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Porky and Daffy in "You Ought to Be in Pictures," 1940

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Petra Haden  Cinema Paradiso   Options Petra Goes to the Movies  Anti 
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0:00:00 ()
Dionne Warwick  Message to Michael   Options collection  Scepter    0:02:54 ()
Daffy Duck and Porky Pig  You Ought to Be in Pictures (excerpt)   Options Loony Tunes cartoon  Warner Bros.     
The Boswell Sisters  You Oughta Be in Pictures   Options 78 (originally)  Brunswick    0:06:34 ()
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire  Pick Yourself Up, from Swing Time   Options Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at RKO  Rhino    0:09:48 ()
Albert Whelan with the Jay Wilbur Orchestra  My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies   Options Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Pre-History of the Bonzos (various artists)  Lightning Tree    0:14:30 ()
Kermit & Fozzie  Movin' Right Along   Options The Muppet Movie (soundtrack)  Atlantic    0:17:22 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Keith Mansfield 
Hollywood Premiere   Options Time to Fly  KPM    0:20:18 ()
Orson Welles  excerpt   Options F for Fake   
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0:24:04 ()
The Sixths  Movies in My Head (vocal: Georgia Hubley)   Options Wasps' Nests  London    0:24:32 ()
Elaine Stritch  Broadway Baby   Options At Liberty  DRG    0:28:26 ()
Rock Follies cast  Talking Pictures   Options Rock Follies  Island    0:32:05 ()
Sonic Youth  Kissability   Options Daydream Nation  Blast First/Mute    0:35:03 ()
Eva Bartok  Don't Touch Me   Options Hollywood Actors Sing  Master Classics    0:38:14 ()
Pete Wingfield  Eighteen With a Bullet   Options 7-inch single  Island    0:39:54 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Medeski, Martin & Wood 
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?   Options Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach (various artists)  Tzadik    0:43:18 ()
Kirsty MacColl  You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby   Options Galore  I.R.S. 
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0:47:11 ()
Buck Owens  Act Naturally   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Capitol    0:49:47 ()
The Roches  Mr. Sellack   Options The Roches  Warner Bros.    0:52:05 ()
The Equals  The Guy Who Made Her a Star   Options Baby, Come Back  RCA    0:56:06 ()
James Copp  Peaches and Myrtle   Options James Copp 3  Liberty Music Shops    0:59:02 ()
Dory Previn  Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign   Options Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign  United Artists    1:02:24 ()
David Essex  Rock On   Options 7-inch single  Columbia    1:06:40 ()
The Clash  The Right Profile   Options London Calling  Epic 
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1:09:48 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alan Hawkshaw 
Sky Train   Options The Road Forward (KPM Library 1192)  KPM    1:13:41 ()
10cc  Somewhere in Hollywood   Options Sheet Music  UK/London    1:16:21 ()
Elaine Stritch  Can You Use Any Money Today?   Options At Liberty  DRG    1:22:51 ()
Ethel Merman  Ridin' High   Options Ethel's Ridin' High  London    1:25:54 ()
Ronee Blakley  Tapedeck in His Tractor   Options Nashville (soundtrack)  ABC    1:28:42 ()
Quasi  Fuck Hollywood   Options The Sword of God  Touch and Go    1:30:58 ()
David Bowie  Life on Mars?   Options Hunky Dory  RCA    1:35:43 ()
Jackie Curtis  Who Are You   Options Superstar in a Housedress   
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1:39:20 ()
Joseph Goldstein  excerpt from a lecture on impermanence   Options Satipatthana Sutta Series  Insight Meditation Society/Forest Refuge     
Jeannie C. Riley  If You Could Read My Mind   Options Jeannie  Plantation    1:42:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:46:00 ()
The Pulse  Can Can Girl   Options 7-inch single  Atco    1:48:57 ()
Elaine Stritch  Something Good   Options At Liberty  DRG    1:51:39 ()
Nilsson  The Cast and Crew, from Skidoo   Options The Mad, Mad World of Soundtracks (various artists)  Motor    1:53:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros. 
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1:57:23 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Charlie and all! Porky, whatever Daffy's telling you to do, don't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

GOOD AFTERNOON!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:03pm Charlie:

Hello there, LJFW, and bobDOESthings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:04pm mauri:

hellou sir nada. ah burts the best
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:05pm Charlie:

Hi, mauri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:08pm listener james from westwood:

That right-hand Bacall pic ... whoa.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:09pm Dominick:

Go right in there and ask Leon for a raise
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:11pm listener james from westwood:

Name that film: "Silly showgirls in gooey gowns! 'Two-three-kick-turn! Turn-turn-kick-turn!' It's enough to make you puke!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

Here we are at Schwab's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:12pm doctorjazz:

Great start...love Petra and the tracks following, gotta go to a movie theater...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:12pm listener james from westwood:

I'll take an egg cream with a side of bombshell.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:12pm Charlie:

ljfw: she had great looks
hi Dominick & Uncle Michael!
and doctorjazz too :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:15pm Parq:

Hi all. Digging the old movie stuff. Sorry I missed Petra. I like her movie stuff a lot. I probably should just break down and buy the album.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:16pm testingwithfire:

@ListenerJames: sounds like John Waters to me but I can't think of what movie it would be. Good afternoon Charlie and fellow Ne'er-do-things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:17pm listener james from westwood:

@twf: Good guess, but not Waters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

I know where it's from so I won't tell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:18pm listener james from westwood:

My Oscar prediction: This program will be 10000x better than the Oscars.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:18pm Charlie:

hey there Parq & testingwithfire!
have a seat in the casting call hallway...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:19pm listener james from westwood:

I can walk from where I now sit to the theater where I saw this film as a lad. This pleases me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:21pm My name is Mrs. Norman Maine.:

I'd like to thank all the little people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:21pm Webhamster Henry:

All those stars that never were are parking cars and pumping gas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:21pm bobdoesthings:

@unclemichael - what about the tall people? your prejudice against us tallies?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:21pm listener james from westwood:

[Billy Barty flashes thumbs-up.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:23pm listener james from westwood:

The Muppet Movie really was perfect, wasn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:29pm listener james from westwood:

Can't mistake Stritch!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:30pm Charlie:

Yeah, the Muppet Movie was pretty perfect!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:30pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:30pm Charlie:

Yes, @Webhamster Henry, yes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:31pm Webhamster Henry:

The version from Follies in Concert Live/1985 is better.. she sounds 120 years old there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:31pm Parq:

Some shit about Alan Rickman, eh? Man, i dug his work -- the finest movie actor of our time, IMO, with apologies to Ford and Hanks. Read this -- it says it all.
www.vulture.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:31pm listener james from westwood:

Saw many a lineup for a cattle-call outside various Midtown offices when I worked near Rockefeller Center. Seemed like a rough beat.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:36pm testingwithfire:

Nice memorial to Alan Rickman from the Bloggess: thebloggess.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:37pm listener james from westwood:

The quote above, BTW, is Roger De Bris from "The Producers."
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:42pm Charlie:

re: "I'd like to thank the little people" -- www.boredpanda.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:46pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie.

Alan Rickman another 69 year old passed.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:50pm Charlie:

Hi Brian in UK, that's the number of the week, apparently.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:50pm dcp:

Wow thanks for Buck Owens. Is he the anti-Bowie? JUST KIDDING. JEEZE
  Thu. 1/14/16 12:51pm Listening Out There:

Buck = One of Bakersfield, CA's finest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:52pm doctorjazz:

ROCHES!!!!!
(1st album was worn through from overplaying.)
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:54pm Charlie:

love love love this album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:55pm Parq:

"Since I've seen you last, I've waited for some things that you would not believe to come true" -- one of the most poignant and personally resonant lines I've ever heard in a song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 12:55pm mauri:

makes me happy everytime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:56pm doctorjazz:

Gotta go back and clean behind the Steam Table...
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:58pm dcp:

huh. I usually listen to the mono stream with one ear piece. Couldn't figure out why this Equals tune didn't have any drums...
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:58pm Charlie:

sweeping up over by the cigarette machine...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 12:59pm Brian in UK:

Just been through Brixton saw the Bowie wall and all the flowers/tributes, very moving. Constant stream of people passing by.

Eddie Grant wrote a song called Electric Avenue which is just round the corner from the wall where the street market is.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 12:59pm dcp:

is it a sin to like the Equals more than Bowie?? Man. I feel stupid.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:01pm Charlie:

Brian -- there's a real Electric Avenue?
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:02pm Charlie:

dcp -- we can like the Equals and Bowie too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Yeah Jim Copp's "Adult" material!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:02pm Jeff Golick:

S'up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:03pm Brian in UK:

Oh yes Charlie, right by Atlantic Road.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:03pm Charlie:

Hey, Jeff, good to see ya.
Yup, love that stuff, Henry, glad you caught it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:04pm Brian in UK:

That's Hedley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Valley of the Dolls coming up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:04pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, if the theme is temporarily sad star endings, another song just came to mind (woof woof).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

I know one song that surely is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

That's the one, James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:05pm Brian in UK:

If you need yams, acky fish or plantain, Brixton Market is the place for you.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:06pm dcp:

alright Brian, what is acky fish? and do people actually rock down to Electric Avenue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:11pm Brian in UK:

@dcp The market is on Electric Avenue. You will hear plenty of reggae sounds.

If I send this link it will make life easier.
eatjamaican.com...

