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Options December 19, 2013: You're in Demand, My Little Boo-Boo

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Michael Sterns  As the Earth Kissed the Moon (excerpt)   Options I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990  Light in the Attic  2013  CD  From 1981  *   0:00:00 ()
Stray  All in Your Mind   Options Time Machine  Sanctuary  2003  CD  From 1970    0:09:21 ()
Space Art  Love Machine   Options Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)  Because Music  2013  CD  From 1980  *   0:18:44 ()
Günter Schickert  Gitarre Wahnsim   Options Kinder in der Wildnis  Bureau B  2013  CD  From 1983  *   0:23:45 ()
Arto  Kwai Systeme   Options Medical Records Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol. 1  Medical  2013  LP  From 1980  *   0:27:54 ()
X-Ray Pop  Ding Dong   Options Ding Dong Songs  Finders Keepers  2013  CD  From 1987  *   0:30:20 ()
The Lilac Time  Trumpets from Montparnasse   Options The Lilac Time  Mercury  1988  LP      0:33:49 ()
The Mekons  Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet   Options The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll  A&M  1989  LP      0:37:25 ()
Charlie Barnett & His Orchestra  Leapin' at the Lincoln   Options Charlie Barnett Vol. II  RCA  1969  LP  From 1940    0:41:37 ()
Mickey Rooney with Keenan Wynn  Put One Foot in Front of the Other   Options Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town  MGM  1970  LP      0:43:44 ()
The Chills  Night of Chill Blue   Options Somewhere Beautiful  Fire  2013  CD    *   0:53:58 ()
Guy Skornik  What Is Réalité?   Options Pour Pauwels  Lion Productions  2013  CD  From 1970  *   0:57:16 ()
Cashman, Pistilli, and West  Port Authority Terminal   Options Bound to Happen  abc  1968  LP      1:01:12 ()
Claudine Longet  How Insensitive/Manha de Carnival   Options The Look of Love  A&M  1967  LP      1:04:56 ()
Neil Young  Flying on the Ground Is Wrong   Options Live at the Cellar Door  Reprise  2013  CD  live in 1970, Washington, D.C.  *   1:12:09 ()
Fantastic Palace  Nut Sunny/Life's Orchestration   Options Hello the Mellow Man  Audio Dregs / Social Music Club  2013  LP  From 1988  *   1:19:14 ()
Homer  Sunrise   Options Homer  Gear Fab  2012  CD  circa 1970    1:21:26 ()
The Bubble Puppy  It's Safe to Say   Options A Gathering of Promises  Fuel 2000 / Varese Sarabande  2004  CD  From 1969    1:24:30 ()
Doris Duke  I Don't Care Anymore   Options I'm a Loser  Alive Natural Sound  2013  CD  From 1970  *   1:27:23 ()
Single File: a bunch of random 45s played in a row for no particular reason
The Meters  Look-a-Py-Py   Options Josie single  Josie  1970  45      1:34:23 ()
Jean Knight  What One Man Won't Do Another Will   Options Open single  Open  1976  45      1:37:07 ()
The Cherry Boys  Falling   Options Crash single  Crash  1983  45      1:40:32 ()
Whole Oats  Goodnight and Good Morning   Options Atlantic single  Atlantic  1972  45      1:43:44 ()
The Carpenters  Happy   Options A&M single  A&M  1975  45      1:46:55 ()
Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet  In a Sentimental Mood   Options Prestige single  Prestige  1962  45      1:50:44 ()
Joe Ely  Honky Tonk Masquerade   Options MCA single  MCA  1978  45  "short version"    1:54:04 ()
Smoke Rise  I Need a Woman   Options Atco single  Atco  1972  45      1:57:07 ()
Roxy Music  Virginia Plain   Options Polydor single  Polydor  1973  45      2:00:11 ()
Marianne Faithfull  Once I Had a Sweetheart   Options Come My Way  Rev-Ola  2007  CD  From 1965    2:14:41 ()
Isobel Campbell  Are You Going to Leave Me?   Options Milkwhite Sheets  V2  2006  CD      2:16:53 ()
Stone Angel  Traveller's Tale   Options Stone Angel  Seashell  1975  MP3      2:21:28 ()
Fairport Convention  The Hexamshire Lass   Options Nine  A&M  1973  LP      2:26:51 ()
Lal and Mike Waterson  Red Wine & Promises   Options Bright Phoebus  Trailer  1972  MP3      2:29:19 ()
Harold Budd  Afar   Options Buddbox  All Saints  2013  CD  From 1981  *   2:32:23 ()
B.J. Cole  Five Pieces for Steel Guitar and Percussion   Options The New Hovering Dog  East Central One  2013  CD  From 1973  *   2:34:48 ()
Dustin Wong  Emerald Atmosphere   Options Meditation of Ecstatic Energy  Thrill Jockey  2013  CD    *   2:44:32 ()
Akron  Neural Network   Options Synaptic Beat  Vampisoul  2013  CD    *   2:47:37 ()
Yo La Tengo  Cornelia and Jane   Options Fade Out  Matador  2013  CD    *   2:52:59 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:03am common:

