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Options August 4, 2011: I just may create some Anarchy in the UK.....

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band  Cool Britannia   Options Gorilla  0:00:00 ()
Rose Garden  Next Plane to London   Options   0:01:51 ()
Roger Miller  England Swings   Options   0:04:00 ()
John Dowie  British Tourist (I Hate the Dutch)   Options Another Close Shave  0:05:51 ()
John Shuttleworth & Family  British Family   Options   0:07:25 ()
Soft Machine  A Concise British Alphabet   Options   0:10:18 ()
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich  Loos of England   Options Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich  0:11:10 ()
Ivor Cutler  British Museum   Options A Flat Man  0:13:47 ()
Billy Bragg  England, Half English   Options England, Half English  0:14:38 ()
New Model Army  Smalltown England   Options BBC in Concert 5/11/90  0:17:06 ()
Adverts  Great British Mistake   Options Crossing the Red Sea With the Adverts  0:21:33 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk     0:26:04 ()
Mills Brothers  London Rhythm   Options Early Recordings  0:33:39 ()
Tony Weston  Streets of London   Options Tony Weston  0:35:41 ()
Rolf Harris  London Town   Options The London Nobody Knows  0:40:03 ()
Cornflakes and Ice Cream  Lords of London   Options Made in Canada- Our Rock 'n' Roll History  0:43:26 ()
Davy Jones  Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner   Options Solo Monkee Tracks  0:46:10 ()
Billy Nichols  London Social Degree   Options Mojo- Maximum '65  0:48:15 ()
The Mekons/ Kathy Acker  We're Just Outside London   Options Pussy, King of the Pirates  0:50:51 ()
Anti-Nowhere League  Streets of London   Options Punk Singles & Rarities 1981-84  0:53:33 ()
Disco Zombies  Drums Over London   Options V/A Killed by Death Swingalongamuck #1  0:56:44 ()
Stranglers  London Lady   Options Rattus Norvegicus  1:00:45 ()
The Misfits  London Dungeon   Options Misfits  1:03:06 ()
The Smiths  London   Options Louder than Bombs  1:05:38 ()
XTC  Towers of London   Options Fossil Fuel: the XTC Singles  1:07:44 ()
Bad Manners  Inner London Violence   Options Feel Like Jumping  1:12:17 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore     1:16:30 ()
Louis Prima  The White Cliffs of Dover   Options The Capitol Recordings  1:24:09 ()
Victor Novelty Band  It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary   Options   1:28:15 ()
Charlie Kunz  Did Your Mother Come From Ireland   Options   1:31:43 ()
Dick Gaughan  Song for Ireland   Options Handful of Earth  1:34:39 ()
Rolling Stones  The Rocky Road to Dublin   Options Official Black Album Bootleg  1:39:38 ()
Simple Minds  Belfast Child   Options Glittering Prize  1:44:27 ()
Anfall  Belfast   Options Punk Chartbusters Vol. 2  1:51:05 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach     1:53:51 ()
Artie Shaw  Old, Old Castle in Scotland   Options   2:02:49 ()
Fall  Edinburgh Man   Options In the City  2:06:01 ()
Shop Assistants  Caledonian Road   Options Shop Assistants Anthology (1985-1986)  2:10:38 ()
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine  Sealed with a Glasgow Kiss   Options 30 Something  2:12:48 ()
Mil a h Uile Rud  Steornabhagh   Options   2:14:51 ()
Music behind DJ:
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard 
The Green Hills of Tyral   Options   2:17:19 ()
KLF  It's Grim Up North   Options   2:22:45 ()
The Pogues  The Leaving of Liverpool   Options Red Roses For Me  2:26:20 ()
Jackie Lomax  Going Back to Liverpool   Options Is This What You Want?  2:29:28 ()
Bangles  Going Down to Liverpool   Options Greatest Hits  2:32:34 ()
Johnny Legend  Manchester Moor   Options True Muders  2:37:39 ()
Japanese Cast  Manchester England   Options Hair (in Japanese)  2:38:28 ()
John Cale  Child's Christmas In Wales   Options Paris 1919  2:39:36 ()
The Clash  English Civil War   Options Give 'Em Enough Rope  2:42:49 ()
Nouvelle Vague  Guns of Brixton   Options Nouvelle Vague  2:45:21 ()
Ministry  Isle of Man   Options Twitch  2:49:25 ()
Madness  Primrose Hill   Options   2:53:50 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 8/4/11 6:03am fred von helsing:

