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Favoriting January 20, 2020: How I Would Shine

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Craven Faults  Hangingstones   Favoriting Erratics & Unconformities  The Leaf Label  2019  CD    *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
ISAN  Strix Aluco   Favoriting Lamenting Machine  Morr Music  2019  CD    *   0:12:22 (Pop-up)
Masahiro Sugaya  Future Green   Favoriting Horizon Vol. 1  Empire of Signs  2019  CD  From 1987  *   0:16:42 (Pop-up)
Photonz  No Body   Favoriting Nuit  Dark Entries  2019  LP    *   0:23:29 (Pop-up)
Gary Numan  Trois Gymnopedies No. 1   Favoriting The Pleasure Principle: The First Recordings  Beggars Banquet  2019  LP  From 1979  *   0:27:10 (Pop-up)
Tapes And Topographies  Starfish in the Frost   Favoriting Ubiquitous Clouds  Simulacra  2019  CD    *   0:29:24 (Pop-up)
Bill Fay  Filled with Wonder Once Again   Favoriting Countless Branches  Dead Oceans  2020  MP3    *   0:32:23 (Pop-up)
Danny Oxenberg, Bear Galvin, and Friends  Orgonomy Pt. 1   Favoriting Early Abstractions, Volume One  Feeding Tube/three: four  2019  LP    *   0:35:30 (Pop-up)
Tindersticks  Pinky in the Daylight   Favoriting No Treasure But Hope  City Slang  2019  CD    *   0:39:45 (Pop-up)
A Girl Called Eddy  Charity Shop Window   Favoriting Been Around  Elefant  2020  CD    *   0:45:01 (Pop-up)
Bobbie Gentry  Smoke   Favoriting The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  From 1970    0:48:33 (Pop-up)
Miriam Makeba  Ring Bell, Ring Bell   Favoriting Pata Pata  Strut  2019  LP  From 1967  *   0:51:29 (Pop-up)
 
 
Steve Martin (Caro), R.I.P.
The Left Banke  She May You Call Up Tonight   Favoriting Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967  LP      1:07:42 (Pop-up)
The Left Banke  Pretty Ballerina   Favoriting single  Smash  1967  45      1:09:26 (Pop-up)
Steve Martin  Two By Two (I'm Losing You)   Favoriting single  Buddah  1971  45      1:12:01 (Pop-up)
The Left Banke  Shadows Breaking Over My Head   Favoriting Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967  LP      1:15:05 (Pop-up)
The Left Banke  Sing Little Bird Sing   Favoriting The Left Banke Too  Sundazed  2011  CD  From 1968    1:17:42 (Pop-up)
Steve Martin  Love Songs in the Night   Favoriting single  Buddah  1971  45      1:22:19 (Pop-up)
The Left Banke  Walk Away Renee   Favoriting single  Smash  1966  45      1:24:12 (Pop-up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row, random-like
The Honey Cone  Want Ads   Favoriting single  Hot Wax  1971  45      1:31:55 (Pop-up)
Ray Charles  I Can See Clearly Now   Favoriting single  Atlantic  1977  45      1:34:16 (Pop-up)
Andre de la Bastide Steel Band  Proud Mary   Favoriting single  Reprise  1969  45      1:37:43 (Pop-up)
The Left Banke  Ivy, Ivy   Favoriting single  Smash  1967  45  hope you won't mind one more...    1:40:31 (Pop-up)
Tina Harvey  Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow   Favoriting single  UK  1973  45      1:43:41 (Pop-up)
The Marshall Tucker Band  Life in a Song   Favoriting single  Capricorn  1977  45      1:46:17 (Pop-up)
Foreigner  Dirty White Boy   Favoriting single  Atlantic  1979  45      1:49:42 (Pop-up)
Heaven 17  (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang   Favoriting single  B.E.F.  1981  45  thanks for Listener Peter    1:53:02 (Pop-up)
Trini Lopez  La Bamba (Part I)   Favoriting single  Reprise  1963  45      1:56:58 (Pop-up)
Trini Lopez  La Bamba (Part II)   Favoriting single  Reprise  1963  45      1:59:11 (Pop-up)
 
