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Options October 23, 2017: Some People You May Know

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Bo Diddley  Bo Diddley   Options His Greatest Sides, Volume One  Chess/Sugar Hill  1983  LP  From 1955; Bo did it  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Joe Reisman's Orchestra and Chorus  Bo Diddley   Options Bo Diddley Beats  Rhino  1992  CD  From 1959  0:04:25 (MP3 | )
Fats Waller  Christopher Columbus   Options Handful of Keys  Proper  2004  CD  From 1936; not a popular fella nowadays  0:06:28 (MP3 | )
The Lion  Bing Crosby   Options 78 single  Decca  1937  MP3  accompanied by Sa Gomes Rhythm Boys; BING!  0:09:53 (MP3 | )
Memphis Minnie  Ma Rainey   Options New & the Blues: Telling It Like It Is  Columbia  1990  CD  From 1940; I had something to say about Ma  0:12:18 (MP3 | )
Lead Belly  Jean Harlow   Options Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy Vol. 3  Smithsonian Folkways  1998  CD  From 1944; the Blonde Bombshell  0:14:57 (MP3 | )
Prince Buster  Al Capone   Options FABulous Greatest Hits  Sequel  1993  CD  From 1964; not a nice man  0:16:39 (MP3 | )
The Skatalites  Fidel Castro   Options Foundation Ska  Heartbeat  1997  CD  From 1965; rocked that beard  0:19:41 (MP3 | )
Adanéh Téka  Bob Marley   Options Éthiopiques Vol. 2: Tètchawèt  Buda Musique  1998  CD  From 1996; Don't you worry 'bout a ting  0:22:55 (MP3 | )
Nancy Dupree with a Group of Rochester, NY Youngsters  James Brown   Options Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul  The Numero Group  2016  CD  From 1969; mi-SO-ba!  0:27:38 (MP3 | )
 
Prefab Sprout  Faron Young   Options Steve McQueen  Sony Legacy  2007  CD  From 1985; forgive me, Faron Young  0:38:23 (MP3 | )
The Go-Betweens  Lee Remick   Options '78 'til 79: The Lost Album  Jetset  1999  CD  Oh, Lee  0:41:13 (MP3 | )
The Cleaners from Venus  Clara Bow   Options Golden Cleaners  Tangerine  1993  CD  From 1987; the It girl  0:43:44 (MP3 | )
The Clientele  Joseph Cornell   Options Suburban Light  Merge  2014  CD  From 2001; boxes, little boxes  0:47:19 (MP3 | )
The Jazz Butcher  Peter Lorre   Options Big Questions: The Gift of Music Vol. 2  Glass  1987  LP  squidgy bear  0:49:39 (MP3 | )
Disco Zombies  Mary Millington   Options Drums Over London  Acute  2011  LP  From 1980; blue gal  0:53:21 (MP3 | )
Vincent Priceless  John Cale   Options Hunky Panky  Vincent Priceless  2017  MP3  From listener Vincent Priceless about a musical Welshman  0:58:05 (MP3 | )
John Cale  Pablo Picasso   Options Helen of Troy  Island  1975  LP  asshole?  1:01:21 (MP3 | )
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers  Vincent Van Gogh   Options Rockin' and Romance  Twin/Tone  1985  LP  brush up  1:04:37 (MP3 | )
The Young Fresh Fellows  Amy Grant   Options The Men Who Loved Music  Frontier  1987  LP  go to Alaska with Amy  1:06:57 (MP3 | )
Fredda  Barry White   Options Tout Mes Aventures  Mis  2007  MP3  maybe Fredda was there  1:10:51 (MP3 | )
The Beach Boys  Johnny Carson   Options The Beach Boys Love You  Reprise  1977  LP  Heeeeeeere's Johnny!  1:12:56 (MP3 | )
Sifl and Olly  Claire Danes   Options No Album  No Label  1997  MP3  grungy socks  1:15:55 (MP3 | )
Wesley Willis  Jello Biafra   Options Feel the Power  Def American  1996  CD  Jello shots  1:17:41 (MP3 | )
The Mighty Ions  Pedro Morales   Options Claws! Throbbing Lobster Vol. 3  Throbbing Lobster  1985  LP  grappler  1:20:22 (MP3 | )
Redd Kross  Linda Blair   Options Born Innocent  Frontier  1986  LP  From 1982; born innocent  1:23:56 (MP3 | )
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45 r.p.m. records about people
Unrest  Cath Carroll   Options single  Teenbeat  1993  45  Cath , whoah-oh  1:32:46 (MP3 | )
Christmas  Wilhelm Reich   Options single  Iridescence  1984  45  Reich or wrong?   1:35:36 (MP3 | )
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford  John Henry   Options single  Capitol  1956  45  He's so real  1:38:18 (MP3 | )
Jimmy Wakely and George Cates' Orchestra and Chorus  James Dean   Options single  Coral  1956  45  Jim Dean of Indiana  1:41:10 (MP3 | )
The Giant Sunflower  Mark Twain   Options single  Ode  1967  45  Rollin' down the river  1:43:51 (MP3 | )
The Cheesedogs  Rita Jenrette   Options single  Cheddar Pup  1981  45  Princess Rita  1:46:28 (MP3 | )
Harry Toledo and the Rockets  John Glenn   Options single  Spy  1977  45  produced by our pal John Cale (see above) about this fella  1:49:36 (MP3 | )
The Byrds  Pretty Boy Floyd   Options single  Columbia  1968  45  he never drove a family from their home  1:54:04 (MP3 | )
Nick Lowe  Marie Provost   Options single  Stiff  1977  45  "Bowi" EP; not just a doggie's dinner  1:56:45 (MP3 | )
 
