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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 September 5, 2014: Who's in charge of this Mickey Mouse operation?

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options   0:00:00 ()
Sparks  Mickey Mouse   Options Angst In My Pants (Atlantic - 1982)   0:02:19 ()
Prism  Spaceship Superstar   Options single (b/w Julie) (Ariola America - 1977)   0:05:24 ()
The Flames  See The Light   Options single (b/w Get Your Mind Made Up) (Brother - 1970)   0:09:05 ()
Clutch  Black Angel   Options single (b/w The Frighteners) (EMI - 1973)   0:12:00 ()
Big Star  Thirteen (Alternate Mix)   Options prev. unr. (Ardent - 1972)
From: The Ardent Studio Sessions (1972-1973)
 
0:15:26 ()
Grand Funk Railroad  We're An American Band   Options We're An American Band (Capitol - 1973)
From: Greatest Hits
 
0:18:00 ()
 
Cheap Trick  Ain't That A Shame (Live)   Options single (b/w Elo Kiddies) (Epic - 1979)   0:26:10 ()
Neil Diamond  Kentucky Woman   Options single (b/w The Time Is Now) (Bang! - 1967)
From: The Bang Years 1966-1968
 
0:29:15 ()
Three Dog Night  Never been to Spain   Options Harmony (ABC Dunhill - 1971)   0:31:34 ()
Jay & Americans  Cara Mia   Options single (b/w When It's All Over? (United Artists  - 1965)   0:35:11 ()
Frank Sinatra  Blame It on My Youth   Options Close to You (Capitol - 1957)
From: Close to You and More
 
0:37:41 ()
Free Design  One By One   Options One By One (Project 3 Total Sound - 1972)
From: The Best Of
 
0:40:29 ()
Ruthann Friedman  Off To See The World   Options prev. unr. (Reprise - 1969)
From: The Complete Constant Companion Sessions (Now Sounds. 2014)
 
0:44:11 ()
 
Dramatics  Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get   Options single (b/w Thankful For Your LoveV (Volt - 1970)
From: Mastercuts Classic Mellow 2
 
0:51:52 ()
The Temptations  Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)   Options single (b/w It's Summer) (Gordy - 1970)   0:55:39 ()
Jerry Butler  Don't Let Love Hang You Up   Options single (b/w Walking Around In Teardrops) (Mercury - 1969)   0:59:32 ()
Mitty Collier  I'm Your Part-Time Love   Options xsingle (b/w Don't You Forget It) (Chess - 1963)   1:01:51 ()
Eddy Senay  Sarko East   Options Step By Step (Sussex - 1972)   1:04:38 ()
Chuck Miller  The House Of Blue Lights   Options single (b/w Can't Help Wonderin') (Mercury - 1955)   1:05:35 ()
 
Gary Burton Quartet  Sweet Rain   Options Duster (RCA Victor - 1968)
From: F16#37 - 3rd Anniversary Mix - Illuminated
 
1:11:01 ()
The Byrds  Psychodrama City   Options Fifth Dimension (Columbia - 1966)
From: The Byrds [Box Set]
 
1:15:19 ()
The Birds  Dust in My Pants   Options single (b-side to Magic Words) (Clarion - 1970)
From: Ugly Things vol. 2
 
1:18:27 ()
Toni Basil  Breakaway   Options single (b/w I'm 28) (A&M - 1966)   1:22:03 ()
Shelley Fabares  Telephone (Won't You Ring)   Options single (b/w Big Star) (Colpix - 1962)   1:24:14 ()
Peggy Lee  You Don't Know   Options single (b-side to Fever) (Capitol - 1958)
From: Bewitching-Lee! Peggy Lee Sings Her Greatest Hits
 
1:26:44 ()
 
Badfinger  Blind Owl   Options single (b-side to Apple of My Eye) (Apple - 1973)
From: The Complete Apple Singles Collection Vol 4 1972-1974
 
1:33:04 ()
Mott The Hoople  Rock And Roll Queen   Options single (b/w Road To Birmingham) (Island - 1969)
From: Backsliding Fearlessly: The Early Years
 
