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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.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options          
David Bowie   Everyone Says 'Hi'   Options Heathen  Columbia/ISO   2002    0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Starry Eyed and Laughing   Everybody   Options Starry Eyed & Laughing  CBS   1974  (From: That Was Now And This Is Then)  0:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Electric Light Orchestra  Calling America   Options Calling America  Epic   1986  (From: Flashback)  0:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Elliott Smith  Riot Coming   Options Basement II Demos  n/a   unk.    0:16:51 (Pop‑up)
Abraham Inc.  The Hippies Were Right   Options Together We Stand  Label Bleu   2019    0:21:01 (Pop‑up)
Lionel Hampton   The Heebie Jeebies Are Rockin' (alt tk)   Options shellac 10" (b/w Gin For Christmas)  Victor   1939  (From: Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions)  0:24:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dave Vorhaus 
Concentric Cacophony   Options Sleight of Mind  KPM   1982    0:27:26 (Pop‑up)
Pink Floyd  Pow R. Toc H.   Options The Piper at the Gates of Dawn  Tower   1967    0:33:38 (Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band   Grown So Ugly   Options Safe as Milk  Buddah   1967    0:37:58 (Pop‑up)
George Jones  Things Have Gone To Pieces   Options single (b-side to Wearing My Heart Away)  Musicor   1965    0:40:17 (Pop‑up)
Sir Douglas Quintet  It Didn't Even Bring Me Down   Options Mendocino  Smash   1969    0:43:05 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  While I Cry   Options Instant Replay  Colgems   1969  (From: Listen to the Band)  0:45:32 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Lynn   You're Gonna be Sorry   Options single (b-side to All I Need Is Your Love)  Jamie   1965  (From: The Jamie Singles Collection, 1962-1965)  0:48:27 (Pop‑up)
Harry Nilsson   Isolation   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1971  (From: Aerial Pandemonium Ballet reissue)  0:50:42 (Pop‑up)
The Call  The Walls Came Down   Options Modern Romans  Mercury   1983    0:53:33 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Yabby U 
Love and Peace   Options King Tubby's Prophesy Of Dub  Prophets   1976    0:57:10 (Pop‑up)
Dave Mason & Cass Elliot   Walk to the Point   Options Dave Mason & Cass Elliot  Blue Thumb   1971    1:05:27 (Pop‑up)
Pilot  Just A Smile   Options Pilot  EMI   1974    1:09:23 (Pop‑up)
Firefall  Cinderella   Options Firefall  Atlantic   1976    1:12:32 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Rael 1   Options The Who Sell Out  Track   1967    1:16:18 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Beck  Tallyman   Options single (b/w Rock My Plimsoul)  Columbia   1967  (From: Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005)  1:21:57 (Pop‑up)
The Four Horsemen   Rockin' Is Ma Business (Unreleased Demo)   Options prev. unr.  n/a   1989    1:24:38 (Pop‑up)
Sniff 'n' the Tears   Driver's Seat   Options single (b/w Slide Away)  Chiswick   1978  (From: Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 22)  1:30:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Joe Griffiths  
Tom & Jerry (B)   Options KPM 1212 - A Child For All Ages  KPM   1978    1:34:04 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Newbury   San Francisco Mabel Joy   Options single (b-side to An American Trilogy)  Elektra   1971    1:40:21 (Pop‑up)
Mary McCreary   Singing The Blues   Options single (b-side to Everybody's Having Problems)  Shelter   1974  (From: RossyBoy's Picking The (Dread)Locks)  1:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Vito & The Salutations   Unchained Melody   Options single (b/w Hey, Hey, Hey)  Herald   1963  (From: Street Corner Symphonies - The Complete Story Of Doo Wop)  1:48:41 (Pop‑up)
The Nutmegs  Down In Mexico   Options single (b/w My Sweet Dreams)  Times Square   1964  (From: Doo-Wop Classics Vol. 6 [Standord Records])  1:50:37 (Pop‑up)
Los Destellos  Onsta La Yerbita   Options Constelación  Odeon del Peru   1971  (From: Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru's Radical Decade)  1:52:46 (Pop‑up)
Rosinha de Valença  One O'Clock Last Morning   Options Um Violão Em Primeiro Plano  RCA   1971    1:58:54 (Pop‑up)
Toots & The Maytals  Funky Kingston   Options Funky Kingston  Mango   1975    2:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Robin Artus  
Computer Jungle   Options Tomorrow's World (Parry PML 29)  Parry Music Ltd   1980    2:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Patsy Montana  I Wanna Be A Western Cowgirl   Options shellac 10" (b/w My Song Of The West)  Vocalion   1939    2:12:50 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (voc. The Three Esquires)   Lookin' Around Corners for You   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Mr. Ghost Goes To Town)  Victor   1937  (From: The Ultimate Jazz Archive)  2:14:23 (Pop‑up)
Slim Gaillard  Communications   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Serenade to a Poodle)  MGM   1948  (From: Slim Gaillard The Chronological Classics: 1947-1951 Chronological Classics )  2:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Myra Johnson   Silent George   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Wynonie Harris With Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra-Oh Babe!)  King   1959  (From: Risque Rhythm- Nasty 50s R&B)  2:19:25 (Pop‑up)
Carmen Taylor  My Son   Options single (b/w You're Puttin Me On)  Kama Sutra   1965    2:21:58 (Pop‑up)
Hank "C" Burnette (Sweden's One Man Country Band)   Spinnin' Rock Boogie   Options single (b/w Bet Your Bottom Dollar )  Sea Gull   1972  (From: 1976 Sonet reissue)  2:24:25 (Pop‑up)
Beverly Kenney   Almost Like Being In Love   Options Sings For Johnny Smith  Roost   1955    2:27:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Colts  
San Miguel   Options single (b/w Where Has Our Love Gone )  Pye   1965  (From: Lost Jukebox Volume 101)  2:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Fairport Convention   Who Knows Where The Time Goes   Options Unhalfbricking  Island  1969  (From: The Music Weaver (Sandy Denny Remembered))  2:33:48 (Pop‑up)
The Guess Who   Key   Options Canned Wheat  RCA Victor   1969    2:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Joni James   Maybe Next Time   Options single (b-side to Am I In Love)  MGM   1954  (From: US-Billboard-Charts)  2:47:35 (Pop‑up)
Waylon Jennings  I'll Go Back To Her   Options Are You Ready For The Country  RCA Victor   1976    2:50:15 (Pop‑up)
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys   Will He Wait A Little Longer   Options prev. unr.  Mercury   1955  (From: The Complete Mercury Recordings)  2:53:16 (Pop‑up)
Jim Reeves  God Be with You   Options God Be with You  RCA Victor   1959  (From: Jim Reeves Classics 1947-1952 (Warped 4990) Chronological Classics )  2:55:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac 
Albatross   Options single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues)  Blue Horizon   1968    2:58:36 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:49am John from florham park:

Hello fellow hinky Dink listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Rich in Washington:

Avatar 12:01pm Dominick:

the lash for us
  12:01pm John from Florham park:

Hey rich
Avatar 12:01pm burke:

Gonna put savings in my shopping cart, and then go home and grill them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Rich in Washington:

Hey John from Florham park!
Hi Dominick!
Hi burke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm annie:

hope they mention purley's
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Michael 98145:

well, okay then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Rich in Washington:

Hi Uncle Michael!
Hi annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Jeff Golick:

Tallheimers, you say?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Hinky Dinky Time, always cleaning out those toxins!
  12:04pm dan:

Good afternoon everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm chresti:

Hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm CHUCK ROAST:

Hip Hip Hooray. We are hiking and dinking.
  12:06pm John from Florham park:

@Annie hello
@Chestri hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

John! Rich! Dominick! burke! annie! Michael! Jeff! Doug! dan! chresti! Chuck!
  12:07pm Marie:

Please UM, I need a total renal clean-out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

  12:09pm John from Florham park:

@Marie hello
@Chresti sorry I mangled your name
Avatar 12:10pm Brian in UK:

Hello Uncle.
Blimey, Bleary Eyed and Coughing, been a long time. Never cease to be amazed at what you turn up. Think they liked the Byrds!!
Avatar 12:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Michael, I feel as if I am 19 years old again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm WR:

Hydrating with the stream, will continue as long as the is no kidneying around. Rock on @UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

Brian! A little!