Carver Baronda  If Nothing Else Comes Along   Favoriting Spooky Love EP  Slide  2019  CD    *   2:12:02 (Pop-up)
Josué Kinter  Quiet Kind   Favoriting Dreamy Draw  Josué Kinter  2019  CD    *   2:14:50 (Pop-up)
Graham Reynolds  Goodnight, Marfa   Favoriting Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite  Golden Hornet  2019  CD    *   2:17:27 (Pop-up)
Ry Cooder  Brothers   Favoriting Paris, Texas - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Warner Bros.  1985  LP      2:19:29 (Pop-up)
Federale  Heidi Theme   Favoriting No Justice  Jealous Butcher  2019  CD    *   2:21:32 (Pop-up)
Pan American  Sleepwalk Guitars   Favoriting A Son  Kranky  2019  CD    *   2:23:47 (Pop-up)
Townes Van Zandt  All I Need   Favoriting Sky Blue  TVZ/Fat Possum  2019  MP3  From 1973    2:27:13 (Pop-up)
Indianna Hale  Quit This Cold   Favoriting Indianna Hale  Fur Tuxedo  2016  LP      2:30:05 (Pop-up)
Tammy Wynette  If This Is Our Last Time   Favoriting Bedtime Story  Epic  1971  LP      2:34:42 (Pop-up)
Glen Campbell  Jesus   Favoriting Meet Glen Campbell  Capitol  2008  CD      2:38:05 (Pop-up)
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash  Just a Closer Walk with Thee   Favoriting Travelin' Thru, Featuring Johnny Cash: 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15  Columbia/Legacy  2019  CD  From 1969  *   2:41:25 (Pop-up)
 
The Staple Singers  Be What You Are   Favoriting Best of the Staple Singers  Stax  1973  LP      2:50:34 (Pop-up)
The Staple Singers  Long Walk to D.C.   Favoriting Best of the Staple Singers  Stax  1973  LP  by popular demand!    2:55:44 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am
Lixiviated Life:

Joe!
Joe joe joe joe joe joe joe.
Joe?
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Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Joe!
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annie:

good morning! is the playlist behaving today?
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12539:

Yip!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

The Yips don't get federal holidays off either, luckily for us.
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Krys O.:

Greetings!
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Snoochienucci:

morning all!
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Handy Haversack:

Morning, everyone.
Avatar 9:06am
Lixiviated Life:

Good day to you.
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Strandlund:

The Great Joe McGasko!!
Avatar 9:08am
Joe McG:

Welcome to the show, folks, and Happy MLK Day to you. @annie: I hope it behaves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am
melinda:

I like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am
full metal monkey:

Morning all. This is very soothing.
Avatar 9:14am
Snoochienucci:

VERY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
David (in London):

Hello Noiseniks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
TheLoneliestMonk:

happy MLK day, JoeMac
Avatar 9:16am
Joe McG:

Thanks, TLM. We're going to ease in gently today with some electronic sounds and then we'll see where we go from there....
Avatar 9:21am
Lixiviated Life:

i feel better now
Avatar 9:21am
βrian:

Moving slowly on this day off. Nice sounds here as six-year-old sings to MLK in the background.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am
fleep:

Good morning, Joe and Surfacers
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Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Joe!
Avatar 9:24am
Joe McG:

Good morning, guys, thanks for dropping by.
Avatar 9:26am
Davee:

Is dropping better than falling?
Avatar 9:28am
duke:

Nice sounds Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
Listener Scott:

This could be the opening set of a Monica show. Enjoying the niceness, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am
TheLoneliestMonk:

hop wilson!
houston's forgotten lap steel hero...
Avatar 9:35am
Joe McG:

@Scott: Hi praise indeed, sir. Glad you're feeling the gentle this morning.
  9:36am
chresti -:

Morning Joe and noises!
Avatar 9:39am
Joe McG:

Morning, chresti, duke, fleep, Davee, Aaron, and everyone. Thanks for joining me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am
TheLoneliestMonk:

oops, did the one thing igon said to never do...crossed streams
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nortonjutland:

sweet somethings !
  9:40am
Bill W:

Good morning, Joe. Always a pleasure to listen from home on a Monday holiday...
Avatar 9:42am
Joe McG:

@Bill: Glad you can join me and I'm glad you have the day off. Good wishes to all who have the day off and all who must work.
  9:45am
chresti -:

I don’t have the day off, otherwise I would be sleeping, therefore not hearing these lovely noises.
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βrian:

Is this a uniqely 'merican concept – the non-holiday holday?
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, @Joe. The tunes sound great.
  9:46am
Bill W:

...and all who have the day off and aren't getting paid. God bless contract work.
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melinda:

I'm feeling the gentle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am
fleep:

Banks closed. No mail. No stock market. Everything else: MLK Day Sales!
  9:52am
LES Brian:

Loving this set for a holiday morning. Thanks.
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Lewis:

@fleep - 'cause nothing says equity like rampant consuming...
Avatar 9:54am
Joe McG:

My pleassure, LES Brian, thanks for saying hello!
  9:58am
Santos L Halper:

Loved that Girl Called Eddy, wow. And Bobbie Gentry, guess it’s time for me to check her out. Thanks Joe!
Avatar 9:59am
Lixiviated Life:

how do i know you're "here" joe?
how do I really know?
Avatar 10:02am
βrian:

@Lewis: Hey, there. Mendota is finally frozen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
TheLoneliestMonk:

hey joe: did u ever pick up the 'let it bleed' box?
wanna know if it's worth the $
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Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
  10:08am
schwartzy:

that first set was wonderful man
Avatar 10:09am
Joe McG:

Thanks, schwartzy, glad you dug it!
  10:10am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Oh wow this Left Banke album is one of my all time favorites. So sad the singer died. Thank you for playing this this morning Joe!
Avatar 10:10am
Marc Francis:

I miss Bob Brainen. Saturdays have never been the same without him.
  10:10am
Earth Walker:

Bill W are you friends with Dr Bob ?
  10:11am
Listener Alexandra:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am
annie:

@Marc: you're spot on! saturdays are not the same
  10:13am
Earth Walker:

Hey Joe where ya going with that LP in your hand
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Joe McG:

@RachelBR: My pleasure, I always loved his voice. In my pantheon.
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herb.nyc:

Yeah, the left banke! Saw them at littlefields 4,5 yrs ago. Love! (Love bob brainen) who likes Billy Bragg's "walk away, Renee ;(version)"? Me Me Me. My Bragg friend hates. (Oh, I have Billy's "The three dimensions of freedom" small bk)
  10:14am
Bill W:

@Earth Walker:

i don't know a Dr Bob.
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Handy Haversack:

Never really knew Left Banke before this week. Digging it, though.
  10:15am
Earth Walker:

Ok
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Joe McG:

@Handy: Sometimes it takes sad events like this to bring attention to music that should be more widely appreciated!
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V Priceless:

hey Joe! Alice Cooper does a nice version of 'Pretty Ballerina" too...carry on!
  10:20am
Bill W:

I'm not up on the Left Banke except for the hits, so thanks for this, Joe.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

You meant to play "King Tut." Just for the irony.
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Joe McG:

@Ken: ha ha ha!
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Brian in UK:

Think The Four Tops did not add to the qualities of Walk Away Renee but it did show what a good song it is.
Avatar 10:26am
Joe McG:

Ooh, my copy of "Walk Away Renee" has had it! Sorry folks.
  10:29am
Micheal:

Thank you, Joe!
  10:29am
schwartzy:

This set rules! Nice to hear such pretty, positive vibes, and so thoughtfully selected. Psychically bro-hugging you!
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patrick321:

Joe, I played it a thousand times. I didn't know a Renee for another 10 years.
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David (in London):

If memory services, there was a good 'splinter' group from The Left Banke called Montage, who did a nice album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am
David (in London):

Hey Brian!
  10:32am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

I was that teenage boy wearing that record out, except I was a 22 year old girl! Bought it for probably too much $ on my honeymoon in London because my friend Abe showed me that Jens Lekman copied/sampled “I’ve got something on my mind” for his song “black cab” and it kind of blew my mind. Lovely tribute Joe, thanks again!
Avatar 10:34am
Joe McG:

@Rachel: Love that story! My Renee came around in my college years and so that record was vivid for me.
  10:34am
sphere (from app):

