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Options February 1, 2021: February Snow

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Nick Drake  Introduction   Options Fruit Tree  Hannibal  1986  LP  From 1971    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Molly Drake  How Wild the Wind Blows   Options Molly Drake  Squirrel Thing  2013  CD  From the '50s    0:03:39 (Pop‑up)
The Lyttle Folk  A' Soalin'   Options Classroom Projects: Incredible Music Made by Children in Schools  Trunk  2013  CD  '60s sometime in the UK    0:04:56 (Pop‑up)
Silica Gel  Judy   Options May Day  Sweet Wreath  2020  LP      0:07:48 (Pop‑up)
Luboš Fišer  The Magic Yard (excerpt)   Options Valerie and Her Week of Wonders  Finders Keepers  2006  CD  From 1970    0:09:21 (Pop‑up)
T. Vinkovsky / I. Sklyarov  Cuckoo   Options Fragile Contains Glass: 2004 Stochastic Hit Parade Marathon Premium  WFMU  2004  CD-R  Timofey and Igor! From 2002    0:11:31 (Pop‑up)
Nailah Hunter  Soil: Song from Silence   Options Spells  Leaving  2020  LP    *   0:13:42 (Pop‑up)
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger  This Woman's Work   Options Force Majeure  International Anthem  2020  MP3    *   0:14:51 (Pop‑up)
Kate Bush  50 Words for Snow   Options 50 Words for Snow  Fish People/Anti-  2011  CD  51st: "The Cold Scourge"    0:19:22 (Pop‑up)
Värttinä  The Village Awaits the New Moon   Options Nordic Roots 2  Northside  1999  CD      0:27:42 (Pop‑up)
The Notwist  Into Love Again   Options Vertigo Days  Morr Music  2021  MP3    *   0:32:32 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  The Healing Day   Options Life Is People  Dead Oceans  2012  CD      0:37:35 (Pop‑up)
 
The Cardigans  Losers (First Try)   Options Best of the Cardigans  Universal Music AB  2008  CD  From 1996    0:56:03 (Pop‑up)
Ibibio Sound Machine  Guess We Found a Way   Options Doko Mien  Merge  2019  CD      0:59:51 (Pop‑up)
Arlo Parks  Caroline   Options Collapsed In Sunbeams  Transgressive  2021  MP3    *   1:03:00 (Pop‑up)
CHAI  Donuts Mind If I Do   Options single  Sub Pop  2020  45    *   1:07:00 (Pop‑up)
The Style Council  You're the Best Thing   Options My Ever Changing Moods  Geffen  1984  LP      1:10:11 (Pop‑up)
George Barnes and His Octet  A Blues Serenade   Options Guitar in Velvet  Modern Harmonic  2020  LP  From 1957    1:16:01 (Pop‑up)
Jo Stafford  It's Monday Every Day   Options The Capitol Rarities 1943-1950  DRG  2009  MP3  Thanks, Sheila B.! You're the best thing!    1:18:26 (Pop‑up)
Steve Carlisle  WKRP in Cincinnati (Main Theme)   Options Tube Tunes Volume Three: The '80s  Rhino  1995  CD  From 1981    1:21:18 (Pop‑up)
Hailu Mergia  Yene Mircha (My Choice)   Options Yene Mircha  Awesome Tapes from Africa  2020  CD    *   1:24:55 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row for about a half-hour
Lucky Thompson  The Scene Is Clean   Options single  Decca  1953  45      1:37:47 (Pop‑up)
Tex Ritter  Fort Worth Jail   Options single  Capitol  1947  45      1:40:17 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  Master Blaster (Dub)   Options single  Tamla  1980  45      1:43:23 (Pop‑up)
Tasha Thomas  The Unexpected Experience of Michael D. Tippet in an Unspecified Part of San Francisco Last July (Michael, Michael, Michael)   Options single  Roulette  1969  45      1:49:50 (Pop‑up)
Alexandra  Mein Freund, der Baum   Options single  Philips  1968  45      1:52:17 (Pop‑up)
Lene Lovich  New Toy   Options single  Stiff  1981  45      1:55:55 (Pop‑up)
John Lennon  #9 Dream   Options single  EMI Odeon  1974  45      1:59:07 (Pop‑up)
 
Jim Lauderdale and Roland White  February Snow   Options Jim Lauderdale and Roland White  Yep Roc  2018  MP3  From 1979    2:11:47 (Pop‑up)
Jim Thompson and the Colts  Since Daddy's Not Around   Options Garland Records Pacific Northwest Snuff Box  Beat Rocket  2020  LP  From 1970  *   2:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Little Gold  Swap Meet   Options Wake Up & Die Right  Sophomore Lounge  2020  LP    *   2:17:16 (Pop‑up)
Bill Callahan and Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Night Rider's Lament   Options single  Drag City  2021  MP3  featuring Cory Hanson  *   2:21:15 (Pop‑up)
Jane Getz  I Wanna Ride   Options No Ordinary Child  RCA  1973  LP      2:26:04 (Pop‑up)
Herb Pedersen  The Hey Boys   Options Southwest  Epic  1976  LP      2:29:07 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  If You Could Read My Mind   Options A Letter Home  Third Man  2014  LP      2:32:38 (Pop‑up)
Sturgill Simpson  Water in a Well   Options Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions  High Top Mountain  2020  CD    *   2:36:35 (Pop‑up)
Emma Swift  Simple Twist of Fate   Options Blonde on the Tracks  Tiny Ghost  2020  CD    *   2:40:31 (Pop‑up)
Billy Walker  The Record   Options The World Is a Monster: Columbia Hillbilly 1948-1958  The Omni Recording Corporation  2010  CD  From 1955    2:44:38 (Pop‑up)
Cut Worms  Castle in the Clouds   Options Nobody Lives Here Anymore  Jagjaguwar  2020  CD      2:47:54 (Pop‑up)
 