  12:11pm John from Florham park:

@Franco howdy
@WR howdy
  12:15pm John from Florham park:

Sounded like the BBC I heard there before the song
Avatar 12:15pm Brian in UK:

Oh that Eighties drum sounds. Give the drummer a kit.
  12:16pm dan:

Wherever you are Richard Tandy, I hope you feel better and rejoin Electric Light Orchestra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm chresti:

Howdy John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Hello? Hello? Hi!
Avatar 12:18pm Franco Twinkie:

Nothing was more delightful to me as seeing the headline NIXON RESIGNS!
  12:18pm John from Florham park:

Afternoon granny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

  12:19pm dan:

But then you had to deal with the clumsy antics of Gerald Ford.
Avatar 12:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Ha! Right out of the gate we got WIN -Whip Inflation Now, and Gerald Fords prowess on the golf links - BOINK!
Avatar 12:22pm Dominick:

OK boomer
Avatar 12:23pm Franco Twinkie:

That's right motherfucker -step to me.
Avatar 12:24pm Listening Out There:

I didn't get an invitation to Putin's military parade, and I'm gonna cry...sniff...
  12:24pm dan:

What is this, Klezmer Beatnik or Beatnik Klezmer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Michael 98145:

heebie jeebies!
Avatar 12:26pm Dominick:

Are we having fun yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

I can only speak for me.
  12:29pm Listener Gregory:

When it comes to Heebie Jeebies, all takes are alternate.
  12:30pm dan:

I think this is the first time in radio history that someone played David Bowie, ELO, Elliott Smith and Lionel Hampton in the same set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I'm late but, good morning Dinks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm chresti:

Snowflake is what millennials are calling boomers
Avatar 12:35pm Listening Out There:

Yesterday, Pseu Braun was going on about prep for a colonoscopy. It's all just...fascinating...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Gregory! Hopey! LOT!
  12:37pm Listener Gregory:

You'll come for the heebies; you'll stay for the jeebies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Uncle Michael:

Heebie Jeebie Time
Avatar 12:38pm Franco Twinkie:

Michael, I don't need to get a vaccination shot to get a lousy nights sleep to and feel like crap in the morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Uncle Michael:

  12:39pm Marie:

"OK boomer"--that is so obnoxious in a really vague way--it's like totally, instantly dismissive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm CHUCK ROAST:

Oh captain, my captain.
  12:41pm dan:

Michael Phelps named his son Boomer. I don't know why.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

This Beefheart is making for a great morning.
Avatar 12:42pm northguineahills:

I keep on getting George Jones earworms, I needed this....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:42pm Franco Twinkie:

Long ago Don Van Vliet said to me: "Hey, I like your jacket! - You know, I invented punk rock."
  12:44pm Marie:

Awesome gif--it's very massagey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Uncle Michael:

I'd have told Don that I invented pizza.
Avatar 12:45pm Listening Out There:

A compliment from the Captain...that doesn't happen every day...
  12:47pm Listener Gregory:

Captain Beefheart was a real innovator, but did he invent or even play punk rock??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

That's awesome, Franco!
  12:48pm John from Florham park:

@NGh howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I must admit a fondness for Michael Nesmith. Ever since The Monkees tv show.
Avatar 12:51pm northguineahills:

It only took 11 months and the holiday season, but I finally landed a manual labor/minimum wagish job at UPS. still interviewing for GIS/Data Analyst jobs....
  12:52pm Marie:

@dan--yeah, some recent names I've heard, make me wonder about the parents--like "Wylie" or "Reagan" (God forbid)--sound more like pet names to me. I once met someone whose name was "Meloney"--I kid you not
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

I'm glad things are trending upward, NGH.
  12:53pm Marie:

Congrats., NGH!
  12:54pm dan:

It's these trendy parents, putting their selfish ideas before their children's welfare.
Avatar 12:54pm northguineahills:

One of my Data Analyst jobs said in their background checks, they can't sound freelance jobs if I never got a 1099 or the startup never was incorporated, and that's more then half of my jobs in the last decade. I think only 3/12 startups still exist in one form or another, today. I was usually paid by normal person-to-person transfer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm doctorjazz:

Hi UM and Dinks pour there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm WR:

Damn. NGH, Holiday cheer and all that, great job looking on the bright side optimistic approach to less than optimal results to your efforts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Jeff Golick:

God this one comes raging back into the frontal cortex.
Avatar 12:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Actually, Punk had not been invented yet when Captain Beefheart was testing certain audience members ability to not run for the exit when they started playing. How do I know that? Because I am an insufferable boomer who happened to be there - before dinosaurs walked the earth.
Avatar 12:55pm northguineahills:

At least I can afford booze and food of choice again.

