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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options April 3, 2018: VINNIE FAVALE (Asbury Park Music & Film Festival) / Danny DeVito Soundtracks
Vinnie Favale of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (not to mention SVP of CBS, Late Night with David Letterman/Stephen Colbert, Howard Stern regular and longtime WFMU listener) joins Devon in the studio to discuss the Festival's fourth year on April 27 - 29.   Expect to hear a ton of soundtracks from Danny DeVito films and television shows as "An Evening With Danny Devito" is the headline event at the historic Paramount Theater.  Other highlights include the world premiere of "Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors" with John Densmore in attendance along with documentary screenings of "Stay Human" (with a performance by Michael Franti), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's "A Tuba To Cuba" (pre-tuba theft), the Grateful Dead's "Long Strange Trip" and Dylan Archives III, and music performances by Built To Spill and North Mississippi Allstars.  Go to apmff.org for the full schedule and tickets.  

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
Jack Nitzsche  Closing Theme   Options One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest  Fantasy   
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Rose Royce/Norman Whitfield   6 O' Clock DJ (Lets Rock)   Options Car Wash  MCA   
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0:03:09 ()
Sammy Johns  Chevy Van   Options The Van  GRC   
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0:04:19 ()
Elmer Bernstein  Meet the Apes   Options Going Ape!  Entrada   
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0:07:13 ()
Harry Nillson  The World's Greatest Lover   Options Ain't It Kind Of Wonderful  MCA/Curb   
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0:10:46 ()
Alan Silvestri  Bus Ride   Options Romancing the Stone  La-La Land   
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0:11:37 ()
Jack Nitzsche   The Train Chase   Options The Jewel of the Nile  Jive   
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0:13:09 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
David Newman 
Throw Mama From the Train   Options Throw Mama From the Train  Intrada   
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0:14:23 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
VINNIE FAVALE 
INTERVIEW   Options apmff.org    Asbury Park Music & Film Festival 
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0:16:51 ()
Mick Jagger  Ruthless People   Options Ruthless People  Epic   
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0:41:27 ()
Georges Delerue   Main Title Theme   Options Twins  Sony   
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0:45:37 ()
Danny Elfman  Birth Of A Penquin   Options Batman Returns  Sony   
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0:46:20 ()
Jerry Goldsmith  Bloody Christmas   Options L.A. Confidential  Varese Sarabande   
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0:47:54 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
VINNIE FAVALE 
INTERVIEW   Options apmff.org    Asbury Park Music & Film Festival 
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0:49:28 ()
Bob James   Angela (Theme from ``Taxi'')   Options Touchdown  Tappan Zee   
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0:58:09 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:02pm Linda Lee:

good evening Mr. Levins! i'll always love the film work of Jack Nitzche. always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 4/3/18 7:03pm Michael 98145:

excellent
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:04pm Linda Lee:

alas, i guess we're not doing a show on Nitzche :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:04pm dale:

herro - that was 'please release me let me go?'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:05pm dale:

devito was in one flew over?!
  Tue. 4/3/18 7:05pm Garry:

!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:05pm Linda Lee:

he was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:05pm dale:

YES! OH GOD, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:06pm dale:

i just cranked the radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 4/3/18 7:06pm Joe McG:

Hooray, "Chevy Van"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:07pm Linda Lee:

amazing song..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:08pm dale:

AGAIN! AGAIN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:08pm mb:

Excellent reprise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:09pm dale:

(channeling stashu)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:09pm dale:

going ape looks dreadful. fmu needs to host a stinky movie night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:10pm dale:

no mistaking nilsson
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:12pm Linda Lee:

@dale ~ good bad movies, not bad bad movies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:13pm Linda Lee:

i like that differentiation. thank you John Waters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:13pm dale:

i like how the graphic designer skewed the 'a' in ape so you know it's a wacky comedy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:13pm Linda Lee:

right. not a documentary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 4/3/18 7:14pm Michael 98145:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:14pm dale:

linda - don't make me do a spit take with my cocktail
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:14pm Linda Lee:

is that Tony Danza?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:15pm Linda Lee:

i'd consider that an honor, dale. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:15pm dale:

yes - he looks like an asian transexual there though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:16pm Linda Lee:

an asian transexual? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:17pm dale:

it's the lush black straight hair cut in a shag
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:18pm dale:

recording radio programs on vhs - hardcore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:18pm Linda Lee:

i'd love hearing some shows from the mid 80s, when i first tuned in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:19pm Linda Lee:

did he really say vhs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 4/3/18 7:20pm common:

I remember all of these films. wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:20pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Holy SMOKES. Please let Ken know about those VHS tapes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:21pm Linda Lee:

he has to be kidding. how the hell would you tape radio onto video tape? and why?
  Tue. 4/3/18 7:22pm Plumber Joe E.:

Hi Ken, It’s Joseph!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:22pm Linda Lee:

i can guess the theme!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:24pm dale:

vhs had three speeds - slow is three hours on a 60 minute tape. as long as the patch cords matched from phono output on the receiver to in on the vhs recorder - pretty simple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:24pm mb:

@Linda - you just hook up the RCA jacks to a mixer or another tape deck. I beleive you get better fidelity with the wider tape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:24pm Linda Lee:

still not sure why you'd do it. we did have cassettes back then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:25pm Linda Lee:

they were cheap too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:26pm Linda Lee:

far more portable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:27pm dale:

it's about recording length linda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:27pm dale:

..and if you don't have a cassette deck....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:29pm Linda Lee:

i'd go portable over fidelity of a recording of a bad signal. iirc more of us had cassette decks & boom boxes than vhs players ~ which were generally the size of samsonite suitcases.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 4/3/18 7:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Danny Devito's co-star in the Twins movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had emergency open heart surgery the other day. Hope he makes a full recovery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:32pm Linda Lee:

in any cases i hope Vinnie digitizes that stuff before the tapes literally fall apart.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 7:32pm Number Six:

Don't forget, what's the average length of an FMU show. You could record 2 3 hour shows one 1 vhs instead of having to flip & swap cassettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:33pm dale:

c120s had shitty fidelity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:34pm Robert Tables:

This topic about recording radio to VHS was on another recent show's comments board. Someone said that consumer tape decks generally lacked programmability, but it was a very commmon feature on VCRs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:35pm mb:

Holy Sons is a band that records to VHS tape. They get the tapes from people who throw out their Grateful Dead bootleg movies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:35pm Linda Lee:

i guess the listening & sharing was more important than the recording for me. i liked portability. cassettes were also easy to duplicate & share. most of us couldn't duplicate vhs tapes & the players were disappearing even as cassette decks became more & more portable.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/18 7:35pm Number Six:

True. You wouldn't have to be there to make the recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:36pm dale:

arlene dahl! she was in journey to the center of the earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:37pm Linda Lee:

we didn't consider recording to vhs any darn way. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:44pm dale:

was this a remake of boudou saved from drowning? or was that down and out in beverly hills? fee like it was a renoir reboot anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:45pm Linda Lee:

that was Down & Out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:47pm dale:

twin batman villians
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:53pm Linda Lee:

2 explicit references to queer sex in 45 minutes! that's far above the show average. :-D
  Tue. 4/3/18 7:53pm Sal:

I'll be there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:53pm dale:

never cared for skynyrd until i watched the muscle shoals doc. cool guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:54pm dale:

ha ha. linda - you are full of pi$$ and vinegar tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:55pm Linda Lee:

i'm just like sourpuss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:57pm dale:

i'm more of a trotsky
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:58pm Linda Lee:

are you? good for you! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:58pm dale:

remember how 70s sitcom themes made into the top 40 at the time?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:58pm Linda Lee:

what is this last piece? i want it at my funeral.
  Tue. 4/3/18 7:59pm Sal:

Theme from TAXI
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:59pm dale:

thank you veddy much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 7:59pm Linda Lee:

i do remember that top 40 crossover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 8:17pm slugluv1313:

yes! theme from "Taxi"!
was just thinking of that show yesterday -- never watched it while it was on (think i was in college and without a TV -- nice!)
but watched it all the time when it was in re-runs (mid-1980s, i think?)
now, just evokes (for me, at least) those "old" days of NYC -- not that NYC was ever a small town, but definitely had more personality back then -- sure there were the cold and sterile "business" areas but the whole city certainly did not feel like that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 4/3/18 8:18pm slugluv1313:

hi Linda Lee!!! hope all is good!
yes! isn't that theme from "Taxi" wonderful?
  Tue. 4/3/18 9:48pm Raina:

Great show! Devon, why don't you like to talk about where you're from? Loved your chat with Vinnie. I miss hearing him call into the Stern show while riding the bus to work.
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