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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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Options May 10, 2013: An embarrassment of riches.

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Artist Track Album Label Year
Uncle Michael/Hinky Dinky Time  Opening montage   Options      
Marianne Vasel & Erich Storz  Die Kleine Bimmelbah   Options b/w Das Herzkammerfenster!  Metronome  1958 
Status Quo  Whatever You Want   Options b/w hard Ride  Vertigo  1979 
ABBA  On And On And On   Options Thank You for the Music [Box]  Polygram/Super Trouper-Polar 1980  1995 
10cc  Across The Universe   Options Why Dont We Do It In The Road  stigmarestroom.blogspot.com  2001 
Elvis Presley  Spinout   Options Spinout OST  RCA  1966 
Quincy Jones with Bill Cosby  Hikky Burr   Options Smackwater Jack  A&M  1971 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle Michael yammers over "The Mad Hatter" by Peter Posa from the b-side to "The White Rabbit" on Interphon, 1964 
Gene Pitney  Princess In Rags   Options b/w Amore Mio  Misicor Records  1965 
H Bomb Ferguson  Midnight Ramble Tonight   Options b/w Boo Hoo  Federal  1959 
Guru Guru  Oxymoron   Options Känguru  Brain  1972 
Hamilton Bohannon  The Groove Machine   Options b/w Love Floats  Mercury  1979 
We Five   Cast Your fate To The Wind   Options b-side Let's Get Together  A&M  1965 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle Michael chattered over Sammy Kaye's 1964 theme from Charade 
Sol K. Bright & his Hollywaiians  Hawaiian Cowboy   Options 10"    1936 
Bo Diddley  Bring It To Jerome (alternate version)   Options   Checker  1955 
Bob & Ray  Cufflinks   Options Widen Your Horizons  WOR Radio  1975 
The Stranglers  Walk On By   Options b/w Old Codger/Tank  United Artists  1978 
The Blackbyrds  Do It, Fluid   Options b/w Summer Love  Fantasy  1974 
Ripple  I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky   Options b/w Dance Lady Dance  GRC  1973 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle Michael talks all over by Secret Agent man by the Ventures 
Del Close & John Brent  Hip Vocabulary Building   Options How To Speak Hip  Mercury  1961 
Dave Frishberg  I'm Hip   Options Dave Frishberg Classics    1981 
Tower Of Power  What Is Hip?   Options S/T  Warner Bros.  1973 
Slim Gaillard  Yep Roc Heresy   Options Laughing In Rhythm: The Best Of The Verve Years  Verve  1951 
Louis Nye  Teenage Beatnik   Options single  Wig Records  1959 
Al 'Jazzbo' Collins  The Three Little Pigs   Options b-side to Little Red Riding Hood  Brunswick  1953 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle michael raps wise over Night of the Vampire by the Moontrekkers from 1961 on Parlophone 
Johnnie Ray  I'll Make You Mine   Options b-side of Before You  Philips  1960 
James Brown  Let a Man Come In And Do The Popcorn   Options It's A New Day - So Let A Man Come In  Polydor  1970 
James McMurtry  Choctaw Bingo   Options Saint Mary Of The Woods  Sugar Hill Records  2002 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle Michael waxes profusely over Rippin' Waves by Los Twang! Marvels from the album Prueba De Fuego from 2006 on El Toro Records 
Joni Mitchell  Sweet Bird   Options The Hissing Of Summer Lawns  Asylum  1975 
Julie London  Hot Toddy   Options Julie Is Her Name Volume II  Liberty  1958 
Marsha Gee  Peanut Duck   Options     1965 
Kai Winding  Mondo Kane #2   Options Mondo kane #2  Verve  1964 
Lee Marvin  Wanderin' Star   Options Paint Your Wagon OST  MCA  1969 
Latimore  Dig A Little Deeper   Options Dig A Little Deeper  Glades  1978 
Music behind DJ:
Uncle Michael talks. The Saxons play...The Camel Walk Pt. 1 from 1969 on Sho-Biz 
Johnny Cash  Big River   Options b/w Come In Stranger  Sun  1969 
Hawkwind  Silver machine   Options single  United Artists  1972 
Hawklords  PSI Power   Options 25 Years On  Charisma  1978 
Motörhead  Born To Raise Hell   Options Bastards  XYZ  1993 
Uncle Michael speaks yet again...to Fleetwood Mac's Albatross...         
John Berberian & the Rock East Ensemble  The Oud & The Fuzz   Options Middle Eastern Rock  Verve Forecast  1969 
Muddy Waters  Short Dress Woman   Options Folk Singer  Chess  1964 

