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Favoriting May 13, 2019: Perfect Pitch (with Special Guest Don Muro)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Sandy Salisbury  Come Softly   Favoriting Sandy  Rev-Ola  2005  CD  From 1969    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Marianne Faithfull  Monday Monday   Favoriting Faithfull Forever...  London  1966  LP      0:04:56 (Pop-up)
Colin Blunstone  Though You Are Far Away   Favoriting One Year  Epic  1971  LP      0:08:00 (Pop-up)
Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler  The White Balloon   Favoriting Slant of Light  Thrill Jockey  2014  CD      0:11:20 (Pop-up)
Vashti Bunyan  Love Song   Favoriting Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind – Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967  DiChristina  2007  CD  From 1966    0:14:27 (Pop-up)
Dando Shaft  Rain   Favoriting Dando Shaft  RPM  2002  CD  From 1970    0:16:23 (Pop-up)
Robert Noyes  You Are Tired   Favoriting single  Market Square  2019  45    *   0:21:32 (Pop-up)
Leonore Drewery  The First Time Ever   Favoriting Folk Rock and Faithfull: Dream Babes Volume Five  RPM  2003  CD  From 1965    0:25:40 (Pop-up)
Chic  Tavern on the Green   Favoriting Soup for One Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Mirage  1982  LP      0:27:54 (Pop-up)
Pic-Nic  Te Esperare   Favoriting Jeanette: Spain's Silky-Voiced Songstress 1967–1983  Ace International  2019  CD  From 1968  *   0:30:12 (Pop-up)
Peggy Lipton  Natural Woman   Favoriting Peggy Lipton  Ode  1968  LP  R.I.P.    0:32:48 (Pop-up)
Brute Force  I Love You So Muchism   Favoriting single  Apcor Books  2019  45    *   0:43:29 (Pop-up)
The Byrds  Change Is Now   Favoriting The Notorious Byrd Brothers  Columbia Legacy  1997  CD  From 1968    0:45:53 (Pop-up)
Boogarins  Dislexia ou Transe   Favoriting Sombrou Dúvida  OAR  2019  CD    *   0:49:15 (Pop-up)
Barrie  Darjeeling   Favoriting Happy to Be Here  Winspear  2019  CD  I am!  *   0:52:25 (Pop-up)
Violet Sands  Drive   Favoriting Hotel  YouTooCanWoo  2017  MP3      0:55:48 (Pop-up)
Interview and Music with DIY pioneer Don Muro
Don Muro  Interview Part 1   Favoriting             1:05:08 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Wooly Bully   Favoriting No Album  No Label  1966  MP3  unreleased fun recording from 1966    1:11:19 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  She Left Me   Favoriting No Album  No Label  1963  MP3  a bit of Don's first song, age 12    1:13:35 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 2   Favoriting             1:14:46 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Bliss Express   Favoriting We All Need Each Other: The 1968–1969 Recordings  Flannelgraph  2015  Cassette      1:20:55 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 3   Favoriting             1:25:19 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Sequence   Favoriting No Album  No Label  1970  MP3  unreleased Moog instrumental    1:32:46 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 4   Favoriting             1:36:24 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Mountain Song   Favoriting Souffrances et Extases du Jeune Amour  Flannelgraph  2014  LP  From 1973    1:44:53 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 5   Favoriting             1:49:09 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Squash   Favoriting It's Time  Flannelgraph  2013  LP  From 1977    1:57:55 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 6   Favoriting             2:02:32 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Unending Highway   Favoriting Synthesizer Pop for a New Age (1974​-​1978)  Flannelgraph  2017  LP  From 1978    2:09:56 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 7   Favoriting             2:17:06 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Overature / Here It Comes   Favoriting Anthology  No Album  2019  MP3  exclusive preview of previously unreleased version from upcoming reissue of 1981's "Anthology"  *   2:20:18 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview Part 8   Favoriting             2:26:28 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Hymn #44   Favoriting Reflections  J.D. Wall Publishing Co.  2004  CD  From 1995    2:29:23 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Interview, Final Part   Favoriting             2:32:10 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Song Without Words   Favoriting An Overview of Electronic Instruments with Don Muro  J.D. Wall Publishing Co.  2007  DVD  From Don's 1988 instructional DVD    2:37:35 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Tandberg commercial 1967   Favoriting No Album  No Label  1967  MP3      2:45:17 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  So Happy Together   Favoriting single  Flannelgraph  2015  45  From 1974    2:46:19 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Getting Closer   Favoriting Souffrances et Extases du Jeune Amour  Flannelgraph  2014  LP  From 1972    2:48:21 (Pop-up)
Don Muro  Lay Low Day   Favoriting It's Time  Flannelgraph  2013  LP  From 1977    2:51:05 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03am

