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Options May 8, 2017: Strange Days Indeed

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Chris Forsyth  Paranoid Cat, Part I   Options Paranoid Cat  Family Vineyard  2010  LP      0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Roy Clark  Malagueña   Options The Other Side of Roy Clark  Dot  1970  LP      0:10:11 (MP3 | )
Love Sculpture  Farandole (From L'Arlessienne)   Options The Classic Tracks 1968/1972  One-Up  1974  LP  From 1970    0:15:17 (MP3 | )
George Barnes  Rockin' the Weasel (Pop Goes the Weasel)   Options Country Jazz: The Amazing Guitar of George Barnes and His Quartet  Modern Harmonic  2017  LP  From 1959  *   0:18:57 (MP3 | )
Pancho Purcell & His Bambuco Players  Bambuco Heat   Options Bambuco Moves In  Columbia  1966  LP      0:21:09 (MP3 | )
Los Straitjackets  (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding   Options What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets  Yep Roc  2017  CD    *   0:23:49 (MP3 | )
Dion  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue   Options Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965  Norton  2017  CD    *   0:26:52 (MP3 | )
Sandi Sheldon  Baby You're Mine   Options Honeybeat: Groovy 60's Girl-Pop  Real Gone Music/Sony  2017  CD  From 1966  *   0:30:25 (MP3 | )
Look Blue Go Purple  Cactus Cat   Options Still Bewitched  Flying Nun/Captured Tracks  2016  LP  From 1986    0:33:27 (MP3 | )
Barbara Manning with Flophouse  B4 We Go Under   Options single  Teen Beat  1993  45      0:36:43 (MP3 | )
Filthy Friends  Any Kind of Crowd   Options single  Kill Rock Stars  2017  45    *   0:40:04 (MP3 | )
Marc Johnson  Rainy Dues   Options Years  Vanguard/ Real Gone Music  2017  CD  From 1972  *   0:43:15 (MP3 | )
Bruce Springsteen  Growin' Up   Options Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ  Columbia  1973  LP      0:47:04 (MP3 | )
 
The Mekons  Empire of the Senseless   Options Mekons Rock 'n' Roll  A&M  1989  LP      0:59:45 (MP3 | )
Gang of Four  Paralyzed   Options Peel Sessions  Strange Fruit  1990  LP  9.3.81    1:03:19 (MP3 | )
John Cooper Clarke  (You Never See a Nipple in the) Daily Express   Options Où Est la Maison de Fromage?  Castle Music/Sanctuary  2005  CD  live 1978    1:06:38 (MP3 | )
Arab Strap  Chat in Amsterdam, Winter 2003   Options The Last Romance  Chemikal Underground  2005  CD      1:08:27 (MP3 | )
Looper  Images of the Shipwreck   Options These Things  Mute  2015  CD      1:11:25 (MP3 | )
Way Through  Eyam   Options Clapper Is Still  Upset! The Rhythm  2013  CD      1:16:00 (MP3 | )
Tindersticks  My Sister   Options Tindersticks  This Way Up/London  1995  CD      1:22:39 (MP3 | )
 
 
Single File: a bunch of singles all played in a row, random-like
John Lennon  Nobody Told Me   Options single  Polydor  1983  45  times two    1:35:05 (MP3 | )
Noel Harrison  The Great Electric Experiment Is Over   Options single  Reprise  1968  45      1:41:45 (MP3 | )
Ruby James  Summertime Time   Options single  RAK  1976  45  a bit early for this one, I guess!    1:44:43 (MP3 | )
The Persuaders  Bad, Bold and Beautiful, Girl   Options single  Atco  1973  45  Punctuation on label a bit confusing    1:47:23 (MP3 | )
Sade  No Ordinary Love   Options single  Epic  1992  45      1:51:31 (MP3 | )
Don Ellis  Star Children   Options single  Columbia  1968  45      1:56:56 (MP3 | )
Eddie Hodges  She Doesn't Love Me   Options single  Aurora  1965  45  written by Randy Newman    2:00:16 (MP3 | )
Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies  Golden Guitar Flower   Options single  Plantation  1969  45      2:02:13 (MP3 | )
 
