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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Philadelphia Orchestra  Claire de Lune   Options Debussy's Greatest Hits  Columbia Masterworks  1972  LP  from "Suite Bergamasque," 1890    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Wild Irish Roses  All Tomorrow's Parties   Options Full Bloom  POE  2019  CD  "Instrumental Bagpipe Edit"  *   0:14:16 (Pop‑up)
Mekons  The Hope and The Anchor   Options Natural  Quarterstick  2007  CD      0:19:39 (Pop‑up)
Smokey Haangala  Times and Changes   Options Aunka Ma Kwacha  Seance Centre  2019  LP  From 1977  *   0:24:00 (Pop‑up)
Dion  Your Own Backyard   Options Recorded Live at The Bitter End August 1971  Ace/Omnivore Recordings  2015  CD      0:28:04 (Pop‑up)
Trini Lopez  What Have I Got of My Own   Options On the Move  Reprise  1964  LP      0:31:38 (Pop‑up)
Donnie Hathaway  I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know   Options These Songs for You, Live!  Atlantic/Rhino  2004  CD  at The Bitter End, 1971, just like Dion!    0:35:01 (Pop‑up)
Dusty Springfield  Just One Smile   Options Dusty in Memphis  Atlantic/Rhino  1999  CD  From 1968    0:39:54 (Pop‑up)
Lou Rawls  Love Is a Hurtin' Thing   Options The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another  Capitol  2006  CD  From 1966    0:42:56 (Pop‑up)
Louie and the Lovers  I've Always Got You on My Mind   Options Rise  Acadia/Evangeline  2003  CD  From 1970    0:45:27 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Lynn  (Unitl Then) I'll Suffer   Options Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 5  Kent Soul  2019  CD  From 1968  *   0:48:29 (Pop‑up)
Ray Charles  Drown in My Own Tears   Options Live  Atlantic  1973  LP  live in Atlanta 1959    0:51:22 (Pop‑up)
Ariel View  Friday Nights   Options Until My Lungs Are Cleared  Epitaph  2019  CD    *   1:08:26 (Pop‑up)
Kate Davis  Open Heart   Options Trophy  Solitaire Recordings  2019  CD    *   1:12:25 (Pop‑up)
Tracey Ullman  You Broke My Heart in 17 Places   Options You Broke My Heart in 17 Places  MCA  1983  LP      1:15:42 (Pop‑up)
T-Bone Burnett  Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her   Options Behind the Trap Door  Demon  1984  EP      1:19:04 (Pop‑up)
mmm with Emerson Kitamura  Chasing Giants   Options Chasing Giants  Bubblingnotes  2019  CD    *   1:22:25 (Pop‑up)
Viva Sherry  Paradise of Your Summer   Options Silenzio EP  Motto Motto  2019  EP    *   1:28:04 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer Gentle  Oscuro/Just Because   Options Jennifer Gentle  La Tempesta  2019  CD    *   1:30:52 (Pop‑up)
Single File: an orderly assemblage of happy little 45s
20/20  Giving It All   Options single  Bomp!  1978  45      1:40:47 (Pop‑up)
Nazz  Open My Eyes   Options single  S.G.C.  1968  45      1:43:16 (Pop‑up)
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan  Once You Get Started   Options single  ABC  1974  45      1:45:59 (Pop‑up)
Aaron Lightman  Now Is the Time   Options single  Poppy  1970  45      1:49:17 (Pop‑up)
Curly Barrix  I Talk in My Sleep   Options single  Dunwich  1967  45      1:51:41 (Pop‑up)
The Jam  Strange Town   Options single  Polydor  1979  45      1:54:05 (Pop‑up)
Shirley (and Company)  Cry, Cry, Cry   Options single  Vibration  1975  45      1:57:55 (Pop‑up)
Randy Horan  The Daydream   Options single  TRX  1970  45      2:00:59 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Fantastic Voyage   Options single  RCA  1979  45      2:04:05 (Pop‑up)
Fans of power plants
Troublefunk  Trouble Funk Express   Options Early Singles  Infinite Zero  1997  CD  From 1981    2:17:23 (Pop‑up)
Glass Candy  Computer Love   Options Beat Box  Italians Do It Better  2007  CD      2:22:03 (Pop‑up)
Stereo Total  Tour de France   Options Baby Ouh!  Kill Rock Stars  2010  CD      2:28:56 (Pop‑up)
Seu Jorge and Almaz  The Model   Options Seu Jorge and Almaz  Cafune  2010  CD      2:31:46 (Pop‑up)
Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha  Man Machine   Options Re-Covers  World Village  2005  CD      2:34:52 (Pop‑up)
The Balanescu Quartet  Autobahn   Options Possessed  Mute  1992  CD      2:36:55 (Pop‑up)
The Ebony Steel Band  Kometenmelodie 2   Options Pan Machine  Om Swagger  2019  CD    *   2:42:58 (Pop‑up)
Siouxsie and the Banshees  Hall of Mirrors   Options Through the Looking Glass  Geffen  1987  LP      2:48:49 (Pop‑up)
Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto  The Robots (Cha-Cha-Chá)   Options El Baile Alemán  Emperor Norton  1999  CD  by popular demand    2:53:51 (Pop‑up)
Love Tractor  Neon Lights   Options 'Til the Cows Come Home  DB Recs  1997  CD  From 1984    2:59:06 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am melinda:

Avatar 9:03am Davee:

Greetings from Flanders
Avatar 9:03am pantz:

Joe's about to class this joint up.
Avatar 9:03am TDK60:

Hello Joe. Can you make it all better? A little better? Claire de Lune helps..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Joe!
Avatar 9:04am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Colleen:

This is perfect.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am LastWhiteRhino:

Morning Joe. Cherish is the word !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Colleen:

Lookin forward to the show, Joe!
Avatar 9:05am Brian in UK:

Anyone want to join me painting skirting boards? Life in the fast lane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am The Oscar:

Aw, Claire de Lune-- Had this in a music box as a baby, and it still always kinda gets me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Krys O.:

Aw, shucks. Clair de Lune reminds me of loss. Dang it.
  9:05am MplsCoco:

I ❤️ this song! Sending ❤️ to you Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Krys O.:

I still love it, but it makes me weep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am fleep:

Greetings from predawn L.A.
Avatar 9:06am Strandlund:

The Great Joe McGasko!!!
Avatar 9:06am Snoochienucci:

Hello friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Krys O.:

That PA Turnpike accident was tragic.
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Welcome to the show, everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am annie:

do you have anything for the birth anniversary ofJeanne D'arc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am VincentNifigance:

Aw yeah.
Avatar 9:08am TDK60:

I was in a faraway city once, feeling very homesick. I happened to cross a hotel lobby and a fellow sat a piano, played "Claire." It helped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Handy Haversack:

This is a good thing that's happening right now!
Avatar 9:09am Snoochienucci:

was trying to place the melody, i succeeded!
  9:09am Listener Robert:

Is there some sort of news hook to this? Everyone at the station's been playing some version or other of this the past 3 days.
  Swag For Life Member 9:10am Andrew_in_WI:

This cover makes sense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am TheLoneliestMonk:

HNY, Joe!...fellow surface noisers
Avatar 9:11am TDK60:

Listener Rob. it's probably that W.I.R. is climbing the WFMU smash hit charts, climbing, into the Top 30,000.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am crateslinger:

@Snoochie - I heard three different versions of this in the last week. Birthday Party, some indie band, and now this. Maybe it’s for the new year - party’s and whatnot...
  9:12am Listener Robert:

And the covers are riding their coattails, TDK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am crateslinger:

not complaining at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Handy Haversack:

I hope the fame doesn't ruin them.
  9:13am Listener Robert:

That must be it, crateslinger -- parties! Thanks, good explanation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am crateslinger:

  9:17am Listener Robert:

It's like when everybody's drinking, they play Beethoven's Fifth.
  9:20am Listener Robert:

Or how after election day, you know how they all play "You Can't Always Get What You Want".
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

I played it because I like bagpipes.
Avatar 9:23am Cal Zone!:

Mott The Hoople cover this! Never heard the original! Thanks JM!
  9:25am Mike Wolf:

best Trini cut, thx Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

The ensemble includes an accordionist, too. thewildirishroses.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am crateslinger:

Just shows we’re all part of the cosmic unconcious.
Avatar 9:26am Snoochienucci:

@crateslinger as long as there is a party im not complaining :)
Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

@Cal Zone!: I like the Mott version, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am crateslinger:

Yeah man - I support the multiple party system.
Avatar 9:27am TDK60:

The Bitter End club is still going!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Colleen:

Sooooo gooood
Avatar 9:28am djsheilab:

God I adore this song. So much heart, so intense.
Avatar 9:29am Strandlund:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning
Avatar 9:32am Joe McG:

@SheilaB: I've been listening to this CD all weekend, it kills me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM clay had pixie dust, any chance you can blow some ibogaine powder at the SS office i'm gonna hit later, mello out some bureaucrats for me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Planet Tyler:

Dusty in Memphis is a great great great record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Krys O.:

Avatar 9:35am briania:

This set's getting to me on a post-holiday Monday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Planet Tyler:

Plus the Muppets did Windmills of My Mind
  9:36am Mike Wolf:

These days Dusty just makes me think of Norma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Now that I got some tunes. I can make breakfast! Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Phillippe Bastille:

I forget, what did Lou Rawls do a commercial for? Was it beer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Krys O.:

Aw. man. Ticking all the boxes, Joe!
  9:38am tadpoles:

This Lou Rawls is Great!
Avatar 9:39am Cal Zone!:

Rawls is so great! Let it be Lowenbrau
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Webhamster Henry:

Guitar riff taken from Dylan's Tangled Up In Blue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Webhamster Henry:

Except it predates it.
  9:43am Brendan:

I recall Lou Rawls doing life insurance commercials. That smooth silver tongued devil. Wish he sang them though...
Avatar 9:43am Brian in UK:

Joe, exemplary set.
Avatar 9:45am duke:

I stumbled in just in time for a whole raft of great soul tunes.
Avatar 9:46am Strandlund:

Joe...you know how to start the week off right!!
  9:46am Brendan:

Colonial Penn baby, affordable premiums ..and my darling , guaranteed acceptance. A better deal you’ll never find.
  9:49am Earth Walker:

Ain’t no one that can sing em like Ray
  9:51am Brendan:

He went all Otis Day and the Knights at the end there
Avatar 9:52am briania:

Rawls did a a few different jingles for Anheuser-Busch. A memorable one was "When you say Bud, you've said it all." There was even an album named after it, "When You Say Lou..."
  9:52am chresti > coffee > Griffith Park:

Morning Joe and woke surface noises!
Avatar 9:52am steve mcsteve:

whats the background track right now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am karlward:

Phenomenal backup on that Ray Charles.
  9:54am Earth Walker:

Thanks Joe great music
  9:54am Mr. Palchepo.:

I don’t know man. There’s no way of knowing which way the moods will carry one. That’s the bumper sticker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Phillippe Bastille:

Ah, I had forgotten about the Colonial Penn!
  9:55am Brendan:

My drummer gets lost every time I order a pizza
  9:55am John in Bklyn:

Happy New Year, Joe and Noisers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am steveo:

I biked by the Bitter End on Friday, but Dion had left by then...
  9:58am John in Bklyn:

Does anyone remember a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon in the 70s called Sealab 2020?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Phillippe Bastille:

@John in Bklyn I do!
Avatar 9:59am Davee:

Kiss me where?
  10:00am kevlicki:

Joe, I repurchased the Lou Rawls Live ‘68 album at last years WFMU Rec fair. It’s got some amazing Rawls covers of Tobacco Road, shadow of her smile and more. Def my fave period for Rawls
Avatar 10:01am duke:

Sealab was on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network a while back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am jinjabredboy:

Joe sings Wire? - I'd take five minutes of that
Avatar 10:02am Lixiviated Life:

I'm not listening right now.
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

@kevlicki: One of the great live albums...if I were a better DJ, since I was playing all that live stuff, I would've gotten Lou live in there.
Avatar 10:02am duke:

@kevlicki That Lou Rawls Live album is one of my most favorite albums.
  10:04am Brendan:

Whoa ... after a first set of mostly dead soulful folks, this is like opening the blinds and force feeding coffee and and ice bucket down my back.
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Ha ha, yeah, I need more bagpipes after that one.
  10:09am Brendan:

Thats okay Joe sometimes we need some sunshine were the sun don’t shine.
  10:09am John in Bklyn:

Glad someone else remembers! Now a cartoon would be called Sea Waste Garbage Scow 2020.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Mick:

Like this Kate Davis. She performed with Dorrance Dance at the Joyce this season - really magnetic
Avatar 10:11am pantz:

That Tracy Ullman, she's just so unusual!
Avatar 10:11am βrian:

Wow, it's been an arduous trip to work, after having emerged from the tar pits. Praise coffee.
  10:14am Brendan:

Oh, I like this.
Avatar 10:14am JakeGould:

Tracey Ullman’s music ages well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am TheLoneliestMonk:

the web portal worked!
don't have to go to the damn SS office after all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Handy Haversack:

@βrian: Did you have to cross the East River by subway? Everything is screwed.
  10:17am Brendan:

Wow that guy got over her quick , well not really . But he did get around ... nice visa stamps
Avatar 10:22am Joe McG:

@Brendan: The consolations of travel.
Avatar 10:24am βrian:

Mass transit is relatively smooth here on the isthmus. But the long holiday break had a kind of black-hole effect.
Avatar 10:25am JakeGould:

@HandyHaversack: Ever been to Jersey City? You have to cross TWO rivers. And all without the help of a Native American guide.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am Handy Haversack:

  10:28am Brendan:

Bowie ish
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am The Oscar:

Just 505 years until you can play Zager & Evans! (provided one or two preconditions)
Avatar 10:35am Lixiviated Life:

not listening still.
nothing personal just not listening
Avatar 10:36am Brian in UK:

Joe, we are 20% into this century. It is now starting to take shape. Like it or not.
Avatar 10:36am David (in London):

@The Oscar - If Man is still alive...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am TheLoneliestMonk:

jersey city was bloomberg's NY BEFORE bloomberg's NY
Avatar 10:37am Joe McG:

@Oscar: Ha! I can't wait.
Avatar 10:37am pantz:

This one goes out to Barbara Walters!
Avatar 10:38am V Priceless:

bridge: 2, 4, 6, 8...GO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Krys O.:

Rufus! YES!!!!! Dancing at my desk.
Avatar 10:42am djsheilab:

Your show today is just MIND-BLOWING, Joe. Freeform at its best!
Avatar 10:43am Joe McG:

@SheilaB: Aw, you're so sweet. So far to me it's been more NOSE blowing. But I'm going to the CVS after this. :)
Avatar 10:44am JakeGould:

@TheLoneliestMonk: “jersey city was bloomberg's NY BEFORE bloomberg's NY” Understatement of the century…
Avatar 10:46am βrian:

Sounds a bit like Jimmie Dale Gilmore. (I hope all twangs don't sound alike to me.)
Avatar 10:48am Hubig Pie:

The Jam , now that's entertainment
Avatar 10:49am David (in London):

@Joe McG - Don't knock it, man. At this time of year a show that's nose-blowing is a God-send...
  10:49am The illuminated void:

Jam oh boy long time since i heard them. yeah ha
Avatar 10:49am Brian in UK:

Joe, are you going to play some Chris Von Sneidern or did I misread that comment.
Avatar 10:49am Joe McG:

@David: Ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am zopa:

Avatar 10:50am Joe McG:

Sending "Strange Town" out to Jersey City!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Webhamster Henry:

Don't the Fabulosen Thekenschlampe sing this one (in German)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am zopa:

Scham Scham Scham!
  10:54am Mark in Toronto:

Don't let others rip you off, do it yourself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am VincentNifigance:

Station Manager Ken on Techtonic with Mark Hurst today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Joe and everybody!
Avatar 10:56am Marc Francis:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am tim from champaign (now washington):

I'm feeling a little weird. I think it's because Joe is skimming awfully close to 1980.
  11:00am miketp:

driving with DAVID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM 'strange town'.
HaHa!, i like it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am LastWhiteRhino:

Hey Joe ,I just had an Epiphany... could you play a "3 Kings Day "set featuring B.B. King, Carole King, and the King Sisters or perhaps Alan King????
Avatar 11:09am Joe McG:

@LWR: That's an epiphany alright! Esp. the King Sisters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am tim from champaign (now washington):

Teutonic Go-Go! Makes perfect sense.
Avatar 11:11am David (in London):