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am

Morning all!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm pretty sure they're not yipping at us; they're yipping with us. Boing boing!
Avatar 9:04am

Dumb, dumb . . . . .
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Stereophonic Come Softly !

Great start Joe! my Mom is visiting and this was always one of her favorite songs!
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Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe!
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The Oscar:

Holy cow, this opener! Also hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am

what a dreary ass monday, JoeMac!
cheer us up sonically, yo!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
Krys O.:

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Hey Joe and surfacers; let's hear sounds with vitamins and minerals.
Avatar 9:07am

Good ol' faithful Salisbury
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Webhamster Henry:

Yes, very nice version! The Roches did a version of Come Softly To Me too.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am

No one does it like Blunstone. What an angelic voice.
Avatar 9:11am

"Between you and I" -- et tu, Colin?
C Emily Waters:

Good morning. Can't usually listen live. Love this Colin Blunstone. I think Bob Brainen used to play him--this album. Lovely. Thanks, Joe, for brightening a kinda miserable monday
Avatar 9:13am

good morning! damn i missed marianne! so, i guess there's a reason why the pop-ups don't turn on automatically anymore? ....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:13am

Good morning! Rainy Mondays are better with harps!
  Swag For Life Member 9:13am

(belated Hello!)
Avatar 9:17am
Joe McG:

Hey, everybody, good morning and welcome to the show! It's rainy out the window but I'll try to keep it cozy in here.
Avatar 9:18am
Joe McG:

@Colleen: Lucky pick! @CEW: Glad you can be with me live today!

Rip Doris Day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Irene Trudel:

A gentle good morning with some faves, Joe! Especially happy to hear Dando Shaft!
Avatar 9:21am
Joe McG:

Heya, Irene! Yes, gentle start today. BTW, everyone, I'm starting the Don Muro interview early today, at 10 a.m.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am

@Henry I love the Roches version too.
@Joe great set.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:23am

Good to see ya, Irene. Miss your show.
Avatar 9:24am
Joe McG:

Thanks, melinda! @Davee: Bad news for you, sir: I'm not doing Single File today. Rare, but it happens sometimes.
Avatar 9:24am

O noes Doris Day died :(
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:24am
Webhamster Henry:

Cue "Que Sera, Sera", theme song of Hitchcock's he Man Who Knew Too Much remake.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25am

45% chance of Tia Blake according to the National McGasko Service.
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Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Good morning Joe and everyone here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Irene Trudel:

Looking forward to that interview, Joe! Pantz, I hope to be back soon. And sadly, Doris Day is done. A life well lived, as a singer, actress and animal advocate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am

I think I'm going to get the Jeannette compilation.
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Joe McG:

@Irene: I think it's an interesting interview, so I'm giving it a lot of time on today's show. @karlw: That would have been nice!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34am

buenos dias
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34am
Webhamster Henry:

Peggy's singing was not bad at all. No wonder Q was interested!
Barba Yiorgi:

is the entire Jeanette comp as good as this Pic Nic track? guessing that the early stuff is
the only cool stuff-??
Avatar 9:36am

cool wet day, good sounds ..
Avatar 9:38am

Oh no, Doris Day. same age as my grandma :(
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:39am
Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. After the wetness of last week, this is a Spring heading to Summer day here.

A nostalgic first set?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:40am

oh i was hoping that Dando Shaft was a person's name
Avatar 9:41am

the episode w/ norma jennings & big ed was about the only thing i liked about the TWIN PEAKS reboot.
Avatar 9:43am

Brute Force rules! By force, if necessary.
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Joe McG:

I should play "Give Peace a Chance" after this: ISM ISM ISM
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:46am
Brian in UK:

Joe, I seem to remember that Apple issued a cajun single when they first started. Cannot recall the name. They were diverse/freeform. Now that would be an interesting show!
Avatar 9:47am

..this Byrds tune is a fave (as many of their cuts are!)
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Brian in UK:

Oh yes, perfect song for the weather here. In fact the whole album. Out of conflict comes a beautiful album.
Avatar 9:47am

And King of Fuh is Fuh-King glorious.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:48am
Brian in UK:

At a time when albums averages 30-33 minutes long.