  Thu. 8/4/11 6:03am Chuck:

Good Morning....
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:04am Dave B:

Yop O the Mornin and Cheerio!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:04am Nathan:

Drool Britannia... is more like it.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:04am Dave B:


argh TOP!

need coffee, NOT tea!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:05am Meghan:

Ha..... Yop of the morning to you too Dave!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:05am Robin The Fog:

Good Morning, All! Are you really sure you want to come to London this morning? It's pissing it down here!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:05am Nathan:

I literally just made a cup of tea. Yorkshire Tea of course... one sugar.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:06am Chuck:

Not much different here in the Hudson Valley, Robin....
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:06am Nathan:

@Robin shite isn't it? After the past few days of glorious sunshine...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:06am other david:

Yay, Good Morning Meghan and listeners from a perpetually rainswept rock called Ireland :)

pro-tip, I have never heard an Irish person use "top of the morning" - at least not without meaning it as a joke :P
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:07am Meghan:

Robin, doesn't it always rain there?
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:08am Dave B:

Other David - I figured "feck off" would be a little too harsh for 6:00am
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:08am Chuck:

Songs with whistling in them are always a little strange....
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:09am Robin The Fog:

@Meghan - Pretty much. But today it's REALLY going for it!
@Nathan - Yeah, I didn't see any of it in my windowless bunker! Now I have a day off and sod's law is kicking in!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:09am Meghan:

bugger off to you too Dave! Jeez...... hehe
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:10am other david:

Dave B hehe, true sir :)

Hmm a cup of earl grey sounds delightful right about now

*begins the laborious process*
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:10am Chuck:

In short, F@#KING WEATHER!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:10am Robin The Fog:

John Shuttleworth!!!! Earl Grey to celebrate!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:11am Rob in Maryland:

Oh, it's raining in England again? I'd love to have some over here.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:12am Nathan:

@Robin ewww.. that's a crying shame.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:13am Robin The Fog:

@Nathan Well, it's my birthday tomorrow so fingers crossed it gets it all out the way now!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:13am dirty old man:

Hay now! Looks like I'll have to dig out my MGB today.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:14am Chuck:

An early Happy Birthday then, Robin!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:14am Meghan:

Oh, happy day early birthday Robin!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:16am Nathan:

@Robin Summer is apparently resuming its normally scheduled program tomorrow... though I think the BBC lies sometimes to torture us. ... How theme oriented. Spending our time chatting about the weather on this blighted island.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:16am Dave B:

I didn't want to be a weatherman... I wanted to be A LUMBERJACK!
London: http://thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=London%2C+UK

Dublin: http://thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=Dublin%2C+Ireland

Aberdeen: http://thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=aberdeen%2C+Scotland

Cardiff: http://thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=Cardiff%2C+UK

Douglas (Isle of Man): http://thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=Douglas%2C+Isle+of+Man
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:16am Robin The Fog:

Awwww, thanks guys!!! :-) Am planning to go see the mighty Max Tundra play his wonky pop as a birthday treat. Worth shoe-horning into this show at some point, no doubt!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:18am other david:

Happy day early birthday Robin :)

Meghan, the show has me smiling already, excellent work madam.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:18am Robin The Fog:

@Nathan - Ha! Very true! I only watch the weather these days if Laura Tobin is presenting it...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:18am Dave B:

