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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Peter Tosh  Creation   Options Bush Doctor  Rolling Stones  1978  LP     
Ijahman  Moulding   Options Are We a Warrior  Mango  1979  LP     
Burning Spear  Marcus Garvey   Options Marcus Garvey  Mango  1975  LP     
Willi Williams  Armagideon Time   Options Dance with Me: Trouble's 2017 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2017  CD-R  From 1977  *  
Dr. Alimantado  Gimmie Mi Gun   Options The Best Dressed Chicken in Town  Keyman  1978  LP  From 1976   
Ken Boothe  Peaceful Day   Options Messages from Trenchtown: Niney the Observer Productions  Kingston Sounds  2012  LP  From 1977 (a.k.a. "Freedom Day")   
Keith Hudson & the Soul Syndicate  Nuh Skin Up Dub   Options Nah Skin Up  Pressure Sounds  2007  CD  From 1979   
Vin Gordon & the Corner Shots  Liquid Horns   Options Punky Reggae Party  Trojan  2002  CD  From 1979   
Cynthia Richards  If You're Ready Come and Go with Me   Options Here Comes That Feeling: Hit Songs Jamaican Style  Trojan  2004  CD  From 1974   
 
Fairport Convention  Fiddlestix (The Devil in the Kitchen)   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  without orchestra, 1973  *  
Fairport Convention  Nottamun Town   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  a cappella, 1969  *  
Fairport Convention  The Poor Ditching Boy   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  live on Scottish TV, 1976  *  
Fairport Convention  Far from Me   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  live at Fairfield Halls, 1973  *  
Fairport Convention  Eastern Rain   Options Come All Ye: The First Ten Years  Universal  2017  CD  Sandy solo vocal version, 1969  *  
Kacy & Clayton  Cannery Yard   Options The Siren's Song  New West  2017  CD    *  
Dina Maccabee  Push Me   Options The World Is in the Work  Dina Maccabee  2017  CD    *  
Arthur Russell  Our Last Night Together   Options World of Echo  Audika  2005  CD  From 1986   
Rosebud  Le Soleil   Options Rosebud  Omnivore Recordings  2017  CD  previously unreleased demo version, 1971  *  
Claude Lombard  Les Enfants Perle   Options Claude Lombard Chante  Sommor  2017  CD  From 1969  *  
Kate Bush  So Soft   Options Cathy Demos Volume One  Blue Moon  1993  CD-R  1974 demo, according to the sleeve   
Peggy March  This Heart Wasn't Made to Kick Around   Options If You Loved Me: RCA Recordings from Around the World 1963-1969  Ace  2017  CD  From 1967  *  
The Mickey Finn  Night Comes Down   Options Making Time: A Shel Talmy Production  Ace  2017  CD  From 1965  *  
Glen Campbell  Everybody's Talkin'   Options Adios  Universal  2017  CD    *  
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a single line
The Dixie Cups  People Say   Options single  Red Bird  1964  45     
The Style Council  Speak Like a Child   Options single  Polydor  1983  45     
The Waterproof Tinker Toy  This and That   Options single  Laurie  1968  45     
Billy Perry and Rammit  Funky Like a Donkey   Options single  Fantasy  1976  45     
KC & the Sunshine Band  Get Down Tonight   Options single  T.K.  1975  45     
The Lew Lewis Band  Out for a Lark   Options single  United Artists  1977  45     
Terry Fell  I Are a Millionaire   Options single  RCA  1969  45     
Splodgenessabounds  Cowpunk Medlum: High Noon/Ghost Riders in the Sky/Bonanza   Options single  Deram  1981  45     
The Amazing Rhythm Aces  Third Rate Romance   Options single  ABC  1975  45     
The Dictators  Sleepin' with the T.V. On   Options single  Asylum  1977  45     
 
Stone Mountain Boys  Boggy Creek   Options Stone Mountain Boys  Takoma/Briar  1974  LP     
Country Gazette  I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby   Options Don't Give Up Your Day Job  United Artists  1973  LP     
John Hartford  Bad Music (Is Better Than No Music at All)   Options Steam Powered Aereo-Takes  Rounder Select  2002  CD  From 1971   
Brush Arbor  What's Your Mama's Name, Child   Options Brush Arbor 2  Capitol  1973  LP     
Emerson's Old Timey Custard-Suckin' Band  You Don't Miss Your Water   Options Emerson's Old Timey Custard-Suckin' Band  ESP  1970  LP     
Side of the Road Gang  Hear That Whistle Blow   Options Side of the Road Gang  Capitol  1976  LP     
Goose Creek Symphony  The Corn Won't Grow, So Rock 'N' Roll   Options Welcome to Goose Creek  Capitol  1971  LP     
The Earl Scruggs Revue  Games People Play   Options Bold and New  Columbia  1978  LP     
 
