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Options February 11, 2019: You Bet Your Sweet Bippy

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Isasa  Cuesta Ramón   Options Isilio  La Castanya  2019  MP3    *   0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Peter Walker  River   Options Rainy Day Raga  Harte  2009  LP  From 1966    0:05:29 (MP3 | )
John Fahey  The Portland Cement Factory of Monolith, California   Options Days Gone By - Volume 6  Takoma  2001  CD  From 1967    0:10:36 (MP3 | )
Michael Chapman  Eleuthera   Options True North  Paradise of Bachelors  2019  CD    *   0:14:37 (MP3 | )
Leo Kottke  Easter and the Sargasso Sea   Options Circle 'Round the Sun  Symposium  1970  LP      0:17:26 (MP3 | )
Will Faber  Primrose   Options Folded Hills  Cord  2018  CD      0:21:00 (MP3 | )
Mimi & Richard Fariña  V.   Options Celebrations for a Grey Day  Vanguard  1965  LP      0:27:54 (MP3 | )
 
Sunwatchers  Beautiful Crystals   Options IIIegal Moves  Trouble in Mind  2019  CD    *   0:40:50 (MP3 | )
Cave  San' Yago   Options Allways  Drag City  2018  LP      0:47:03 (MP3 | )
Ivan 'Mamão' Conti  Aroeira   Options Poison Fruit  Far Out Recordings  2019  CD    *   0:52:51 (MP3 | )
Tito Puente  Tito on Timbales   Options Puente in Percussion  Tico  1956  LP      0:56:09 (MP3 | )
Nicola Cruz  Arka   Options Siku  ZZK  2019  CD  con Esteben Valdivia  *   1:02:03 (MP3 | )
Y La Bamba  Mujeres   Options Mujeres  Tender Loving Empire  2019  CD    *   1:06:16 (MP3 | )
Kou Keri Kou  Canto Negro   Options single  Electric Cowbell  2019  45    *   1:09:34 (MP3 | )
Juan Wauters  Camdombe   Options La Onda de Juan Pablo  Captured Tracks  2019  MP3    *   1:12:55 (MP3 | )
Don Telling's Island Mysteries  Love Is Blue   Options Don Telling's Island Mysteries  Don Telling  2019  LP    *   1:15:31 (MP3 | )
Yulya  Solovyi (The Nightingales)   Options Yulya Sings Russian & Gypsy Songs  Monitor  1966  LP  recorded at home in the early '60s    1:19:08 (MP3 | )
Deidre & the Dark  Don't Say Goodbye   Options Live on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B., February 8, 2019  No Label  2019  WAV    *   1:21:25 (MP3 | )
Claudia Thompson  Goodbye   Options Goodbye to Love  Modern Harmonic  2016  LP  From 1959    1:24:53 (MP3 | )
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s all in a row for about a half-hour
The Cyrkle  Please Don't Ever Leave Me   Options single  Columbia  1966  45      1:34:42 (MP3 | )
Paul Simon  Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard   Options single  Columbia  1972  45      1:36:12 (MP3 | )
Alphonse Sita et Ses Super Kwala-Kwa  Regine   Options single  EMI Pathé  1974  45      1:38:53 (MP3 | )
Sly Roker, The Slick Connection  Like Hollywood, Humpty Dumpty   Options single  Duke Reid  1974  45      1:43:50 (MP3 | )
Candi Staton  Evidence   Options single  Fame  1970  45      1:47:03 (MP3 | )
Wynn Stewart  That Just Kills Me   Options single  Capitol  1956  45      1:49:59 (MP3 | )
Nina Lizell  Man Nehme...   Options single  Golden 12  1967  45      1:52:11 (MP3 | )
Broadway Maintenance Tickle Co.  You Bet Your Sweet Bippy   Options single  Harbour  1969  45      1:54:40 (MP3 | )
The Undertones  Wednesday Week   Options single  Sire  1980  45      1:57:45 (MP3 | )
 