1:35:48 ()
Alice Cooper  Apple Bush   Options Pretties For You (Straight - 1969)   1:40:43 ()
The Liverpool Scene  Batpoem   Options The Amazing Adventures Of... (RCA Victor - 1968)   1:43:39 ()
Bonzo Dog Band  The Bride Stripped Bare By ''Bachelors''   Options Keynsham (Liberty - 1969)   1:45:17 ()
Brute Force  To Sit on a Sandwich   Options I, Brute Force: Confections of Love (Columbia - 1967)   1:47:50 ()
 
Hank Thompson  Deep Elm   Options Songs For Rounders (Capitol - 1958)
From: A Capitol Rockabilly Party, Pt. 2
 
1:55:16 ()
Jerry Reed  Mister Whiz   Options single (b/w When I Found You) (Capitol - 1956)
From: A Capitol Rockabilly Party, Pt. 2
 
1:57:46 ()
The Louvin Brothers  Red Hen Hop   Options Country Love Ballads (Capitol - 1959)
From: A Capitol Rockabilly Party, Pt. 2
 
2:00:03 ()
Saddle Tramps  Make Up Your Mind   Options single (b/w Restful River) (Courtney - 1946)
From: Swinging West: Volume 2
 
2:02:37 ()
Michael Nesmith And The First National Band  Joanne   Options single (b/w One Rose) (RCA Victor - 1970)
From: Complete First National Band Recordings
 
2:05:01 ()
W.Lee O'Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys  There'll Be Some Changes Made   Options single (b/w Yes Suh) (Vocalion - 1937)
From: Okeh Western Swing
 
2:08:10 ()
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra  Wah-Hoo   Options single (b/w What's the Name of That Song? ) (Victor - 1936)   2:10:44 ()
 
Edith Johnson And Henry Brown  Little Drops Of Water   Options The Blues in St. Louis Vol. 2 (Folkways - 1961)
From: Blues Masters - Vol 11 - Classic Blues Women
 
2:17:45 ()
Ma Rainey and Her Georgia Band  Down In The Basement   Options single (b/w Sissy Blues) (Paramount - 1926)
From: The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927)
 
2:20:41 ()
Johnny Johnson And His Bandwagon  (Blame It) On The Pony Express   Options single (b/w Never Let Her Go) (Bell - 1970)
From: 3-60 Northern Soul-cd 2
 
2:23:42 ()
Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats  Henrietta   Options single (b/w Don't Cry No More) (Dot - 1957)   2:26:39 ()
The Sherrys  Pop Pop Pop-Pie   Options single (b/w Your Hand In Mine) (Guyden - 1962)   2:29:13 ()
The Chi-Lites  We Need Order   Options single (b/w Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man) (Brunswick - 1972)   2:31:16 ()
 
Jimmy Webb  Music For An Unmade Movie (In Three Parts): I. Song Seller   Options Words And Music (Reprise - 1970)   2:39:51 ()
Ink Spots  My Greatest Mistake   Options single (b-side to We Three) (Decca - 1940)
From: The Anthology Vol. 1
 
2:44:14 ()
The Fut  Have You Heard The Word   Options single (b/w Futting) (Beacon - 1970)
From: Lost Jukebox Vol. 113
 
2:47:24 ()
Merle Haggard  It's Been A Great Afternoon   Options I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall (MCA - 1978)   2:51:47 ()
The Carter Family (June Carter with Mother Maybell, Anita and Hellen Carter)  The Last Thing On My Mind   Options Johnny Cash At San Quentin (2006 reissue) (Columbia - 1969)   2:54:27 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 8:29am listener james from westwood:

The Frankenstein's-lab ambiance of Studio T!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 8:47am Doug Schulkind:

Your personal style guide prefers ambiAnce, eh, Listener James? So continental!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 9:55am listener james from westwood:

That's how we roll on Fridays! Now how about a glass of Sham-PAN-ya?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 10:03am Uncle Michael:

Sorry, all I have is SHAM-pipple.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 10:31am listener james from westwood:

If you spill any, the Sham-Wow is at the ready.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 11:54am Doug Schulkind:

We are the SHAMpions.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Good Friday Part 2, UM, Doug, and all!!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:01pm V Priceless:

Hey Uncle M, gang!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:01pm hyde:

woo hoo, it's a live Hinky Dinky soundtrack for me to make potato salad by
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:03pm Alex In Illinois:

I have to clean up after my dog if she leaves SHAM-poo anywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:04pm Stevel:

Please do not show videos. I will get fired.

