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Favoriting October 21, 2019: Even More People You May Know

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Ian Campbell Folk Group  Marilyn Monroe   Favoriting The Rights of Man  Elektra  1966  LP      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Renegades  John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Favoriting The Cold War: Inflatable Squirrel Carcass 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1967    0:04:47 (Pop-up)
The Skatalites  Lee Harvey Oswald   Favoriting Stretching Out  ROIR  1998  CD  live in 1983    0:07:32 (Pop-up)
Roland Alphonso & Group  Jack Ruby   Favoriting Something Special: Ska Hotshots  Heartbeat  2000  CD  From 1964    0:11:34 (Pop-up)
Kelly Harrell  Charles Giteau   Favoriting Worried Blues  JSP  2005  CD  From 1927    0:14:12 (Pop-up)
Lead Belly  Abraham Lincoln   Favoriting Bourgeois Blues  Smithsonain Folkways  1997  CD  recording date unknown    0:17:19 (Pop-up)
Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers  George Washington   Favoriting The Story That the Crow Told Me, Vol. 1  YaZoo  2000  CD  From 1928    0:20:22 (Pop-up)
Great Plains  Rutherford B. Hayes   Favoriting Born in a Barn  Rerun  2017  LP  From 1984    0:24:02 (Pop-up)
Rodd, Teri and The M.S.R. Singers  Richard Nixon   Favoriting Beat of the Traps: MSR Madness Vol. 1  Carnage Press  1992  LP      0:26:35 (Pop-up)
 
Bill Frisell  Jimmy Carter (Part 1)   Favoriting This Land  Elektra  1994  CD      0:38:57 (Pop-up)
Max Romeo  Martin Luther King   Favoriting Reconstruction  Mango  1977  LP      0:41:52 (Pop-up)
Rank & File  John Brown   Favoriting Long Gone Dead  Slash/Warner Bros.  1984  LP      0:45:26 (Pop-up)
Thee Headcoats  Davey Crockett   Favoriting Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot: The Billy Childish Story 1977-2018  Damaged Goods  2019  CD  From 1990    0:48:37 (Pop-up)
The Pogues  Jesse James   Favoriting Rum Sodomy & the Lash  MCA  1985  LP      0:51:31 (Pop-up)
The Weavers  Joe Hill   Favoriting Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection  Smithsonain Folkways  2019  CD  From 1946  *   0:54:27 (Pop-up)
Carlene Davis  Winnie Mandela   Favoriting single  Nicole  1986  45      0:57:21 (Pop-up)
Bob Dylan  George Jackson   Favoriting Listen Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974  Light in the Attic  2012  CD  Acoustic version from 1971    1:01:45 (Pop-up)
Rick Wakeman  Catherine Howard   Favoriting The Six Wives of Henry VIII  A&M  1973  LP      1:05:37 (Pop-up)
Sandra  Mata Hari   Favoriting The Enigma of Sandra I. Szenkar 1964-1979  No Label  2018  CD-R  From 1979; compilation put together by Listener Guido!    1:11:48 (Pop-up)
 
Jimmy Webb  P.F. Sloan   Favoriting Words and Music  Reprise  1970  LP      1:26:23 (Pop-up)
The Uncle Devil Show  Gilbert O'Sullivan   Favoriting A Terrible Beauty  Compass  2004  CD      1:30:02 (Pop-up)
Jason Ringenberg with Los Straitjackets  Link Wray   Favoriting Best Tracks and Side Tracks 1979-2007  Yep Roc  2007  CD  From 2004    1:33:18 (Pop-up)
The Band  Bessie Smith   Favoriting A Musical History  Capitol  2005  CD  From 1968    1:37:24 (Pop-up)
Babe the Blue Ox  Betty Davis   Favoriting Way We Were  RCA  1998  MP3      1:41:40 (Pop-up)
Miles Davis  Willie Nelson   Favoriting The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions  Columbia Legacy  2003  CD  From 1970    1:44:37 (Pop-up)
Warren Zevon  Boom Boom Mancini   Favoriting Learning to Flinch  Giant  1993  CD      1:49:36 (Pop-up)
Sun Kil Moon  Salvador Sánchez   Favoriting Ghosts of the Great Highway  Vinyl Films  2003  MP3      1:52:55 (Pop-up)
 