Guns of Brixton?
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:12pm testingwithfire:

GUNS OF BRIXTON
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:13pm listener james from westwood:

I've heard (possibly apocryphal) that Liz Taylor kept photographers at the Monty Clift crash scene from successfully taking, much less publishing, any pix, by telling them she'd guarantee they'd never work again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:16pm melinda:

hi everyone! Bummed to have missed the 6ths and muppets! Pleased to know there really is an Electric Avenue though.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:17pm ndbob:

Heya Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:17pm Jeff Golick:

I wish "Electric Avenue" brought to mind acky fish and yams. As it is, it just conjures memories of painfully awkward teen dances.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:19pm Charlie:

Hi Melinda, thanks for dropping by.
Once at WFMU, I met a band who was playing on Joe Belock's show. I think they were from Sweden. They were *so* delighted to learn that there really is a Rockaway Beach!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:19pm listener james from westwood:

Cue Jack Woltz's rant at Tom Hagen!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:19pm testingwithfire:

@listener James: wish stars and studios had the same power today. Liz was not to be messed with anyway, though,
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:24pm melinda:

hi Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:26pm Webhamster Henry:

"I hope you like the lyrics, 'cuz you're GONNA HEAR 'EM" - Ethel
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:27pm melinda:

Until now I wouldn't have thought to associate Rockaway Beach with anything other than rocky coastline.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:27pm testingwithfire:

anyone see the movie of Elaine Strich's solo show in the early 2000s? She had a great Ethel Merman story to tell: apparently Ethel once left the Broadway stage, personally bounced a loud drunk, got back up on stage and the show went on
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:28pm listener james from westwood:

@Charlie, that is excellent re: the Swedes.

I envy my parents for seeing Merman live. They saw "Gypsy" thrice b/c of her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:28pm doctorjazz:

Nice version, know Ridin' High from the Goodman, if I remember correctly, smoking track, but this is great to hear as well.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:29pm testingwithfire:

@listener James Green with envy. I went to a performance of Threepenny Opera a couple of months ago and sat next to a guy who'd seen Lotte Lenya perform in it on Broadway in the fifties
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:29pm Webhamster Henry:

I love this NASHVILLE scene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

the Goodman, Doc...in Chicago?
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:31pm Sarah N:

Just dropping in to say hello. HELLO! Peter & I are listening from afar xxx
  Thu. 1/14/16 1:32pm jan:

great show- got to leave the party early! Will catch the end on archive!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:33pm Sarah N:

Groovy movie show Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:35pm dcp:

Hey, Groovy Movies by the Kinks would be good about now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:36pm Uncle Michael:

So at the tribute, Elton did Space Oddity? How good might his Life On Mars have been?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

He'd have nailed that keyboard line, I know that much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:43pm doctorjazz:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="www.youtube.com... frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
@unclemichael, this is the version I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

Ah, I see.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:45pm dcp:

oh, HTML in the comments, eh? Wise guy, eh? Why, you...
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:45pm Charlie:

Hi Sarah, Jan!
@Henry -- You're gonna hear 'em! -- lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:45pm listener james from westwood:

Got-DAMN this version is incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:50pm Uncle Michael:

Heading out shortly. Thanks for the great tinsel town dream show, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:53pm Brian in UK:

@james did Rick Wakeman play keyboards on the original Life on Mars?
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:53pm Charlie:

thanks, Michael, seeya later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:54pm northguineahills:

Whew, got here for the last 5 minutes!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:55pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian: That I do not know. They were quite lovely, though.
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:55pm Charlie:

hi NGH!
bye, NGH, and everyone else, and thanks for hangin'!
ndBob -- did I forget to say hi? HI! (and bye!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:56pm Parq:

Key grip ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:56pm Webhamster Henry:

When the Loser's Lounge did their Nilsson show, Joe McGinty ended with this ,with our names in it.
The other great Credits song is Uccellacci E Uccellini (Morricone)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:57pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian: Yes (you made me curious)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/14/16 1:57pm Brian in UK:

Hunky Dory was the first stage take off for Ziggy.
Nice one, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:59pm Webhamster Henry:

Jeez, Charlie, I sure was Busy Doin' Nothin' today!
Avatar Thu. 1/14/16 1:59pm Dominick:

What is this, The Floating Pad?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/14/16 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Aaaaaaaaand CUT! Boffo show, Chaz!
  Sat. 1/16/16 1:53pm Ben in RI:

I'm listening to this on the archives. Charlie, you are a wonder. Among other things you've included my favorite Roches song. I love this live version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQMwU3TrVE0 where Suzzy uses her relative height, stooping to convey the awkwardness of crawling back to your ex-boss.
Avatar Mon. 1/18/16 10:56pm Charlie:

That's a great clip, Ben -- thanks!
Avatar    Tue. 1/19/16 3:04pm People Like Us:

Amazing show, just listening now :)
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 3:37pm Charlie:

Thanks, People Like Us!
Avatar    Tue. 1/19/16 3:49pm People Like Us:

oh hello :)
Avatar Tue. 1/19/16 3:53pm Charlie:

hello 2U2 :)
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