The Rubinoos  Rockin' in the Jungle   Options Bezerk Times  Beserkley/Teldec/Telefunken  1978  LP  recorded live for German TV, March 1978   
The Rubinoos  Gorilla   Options Beserkley Chartbusters Volume 1  Beserkley  1975  LP     

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:06am Cheri Pi:

Joe, flossing is the best thing you can do for your teeth, I'm so proud of you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:09am pantz:

Charleston Chews are Nature's Toothbrush.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:09am Cooh John:

Good morning Joe and noisemakers. Never heard hugging as a transition from shows before. Nice way to pass the baton.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:10am Joe McG:

Thanks, Cheri! Oral hygiene is so important.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:11am Joe McG:

Oh, and Jah morning to everyone!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:11am Sem Chumbo:

Hello, Joe, McGaskoes. Likewise aural hygiene.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:14am paul:

And Orel Hersheiser
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:16am Joe McG:

Hey, Sem, pantz, Cooh John (I agree, more hugging), and paul. Remind me, who is Oral Hersheiser? A speed skater?
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:16am Cooh John:

I saw what you did there, Sem ol' Chumbo. Keeping our ears healthy with Surface Noise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 9:17am Uncle Michael:

Morning, Joe...and a morning spleef.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:17am Sem Chumbo:

Pitcher, Joe.

Hello, CJ. Q-tips are greatly maligned, I think.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:17am Brendan:

Cheri is right-the ADA has determined that playing hockey, combined with regular use of an oral dentrifice is effective maintaining a healthy smile. Irie in the schoolroom Joe and acolytes!
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:19am paul:

Orel Hersheiser was a pitcher for the Dodgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:20am pantz:

And don't forget to get plenty of calcium to keep those choppers clean. Brrripp! Fire burn ya now!
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:20am Brendan:

He also pitched for the Tribe
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:22am paul:

Indeed he did.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:23am northguineahills:

Armageddon Time!
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:24am paul:

Was the clash version of this the original?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:26am Joe McG:

@paul: No, they covered it. They were big fans of Jamaican music.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:27am The Oscar:

Mornin' y'all! Years ago a friend of mine declared "Reggae Summer," and listened to nothing but for the entire season. This music still instantly puts me in a summer state of mind.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:27am paul:

I knew police and thieves was a cover. I always thought they wrote AT. Thanks, @Joe.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:33am Joe McG:

@The Oscar: I like the contrast between what they're singing about, which is how pissed off they feel, and the relaxed sound.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:33am steveo:

Good morning Joe & McGaskets.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:33am northguineahills:

This is what I needed for a Monday morning....
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:35am Cooh John:

Nice Monday morning groove.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:37am KP:

Happy Monday, Joe McG
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:38am Rev. Turnip Druid:

.......................................fokes.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:38am JakeGould:

Morning, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:41am northguineahills:

fokes be woke in the spokes (of the chakra). Don't ask it's Monday morning and this is freeform....
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:43am BriJet:

Joeyyyyy
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:47am northguineahills:

My thoughts exactly on Bush Doctor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:49am bad ike:

"A bit too much polish" -- agreed, I really can't stand reggae that's too polished or overproduced. Ahem. Not that you ever hear enough of that to choke a horse on WFMU on another show. Nope. Never! ;) :P
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:49am Planet Tyler:

Joe, were you using Scott Williams background music or was i imagining that?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:50am Sem Chumbo:

Yes, this is a fine thing for sure. Fairport forever.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:50am northguineahills:

Fairport, well thank ye gods I didn't need to get anything done until lunch...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 9:50am howard in nyc:

Joe's never played that old Burning Spear tune? I guess it's true; no one remembers old Marcus Garvey
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:51am Ike:

Uh oh, Bad Ike got out of his cage. Sorry about that, folks. BACK IN THE CAGE, YE ABOMINATION! BACK!! BACK!!! (waves burning torch at abomination)
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:52am northguineahills:

(you're not wrong Ike...)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:53am βrian:

It always amazes me how much this guy sounds like Richard Thompson.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:53am Wild Neil:

Peace all. I like Raggea...and most of my music in a minor key when possible. I like the real old reggae like the stuff on The Harder They Come.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:54am northguineahills:

I believe there was also a double cd comp of Fairport's pre-1973 output also called "Come all ye"
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:54am KP:

This Fairport is super.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 9:54am Ike:

This isn't Richard Thompson??!?!?
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:54am V Priceless:

Morning Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:54am Joe McG:

Hey, KP, BriJet, Jake! @Tyler: No, but I want to do that one day, just steal all of his bed music! @Brian: Trevor Lucas sings so much like him!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:56am northguineahills:

point, the Congos when produced by Lee Perry were superbly amazing, when they later got money and sounded like R&B reggae in the 90s, they were horrid.
  Mon. 7/31/17 9:57am Brendan:

My neighbor had a yard sale here Saturday.it was rainy and it was , yes a Carport Convention.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 9:57am Mick:

Good morning all. Great opening set Joe, and *loving* the Fairport
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:58am βrian:

@Ike: I suppose it is. But I'm always amazed nevertheless.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 9:59am Joe McG:

OK, just one more song after this. I mean, there's 700 of them I could play! Glad you all like FC as much as I do.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:00am βrian:

I never hear lyrics, in particular. But I think I've memorized most John Prine songs despite myself.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:01am northguineahills:

Boo Brendan! I lultzed :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:02am annie:

whew!!! i almost wasn't here... packing for the move tomorrow instead.... glad to be here!!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:02am Sem Chumbo:

Admirable, @ βrian. Mr. Prine has a poet's soul and an enviable way with the language.
Never mind his delivery, also miraculous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, all. Happy to hear Fairport Convention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:04am Threemoons:

Good morning WoofMooPeeps/Joe. Getting a late start today; off to the dentist in a minute for a nice long session involving a crown and some other stuff...
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:04am northguineahills:

Good luck annie, I'm doing the same for this weekend.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:04am Ian:

Eastern Rain mondegreen: I always thought Sandy was singing "whisper Spanish into space" until I heard Joni's version. Thanks for FC! Guess I'll have to buy yet another box set
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:05am northguineahills:

I usually have to hear a song scores of times before I even realize there are lyrics....
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:07am Joe McG:

@Threemoons: Good luck at the dentist! @Ian: You bet.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:10am melinda:

Hi Joe and fellow listeners!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:11am Joe McG:

Hi, Melinda and Annie!
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:12am melinda:

Was that Arthur Russell on the previous tune too?
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:12am neanderthalhead:

Inspiring set. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:12am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe and all!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:14am Joe McG:

My pleasure, neanderthalhead! @melinda: No, that was just Dina Maccabee all by her lonesome, but certainly channeling AR. Hey Greggy!
     Mon. 7/31/17 10:17am tadpoles:

Thanks for the Sandy Denny Joe....shockingly left off NPR's 150 Greatest Albums made by Women
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:20am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: Ha ha ha, I hate those lists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay! Happy birthday, Kate! Dark Night of the Soul Julie had a Katemas celebration the other night.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:21am BriJet:

Greg!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:23am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Brijet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:24am coelacanth∅:

good morning Joe and others
...bummed i missed the convention
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:25am βrian:

Go, go, boots!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:25am annie:

well, tadpoles it IS npr after all...
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:26am robin:

The awesome string sawing on that peggy march! Swooooon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:26am coelacanth∅:

...i wonder if Sinead O'Connor had heard that song before making her own red football metaphor
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:27am Joe McG:

@robin: I meant to put that after the Dina Maccabee and Arthur Russell and...forgot! I liked the sawing, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:27am pantz:

Glen Campbell! AM Gold!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:28am robin:

And "football" in that context...soccer ofc.
     Mon. 7/31/17 10:28am tadpoles:

Yes #annie .. but I was pleased to see X-Ray Spex and the Raincoats in there.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:29am βrian:

I hear that similarity in Trevor Lucas' voice, now that I listen again. Just a bit more baritone. And he doesn't have the copper-like timbre that Richard has.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:29am Lewis:

Is this glen campbell from a collection of alternative takes? very cool
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:29am melinda:

Nice version.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:29am JakeGould:

You should dedicate this “Everybody’s Talking” to Chris Christie who got upset a fan yelled “You suck!” at a Milwaukee Brewer’s game.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:30am middlebun:

My favorite cover is by Louis Armstrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:30am pantz:

Speaking of Mickey Finn, here's some trivia for you Normie: you've heard of slipping someone a Mickey, that Mickey is chloral hydrate. It is hard to taste when mixed with liquor and will knock you the f*** out. Heard this from an old pharmacist once.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:31am Journal Square, Jersey City:

Lol thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:31am Lewis:

Yes - his decline is pretty gruesome
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:32am βrian:

Hey, Lewis. After Seven some years, the fountain on UW's Library Mall is flowing again.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:33am melinda:

Wow, I assumed it was an old cover I hadn't been aware of. Sad.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:34am Blacktooth:

That Kate Bush song was sooooooooooo good. Love the dusty, basement demo sound of it. Only added beauty to the vibe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:35am Lewis:

@Brian - excellent (but for how long? ;-) )
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:35am BennettCap:

Mickey Finn was Marc Bolan's second percussionist in Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:36am paul:

Sabre dance
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 10:36am V Priceless:

10cc?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:37am βrian:

@Lewis: Ach, I hope the endless construction is done for this part of campus.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:37am Listener Alexandra:

More Yes, maybe?
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:38am Journal Square, Jersey City:

Happy birthday Ma!!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:38am Joe McG:

Aw, thanks, JS JC, I'll pass that on to Mom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:39am Lewis:

@Brian - perhaps John Wiley can now pass away in peace?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:41am Joe McG:

These are all good guesses, by the way, but think dancey.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:41am Little Danny:

Where in PA, Joe?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:41am βrian:

Aye, our local Haussman.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:43am Joe McG:

@LDanny: A town called Hazleton. Famous for fiscal depression and intolerance!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:45am Little Danny:

Oh, I know Hazleton. Hershey native here. Yay central PA wrongheadedness
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:45am steveo:

Are you from there, Joe? I can add you to the list of notable people at en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:47am Joe McG:

@steveo: Oh, please do! I'll be right up there with that other Joe--Joe Maddon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:47am Greg from ZONE 5:

@Joe
…and a sketchy cocktail called "Bruce Juice" that is served from a bleach bottle under the bar.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:48am βrian:

That's quite the flattering photo of Hazleton.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:48am Davee:

Here I am at work totally immersed in this great show. Lots of variety and very upbeat . . . I am happy!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:49am βrian:

Oh, now you have to play Kansas, too!
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:50am Listener Alexandra:

I was way off, but this is way awesome :-)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:50am Joe McG:

Great, Davee, happy to hear it! @Brian: I know, it looks so appealing.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:50am Davee:

HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY . . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:51am Stevel:

Joe McG: Ever see this doc on Shenandoah PA? Rough but good, speaking of depression and intolerance.

lens.blogs.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:52am coelacanth∅:

last time i actually listened to this, c.1975, i thought that was a synth, not a sped up git. ('course i would've been listening to it on pretty crappy equipment)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:52am Joe McG:

@Stevel: Nope, I have to check that out! Back home everyone pronounces it "Shen-dough."
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:53am Joe McG:

@coelacanth/Alex: Pretty cool sped-up guitar effect, no?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:55am medson:

great set
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 10:55am coelacanth∅:

it really is. i'm going to listen to that song again!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for joining me, medson!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:56am steveo:

OK Mr McG you are now notable. I bet Maddon doesn't have as many hits as you....
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:58am βrian:

Terry Fell, M.B.A.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 10:58am Lewis:

Hey @steveo - maybe you could also fix Sarah Knauss who actually lived 100 years more than she is given credit for... (I am a wiki idiot or I would do it myself)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 10:59am βrian:

The Wikidiots. They rock.
  Mon. 7/31/17 10:59am Listener Alexandra:

This set just keeps getting better and better, Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:00am steveo:

@Lewis she lived to the age of 219?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:00am Rev. Turnip Druid:

HA. This definitely scratches a certain Inner City Unit itch.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:00am Rev. Turnip Druid:

...an itch that dare not speak its name. And for which there is no ointment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 11:01am Lewis:

I thought it said 19 - maybe I am more of a wiki idiot than I thought!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:01am Joe McG:

Aw, Alex, ain't you nice! Hey, Rev! Soon to be featured on my premium "Cowpunk Deluxe: UK Edition."
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:01am adrienn_e:

yay splodgenessabounds! a welcome monday morn surprise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 11:02am Lewis:

(ouch) - my error (oy)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:02am steveo:

maybe someone else fixed it before I got there :)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:02am Rev. Turnip Druid:

a cowpunk clicky-star well earned.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:03am Joe McG:

@adrienn_e: I only play the serious punk groups.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 11:03am Lewis:

@steveo - you are very kind!
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:05am Dennis Diken:

the mighty Dictators! always loved this song. nice show Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:06am Threemoons:

LOVE this song. Off to the dentist alas, back later...
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:07am Joe McG:

Hey Dennis! Send this one out to you and all old-movie fans.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:09am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Had that Dictators song in my head Saturday. Must've leaked out mine right into yours, Joe.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:10am BriJet:

<3 William Powell!!!
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:11am Brendan:

Or Asta .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:13am coelacanth∅:

wikipedia asks me periodically if i'd become an information contributor (because i'm a [slight] monetary contributor). i consider it every time i see an entry for a band that says "so & so ARE..." or "so & so WERE a band..." which is grammatically incorrect and sounds idiotic.
...but wikipedia is already a wormhole for me. i'd waste even more time then.
(i are not a millionaire)
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:13am melinda:

Never guessed the tinkles were really guitar.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:14am Davee:

I have to tinkle
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:14am steveo:

Summer days drifting away to oh oh the summer nights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:16am coelacanth∅:

my guitar has to tinkle
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:19am The Oscar:

Bigfoot bluegrass?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:19am Ike:

Awesome picking!
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:19am Mandy:

this is the most stressful music imaginable to assemble ikea furniture to omg....love it though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:21am coelacanth:

haha Mandy that cracked me up!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:21am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha, Mandy! It will help you speed up.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:21am JakeGould:

This music is not stressful. Chris Christie intimidating a fan in a ballpark while holding a thing of nacho is stressful.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:22am melinda:

@coelecanth haha
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:22am Mandy:

it's like keystone cops assembling ikea furniture
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:24am steveo:

@coelacanth∅: Yesterday I learned that the first syllable of your handle does not rhyme with "Joel", but is rather pronounced "see". I have only ever read that word. I still have no idea how to pronounce ∅.

This set is perfect for sitting here at my desk, no IKEA furniture needed.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:24am Mandy:

@Jake, bluegrass is my jam when I'm scooting down the highway but not when I'm trying to read swedish furniture directions
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:24am BronwynB:

good morning joe and everyone. i agree with this song title.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:26am Joe McG:

I know I'm asking for trouble by playing a song with this title!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:27am coelacanth∅:

steveo i mispronounced it myself for a long time -having only read about it and not knowing it was latin based, until a friend corrected me.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:27am medson:

bad music is still better than TV. To me anyway
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:29am Mandy:

Bad music with no commercials is better than no music at all
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:29am Joe McG:

@medson: I'm with you there.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:29am βrian:

My next pet will have to be named Buford.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:29am Davee:

I hate TV
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:29am The Oscar:

@steveo @coelocanth I'll admit to only knowing how to pronounce it from the late '90s Volkswagen ad.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:31am βrian:

I can't hate TV until I get one. That's probably not going to happen.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:31am steveo:

"You Don't Miss Your Water" is a soul song and the debut single written and recorded by American singer William Bell. It was released by Stax Records in 1961. It is Bell's signature song and best known recording.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:32am Joe McG:

@Brian: Excellent idea!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:32am steveo:

Cool beans. I was misremembering this as a Dylan song, recalling the Byrds version.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:32am Listener Alexandra:

Joe, one of these months, can you play the Triffids version of this song? Please???
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:32am JakeGould:

Modern TV is not like old fashioned TV. I think the whole concept of “bingable” multi-episode series shows is ridiculous.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:33am steveo:

Digging the picking on this version.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:33am βrian:

Foecal is is pronounced that way, too. Just so you know ...
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:33am steveo:

Radio >>> TV
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:33am coelacanth∅:

for me, as much as i dislike tv, in general, there is one and only one kind of music the majority of which would be worse to hear than a tv.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:34am Joe McG:

@Alex: Sure, one of these days! I love that song so much I could play it every week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:34am Mark the Sardine:

Great set, Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:34am βrian:

@coel: Heavy Meddle?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:34am Sem Chumbo:

Love that chugging gi-tar a la wa-wa in this. Great set, Joe. Thanks.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:35am Listener Alexandra:

Could you do an entire show or at least a set of "You Don't Miss Your Water"?
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:35am melinda:

Jake I think people binge in part because of the new formats that encourage it. Some of the shows are actually good, too.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:36am JakeGould:

I know people “poo poo” it but I really like the fact I can watch movies and TV shows on my phone. And yes, it’s not like watching a movie in a theater, but honestly most modern movies are not the kind that demand a full theater. Like documentaries? I have no reason to sit in a dark theater and watch a documentary that way.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:37am steveo:

@Joe: the custard-suckin' didn't suck

@coel: that's funny about the pronunciation

@β: good mnemonic; probably could use a œ, right?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:37am Joe McG:

Thanks, Mark! @Alex: That's not a bad idea!
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:38am Dean:

Love this Goose Creek Symphony tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 11:38am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, fleeting visit. All pet related things today.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:38am βrian:

I watch on a 15-inch laptop, in bed. But that's as small as I can go. Otherwise, I feel as if I'm watching through a jeweler's loupe.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:39am Listener Alexandra:

I'll be listening, Joe ;-)
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:39am Brendan:

This river don't go to Aintry.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:39am βrian:

@BUK: How fare the chooks?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:41am Joe McG:

@Alex: I know I can count on you!
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:41am melinda:

I got used to a 15in laptop but now that I've got an iMac I enjoy the movies more.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:41am steveo:

"A ska version of [don't miss your water] was recorded by Peter Tosh And The Wailers in 1965." You got that one, Joe?
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:43am Joe McG:

@steveo: I don't, but I'm gonna get it! :)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:43am steveo:

:)
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:44am paul:

I wish Ken Burns (or someone) would do a doc on reggae/ska.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:45am Listener Alexandra:

Even though I always miss the two sets of every show, I'm still here!
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:45am βrian:

Ooh, yes. With all black & white stills.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

Yee-haw, Joe's gone real country!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 11:46am Stay Frosty:

Yes! Need a ska fix.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:46am Dean:

@paul: Haven't seen it, but I found it via a search for work by Roger Steffens: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1517069/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_6
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:46am annie:

ok, one scary-ass movie to watch: "Born to Kill" with lawrence tierney
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:46am coelacanth∅:

βrian, someone will take issue with me, but i'm fairly used that so!
...no - rap music of the posturing, aggressive, winey but somehow supposedly badass variety. (i'm clearly not sure how to appropriately describe it or categorise it) ...but the kind of rap that i sometimes endure at my favorite pub, that if it goes on for a while changes the atmosphere to a macho, bravado filled, tense bullshitfest.
i'd rather hear a tv than that, if i average out a variety of tv programming.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:48am JakeGould:

@coelacanth∅: You mean Sugar Ray? Nobody likes Sugar Ray.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:52am melinda:

I just read that Sam Shepard died.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:52am Dean:

Yow, @melinda! Didn't see that one coming.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:54am melinda:

Me neither. Only 73.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 11:55am Mick:

@JakeGould - ha! However you slice it, this here today is some damn good music. (Bad) tv can go home and cry.
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:55am Dean:

I was on the board of trustees for four years of the non-profit Shepard started in SF, Playwrights Foundation. They just wrapped up their annual festival.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:55am steveo:

thanks for the very enjoyable show, Joe. Have a a good visit to PA.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 11:56am Mick:

@Melinda - oh no!
     Mon. 7/31/17 11:56am 12539:

Thanks, Joe. (and Happy Birthday, Mrs McGasko!)
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everyone. Won't be here next week, so I'll see you in two. Tune in for the great Bill Mac as I roam the wilds of Pennsyltucky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:56am coelacanth∅:

Jake, i don't know much sugar ray music, but what i've heard is nothing like what i'm talking about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:57am pantz:

Yinz have a good vacation @Joe
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:57am Dean:

Go ahead and close the show with "New Teller" off that same Beserkley comp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:57am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 11:58am annie:

thanks joe, have a good break..
  Mon. 7/31/17 11:59am melinda:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/31/17 12:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe! have a good time in pa.
Avatar    Mon. 7/31/17 5:11pm Joe McG:

On this show I identified "Eastern Rain" as a Gordon Lightfoot song. Whoops! It's Joni Mitchell, of course. I guess I was thinking of "Early Morning Rain."
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