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Options January 1, 2015: New Schmear

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Philip Corner  The Gymnopédies - First   Options Satie Slowly  Unseen Worlds  2014  CD    *   0:00:00 ()
Gulaab  Die Zeit   Options Ritt Dureh den Hades  Merlin's Nose  2014  CD  From 1979  *   0:06:12 ()
Rhyton  Pannychis   Options Kykeon  Thrill Jockey  2014  LP    *   0:09:18 ()
Faust  Gammes   Options j US t  Bureau B  2014  CD    *   0:16:52 ()
Lucas Perný and Miloslav Kollar  Scorpio Taurus   Options Theatrum Mundi  No Label  2014  MP3  You can find it on the FMA  *   0:21:24 ()
Beverley  Happy New Year   Options On Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman  Ace  2008  CD  From 1966    0:26:39 ()
Fred Rogers  The Clown in Me   Options Let's Be Together Today  Small World  1968  LP      0:28:42 ()
ABBA  Felicidad   Options Éxitos Eternos  Universal Music Latino  2005  CD  From 1980    0:31:29 ()
 
Camera Obscura  Happy New Year   Options Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi  Merge  2001  CD      0:47:08 ()
Jacqueline Taïeb  Bienvenue au pays   Options Ultra Chicks Volume 4: Yé Yé Girls  No Label  1999  CD-R  From 1967    0:50:45 ()
Gal Pals  Right String   Options   No Label  2014  MP3  More FMA stuff. Download here  *   0:53:14 ()
The Pink Tiles  Mourning   Options The Pink Tiles  Cobra Snake Necktie / Love & Theft  2014  LP      0:55:53 ()
The Gist  Public Girls   Options Embrace the Herd  Rough Trade  1981  LP      0:57:23 ()
The League of Gentlemen  Minor Man   Options Robert Fripp/The League of Gentlemen  Polydor  1981  LP  Vocal: Danielle Dax    1:00:46 ()
Autobodies  High Wire   Options Bodywork EP  Autobodies  2014  45    *   1:04:21 ()
Mittagspause  In Der Tat   Options Mittagspause  Cien Fuegos  2014  LP  From 1979  *   1:07:10 ()
Creation Rebel  Last Sane Dream   Options Threat to Creation  Anthology  2014  LP  From 1981  *   1:09:42 ()
Dif Juz  The Dub Song   Options Who Says So?  Red Flame  1983  LP      1:13:06 ()
Be Bop Deluxe  Fair Exchange   Options Sunburst Finish  Harvest  1976  LP      1:17:22 ()
The Knife  We Share Our Mother's Health (Shaken-Up Version)   Options Shaken-Up Versions  Mute  2014  CD    *   1:21:57 ()
Dinah Washington with the Cootie Williams Orchestra  Resolution Blues   Options Original Queen of Soul  Fantastic Voyage  2014  CD  From 1947  *   1:26:20 ()
 
 
Single File: a bunch of random 45s played in a row
Peggy Lee  Boston Beans   Options single  Capitol  1961  45      1:35:52 ()
El Chicano  Coming Home Baby   Options single  Kapp  1970  45      1:37:59 ()
Rita Coolidge  Crazy Love   Options single  A&M  1970  45      1:41:04 ()
The Soul Clan  That's How It Feels   Options single  Atlantic  1968  45      1:44:09 ()
Carl Belew & Betty Jean Robinson  You're the One   Options single  Decca  1972  45      1:47:48 ()
The Wedding Present  Pleasant Valley Sunday   Options single  RCA/BMG  1992  45      1:50:56 ()
Divinyls  Heart Telegraph   Options single  Chrysalis  1985  45      1:55:44 ()
Spirit of Us  He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother   Options single  Viva  1970  45      2:00:20 ()
 