Gracias, y'all!
  12:55pm Marie:

@Dan--yeah, I could totally see that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Jeff Golick:

Well done, @ngh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:56pm Listening Out There:

Nilsson...I was just listening to the soundtrack to The Point couple days back, on a Dutch station. If he hadn't messed himself up...
Avatar 12:56pm northguineahills:

Now, to get a real job so I can get my own place and get my boombox back.
Avatar 12:57pm northguineahills:

(and my garden, and my records)
  12:57pm Marie:

I love this song :>)
  12:58pm Listener Gregory:

Did anyone hear the story on NPR this morning on how David Hasselhoff brought down the Berlin Wall (almost)? The power of music!
Avatar 12:59pm northguineahills:

but on a more positive side, thanks to my call to Radio Ravioli this week, I got two shows for Jennifer Vanilla in FL next month, one in Gainesville, and one in Miami (where she can do her more performance artsy stuff), outside of her standard gigs in Orlando and Miami.
  1:00pm dan:

What does Jennifer Vanilla do?
Avatar 1:00pm northguineahills:

Fave Yabby U album, (I have it LP)
  1:01pm Marie:

Now, that is I name I like--"Jennifer Vanilla"
Avatar 1:05pm Franco Twinkie:

Bummer! There is a great picture of Sir Doug as a wee sprout all cowboyed up on stage with Hank Williams! How country is that?
  1:05pm frenchee:

Hi there UM, great show as always!
I loved that Call cut. carry on!
  1:05pm goyim in the am:

Power touch!!!!
Avatar 1:06pm northguineahills:

@dan: Everything from choreographed/improv performance art (reminds me of Miranda July) to minimal (interesting wfmu)techno, (this Jesse Kaminsky or Sam here on GTDS stream), to more weirdo electro pop. www.facebook.com...
  1:06pm Marie:

Doug Sahm had a beautiful voice (among other special, strong talents)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Uncle Michael:

frenchee! goyim!
Avatar 1:11pm Franco Twinkie:

The thumb print logo of Blue Thumb records belongs to Don Van Vliet. It was captured during the recording of Strictly Personal by The Magic Band at Sunset Sound by Bob Krasnow in 1968.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Uncle Michael:

The original artwork?
Avatar 1:13pm Franco Twinkie:

The thumb print.
  1:13pm dan:

David Paton, not only a great lead vocalist with Pilot, but a great bassist with Alan Parsons and Elton John
Avatar 1:14pm Listening Out There:

Logo here: logos.fandom.com...
  1:14pm steveL:

This thing still on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Uncle Michael:

  1:16pm davefromtoronto:

diggin the sounds UM.
Avatar 1:16pm Brian in UK:

Liked the title of Pilot's first album. 'From the Album of the Same Name'. DJ speak. Then 'eponymous' became de rigueur.
  1:18pm dan:

Rael 1, the seeds of Tommy sown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

  1:21pm steveL:

Dan: You ain’t kidding!
Avatar 1:25pm Jeff Moore:

What's that funky-sounding reverby plonk sound in Rael 1? Is it spring reverb? Is it gated to make it die out so fast?

I am not a reverb scholar, but I know there are probably several present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

Jeff! Your guess is probably better than mine.
  1:31pm davefromtoronto:

wow it's hard to work when you're doing the "angus young"
  1:32pm dan:

Boogie Nights!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Rich in Washington:

Wow. Never heard of the Four Horsemen until now. Apparently had ex-Pointed Sticks and D.O.A. drummer Ken 'Dimwit' Montgomery in it (also brother to veteran punk drummer Chuck Biscuits).
  1:40pm dan:

So Chuck Biscuits is a real person. His name is mentioned on the Todd Rundgren's "Piss Aaron".
  1:40pm steveL:

Here here.
  1:43pm Marie:

hear, hear! I was thinking this morning, as cheesy as it may sound, that music is love. Soul love, and I have always needed it.
  1:43pm davefromtoronto:

piss aaron! boy, speaking of forgotten songs.
  1:43pm steveL:

Did Micky Newberry ever bunk with John Prine?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Uncle Michael:

Marie, that's right where I live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Uncle Michael:

Probably with Kenny Rogers.
Avatar 1:45pm burke:

Aw cheer up Mickey -- it's Friday
  1:45pm steveL:

I’ll allow that.
  1:50pm John from Florham park:

@NGH was very impressed with Jennifer on radio ravioli the other day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Michael 98145:

enjoying today's excursion. thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm CHUCK ROAST:

My boss, and friend, for the past 15 years, just lost his mom. Sometimes it sucks to be at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Michael.