Is this track from Motown? That bass sounds like Chuck Rainey.
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herb.nyc:

I am single and free. Not young, unless compared to life of the planet. And, I presently know a Renée. And she rocks.
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Joe McG:

@sphere: Hot Wax was Holland-Dozier-Holland's record company after they left Motown, so very possible!
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herb.nyc:

Oh, my Renée know she how to drive a truck!
  10:36am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Joe <3 young love, amiright? So intense, lol!
  10:37am
Chi Bill:

While sphere recognizes the bassist, I always thought Want Ads was Jackson5. AND I'm from Detroit! Oh well, digging the show, Joe.
  10:37am
Brendan:

Want ads? She would’ve loved Craigslist. She could have put that bum ass boyfriend up for sale.
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Brian in UK:

David, hello. Crisp and sunny here today.
  10:41am
passiflora:

hi!
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Joe McG:

Thanks, Chi Bill! @Rachel: You know it! @Brian: Congrats again on your little nipper.
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David (in London):

Brian, I can imagine. There's a lovely golden winter sunshine falling across the buildings here. Nice contrast with the deep shadows.
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Krys O.:

Ah, with Bert Sommer.
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Joe McG:

@Krys: I love Bert Sommer!
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Brian in UK:

Joe, thanks. All is well.

David, yes the light almost looks antique if you can imagine that.

This is one of the great forgotten Stones singles. The brass is so essential on the original.
  10:48am
sphere (from app):

@ Joe McG thanks!
  10:52am
PJ:

Feels like the first time I heard Foreigner. I actually got this album when I was 11.
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Joe McG:

@PJ: When it goes away for awhile, it doesn't sound so bad!
  10:53am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Brian in UK did you have a baby?? Congrats!
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White Michael:

my theme song
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Joe McG:

@WM: Ha ha ha!
  10:54am
Don S:

he's just a dirty white boy, but he wants to know what love is.


i'm embarrassed to be listening to this….
  10:55am
Listener Alexandra:

A most appropriate choice, Joe...
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Brian in UK:

@Rachel Bo Bachel. Thanks. Not me but our daughter had a son, Sunday before last. Makes me a Grandad for the first time.
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Krys O.:

I used to see Lou Gramm at Electric Lady in the late 80s. He played video games in the lobby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am
David (in London):

@Brian, ah, it happened. Many congratulations to you and your family. Gramps...
  10:57am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Wow Brian that’s wonderful. Mazal Tov from NYC!
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Joe McG:

@Krys: Lou loves Pac Man.
  10:58am
PJ:

Fascist Groove Thing - Reagan was the John the Baptist who led us to the idiot right wing Jesus Trump.
  10:58am
Bill W:

alas this H17 song is timeless
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pantz:

Lou seems like more of a QBERT guy.
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Joe McG:

They didn't spell Reagan's name correctly on the lyrics on the sleeve, but they didn't put "ReaGUN" or "Raygun" like you might hope for. Just "Reagen."
  10:59am
Bill W:

Trini Lopez is the only member of The Dirty Dozen cast to have covered this.
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Roberto:

Agreed, PJ. The Reagan years are largely, if not entirely, responsible for the meshugos we're in now.
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Brian in UK:

Not sure what my name will be yet.
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Alfredo Garcia:

i would not have had the courage to flip to part 2
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coelacanth∅:

Good Morning Joe and all
good to hear that left banke single
-have to come back for the tribute set
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Joe McG:

@Alfredo: I'm fearless or stupid, one or the other!
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Krys O.:

@Joe: So did Elliot Easton of the Cars.
  11:03am
Meesalikeu:

clearly, trini lopez owns la bamba
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coelacanth∅:

-for a second i thought Joe had to flip it again for part III
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Lewis:

@alfredo - absolutely! Uncle Michael did an entire show of A and B sides and flipped every single one... I am in awe...
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coelacanth∅:

Congratulations Brian! (in UK)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am
David (in London):

Glen Gregory was a master of geo-political analysis.
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thormagma:

stupid but not that stupid - definitely a relatable standard of content!
  11:08am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

I appreciated the Foreigner, Joe!
  11:08am
Dave in St Albans UK:

Hi Joe. Two hours of Surface Noise and I feel musically refreshed and upgraded. One more hour should complete the process! Thanks.
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coelacanth∅:

i had to turn it off 1/2 way through foreigner! but back on for heaven 17
  11:09am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Brian my kids call my dad “Bop” it’s a bastardized version of Saba (Hebrew for grandpa)
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Michael Shelley:

You are cracking me up this morning.
  11:13am
CHAD PEARSON:

Good morning! Thanks for the great tunes on MLK Jr day! Yay for 3 day weekends!
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Joe McG:

Hey, Michael! You crack me up every week! @Dave: What a nice thing to say, glad I can help!
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Krys O.:

@Rachel: My nephews kids called my mother Bop. She was Babcia (grandma) to their dad, but it was abbreviated to distinguish them from their own babcia.
  11:15am
Meesalikeu:

carver baranda is such a great name. matches the smoov song.
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Krys O.:

Congrats, Brian!
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Brian in UK:

@Rachel I like that name. It is easy for them to say when young as well. My wife is Welsh and it is Taid (tide)in that language.

Thanks, coelacanth∅.
  11:16am
Meesalikeu:

i just got tix to see dry cleaning. could u play ‘the magic of meghan’ for us?
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coelacanth∅:

(we called our grandfather "Dabby". don't know why)
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Joe McG:

@Chad: Good to see you, and thanks for saying hello. @Meesalikeu: I might! I'm excited to see them as well.
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Brian in UK:

Krys O, thanks the options are many and varied.
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pantz:

Top 5 best movie soundtracks. The music matches the feeling from Paris, Texas so perfectly.
  11:23am
Rachel Bo Bachel:

Krys O. Babcia is cute :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am
TheLoneliestMonk:

we headin' into spaghetti western territory, JoeMac?
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Joe McG:

@Monk: Kinda! We'll emerge soon into something folky, I think. Still figuring it out...
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Krys O.:

My dad was Dziadek (gia-deck pronunciation) to his grandkids.
  11:25am
SeanG:

hadn't heard that Foreigner song in a long time and it sounded great! thanks Joe
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Roberto:

My favorite grandma/grampa variation comes from Futurama: Gram Gram and Shabadoo.
  11:26am
dano59:

Thx for the Steve Martin/LB set. I hope @LittleDanny sees that you played Marfa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am
TheLoneliestMonk:

got into an idiotic argument over the weekend about how much better the extended cut of 'once upon a time in america' is
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Joe McG:

@dano59: Glad to do it. @SeanG: Fun to hear, right?
  11:28am
Ken in Park Slope:

Beautifully expansive guitar series....
  11:31am
John in Harrisburg:

Great stuff all around. Taking advantage of the holiday to check out Surface Noise for the first time. I dig it!
Avatar 11:31am
Hubig Pie:

Townes Van Zandt and The Left Banke make for a wistful Monday morning
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pantz:

Joe, I'd give a million bucks to do a "Supermaket Sweeps" on your record collection, if I had it.
  11:33am
Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from 17degree Tannersville.

yes, want to quit this cold too.
  11:33am
prudy:

great show as usual Joe...thanks so much...wondered if you would play some David Olney who passed away suddenly this weekend...
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Joe McG:

@John: Hey John! Glad you could tune in from my old neck of the woods. @pantz: Ha ha! I think you should do Sheila's or Finewine's, believe me! @prudy: You know, I saw Amy Rigby's post about that, but I confess I'm an ignoramous on David Olney's music. I have to check him out.
  11:35am
Ken in Park Slope:

With sensuous expansion into evocative vocals. Thanks for the gifts
  11:36am
Meesalikeu:

if this isnt a pleasant set to do the dishes by, i dk what is. nice.
  11:36am
Listener Bop Monroe:

goodness... he died ON STAGE...?!!!!!
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Joe McG:

@Ken from PS: My pleasure! @Messalikeu: That's what I aim for, music to live your life with.
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Malcolm:

tammy!
  11:38am
Listener Bop Monroe:

(CNN)Americana singer and songwriter David Olney, whose music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Emmylou Harris and others, died of an apparent heart attack while performing on stage in Florida Saturday, according to a statement on his website. He was 71.
Olney stopped in the middle of a song and paused, said "I'm sorry," and "put his chin to his chest," said fellow singer-songwriter Scott Miller, who was performing with Olney at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach.
"He never dropped his guitar or fell (off) his stool," Miller wrote on Facebook. "It was as easy and gentle as he was."
Amy Rigby, who also was on stage with Olney, also wrote a powerful Facebook post.