I like the remix of this Bragg track from the Imagined Village Special Edition EP.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:19am Rob in Maryland:

Another reason for me to check out Imagined Village...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:20am Nathan:

and an early happy birthday... Small town: I know Ben (Max Tundra). Haven't seen him in ages though.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:20am Rob in Maryland:

And happy birthday to Robin.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:21am Dave B:

@Robin - what they all said! HBD
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:24am Robin The Fog:

@Nathan As far as I'm aware, he remains a delightfully loveable old curmudgeon. And he owes me a Turkish breakfast...
Thanks for all the birthday wishes guys!!! Much appreciated!!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:24am Meghan:

mmmmm, Turkish Breakfast........ I want that now....
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:26am Robin The Fog:

Me too, but right now I'd have to swim for it!!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:29am Nathan:

@Robin he does do a great Wuthering Heights rendition...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:32am Kees, Nijmegen (NL):

You can, indeed, make up for John Dowie—stuck up English.

The Bags - We Don't Need the English
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:32am Robin The Fog:

@Nathan Yep, that figures...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:34am fred von helsing:

San Marino !
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:34am Dave B:

Take the ferry to Scandanvia, loop down around through continental europe, and hit iceland for the way home...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:35am Robin The Fog:

Belarus by Low, I think?
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:35am fred von helsing:

Belarus Freedom !
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:36am fred von helsing:

Low did a song about taking the ferry to Stockholm too
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:37am hamburger:

greetings CHAPS
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:38am Meghan:

Awww, you all make the travel possible.....

Dave, Iceland would have to be grouped with Scandinavia, I am not heading home that direction......
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:38am Meghan:

Hamburger!!! Greetings to you!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:38am Robin The Fog:

Word up, Hamburger...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:38am Chuck:

Oh, glorious vinyl!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:39am other david:

This show is particularly great :D

hamburger old boy, rather spiffing to see you, pip-pip!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:39am Robin The Fog:

Anyone ever heard the Mike 'Frank Butcher' Reid version of this song? Best avoided...
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:40am hamburger:

It's raining in JOLLY old Landan CHUMS
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:41am other david:

I should have recommended Hazy Osterwald Jet Set's - Swinging London, d'oh.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:41am Andy in Berlin:

Morning everyone!
Hey Meghan I had another idea for a Berlin song, it's from a 30s musical and while this clip doesn't have all the rhythmic clanking from a later scene of an army of girls in chain mail marching over the celestial bridge it's still pretty good. Here's the clip from the film:
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:43am other david:

Rolf Harris on WFMU... I never thought this day would come
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:44am Meghan:

We'll be hitting Deutchland in a few weeks..... so please remind me about this!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:45am Dave B:

@meghan - I was thinking of travel direction, not cultural grouping... OCD is a strange beast!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:45am Nathan:

Rolf Harris was also a painter, an antipodean, here is him and his portrait of the queen
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:46am Andy in Berlin:

@other David: au contraire! Rolf harris on WFMU is a no-brainer.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:47am other david:

Andy, actually, yes - you're 100% correct :)
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:48am Meghan:

Other David- I played him on here for Tie Me Kangaroo Down..... but here is what others have played!

  Thu. 8/4/11 6:48am Andy in Berlin:

@ other David - check out his masterful version of Stairway to Heaven on one of Ken's shows
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:49am Parq:

Oy, mates. As in, oy vey, what am I doing up this hour. The answer is, getting ready for a plane to Seattle. And Miss Megan, we have Missus Parq in the listening audience today.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:50am Rob W:

For London songs - I suggest the title cut by the great Lord Kitchener from the excellent Honest Jons label comp - London Is The Place For Me - Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56. Also - I just tuned in so this may be a bit of a non sequitur - but we've just been to Norway (Forde Festival in Western Norway and also Bergen and Oslo), it was beautiful and I love the hardanger fiddling so I can vote for that trip. I know there have to be hardanger songs about the beautiful Norwegian countryside (but don't ask me to name one!). (And I felt so terrible for folks after what happened there - very shortly after our trip.) As for Belarus, I don't know about songs ABOUT Belarus but there is a Belarus folk rock group that did a couple of great LPs early in its career circa 1970 (before getting VERY schlocky) - Pesnyary - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesniary. I mean they must sing about the beautiful country, like any good Soviet-sponsored patriotic group, right?
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:52am Andy in Berlin:

I discovered this song only recently - great!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:53am Meghan:

Ladies and Gentlemen..... our very own worldly DJ..... Yes, I know our lovely Rob W will make sure I don't get lost in my world travels. He'll show me all the tasty musical spots!

Ohhhhh, Missus Parq! Hello!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:53am Dave B:

@Andy - for that Rolf Harris version and literally 100 others, set the WABAC machine to May 5, 2006!

  Thu. 8/4/11 6:53am Robin The Fog:

Oh, yes, Lord Kitchener! Yes, please!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:54am Parq:

And I understand you're planning on playing Irish music as part of this theme. May I respectfully but firmly point out that the Repub. of Ireland is absolutely not part of the UK?
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:54am other david:

Andy - I remember that! :)

Meghan - I grew up watching Rolf on tv, he had a kids tv show where he sketched and painted.. and made cheesey jokes..

But that track spurred me to read up on him - and now I find out he played didgeridoo on the Ariel album by Kate Bush!

*has new found appreciation of Rolf Harris*
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:55am Meghan:

Parq, I have songs about Belfast! 2 actually......
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:57am Dave B:

Wait a second... Wasn't Davy Jones from Manchester?
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:58am Meghan:

Dave... it's not about WHERE they are from..... it's that he was singing about being a Londoner..... (hell I was born in Kansas City, but that doesn't make me a midwesterner....)
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:59am Parq:

This version of "Streets of London" got frequent play on FMU n the summer of '82. I was a brand new New Yorker, and I remember marking "Anti Nowhere League" in my little "to remember" notebook.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:59am Elwyn:

Hey Everyone!

Skipping gym tonight to work on my t-shirt cannon which I just found out is prohibited by law.

I bet Ireland has the most cheese tonight.
  Thu. 8/4/11 6:59am Chuck:

And I was born on a Marine base. Doesn't make me a Marine! heheh....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:01am Dave B:

heheheh.... just sayin....

What's it take to be a Londoner?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:02am Chuck:

I just want to know why British policemen have to wear those goofy hats....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:03am Meghan:

here's a question.... do you consider a person from Utica NY a New Yorker?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:04am Chuck:

Yes, Meg. New Yorker is about ALL of New York, not just Manhattan....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:05am Meghan:

I know a lot of people that don't! My friend considers Jamestown NY the midwest
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:06am Dave B:

indeed. I was born on Long Island.

I am a New Yorker.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:06am Nathan:

@Chuck you think that's bad? They still wear wigs and robes in court... but the hats are also why sometimes they're referred to as 'tits' or 'titheads'
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:06am Chuck:

That's just City people being snooty and looking down on everyone who doesn't live there...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:07am Meghan:

Nope! She lived there..... so don't discriminate against the city!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:08am Chuck:

Evidently she didn't care for Jamestown then....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:09am Andy in Berlin:

New York is not all about Manhattan, certainly not these days but I think a New Yorker would refer to New York City rather than the state.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:09am Meghan:

You obviously have never been there...... (my grandparents and aunt/uncle lived there)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:10am Chuck:

Yeah, the wigs are a very silly thing, Nathan. Don't British courts know what century this is?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:11am Chuck:

Nope, never been there, Meg. Still doesn't qualify as the midwest though...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:12am Chuck:

Woohoo! XTC is always a good thing! You're also playing some really long sets today, Meghan. Much to get through I suppose...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:13am Meghan:

It's on Lake Erie..... I might as well qualify it as Midwest! Hell, it practically borders Ohio.