That set made me think of Sandy Denny and I had no idea of the first "SANDY" tune. I did not know Peggy Lipton sang too??? The reason X-Ray and I did not get along (both born 1961) is that we had crushes on the same women:Jeannie, Samantha, Sr Betrill, Peggy Lipton .... I told him he could have his Taylor Ham and I would take the fantasies...
Got to go Joe... Remember Do not walk around with those 45s in yer hand...Morphe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am

@steveo me too
Avatar 9:50am

That was pretty good for a non-Gene-Clark song.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:51am

@melinda we can't have everything
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Guido from Cologne:

Can someone send Boogarins to Cologne please?
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Joe McG:

@Brian: Yes, early Apple had some interesting things, like that temple recording.

Friendly heads up to all Surface Noise fans that Sachiko Kanenobu will be playing at Union Brooklyn on June 7th, Central Park on June 8th, and in LA at Zebulon on June 20th!
Avatar 9:53am
Joe McG:

Yes, thanks Slaboch! Everyone, go check out Sachiko live. Hearing "Misora" live is an amazing experience.

Guido - why do ya want someone to send boogers to Koln??? That is like bring coal to Newcastle
Avatar 9:57am

Goodmorning from a rainy Baltimore.
Barba Yiorgi:

the segue into the Byrds from Force was fuh- king brilliant. you are the King of rainy day sets!
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Brian in UK:

@morph' well it would be if we still had a coal industry! Who would be a miner.
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Joe McG:

Thanks, Barba! :)
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Brian in UK:

Odd that the man who invented the segway was killed riding one.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:01am

Joe: Get Kryssi Battalene to shred out a guitar solo over this bed and you've got yourself a deal.

Brian UK - I still have a copy of the all anonymous MAGGIE OUT 12' "ALL SUPPORT TO THE MINERS"
The other day on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me -NPR -they pointed out that Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Made it to #2 on the uk Charts after maggie's death....!!!
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Brian in UK:

Her death was not mourned by many overhere. Surprise.

I do not do demo chants but I live with that one
Avatar 10:07am
Joe McG:

A lot of cool stuff on Don's web site about his career in music: donmuro.com
Avatar 10:10am

(joe, is swag still going out?)
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Joe McG:

@annie: Yes, annie, we're sending a lot of stuff out but there's a long way to go!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:11am
The Oscar:

Oh, funny-- I have an old Ampeg amp, but the accordion input doesn't work. I always assumed that was the joke!
Avatar 10:12am

..never heard of Don Muro. That's what WFMU is, my catch-up music appreciation service...
Avatar 10:16am

Whoa, Daniel Johnston is a total rip of this guy!
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Joe McG:

@TDK60: The variety and scope of his music is great. We're starting off with him having fun with home with early late '60s type stuff, but he goes amazing places, so stay with us.
Avatar 10:18am

ok... i thought so..thanks.

great interview Joe hope to see you at The Meat Puppets show
Avatar 10:22am
Joe McG:

@yippie: Thanks! Hope to catch the MP show! Would love to see those guys!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am

this is fun!

Joe an Don, thank you from the bottom of my heart and the bottom of the world.
Gear nerd from Melbourne Australia.
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Joe McG:

@Pete: Glad you're digging it, Pete!
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Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Please let this ("Sequence") play ALL DAY. Love it!
Avatar 10:38am

Diggin' the special feature here, Joe. Good morning to youi, and hello, McGaskos everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am
Granny Spicy Tuna:

Howdy, everyone, looks like i'll have to go back to the archives to catch up on what i missed already.
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Joe McG:

Cool, right, Itzall? @Sem: Glad you're tuned in!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am

Super interview and music! What a breadth of styles and sounds. Thanks Joe and Don.
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Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Yes. Thank you for furthering my musical education while simultaneously entertaining me! Big Bang!!!
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Joe McG:

You bet, Mick.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...are they using this in the new Godzilla ?? :) ...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

In the 1970s w/ our cassette recorders - sat in music store my mom worked in while someone demonstrated an ARP...but I held the mic in my hand & moved around too much. Lesson 1 in Recording...