(I love that stuff)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings Rooty Poot Posse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:05pm listener jeff:

SHAM a lama ding dong
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:05pm Alex In Illinois:

It almost sounds like Russell is trying to imitate Lene Lovich
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:06pm Stevel:

How did Sparks get away with this song? Apparently, the Mouse was less vigilant in the 80s
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:07pm ndbob:

afternoon UM and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:07pm still b/p:

Free SHAMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:07pm tikk:

Funny how Sparks sounded a bit like the Dead Kennedys in that song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

I'm so happy to be here today.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:09pm Doug Schulkind:

If there are no guilty pleasures, Uncle Michael, how come the pleasures are all doing court-mandated community service?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:09pm listener james from westwood:

Likewise! It's not a weekend sans Hinky-Dinky Time.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:09pm hyde:

great moments in Canadian synth rock
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:11pm Alex In Illinois:

@Stevel: Yes, good question. When most people publicly arrange 3 circles a certain way, it summons Disney lawyers! I think South Park gets away with their portrayals because satire is considered protected speech. I think the Legal precedent has to do with Larry Flint's portrayal of Jerry Falwell.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:11pm Charlie:

These opening songs remind me of a movie I rented recently -- Ping Pong Summer -- which I highly recommend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Doug, my attorney has instructed me not to respond to that question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Ping Pong Summer...check.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:16pm V Priceless:

MM giff in perfect time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:16pm Stevel:

Alex In Illinois: It made me curious, as I was just reading about the upcoming Disney vs. Deadmau5, which promises to be quite the career booster for the latter. I love the South Park Jonas Bros/Disney episode. Nothing better than a violent, despotic MM.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:17pm ndbob:

Hey there Charlie! How ya feeling?
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:18pm Dean:

@Alex: Not quite. Falwell's case against Flint was defamation. Because he's a public figure, and because Flint's work was satire, Falwell lost. The lead fair use case relying on parody is the 2 Live Crew case brought by the company that licensed Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie looks badass...that's the main thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:19pm pacific standard simon:

Rowrrr...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

Best Freddie King reference ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:20pm Goyim in the AM:

Bicketa bicketa bicketa bicketa DUMP DUMP! Bicketa bicket bicketa bicketa DUMP DUMP!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:20pm Goyim in the AM:

(I hit the rim on the second one.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:21pm tikk:

Re Disney, that Sparks song just didn't rise to the level of a TM infrnigement by even the more Disney-favorable intepretation. There was no visual representation, for one thing, where source confusion is more present. It's not parody, so the Flynt case isn't really applicable. Perhaps if Justin Timberlake came out with a song called "Mickey Mouse" there'd be more source confusion b/c of his past association; and Sparks were probably just way off a Disney lawyer's radar. Copyright isn't applicable at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

Sparks is associated with Knotts Berry Farm though!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:22pm Charlie:

woo hoo
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:23pm hyde:

heh, i turned it up too
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:26pm still b/p:

Mattel unsuccussfully sued MCA Records for Barbie Girl, then went on later to use the song to pitch the product.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:27pm Stevel:

"Raging Pimple" was not my favorite punk exploitation band.
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:27pm Dean:

@tikk is correct, because titles (of books, songs, etc.) and names (of cartoon characters) are not copyrightable. The dispute would be over trademark.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:28pm Alex In Illinois:

@Dean & tikk : I meant the South Park portrayal of MM being parody or satire -- not the song by Sparks. I was suggesting that for the portrayal in the South Park episodes, parody and satire are applicable while in the case of Sparks, it is not.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:30pm βrian:

Back from lunch in Laos.
I once saw Cheap Trick in Ann Arbor. Oy.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:30pm hyde:

what if a monkey dressed up as Mickey Mouse and took a selfie
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:31pm Alex In Illinois:

The MM in South Park uses filthly language, beats people up, and incapacitates people with tranquilizing darts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

I saw some GREAT Cheap Trick concerts.
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:32pm Dean:

@Alex: Gotcha. I don't know the SP episodes. I'm puzzled by courts' literary critical aptitudes. An important 9th Cir. case involved an account of the O.J. Simpson murder trial dressed up as The Cat in the Hat. Seuss sued and prevailed, presumably because TCitH wasn't the object of the infringing publication's ridicule. I would disagree, but I'm not the 9th Cir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:33pm PMD:

Damn, missed Neil Diamond
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:33pm βrian:

As the exorcist said, "Possession is nine tenths of the law."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:34pm pacific standard simon:

Burma Shave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:35pm Uncle Michael:

You caught that, Simon!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:35pm βrian:

So if that monkey were possessed at the time of the selfie ...
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:37pm ndbob:

!!!! great one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

Belle Harbor, Queens' finest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:38pm pacific standard simon:

Of course. By the way, I'm eating breakfast -- pardon the crunching, please.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

The trademark/copyright fight most pissing me off these days is between Twitter and Twitpic, the latter of which is closing down as a result: blog.twitpic.com...
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

Frankie! ::swoons in Tex Avery-ish fashion::
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

Twitpic isn't part of Twitter? I thought it was.

Pull up your bobby socks, James.
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:40pm Dean:

I hope it's not gauche of me to recommend the Keith Jarret Trio's version of this on their record "The Cure." It is sublime.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:41pm listener james from westwood:

UM: I thought so too! They should just bloody buy the service, as FB did w/ Instagram.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the tip, Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:41pm pacific standard simon:

Blame it on Frank Sinatra Junior?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:42pm βrian:

Yes, blame it on my spawn.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:42pm Charlie:

Love this Free Design track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:43pm Goyim in the AM:

If you believe the rumors, blame it on Ronan Farrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:43pm tikk:

I think that Cat in the Hat case came out wrong; it hinged on the difference between parody (exception) and satire (no exception), because the book merely used Seuss's work/style/copyrightable elements as a vehcile; it didn't comment on Cat in the Hat. The book was easy to visually confuse with a Seuss book, but only an idiot wouldn't discover otherwise by the time they paid at the counter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:44pm pacific standard simon:

I blame society.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:44pm Uncle Michael:

Ronan was behind the kidnapping?
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:45pm Dean:

@ljfw: I know only what that post to which you link has to say about the Twitpic issue, but I'm with you. It's bullying more than a genuine disagreement about a mark. How can Twitter own "twit"? I mean, Monty Python? I know: it all turns on the likelihood of confusion. Here's where I'm an IP anarchist. I should be able to start my own company and call it General Motors ... or WFMU.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:45pm βrian:

I always confuse Frank with Woody.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Ruthann!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

I confuse Woody with Buzz.
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:47pm Dean:

@tikk: Exactly. Three Western jurists get to pretend they're literary critical experts.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:47pm Jeff Golick:

I confuse Ruth Buzzi with Ruth Gordon.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:48pm βrian:

So is Buzz just short for Haircut? I mean Edwin.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:51pm βrian:

Good lord, the wipedia says that Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:52pm listener james from westwood:

Jeff, if the mousse tastes chalky, don't eat it. (eats raw liver)
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:53pm listener james from westwood:

UM, I'll swap: I'll shop for your dishwasher if you shop for my car. The current flivver is turning its face to the wall.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:53pm still b/p:

So Weird Al borrows Blurred Lines, but his Word Crimes has NOTHING to do with the lyrics or meaning or controversies related to the original's own status as filched stuff, so it's not parody, just....borrowed for its familiarity. No one would likely care enough or be foolish enough to sue, but still interesting in terms of what one artist can do with another's material.
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:54pm Dean:

Pretty sure Weird Al secures permission, even when he wouldn't have to do so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

Weird Al asks permission...and not because he has to...but because he's a nice guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 12:55pm pacific standard simon:

I remember walking to work in Lawrence, the morning after a big storm, and passing a tree that had been hit by lightning. Split right down to the ground. What a mess.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:55pm listener james from westwood:

One of the brightest spots in Kurt Cobain's life was reportedly when Weird Al asked him if he could do up "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:55pm Dean:

Sorry, UM. I should have asked permission to copy you, even in advance of your making the utterance. So sue me.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:55pm βrian:

... which makes him truly weird. Now that's integrity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

You can expect to hear from my solicitor.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:56pm listener james from westwood:

Gotta go, the Hunter S. Thompson estate is pissed over my avatar and a process server, possibly heavily armed, is knocking on my door. ::opens window::
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:57pm βrian:

Solicitor: "What ship, sailor?"
  Fri. 9/5/14 12:57pm Dean:

That's nice. I hope your solicitor can read the sign on my door: NO SOLICITORS.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 12:57pm listener james from westwood:

Ooooh, good daily double on these 2 cuts (Dramatics/Temptations).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 12:57pm tikk:

Yeah, Weird Al defniitely clears rights, and there's royalties going the other way too. Not sure whether he learned the hard way, but there's no way, at this point, that it works any other way.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 12:58pm still b/p:

Ah, was just checking that -- didn't know about the permissions. Still think it would be more interesting in the Word Crimes instance if the song had been chosen for parody purposes instead of just for stickin' any ol' topic in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:00pm pacific standard simon:

Paul Kantner actually wrote to Robert Heinlein to ask permission to borrow some ideas for Blows Against The Empire. And Heinlein was delighted. There are so many reasons for finding this absurd, but it appears to be documented.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:00pm βrian:

Word crime: "There's two of them."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:02pm Uncle Michael:

Who borrowed from Heinlein first, Kantner or Crosby?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

In my limited experience (as a former blogger), the internet "economy" has so impoverished the notion of asking permission to reuse text/imagery/sounds/etc., that when one does actually check in about re-using something, the rights holder (or artist or whatever) is typically astonished that anyone bothered.
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:05pm Dean:

I find it fascinating how @tikk's and @Jeff Golick's recent comments push against each other.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:07pm Doug Schulkind:

In my limited experience (as a former blogger), the internet "economy" has so impoverished the notion of asking permission to reuse text/imagery/sounds/etc., that when one does actually check in about re-using something, the rights holder (or artist or whatever) is typically astonished that anyone bothered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:07pm pacific standard simon:

That's one of the absurdities. The Airplane had already recorded "Triad" without asking permission.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:08pm βrian:

You read our minds, Doug.
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:08pm Dean:

[Sniff, sniff...] Do I smell plagiarism?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:08pm Jeff Golick:

I like what Doug said much better.
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:09pm johnk77:

The Moonlighters with Bill Kirchen do
another definitive version of house of blue lights
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:09pm Dean:

See, 9th Circuit: that's parody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:09pm tikk:

Well, different economies account for differences in approach--Weird Al is (a) making money; and (b) appropriating artists with lawyers. Resort to IP law is cost-prohibitve where no one is making money.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:09pm βrian:

Read an interesting article that claims that (written) linguistic usage is beginning to evolve more via algorithms than direct human usage.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:10pm listener james from westwood:

I have some pics of Las Vegas on Flickr with fairly liberal CC licenses on them, and I'm always pleased to be asked if the images can be used. Haven't said no yet.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:11pm listener james from westwood:

Doug, you're moving into Kenny G/Kenneth Goldsmith fair-use territory/recursiveness.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:11pm Jeff Golick:

[FWIW, I'm pretty sure that we were trusted to open a download shop on behalf of a label because, some time back, we'd reached out to the label honcho prior to posting a track from said label on our blog.]
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:12pm still b/p:

Weird Al Gorithms.
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:14pm johnk77:

picture of Paul from Starship
with vip lawmaker
and other heavies
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Dianne-Feinstein-4-decades-of-influence-3968314.php#photo-3131191
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:14pm βrian:

Top 40 band: The Algorithmics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:17pm Brian in UK:

The cut that never made the album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

Right...reissue bonus track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:18pm Brian in UK:

Anyone like the last Crosby album, Croz?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:19pm Alex In Illinois:

So wait, is one of you an actual lawyer that works it Intellectual Property law?
I have a question about a site where one can purchase sheet music for a song, but the sheet music does not credit the songwriter at all, but calls it "Irish Traditional" and also claims the wrong music publishing company. Can the songwriter, the correct publishing company, and the one falsely credited all sue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:19pm Uncle Michael:

I keep hearing very good things but I haven't heard it yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:19pm Brian in UK:

Got issues with reissues 'n bonus tracks.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flim-flammery.
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:21pm Dean:

Got my bar card, but I'm not a lawyer. I have played one on radio, though. More precisely, on comments boards accompanying radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:21pm Brian in UK:

It has a clarity that eludes earlier Crosby.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:22pm βrian:

@Alex: Not a lawyer, but if there's an argument for financial loss to the copyright owner, there's probably a good case to me made.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

I thought his previous album was pretty lucid...Thousand Roads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:23pm pacific standard simon:

Wait, is that "dust" or "angst" in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:24pm tikk:

I'm an IP lawyer Alex. There haven't been lawsuits over sheet music in a long while, so far as I'm aware, but your hypothetical, assuming its accuracy, sounds like infringement. That said, I imagine showing damages would be difficult in such a case. But if your friend could easily demonsrate authorship of the work, a letter might suffice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:25pm Brian in UK:

Sorry I meant audio clarity, if you get my meaning, if you get my drift.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:25pm listener james from westwood:

Sidebar: Recipe I'm editing calls for "2½ cups butternut squash, cubed." So, 15.625 cups, then?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

Yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:27pm Brian in UK:

Priceless, james.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:28pm Brian in UK:

Shelley never recorded Brian Angel. I wonder why?
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:29pm Dean:

@james: Does it also call for square root vegetables?
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:30pm Rights-Holding (former) Musician:

If anyone is having difficulty finding the damages in music piracy, I can help.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:30pm pacific standard simon:

Be sure to toss in some pi, too. Everything's better with pi.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:31pm Alex In Illinois:

@tikk: I do not know the songwriter personally. I actually bought sheet music for Fiddler's Green, then noticed that instead of being credited to John Connolly, it said "Irish Traditional". I mentioned it on the Mudcat site, to make sure I was correct about the author, and someone there also looked up the publishing company printed at the top of the sheet music, and found that the song is not in their catalog. I think the author is British or Irish, and not a US citizen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:32pm Brian in UK:

She was in the acid scene in the water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:35pm Uncle Michael:

That she was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:37pm tikk:

I don't know the particulars, but even w/o evidence of damages, he'd probably want an injunction, b/c the mistaken sheet music is acting like a bad title deed, just waiting to be misused. I'd want to take those out of circulation to prevent any future damages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:39pm IANAL:

Just for the record.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

Holy good goddamn, this Mott cut.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

Found out via Tumblr that Basil was of greater vintage than I'd imagined. My first encounter, as for many Gen Xers, was That Video.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:45pm pacific standard simon:

This first Alice record is such a sentimental favorite for me.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:46pm still b/p:

IANAL backwards is lanai. So pleasant, reclining in any direction here on Uncle Michael's lanai.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:46pm pacific standard simon:

"Batpoem" sounds like John Cooper Clarke, but CAN'T be, can it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

Nope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 1:48pm pacific standard simon:

Another sentimental fave, the Bonzos! Sadly, must depart. Work calls.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:48pm V Priceless:

Uncle Michael!! Mott, Alice & Bonzo's - absolutely beyond superb show, my friend!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:48pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, VP!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:49pm conkrete_dawg:

Greetings, Unc. Late to the game here. Two pints in and ready to go...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

Lager?
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:50pm conkrete_dawg:

IPA
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:52pm Alex In Illinois:

@tikk: thanks. Now if only the songwriter, would do that. Same for any other songwriters whose names are replaced with "traditional __" on any other pieces of sheet music sold by that site.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:52pm conkrete_dawg:

it's soothing, even for Fall
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

I have not yet mixed alcohol and GTDR. I must amend this.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:52pm V Priceless:

great tunes to keep me motivated as I continue ripping-up three rooms of disgusting, smelly old carpet and tactless...in a hot apartment! Ugh! Ha!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:53pm βrian:

And the best weather is yet to come. Woohoo!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:53pm V Priceless:

Endless Summer is a State of Mind, IMO.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:54pm Alex In Illinois:

That's right Uncle Michael. I tell my wife that all of the time: "Fall equinox has not happened yet!"
  Fri. 9/5/14 1:55pm Dean:

"Bride Stripped Bare..." is the name of one of Duchamp's sculptures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 1:57pm Uncle Michael:

VP, I'll try to provide more tactlessness,

Thanks, Dean!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 1:57pm still b/p:

Purposeful work and accidents together creating final effect....is that what the bands liked, like Marcel?

Heard a thoughtless NPR reader the other day say, "..technically, summer's over..." No. No no. No. Very particularly wrong.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 1:59pm βrian:

(Who knew?)
A Hoople is a hoop-shaped mobility aid used by some blind and visually impaired people, and was designed to help them navigate their way over rough terrain or in a rural environment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

that's rather brilliant
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:02pm Uncle Michael:

I think there's surprising euphamistic language...considering Louvin Brothers and all...
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:03pm Pedro G.:

Thanks for making Fridays listenable Uncle M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

You can stand this crap, Pedro?