Lonesome Shack  Lonely   Options Desert Dreams  Alive Naturalsound  2019  CD    *   2:13:00 (MP3 | )
The Black Keys  Hold Me in Your Arms   Options Thickfreakness  Fat Possum  2003  CD      2:17:11 (MP3 | )
Treat Her Right  I Think She Likes Me   Options Treat Her Right  RCA  1988  LP      2:20:29 (MP3 | )
Tav Falco's Panther Burns  Snake Drive   Options Behind the Magnolia Curtain  Fat Possum  2011  CD  From 1981    2:24:10 (MP3 | )
Luther Dickinson and Sharde Thomas  Chevrolet   Options Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul In Music's Hometown  Fat Possum  2018  LP  From 2014    2:27:19 (MP3 | )
Junior Kimbrough  Burn in Hell   Options Most Things Haven't Worked Out  Fat Possum  1997  LP      2:31:19 (MP3 | )
Mississippi Fred McDowell  Baby Please Don't Go   Options "I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll"  Capitol  1969  LP      2:38:56 (MP3 | )
Henry Townshend  Tears Come Rollin' Down   Options Mule  Omnivore Recordings  2019  CD  From 1980; vocal by Vernell Townshend  *   2:44:30 (MP3 | )
R.L. Burnside  Goin' Down South   Options A Ass Pocket of Whiskey  Matador  1996  CD      2:46:17 (MP3 | )
Mud Boy and the Neutrons  Bo Diddley   Options Known Felons in Drag  New Rose  1986  LP      2:51:13 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

  Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:03am 12539:

Yip Yip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:03am Linda Lee:

Good morning Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:05am melinda:

hey Joe, good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:08am Asheville Jon:

morning Joe. sorry for the loss of X-Ray.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:08am Morphe':

Hey Joe...war'ya goin' wit dat vinyl in yer hand ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:09am Uncle Michael:

Happy to see this Peter Walker get some Surface Noise love. Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:11am mb:

Morning DJ Joe McGasko
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:12am queems:

good morning joe!
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:12am Felix:

Feeling the funerary commemorative vibes here in Ithaca. Looks like I will be saying goodbye to my old pup today.DJs and Dogs 4 evah.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:13am Joe McG:

Sorry to hear about your pup, Felix! Hey, everybody, welcome to the show! We're starting slow and gentle today, but we'll rev up later.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:14am TDK60:

Morning Joe Mc. Walker and Fahey, can't go wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:15am steveo:

hello Joe. thanks for making my Monday better
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:15am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Linda Lee-I thought your comment about some girl having crossed eyes was hilarious the other day. You were really on a roll! I think the DJ was playing really syrupy sappy love songs.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:15am Felix:

Thanks, Joe. Her name is Tina Beans if you wanna shout her out. Long live RAY-D-OH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:17am Krys O.:

Greetings, Joe!
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:18am prudy:

loving this Michael Chapman...produced by Steve Gunn!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:18am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Great painting the kitchen music.

@Felix. Tough call but you must always think of the dog's welfare first.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:19am TDK60:

and Kottke..
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:22am dale:

felix - dj's and dogs can provide the same comfort.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:22am the yipster times:

how about from that band U2 from England
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:23am Joe McG:

Thanks, steveo. And thanks to you guys for keeping me company on the comments board every week. Radio used to be a somewhat solitary business, but it doesn't feel like that much anymore.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:25am Felix:

Thanks for being in that booth today, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:25am melinda:

Nice set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:26am steveo:

speaking of guitars, Sandy Bull's birthday is Monday in 2 weeks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:26am melinda:

According to my calendar this is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Mental note.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:26am Brendan:

@Felix, very sorry. I’m heavy hearted here as well. Lost mine in January. We’re broken/ permanently damaged every time this happens. But I keep coming back for more. They make us better people.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:27am Brendan:

Hey Joe and folkies
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:27am Joe McG:

@steveo: Noted! :)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:29am dale:

yeah - the only time a deejay knew he had a following is if he did a remote from a car dealership on saturday. but then maybe they showed up because the new ramblers for '64 came into the showroom and they were in a lather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:30am WFMU listener WADE:

Man. What a sad bit of news. I didn't learn of his passing until the evening yesterday after I got home from work. I started crying during "Sunday Will Never Be Same." I can't claim to have known X-Ray Burns. To those who knew him well and loved him, my heart goes out to you.