happy. boing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:03am Mike East:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:04am DCE:

Hello Joe
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 9:05am Guido (Cologne):

Good morning Joe!
Hello to all the others here!
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 9:06am duke:

Hello Joe, Listeners, and Aliens
     Thu. 12/19/13 9:06am 12539:

Yip! Yip! Boing! boing!

- sudden descent into relaxation.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:08am Joe McG:

Hello, everyone! A relaxing Thursday morning to you all...but not for long.
     Thu. 12/19/13 9:09am 12539:

I think the aliens stumbled onto some 'ludes.
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:09am van:

That was lovely, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 9:10am Cheri Pi:

Verrrrrry nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:12am DCE:

I've always loved this tune but I guess I never knew who it was. I think I always thought it was the Pretty Things or the Nazz or something like that.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:15am Joe McG:

Wakey wakey!
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 9:20am Guido (Cologne):

From Pretty Things to Nazz means crossing the atlantic.
And Stray were on Transatlantic Records (UK-Folk-Label).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:27am Michele:

HI Joe! Hi guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:28am Marcel M:

Hi Joe, hi Michele! Morning!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:28am Joe McG:

Hi, Michele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:29am Michele:

I miss you Joe! I like this song
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:30am Joe McG:

I miss you, too, Michele!
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:30am Brendan:

For some reason I want to go to Burma, build an elaborate bridge then blow it up
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 9:32am Guido (Cologne):

According to the sounds: you propably mean a toy-bridge?
no problem!
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:33am KP:

Ho, ho, ho
Joe, Joe, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:34am tim from champaign:

Howdy Joe the McG and fellow McGaskins.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:34am Joe McG:

KP, KP, decorates his Xmas tree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:37am tim from champaign:

I'm getting ready for a long weekend of overeating and drinking. Then come monday, I'll have the glutton's remorse/pride emotional roller coaster.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 9:37am Cheri Pi:

Proud to be a McGaskette.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:37am SeanG:

MEKONS!! Thanks for the swag, Joe!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:38am Joe McG:

Death belongs to everyone!
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:39am tonyb:

Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:39am Joe McG:

(Happy holidays!)
     Thu. 12/19/13 9:43am 12539:

Blow your tuneful reed instrument.
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:43am Brendan:

I'm gonna get a swell same and dance
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:43am Brendan:

  Thu. 12/19/13 9:44am Brendan:

Then I'm goona find auto speller and turn it off
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:45am common:

I feel 3. years old.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:45am Joe McG:

I prefer "goona" to "gonna" anyway!
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:46am Brendan:

This the sobriety test song no one wants to hear
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:47am dale:

the rankin bass specials had great music. you only hear them once a year yet you can sing all the lyrics every time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:49am common:

that's great, joe! you saw santa! dale: i love the rankin bass shit. especially the year without a santa clause.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 9:51am Greg from Bloomfield:

Keenan Wynn and Mickey Rooney were BOTH in eps of The Twilight Zone ("A World of His Own" & "Last Night of a Jockey", respectively). COINCIDENCE?!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 9:55am Joe McG:

Hey, everybody, Santa says hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:57am tim from champaign:

My greatest Santa sighting was about 20 years ago when I worked in a group home for the developmentally disabled. There was a big Xmas party for all the residents from about 20 group homes. There was some food and dancing and then Santa came out of nowhere. The joint went ballistic. It was like an Elvis concert. It was an amazing energy. Pandemonium was running wild as The Hulkster says.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 9:58am dale:

someone on this station a LONG time ago had a copy of something rankin bass put together before the rudolph special became what it was. probably pre archives. maybe ken knows....
  Thu. 12/19/13 9:59am MikeNobleMobile:

Good morning all. I'm listening from a 2 hour walk to work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:00am DCE:

1970, such a great sounding year
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:05am Michele:

WOW, loved that Cashman, Pistilli, and West track. Never heard it before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:06am common:

DCE: yes. 1970.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:07am Joe McG:

@Michele: Songs about being in the Port Authority at 3 a.m. seem especially right at this time of year, I think.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:09am van:

This is nice too
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:11am earrie:

Is it
Part 1 How Insensitive
Part 2 Manha de Carnival
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 10:12am Snortley:

Manha de Carnival is the unofficial anthem of Brazil. Everyone there knows all the lyrics by heart.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:12am Joe McG:

@earrie: No, the two tracks just run together on the LP, so it's a DJ nightmare to separate them! Besides, they sound so nice together!
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:13am Brendan:

Love the tunes Joe. Spot on for what ails me.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:13am earrie:

Aha. And they do.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:14am KP:

Is this the belock three hours of Neil Young chatter comedy hour?
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:16am Joe McG:

@KP: Just a few minutes of Neil Young, Stand-Up Comedian.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:17am Dr. Goot:

Wow, this Neil Young song is mighty powerful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:17am Michele:

Great set Joe. Wow. This Neil Young is intense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:18am Liz Berg:

At first I couldn't tell if it was Neil Young or Jeffrey Lewis speaking!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:18am jeffr:

this piano sound goes so deep
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:18am tim from champaign:

Is this one on a studio album? I'm not placing it for some reason.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:19am Joe McG:

@tim: It's an old Buffalo Springfield number. Hi, Liz! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:20am DCE:

gotta grab that Neil Young release!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:24am tim from champaign:

Ah! Thanks Joe.

This Homer is great! Amboy Dukes jamming with Quicksilver Messenger Service. Nice.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:25am Joe McG:

Geez, THANKS, tim, I was wracking my brain to try to think of who they reminded me of. Amboy Dukes, definitely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:28am tim from champaign:

Man, you're ruling today Joe with the deeeeep cuts!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:35am Joe McG:

@tim: Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the program today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:36am Cecile:

good Meters cut!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:36am SeanG:

Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 10:36am Guido (Cologne):

Yeah! Meters!
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:39am pacific standard simon:

morning', Joe -- enjoying the 45s from the comfort of the android app and a warm bed.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:43am KP:

So it was Jodie! I knew it,
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:45am Joe McG:

Hey, PSS! Good day to stay in bed!
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 10:47am quinn:

love this show. i'm making biscuits.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:48am Joe McG:

It's Quinn Biscuit Time!
     Thu. 12/19/13 10:49am 12539:

No fair making biscuits unless you share.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:49am dale:

joe, i'll bet you've even found hip soulful cuts for anne murray. if you haven't then that's a challenge
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:50am Joe McG:

@dale: She's got a couple!
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:51am dale:

snowbird doesn't cut it. a beatle cover maybe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 10:54am tim from champaign:

This Sonny Rollins and MJQ is quite pleasant. It would sound really good on a Saturday afternoon about 2 drinks in.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:54am pacific standard simon:

Hip and soulful from Sonny will do fine.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 10:55am Joe McG:

Regular listeners will know that I am not the saxophone's biggest fan, but Sonny's tone is just gor-gee-ous.
  Thu. 12/19/13 10:59am dale:

this gentleman isn't into superficialities. i like that
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:00am pacific standard simon:

Shocking, Joe, shocking! You and Michael Shelley should start a sax-haters club. ;)
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:00am KP:

Smoke Rise: New favorite band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:01am Cecile:

I like the saxophone very much.

Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:02am Joe McG:

Andy honking along!
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:03am pacific standard simon:

So of course you played one of the oboe tracks.
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 11:04am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Just missed me fave roxy music tune. But here, anyway. What's all this about sax lovehate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:07am dale:

worked with joe levine on some music for a verizon spot when i was in advertising. like i moron i didn't realize it was the same guy until after we finished up.
     Thu. 12/19/13 11:10am 12539:

Pinch hit?
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:10am van:

The DH for the DJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:10am Lewis:

I think you are looking for "designated hitter" or perhaps "utility player"
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:11am Brendan:

Pinch hit
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:11am Brendan:

Or pinch a loaf
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:13am pacific standard simon:

Pinch-hits. That's what you get when Krampus fills in for you.
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:14am Brendan:

Clean livin
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:17am Inner Ear Detour:

Up with Marianne Faithfull! Hi, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:17am dale:

'girl on a motorcycle' is on netflix i think. for the faithfull completist...
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:17am Joe McG:

Hey, Inner Ear David! Happy seasonal things to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:18am Lewis:

cool isobel campbell
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 11:19am Guido (Cologne):

Milkwhite Sheets the best thing Mrs. campbell ever did!
Better than any Belle & Sebastian and better than any of the mar lanegan co-ops.
Even Willow#s song is better than the original.
Must have said that.
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Haven't yet heard a cover of Willow's Song i haven't dug fully...
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

...favorite being the one by Nature & Organisation (current 93-related folks)
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:22am Joe McG:

"Willow's Song" indeed can't be wronged.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:24am earrie:

Long list of fill ins; I didn't catch them all.
Are there fill ins a'happening for this show in the next couple of weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:24am Carmichael:

Joe Joe Joe! Better late than never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:24am Mike Noble:

finally got to work. Joe, your show is good for listening to while walking through suburban Maryland.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:25am Joe McG:

@Mike: Hooray! Two-hour walks are against my religion, Mike, but I admire you for it!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:26am Joe McG:

@earrie: No, I'll be here, actually!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:28am Carmichael:

Sounds like Swarbrick singing this here tune. Gotta love the Fairports.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:31am Joe McG:

Hey, carm--Yep, that's Davey.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:32am earrie:

Great. A boxing day soulful stretch. Yeah.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:35am Joe McG:

@earrie: There will be soul, I'm sure of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 11:38am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe, better later than Carmichael. Is this BJ Cole from Cochise with the lovely cover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 11:39am Brian in UK:

Handy to have around the house, a hoovering dog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:51am Ike:

Hey folks. Hey Mike Noble, what part of suburban MD? (Did we already discuss this last year?)
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:52am Joe McG:

Hey Brian! Same BJ Cole from Cochise, yup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:52am Mike Noble:

@Ike: I just walked from near Shaw in DC to Riverdale, MD, which is just south of College Park.
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everybody! Have a great holiday, if that's what you're into, and I'll see you next Thursday!
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:56am van:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/19/13 11:56am Greg from Bloomfield:

Likewise, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:56am Ike:

Have a groovy one, Joe, Mike Noble, and everyone else!
     Thu. 12/19/13 11:57am 12539:

Thanks, Joe, and Happy Happy!
Avatar Thu. 12/19/13 11:57am earrie:

Folding fall away for another year, next week it will be winter. Regards all around.

Thanks for the fine listening, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/19/13 11:58am northguineahills:

Coolio, Joe!
Avatar    Thu. 12/19/13 11:59am Guido (Cologne):

Oh my god!
Already over!
Nice nice nice show!
bye Joe!
  Thu. 12/19/13 11:59am Brendan:

Thank you Joe
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