Thanks!
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:05pm Jack:

Nice set, love this old time music!
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:06pm βrian:

These commentaries must give the NSA the pip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:06pm Brian in UK:

Horace Batchelor lived in Keynsham a suburb of Bristol in the west of England. He offered people a way of winning on the football pools.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:06pm βrian:

If a Monkee took a selfie ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:07pm Brian in UK:

A simian selfie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:07pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Jack!

Thanks, Brian.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:08pm Matt:

My old man actually wrote the Rolling Stone record review for the First National Band album.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:08pm ndbob:

wow Matt
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:09pm Brian in UK:

Red Rhodes Rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:09pm Uncle Michael:

Matt! Hi...say hi to Matt everyone. that doesn't surprise me, Matt.

I've played his dad twice on this show.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:10pm Dean:

@Matt: That is very cool. I still dip into a very old paperback compilation published by RS of reviews during the late '60s and early '70s. Can't recall if this one is there. Did he write other reviews?
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:10pm Matt:

The record company used a blurb from the review on a billboard ad, "Michael Nesmith. Well, why the hell not?". He also wrote the Rolling Stone review for the Stooges, "Funhouse" album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:11pm Brian in UK:

Anyone remember the Gurney Norman story that ran through the Last Whole Earth Catalog.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:12pm Matt:

Hi everyone! I listen all the time but I'm not really one to post on playlists though I'll read what's going on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:12pm Brian in UK:

Matt that must have been 69/70.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:12pm Alex In Illinois:

W.Lee O'Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys will have to be my next musical interest.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:12pm still b/p:

Was ready to get the spoons out to play along with Some Changes Made.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:13pm ndbob:

I remember reading a RS review pf one of the Nesmith LPs - Nevada Fighter maybe - which prompted me to buy it
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:13pm Charlie:

wah-hoo
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:14pm ndbob:

speaking of W, Lee O'Daniel, you could do an entire show of songs by musicians who became politicians
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:14pm Charlie:

Back after a break. @ndbob: I'm doing fine, just healing. Stitches out Monday morning. And thanks, Michael, it's nice to be bad-ass, but I got nothin' on Matt Fiveash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:14pm Brian in UK:

Ah the days when Rolling Stone was worth picking up.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:14pm ndbob:

great Charlie!
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:15pm Dean:

Well, there it is: https://www.facebook.com/nesmithfanpage/photos/a.671912016167549.1073741829.313869838638437/671912169500867/
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:15pm Dean:

Sorry. Shoulda used a modern URL shortening tool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 9/5/14 2:16pm PMD:

Hope to hell. That's a new one.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:16pm Matt:

Yeah, it would have been '69 or '70.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:17pm Brian in UK:

Always liked the way Nes sang Thee instead of The.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:17pm Pedro G.:

Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel was a governor and U.S. senator from Texas.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:18pm Matt:

Yeah, that's the review! Cool.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:19pm Pedro G.:

Too bad Pappy O'Daniel never ran for president against Louisiana's governor Jimmie "You Are My Sunshine" Davis. A musical face-off.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:19pm Jack:

You're killing me, can't work...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:21pm Uncle Michael:

I apologize...insincerely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:22pm Brian in UK:

Are you hand cranking this one, Uncle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:23pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, with my other hand.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:24pm βrian:

Born in the basement, and never brought up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:26pm Uncle Michael:

Going to Matt's dad's gigs when I was 19 has a lot to do with my continued interest in music I'm previously unfamiliar with.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:29pm βrian:

Speaking of basements, how has the tornado season been in Wichita?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:30pm Uncle Michael:

Worse than here, I think.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:30pm Alex In Illinois:

I would not be surprised if someone were to sample the intro to the Pony Express song, as well as that similar part near the end, and make a song out of just those parts.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:30pm βrian:

Ach. Topeka, I meant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:31pm Uncle Michael:

It's been a really pleasant summer, in the main. never got sent to the basement one...so far.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:31pm Matt:

I don't listen to as much WFMU as I used to but since I found out about Hinky Dinky Time, I think it's sort of cool to listen to some 'FMU emanating from approximately the same longitudinal coordinate as me.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:33pm ndbob:

Where are you Matt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:33pm Brian in UK:

Great show, Uncle. Better get the stir frying.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:33pm Matt:

Nebraska
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:34pm Uncle Michael:

It's also pretty cool to have a listener I've actually met once...though Matt doesn't recall meeting me. He was with his dad the last time I ran into his dad, at an Elvis Costello concert in Kansas City.