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Say Uncle! It's all yours, UM!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

How'my doin'?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:01pm duke:

hinky dink wang dang doo
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:02pm Dervish:

Zing zang zoom!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:02pm pacific standard simon:

O Captain, my Captain!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:02pm Brian in UK:

Hey diddle dee a listeners life for me.
Did you just say INCHOATE??
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:03pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:04pm pacific standard simon:

He did, I heard him say it, that's what the man said!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:05pm Brian in UK:

Lovely word and quite appropriate.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:05pm Brian in UK:

How's it hanging simon?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:06pm Frank from VT:

Broadcasting from Topeka?? Nice! (I'm an ex-Kansan)
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:06pm Carmichael:

This sounds like the song Val Kilmer danced to in Top Secret.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

Welcome, Frank!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:06pm pacific standard simon:

That's a rather personal question, Brian, but... a little to the left, as usual.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:07pm Uncle Michael:

Simon dresses left, as do I.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:08pm Alex In Illinois:

We are in Kansas now? Wow. Uncle Mike: Does the rest of Kansas know you are here? I don't think you are safe.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:08pm Brian in UK:

I am not a tailor, just an expression that is used over here on occasion.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:09pm Uncle Michael:

I'm in the basement Alex.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:09pm Brian in UK:

There ain't no change in Kansas rain,
Forever falls out on the plain.
John Stewart
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:09pm pacific standard simon:

Last year, I found out that I had a whole bunch of relatives in Pottawatomie County, Kansas that I didn't even know about.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:12pm duke:

we need more bands with palindrome names
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

palandromic first initial acronymic names
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:15pm pacific standard simon:

Kevin, Orville, Ogden & Kirk
  Fri. 5/10/13 12:15pm 12539:

@UM, the artist name and song title are reversed in the "now playing" field, on the playlist and on my internet radio readout.

Other than that, everything is super super.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

I like it.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks...I shall fix it as the next song plays.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

Actually...it's right in the database. Hmm.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

Wait...you're right.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:18pm Doug Schulkind:

It's your show, Uncle Michael. Bend them to your will.
  Fri. 5/10/13 12:18pm 12539:

I suspect meddling by the wicked witch of some cardinal direction or another.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

Bend it. DDDBM&T?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:19pm pacific standard simon:

I don't like the sound of that, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:20pm still b/p:

Flying Monkeys vs. Hinky Dinkys!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:23pm still b/p:

I was trying to describe this song and lyric to someone who could do a great Cos imitation of his own but is too young to be familiar with this sitcom theme. Justice to it I did not do.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:25pm Alex In Illinois:

Flying Monkeys and Wicked Witches sound fun and interesting. When I think of Kansas, I think of Fundementalists who insist that the world was created 6000 years ago on a Tuesday and who think that the U. S. Constitution was written by Jesus while riding a dinosaur.
  Fri. 5/10/13 12:26pm 12539:

When I think of Kansas I think of Dust In the Wind.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:29pm other eddie:

When I think of Dust in the Wind I think of Don Kirshner
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:29pm Brian in UK:

A slightly yodelling pop record I was always fond of was 'Five O'clock World' by The Vogues.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:31pm pacific standard simon:

We all have our crosses to bear, Alex -- in Illinois, you have the businessmen of Cairo, who turned their town into a ghost town rather than hire black people.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

Whwn I think of Don Kirschner I think of Paul Schaefer.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

Everyone knows Jesus was piloting a pterodactyl.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:37pm pacific standard simon:

Brian Eno's "7 Deadly Finns" has vast amounts of pseudo-yodeling.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:40pm pacific standard simon:

Fred Flintstone died for your sins, Uncle Michael -- betrayed by a kiss from Barney.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

Flinstone died for somebody's sins but not mine.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:42pm pacific standard simon:

touche, turtle
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:45pm Uncle Michael:

I know you're out there. I can hear your booties shaking.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:46pm Doug Schulkind:

I was actually shaking my booday. Was that wrong?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:46pm still b/p:

In his first miracle, Jesus attended a lodge meeting and changed Water Buffalos into winos.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:48pm pacific standard simon:

Mmm -- I can hear music...
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:52pm pacific standard simon:

Between the Guru Guru and the Bohannon, I was imagining that I was smoking an impressively packed bong.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 12:57pm still b/p:

Love the Hawaiian Cowboy. Put together a Bollywaiians musical crew and you'd have.....something
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:01pm Nine in pgh:

Good sounds moving the cones today. Thanks to Doug for getting Uncle Michael on the stream.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:01pm pacific standard simon:

Wait, what? The Old Codger recorded a split 45 with The Stranglers?!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:02pm Alex In Illinois:

Pacific Standard Simon: yes Cairo and their "White Hats", totally against the Civil rights program. Before the Civil War, Cairo was a major part of the Underground Railway. After the civil war, it is as if it turned into a piece of Mississippi that attached itself to the bottom of the state.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:03pm Uncle Michael:

Simon, my belief is that The Old Codger and Tank are two songs on the flip of this 6:22 track.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:03pm Olav the Norweigen formerly Brian in UK:

Hello Uncle Michael (lowers voice) Well I don't think I'll be picking up any dropped cuff links right now, if you get my drift.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:04pm pacific standard simon:

Poop, I liked it better my way.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

You have to bend over pretty far to lutefisk one out of the heating grate.
  Fri. 5/10/13 1:05pm 12539:

@pss: I don't think the Codger would deign to go near anything that spins less than 78 rpm.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:06pm Brian in UK:

Walk on By is forever by Leroy Van Dyke.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:06pm pacific standard simon:

I'll lefse that to you.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:07pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know that version, Brian...but I soon will.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:11pm ndbob:

heya UM and everyone! one of their two really great songs here
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

what's the other one you favor?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:12pm still b/p:

I was thinking about this song yesterday during Charlie's themed show.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:12pm Uncle Michael:

So was I, SBP!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:13pm ndbob:

@UM "In the Past"
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:14pm Uncle Michael:

Ah, yes.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:14pm Brian in UK:

@UM completely different song. Just that the title is the same. Used to have a copy when I was a nipper.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:15pm Brian in UK:

When I say nipper that does not mean I was the HMV dog.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:15pm Doug Schulkind:

The name Ripple has always made me chuckle.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:15pm ndbob:

woops wrong link there - my apologies
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:16pm pacific standard simon:

RCA dog over here.
  Fri. 5/10/13 1:21pm hyde:

i dig the gong
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:26pm pacific standard simon:

Too much, baby.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:27pm listener james from westwood:

came in at the start of del close and happy to have caught it! howdy again all!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:28pm ndbob:

heya James!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:28pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:29pm pacific standard simon:

jamais! Like, you got eyes to make it, man?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:32pm ndbob:

there are so many great Slim Gaillard records
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:32pm listener james from westwood:

also happy to see hinky-dinky as the first item on the fmu homepage news listing!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:34pm Uncle Michael:

cute kid...crappy segues
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:43pm pacific standard simon:

The Tower of Power singer finally got let out of prison a while back -- he was in for a couple of killings in a drug deal gone wrong.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:43pm ndbob:

@UM for sure - that's acknowledged as a Joe Meek Production
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

I need to learn to trust my memory more, Bob.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 1:54pm pacific standard simon:

Our very own Dave Mandl at Slate, on the re-recording of oldies:

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:02pm Alex In Illinois:

I can't trust my memory. One part of it is telling me that I have never heard this Choctow Bingo song before, while another part of my memory is telling me that this is the most familiar song I know.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:04pm listener james from westwood:

choctaw bingo gets a star from me, and a mark from my bingo marker as well.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:04pm Doug Schulkind:

GTDR, the best in live and dead programming.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:08pm Uncle Michael:

I love that song so damned much.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:10pm listener james from westwood:

speaking of bingo, this is my favorite bingo picture, from a nyt story on smoking bans and bingo attendance. lucky charms a gogo! www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:11pm Uncle Michael:

Someone got an excellent parking space.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:13pm pacific standard simon:

The shing-a-ling ain't the thing!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:13pm Uncle Michael:

Live radio is live.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:13pm listener james from westwood:

quaak quaak! peanut duck!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:15pm hyde:

did Martha Gee ever do anything besides this? this song kills me.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:15pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, there's a b-side...allegedly. Little is known.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:16pm pacific standard simon:

Bless you, Marsha Gee, where ever (and who ever) you are.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:17pm listener james from westwood:

peanut duck's basically a mic drop for anything that might follow it.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:21pm Stanley:

I'm back, one spaghetti and meatballs later.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:21pm Uncle Michael:

one meatballs?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:22pm Doug Schulkind:

Clint Eastwood's "I Talk to the Trees" is on an old marathon premium of mine. He loves those inanimate objects.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:23pm listener james from westwood:

that explains his affinity for mitt!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:24pm ndbob:

@Doug Yep - it was only a small step from a tree to an empty chair
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:24pm Uncle Michael:

That's also a GREAT Smothers Brothers bit.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:27pm listener james from westwood:

altho mitt was pretty animated here playing jenga: twitpic.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:30pm Alex In Illinois:

Geography lesson from Johnny Cash!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:31pm Doug Schulkind:

I got all excited about that Marsha Gee cut and was madly scouring the Interwebs for it until I discovered I already have it, on two different compilations no less, in my digital library. Sweet!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:33pm hyde:

@Doug now try and find the B side!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:33pm Uncle Michael:

Any other tracks by her, Doug?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:33pm listener james from westwood:

i'd expect no less from johnny. he's been everywhere, man!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:34pm Alex In Illinois:

I had to Google Peanut Duck too! Got a picture of Ms. Gee all nekid!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:34pm pacific standard simon:

Johnny Cash -> Hawkwind? Wha?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:34pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, that's a nice picture sleeve.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:35pm Uncle Michael:

You got a problem with that, Simon? Hmm?
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:35pm Doug Schulkind:

Nope. Just that one from '65 on Joker. The flip side isn't even by her (The Enchantments "I'm in Love With Your Daughter")
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:35pm pacific standard simon:

Not that I'm complaining...
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:36pm pacific standard simon:

Me and Hawkwind go way back.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Freeform is a cruel mistress.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:42pm Alex In Illinois:

UNcle: You surprised me too! But Hey! If we didn't like to be surprised, we wouldn't be listening.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Ha! I have the B side in my iTunes, too! Let me say again Ha!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:45pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:45pm listener james from westwood:

i can't be the only fmu lis'ner whose first exposure to motörhead was through "the young ones" during their 80s run on mtv.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:46pm Uncle Michael:

I suppose not.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:52pm ndbob:

excellent show UM!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:53pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Bob. Glad everyone could make it.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Uncle Michael makes, the world partakes.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:54pm pacific standard simon:

Fabulous show, Uncle Michael. Here's to more eyebrow-raising moments next week. Prost!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:55pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 2:59pm Uncle Michael:

I had a ball..see ya all next week!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:01pm Alex In Illinois:

Great show! Now, to go to KDHX on line for Bob's Scratchy Records.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, UM; have a fine weekend all!!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:03pm Nine in pgh:

Thanks for the great stuff UM. I'm going to WRCT- Zombo in Your Brain.
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:03pm Uncle Michael:

what does that mean?!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:04pm Uncle Michael:

I killed the stream. I swear!
Avatar Fri. 5/10/13 3:08pm Nine in pgh:

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