Buster Carter and Preston Young  It's Hard to Be Loved and Can't Be Loved   Options Lead Kindly Light  Dust-to-Digital  2014  CD  From 1931  *   2:14:32 ()
Al Workman  The Whole Thing   Options Northwest Country Jukebox 1960s: Wiley Sounds Studios, Tacoma, WA  Dog Recordings  2014  CD    *   2:17:06 ()
Jeannie C. Riley  My Scrapbook   Options Yearbooks and Yesterdays  Plantation  1969  LP      2:19:48 ()
Hank Williams  Alone and Forsaken   Options Alone with His Guitar  Mercury  2000  CD  From 1949    2:22:59 ()
Townes Van Zandt  She Came and She Touched Me   Options Our Mother the Mountain  Tomato  1978  LP  From 1969    2:25:13 ()
The Rebel  Dark as a Dungeon   Options Krot  Monofonus Press  2014  LP    *   2:28:54 ()
Townes Van Zandt  Lungs   Options Townes Van Zandt  Tomato  1989  LP  From 1969    2:32:22 ()
Don Muro  It's Been So Long   Options Souffrances et Extases du Jeune Amour  Flannelgraph  2014  LP  From 1974  *   2:34:48 ()
Robert Lester Folsom  Another Sunday Morning   Options Ode to a Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975  Kemado  2014  CD  today kinda feels like a Sunday! a song of hope!  *   2:39:24 ()
Mick Stevens  There's a New Day Coming On   Options Going Home EP  Branco  2014  EP  From 1978  *   2:42:01 ()
Dos  New Year's Waltz   Options Dos y Dos  Clenched Wrench/Org Music  2012  CD      2:44:56 ()
Tom Waits  Old Shoes   Options The Early Years Vol. 2  Manifesto/Bizarre/Planet  1993  CD  From 1971    2:49:04 ()
Bill Fay  Be Not So Fearful   Options Bill Fay  Esoteric  2005  CD  From 1970    2:52:45 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/1/15 9:03am V Priceless:

Happy Newbie, Joe! All the best to ya!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 9:05am duke:

2015 is here whether we like it or not
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:05am fred:

Happy new year Joe and listeners
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:06am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Happy MMXV Joe and everyone! Nice mellow Satie vibes for my mild hangover, thanks...
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:07am Brendan:

Hey Joe this is hey wonderful piece of music for those hung over. Happy new year
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:09am Cool John:

Starting the new year with Joe and WFMU. Let's make it a good one everybody.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:09am Joe McG:

Happy New Year, everybody. I hope 2015 brings you peace and happiness. And a comfortable pair of shoes.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Joe, and McGaskians all over the place. Ah, Thursday morning:-)
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:09am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Gulaab has a bit of a Durutti Column thing going on here... totally new to me (but from '79?)
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 9:10am KP:

Happy New Year, Joe!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:15am Joe McG:

@CWE: Yes, I can hear that! Serious German hippie dude playing with electronics on his geetar. Happy one, Sem, Cool John, KP, Brendan, fred, duke, VP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:16am dale:

happy twenty-something. recently got some new skechers with memory foam joe, so i'm good to go.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:18am Joe McG:

@dale: Ha ha! Sometimes I wear my Sketchers when I'm on the radio, but today I'm sporting my navy blue Pumas with purple piping.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:22am dale:

the memory foam is a little disconcerting at first. you feel like you're walking in a bouncy house.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:24am Sem Chumbo:

Is there such a thing as memory foam Alzheimers?
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:25am Joe McG:

I would love to have bouncy houses on my feet. I often dream I'm in a bouncy house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:29am FernandoBelmondo:

Happy New Shoes, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:29am dale:

i was just listening to this song this morning. there's a demo version that randy sings as well, just piano - no wall of sound sound.
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:29am steve:

hey Joe! hny everyone!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:31am Sem Chumbo:

Comfy shoes and a comfy Fred Rogers cardigan. Now that's living.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:32am Joe McG:

@dale: Ooh, do you have that? Would love to hear it.
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:32am Marc:

Clowns are creepy.
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:32am steve:

that was the perfect song with which to start my year
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:33am Brendan:

Shoe check everybody. What are you wearing today
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:34am Sem Chumbo:

bedazzled Birkenstocks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:35am DCE:

happy New Year to all, and good morning. Nursing any bad hangovers?
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:35am Brendan:

I'm with you Joe... wearing my comfy Pumas -blue suede with a white stripe
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:36am Brendan:

Hot shoe burning down the Avenue
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:37am dale:

mr. newman:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:39am DCE:

I celebrated by watching Gimme Shelter with my wife. Feeling fine today.
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:39am Brendan:

Oh wake ye drowsy sleepers
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:39am Moe:

I'm wide awake! and making buckwheat pancakes...
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 9:39am PKNY:

Happy New Year, Joe and ur'body!