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci  Kevin Ayers   Options Tatay  Ankst  1994  CD  joy of a boy  2:09:21 (MP3 | )
Yo La Tengo  Tom Courtenay   Options Tom Courtenay CD single  Matador  1995  CD  TC  2:10:40 (MP3 | )
The Replacements  Alex Chilton   Options Pleased to Meet Me  Rhino  2008  CD  alternate version, 1987; about a man called destruction  2:14:46 (MP3 | )
Family Fodder  Debbie Harry   Options More Great Hits!  Jungle  2008  CD  From 1980; rapture  2:18:13 (MP3 | )
Human Sexual Response  Jackie Onassis   Options DIY: Mass. Ave.: The Boston Scene (1975-83)  Rhino  1993  CD  From 1980; Jackie, Oh  2:20:42 (MP3 | )
Julian Cope  Robert Mitchum   Options Skellington  Copeco/Zippo  1989  CD  smoked pot  2:24:21 (MP3 | )
Gerry Rafferty  Mary Skeffington   Options Can I Have My Money Back?  Transatlantic  1971  LP  his mom!  2:27:22 (MP3 | )
Paul Bley Trio  Ida Lupino   Options Closer  ESP-Disk'  2008  CD  From 1965; sweet as apple cida  2:29:33 (MP3 | )
Belle & Sebastian  Seymour Stein   Options The Boy with the Arab Strap  Matador  1998  LP  punk rock pal  2:32:22 (MP3 | )
Tony Hazzard  Paul McCartney   Options Was That Alright Then?  Bronze  1973  LP  I have no idea who this is  2:36:49 (MP3 | )
Billy Bragg and Wilco  Ingrid Bergman   Options Mermaid Avenue  Elektra  1998  CD  me again, writing about my love  2:38:59 (MP3 | )
Rachel's  Frida Kahlo   Options Handwriting LP  Quarterstick  1995  CD  not Fredda  2:40:37 (MP3 | )
Kraftwerk  Franz Schubert   Options Trans-Europe Express  Capitol  1977  LP  poor Franz  2:42:30 (MP3 | )
Van Dyke Parks  Van Dyke Parks   Options Song Cycle  Edsel  1988  CD  From 1968; get in the Van  2:47:10 (MP3 | )
Richard and Danny Thompson  Alexander Graham Bell   Options RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson  Free Reed  2006  CD  From 2005; you can ring my Bell  2:48:03 (MP3 | )
Buddy Holly  Bo Diddley   Options The Complete Buddy Holly  MCA  1979  LP  From 1956/1962 ; he's a man  2:51:21 (MP3 | )


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:03am pantz:

DJ Jazzy Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:04am annie:

yip yips should come at 9am.... jus' sayin' .... good morning joe!! it's just me being a nit-picker...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:06am Threemoons:

Morning Joe, fellow YipYips. Running out the door as my subway station is closed until June and I got me some walking to do...catch you all on the flipside!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:06am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Album Orientation Week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:06am Sean B.:

Bo knows!. Good morning Joe and all!. :-)
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 9:06am V Priceless:

a morning of goodness to you, Mr. Joe!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 9:07am Sem Chumbo:

When I was still lifting weights, the bo diddley squat was my best thing.
Hello, Joe, McGaskoes, and Surface Noise curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:07am Brian in UK:

Ole Bo's knows.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:07am Brendan:

Morning all you square guitar cats
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:07am dale:

this version of vo diddley is EXCELLENT. will we have an entire show of bo diddley's?
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:08am melinda:

Great idea dale
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:08am Beavo:

Proof that white people can ruin anything
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:09am pantz:

How about some Esquivel this morning, Joe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Drats...was hoping for three hours of Bo Diddley. Well, maybe another time. Hi, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:11am BennettCap:

Today we play the name game!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:12am annie:

i can smell the fish cakes cooking, be right back..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:13am Sean B.:

One of Bo's last interviews before his death, am interview on some radio station is simply hilarious and priceless (as such was he as a person and musician). He's carrying on about how freaky the whole wireless age is to him and going on about how he feels all women are crazy and such. But speaks of such things with such practicality and humor that it isn't offensive sounding whatsoever. The greatest.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:14am queems:

this is like a musical book report
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:14am Davee:

Hey Joe - Good morning!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:15am Davee:

Esquivel would be a really fine addition!
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:17am medson:

King of the 12 string
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:17am Brian in UK:

Esquivel is too mainstream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:18am steveo:

Hey Joe! Where you goin' with that record in your hand?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:20am Joe McG:

Hello, radio friends, welcome to the show featuring people you may know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:24am Krys O.:

Neat concept!
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:25am zopa:

Hey Joe. Do you know Billy Hunt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:25am Krys O.:

I predict that we'll hear Marie Provost perhaps.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:26am Joe McG:

@zopa: The Jam song? @Krys: Perhaps! :)
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:27am zopa:

@Joe. The very one.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:32am Gregory:

Not sure who else has played this song on WFMU, but it's wonderful. Thanks.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:33am Brendan:

Its a cavalcade of stars! You would be doing us a great disservice if you omitted the great Joe McGasko song by Jim Price
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:35am pantz:

Hey Joe, did you get my email about upping my SFL? I sent it over the weekend and haven't seen a reply. Won't you take my money?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:35am Brian in UK:

ALPHABETICAL
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:37am Davee:

Any songs about Charlie Manson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:38am Davee:

Or Justin Beeber?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:39am steveo:

self-imposed constraints are fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:39am Davee:

self imposed constipation
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:40am steveo:

i don't get the metaphor; wouldn't constipation result in dead air?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:41am Joe McG:

@pantz: I did, pantz, but I wasn't in the office, so I'll get back to you after the show today. Thanks so much for raising your S4L! It helps us out a lot. And thanks to all you other "radio" folks for your help.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:41am davefromtoronto:

you'd cover a lot of ground with that "life is a rock" tune...
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:41am Lixiviated Life:

how 'bout Pablo Picasso ('cause he's no...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:43am Brian in UK:

Double header.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:43am northguineahills:

The downtown plaza of the new town I moved to is named after Bo Diddley.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:44am KP:

Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:44am Brian in UK:

Joe, showing my age, ghot any songs about Loretta Young. (No Moby Grape)
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:45am sugarwolf:

Hey, spoilers there, Go-Betweens!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:46am Joe McG:

@Brian: I wish, but no! @Lixivated Life: Likely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:47am Brian in UK:

The British Set.
Apologies for any typos, the cat is walking all over the keyboard at the same time.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am queems:

i know a song about timothy leary but it isn't called timothy leary
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am tadpoles:

Great idea for a show Joe.....and great to hear the Cleaners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am steveo:

Clara Bow appeared in 11 "talkies" though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am dale:

toto's rosanna doesn't count - i see we need the full name. if only they had named it 'rosanna arquette'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am Cheri Pi:

Heya Joe! Been looking forward to this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:48am Brian in UK:

Moody Blues did one about TL on In Search of a Lost Chord.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 9:49am Roberto:

That's it, I'm switching to the app. My laptop connection is too ferkakt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:49am dale:

legend of a mind doesn't fit the mold here.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:49am queems:

@brian in uk yes!! that is what i was referring to
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:50am queems:

legend of a mind
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:50am Hugh:

Great concept show! Terry Waite Sez (The Fall) and/or What Would Brian Boitano Do maybe. F%#*in El. It's Fred Titmus.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:51am Joe McG:

Yes, I'm being very strict with myself to make it tougher. No "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives" or "Here's to the State of Richard Nixon" or "Gary Gilmore's Eyes."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:51am chad from oregon:

Thank you for playing Clara Bow. That hit all of the right spots (as Clara also tends to).
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 9:52am Roberto:

There's that Emma Stone song but I don't recall if it's called simply "Emma Stone" or something longer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:52am steveo:

i'm curious if any of the songs will be about a currently living person (there have been some about people who were alive when the songs were recorded [Bo Diddley's eponymous song, for example]).
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:52am ?:

Humma, humma, humma???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:52am dale:

can it be a person and then something they did and/or are doing or a descriptor? like 'buffy's dead' or 'gary gilmour's eyes'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:53am dale:

'lucky little squigey bear?'
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:53am davefromtoronto:

he's a prick?
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:53am Morgan:

I’m here like a little squidgy bear, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:54am dale:

it's a fun guessing game but i think our deejay has it under control.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:54am northguineahills:

I heard pizza lorry, and was hoping for a pizza truck to appear outside....
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:54am Joe McG:

My pleasure, Chad. @dave: "He's a brick," I think? Brian from UK, clarify this lingo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:54am Brian in UK:

@dale strictly Christian Surname. Though ofcourse people changed their names in search of fame.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:55am Davee:

Oh, man, I'm just sitting here waiting for the next name to come up, I'm supposed to be working!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:55am Barney Grubbs:

Moon Guen Young?
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:55am Schnipp:

Joe — thanks so much for this set. Tremendous Monday-morning-been-working-almost-4-hours pleasure. Aroused by Clara Bow and Lee Remick.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:56am davefromtoronto:

what a fun idea for the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:56am Brian in UK:

Old expression You're a brick, Angela. Meaning good, solid like a brick will hold your house up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:56am Brian in UK:

Mary Millington was a porn star.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 9:57am Joe McG:

My pleasure, Schnipp. @Brian: I'm going to put links to all the personalities on the playlist later today so people can read about the people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 9:57am dale:

joan of arc makes the cut.
  Mon. 10/23/17 9:58am queems:

i hope these are all in alphabetical order
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 9:58am coelacanth∅:

good morning Joe and others
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:00am coelacanth∅:

Yeah VP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:01am Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh, it's *this* show!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:02am Davee:

Vincent Priceless seems like a good name for a band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:02am northguineahills:

Ha, already love this VP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:03am Passaic River Blues:

Props to VP!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:04am V Priceless:

ha Joe! Thanks for spinning this.....and this!! : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:04am Brian in UK:

Get VP on the next Marathon finale
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:05am Joe McG:

Thanks for sending it in, VP!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:05am Schnipp:

Heard Cale do PP at the Academy of Music on East 14th in one of the best shows ever.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:05am davefromtoronto:

i heard that georges braque called him an a-hole at least once...
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:05am BronwynB:

hey joe and everyone!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:06am duke:

Weird cosmic coincidence - Napster has a playlist of songs named after famous people. I randomly clicked on Johnathan Richmond's version of Pablo Picasso just before John Cale's version started playing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:06am northguineahills:

nice segue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:09am Brian in UK:

Somehow still feels like a singles show.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:10am Agent Peter:

Very clever theme Joe. Very enjoyable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:10am MD:

AMY GRANT!!! PRAISE SATAN!!!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:11am frenchee:

Oh you card, Joe McG I love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:11am pantz:

Unadulterrated Shlock is the name of my new Christian Rock band.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:11am Asheville Jon:

any songs about Nana Mouskouri?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:11am frenchee:

I'm sad I missed "Peter Lorre"
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:12am I beg You:

For the love of all that is good - don't play Yoko Ono by The Barenaked Ladies. Please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:12am MD:

in a truly religiously tolerant country we should be allowed to worship Satan...he just loved god more than humans...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:13am coelacanth∅:

i'm sorry i missed Clara Bow. what a babe!
     Mon. 10/23/17 10:13am BarbR:

Amy! Amy Grant! <3!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:15am BronwynB:

YES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:15am coelacanth∅:

is amy grant the only person represented here who's not physically dead?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am I beg You:

JOhn Cale's not dead.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am BronwynB:

what strikes me the most about this record is not that brian made it (he is crazy after all) but that the other four beach boys went along with it
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am foofs:

Julian Cope's 'Robert Mitchum' would certainly be in keeping.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am Joe McG:

Believe it or not, "Johnny Carson" is not the only song about a late-night talk show host.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am northguineahills:

Last I heard, John Cale is still kicking...
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am davefromtoronto:

while you're at it don't play "brian wilson" by barenaked ladies either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:16am Passaic River Blues:

Cale ain't dead yet.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:17am Brendan:

The Beach Boys track sounds suspiciously like Passionate objective Jokerfan
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:17am I beg You:

What davefromtoronto said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:18am coelacanth∅:

ngh - oops! i knew that! i wasn't thinking.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:18am Morgan:

John Cale better be alive because I’m seeing him in November
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:18am sugarwolf:

Sifl and Olay!!!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:18am BronwynB:

@brendan: that's so true. the beach boys did it first! but at least brian tried to rhyme which the jokerfan doesn't really
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:18am sugarwolf:

Olly, stupid autocorrect!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am Morgan:

How about GWAR’s Ollie North
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am I beg You:

A lot can happen in a week, Morgan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am Michele:

I love Sifl and Olly, they have a song called Sunny Side Up about if a girl was an egg she'd be sunny side up.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am Asheville Jon:

any songs about Angela Lansbury?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am steveo:

Claire Danes makes 3 among the living
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am annie:

i'm sitting here thinking, "how did he find all these tunes?"
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am BronwynB:

i wrote a song yesterday called Langley Collyer so this show is oddly perfect for me right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am Michele:

PLAY Sifl and Olly's SUNNY SIDE UP JOE!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:19am Asheville Jon:

MDC does a lovely little song about John Wayne
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am steveo:

Castro, Marley & Brown were alive when the songs came out. (Maybe others.)
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am Morgan:

Sifl and Ollie! You just reminded me
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am grubbus:

I love this song! Wesley Willis forever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am northguineahills:

Wesley Willis!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am Balls_Benedict:

Rock over London. Rock on Chicago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:20am coelacanth∅:

yes that mdc song is an old classic!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:21am bbobnyc:

genius.... !
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:21am Dennis Diken:

when Johnny Carson was asked about the Beach Boys' tribute to him in an interview he said that he'd heard it and added "it is not a classic"
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:21am frenchee:

@bronwynB: I was thinking the same thing about Brian and the Boys. I love Wesley Willis. Somebody should write a song about HIM.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:21am Asheville Jon:

WW and Narduar: www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:23am Morgan:

@I beg you I know! Take nothing for granted. So sayeth the Mael bros
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:23am BronwynB:

someone should write a song called The Mael Bros
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:23am Agent Peter:

Wow.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:23am BronwynB:

though i guess it would only fit this show if it was about one or the other
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:24am I beg You:

Crazily enough, there doesn't seem to be any songs titled Frank Sinatra or Bob Dylan.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:24am Rev. Turnip Druid:

HOLY CRAP, I missed a Sifl & Olly piece. That was the peak of television programming of all time forever plus infinity. Behold. I have spoken.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:24am βrian:

This music has such gravitas! It's nutritious!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:24am V Priceless:

@ Morgan - same here, re: Cale gigs in Nov! Ha!

@fish - mdc just played in Bklyn this weekend - kicking self for missing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:25am Krys O.:

@I be You: Yes, there are. Syd Barrett and the Minutemen had songs with Bob Dylan in the title.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:25am Barney Grubbs:

PEDRO www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:25am Morgan:

Bronwyn that could be an opera
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:25am dale:

someone HAD to write a song about karen valentine!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:25am steveo:

epic set!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:26am I beg You:

In the title. Not THE title.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:26am jim in the d:

@I beg you
there was a Helmet song titled Sinatra
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:27am I beg You:

How about Barbra Manning's song Dock Ellis?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:27am Agent Peter:

Can the Butthole SUrfers' Julio Iglesias be far behind?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:27am The Oscar:

Been busy with work, but just wanted to chime in to say that hearing Sifl & Olly made my morning!
     Mon. 10/23/17 10:27am Listener Robert:

Thanks for playing that calypso number an hour ago. I'd been in the mood for calypso since catching a DJ on 91.5 (maybe WNYE, maybe not, in Sussex Co. NJ) on Fri. night soliciting donations for apparently the last of a weekly series of calypsos. I tried searching FMA for calypso, but it's not among their indexed genres.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:28am lisa:

When you put the call out I forgot to contribute, but just remembered the Pocket Fishrmen's "Amy Carter".
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:28am BronwynB:

in my screenwriting class senior of college a guy wrote a screenplay about dock ellis. mine was about the beach boys, surprise suprise.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:28am I beg You:

If I understand the way this works, the song title has to be both names, and nothing else.
     Mon. 10/23/17 10:30am Listener Robert:

I figure "Oscar Levant"'s got to be a gimme in this compilation. Too obvious.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:31am Listener Alexandra:

Oh wow...crowd sourcing becomes reality! So excited to hear the rest of this show :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:31am steveo:

SHARI LEWIS JUST TURNED OVER IN HER GRAVE
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:31am duke:

The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan has some songs about WFMU DJs, but they don't just have the DJ's names as titles. For example. Radio Woman Liz Berg Deserves This Song Tribute
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:31am βrian:

"Toutes mes aventures," no?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:32am Schnipp:

If no one ever did a Tom Snyder song, they should have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:32am steveo:

only maybe ;)
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:32am nardo:

love that Redd Kross song. I also thought of another one I like Lee Remick by the go-betweens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:33am coelacanth∅:

i beg you there is that Bowie song about Dylan (Zimmerman), but not by title.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:34am Schnipp:

@nardo lee remick came earlier in the set
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:34am BriJet:

Joeeeyyyyyyyy
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:34am nardo:

I didn't even know you played that just tuning in
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:34am steveo:

I don't believe in Zimmerman; I only believe in that Barenaked Ladies song about Yoko, and me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:35am Little Danny:

Still my fave Unrest song
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:35am Faye:

i need everyone to know that i screamed "CATH CARROLL" as soon as you said unrest
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:35am Marc Francis:

Howdy Joe! Howdy all y'all!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:35am Wendy del Formaggio:

Good morning, Joe!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:36am Schnipp:

Dylan’s Joeeeeeeyyyy would’ve mellowed the set’s harsh
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:36am Bob:

Bare Naked Ladies have a bunch of name songs! just sayin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:36am coelacanth∅:

VP that's sad! - and i missed Roedelius yesterday in my town, for 8 bucks at a college, because i was not in my town. sucks.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:37am Joe McG:

FAYE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:38am dale:

does madness' song 'michael caine' work? i don't know if that's the official name or if it's my name is michael caine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:38am Krys O.:

Mission of Burma had a song about Nancy Reagan's Big Head.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:38am Joe McG:

@Bob: I'd like to, Bob, but I just can't go there!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:39am rick armstrong:

This is a great idea, Joe, like Meghan's Underwater Theme Park. A few other ones to consider: Yo La Tengo Tom Courtenay, Garland Jeffreys Lon Chaney, Magnetic Fields Ferdinand de Saussure, though maybe that one is too obvious. and a historical reference that is very particular Able Tasmans Michael Fay
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:39am Joe McG:

@dale: I couldn't tell, either, dale, so I eliminated it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:40am thedunkel:

! WENDY ! JOE !
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:40am Schnipp:

You did NOT play a song about Wilhelm Reich!!! Jesus it’s mornings like this that make me adore FMU.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:40am Joe McG:

@rick: Yes, for all I know this is old hat for Meghan, but I'm being especially strict: first name/surname, that's it.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:41am V Priceless:

@ fish: wow! I saw that he was in the states doing appearances, but it was on the left coast! whoa that's too bad!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:41am Schnipp:

John Henry? I thought no fictional names?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:42am Joe McG:

@Schnipp: I looked him up, real guy!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:43am I beg You:

Seymour Stein. And did John Henry actually exist? This may have to be disqualifed. But if it counts, then Casey Jones has to count.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:44am Joe McG:

@Ibegyou: Casey Jones was also a real guy.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:44am BriJet:

What?!! #Hoosiers
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:44am Tim 07030:

Hi Joe! Pretty sure the title is just 'Michael Caine' even though it features the actual Michael Caine repeatedly saying 'my name is Michael Caine', so the confusion is understandable (if not particularly interesting!)
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:44am Wendy del Formaggio:

DUNKEL!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:44am Brendan:

Biographical ballads that enlighten and entertain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:45am Little Danny:

"James Dean" is bonkers. I can almost hear Joe Meek producing some astrophonic version of this
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:45am Andy the painter:

JH? real guy? must research.

will rigby has a funny song abt Dylan called "Leanin on Bob"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:45am annie:

www.ibiblio.org...

two sides to that story
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am Brian in UK:

Who is the DJ round here?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am Wendy del Formaggio:

The MSR singers/Rodd Keith did a song called "Richard Nixon." It's a classic! (I also watched "All the President's Men" last night, so that guy is on my mind.)
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am GeoEnvi:

Bowie on "Bob Dylan" or "Andy Warhol"?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am Brendan:

That JD tune made me want sausage
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am V Priceless:

anyone remember the ancient animated 'cartoon' about John Henry? It was done in the 'Davey & Goliath' manner, from same era probably - it left a lasting impression on my young mind.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:46am Asheville Jon:

hey annie, how's it going?
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:47am I beg You:

Geee Davey.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:47am βrian:

What, claymation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:48am Brian in UK:

See, I love Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana but of course non starter.
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:48am GeoEnvi:

I always wanted to put together a playlist of songs that we're exactly 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min etc in length.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:48am V Priceless:

@ Brian: yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:48am zopa:

Joe, I am saddened that your self imposed restrictions will result in the exclusion of Lord Brynner's "Congo War." Such a good song with so many names of real people. I will carry this sadness with me for the rest of the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:48am doctorjazz:

Sounds like Mamas and the Papas some (The Giant Sunflower, that is)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:49am annie:

hi A Jon, doin' ok... i'm glad we have a little rain.. @Vincent: i was replaying that cartoon in my head!!!! i loved it.. we got our best folk education back then
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:49am pantz:

Mmmm...cheesedogs and RC cola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:49am Brian in UK:

You cannot forget what you never knew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:49am Tim 07030:

I remember Rita! But in the headlines, not from this song, which is pretty great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:50am dale:

after her playboy spread rita seemed to disappear
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:50am Joe McG:

@zopa: Sorry about that zopa! Have a cheesedog!
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:51am KP:

Ha! A friend wrote and recorded a song about Rita Jenrett
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:51am Asheville Jon:

a little rain? ha! yeah, we sure do need it, but this morning has been a bit crazy! it's not helping my motivation level at all.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 10:52am V Priceless:

@ annie - yes! so cool! I gotta search for that on yootube - wonder if it's out there somewhere....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:52am zopa:

@Joe On a stick! Great show, despite my sadness.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:52am Joe McG:

Whhoooops, forgot that this Harry Toledo has the labels reversed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:53am Itzall Ablurr:

Super fun show! Sadly, The Boomtown Rats had to include the parenthetical disclaimer ahead of "(I never loved) Eva Braun", disqualifying it from the set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:53am doctorjazz:

John Glenn track has some Velvets feel (makes sense with the John Cale production)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:53am Threemoons:

Hello again fellow YipYips! Crappy firewall at crappy job is down, so I can join you so far today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

Did anyone notice a guest DJ spinning 45s with Samantha on her show last night? www.wfmu.org... (Hint: the guest DJ's name appears somewhere on this playist.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 10:56am annie:

@ asheville jon: i think the civic center should give us residents of the vanderbilt free tickets to their late-night concerts. it's a tease to hear the rumblings of a band without the experience..
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:56am Asheville Jon:

hey threemoons
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:56am Brian in UK:

Excellent choice. He was real. Like Kayce Jones.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:56am Hughie Considine:

Patiently waiting for Alex Chilton when he comes around ...
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:57am Joe McG:

@ken: I'm still thinking about those lemon zest cupcakes!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:57am Asheville Jon:

who's been playing there annie? i don't go downtown very often, too many tourists
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:57am melinda:

I love this version of PBF
  Mon. 10/23/17 10:58am KP:

Boids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:58am Brian in UK:

@melinda remember buying this album when it came out. An eyeopener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 10:59am Krys O.:

w00t!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 10:59am Wild Neil:

I remember Rita Jeanrette from that spread. It was kinda modest actually. PG 13 almost.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:00am Brian in UK:

Guess you all know why Bowi is called so.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:00am Faye:

I LOVE this Nick Lowe song so much!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:00am The Oscar:

Marie Provost! I had read Hollywood Babylon before hearing the song, but it took me a few listens to make the connection. When I realized what the chorus was actually saying I laughed out loud.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:01am Laura L:

Played this Nick Lowe enough times to make my 45 pop and hiss too. Great program today, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:01am Gary:

Hey, it's the People set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:01am Itzall Ablurr:

Nick perpetuating FAKE NEWS! A grisley Hollywood Babylon myth.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:01am melinda:

@brian cool! I heard it later but yeah, it made an impression.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am annie:

we had buddy guy!! and a couple rocker bands... i'm going to have to subscribe to their website news-thingy...
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am Sem Chumbo:

Timothy Leary's Dead.
(No, no, no, no, he's on the outside looking in)
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am Schnipp:

Prevost, if the still’s to be believed. “Her body was not discovered until January 23, after neighbors complained about her dog's incessant barking. A houseboy found her body after entering her room. Police found several empty liquor bottles in the room along with a promissory note to Joan Crawford for $110.” — Wiki

Been there.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am I beg You:

Rita Jenrette is now a princess.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am melinda:

I'd forgotten all about RJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Joe - Great, glad they worked out. Next time, I'll bring some frosting for those who prefer theirs frosted. The whipped cream wouldn't have fared well without being refrigerated all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:05am dale:

i'm glad candle in the wind isn't in this formula. a punk or death metal version might be neat.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:06am The Oscar:

I caught part of some movie on TCM a while back, and thought one of the supporting actresses was pretty great. IMDb'd it, and sure enough, it was Ms. Prevost. Kinda spooked me.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:08am Asheville Jon:

cool annie. i think i heard about buddy guy on the radio. alshouth i don't listen to local radio often because of fmu.....
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:08am yippie:

Joe McG my favorite Casey Jones is by Billy Murray and the American Quartet
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:08am melinda:

Wasn't WR the one who invented the orgone box? There's a museum here in Maine dedicated to him, it might be his former home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Certainly, a song called "Abe Vigoda" must exist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:12am crateslinger:

There was a punk band named Abe Vigoda and they had a title song.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:13am GeoEnvi:

Cassavetes by Fugazi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:13am northguineahills:

A fave YLT of mine! (Well most of are to begin w/!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:13am crateslinger:

The one on wikipedia is not the one I'm talking about.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:13am Roberto:

I saw Tom Courtenay in a one-person play in 1997.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am northguineahills:

Didn't Le Tigre do a song about Cassavetes?
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am Laura L:

@ Melinda, Yes it was WR, and yes the Reich Museum way up in Maine is his former home--I visited it three or four years ago and can attest it is well worth a visit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am pantz:

Weird Al did a song about the great Charles Nelson Reilly.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am Will:

I wrote a song about Edie The Egg Lady, I can send it.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am Bob:

Ok, no BNL. How about "David Duchovney" by Bree Sharp???? Please??? :)
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:14am Morgan:

King Missile’s Martin Scorsese. Lots of F though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am paul b:

I knew Mark during the period when wrote Cath Carroll. She had done a song with the band Miaow a 12" "When It All Comes Down" which was a big hit with us at U.Md's station WMUC. He was fascinated by her and wrote that song. She later married one of the members of Big Black, Steve Albini's band
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am KP:

I dreamed Wfmu played Joe Hill last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am northguineahills:

There was a good Wilhelm Reich doc once on Netflix that was nice....
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am melinda:

Ngh yes, What's Your Take on Cassavetes
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am Roberto:

Not surprisingly, he was the one person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:15am Brian in UK:

Tom Courtenay in The Dresser playing opposite Albert Finney was one of his best.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:16am melinda:

@Laura I'd love to visit but don't get away from Portland much, can't drive long distances.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:17am MD:

Hey Joe...How about Garibaldi by Jurassics....???
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:17am Roberto:

YAS Alex Chilton!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:17am Sem Chumbo:

Agreed, Brian. Brilliant x 1,000.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:17am melinda:

Brian I agree
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am Schnipp:

When WR had no where else to live because he’d been hounded and driven nuts by the McCarthyites, he moved to Rangely, Maine to conduct his orgone experiments.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am Henry:

i like this version
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am Threemoons:

Surely there is a tribute song to David Bowie out there somewhere?
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am frenchee:

Second @Roberto's YAASSSS
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am BronwynB:

flight of the conchords have a bowie song but it's just his last name
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:18am Brendan:

Aw man I miss Alex
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:19am northguineahills:

Thanks melinda, good to know my brain still works!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:19am Roberto:

YAS to both the song and its subject.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:20am Schnipp:

And who can forget Dušan Makavejev’s Yugoslav classic movie, “W.R. — Mysteries of the Organism”?

Fame is so fleeting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:20am Passaic River Blues:

Love this song, love this band. Excellent selection, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:21am Threemoons:

Oooh ooh how about "Robert DiNero" by Bananrama?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:22am Joe McG:

@Threemoons: I like that one, but I think it's called "Robert DeNiro's Waiting." I think!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:22am Threemoons:

Bronwyn--did not that know that...thx
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:22am Brian in UK:

@Threemoons I was very saddened when Bananarama became the biggest selling female group overtaking the Supremes in the UK.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:22am Schnipp:

JACKIE!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:23am Threemoons:

Joe I defer to your memory over mine any day! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:23am Brian in UK:

Jungle Records Rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:23am Summer and Michael:

Jackie O! Yeah!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:24am I beg You:

If that saddens you, keep in mind that Jewel is the best selling American "poet".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:24am Parq:

The Humans (as we used to call them in Boston in '79)! This is the soundtrack of my slacker year (what we now call a gap year).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:24am Tim 07030:

1980 WBCN flashback in progress...plus this was one of the first songs I ever bought off iTunes
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:24am The Oscar:

HSR! When I worked in a record store in Cambridge and foreign tourists asked for something cool and local they hadn't heard of, this album was always my go-to. Such a cool band.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:25am tadpoles:

I know I'm still coming down from seeing Sparks but they do a great song called and about "Madonna". Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:26am annie:

my fuzzy brain says the john henry animation was in clay, nothing like that on yt...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:26am Brian in UK:

The thing that consoles me is that someone has to be popular, normally it is the LCD (lowest common denominator)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:27am Threemoons:

Or how about Bowie singing "Andy Warhol?"
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:28am Joe McG:

@3Moons: I just figure everyone knows that one by heart and will count it! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:28am Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh shit!
"Gene Hackman" by Robyn Hitchcock. Totes forgot that one.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:29am I beg You:

"stick with me baby, and you'll be farting through silk" - Robert Mitchum to some starlet he was trying to impress.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:29am annie:

"leaning, leaning. leaning on the everlasting arms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:29am Brian in UK:

The Humblebums?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:30am Joe McG:

Good one, Greg, goes on the list!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:31am V Priceless:

@ I beg You: the original self-proclaimed 'poet with an ax'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:31am Brian in UK:

If Robert Mitchum gets a song. Lee Marvin must have one. You want a tough guy, he's your man.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:32am Cooh John:

Is there a song about Trump?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:33am doctorjazz:

Love Ida Lupino, the Bleys recorded many versions of it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:33am Brian in UK:

File under: Fake News.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:33am Joe McG:

@Cooh John: Yes, there are a few, but I don't want that person on my show. He'd make all the other people on it feel bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:33am Itzall Ablurr:

annie, THAT is one of the all-time best horror movies made, in my opinion, right up there with the original Universal films from the 30s.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:33am Cooh John:

Clint Eastwood?
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:34am Bob:

Isn't there a song called "Jessica Simpson" by Adam Green?
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:34am Dennis Diken:

did anyone mention "Jack Palance" by Van Dyke Parks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:35am Greg from ZONE 5:

Wow, haven't heard this one in a minute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:35am Ken From Hyde Park:

If there was a song called "Ken Freedman," you'd surely see the pledge percentage jump significantly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:35am coelacanth∅:

damn it. work should be outlawed. barely been able to listen.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:36am Asheville Jon:

is there an Andy Breckman song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:36am coelacanth∅:

shhh.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:37am Henry:

Wendell Gee by REM
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:38am V Priceless:

@ DD: ha! that was one of the suggestions I emailed Joe....that and Hugh Cornwell's fab "Henry Moore"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:39am Parq:

I remember ads for "Can I Have My Money Back" on FM radio when I was in high school. Was that Gerry Rafferty? Small world.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:39am The Oscar:

@Cooh John @Joe McG Counterpoint: "Donald Trump (Black Version)" by the Time (written by Prince!). It's every bit as ridiculous as it sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:39am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm sure there are several choices for a song of Kurt Cobain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:40am Parq:

Wonder if anyone's working on a song called "Harvey Weinstein".
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:41am davefromtoronto:

did he say "assassinate mccartney?"

weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:42am Parq:

Oh, the Bragg/Wilco album! Great stuff, one of my favorites. "She Came Along to Me" is one of the greatest love songs ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:43am doctorjazz:

Have that Bragg/Wilco album, never caught my ear, have go back and check it out again.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:44am KP:

Maria Bartiromo, Joey Ramone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:44am Brian in UK:

@Joe Guessing the Billy Bragg was a Woody Guthrie song.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:44am KP:

Yeah Dave, did not dig it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:45am annie:

@Itzall: it was one of the first thrillers i let my kid watch, he was young. he says it scared the crap out of him.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:45am Joe McG:

@KP: Whoops, forgot to pull that one, KP. Great suggestion, though!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:45am Morgan:

Did anyone say Roman P. yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:45am Carmichael:

Late heya, Joe. Good setlist.
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:46am βrian:

I'm knitting my brow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:47am steveo:

yay, I didn't miss the Kraftwerk (for once)
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:47am Cooh John:

Eleanor Rigby: too obvious?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:47am zopa:

@Brian: Into mittens?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:48am Joe McG:

@Cooh John: Ha ha ha!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:48am Morgan:

This Kraftwerk is delightful
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:49am Sem Chumbo:

Was waiting for that suggestion, CJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:49am Threemoons:

How about another Pablo Picasso--from Burning Sensation (Repo Man Soundtrack)
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:49am I beg You:

i guess jubilation t. cornpone is a non starter, huh?
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:50am βrian:

Damn, this guy sounds like Richard Thompson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:50am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear annie- haha! "thriller"?!? It was a terror show, no doubt. Mitchum at his psychotic "best". Kinda' glad I DIDN'T see it until I was all growed-up!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:51am Cooh John:

Nice to know we are on the same wavelength, Sem C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:51am Parq:

Always remember Alexander Graham Bell for those great cookies he invented. Wait, what?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:51am coelacanth∅:

was eleanor rigby a real person? i always assumed she was invented.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:52am Brian in UK:

Ask Tony Hazzard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:52am annie:

yeah, thriller....my perspective ... and, fwiw, even mitchum at his most charming struck a chord of fear..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:53am coelacanth∅:

no Dan Bern? (several options there)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:53am BLCKDGRD:

Always good to hear RT.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:53am steveo:

FULL CIRCLE
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:53am I beg You:

apparently she did. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1088454/REVEALED-The-haunting-life-story-pops-famous-songs--Eleanor-Rigby.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:54am steveo:

great show, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:54am Brian in UK:

Joe, great one off show. Next week famous anagrams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:54am Parq:

I see what you're about to do there.
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:54am V Priceless:

yes! thanks for a super-fun show, Joe! Woo!
Avatar Mon. 10/23/17 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting everyone. See you next week with the very scary Random Pull special!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am northguineahills:

TMBG did a song about President James K Polk.

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Top shelf, Joe!
     Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am Bob:

Fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am paul b:

After this & with Richard Thompson name dropping Tesla I'll give a nod to "Tesla's Hotel room" by the Handsome family
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am annie:

great episode joe, thanks!!!
Avatar    Mon. 10/23/17 11:55am Sem Chumbo:

@coel: Lennon found her in the obituaries, along, I think w/ the name *Father McKenzie. The story about the selling of the original lyrics at an auction is to be found in The Guardian newspaper, not more than 6 months ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:56am coelacanth∅:

hmm. i have to wait to explore that, till i'm on a less vulnerable computer.
interesting though - Thanks i beg you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:56am doctorjazz:

Fun show! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am coelacanth∅:

ohh, jeez Sem, i do vaguely remember that! duh.
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am Cooh John:

Great show, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am Passaic River Blues:

Really good, Joe. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am Parq:

Ah, or not! I really though you were going to finish with Weezer's "Buddy Holly". This whole show was fun plus! Good week to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am Tim 07030:

Great job, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:57am northguineahills:

I love that Rachel's!
  Mon. 10/23/17 11:58am tadpoles:

#coelacantho... There is a gravestone in Liverpool for an "Eleanor Rigby" ....but apparently not a direct link to the song.

great show thanks Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/23/17 11:58am Threemoons:

Nice bookends with Bo Diddley...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/23/17 11:58am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe! i plan to revisit when i can fully listen.
     Mon. 10/23/17 11:59am Listener Robert:

Yay! And you avoided the obvious one!
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