Kudos and thanks to WFMU for being possibly the most real form entertainment out there.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:32am Brendan:

@Joe, I promise not pop a vein and get all Newport Folk Fest when you go electric with the set. These acoustic intros perfect.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:33am Stashu:

Good morning. We love the music you bring to our ears :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:33am Linda Lee:

what a beautiful set! thank you Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:35am Asheville Jon:

Todd's show was great this morning, no doubt
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:35am Linda Lee:

@Wild Neil ~ believe it or not, i don't remember that comment ~ but i'm glad you were amused! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:36am Asheville Jon:

Therese's how was the first place I heard about X-Ray. :( she did a fine show too.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:38am TDK60:

..gonna age myself: saw Peter Walker in '67.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:38am James Douglas:

Here's the link to the GoFundMe page for Sharon:
www.gofundme.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:38am Irene Trudel:

Beautiful opening set, Joe! Reminds me of how much I miss being on air and playing this kind of music, and to be able to pay tribute to those departed. Thanks for starting us out with something gentle, given the news about X-Ray.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:39am northguineahills:

Yaye, Peter Walker got his crowdfund. No words about, X-ray, just found out Friday he was ill.. jeese…...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:39am TDK60:

Irene T. -We need ya back, on some evening slot..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:40am MD:

Good Morning Freeform Family...Drove to work this morning with tears in my eyes on this cloudy Monday...
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:40am Morphe':

One of the 2 Farina's said," I've Been down So Long it looks like up to me"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:40am Itzall Ablurr:

Good morning, Joe. Good morning ReSurfacers, "Enjoy every sandwich" (attr. Warren Zevon)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:40am TDK60:

M. & R. Fariña were truly seminal to later musics.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:41am Roberto:

I was drivin n cryin yesterday when Jonesey signed off at the end of his show.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:41am dale:

fanfare for the common man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:42am Linda Lee:

please grace the airwaves again soon, Irene! we do miss you.
  Mon. 2/11/19 9:42am Brendan:

Yay Sunwatchers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:42am Irene Trudel:

Thanks TDK60! BTW, Peter Walker has a new live album ready to be released. He sent me a copy after I donated to his GoFundMe campaign following the fire at his place. Great way to get money into the hands of those in need. I also recommend donating to X-Ray's wife Sharon so they can pay all their expenses. Send her your love!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:43am Joe McG:

Thanks, Stashu, and Irene, for your very nice words. @James: Thanks for posting that link.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:46am YETI BOB:

It seems like Sunwatchers have found a new way to combine rock and jazz, and this time it actually works
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:47am northguineahills:

Trying a new experiment, baby bok choy quesedillas w/ queso Oaxaca...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:47am Henry in Hopatcong:

Good morning Joe. Sunwatchers, nice!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:48am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@NGH-my brother lives in Putla, near Oaxaca, Mexico!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:49am Michele:

Good morning Joe and all. Lovely opening set Joe. Sad news yesterday for the freeform family. xo
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:51am Joe McG:

Thanks, Michele. Yes, very sad day, indeed.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:51am dale:

as a pet owner i also know that kissinger, nixon and eisenhower and any outdoor kiddies are waiting for their daddy to come home. that breaks my heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Joe and noisemakers. X.Ray lives on in our hearts.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:53am dale:

kitties, i meant....
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:54am northguineahills:

@WN: Cool Oaxaca cuisine is my favorite Mexi cuisine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:55am Linda Lee:

@northguinehills @Wild Neil ~ more WFMU synchronicity! just this morning i woke thinking of Oaxaca & sensing i should be there. what our painful losses remind us of is how little time we really have. why waste it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:56am Linda Lee:

have a first cousin with a place in Puerto Escondido ~ i have a standing invite.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 9:56am YETI BOB:

keep waiting for this to turn into "Baby's On Fire"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:59am Irene Trudel:

So true, dale. You can't explain to a pet that their "parent" is gone. He was a kindhearted soul underneath and made me smile at his outrageousness. I wasn't a big fan of the show but X-Ray and Jonesy would draw a belly-laugh out of me from time to time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 9:59am Linda Lee:

the people we love are part of us. no one is really lost when love is alive. for this reason it's hard to mourn, tbh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:00am Linda Lee:

not for long, anyway!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:00am Irene Trudel:

Joe, thanks as always for getting my day started so nicely. Gotta run off for now but will catch the archive.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:01am northguineahills:

Well, after I got laid off in January, my wife got laid off last week. As Johnny Cash penned, "I was just about to ask for you to help me out, but I'm busted".

(the citizenship process in March might get interesting).
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:02am Joe McG:

Pleasure, Irene, thanks for saying hello. @ngh: Sorry to hear this news!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:02am Linda Lee:

which one of you is the new citizen, ngh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:03am Krys O.:

Argh! Sorry, ngh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:04am Linda Lee:

would much rather deal with a rough exterior & a kind heart than a soft exterior & a heart of stone!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:05am northguineahills:

(Was just about to ask her for a loan, oh well)
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:05am the yipster times:

a heart of gold
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:05am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Linda Lee-PE is a HUGE surfing destination!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:07am Linda Lee:

really! an international crowd then!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:07am John in Bklyn:

Morning Joe and Noisers!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:07am Roberto:

Jeez. Welcome to Bummer Monday, y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:09am ⓘⓚⓔ:

Wait, X-Ray's cats are named Kissinger, Nixon, and Eisenhower?!? I didn't know that. How very delightfully X-Ray. Rest in peace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:10am ifeelfatnsassy:

Y La Bamba has my attention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:11am Linda Lee:

i hate to be part of a 'wave' of gentrification, having been priced out of 5 different neighborhoods myself.. but honestly, it's brutal here & i'm pretty vulnerable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:13am Kudubundu:

Hi to everyone. Enjoying the show.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:13am northguineahills:

Gracias, todos. Ok, back to being productive in the job search (prefer not to leave here)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:16am βrian:

Sorry to hear that, NGH. My wife got laid off, as well. How far afield are you looking?
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:16am Mike tp:

y la Bamba has a sweet song titled Ponce pilato also.sorry about x ray.glen N he could really riff....
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:18am northguineahills:

βrian: Trying to stay in this county. I have a decent (small by FL standards, but large by NYC standards) house that is relatively cheap, and I can walk/bike I need to go. (can't do that in most of FL). Then there's the fact, I can't really afford to move.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:18am Wendy del Formaggio:

Good morning, Joe, everyone on the comments page.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:18am dale:

north guinea - sorry. i got married and 3 weeks later laid off. whenever i hear charlie rich 'life has it's little ups and down' i think of that period in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:19am Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Good morning, Joe! We have a theory that this is a set that features drums... So very sad to hear of X-Ray. Sending love to all.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:19am dale:

ike - his doggies.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:21am Marc Francis:

Howdy Joe. Howdy Gang.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:21am dale:

i'll miss his posts of late night steak from the grill, a baked potato done with those nails, and a can of orange soda, ICE COLD. and a ny post and daily news at the ready. then pills and whisky and old time radio dramas on the radio.
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:22am Brendan:

Feels like a gypsy lamenting a werewolf
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:27am Lizardner Dave Somethingorother:

How is it we've gotten this far into tributes for X-Ray and nobody has asked "How does he smell"?
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:32am JG:

I'll also miss that stuff, and Ill miss hearing the news from Kearny NJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:38am steveo:

IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:38am tadpoles:

Now I need me some John Lennon Joe. Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:39am Itzall Ablurr:

Ah! "Me and Julio". Heard when it came out (I was 12), had NO idea what that "house of detention" business was all about! Hope he escaped! Thanks Joe, I needed this.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:41am Joe McG:

No problem, Itzall. @tadpoles: I actually have a lot of solo Lennon 45s. I should bring one!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:42am Pete:

Hello Joe et. al,
Did you know that FMU's own Seven Second Delay had an episode way back where they tried to reunite a 'one hit wonder' band? They ended up tracking down the lead singer from the Cyrkle, and getting him to sing part of "Red Rubber Ball" Here's a link to that episode from the archives (it's from 11/06/2002) Enjoy!
https://wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=5627&archive=106021&starttime=
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:42am Linda Lee:

everything i've heard from Alphonse Sita is just gorgeous. than you for 'Regine', Joe!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:43am Joe McG:

@pete: Didn't know that! Thanks for the story and link.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:43am Joe McG:

@Linda Lee: Got this in Paris for 2 euros!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:43am reel man:

hey, what was the title of that Bosso Nova song - "Blue__" something??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:44am Linda Lee:

Love Is Blue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:44am Hughie Considine:

John Lennon suggested to the Cyrkle folks that they spell their band name with a "K." True story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:45am Linda Lee:

@Joe ~ quite the treasure!! bravo!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:45am prudy:

Alphonse Sita...from Senegal?
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:45am reel man:

thanks Linda!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:46am tadpoles:

Joe..I love the Lennon Apple labels with his face morphing into Yoko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:48am Linda Lee:

just found some Alphonse Sita recordings online ~ jacket says Sita Alphonse.
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:49am Brendan:

Good God thats a nice voice
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:49am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: I also like those. @Linda: My 45 cover says "Sita Alphose" but the label says "Alphonse Sita." Not sure which is correct, so I went with the label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:50am Linda Lee:

hmmm ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:52am Linda Lee:

.. the net says Sita is a surname. we all know Alphonse ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:52am Hughie Considine:

I'm a sucker for any country song that mentions "fangers"
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:52am dale:

lizardner dave - terrible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe and radio family.
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:55am Brendan:

<- in love with Nina
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:56am Joe McG:

Hey Greg, hope you're holding up OK.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:56am dale:

lazardner dave - check it out, only a few seconds:

www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:57am John in Bklyn:

That sounded like a song from an imaginary French Brady Bunch episode. Le Bande du Bradie.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:57am Marc Francis:

Chooooooon!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:57am Sem:

hahaha, @dale.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 10:58am Joe McG:

@Marc: You bet your sweet bippy it is!
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:58am listener monica:

i never stopped liking bubblegum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 10:59am Hughie Considine:

Too bad second-tier catch-phrases like this from "Laugh-In" didn't catch on the way "Sock it to Me" did. I kept waiting for "By Henry Gibson" to go viral but it never did.
Ah, Undertones ....
  Mon. 2/11/19 10:59am melinda:

This is the funniest band name/song title combo.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:00am melinda:

@Hughie haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:00am Hughie Considine:

Fearghal Sharkey always sounds like he has a little tickle in his throat.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:01am tadpoles:

Undertones playing at Le Poisson Rouge in May.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:04am melinda:

I'd like to hear the discussion that led to the decision to name the band Broadway Maintenance Tickle Co.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:04am John in Bklyn:

The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:05am Barney Grubbs:

I played the undertones for my kid when she was 4 and her response was, "why are all these songs about girls?" I had to break it to her that some of the songs were about chocolate (but different from Prince songs about chocolate)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:14am karlward:

When I think of you, Joe, the first thing I think of is the word "distorto."
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:15am Joe McG:

@karl: Ha ha ha! Not "The Blues"?
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:16am Mikey K.:

For what it's worth, here's a lazy cut and paste about what "bippy" means. I missed what you said about someone whose last name is Buzzio. On Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, there was a comedian named Ruth Buzzi. Maybe a connection there?
Anyway keep on truckin', brother. Hang in there!