Now for something completely different....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:13am Dave B:

Jamestown is kinda, sorta in the midwest of the state, isn't it?

So geographically correct
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:14am Rob W:

In all seriousness, it's a point that whether or not it SHOULD, in my experience the expression "New Yorker" generally does refer to being from NYC. Maybe you could include the immediate suburbs (but not NJ or CT) if you have a strong connection with the city through work or other activity - but not really beyond that. Being from Queens but now living in Hoboken NJ though, I still consider myself a New Yorker (although some Manhattanites would say even Queens barely qualifies), and quite arrogant about it (I get mad when people declare they've had enough and are going to move away). So I guess I just contradicted myself...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:16am Dave B:

Hey, are you planning to hit the Baltic States?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:16am Parq:

This Bad Manners track has knocked me out ever since I first heard it in '81.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:16am Robin The Fog:

Is it too late in the proceedings to request that old rave classic 'Just 4 U London' by Bodysnatch?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:17am Meghan:

hehe.... silly Rob. But I do know what you mean.... If I tell people where I am from, I do tend to say NYC.... cause who knows Jersey City unless you are from here. Hell, I said I was from Boston, though I grew up 20 miles from it. It's not until someone says they know the area that I explain more.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:17am Meghan:

And Dave, Jamestown is Western NY..... like as far west as you can get!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:18am other david:

Thanks folks, I've been glued to wikipedia and brushing up on my New York & New Jersey geography because of you!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:19am Chuck:

I think it's strange that when I tell people I'm from New York that they automatically assume I mean NYC. Don't people realize how big this state is and not everyone in it is in Manhattan?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:22am Kevin:

wat u want from sweden?!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:23am other david:

Meghan, Morrissey sings the line: "Heave on - to Euston", which is a big ole London train station
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:23am Dave B:

Chet Baker - The Girl From Greenland

That's all I got
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:25am Kevin:


A song about the new train tunnel under Malmö (in southern sweden)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:30am Parq:

There's an old blues standard, "Sweden Low".
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:31am Robin The Fog:

@Parq - Doh!!!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:31am Dave B:

I actually downloaded (and watched) the epic 7 hour video of the trainride from Bergen to Oslo one weekend when I was sick....

A true cure for insomnia!

  Thu. 8/4/11 7:31am Meghan:

I remember learning in school that Norway is the one that is the most North because it begins with the letter N. Same with Sweden.... beginning with S.... This is how I remember stuff....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:34am Elwyn:

Thank gawd you guys stopped arguing about New Yawk! :-)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:34am Dave B:

And now this reminds me - NRK has a 134 hour long video of some boat journey as well.

Time to fire up the old Torrent machine!

  Thu. 8/4/11 7:35am Meghan:

Wouldn't it be more fun to actually DO it instead of watching it?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:36am Daniel T from Copenhagen:

I might have a couple songs about Denmark or Copenhagen. Gotta check when I come home.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:38am Meghan:

Oh please do Daniel! (You aren't Trout, are you?)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:38am jeff p:

can you play the frankie goes to hollywood version of "ferry cross the mersey"?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:39am Dave B:

Elwyn - it wasn't an argument...


Meghan - in the right "state of mind" it helps pass the time, if only as background video projecting on the wall...

I did that once with the train ride when some friends were over, and during a long sequence in one of the tunnels someone commented - "what's up with the video?"

Total blackness for a good five minutes.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:39am other david:

On behalf of the people of Ireland, I would like to apologise for all the cheesey songs about Ireland.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:39am Daniel T from Copenhagen:

No, I ain't no trout. :-)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:40am jeff p:

wish i had thought of it before the ride in to work :-)

(nice, other david!)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:41am hamburger:

embrace the cheese! whilst wearing your flatcap..
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:42am Meghan:

I have a Daniel T..... (whose last name is Trout), so I figured I'd ask! You never know! hehe.