Van Dyke Parks  Bing Crosby   Favoriting Discover America  Warner Bros.  1972  LP      2:09:27 (Pop-up)
SF Seals  Dock Ellis   Favoriting single  Matador  1993  45      2:11:21 (Pop-up)
The Mountain Goats  Doc Gooden   Favoriting In League with Dragons  Merge  2019  CD      2:15:31 (Pop-up)
Robyn Hitchcock  Virginia Woolf   Favoriting Robyn Hitchcock  Yep Roc  2017  CD      2:19:44 (Pop-up)
David Axelrod  Ken Russell   Favoriting Seriously Deep  Universal Music  2008  CD  From 1975    2:22:39 (Pop-up)
Cloud One  Patty Duke   Favoriting Disco Juice - The Funky Disco Sound of Harlem's P&P Records  Counterpoint  2000  CD  From 1979    2:29:11 (Pop-up)
Prefab Sprout  Donna Summer   Favoriting 12" single  Kitchenware  1985  12"      2:33:39 (Pop-up)
Random Hold  Montgomery Clift   Favoriting Random Hold EP  Polydor  1979  EP      2:36:58 (Pop-up)
Garland Jeffreys  Lon Chaney   Favoriting Garland Jeffreys  Atlantic  1973  LP      2:43:37 (Pop-up)
The Shacks  Audrey Hepburn   Favoriting The Shacks  Big Crown  2016  LP      2:47:43 (Pop-up)
Kurt Baker  Emma Stone   Favoriting That Was Now This Is Then: Teenage Wasteland's WFMU 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 2014    2:51:08 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am
Snoochienucci:

yip yip yip yip
  9:03am
Marley Dogg:

Pledge for the yips!
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12539:

Yippy yip yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
LastWhiteRhino:

Hello Joe. Top of the morning to ya !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
melinda:

Hi Joe! This reminds me of The New Main Street Singers in A Mighty Wind.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:07am
pantz:

I'm sensing a pattern. Let it roll, Joe!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Krys O.:

Good morning!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Krys O.:

I was born the day before JFK was assassinated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am
fleep:

You know their names, look up the number. Good morning, Joe!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Hughie Considine:

Morning all! Wow, this set could go so many interesting places ...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:12am
pantz:

My Morning Jacket has a song called "Magic Bullet". Might that be qued up?
Avatar 9:15am
Joe McG:

Good Monday to you all! Today we're playing songs about or named after people you may know.
  9:15am
peepo:

I like this theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
TheLoneliestMonk:

joe mac's gonna start a 2nd ska revival!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Krys O.:

And I came home with my mom from the hospital on the day of JFK's funeral. My brother was 7 at the time and remembers watching it on TV when I interrupted his viewing.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Ken From Hyde Park:

The song title is strictly "_name_"? Does "The Ballad of _name_" count?
Avatar 9:17am
Joe McG:

@Ken: No, I'm very strict about the rules for this show. First name and surname only.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:18am
Hughie Considine:

Robert Klein had a great routine about how Charles J. Guiteau was doomed to be saddled with the term "disappointed office seeker" in every historical account of Garfield's assassination.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am
LastWhiteRhino:

Hey Joe, will you be playing "Hey Joe" by The Leaves, not the Jimi Hendrix rendition ???
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22am
karlward:

Looking forward to hearing the Camper Van Beethoven "Jack Ruby" too.
Avatar 9:22am
Joe McG:

@Krys O: Wow, crazy! @LWR: No "Hey Joe" today, I'm afraid!
  9:23am
Brendan:

He never got to the last verse to describe how he was hanged. Presumably because he was dead. But being the optimist I like to think that the rope broke and he was freed.
  9:23am
johnk77:

great show selecter @joemcg
found a van morrison doc
on amazon prime
his 2 biggest musical influences
growing up in belfast
lead belly and the carter family
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am
TheLoneliestMonk:

would 'john barleycorn must die' qualify?
Avatar 9:25am
Joe McG:

@LMonk: No, I think that song is actually about booze, not a real person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
fleep:

Do they have to be dead?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:26am
pantz:

