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Options March 20, 2019: Episode 16

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Hero #7  Bring The Noise   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ivan Cattaneo  I'm A Believer   Options 0:04:14 (Pop‑up)
The Crystals  Da Doo Ron Ron / My Boy Lollipop   Options 0:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Pippo Caruso  Sonatina Sui Tasti Neri   Options 0:08:22 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Lytle  Little Sunflower   Options 0:10:54 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Dorham  Afrodisiac   Options 0:19:31 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Teleco Teco   Options 0:23:40 (Pop‑up)
Eric Donaldson  Cherry Oh Baby   Options 0:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Fred Locks  Sing-A-Long   Options 0:29:56 (Pop‑up)
The Selector  On My Radio   Options 0:33:25 (Pop‑up)
Au Pairs  Armagh   Options 0:36:49 (Pop‑up)
Barbie and the Kens  Just A Gigolo   Options 0:39:54 (Pop‑up)
Whitelabel  TeLIEvision   Options 0:47:26 (Pop‑up)
Sparks  I Predict   Options 0:51:31 (Pop‑up)
The Reducers  Things Go Wrong   Options 0:53:43 (Pop‑up)
Laughing Clowns  Crystal Clear   Options 0:55:43 (Pop‑up)
Kim Salmon  Mini, Mini   Options 0:58:46 (Pop‑up)
Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn  The Werewolf   Options 1:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Klonhertz  Impossible   Options 1:07:06 (Pop‑up)
Mashed Funk  Dave Jackson   Options 1:12:00 (Pop‑up)
Desi Beats 1  Bhangra Pauna   Options 1:17:04 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Carlos  O Calhambeque (remix)   Options 1:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Mr. Scruff & Quantic  It's Dancing Time   Options 1:24:31 (Pop‑up)
Kid Creole  Mr. Softee   Options 1:33:29 (Pop‑up)
Kokolo  Late Night   Options 1:37:44 (Pop‑up)
Cornershop  Lessons Learned (Osymyso Mix)   Options 1:42:05 (Pop‑up)
Doing Time  These Boots Are Made For Walking   Options 1:46:09 (Pop‑up)
Settabello Unlimited  Mas Que Nada   Options 1:52:14 (Pop‑up)
Konishi Yasuharu  Floral Street Scene   Options 1:56:09 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  4:00pm Martinibomb:

I just ate an Avocado.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

From 70s avocado to crisp 60s white :-)
Avatar 4:00pm Otis Fodder:

I just ate coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

I knew a biker who used to snort coffee. That's another story for another time ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Jan Turkenburg:

roasted cheese sandwich ... what else...
  4:01pm Martinibomb:

I can only ate coffee once a day now.
  4:02pm Martinibomb:

No medium cool yet ..
  4:02pm Martinibomb:

oh there it is
Avatar 4:02pm Otis Fodder:

Chocolate Coffee Beans here. High Cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Mmmmmm ... chocolate covered coffee beans :-)
  4:04pm Martinibomb:

I love crushed coffee bean on ice cream. You only need 1 bean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Rockford Files theme = happiness
  4:05pm Martinibomb:

I'd say it's the best TV Theme ever. It's pretty good.Can't think one that's much better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Oooo ... now. The Persuaders. That's my favourite. But then me and hammered dulcimers. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Jan Turkenburg:

aaaaargh, just read the exit polls of province elections. An even bigger and more dangerous lunatic than Geert Wilders has stood up and is the biggest so far... AAAH, but I think I have my weird cover of the week for friday!
  4:08pm Martinibomb:

oh man I'm sorry Jan! That's scary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Shit, Jan :-( That's terrible. Scary times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Jan Turkenburg:

He was the only politician not pausing his campaign after the shooting yesterday. On the contrary he blamed the immigration policy of the last ten years. (While more and more is becoming clear that the shooter was also a disturbed drug abuser)
Avatar 4:11pm Mr Fab:

Rockford's pretty great. hard to choose: "Adams Family," "Munsters," "Stingray," "Monkees theme," "twin Peaks (Falling)" ..Anyone remember "Logan's Run" or "In Search Of"? More great moog-y '70s themes.
  4:12pm Martinibomb:

I love that In Search of Theme. I used to watch that Logans Run series but I can't remember the music right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Jan Turkenburg:

Well, let's keep dancing on the vulcano :-) :-)
  4:14pm Martinibomb:

I think I need to bring my vox down in the mix more next time. too much! lol sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Rich in Washington:

The theme from The Night Gallery always sends a chill up my spine. That show scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
Avatar 4:16pm Mr Fab:

Jan, I sometimes describe this channel as "post-political" - attempting to create an attitude that moves past all this silliness and divisiveness. Everyone is welcome to come to the Jungle Room and boogie on down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Music is the great uniter :-)
  4:17pm Martinibomb:

The U.F.O. Theme song is another of my faves. Also I love Greatest American Hero. which also seems to have like 1 original singery song in the first episode of the 1st season. Each song is kinda about the episode it playes in? I keep meaning to collect them and see what/s the big picure is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Jan Turkenburg:

MF, I usually refrain from talking about politics here, but I was in shock for a moment...
  4:21pm Martinibomb:

Any other TV Theme songs?
Avatar 4:22pm Mr Fab:

Of course, Jan, feel free to speak your mind here about anything. I just meant that I see the channel as doing my small part to help the human race move past the nonsense, towards a better world.
Avatar 4:23pm Mr Fab:

"peter Gunn"! How could I forget that one?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Jan Turkenburg:

Yes, MrFab. I look at it that way too. That's how I looked at my music lessons and my local radio activities as well.
  4:25pm Martinibomb:

oh yeah! Peter Gunn That one's in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Rich in Washington:

Oh wow. I just read up on Gil Mellé's Night Gallery theme. The one I'm most familiar with is the season two version - very spooky. I used to think it was by Lalo Schifrin because that's what the MP3 I d'loaded off Napster said (heh!).
  4:25pm Martinibomb:

Johnny Quest Theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

@Rich - it's Gil Melle?? I did not know that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Rich in Washington:

The first season theme was composed by Mellé, but had electronics by Paul Beaver, of Beaver and Krause fame, Deet Band, etc. He was also the knob twiddler on that Hal Blaine Psychedelic Percussion LP that I played on my last KBOO show, may play on Friday's show. I don't know yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Aha - isn't it Paul Beaver on Cosmic Zodiac Sounds as well?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Rich in Washington:

I can't remember what I played on which show anymore. I'm getting stereophenic.
  4:28pm Martinibomb:

I haven't heard the Pscyh Perc lp. Seems like a winner
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Rich in Washington:

I think so. He's on quite a lot of stuff. He was a busy Beaver.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

HA!!! I see what you did there ;-)
Avatar 4:29pm Mr Fab:

ha, "Psychedelic Percussion" is a whole album of drum solos! Good in small doses.
  4:29pm Martinibomb:

Department S Theme, Tomorrow People, Dr. Who, Peoples Court.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Rich in Washington:

It's really kooky. Blaine plays nearly every percussion instrument. It sounds a bit like side four of The Mothers Freak Out, which, ironically, was aided and abetted by Wrecking Crew members but NOT Blaine.
Avatar 4:30pm Mr Fab:

oh jeez, of course "Dr Who." DUH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Rich in Washington:

I will play some on Friday. It's pretty whacky. And kooky.
  4:31pm Martinibomb:

Any other ideas for TV Themes that might be fun to cage fight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

I'm still repainting the same Funko Pop I started a while back. damn those things are fiddly!
Avatar 4:32pm Mr Fab:

This "Cherry Oh Baby" is great. Another Neil Diamond song today, following "I'm A Believer." In a Neil-y mood today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

The Sweeney
  4:33pm Martinibomb:

The Avengers
  4:34pm Martinibomb:

Dave Allen Theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Oh!! The Prisoner/Danger Man/Man in a Suitcase ... um ... Zoo Gang.
  4:35pm Martinibomb:

And pretty much anything by Barry Gray
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Dave Allen - yes!!! Saw that at the British Library gig :-)
Avatar 4:36pm Mr Fab:

"Gigantor," and "Banana Splits." Or at least the Dickies versions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

My partner just shouted from the couch: "I want a can of Ting now!!" He's enjoying the show too :-)
Avatar 4:38pm Mr Fab:

Yep, I dumped pretty much the entire contents of Barry Gray's "Stand By For Action!" into the Sheena stream.
  4:39pm Martinibomb:

Hawaii Five-O of course
  4:40pm Martinibomb:

It seems like all the Theme songs we've come up with are mostly 60s/70s. Any newer tv themes?
Avatar 4:40pm MrCrispy:

Seconded on Doctor Who, Jonny Quest, Prisoner....well, yeah all of the ones everybody's mentioned are great!
Avatar 4:41pm MrCrispy:

Didn't remember that about the Greatest American Hero episode songs - gonna have to check that out
  4:42pm Martinibomb:

Oh hey MrCrispy! Thanks for dropping in. Trying to think up TV Themes to cage fight but now realizing allt he cool ones are old. Any new stuff? like 90s onward?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

This :-) www.youtube.com...
Avatar 4:42pm MrCrispy:

I love the Parks n Rec & Brooklyn 99 themes for new ones off the top of the head
Avatar 4:44pm Mr Fab:

Well, i mentioned "Twin Peaks." But, yeah, TV generally cut back on themes. Some start cold nowadays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

And this : www.youtube.com...
  4:44pm Martinibomb:

Twin Peaks was probably the newest hah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Parks and Rec! Yes!
Avatar 4:45pm Mr Fab:

This song has always been one of my fave "fake New Wave" tracks
Avatar 4:46pm Mr Fab:

its better than a lot of "real" new Wave.
Avatar 4:48pm MrCrispy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Black Books!!!
  4:48pm Martinibomb:

Oh that's a good one yes
  4:50pm Martinibomb:

Anybody ever heard this "TeLIEvision" song before? I have it on an unlabeled thing so assume it's an edit of something? But I'm not familiar with the song
Avatar 4:51pm MrCrispy:

BTW Lately cartoons have been killin the theme song game. New Rocky & Bullwinkle is way better than you might expect for one
  4:53pm Martinibomb:

The new rocky n bullwinkle theme is a parody of james bond on top of that. yeah the intro is nice lookin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

I was in the other room and heard the call of Sparks :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Jan Turkenburg:

I see I was the ninth person to clicky star this one :-) :-)
  4:55pm Martinibomb:

One band that never seems to get old. All of their stuff is awesome. The new one was great too. Got to see em a couple year ago and they were awesome live
Avatar 4:56pm Mr Fab:

early '80s Sparks was their most commercially successful period in the US. True in the UK, too, or their '70s stuff?
Avatar 4:56pm Mr Fab:

i saw em play "Kimono My House" in it's entirety about a decade or so ago. So so great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

70s mainly in the UK. Seen them live too and they're fabulous. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Jan Turkenburg:

In the NL it was the 70s for them. After 'beat the clock' they didn't get that much media attention anymore
  5:01pm Martinibomb:

I don't even know any one who can pull off Sparks at Karaoke. Those vocals are tough to nail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

"Academy Award Performance" - Russell hits a note that I didn't even think was possible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

I don't think I've ever heard anyone cover Jacques Dutronc :-)
  5:05pm Martinibomb:

yeah and this is Kim Salmon from the super fantastic Australian punk band The Scientists
Avatar 5:09pm Mr Fab:

As great as Suicide was, i never got any Alan Vega solo stuff. Should really do something about that.
Avatar 5:09pm Mr Fab:

Was amazed to find out how old he was. Born in 1936! No wonder he had such a rockabilly influence, he was THERE.
  5:12pm Martinibomb:

Oh I didn't realize he was that much older than Rev! 11 year age difference
Avatar 5:16pm MrCrispy:

The best MJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Jan Turkenburg:

great feel good show MB. Will listen to the rest at breakfast :-) CU everybody!
  5:25pm Martinibomb:

Okay jan! yeah this is a little high N R G for where you are now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm DJ GeorgyGirl:

Night, Jan! I'm gonna catch up with the rest too - but fabulous show!!!! Thank you :-)
  5:26pm Martinibomb:

Take care GeorgyGirl!
Avatar 5:27pm MrCrispy:

Heh, picked up a 3LP Roberto Carlos comp recently and the OG of this song is on there - probably my fave
  5:29pm Martinibomb:

I am a fan of the Roberto Carlos and especially yeah love this track
Avatar 5:30pm MrCrispy:

Any other fave Carlos songs? I only liked 3 or 4 that were on the comp
Avatar 5:32pm MrCrispy:

Jesucristo is a jam
  5:34pm Martinibomb:

Well that's probably my fave song. I think he's a super popular singer in Latin America and he made a ton o crap! So there are some gems tho that are really good.
  5:34pm Martinibomb:

I had collected all my faves somewhere into a playlist but can't seem to find it.. hah
Avatar 5:35pm MrCrispy:

Need to do some more digging on him. His buddy/writing partner Erasmo Carlos has some amazing albums
Avatar 5:38pm MrCrispy:

Mr Softee - ha ha ha!
  5:40pm Martinibomb:

I have a soft spot for Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Avatar 5:42pm Mr Fab:

Kid Creole and the Coconuts! Another figure i always liked but really should revisit. Fun fun stuff.
  5:43pm Martinibomb:

I think they are in that Downtown 81 Film worth watching if you haven't seen it
Avatar 5:46pm Mr Fab:

Discovered Kid Creole as a musical guest on SNL. Really dynamic performance.
  5:47pm Martinibomb:

Last time I checked their website it seemed like they had some kind of cruise ship thing they were doing.
Avatar 5:57pm Mr Fab:

is that 'Boots' cover available anywhere? Can't find it online.
  5:58pm Martinibomb:

I don't think so. He had some printed up on vinyl which he gave me but I felt like it was a self released thing so.. not sure how far he got with it?
  6:00pm Martinibomb:

okay thanks for listening everyone. That wraps it for episode 16 of Medium Cool.
Avatar 6:01pm Mr Fab:

Super grooviness, thanks MB!
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