It's either cheesy or angry.... or about being drunk. It's all good Other David. I love it none the less!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:45am other david:

In the interests of full disclosure, I am often to be found wearing a flat cap ;(

Rocky Road to Dublin *thumbs up*

There was a documentary of the same name which gave an accurate portrayal of Ireland as it was in 1967 - it was banned for years, well worth checking out
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:45am maestroso:

This is the Rolling Stones??
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:46am Esteban (NJ):

Oh Lord, this song will end soon...please...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:46am Esteban (NJ):

Oh Lord, this song will end soon...please...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:47am Meghan:

Esteban must be a big fan of reels and jigs too.....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:47am jeff p:

dave b and meghan, hit my google hangout?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:47am Elwyn:

My sister and I used to love Simple Minds.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:49am Esteban (NJ):

;) I think it's too early in the morning for those sorts of things...
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:49am Andy in Berlin:

jeez doesn't this theme sound a lot like one of the Jimmy Page Yardbirds songs with tablas and stuff?
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:49am other david:

*gets some macaroni*
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:50am Simon:

I just tuned in - that post office is about 20 minutes from here!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:50am Meghan:

I was craving mac and cheese last night when I was putting the show together.....
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:50am Rob W:

Interesting to hear this Simple Minds song - which I guess was a UK chart-topper - it's an adaptation of "She Moved Through the Fair". And interesting current events angle (as per wikipedia): "The single was also an expression by Simple Minds of their support for the campaign for the release of Beirut-held hostage Brian Keenan, kidnapped by the Islamic Jihad."
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:50am Dave B:

Jeff P - send a link... Not seeing a way to hangout direct.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:52am Meghan:

ha! I was secretly wondering if anyone from over there would say- hey I know that post office!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:53am Meghan:

oops! sorry bout that! woke ya up though, eh?!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:54am Chuck:

Just makes me think my post office should be selling helium ballons!
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:54am other david:


thanks for breaking that celtic cheese cycle with a bang Meghan :)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:55am Simon:

Round these parts Heliums' about the most fun we have of a weekend
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:56am Meghan:

chuck, all Post Offices should..... just so you have something to play with while you wait..... (and make funny voices to the person giving you stamps!)
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:56am Esteban (NJ):

I meant to submit some suggestions last week: "The Only Living Boy in New Cross" (Carter USM), etc. etc. I can't believe a week passed me by.
  Thu. 8/4/11 7:57am jeff p:

Dave B: log in to google+. I'm not sure what you should be looking for once you're there....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:00am annie:

when i was younger, our favorite music was the clancy brothers and all their political songs included. they ARE angry and drunken... i learned a whole different aspect of history from those songs, nothing we ever learned in world history.. you read angela's ashes, right?
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:00am Elwyn:

Hey Jeff, I found out t-shirt cannons are illegal in Australia too!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:02am jeff p:

@Elwyn: Noooooooooooo!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:02am Esteban (NJ):

T_shirt cannons are used for crowd control (ouch, that was bad).
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:03am Chuck:

Probably because it's a "cannon", Elwyn. The artillery connotation makes people nervous...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:08am karen:

Morning Meghan,
Artie Shaw was the band leader..any idea who the singer is?
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:08am Meghan:

Umm, Elwyn, don't you remember that is how Ned Flander's wife died? Jeez. How inconsiderate of you!