"He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket ... I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment," Rigby said, adding, "We all lost someone important last night."
  11:38am
prudy:

Joe, I don't know his music either, but WFMU is a place where musicians/singers/songwriters are celebrated and remembered...I'm sure I'll hear him sometime on upcoming shows....
  11:40am
Niko:

Hey McGasko - thanks for all this soothing music. Soul-healing. All the way here to Copenhagen, Denmark. I am making a tomato soup for my girlfriend and our three wonderful children. Outside it is dark. Winter. I am thinking about life. Some things are hard. But most is lovely and inspiring. Like this last set of yours. Thanks man!
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Hubig Pie:

Glenn is singing this song like He means it
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coelacanth∅:

wow! this is a new one on me.
Fantastic!
  11:41am
Meesalikeu:

i dk anything about david olney either, other than i have vaguely heard of him. what a way to go. will have to check him out.
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coelacanth∅:

- maybe Lou meant it too!
  11:42am
sphere (from app):

Glen Campbell and VU! Who knew?
  11:42am
judy from croton:

Dang it, joe. You been readin’ my mail? The music is helping me out
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Joe McG:

Thanks so much for those beautiful words, Niko! Glad to be with you at this moment in time.
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Joe McG:

Happy to hear it, Judy!
  11:43am
Meesalikeu:

joe beware glen campbell is nudging you into nj’s own recent ‘western stars’ album territory. just sayin. ha.
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pantz:

oooh, speaking of Paris, Texas...Harry Dean does a great version of this. I think it was in Cool Hand Luke.
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coelacanth∅:

Thanks Listener Bop Monroe

- rest in peace
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Malcolm:

If i'm not mistaken, johnny cash covered glen campbell's 'jesus' on one of his american recordings albums
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Malcolm:

lol i think i got that wrong
  11:48am
rich the greeb:

Kermit really should have done a version of “lay lady lay” on the muppet show
  11:49am
Listener Christoph:

We took down our Christmas tree during your entire show. It's done. It was hard work but perfect soundtrack for it!
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Brian in UK:

Long Walk to DC please.
  11:51am
Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Yes! Stay Staple Singers please!
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Andrew_in_WI:

Thanks for the Ry Cooder
  11:52am
Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Stupid me not keeping my eye on auto correct. Stax! Staple Singers!
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Handy Haversack:

Really excellent show today, Joe. Thanks!
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12539:

Thanks, Joe!
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Joe McG:

Hey Karen, Judy, Andrew! Hey Christoph! More perfect scenes for me to imagine as I play records for you. Thanks!
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coelacanth∅:

hoping you might play "just another soldier" but this is great too!
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Brian in UK:

Joe, when are the Marathon dates?
A most efficacious show today.
  11:54am
Listener Bop Monroe:

coelacanth∅: yeah he joins an elite group there.
checked Mr. O on wiki and
didn't know tiny tim was one of them.
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Joe McG:

@Brian: We kick off on Feb. 29th this year. Leap year day!
  11:56am
Listener Bop Monroe:

"just get outta the way and let the gentleman do his thing!"
love love love the Staples
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Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everyone. Happy MLK Jr. Day, and have a great week. Touch a hand, make a friend.
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TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM have a good week, joe.
really liked the steve martin tribute and deep reverb guitars today.
we seem to spend an awful lot of holidays with you!
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coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe
  11:58am
Listener Bop Monroe:

Thank YOU Mr. JM!
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pantz:

Great sentiment on this important day, Joe! Thanks for the great tunes.
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tadpoles:

Thanks for the Gary Numan and Left Banke and the show Joe.
  11:59am
Fred:

Thanks as always for the great show, Joe!!
  12:01pm
P-90:

Many thanks, Joe McG!
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