36pm Franco Twinkie:

The Tar Pits have food trucks now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Michael 98145:

... my unfavorite restaurant name was "House of Greece"
Avatar 2:37pm Franco Twinkie:

The Red onion is a stand alone shack on Appian Way in El Sobrante.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm The Oscar:

I always expect Comedian Harmonists to dissolve into People Like Us.
  2:38pm Dean:

There are now three Red Onions: El Sobrante, Richmond, Concord. An empire. And yes, the SoCal Red Onion was a Mexican chain.
Avatar 2:39pm geezerette:

The CH were so good and hearing them now is absolutely terrifying.
  2:39pm johnk77:

Germans love to put
sugar on things
popcorn for example!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Lane Gray:

So will your Honda just run away downhill, or will it slow you down ?
Avatar 2:40pm geezerette:

I think we need to check out that onion.
  2:41pm johnk77:

great show selecter
doug was good today also
must go to store soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

Lane, I'll check! (gotta find a hill)
Avatar 2:41pm geezerette:

UM, great segue!
Avatar 2:42pm geezerette:

So it was Haink!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Lane Gray:

"the tires and tubes are doing fine, but the air is showing through"
  2:44pm Dean:

Insensitive choice of tune here, UM. Upstate our woods are on fire. Our schools and workplaces are closed due to crappy air quality.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Lane Gray:

Don Helms sure fit hank better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

I'm so ashamed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm Lane Gray:

Hank didn't get to use his own band til 1952, it was session hands all the way til then. Jerry Byrd was on everything before then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm Michael 98145:

hope you get some drizzle soon, @Dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Jeff Golick:

I've seen fire, and I've seen Rainwater.
  2:47pm johnk77:

air quality in northern CA
the worst in the world?
  2:47pm Dean:

Thanks, Michaels 1 and 2. In fact, we're heading to Portland next week, and rain is in the offing. I'm trying to make lemonade out of the climatic lemons. Figure now's the time to introduce the kids to cigarettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Lane Gray:

I love that barking Telecaster
Avatar 2:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Well, I've managed to totally fuck off the morning, but it was worth it! Thanks Michael.
Avatar 2:51pm geezerette:

Dean's right. All our friends in northern half of the state are suffering.
Dean, great idea!
  2:52pm Dean:

SoCal is certainly getting its share of woe, too.
Avatar 2:53pm geezerette:

Thanks, UM!
Avatar 2:53pm geezerette:

True. Sore throats and angst.
  2:54pm Listener Robert:

I'm doing the Nielsens this week. Used to do Arbitron, same format diary. But now because my housemate and I are sharing food, I'm counting us as one household. He appreciates what I put on of WFMU main or alt program, but the main thing is that as long as he can HEAR the program, it counts in both diaries as listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for hanging out with me, everyone!
Avatar 2:54pm βrian:

@GST: Thanks for the starter tip. Gonna get some.

@UM: Will you hummus a tune before you go?
Avatar 2:55pm geezerette:

! :D
  2:56pm Listener Robert:

My housemate when I moved in here was Listener Steve, even longer listener than me. RIP, he needs it.
  2:56pm sinner:

You diid ok today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm chresti:

thanks UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Uncle Michael:

yeah...coulda been worse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Uncle Michael:

missed you last night, sinner
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, UM, and may all Thanksgiving plans and cookery go smoothly!!
  2:59pm Dean:

Oh, right! Happy Thanksgiving, all. See you all the morning after.
Avatar 3:00pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Great hanging with the Hinky Dinkies today! Love to you all!
Avatar 3:00pm geezerette:

...just practicing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

thank you, UM

take care, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Stanley:

Good show Uncle. Couldn't be there live but caught up now in the privacy of my own bathroom.
Post a comment!
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Uncle Michael | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2020 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2020 Ken Garson