It's from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, a zany television show from the late 1960s.

The word bippy, by the way, means “butt.” The phrase “You bet your sweet bippy” is a linguistic descendant of earlier versions that go back to at least the 1880s, when phrases like “You bet your sweet life” were commonly used.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:17am Joe McG:

@Mikey: Cool, Mikey, it all makes sense!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:23am Marc Francis:

Man. I love this song! I first heard it on some deleted scenes for Lynch's Wild At Heart. Such a CHOOOOOOOOON
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:24am Marc Francis:

I ended up tracking it down on Discogs. It gets regular play around here...
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:27am Mark in Toronto:

Yes to Tav Falco! Thanks Joe. Listen to that slightly out of time marching band.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:27am Marc Francis:

I think Lynch had his son & pals try to recreate a much darker version of I Think She Likes Me for Twin Peaks The Return. If you haven't heard Snake Eyes by Trouble you should check it out Joe.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:29am Mark in Toronto:

Also interesting is that song was written by R.L. Burnside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:31am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and listenerites.
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:31am Brendan:

Very White Stripey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:33am TheLoneliestMonk:

Joe Mac's Blues Block: gawddamn, Joe! First time evah?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:34am Joe McG:

@Monk: Why should Fiveash have all the fun? :)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:35am CarolCrow:

Junior's son Robert on Three Chord Monte in April!
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:36am Joe B:

whoops that comment was not from Carol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:36am steveo:

sometimes nothing else will do but the blues
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:36am Joe McG:

@CC: Ah, thanks for reminding the people, Carol!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:37am Joe McG:

Well, thanks Joe B. or Carol or whoever you are!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:39am Sem:

Lovin' the groove, Joe. Thx!
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:40am Brendan:

BB King was on American Experience this week and Buddy Guy was on Austin City Limits. Bono was talking about he and Edge explaining the chords to Love Comes to Town to BB, and BB quietly interrupts him ‘Fellas, Fellas ... I don’t do chords.’
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:41am dez:

loving your set this morning, joe!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:42am kimzilla:

Haha, Dez- I came in here to say the same thing!
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:42am listener monica:

GREAT blues set!!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:43am Barney Grubbs:

a little late on the bippy thing, but one time drinking lucky lager in college early 90s, I ended up with a rebus under the cap that nobody could figure out. Years later with the help of the internet I found out it was "You bet your bippy": thismatters.net...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:47am Joe McG:

Hey, dez and kim, you blues sweethearts, you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:48am Itzall Ablurr:

Well, well, well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:50am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:50am tadpoles:

Enjoyed hangin' with you and your turntable this morning Joe. Thanks!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:51am Marc Francis:

RL is a hero to me.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:51am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I saw BB King in Syracuse back in the 80's. The crowd was pretty rowdy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:51am Krys O.:

Thanks for another great show, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 11:54am Joe McG:

Thanks, Krys! And thanks for everyone who listened and commented today. See you again next week! Stay tuned for Three Chord Monte with the one and only Joe Belock!
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:55am Brendan:

Well about time to go fetch a piece o catfish and some cornbread, w/ some greens and some salt pork. Joe. I thank you.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:55am 12539:

Thanks, Joe!
  Mon. 2/11/19 11:56am whattawino:

Wow! Jim Dickinson right here, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:56am steveo:

thanks again; super show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 11:58am TheLoneliestMonk:

Thumbs up, joe!
Rest in powah at the gathering of juggalos in the sky, Burnsy!
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