Esteban..... Oh, trust me.... I know! They go by WAY too fast!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:09am Meghan:

Morning Karen...... Not sure. It wasn't noted. It just says 1940......
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:10am other david:

google is hinting at Martha Tilton
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:12am Meghan:

Woah.... this is crazy looking...... http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/rm-auctions-st-johns-2011-08-02?imageNo=0
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:12am annie:

you actually found songs for iceland? wow..
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:13am Meghan:

well..... not yet...... but there has got to be some!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:14am Elwyn:

Meghan: I remember how she died.... hilariously!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:14am Esteban (NJ):

Oooh, I like this song by Shop Assistants—it's formulaic, perhaps, but I dig it.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:15am Cheri Pi:

Yes-tuned in in the nick of time!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:15am fred von helsing:

Of all the people in the world living at these latitudes, Finns are no less than 35% of the total population. Sweden and Norway are also-rans. Hah!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:15am Robin The Fog:

I hate to be pedantic, but I think Caledonian Road is in London!!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:16am Meghan:

Meh..... it could be...... but I can be blissfully ignorant since I have yet to be over there..... right?
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:18am Simon:

They were writing about this one I'm sure...

  Thu. 8/4/11 8:18am Cheri Pi:

WOW! I'm so stoked!!! I can't believe I said stoked!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:19am Robin The Fog:

Of course, Meghan, of course. One day perhaps your London posse will show you the Caledonian Road.Though it's not much of a tourist attraction!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:23am Chuck:

Never mind the T shirt cannon, Elwyn, get on of these! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Zf5i56HmM&feature=related It's quite the past time in the midwest to do "punkin chunkin". heheh...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:24am Dave B:

Hey - What about Jersey?

(the island)
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:24am Esteban (NJ):

The "Trash Can Sinatras" are from Wales? Scotland? But I don't think they sing about homeland, per se.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:26am Chuck:

My maternal great-grandparents were Welsh. To bad no songs about Wales....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:26am Robin The Fog:

Wow, I haven't heard 'It's Grim Up North' for at least 10 years and yet I spotted it within 3 seconds! Is that sad? Is it?
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:28am other david:

oh dear oh dear, had a hard drive meltdown
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:28am hamburger:

ah land the valleys
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:29am mohawkdave!:

I'm late, I'm late, Crap! Crap!! Crap!!! Craaaaap!!! Ahhh Shane...I feel better now.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:30am Meghan:

I love when I do that Robin...... but I do understand it can be scary too!

Ha! Hey there Mohawkdave!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:32am annie:

seeing as iceland is the place i long to visit, i may have to really really try to find you some music..
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:34am other david:

Iceland has a totally disproportionate amount of amazing musicians and bands for its tiny population, how often they actually sing about Iceland though... needs more research.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:35am annie:

hehe, they very likely sing about going somewhere else!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:35am fred von helsing:

Iceland - take the horse rides across the island
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:35am Chuck:

HA! I was hoping you were gonna play this, Meg! Thanks!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:36am annie:

pinin' for the fjords...my dream is to drive around the perimeter..
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:36am Meghan:

Or sing songs about fairies......
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:37am annie:

yaeh!!.. okay, now i have to do this...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:38am mohawkdave!:

Wow; I loved this tune! But I must say I must be getting old.......I don't remember it sounding quite like this. Hmmmm. Maybe my cassette deck played too fast; You know what? It did! It made everything sound faster! Ok, not quite as old now.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:39am Elwyn:

Did UB40 *ever* put out any good songs?
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:40am Meghan:

yes, I like Rat in the Kitchen......
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:40am mohawkdave!:

Uh-oh. Just realized I spoke of cassettes. Old again. =: (
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:40am jeff p:

@Elwyn: No.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:41am G:

jeff just radiated confidence.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:41am Chuck:

I still have cassettes, mohawkdave! Some are even still playable...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:43am other david:

Wehey, John Cale :)

Only 142 days left till Christmas...