Chuck in Albert King and King Curtis whilst you're about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM Big Al re-named his show to Signal to Noise on 'FDU.
starting a jersey beef?
Avatar 11:11am βrian:

@LWR: So that would be like an WFMU King cake, or galette des rois? It's the season.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am The Oscar:

Also Kings Tubby, Curtis, Khan, and Diamond.
  11:12am paul:

If you haven't see the documentary "linda ronstadt: the sound of my voice," you should check it out.
Avatar 11:13am Joe McG:

@Monk: Hey, can he do that? Hmmm....
Avatar 11:13am Joe McG:

More Kings, please!
  11:13am paul:

Jonathan King
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am LastWhiteRhino:

King Crimson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am tim from champaign (now washington):

King Kong!
Avatar 11:14am pantz:

Elvis as "King Creole"
  11:15am paul:

Chesterfield Kings and Kings of Leon. King Kong Bundy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am The Oscar:

Albert King, Gipsy Kings, Kings of Convenience, Kings of Leon, King Singers, the Lion King soundtrack...
Avatar 11:15am βrian:

And King Missile, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Webhamster Henry:

I play Computer Love on my autoharp.
  11:16am Mark in Toronto:

King Kurt - english psychobilly
  11:16am Nate K.:

Is this TF song sampling "Planet Rock"/"Trans-Europe Express" or am I hearing things?
Avatar 11:16am PKNY:

No one's mentioned King Diamond yet!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Rich in Washington:

There are also two volumes of Kraftwerk covers by Balkan bands: Trans Slovenian Express.
  11:16am paul:

Joe King Carasco.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Handy Haversack:

Queen. Wait, no.
  11:18am paul:

Ben E. King
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@Rich: Ha! I'll need to investigate. @Nate: It is! @Henry: That is EXCELLENT!
  11:18am paul:

King Sunny Ade
Avatar 11:19am Hubig Pie:

Earl King. He's an earl , he's a king, why is this man not president ?
Happy 12th night, carnival revelers .
  11:19am Mark in Toronto:

There is a band just called King. Freddie King BB King, Carole King
  11:20am paul:

Freddie King
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am tim from champaign (now washington):

Is The Peoples' Champ Joe Belock close enough to king territory?
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

Not one of you has mentioned King Uszniewicz yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM actually, it's one of the few interesting shows left over there.
what barry has done to that station is atrocious!
  11:21am Mark in Toronto:

King Tubby, King Curtis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am tim from champaign (now washington):

New Zealand band King Loser. Their song Shake Your Wings makes my brain go loco.
  11:22am paul:

Nat King Cole
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Wendy del Formaggio:

King Tuff!
Avatar 11:23am David (in London):

And King Diamond should be the co-host.
  11:23am Mark in Toronto:

Earl King, King Buzzo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am tim from champaign (now washington):

It took me three songs but I figured out the theme here. I ain't no box of rocks, you know.
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

@tim: I've played King Loser on the show. In fact, I've played most of these people except King Diamond and King's X.
  11:25am Mark in Toronto:

Joe, in this vein, you need to play Senor Coconut
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am ParUbi:

Kraft-on, Joe! Nice set so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am tim from champaign (now washington):

Oh excellent! King Loser is a hidden gem in my opinion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am zopa:

king missile?
  11:26am Listener Alexandra:

I went from wanting to do cardio over Stereo Total to wanting to go back to sleep over Seu Jorge. Yer killin' me today, Joe :)
Avatar 11:26am PKNY:

Fun story, was vacationing in WI this summer, and had the local 70s/80s channel on the radio in the rental car. They played standard issue stuff, but then played Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" for some reason.
Avatar 11:26am artbrau:

Until today I thought Kraftwerk was an under-covered band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am jmd:

King Snake Roost?
Avatar 11:27am Joe McG:

@Mark: Perhaps I shall!
  11:27am paul:

King Princess
Avatar 11:27am Joe McG:

@artbrau: There must be 5000 covers of "The Model." I like the Cardigans version! :)
  11:28am paul:

Ellie King. That's it. I'm done.
  11:29am Mark in Toronto:

The Members do a nice version of The Model on Live in Berlin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am zopa:

oops. i see now that βrian already mentioned them.
Avatar 11:30am Joe McG:

@Mark: Yeah, reggae style! I also like Snakefinger's version.
Avatar 11:30am βrian:

You could throw in some Prince, just for fun.
  11:30am paul:

Make that Elle, not Ellie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am tim from champaign (now washington):

I don't think King Louie's been mentioned yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am sphere:

hullo. was on the Give The Drummer Some stream for a good long while until i realized that there were no DJ breaks!
  11:32am Mike tp:

JOE you hit my MOOD JUGULAR....loving it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am crateslinger:

Haha @sphere - I've done that. At least you didn't post something unrelated about something none of us can hear but you. I've done that too.
  11:33am Sean from Iowa:

Chris Thomas King. King Geedorah.
  11:33am Mark in Toronto:

I presume most of what was suggested is already on the set list as planned by you. The omniscient DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am crateslinger:

one time I had spotify on and I thought Irwin was playing Taylor Swift - not impossible, but still unlikely.
Avatar 11:35am Joe McG:

@Mark: Jeez, I hope so, or I'll lose my WFMU DJ Know It All Badge. ;)
  11:36am Will:

Joe, if you've never heard it, you should find the band Peglegasus and their version of "Autobahn'! Fun fun fun!
Avatar 11:36am Joe McG:

@Will: Never heard it! I'll find it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am tim from champaign (now washington):

Steel drums and Kraftwerk - now that's a good combination!
  11:38am Mark in Toronto:

This Kometenmelodie is beautiful. Thanks Joe.
Avatar 11:40am Joe McG:

@Miketp: Glad it's hitting you where you live! @Alex: Howdy, Alex! @Mark: This whole set is just an excuse to play more steel band Kraftwerk covers on my show. :)
  11:40am Matt CARR:

Beautiful set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am tim from champaign (now washington):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Planet Tyler:

fun set
  11:43am sufferwords:

Senor Coconut?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Planet Tyler:

Peglegasus' Autobahn is on You Tube :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am tim from champaign (now washington):

I'm pretty sure I got my tape of Through The Looking Glass from Columbia House.
Avatar 11:45am Brian in UK:

Joe, truly freeform. Start the year how you mean to go on.
Avatar 11:46am Joe McG:

@tim: Not through the Happy House? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Handy Haversack:

Hit after hit. Great set here.
Avatar 11:48am βrian:

Coconut cream pie.
  11:49am rw:

Hmmm.... what could the theme of this set be?
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

@rw: Neu! covers.
  11:51am rw:

Haha! Good morning everyone and thank you Joe McGasko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am sphere:

in "We Are The Robots," there's a line "we are dancing mechanique." i wonder if that's a reference to Antheil?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Joe - hahahaha!
  Swag For Life Member 11:54am Tiago from Portugal:

I guess Big Black would ruin the mood.
  Swag For Life Member 11:54am 12539:

Thanks Joe! And Happy New Year!
Avatar 11:54am Joe McG:

This was just as much fun as the time I did the Sex Pistols covers. Thanks for indulging me, everybody. Hope you have a good week, and thanks for listening and commenting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Phillippe Bastille:

Damn, haven't heard this Love Tractor in ages! Thanks for playing it and an overall great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Krys O.:

Evelyn "Champagne" King
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Webhamster Henry:

Again, excellent curation from Joe McG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Krys O.:

King Oliver
  11:56am Mark in Toronto:

The first album by Fetchin' Bones on DB Records is aso very good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks for the super fun show, Joe! Happy 20/20! Keep away from the little yellow pills.
Avatar 11:56am Brian in UK:

Have we had King Tubby or King Creosote?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Krys O.:

There's Pee Wee King--Slowpoke.
Avatar 11:56am Hubig Pie:

Does Afrika Bambaattaa's Planet Rock count ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Krys O.:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 11:58am David (in London):

Great show Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Joe. Excellent show!
  11:58am Brendan:

Appreciate the music Joe, thanks.
Avatar 11:58am briania:

Good werk, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am dave wuz here:

im the operator with my pocket calculator
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Krys O.:

I have that Love Tractor song on a fill-up tape recorded off of FMU for one of the Vanilla Bean's shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am sphere:

thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm LastWhiteRhino:

Joe , you are the KING of Monday morning radio !!!!
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