The craziest thing I did last night was take a shot of Nyquil at 11:50 to prime me for bed. Man, I'm old. But I'm sure glad not to be laid out this morning!
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:41am Brendan:

Best hangover cure is live pickle eel
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:42am Brendan:

Or if you can't get that try genuine imitation Elk meat
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 9:43am PKNY:

Here's the link to that Lucas Perny, just downloaded it:

freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:43am dale:

wife wanted to watch something new years eve-y, so watched dick clark baloney. my one and only viewing of fergie and megan trainor (sp?) and some other white chick rapper with angry looking people doing jazzersize behind them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:44am fred:

I do need new shoes after tearing my best pair. There will be sales soon, which would be ideal. But good cowboy boots are not cheap over here, and I haven't saved enough for the marathon, so shoes will probably have to wait
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:47am Sem Chumbo:

@fred:Y at-il pas de bons cordonniers à Paris?
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:47am KP:

Ah, the old days
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:48am Joe McG:

Thanks, PKNY! And thanks Fred, for sacrificing your excellent footwear for WFMU.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:49am maja:

Gelukkig nieuwjaar Joe and all. The light of this first day is already going salmon and fading. For me a long walk around a quiet lake worked and now i'll be surfing in this surface noise with you all. great start of the year, thanks!! go joe go!
  Thu. 1/1/15 9:50am mrmucho:

Hi Joe, thanks for opening with the Satie, a perfect start to '15.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:51am Joe McG:

Lovely image, maja, thank you! You bet, mrmucho! It felt nice to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:54am fred:

@Sem: There is an excellent cobbler nearby, but there are limits to what he can do. A 2" tear in the leather exceeds those
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:55am listener james from westwood:

Good 2015 to all and good Thursday, Joe! Thanks for the New Year's Gal Pals!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 9:55am Guido from Cologne:

Happy new year Joe and everyone!
I'm half-dead still, not from alcohol but from food poixonkng.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:57am fred:

@mrmucho: that was nice indeed. After the second installment of Joy in Repetition, I wasn't surprised to count Joe in Satie's faction
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 9:58am Joe McG:

Oh, no, Guido! So terrible. I hope you feel better soon! Hey, LJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 9:58am fred:

@Guido: get well soon. I struggled with that earlier this week, it definitely sucks. Almost ruined a great dance show for me.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:02am Nanker de Tucson:

Nice R Fripp tune

HAPPY 2015 to ALL !
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:05am Guido from Cologne:

Thank youu 4 the wishes my friendds.
Let's hope the first day appearrs as the worst day.
This will make me satisfied.
Anyway starting Satie was just perfect and this show is pretty uplifting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:05am dale:

danielle pre-lemon kittens?
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:06am Paul D:

Happy New Year ;)
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:08am Joe McG:

@dale: It says on the cover "Danielle Dax courtesy of Lemon Kittens," so I think it was already a going concern! Hey, PD!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:09am Guido from Cologne:

I think lemon kittens were zbout the same time, some 1981ish
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:10am dale:

dark adapted eye has some great stuff on it. i have her solo cd after that too, not as memorable but still fine.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:11am Joe McG:

I like her cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows." But then, I like everybody's cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:12am dale:

yes, that's on that second solo cd. that's the standout cut to me as well
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:12am Guido from Cologne:

Pop Eyes is an absolute killer DIY-album. Danielle was never better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:13am dale:

maybe that's a show - 3 hours of tomorrow never knows.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:13am Sem Chumbo:

Attracting quite a crowd to this musical fête this morning, Joe.Calls for perhaps a tiny taste of Nova Scotia: www.savourns.com...
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:14am Guido from Cologne:

Mittagspause is the root-band for Fehlfarben, featuring bridfly a pre-DAF Robert Goerl.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:15am Joe McG:

Yum, looks good, Sem! @Guido: What does "In Der Tat" mean? I'd like to think it means "In the Muscle"!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:17am Guido from Cologne:

It means "In Fact", though "Tat" directly trenlates to "act"
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:18am Mark:

Really enjoying the triply vibe of Dif Juz and Creation Rebel...
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:18am Joe McG:

@Guido: Thanks! Still a good title, but not quite as good as "In the Muscle"! :)
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:18am V Priceless:

wow! Cool Be Bop track!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:21am mrmucho:

There are a couple of BBD clips on youtube worth watching for Nelson's guitar playing. Dude could play.
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:21am Guido from Cologne:

:-)
It is a kind of old fashioned German ... but very distinctively German.
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:21am V Priceless:

love the "Live in The Air Age" version of this
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:23am b k:

Only time I ever saw Be-Bop Deluxe was on a bill with The Jam and Blue Oyster Cult in Wheeling,West Virginia.
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:24am Guido from Cologne:

Better translation:
"Indeed" as "in deed".
... as an approval.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/1/15 10:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

Enjoy your pumpkin soup today, all you Haitians out there. Bonne Année!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:27am Joe McG:

@bk: Wow, what a weird bill! The Jam? @Ken: Yum, pumpkin soup!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:27am Guido from Cologne:

Pumpkin soup!
No pumkins available currently over here.
What a shame ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:29am DCE:

harsh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:29am fred:

Dinah Washington... this officially made my day
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:31am b k:

Yes,even then it was an odd bill.(you know me better as listener #12622,Joe)
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:32am V Priceless:

@ b k - wow! cool bill! I have to assume that was the Jam pre-"Sound Affects", when, personally, I still thought they were great! Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:32am Kurt Gottschalk:

no promises 're murder reso.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:32am DCE:

never made a resolution, but I will take the McGasko challenge and resolve not to tie anybody in a sack and throw them in a river
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:33am kat330:

Yeah, Joe, mo' money! Sending you wishes for such in 2015!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:36am KP:

Underachievers Please Try Harder
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:37am Joe McG:

Thanks, kat! DCE! Kurt!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:37am kat330:

Happy New Year, one and all!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:38am Brendan:

Can't wait to hear the next song you know what follows beans
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:38am SeanG:

Beantown baby! Hola Joe!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am maja:

that's my goal as well! make more money!I really really need to develop my trade skills this year...it's ...just
Friends, go to my amateuristic website and see my paintings logbook of my life in oil and watercolorurs, they are for sale!!!!
www.marjazomer.nl (sailing through Holland and painting it)
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am Sem Chumbo:

@ Brendan:I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weiner?
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am b k:

It was Be Bop Deluxe"s "Drastic Plastic" tour.Their final one,I think.And The Jams First US tour.And BOC in the Godzilla era.
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am kat330:

A question on a recent APOD page pondered "What's Creating Methane on Mars?" I answered that easily in their discussion forum: Beefheart knew. It's the Big Eyed Beans from Venus.
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am KP:

DCE, let's not be hasty
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:39am Joe McG:

Wow, they're really beautiful, Maja!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:40am Mark:

This El Chicano track is bitchin'...
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:41am V Priceless:

sorry for your loss, Joe - been there! Onward and upward for 2015!

@ b k - Jam first US? Great stuff! BOC always great! Plus, of course, BBD - Cool!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:41am Joe McG:

Thanks, VP, much appreciate the thought!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 10:42am Guido from Cologne:

organ sound is a bit like Larry Young
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:42am Sem Chumbo:

Lovely Rita:-)
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:43am kat330:

@marja: I second, Joe -- lovely work!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:43am maja:

thank you joe! spread the word: FOR SALE!! (hahahaha) Love you all wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:44am DCE:

1970 was a great year for organs, Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:44am sugarwolf:

Sorry to hear about your father and otherwise lousy year, Joe. Hope 2015 is an improvement!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:45am Joe McG:

@sugarwolf: I'm sure it will be! Thanks so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:47am sugarwolf:

This year I want to read all the books I bought last year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:47am Stanley:

Woke up this new year's morning, thought to turn on WFMU, as you do and was greeted to a long one note track followed by what sounded like someone trying to clear his throat. I just love this station.
Currently grooving in the kitchen, keep it up Joe.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:47am Joe McG:

Ah, Stanley, that's what we're all about. Thanks, and happy new year!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:48am maja:

@kat330, thank you!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:50am Joe McG:

Sugarwolf has a good resolution. Anybody else have a good one besides murder (stay away from Kurt)?
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:50am steve:

loving the show today. 2015s going great so far!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:52am Joe McG:

Thanks for joining me, Steve!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:53am KP:

Super Pleasant Valley Sunday
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:56am dale:

was having some french toast and washing dishes (not at same time) but am back. joe - i was told that if you put change face side up on you windowsill outside that you will have good fortune. worth a try, even with canadian change.
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:57am steve:

My New Years res last year was spend at least 15 minutes a day every day working on getting my little one man business off the ground, and document what I've done every day in a notebook. it appears to have worked but now this years is to actually make some dam money!
  Thu. 1/1/15 10:57am kat330:

@Joe McG: I don't do resolutions usually, but just now thought how I'll try not to waste my time with people who take more than they give back, whether that's in their time or other resources. Problem is it requires some time usually to figure out who the takers are.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:57am listener james from westwood:

Deep dive into the Divinyls much appreciated!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 10:58am Joe McG:

@dlae: I'll give it a go! @steve: Congrats! I'm sure in 2015 it will be ever forward. @kat330: How does that lyric in "The End" go? "In the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make." Hopefully!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 10:59am dale:

i touch myself sometimes, but then i feel really ashamed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:00am fred:

@kat330: sounds like a good plan, as long as you still take time to share some of your creative output with us
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/1/15 11:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

I have nothing for 2015, but I'm thinking about putting off procrastinating until 2016.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:01am dale:

gorgeous art maja - especially the misty landscapes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:03am Andrew Waterloo:

My New Years resolution is to eat more junk food.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:03am kat330:

@fred: Oh, it will always be found here or there -- but more there, apparently. ;) Yet also "here" now in the local Lullville area air- and streamwaves, which I guess is like locavore music. Ck. out my SC and BC and FMA from time to time.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:03am Mike Sin:

Well all right! Happy new year to Joe and his listeners! So glad to be waking up on the first morning of 2015 listening to this show! Gentleman Joe's show always makes me feel positive.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:04am Joe McG:

@Andrew: Ha! Shouldn't be hard to achieve!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:04am Joe McG:

Hey, Mike! Nice words from a truly nice man. Happy new year!
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:04am kat330:

@fred: Oh, and Bonne Année to you, too!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:05am maja:

agree with steve, groovy and i've cried, warm welcome tears and danced wild on the music and thought about old things and smoked and remembered and the show is my train going all along the different places. but writing is a burden so... just want to say very nice to be to share this place, with you all but now i'm almost melting ... wath the hell is this?
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:05am kat330:

@Mike: Happy New Year, Mr. Sin!
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:06am Brendan:

The grand arrangement of chorus vocals on the He aint heavy version song reminds me of a movie I saw on TCM last night showing some vintage Elvis concerts. He had some phenomenal back up singers and musicians around him and the music was suitably arranged to showcase them that really impressed me
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:06am maja:

Uplifting?
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:09am V Priceless:

Christina Amphlett
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:09am pop:

Chrissie Amphlett - divinely
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:09am pop:

Divinyls that is
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:14am PeterRarebit:

At this moment, I'm writing a novel set in Catholic school in 1980. Please play whatever I was listening to then, from WPGC, and I'll be good. Something nunny-priesty-abusivey. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:19am dale:

ha ha! bunches and gobs of woman, there....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:20am Andrew Waterloo:

wow.. Mario Kart 8 expansion pack is over 1 gigabyte.,,,
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:22am Joe McG:

Erk, sorry for that last one, played the wrong track! I try to avoid "my girlfriend is so fat" songs.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:23am Brendan:

Bunches and gobs ha ha Ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:24am dale:

i was hoping to hear some hank or rick nelson today, both lost on new years day
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:25am SeanG:

just found out about the term,"rickrolling"--hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:25am dale:

did townes van zandt do a cover of this alone and forsaken? he has some tunes that have that minor key gothic thing going on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:26am dale:

holy crap - that was freaky!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:26am KP:

heh
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:26am Joe McG:

Mini-tirbute to the gone boys of New Year's Day....
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:27am Joe McG:

@dale: I think you're thinking of "Waiting Round to Die."
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:28am fleep:

Greetings from chilly Los Angeles, Joe and Noise fans. A crisp new 2015 awaits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:29am dale:

i didn't realize townes died on new years. i remember merideth ochs did a big show when he passed
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:30am blee:

@fleep Crispy New Years indeed.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:31am Joe McG:

Hey. fleep! After burning up in the summer, now it's time to get frosty!
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:31am V Priceless:

this is a bit Hearty Whitesque!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:33am fred:

Great set Joe! Nice to hear something else from Jeannie C. Riley, and a good one too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:34am dale:

i love the documentary about townes- over the closing credits he's just putting on different trucker caps with feed mill names and such and trying not to laugh
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:35am KP:

Who would win the gloom & doom showdown: Townes, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, Richard Thompson, Gene Clark
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:37am kat330:

@KP: Not Newman. He's always got "I Love L.A." and "You've Got a Friend in Me" to offset anything too cynical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:38am dale:

remember the mad tv randy newman/rob zombie duets?
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:39am kat330:

And add Nick Cave to that list.
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:43am KP:

but does he really Love LA?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:43am dale:

jackson c. frank. nick drake....
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:43am Joe McG:

@KP: I think Thompson wins. "The End of the Rainbow" is the bleakest song ever written.
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:43am KP:

Nick Cave has gloom cornered.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:44am kat330:

@Joe & KP: But then Thompson did that marvelous cover of Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...noirce to have a Thur. off & New Years dawgity digging yer playlist Mr. JM in the A.M. Sir...
- btw, Thx Again for your unfailing patience & politeness w/ practical Pledging matters...
...Mark Lanegan deserves a seat @ the Glum Puppet table...Shoot - so many of my faves sittin' there !!...
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:47am Sem Chumbo:

Memorable start to the new year, Joe McG, much appreciated, and hope to hear you again next Thursday, if the gods allow.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:47am kat330:

@RR: Yeah, I was just noticing how I've covered so many in KP's list!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:48am Joe McG:

No problem, RRN63, thanks for joining in! @Sem: If the good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Matt Johnson, Ed KaSpell...a certain Ian Curtis...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:49am fred:

Speaking of gloom... my favorite record of last year was Farthest South's Neurim, featuring listener Yair. Not a cheerful record, even though I don't understand a word of it. Just a great one
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:50am kat330:

Tom's voice never sounded so silken -- or hasn't since.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:52am Joe McG:

@fred: I'll check it out! I like that Bohren and der Club of Gore record for gloom from 2014.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:52am melinda:

One of my favorite Tom Waits songs.
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:53am kat330:

@Joe McG: So glad I tuned in this brand-spankin' new year / And thanks for all your good cheer!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks so much for listening and commenting, everybody. I hope you all have a GLORIOUS 2015! Be not fearful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:55am fred:

@Joe: it's probably in the station's library, but in case it isn't it's available here: farthestsouth.bandcamp.com
Avatar    Thu. 1/1/15 11:55am V Priceless:

back at you, Joe! Thank-you! You rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:56am LilyAbigale:

Than you for the best, first WFMU listen oif the brand spankingnew year!
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:56am SeanG:

have a great 2015 everyone
     Thu. 1/1/15 11:56am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/1/15 11:56am fred:

Again, happy new year Joe, and thanks for coming to the station at this early hour today
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:57am Mike Sin:

Really great show, Joe! Thanks for making the first morning of 2015 quite special! Happy new year everyone!
  Thu. 1/1/15 11:57am Julia:

that was a pretty tune! I had to come and look at the playlist. Thanks for a great show.
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:57am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Thanks for another great show Joe. A perfect start to my year. Wishing you a splendiferous 2015!
Avatar Thu. 1/1/15 11:59am maja:

bye thanks
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