Pablo Picasso was never called an a$$hole.
Avatar 9:26am
Joe McG:

@fleep: Nope, I'll play some live people, too! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
adampsyche:

good theme! what are songs about alive people? quick plug for (not-alive) nelson mandela (since you had a ska thing going anyhow).
  9:28am
VincentNifigance:

Sweet song poem
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am
coelacanth∅:

Good Morning Joe and all
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Can you play "Eleanor Rigby" a dozen or so times?
Avatar 9:29am
Roberto:

This song is meant to be ironic, right?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:29am
Strandlund:

Do you also have Jimmy Carter Says Yes? That's one of my favorite Song-Poems.
  9:29am
davefromtoronto:

proof HIS wisdom wasn't infinite...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
The Oscar:

@Roberto I'm assuming Rodd was in on the joke, but the original "song-poet" was not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
coelacanth∅:

are there any songs about Squeeky Fromme?
  9:32am
Brendan:

Oh you’ve got some serious explaining to do for that song
Avatar 9:32am
Roberto:

Sounds about right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
TheLoneliestMonk:

saddest part of that nixon song is that compared to reagan, bushes or clintons, the dude seems like captain america in retrospect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM HaHa! you have very strict rules, Mr. Mac!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
coelacanth∅:

John Hinkley jr.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
TheLoneliestMonk:

in the push & pull of chaos and control in the universe, JoeMac is surprisingly pro control!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
The Oscar:

If he was born a few decades earlier, Jokerfan probably would have had a song-poem racket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
TheLoneliestMonk:

“To Richard Milhous Nixon, who never let me down.”
—Hunter S. Thompson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am
steveo:

good morning Joe; to the best of my knowledge, I have never been assassinated
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am
coelacanth∅:

fat chance of that. listen to "Lee Harvey was a friend of mine" (best version by Laura Cantrell, in my opinion)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:42am
pantz:

I'm always here for Mr Frisell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am
TheLoneliestMonk:

@coelacanth∅: i need to check that out
Avatar 9:42am
Lixiviated Life:

where is the noise?
you know, the surface noise.
i'm not hear any.
  9:42am
VincentNifigance:

Nice recovery, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
TheLoneliestMonk:

i'm highly tempted by that recent 'let it bleed' box. is it worth it, or just a shameless money grab?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
steveo:

i like to hear a record being cued from time to time; keeps it real.
Avatar 9:44am
Joe McG:

Sorry about that, we suddenly lost a channel on Turntable 1.
Avatar 9:45am
Cool Runnings:

I was in high school the day JFK was assassinated. We were dismissed from classes early that afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am
coelacanth∅:

i wonder if Jack Ruby produced this?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am
TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM bad cable, or is the turntable dying?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am
coelacanth∅:

(just kidding. i know it was probably Lee Perry. though Jack Ruby did produce marcus garvey by burning spear)
  9:48am
chresti @griffith Park:

Morning!
Avatar 9:48am
Joe McG:

@coelc: That would've been great, but Max did the whole thing himself. @Monk: Not sure yet, troubleshooting...
  9:48am
emily:

this Rank and File "John Brown" is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am
coelacanth∅:

Max produced that? i didn't know he did production. that's cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
Colleen:

JOOEE!!! Enjoying the show!! I always wished there was a song with my name in it,,,,everyone else seems to have one!! Sooo nice to get to talk to you Saturday!!
  9:50am
chresti @griffith Park:

The playlist looks historical
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
sphere:

hullo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am
coelacanth∅:

(duh, i should've known that. i have that reconstruction album)
  9:51am
benji:

Sounds like farmer John
Avatar 9:52am
Snoochienucci:

Galileo - GG Allin?
Avatar 9:52am
Joe McG:

Great to meet you at the art auction, Colleen! @benji: Does it ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am
sphere:

Guess Thee Headcoats couldn't get the rights to Farmer John.
  9:52am
chresti @griffith Park:

Agree with benji
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coelacanth∅:

Colleen - "Colleen" by Joanna Newsom. one of her best songs too!
  9:56am
Mike Wolf:

We can’t be too far from “Jimmy Carter Says ‘Yes’ ”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am
Colleen:

Ha! Ill have to check it out coelacanth0, thanks!
Avatar 9:58am
Lixiviated Life:

God bless the weavers & old joe hill.
Avatar 9:58am
Snoochienucci:

These Smithsonian Folkways are really awesome
  9:58am
chresti @griffith Park:

I like Joan Baez ‘s Joe hill
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am
steveo:

the musician Colleen (Cécile Schott) is a favorite of mine
Avatar 9:59am
Lixiviated Life:

my grandmother was a weaver in Paterson NJ.
Worked in the silk mills downtown.
My old man worked in the garment industry all his life.
Thank God for the unions.
Avatar 9:59am
thormagma:

Shout out Wobblies!!!
Avatar 9:59am
Marc Francis:

Camper Van Beethoven have a great jack Ruby song....
  10:00am
prudy:

How about Biko by Peter Gabriel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am
SSS:

My mother in law was in Pins and Needles, a union play that made it to Broadway and FDRs' notice in the 1930s'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am
DroneTree:

Irie
Avatar 10:01am
Joe McG:

@SSS: Cool! That's where Babs Streisand got her start.
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coelacanth∅:

Dan Bern has a good Marilyn Monroe song too.
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sphere:

The Dylan songs about people.
Avatar 10:02am
Joe McG:

@sphere: You must be psychic.
  10:03am
prudy:

Lix Life: what a great thing to be proud of...It's so sad that unions have such a bad rep in this country. They are really the only thing that enabled a middle class here...
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coelacanth∅:

didn't Phil Ochs also do "Joe Hill"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am
TheLoneliestMonk:

aargh, my most hated of zimmers...man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am
sphere:

@Joe McG - I knew that. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am
SSS:

@ Joe McG - Really? Did not know that. Got great scrap book photo stuff on it. Wondered if the reference would be remembered....
  10:05am
prudy:

wow...never heard a song about George Jackson...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
sphere:

Or Catherine Howard.
Avatar 10:08am
Joe McG:

@prudy: He actually did it twice, once acoustic and once with a band.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:08am
pantz:

Good ol Rick Wakeman. He probably has a few name songs.
  10:09am
benji:

This one is Ballad of billy the kid?
  10:09am
Listener Alexandra:

Hey cool--it's Almost Yes :-)
Avatar 10:10am
Joe McG:

@Alex: Ha! I played Yes...once!
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sphere:

Looks like I am taking my dislike of prog to my deathbed.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:10am
Ken From Hyde Park:

@Joe - In your arduous research, did you find any artists with an autobiographical song? Where he/she used his/her own name for the song title?
Avatar 10:11am
Joe McG:

@Ken: No, I didn't! Seems like a natural for Jerry Lee or Little Richard, but no.
  10:11am
Listener Alexandra:

I remember, Joe--still holding out for King Crimson one of these years ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am
Ike:

All about the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913: socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:13am
Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Guessing that Jimmy Webb's P F Sloan was in a previous show.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:14am
Guido from Cologne:

Hoppla!
I remember that song! :-o
Avatar 10:15am
Joe McG:

@Brian: You're in luck! I'll play it for you. I have it with me. @Guido: This comp is great, you should release it for real!
Avatar 10:15am
kuriousornj:

Joe McG, how about Sam Shalabi's 'Jessica Simpson'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am
sphere:

Joe McG - which Yes song did you play?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:16am
Brian in UK:

Guido, cool. I believe there are vacancies on the FMU streams!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
steveo:

the yeah yeah yeahs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
adampsyche:

a nice companion song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Brian in New Orleans:

sorry to go there but KISS has a song called "Mr Blackwell" from "Music from the Elder" it is a reference to the fashion critic who made fun of their costume....Play it!!! dont be shy...LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Brian in New Orleans:

"I never said I was more than I am
Do what I want and I don't give a damn
You're all so weak you know it makes me ill
Don't like you now and probably never will
You cheat and lie, and wonder why
You can't sleep at night
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
And we can tell
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
Why don't you go to hell"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
coelacanth∅:

(if you don't like Jimmy Carter you suck.)
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porchy:

gotta love jimmy carter and not being orange is a plus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
Colleen:

Wallkill!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am
The Oscar:

Love this song, but is it weird that I unironically prefer the Association's version?
  10:29am
queems:

ahh i just tuned in and i’m about to drive, but it was so nice to meet you on saturday, joe!
  10:29am
?:

Song for Liz Berg - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/THIS_IS_FOR_LIZ_BERG_of_the_radio/liz_berg_extended
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am
coelacanth∅:

i'm surprised there's no news anywhere about the art auction. how much money was raised; what sold for what; pictures of all the submissions...
Avatar 10:32am
Joe McG:

@Oscar: I kinda like The Association's more, too. @queems: Great to meet you on Saturday, too! @?: I'm glad there is a Liz song. I miss her a lot!
Avatar 10:33am
kuriousornj:

there is a song called Iggy Pop by Azra
  10:33am
Joey Ramone:

https://youtu.be/a6FtQpjw6t4
  10:34am
Toothgrinder Tom:

How about ‘Edison Came to Stay’ (not 100% sure of the title) by The Bee Gees?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
Ike:

@coel: Yeah, I missed it, so I'd love to know what member of AntiFe (hopefully) brought a blowtorch and (hopefully) incinerated any and all depictions of the vile Don Felder on the spot. Or at least that the Don Felder artwork depicted him as appropriately dickish and nauseatingly smug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
coelacanth∅:

"Kurt Cobain" by (again) Dan Bern?
Avatar 10:35am
Joe McG:

All fun suggestions! I'm going to have to check out Dan Bern. I don't know him at all, but he seems to like to write songs about people!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:36am
Krys O.:

Was sidetracked from work and couldn't comment right away, but I listened to that Rick Wakeman album a lot as a kid.
Avatar 10:36am
βrian:

I'd love to hear a montage of Liz Berg laughing on-air. It would be a great premium.
  10:36am
Brendan:

‘Harmony Korine’ by Steven Wilson
Avatar 10:38am
Joe McG:

@Brendan: Wow, there are TWO Harmony Korine songs? I brought another one with me that I hope to get to...
  10:40am
BnowB:

16 years ago today
RIP Elliott Smith
  10:40am
Brendan:

@Joe, yes. Steven’s version is kind of a shoegazey thing
  10:42am
Listening in Oregon:

Rosa Parks OutKast
Johnny Thunder The Kinks
?
  10:42am
melinda:

I like the vocal blending in this better than in most Band songs.
Avatar 10:43am
βrian:

Shoegaze sounds like some kind of product that comes in a tube.
Avatar 10:44am
Joe McG:

@Oregon: "Rosa Parks" is a good one! I don't think Johnny Thunder was a real person, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am
sphere:

@ Joe McG - Just FYI, there was a thrashy hardcore band named Bloodhag who played nothing but songs named after science fiction and fantasy writers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am
DroneTree:

Richie Dagger by the Germs?
  10:46am
Boomer:

I gaze down at my shoes wistfully while at my local scene shows.Support ur local scene
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am
Booz:

Missed the announce, but does Van Dyke Parks's "The Four Mills Brothers" fit in this game?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am
Booz:

(Or "Bing Crosby," for that matter?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am
sphere:

OK, they were death metal: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 10:48am
Joe McG:

@Booz: Not quite! Going for first name/last name. @sphere: Wow, interesting! Not my particular kind of music, but looks fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am
Booz:

Miles's "Miss Mabry" was also about Betty Davis. . .
  10:48am
cheri the duff@:

Good morning @Joe and all
Avatar 10:48am
Joe McG:

Oh, I don't know that "Bing Crosby" song. What album is it on?
  10:48am
BSR turntable 1972:

I think Johnny thunders was a comic book character that may have inspired Johnny thunders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am
Booz:

Van Dyke Parks - Discover America, 1972
  10:50am
melinda:

@Brian haha
Avatar 10:50am
Joe McG:

@Booz: Thanks, I'll see if we have it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am
Booz:

(It also has a very excellent "Jack Palance," but his vocals are not well regarded...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am
coelacanth∅:

didn't Miles do a whole album dedicated to his wife? (i forget which one though)
Avatar 10:51am
βrian:

Jack Palance: "I like your hat! ... Really!"
  10:52am
Brendan:

Sometimes it works in reverse. American painter and musician Ella Guru’s pseudonym is taken from a Captain Beefheart song on the album Trout Mask Replica.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am
Scott Williams:

@coel you're thinking of "Filles de Kilimanjaro" - great record! Overlooked?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am
Booz:

Miles's producer chatter on Betty Davis's "The Columbia Years" has a louche hilarity
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am
TheLoneliestMonk:

how bout these?:
“I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives”
“Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)”
  10:56am
Listening in Oregon:

Preceded the comic possibly...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Thunder_(singer)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am
Booz:

@ βrian - heh heh
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Ike:

Wow, people are not paying attention to the rules at all.
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coelacanth∅:

yes! Thanks Scott -it would've gotten to me until i either remembered or spent who knows how long looking into it!
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TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Yayyy!! Thanks Joe . Salvador Sanchez! Was wondering if you'd play it.
  10:57am
Dan D:

I've been trying to find this Sun Kil Moon song for 12 years and all I had was the melody stuck in my head THANK YOU
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cccinkc:

Oh man, I can't tell you how much I listened to this album when it came out! Coupla great name songs on there.
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crateslinger:

I like this Sun Kil Moon. wish I had long hair.
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TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

One of my most favoritest albums
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Joe McG:

@Oregon: Ah yes, I think that could work! @Trista: I like that he also does "Glenn Tipton" on that album.
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TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Yes, Joe! Another good one. Do you know his album April? That's another one that may suit your taste. It has a very Neil Young sound.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@LIO i was gonna suggest 'johnny's gonna die', but...NO full name!
  11:01am
cheri the duff@:

Tell me @Joe you a huge fan of the classic old b/w horror movies??
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Booz:

The Replacements' "Alex Chilton"?
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kuriousornj:

Antonin Artaud by Bauhaus !!!
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coelacanth∅:

nice!^
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tim from champaign:

This might be too easy or obvious but just about every Wesley Willis song is named after a person.
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Booz:

@kuriousornj: yeah!
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cccinkc:

The Beach Boys "Johnny Carson"?
  11:05am
Listener Alexandra:

Here's People You May Know #2: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81760
  11:06am
SeanG:

"Lucinda Williams" by Vic Chesnutt
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kuriousornj:

i insist, Iggy Pop by Azra.
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Brian in UK:

try this
wfmu.org...
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steveo:

wfmu.org...
October 8, 2018: Some More People You May Know
October 23, 2017: Some People You May Know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am
Booz:

Had no idea "Bing Crosby" was a cover!
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TheLoneliestMonk:

tosches wrote an article for the ichiban blog about the possuum!
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Capt. Lou Albano, NRBQ
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Snoochienucci:

oo this one is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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Booz:

The Lion, indeed.
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Joe McG:

Thanks all for your great suggestions!
  11:13am
TLM:

http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-devil-in-george-jones.html
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Brian in UK:

Talking of Jimmy Carter, back in the late Seventies John Stewart, a staunch Democrat, wrote Promise the Wind a strong critique of JC. 'Give us the Lord and promise the wind'.
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tim from champaign:

Did someone say Captain Lou?
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Snoochienucci:

was that "pennies from heaven" line in there a shout-out to Louis Prima? Or is that a Bing Crosby reference as well?
  11:14am
Kayt Brumder:

Benito di Paula - Charlie Brown
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM did you ever see the animated mini doc on the LSD no-no?
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Booz:

"I wonder if you heard him singing the song / May I Be The One To Say I / I wonder if you heard again / Everytime It Rains It Rains Pennies From Heaven / But Love Thy Neighbor was a most thrilling song / And Get Along Little Dogie Get Along / Unanimously three cheers for Mr. Bing Crosby
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tim from champaign:

My favorite Dock Ellis story (besides the obvious one) is that when some racist security guard didn't let Ellis in the Reds' stadium he proceeded to bean the Reds line up in order until he was pulled.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

Dock Ellis & The LSD No No
www.youtube.com...
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@Tim haha, classic! :D
  11:19am
SeanG:

i met Doc Gooden at a florida airport once. dude was tall.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

worst part of dock ellis' career was he was awful for the mets for ONE season, they release him, he goes across town to the evil empire and wins comeback player of the year!!! :O
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Joe McG:

@Snoochie: Bing had a big hit with it in the early '30s.
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For lots more baseball players, of course you've got "Van Lingle Mungo", Dave Frishberg.
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tim from champaign:

I know that Dock Ellis didn't want pitching a no-hitter while blazing on acid to be his legacy but it's pretty damn amazing to think about.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

the say hey song
www.youtube.com...
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@tim puts that fat drunk wells to shame
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Joe McG:

I figured I'd get a couple of baseball songs in since it's October.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM and the fascists in pinstripes got eliminated last night. rejoice...REJOICE!
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Carmichael:

The song James Dean, but then you'd have to play the god damn Eagles ...

Oh, and hello!
  11:27am
P-90:

The potential performance-enhancing effects of LSD were documented decades ago.
  11:27am
P-90:

Too bad these are so few songs about drugs AND baseball...
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Joe McG:

@Carmichael: Oh, dear. I suppose that I COULD play them...
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TheLoneliestMonk:

i LMAO when he spiked the baseball after making a routine play in the field, because he thought he had just scored a touchdown!
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Carmichael:

Hey, I pledged to Rob's show on Saturday. Where's my pumpkin!?!
  11:28am
Brendan:

Billy Bragg’s a regular biographer - ‘ Jane Allen’ and ‘Joe Hill’. Think you already did ‘Ingrid Bergman’ . Too bad he had to ruin Levi Stubbs with a third word.
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pantz:

No, Joe! This is an Eagles Free Zone.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@P90 i hear there are MANY folksongs the coca pickers in the mountains of colombia STILL sing about the '86 mets!
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Carmichael:

I pledged on the iPhone app "manually", as in not logged in. That probably was the difference.
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Joe McG:

@pantz: It always has been, I think, but I'm not sure. I may have played Scott Williams' screwed version of "Those Shoes" at some point.
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tim from champaign:

People, people! The more we mention Joe NOT playing the Eagles' James Dean, the more Joe is likely to play it! ;)
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TheLoneliestMonk:

"C’mon man, I’ve had a rough day and I hate the f*cking Eagles"
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Carmichael:

@pantz, tell that to Warwick, who plays his pseudo Eagle song every Tuesday.
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coelacanth∅:

it could be worse. Joe could be doing songs about hotels and motels...
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Joe McG:

Tim knows me too well.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

don't go FULL kenzo on us, joe
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pantz:

My internet tends to go out at precisely 11 am on Tuesdays. Darndest thing.
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tim from champaign:

I love it when FMU DJs intentionally elicit a massive groan from the masses.
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Snoochienucci:

@JoeMcG ahh gotcha, I dont have much a memory for that time period
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coelacanth∅:

"the groan heard around the world"
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Joe McG:

@Coelacanth: Hmm, not a bad idea! @Snoochie: Ha ha, not many of us do!
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coelacanth∅:

oh no!
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listener Rey:

Spoonie G sampled this bass line on the 1st real hip hop record released
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fred:

Good morning Joe and all
An THANKS so much Joe for getting my pledge credited to the shows I intended. No big deal to you maybe, but it is to me
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Brian in UK:

James Dean has been on previously, Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana is a beauty but too wordy.

Hello fred.
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coelacanth∅:

...maybe weird Al has a hotel california spoof?
  11:37am
melinda:

There’s always Hotel Ayahuasca
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coelacanth∅:

i'm just hoping there's a a hotel song based on "the shining"
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Ike:

@pantz and @TLM, greetings fellow AntiFe! The total destruction of Don Felder is NIGH!!!!! It has been prophesied.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

next we need the EP of donna doing love to love ya, where she sounds likes she's grinding up against a pole for 17 minutes, ya know, so everyone can go to lunch tumescent
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Snoochienucci:

@IKE Felder is not going anywhere
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Brian in UK:

Here is Paddy McAloon earlier this year.
www.youtube.com...
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tim from champaign:

Random Hold is completely new to me. It's like a new wavier Magazine. Good subject matter too.
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Brian in UK:

Joe, that's funny was just thinking of the Clash's take on MC.
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Joe McG:

@fred: Happy to oblige, fred!
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pantz:

FMU is a house divided on Felder. Brother against brother. A Heavy Metal rain is gonna fall.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. In the WFMU version of Andy Warhol's philosophy, every person gets a three-minute song with his/her name.
  11:44am
melinda:

@loneliestmonk ‘tumescent’ makes me laugh
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@melinda well, it's classier than saying 'hard on'...i guess ;P
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Ike:

@Snoochienucci, don't go down with the rotting ship, o WFMU sibling! Join us in our righteous resistance against the Mediocre One! It's not too late for you! YOU ARE LOVED. Our cult... err umm our *sacred organization* is very welcoming!
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Brian in UK:

@melinda if it makes you laugh you must have ther wrong end of the stick!
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@pantz as much as i love this station, i would be willing to fight a civil war over the eagles.
GoT style, yo!
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TheLoneliestMonk:

the north remembers...and SO does the Bronx!!
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Joe McG:

@Ken: Including Andy Warhol, who we will probably not get to today.
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whattawino:

Thanks for this brilliant Garland Jeffreys song. Makes me cry! Love it sooo much....
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sphere:

@ Ike - How do I become a member of AntiFe?
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Joe McG:

@whattawino: It's the season for watching Lon Chaney movies. I love "The Unknown" and "He Who Gets Slapped" the best.
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coelacanth∅:

i wouldn't fight and i'd let trains through from either side.
there are worse things than the eagles.
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Carmichael:

Ooohh, Cleaners from Venus' "Clara Bow"!
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Brian in UK:

To hate something (Eagles) you must care about it to some degree. Personally,eadfastly apathetic about them.
  11:50am
passiflora:

❤️
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Mark in Toronto:

Lee Remick by the Go Betweens
  11:51am
melinda:

@Brian it’s funny because it’s an old-fashioned word
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Joe McG:

I'm pretty sure I played "Clara Bow" and "Lee Remick" on one of the previous shows (I've done two others of these).
  11:52am
Haysi Fantayzee:

https://youtu.be/YoY8GEJigxs
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12539:

Thanks, Joe!

Now, who's going to write a song called "Joe McGasko?"
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fred:

@Ike: how come you didn't submit a track for this show?
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maestroso:

Moon Geun-young by So Cow.
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Marc Francis:

This song is gorgeous.
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melinda:

@loneliestmonk I appreciate efforts to keep it classy
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Joe McG:

@maestroso: Good one!!
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Brian in UK:

Joe, sure is a rich seam. Great show as ever.
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Snoochienucci:

awesome show today Joe! yet another great themed show from the WFMU DJs!
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tim from champaign:

Here's one for next time if it hasn't been played previously: Redd Kross' Linda Blair.
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tim from champaign:

Thanks for the fun show, Joe!
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Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! I had fun and I hope you did, too. Have a great week!
  11:54am
Mike tp:

caught the miles tune willie Nelson earlier.thanks .........
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Ike:

@sphere, you already are, as of now! Welcome! @fred, are you saying I need musical instruments to fight Felder more effectively? What an idea.
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Krys O.:

Thanks, Joe!
  11:55am
davefromtoronto:

"keli richards" next time!
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Booz:

Cheers Joe & mcgaskites
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John from Florham park:

It is the wrong day for the felder
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TheLoneliestMonk:

safe home, joe
the best commenters are always on Surface Noise!
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coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe!
2 thumbs up!
  11:57am
prudy:

great show Joe..Thank you!!!
  11:57am
Layet Johnson:

Parker Posey! North Little Rock Arkansas native <3 !
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sphere:

@ Ike - thank you! Felder shall fall!
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annie:

listening all along, a great deal of good stuff!! thanks joe!
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sphere:

thanks Joe McG. :)
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Ike:

EVERY DAY is the wrong day for Felder!
  11:58am
melinda:

Montgomery Clift was my mom’s big celebrity sighting back in the day.
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listener Rey:

Patty Duke was a dance in the early days of rap
  11:59am
P-90:

Maybe for next time..
Bettie Page (PIL)
Wolfman Jack (Todd Rundgren)
Ned Kelly (Johnny Cash)
King Tut (Steve Martin)
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fleep:

Thanks, Joe.
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Joe McG:

Thanks for all the suggestions, too! :)
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