This interview is making my year.
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Joe McG:

I love that I can bring it to you. Don is not only a great musician but a hell of a nice guy! And he was there for it all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am

Landmark interview with Don Muro. TY Joe.
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:14am

Oi!...caught up in work so will listen on the archives. Cheers.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...ARP had my attention as a Whofan...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am

Totally enjoying this! Thanks Joe and Don!
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Joe McG:

My pleasure, dp, maestroso! @RR63: Yes, Pete Townshend made ARP sequencers a standby of classic rock radio in one stroke.
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Webhamster Henry:

This is great fun I used to read Don's column and play those Flexidisks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am

so good!

I can’t remember the last time somebody said CV Gates to me. I should have gone to bed a long time ago. Brilliant.
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Lost Cause:

excellent show! I used to own a PolySix and a Korg M1. had no idea Don did the demo.
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Joe McG:

@LC: Yes, Don's demos were the Korg standby for years. How many musicians were influenced by them? The mind boggles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am
Granny Spicy Tuna:

we have lift off
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Brian in UK:

Joe, wonder if Pete Townshend use this as a guide for Underture
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Brian in UK:

Oh 1981 maybe not.

I used an M1 through the U.S. in the 90’s. Can’t say I ever listened to the demos. Ha. Use an SV-1 currently. Chilled out in my old age.lol
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Lost Cause:

Wow! this is like every 70s/80s tv show theme on steroids + Weather Report at their peak all in one. Don is the real Greatest American Hero

Lost cause, nailed it

Believe it or not...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

WFMU: Deeper & more Delightful...

You look at the clock and four hours have gone by... can’t wait to hear some of these nuggets. It’s 1.37 in the am here. Thank you.
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Brian in UK:

Do not try this at home, kids.

Amazing show. Do you feel like we do?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

More sanitary than a talkbox tube in yer throat...
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Irene Trudel:

Great interview, Joe!
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Lost Cause:

AutoTune was so much better in the 70s
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:42am

that was great
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Webhamster Henry:

A big show of synths "Superbooth" went on last weekend in Berlin
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Lost Cause:

Reminds me of Stevie R Moore a bit
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:48am

I think WABC FM became WPLJ soon after 1970, which was a big force in NYC radio for years, and is changing to an all-religion format May 31...
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Joe McG:

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tim from champaign:

Thanks for the great and informative interview, Joe. How was this not a huge hit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am

Autotune was invented in 1996.
  Swag For Life Member 11:53am

Thanks, Joe!
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Joe McG:

@tim: It's a real #1, but it never came out at the time, unfortunately. Imagine if Don's RCA record deal had gone through?
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Webhamster Henry:

WPLJ: Jim Kerr lived downstairs from my sisters. He used to end his show playing the Doors "This is the End"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am

This has been great stuff Joe - many thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am
tim from champaign:

Man, that's be awesome. If I've got my dates right then there's be Don Muro on Dynoflex vinyl.
Avatar 11:55am

This is great! I'd never heard of Don Muro before, I'm excited to listen to the parts of the interview that I missed.
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Krys O.:

Great show, Joe!
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Irene Trudel:

G, WABC-FM was the first FM station I listened to at length as a kid. I've often said their "Love" format was a huge influence on my musical development, often playing soft rock and similar tunes. I remember that Station ID Joe played!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:55am

wonderful show -- thanks Joe & Don!
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Brian in UK:

Great stuff Joe, very informative.
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Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everybody! Have a great week!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:56am
Kelly Jones:

Dude, I am loving this friggin' show. Sooooo great. Don Muro is insanely good!

Don’s eclecticism makes him a Surface Noise natural.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:56am
Krys O.:

Wm. Berger's father was program director at WPLJ for many years. Larry Berger passed away last year. RIP to him and to WPLJ.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:57am

Yes, "Love" was a programming format that had some freeform elements to it, back in the early 70s...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am
Irene Trudel:

Sadly, WPLJ din't speak to me aside from the early days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am
Irene Trudel:

Thanks for a great show, Joe!
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