Thanks Brian...enjoy the stirring...it's not the destination, it's the journey.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:34pm ndbob:

Ah.. my father was from Omaha - had lots of family there, but no one there now
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:35pm Brian in UK:

Are there any listeners in Wyoming or Montana?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:35pm Uncle Michael:

How could there not be? I ask you.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:36pm ndbob:

I came close when I was living in North Dakota
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:37pm Brian in UK:

Have a great weekend everyone.
  Fri. 9/5/14 2:38pm Matt:

It's not just the longitude, I like the music. Unfortunately, I gotta cut out to get some lunch before work but I'll probably catch what I missed on archive. Incidentally, I spent a week in Montana last year and it was amazing. If I ever have the chance to move there, I will listen to WFMU, so it has that going for it, along with some amazing scenery. Have a good one, fellas!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:38pm listener james from westwood:

The past 20 min of Hinky Dinky Time have been my soundtrack for (a) being offered editing work, (b) being praised just short of canonization for other recent editing/proofing work, and (c) getting paid for said work. Glowing over here.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:38pm βrian:

Riders of the Purple Sage?
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:39pm listener james from westwood:

UM, nobody's gonna say no if you start doing a Wednesday a.m. show as a midweek stopgap.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:40pm still b/p:

Ah, there it is behind ya....I thought about Wanderin' Star several times since hearing it last week....and how a Lee Marvin / later-period Leonard Cohen duet could be somethin' with that number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:43pm Uncle Michael:

James, you haven't met my wife,

And congrats!

Bye Matt...thanks for dropping by.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:44pm still b/p:

@ LJFW -- You oughta read a local magazine I saw recently that actually credits the copy editor and proofreader up front -- and I don't know how common that is -- and then offers an are-you-kiddin'-me? pile of material that suggests no such staffers had anything to do with it. I don't get it.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:49pm listener james from westwood:

In books, CE and proofers don't always get mentioned—sometimes the CE gets a nod in the author's acknowledgments, and sometimes, far more rarely, the proofer and CE are credited on the copyright page—but in magazines (tho' less so in scholarly journals) it's more common to see CEs and proofers thanked. It could be those staffers or freelancers, in the case of that magazine, were snowed under working for multiple titles for that publisher, but you never know. If it's a family operation, the top brass may not be objective enough to see their kin aren't living up to their job descriptions.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:50pm listener james from westwood:

@UM: Thanks! Having GTDR and FMU on during, oh, 100% of that work has to have helped its accuracy. And its doer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:52pm Uncle Michael:

This one of those songs that seems like less of a good idea when it's actually playing. Happens...
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:54pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Another last minute hello to all & thanks to Unc for anudder gem of a show despite network AV receiver failure on my end ( don't mess around with DLNA setting if you're a Luddite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:55pm Uncle Michael:

Don't touch.

Thanks, Kevin!
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:55pm ndbob:

excellent show UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:56pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone...see you next week.
Avatar Fri. 9/5/14 2:56pm northguineahills:

Superb show, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:57pm Mike East:

i spent the three hours trying to download additional content for Logic, and therefore didn't tune in trying to save bandwidth...and it just gave me an error saying to check my internet connection...which was solid. very frustrating. Looks like I missed a groovy show. Seeya next week!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:57pm Charlie:

great show, UM, thanks for the tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 2:57pm Todd76Pct:

Non-stop goodness today, Unk! Thanks!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

Capital Carter closer and cover! Thanks, UM, for the great sendoff into the weekend. Always a pleasure. Be well and be safe, all!
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 2:59pm Charlie:

I liked the Fut track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 3:00pm Parq:

Hi, Uncle Michael. I never knew before that the Carter Family, Mother Maybell and all, were on the bill at San Quentin that day. Wow. Just wow.
Avatar    Fri. 9/5/14 3:01pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 3:01pm tikk:

Great show as always. Thanks Uncle Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 9/5/14 3:01pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks friends...take care!
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