Red, White, and Blue (grass)  Eleanor Rigby   Options Red, White, and Blue (grass) & Co.  Mercury  1977  LP      2:15:29 (MP3 | )
John Prine  Hello in There   Options The Singing Mailman Delivers  Oh Boy  2011  CD  live in November 1970    2:17:33 (MP3 | )
Gene and Francesca  Other Birthdays, Other Years   Options Hello Love  Tetragrammaton  1969  LP      2:21:56 (MP3 | )
Lee Hazlewood  The Old Man and His Guitar   Options Lee Hazlewoodism - Its Cause and Cure  Water  2007  CD  From 1967    2:25:50 (MP3 | )
1910 Fruitgum Co.  (Poor Old) Mr. Jensen   Options Simon Says  Buddah  1968  LP      2:29:18 (MP3 | )
Oscar Brown, Jr.  Tower of Time   Options Oscar Brown, Jr. Goes to Washington  Fontana  1965  MP3      2:31:27 (MP3 | )
The Zombies  A Rose for Emily   Options Odessey & Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition)  Varèse Sarabande  2017  CD  From 1968  *   2:34:43 (MP3 | )
Duncan Browne  Alfred Bell   Options Give Me Take You  Immediate/Sony  1991  CD  From 1969    2:36:56 (MP3 | )
Simon and Garfunkel  Voices of Old People/Old Friends   Options Collected Works  Columbia  1990  CD  From 1968    2:41:15 (MP3 | )
Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde  Rest in Peace   Options Of Cabbages and Kings  Columbia  1967  LP      2:45:56 (MP3 | )
Nilsson  Don't Forget Me   Options Pussycats  RCA  2013  CD  From 1974    2:53:40 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:02am annie:

good morning joe, your message awaits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:02am pantz:

Happy Monday, Joe! My ears are ready.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:06am bobdoesthings:

g'morning ....coool Forsyth! I think I own this rekkkkid. hot start joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:06am melinda:

hi Joe & everyone! I like the paranoid cat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:06am doctorjazz:

Like this Chris Forsyth stuff, got the most recent album, this is cool too. Good old fashioned guitar noodling.
Hi Joe and Noisy folks!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:07am Roberto:

My cats are paranoid that they will never be fed again.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Joe, McGaskos with and without paranoid cats, and all.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 9:10am Bronwyn Bishop:

morning joe and everyone!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:11am Guido from Cologne:

Hi Joe and people!
Isn't Roy Clark just a great player.
Wished there was more of this.
But I know just about the one early instrumental album, which is more easy listening like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:12am Vincent Nifigance:

¡Vamos a Bailar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:13am pantz:

Is he pickin' or grinnin'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:14am Cheri Pi:

hey Joe! That Forsyth track was a crazy ride
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:14am Joe McG:

Welcome, all you paranoid cats!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:15am PKNY:

Wait a minute, did Roy Clark invent slap bass?!?!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 9:15am Bronwyn Bishop:

the other side of roy clark, indeed! i have i mentioned how much i love instrumental guitar? bc i do
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:16am bobdoesthings:

The Munsters theme song just came to mind.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:16am Chris from DC:

Wow this Love Sculpture.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:17am fred:

Hello Joe and radio-loving aliens
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:24am Marcel M:

I'm sensing a theme here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:24am doctorjazz:

What a cool version of "What's So Funny..."
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 9:25am Bronwyn Bishop:

this is like my dream set right here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:25am doctorjazz:

The Set for the guitar lover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:25am melinda:

I like this better than the original.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:25am Mick:

Good Morning Joe and all. Great start to Monday. The Roy Clark brings up oooollllddd memories.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:28am Joe McG:

@Marcel: I threw the instrumental set out the window for Dion. :)
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:29am Chris from DC:

Digging this Dion version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:32am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe all you Krazy Kats out there in Radioland.
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:32am JakeGould:

Good morning, Joe!
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:34am JtotheK:

Great Sheldon track, the Honeybeat comp is fantastic!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:34am Joe McG:

@JtotheK: Compiled by our own dear Sheila B.!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:34am Passaic River Blues:

Quick read on that lost Dion album: produced by Tom Wilson and featuring some session playing by Al Kooper. Really interesting. Thank you for that, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:34am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

This Look Blue Go Purple cut is a winner...thanks for helping me to discover new music Joe!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:35am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Ah, 1986...well it's new to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:36am melinda:

Paranoid cat, cactus cat, love them both!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:36am Joe McG:

My pleasure, Todd! All old music is new if we haven't heard it before! :)
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:38am Joe McG:

@melinda: Ha ha, I didn't even notice. Cat set!
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:38am JtotheK:

@Joe McG -- the comp also features her outstanding liner notes!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:41am Joe McG:

@JtotheK: Everything Sheila does is outstanding. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:42am Brian in UK:

Just getting 'Groovy' in the title is good enough for me.
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:43am Chapelhillian:

This Filthy Friends is reminiscent of early 10000 Maniacs
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:43am listener monica:

thank you for filling my ears with barbara manning this morning!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:44am fred:

@Joe: right on. Even when not doing her show, she gets prime fill-in talent. I hope she won't have to use that skill again
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:45am Marcel M:

I like this Marc Johnson.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:45am Marcel M:

Cool lyrics
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:46am Joe McG:

@monica: Thanks to DJ Faye, who reminded me of her!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:47am thedunkel:

BRUUUUUCCE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:47am doctorjazz:

Early Bruce, my favorite Bruce!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:48am Roberto:

broos
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 9:49am doctorjazz:

When he had David Sancious on piano, changed the sound completely when he left.
  Mon. 5/8/17 9:50am KH:

An early gem from Mr. Springsteen!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:51am βrian:

Quel soulagement ! Bonjour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:52am rsj:

glad to hear you did not get over-served tequila and mezcal over the weekend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:53am kimzilla:

Been loving this show this morning Joe. Right out of the gate, the winning numbers. Keep em coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 9:53am bobdoesthings:

it's called 'appropriated'
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 9:58am Joe McG:

Hi, kimmy! :)
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:00am mary:

turning up Mekons!!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:00am mary:

this album one of my faves
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:01am mary:

ever
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:01am JakeGould:

Is that Barbara Manning cover for the 7" the one that is blue and silkscreened?
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:01am Joe McG:

@mary: Why do any other groups bother writing lyrics when the Mekons write the best ones?
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:02am KP:

Well this is lively. Hi, Joe!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:03am mary:

i dunno
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:04am Joe McG:

@Jake: The copy here is greenish-gray but it is letterpress printed, looks like!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:05am JakeGould:

@Joe: I had that single back in the day! Then I went digital… (And had to sell it to pay the bills back in the day as well…)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:08am thedunkel:

British Tupac!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:09am listener monica:

i wish to express my love for tom greenhalgh here.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:11am josh:

blimey, don't think i've ever heard arab strap on WFMU. good work, joe!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:11am Joe McG:

@josh: Hard to play them on the radio, he cusses so much!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:12am mary:

totally in love w tom greenhalgh
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:12am josh:

Ah yes, good point. IIRC the wonder album Aidan did with Bill Wells (Everything's Getting Older) is a bit lighter on the swears than some of the Arab Strap stuff...
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:13am josh:

wonder album? i meant 'wonderful album', but i guess 'wonder album' works too.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:14am Summer and Michael:

When we heard that harmonium whir away directly after that great John Cooper Clarke track, we were sure you were making what Andy Kershaw used to call "the killer segue" into Ivor Cutler, not Arab Strap. Regardless, what an amazing set, Joe. Love! Good morning.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:15am Joe McG:

S&M: Ah, Ivor would've been a lovely idea! He did cross my mind, but then I forgot! :(
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:15am P-90:

Hi Joe McG and Surface Dwellers. Just checking in to say: You're killin it As usual.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:16am Joe McG:

Many thanks, P-90! Always like that kind of interjection.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:17am mary:

beautiful show, all of it
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:17am βrian:

I think Ivor will emerge as a trendy new baby name. Or it ought to.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:17am b:

This Looper song is exactly what I needed to hear today, thanks so much for playing it.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:18am Joe McG:

You bet, b.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:19am βrian:

We haven't heard the Marseillaise yet have we?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 10:23am pantz:

You're really expanding my UK indie Pop portfolio today, Joe. Cheers, mate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:23am annie:

workcrew here to install an air unit, headphones promptly applied to head. great show so far joe..!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:25am melinda:

I just got the Tindersticks collection of Claire Denis film scores, this is included minus the words. One of my favorites. From Nenette et Boni.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:25am Brian in UK:

Eyam pronounced 'I'm' is known as the plague village in Derbyshire. In 1665 a tailor in the village was sent some material from London it contained plague. When it was realised and many people died the village cut itself off and food was left on the edge of the village so people could still survive.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:25am Listener Alexandra:

oh wow...fantastic Tindersticks choice today, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:26am Joe McG:

@Brian: I knew I could count on you for the back story! Hope your house search is going well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:26am Brian in UK:

Here is a link if anyone is interested.
www.eyamplaguevillage.co.uk
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:27am Joe McG:

Thanks, Alex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:28am Brian in UK:

Joe, we were up that way last week that is why I missed the show live. Surfs Down Ha ha.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:31am fred:

@Brian: that site is weirdly cheerful, turning plague into a tourist attraction takes some... hmm... confidence?
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:32am βrian:

Do they sell press-on bubos for the kids?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:32am Irene Trudel:

Loved this last set of Brits and such!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:34am P-90:

Last set was gorgeous, a revelation
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:36am Joe McG:

Most peculiar, mama!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:36am melinda:

Oh man, I haven't heard this in probably 30 years, too! Love it. Makes me a little sad.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:37am Claw!:

JOE.

PEOPLE.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:39am Joe McG:

Strange days, indeed! Hey, Claw!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:41am KH:

Sound track for the #NotMyPresident Trump administration
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:42am Art:

Funny, it's probably my favorite and most-listened-to Lennon song. Good morning, everybody!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:42am Roberto:

Strange Days ja vu.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:42am melinda:

Thanks for the 2nd playing! I laughed out loud upon hearing it crank up again.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:43am βrian:

Hah, I thought that was a pretty long single.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:43am annie:

great tune!!!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:43am Joe McG:

I love hearing a song I've totally forgotten about and it coming alive to me again!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:43am Sem Chumbo:

Noel used to live about 15 miles from here, on the shores of the mighty Bay of Fundy. Back in the hippy days:-D
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:45am Joe McG:

@Sem: How cool! Was he a nice hippy? I like his ascots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:45am annie:

wow, i'd love to know the backstory to that noel harrison song.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:45am MFOOZ:

I haven't heard that Lennon track for 30 years myself! Very timely. Decent little ditty for what was essentially a throw-away from Double Fantasy. Thanks for playing it twice!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:46am Bronwyn Bishop:

whatever this is I LOVE IT
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:48am Dennis Diken:

that John L record was unfinished, no? the lyrics are not the final draft, I believe? diggin' the show Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:48am Sem Chumbo:

Yeah, a good guy I hear. When his house nearly burned down, he thanked the Mount Hanley Volunteer Fire Department for saving it by writing a song about them and the fire.. Natch, it got heavy rotation on local AM radio.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:49am Joe McG:

Oh, look, here's Noel singing that song on TV: www.youtube.com...
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:49am Bronwyn Bishop:

someone should've persuaded the persuaders to use commas correctly
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:50am Joe McG:

@Dennis: I love them, I think they're just as good as if he'd slaved over them. Hey everybody, come see Dennis play this Friday at Montgomery Hall!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:50am Bronwyn Bishop:

unless they're saying "bad, bold and beautiful" to the girl, i guess
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:51am Dean:

They just dropped the Oxford comma, right? Right, @Bronwyn, they're addressing the girl.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:51am Joe McG:

@Bronwyn and Dean: I'm glad we solved that mystery!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:52am fred:

@Bronwyn: isn't that on your calling card?
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:52am melinda:

I thought Nobody Told Me was on Milk and Honey.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:52am Bronwyn Bishop:

another grammar dilemma solved by the top team on the comments board!

yep fred, it says so right there in big letters
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:53am Dean:

The philological hermeneutics of pop song titles.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:53am Joe McG:

@melinda: Pretty sure it is!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:53am JtotheK:

Sade, awesome!!!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:54am slugluv1313:

ooooooo Sade!!!!! thank you Joe!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:55am Joe McG:

Does anyone know what Sade's up to now? Would she marry me?
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:55am listener monica:

@slugluv hiya!
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:55am Dean:

You're a smooth operator there, @Joe McG.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:56am fred:

I haven't hear about her in years. She should
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:56am Joe McG:

@Dean: Living the diamond life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 10:57am JakeGould:

Just logging in for real to say that the lack of an Oxford comma on “Bad, Bold and Beautiful, Girl” genuinely disconcerts me. And I am the first one to ditch Oxford commas.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 10:58am Joe McG:

@JakeG: NEVER ditch an Oxford comma! :)
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 10:59am Bronwyn Bishop:

i love oxford commas bc when i was in 2nd grade, the famous author james mcbride, who was the father of one of my lil friends, came in to teach us writing and he told us to always use oxford commas. so i always do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 10:59am JakeGould:

@JoeMcG: Sorry, it’s “Dewet, Cheatum & Howe” in my book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 10:59am Parq:

I was commuting, so the last thing I heard was the Lennon 45. "Nobody told me there'd be days like these -- strange days indeed." I've been saying that for 35 years now.
  Mon. 5/8/17 10:59am Dennis Diken:

thanks for the plug Joe! yeah, our Lovin' Spoonful trib show is a gas! this friday 5/12 at Monty Hall!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:00am Parq:

And Joe, Sade *wishes* she could marry you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:01am JakeGould:

When I was in second grade I wrote a book report on Roberto Clemente by simply copy the book flap copy verbatim from the book. I got a commendation card from the principal and praise from my teacher. I learned on that day that school is a lie.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:02am Dean:

I think Jake's on to something when it comes to ampersands. They effectively punctuate a series, combining both the comma and the conjunction.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:02am Bronwyn Bishop:

hahaha jake thats amazing
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:02am βrian:

But you didn't marry your teacher, did you?
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:04am βrian:

We're all &amp;ed up.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:04am Bronwyn Bishop:

i believe it was the same year as the james mcbride when i did a book report on the 1st harry potter book, and my plot summary was primarily a list of all the foods at the great hall feast in one of the chapters. also, the year before, in 1st grade, i did a report on animal farm, which i read thinking it was a straightforward animal story. my teacher laughed her head off at me.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:04am Bronwyn Bishop:

wildwood flower! my dad always used to play this. he learned it from his dad, bc we are a bunch of west virginia hillbillies
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:05am JakeGould:

@Brian: No I didn’t. A few years later—in 4th grade—I suddenly got tagged as a “troublesome” kid when a teacher asked me to run an errand to the teachers lounge and put her styrofoam cup back. I went in, had no idea how electric stoves work and just put the styrofoam cup on the electric stove. It caught on fire and I got blamed. Suddenly I became a “bad” student because I improperly placed a styrofoam cup on a stovetop. NYC Board of Education is garbage.
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:06am Bronwyn Bishop:

aw thats terrible :(
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:06am fred:

@βrian: if he did, he might have been a French president
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:08am βrian:

If I had known that was an option when I was in High School ...
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:09am temp comment bunny:

http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2957
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:12am JakeGould:

@BronwynBishop: Nah! Don’t worry. Problems got solved by the time I was in 6th grade and my much older brother basically did my science fair project for me and I “won” the science fair… Man, did I look forward to going to 7th grade and JHS!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:15am Claw!:

RIGBY
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:16am Listener Alexandra:

Can you play Eleanor Rigby covers straight through to Joe Belock? Please????
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:17am annie:

i think the only original report i wrote was in 8th grade with a book review of "The Yearling"; all others were carefully clipped pieces from the books i had to read on the subject matter. many times i even added a mis-spelled word or wrongly worded sentence to throw the teacher off. i always wondered if they checked the bibliographies i compiled to see how much was copied.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:17am Claw!:

I'm with Alexandra on that request
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:17am JakeGould:

Didn’t Joe—or someone else on WFMU—do an all Elanor Rigby show once?
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:17am βrian:

Ah, Mr Prine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am pantz:

Love this John Prine track. Always makes me misty eyed.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am Claw!:

Yes it was Joe
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am fred:

It is happening again
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am Sem Chumbo:

Fess up, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am Claw!:

and it was AMAZING
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am Joe McG:

@Jake: I'm guilty of that, Jake. It was my Halloween Special.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:18am adrian in mpls:

Yay! John Prine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:19am JakeGould:

@JoeMcG: You have good taste!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:19am JP from KC:

Ah, No better way to start a Monday than with John Prine and Joe McG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:19am JakeGould:

All Eleanor Rigby show right here! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:20am Parq:

No [sniff], that's just something in my eye.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:20am Dean:

Now, that's where I draw the line. "Me and Loretta..." Excuse me, but the first person pronoun should be subjective.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:21am Planet Tyler:

It's just a piece of dust..
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:21am βrian:

My mom was a teacher and would've impaled me on a pike had I copied material for assignments. I couldn't take that risk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:24am Brian in UK:

Did I see someone trying to separate their clauses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:24am JakeGould:

@βrian: Imma shut up now, but in H.S. I did work for others for $$$… So I made it work for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:25am annie:

my dad was a hard-nosed teacher, i'm grateful he never read my homework assignments. ...only because i made sure to do my homework in study hall. his perfectionism was brutal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:25am Brian in UK:

I before e except after c is such a load of bull.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:25am Davis:

i really like this old people set
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:26am JakeGould:

Joe, play more old people.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:26am NH:

I like it, too, but it's a little unnerving!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:26am Bronwyn Bishop:

LEE!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:27am Bronwyn Bishop:

a family friend recently gave me cds of every single album ever released on lee hazlewood industries!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:29am annie:

joy of joys, bronwyn!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:31am JP from KC:

My parents were both teachers, and Would never stand for plagiarism of any sort. However, my brother is two years older than I am, and on more than one occasion, I resubmitted his assignments to a couple of the "flightier" teachers we both had. They never noticed.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:31am djsheilab:

Hey Joe! Have been listening for the last hour. That Lee Hazelwood track was seriously great! And thank you for playing Honeybeat :)
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:33am Joe McG:

@SheilaB: Looks like I'm not the only one! Heavy airplay here at WFMU! ;) Hope you're feeling better, dear Sheila!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:33am Wild Neil:

PEACE all. I just read A Clockwork Orange three grades in a row (9, 10th and 11th" and wrote a report about it. Easy enough.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:35am northguineahills:

One of my favorite Zombies tracks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:35am annie:

a great book neil...did you incorporate any of the words in the glossary?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:35am pantz:

This Zombies song is the theme to the newest Serial podcast. Def became an earworm after listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:36am Planet Tyler:

Thought we were back in STown territory for a sec
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:37am NH:

More creepiness if heard in context of Faulkner's story. Just sayin.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:38am Kimzilla:

I can't listen to A Rose for Emily without thinking about S Town. Such a good podcast.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:39am Will:

America runs on Duncan (Browne). At least in my house!
Avatar    Mon. 5/8/17 11:39am Wild Neil:

@Annie: oh, that was a major feature of the report about Russian words (Russian subversion of British society) and how it was hip to be an up and coming Soviet tool of violence.
I TRIED to read more Burgess but he was just too strange and boring for me.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:42am melinda:

Always liked this part of Bookends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:42am Parq:

Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly? How terribly strange to be 70.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:44am Anonymous Coward:

What buzzkill on a semi-decent day. As penance, you need to play dwarven thrashmetal to finish your st!!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:44am Joe McG:

@AC: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:45am djsheilab:

JOE THIS SET IS FANTASTIC!!!! So gentle + melancholy and perfect for spring. Thank you!
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:45am Dean:

Burgess's Earthly Powers is not to be missed. Strange, yes, but not boring.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:47am zopa:

Ah Joe, Now you got me thinking of Harry Nilsson.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:47am Joe McG:

Thanks, Sheila! @zopa: Remind me of the Harry song I need to play!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:48am annie:

had you tried the enderby series, neil? i gobbled up all burgess i could.. loved his writing.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:48am Michael 98145:

whoa, Chad and Jeremy!
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:48am KP:

Glad I never wrote a song expressing regrets about reaching a specific age
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:48am whattawino:

Whoa, I've not heard this Chad & Jeremy song in like....50 years!
Great song and set, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:49am Parq:

This set is emotional, that's for sure.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:50am zopa:

Daddy's Song or Good Old Desk
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:51am davefromtoronto:

someone tell a joke...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:51am annie:

on feeling my age sooner than i iwish, it's very odd to think about how much creakier i can get at this point. and i see senior citizens over 75 or so still ambling on.. bless their hearts.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:52am Michael 98145:

( that is seeming younger all the time .. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:52am annie:

Parq, what's big and red and eats rocks?
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:52am P-90:

I don't think that Burgesses' implication was that the teens thought it was hip to be tools of Soviet violence, rather that Russian (along with Cockney and Gipsy slang) was incorporated into their "Nadsat" dialect, because Russian had replaced French as the second language taught in the grade schools in England, an indication of a progressively Communism-friendly England.
But... in light of recent events, seeing as a sign of a direct, disrupting Russian influence is intriguing
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:52am Joe McG:

zopa: I'm going with this one, which kills me. Thanks for the suggestion of Nilsson!
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:53am zopa:

Or this one! ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:53am doctorjazz:

Always loved this Rest In Peace track, from back in the day...
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:53am melinda:

Nice Nilsson segue.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:54am Michael 98145:

indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:54am Parq:

If anybody needs me, I'll be out refilling my Welbutrin scrip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 5/8/17 11:54am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Joe and Oxford shoes, shirts, and commas. Fun show this morning.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:55am zopa:

Harry destroyed his voice on this album...
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:55am Joe McG:

Well, thanks for listening, everybody. Kiss your grandmoms if you still got 'em! See you next week....
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:55am miles:

great set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:55am annie:

thanks for the great show this week, joe..
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:56am TonyR:

Will there be a DJ break before I slit my wrists?

Just askin'....
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:56am miles:

ha @parq
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/8/17 11:56am Irene Trudel:

Lovely show today Joe! A great start to my week.
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:56am Mick:

Thanks Joe for the great show (if not the reminder of the relentless passing of time)
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:58am Greg W:

Great set. Glad you didnt decide to play a set about National Mother's Bereavement Day today.
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:58am P-90:

Thanks Joe McG!
  Mon. 5/8/17 11:58am melinda:

Great show!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:59am slugluv1313:

perfection, Joe!
awwww Harry :)
@ listener monica -- hiya!!!!!
@ annie -- thinking of Ernestine Shepherd, and all those Yoga teachers who are well into their 90s *somehow* keeps me going & inspired -- even though "Rest in Peace" is just as *relatable* as it was when i would hear it on the old WNEW-FM decades ago!
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:59am βrian:

"We lost Davey in the Korean war, still don't what for"
Avatar Mon. 5/8/17 11:59am Michael 98145:

Czech Republic’s Liberation Day: May 8
  Tue. 5/9/17 3:27pm Mark in Toronto:

Joe, please correct Accueplaylist to "1910 Fruitgum Company". You've got 1919!
  Wed. 5/10/17 2:03pm Joe McG:

Whoops! I'll take care of that now, Mark. Thanks for the eagle eye.
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