(just sayin!)
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:44am Dave B:

hey Elwyn - check the Google+
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:45am mohawkdave!:

Chuck: I still have some of my first cassettes; Foreigner, Van Halen I, Queen along with Hundreds of other Good ones....Just can't physically get to the stereo. Too many cassettes, maybe? Heh!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:46am Jay/ London:

Hi meghan love the show i am off work so can listen live @ chuck i still have lots of 8tracks as well as tapes
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:47am mohawkdave!:

Did the Clash just turn up their volume?!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:48am Nigel T.:

Theirs goes to 11.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:48am Jay/ London:

yeah its number 11 he he
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:48am Robert:

Thanks for playing that version, so now I know what the destination is in "Going down to [mumble] on Monday".
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:48am Meghan:

by a notch! I pulled it up a little..... It was up, but didn't register, so I pulled it up a half notch and then it finally registered.....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:48am Chuck:

I occasionally digitize my cassettes because you don't know when they will ultimately de-magnetize and start sounding really bad....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:49am mohawkdave!:

Some of those old 8-tracks can bring a couple bucks, Jay/London! If you've got some early new wave/punk stuff. One of my Blondie 8's went for $50.00. (If you're willing to let 'em go, that is)
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:49am Dave B:

me likey nouvelle vague
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:50am Meghan:

cassettes sound like crap no matter what..... worst invention ever....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:50am mohawkdave!:

@ Chuck: yeah I've got a few that phase through the first couple songs! Just couldn't replace them back then anyway.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:50am Dave B:

I always hated stuff like Hendrix "Electric Ladyland" on 8-track

Those nice long songs inevitably wound up being interrupted by the track change
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:51am Chuck:

The hard part is finding a still working 8-track player...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:52am Dave B:

I had this odd ball video camera (PXL-1000) that shot on audio casettes. Found it in some antique/junk shop and bout it for 20 bucks

Made some tweaks to it to get video directly out, and ebay'd that puppy for a cool grand to some guy in Japan
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:52am Elwyn:

@dave: too lazy to set up video for hang out. also too happy rolling around naked in my imaginary bed of money
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:53am Dave B:


  Thu. 8/4/11 8:53am Meghan:

Elwyn..... ewwwwwww
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:53am Jay/ London:

@ dave b that was/is a big drewback but on the plus side the sound was/is very good on 8track i have a wollensak 8 track player with dolby works fine
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:54am Meghan:

ha.... Jay says he's leaving.... but just can't pull away..... GOOD!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:54am Dave B:

thanks for that visual Elwyn. Please pass the eye bleach
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:54am mohawkdave!:

They were AWESOME, Meghan. [If you started with 8-tracks at least]. Younguns such as yourself might have missed that wonderful transition. =;).
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:55am other david:

The Welsh must feel terribly disappointed today
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:55am Dave B:

@Jay - I still can perform the "get the tape that was eaten back into the 8track casette" rewind trick
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:55am Meghan:

The only thing I enjoyed about cassettes was making mixed tapes.... other than that, I was tired of pulling out my cassette to find the tape is spun around the wheels and my tape is destroyed.....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:56am Elwyn:

@other david: probably no more than usual.
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:56am mohawkdave!:

My buddy still has a "DY-NO-MITE portable 8-track player that works! My father's all-in-one basement unit still operates too. Might have to go back home and listen to Led Zep IV
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:56am Jay/ London:

@ meghan I am not leaving
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:56am other david:

Elwyn, touche!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:57am Chuck:

Just means you needed a better cassette player, Meghan. Good ones rarely did that....
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:57am mohawkdave!:

I'm with you on that one Chuck! HA!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:58am Dave B:

My Fostex X-15 still performs well...
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:58am Esteban (NJ):

My first car (72 Cadillac Deville) had a swee 8-track that worked well into 1993-1994 (when car was sold). I bought an 8-track-to-cassette adapter to okay tapes!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:59am Robin The Fog:

Another classic show, Meghan! Always a pleasure! See you all next week!!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:59am Dave B:

See ya!
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:59am other david:

Great show Meghan, thanks :)
  Thu. 8/4/11 8:59am mohawkdave!:

Esteban: Had the converter too!
  Thu. 8/4/11 9:00am Meghan:

glad I didn't disappoint you all! see you next week!!
  Thu. 8/4/11 9:00am mohawkdave!:

Bye big M!
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