Man, that's rough, Chuck. I hope your friend can get out of the office.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm CHUCK ROAST:

He's good. I'm stuck here till 4,though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Rich in Washington:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Michael 98145:

how good, though, to have a boss who is a friend.
quite rare.
  2:05pm dan:

Break out the ganja.
  2:08pm davefromtoronto:

you da man!!! why you askin?
Avatar 2:09pm barrett785:

So good!
Avatar 2:13pm Jeff Moore:

Delicious is delicious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Michael 98145:

it's just "innovation"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I approve of this recipe sharing portion of the show :)
Avatar 2:13pm Jeff Moore:

You can sample the Street Meat carts next time you're in Jersey City.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Rich in Washington:

If it's delicious, you're doing it right. I dislike following recipes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

The recipe mentioned: www.seriouseats.com...
  2:14pm steveL:

This speaks to me, this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Rich in Washington:

My latest food obsession is Peri Peri sauce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Michael 98145:

i think the codec broke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Fuzzy:

Not bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Uncle Michael:

Pat! Fuzzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Uncle Michael:

CHICKEN: www.seriouseats.com...
Avatar 2:18pm northguineahills:

@Rich: My favorite South African chili sauce!
Avatar 2:19pm northguineahills:

@UM: I love those halal cart chicken, but my intestines can't handle it....
Avatar 2:20pm Jeff Moore:

@Rich in Washington:
Following recipes is a valuable thing to do the first time through, just to get an idea what the recipe writer intended.

One of the most ridiculous things you see on the Internet is a posted recipe, followed by comments talking about how, the first time they tried the recipe posted, they:

- Substituted chicken for the beef liver

- replaced the butter with margarine

- used catsup instead of tomato paste

...and then they comment that the result didn't really taste good, it's a terrible recipe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Michael 98145:

that horny George
Avatar 2:22pm βrian:

"No thanks, I'm having butter!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Rich in Washington:

I DO actually read and follow them, but eventually improvise something to suit on subsequent takes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Jeff Golick:

This seems like a complicated family relationship.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Rich in Washington:

We're fortunate to now have in my town a Halal butcher/grocer who also makes amazing biriyanis and Pakistan style Indian dishes. I might have to get something on the way home, now that I'm reading those mouthwatering recipe links.
Avatar 2:25pm βrian:

I really love spicy food, but since we had a five-year-old land in our kitchen, we've had to tone in down.
Avatar 2:25pm northguineahills:

@Jeff: living at my brother's place, I have to get really creative when I cook.They have no fresh veggies, or herbs, or any sauces (thankfully I brought my curries and dried ghost pepper flakes. I feel like I'm in one of those cooking show challenges for every meal. It's weird that people don't cook, and only have food delivered or eat frozen, and have white bread tastes....
Avatar 2:26pm Jeff Moore:

@R in W: and that try-then-optimize sequence you described the second time is what I'd agree is the best way to go about the exercise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Michael 98145:

this is ONE spinnin track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Uncle Michael:

There is nothing that I'm inclined to change about that chicken recipe except for less sugar in the sauce.
Avatar 2:28pm northguineahills:

@βrian: I discovered spicy food when I was6, and it was all downhill from there. No one besides my father likes spicy food (even my Guyanese-American sis-in-law, I did get my father to like Siracha
Avatar 2:28pm Jeff Moore:

@northguineahills: Oh, sure, if you don't have the luxury of having all the theoretically called for ingredients to hand, it's innovation time right from the start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Rich in Washington:

I'm a big fan of improvisational cooking, but within reason. I think if you know how spices, herbs, oils work with one another and what goes with what meats, vegetables, etc., you can really do a lot with what's on hand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Rich in Washington:

I'm also a fan of a great no-cookbook cookbook Jam Today, by Tod Davies. They're really anecdotal chapters about cooking dishes in an improvisational way. It's almost food porn.
  2:30pm John from Florham park:

The more I observe the chats the more I am amazed about the conversations that take place and there other things to talk about besides music
Avatar 2:31pm βrian:

We've been pretty lucky with 5YO. She can handle a little bit of heat. (I mean, what's hot chocolate without a little cinnamon and cayenne?) And she's about to turn 6, so I think we'll be swimming in Harissa by year's end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Rich, I love reading cookbooks! I'll definitely check out that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Rich in Washington:

@Jeff Moore: my sometimes frustration with recipes is that I invariably don't have one or more ingredients that could be considered relatively unimportant to the dish, in my opinion. But yeah, some of those substitutions you mentioned are pretty bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

It's a neat book, Hopey. Davies was I think a Hollywood screenwriter/producer and wife to director Alex Cox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

i'm glad i'm here! i'm glad you're here!
  2:35pm John from Florham park:

@granny glad your here too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Those sort of credits sound right up my interest alley :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Rich in Washington:

Hi Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Michael 98145:

this really brings back a time ...
  2:35pm dan:

Gee, I didn't know Sandy Denny was a member of The Guess Who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm CHUCK ROAST:

Thanks for this one, UM.
  2:36pm John from Florham park:

@Dam I think it’s the computer being slow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar 2:37pm northguineahills:

  2:38pm dan:

The Guess Convention.
Avatar 2:38pm Jeff Moore:

Oh sure. Once people (better cooks than I am – like the roomie I'm privileged to get a lot of meals from, my spouse Kathryn) get that feel for how it all works, their winging it tastes better than other people's not-winging-it.

But... there are definitely times when naive substitutions can eff things up. For instance, in the realm of cocktails (something I'm better at making than actual food), I've spent some time optimizing a variation on the classic Aviation which I've taken to calling the Aerodrome. In my recipe, I specify which gin is to be used (because in this context, the balance of botanicals and even somehow the apparent *texture* of Tanqueray seem to make it meld better with the rest of the drink than other gins I tried). Someone might choose to substitute a different gin without ever tasting the drink made exactly as written. That someone would be wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Uncle Michael:

Well, I screwed that up.
  2:38pm davefromtoronto:

so cool you dig the guess who UM
Avatar 2:39pm northguineahills:

@Jeff: I did bring half of my dried spice cabinet w/ me. I know how to instinctively substitute ingredients, and never follow recipes (except maybe somewhat the first time....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Fuzzy:

My brother never preheats the oven -- sacrilege!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Leonardo:

Awesome Guess Who deep track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Uncle Michael:

dave, they were the best...till they weren't.
Avatar 2:41pm northguineahills:

@Fuzzy: my brothers never use their oven or range period (except to cook a frozen pizza).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

  2:41pm davefromtoronto:

ha! you mean after randy bachman left?
Avatar 2:41pm βrian:

Does he pre-heat the skillet before he fries an egg?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Uncle Michael:

I mean beginning with Road Food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Fuzzy:

@ngh: that's about all I use it for too, but you gotta preheat it to 400 -- it says so right there on the package!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Fuzzy:

@brian: not sure -- I would imagine that you have to though ( wouldn't know myself because fried eggs make me gag.)
  2:44pm davefromtoronto:

any solo bachman or cummings stuff catch your ear?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

Some. I like BTO for what it is. I like some of Randy's GW songs a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

Drum solos are such great radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm Michael 98145:

we are giving the drummer radio, after all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Leonardo:

They really loved their drummer.
  2:47pm Dean:

Fritz Hausers' Solodrumming would, indeed, make great radio. Maybe even Steve Reich's Drumming.
  2:48pm dan:

The drummer is the last original member still in the band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Uncle Michael:

Dean! We're settling for Gary Peterson today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I got rid of my microwave about 5 years ago and it has really improved/encouraged my cooking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

I have a microwave but I don't *cook* with it.
  2:55pm Dean:

You know you're not supposed to use the microwave to dry the cat after a bath, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Even if I'm just reheating leftovers, the quality is MUCH better on a stove with a pan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 2:56pm Listening Out There:

@Dean - Don't be silly. Wet cats go in the dryer....
  2:56pm Marie:

I'm a big fan or the more recent Joy of Cooking book. You are reminding me that I need to cook up a lasagne soon--will be improvising a tad Thanks for the great show, UM! It was yUMmy:>)
  2:57pm Dean:

I first heat up the microwave in the oven, then use the red-hot microwave to melt the cheese on my par-grilled grilled cheese sandwich.
  2:57pm dan:

Great show UM. Can you play "Who Knows Where The Time Goes " on the next show to make up for the blooper earlier?
Avatar 2:57pm Franco Twinkie:

Drat! I missed out on all this food talk. I was busy making breakfast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Michael 98145:

Avatar 2:58pm burke:

Thanks UM see you next time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Franco, perhaps actually cooking is better than simply talking about it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

UM, another great show!
Avatar 3:00pm Franco Twinkie:

I like to do both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

As do I :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm chresti:

There's some decent frozen foods nowadays
  3:01pm Dean:

Vanilla ice cream, for instance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar 3:02pm Franco Twinkie:

Or turtle eggs in shampoo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm chresti:

haha LOT
Avatar 3:04pm Listening Out There:

Aren't all guests "live"? Oh, never mind...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm chresti:

Frozen pies work ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm chresti:

Thanks Uncle Michael!
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