The Chills  February   Options Somewhere Beautiful  Fire  2013  CD  Happy 1st!    2:57:14 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:00am 12539:

Yippy Yippy Boing Boing!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am YETI BOB:

is it YIP time? it is!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am Marley P. Dogg:

Do the yips get a snow day today!?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am Threemoons:

Morning Joe, fellow YipYips...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:01am Handy Haversack:

Yip and tuck, Joe and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am David (in London):

Hello Yippers. Greetings Joe.
  9:02am KWilde:

Hey Joe. Good Monday all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am northguineahills:

damn yippies, I love ya!
Avatar 9:03am Dances with Moomins:

Snow Radio!
stay warm, stay cool ! Morning Mr. McG and all noise surfers
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am LW Rhino:

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it Joe! let it Joe! let it Joe!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yips report the weather: youtu.be... Boing boing!
Avatar 🎸 9:03am TDK60:

Good morning Jersey Joe. Beautiful snow storm (outside, I mean).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am common:

ello, joe, all
Avatar 🎸 9:05am Son Of Pantz:

I heard you guys were gonna get a foot+ of snow today. Be careful out there Jersey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am dale:

unmistakable voice. and his sister was on the space series with green hair and a silver bikini.
  9:06am seedfriend:

Joy! I made a calendar invite to myself for the show today. Not missing it again this week.
Avatar 🎸 9:06am Creature Boy:

Ran out of Wake comment time so ill share this here instead Was just thinking about Louie louie (mentioned during W&B). The vocals were sung into a microphone directly above the singers head for some reason so he had to sing that entire song with his head & face pointed upward . Might account for the bizarre performance
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am queems:

we used to sing this at girl scout camp!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am YETI BOB:

Pantz: I'm looking out the window at a foot of snow, here in Chicago. I wish I were more excited about it. I feel old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am northguineahills:

hilarious, Ken!
  9:07am MplsCoco:

Good morning Joe! Beautiful soundtrack to match the beautiful weather. Be safe today!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am The Oscar:

Mornin'! They had us sing "A Soalin'" in music class in grade school. I had a weird education.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am queems:

so cozy
Avatar 🎸 9:07am Son Of Pantz:

This music reminds of the original Wicker Man. I finally got around to watching it this weekend. How haunting.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am melinda:

Morning Joe and all! I love folkie Mondays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am northguineahills:

Down south in FLA, we got some rain last night, have a forecasted freeze here in Orlando tonight. (so, FL cold)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am mariano:

Good morning, Joe McG, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am northguineahills:

what Son of Pan said....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am Handy Haversack:

When BK was supposed to get like 20" I was excited. Now that it's more like 11", eh. Whatevs.

@The Oscar, us too!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am YETI BOB:

@ngh: if it weren't for COVID I think I'd be in Miami right now
Avatar 🎸 9:09am Creature Boy:

I came to Wicker Man late in life too. Yeah cool music. Movie too
Avatar 🎸 9:09am waters7:

Stellar beginning--thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am northguineahills:

wait, not a freeze, a frost...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am YETI BOB:

had enough of this winter already!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:10am The Oscar:

Ooooh, I'd know those Week of Wonders chimes anywhere!
  9:10am Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from breif respite in the storm Tannersville Mr. J McG!
this is a week of wonders already
Avatar 🎸 9:10am TDK60:

I'm so glad it's snowing. Got any smash hits about mittenth?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am northguineahills:

I wish I had winter....
  9:11am morphe':

Hey Joe ... where you going with that shovel in yer hand.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

Storm is yet to hit Maine, I have to remember to boil eggs and make tea in preparation for a power outage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am northguineahills:

One of best friends and I bonded over watching Wicker Man (and Holy Mountain). She now runs the Alamo Cinema House in Brooklyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am David (in London):

Handy, Mariano, Yeti Bob, Threemoons, NGH, common, TDK, Krys, Melinda, morphester et al. Hello groovy pals.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12am YETI BOB:

@ngh: Trade places?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:13am YETI BOB:

(not sure how my wife and cats would be with that)
  9:13am morphe':

NorthGuinea - you mean the Original Wickerman .... The new has a Hollywood ending...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Rick from SC:

Good morning Joe, and all yipsters
  9:13am Sarah:

I love this song have been trying to find it. It’s a pipe organ tune
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:14am Handy Haversack:

@ngh, oddly, the only thing I have seen there is One More Time with Feeling.

David, YB, morph, TDK60 (\\ //), melinda, Listener Bop M, Mariano, Krys, queems, Threemoons, common, all upthread friends: hello! Polishing up the boots here.
  9:14am Sarah:

Good morning Joe and all
  9:14am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Joe, this is so magical! Thank you!!! <3
  9:14am YRUdoinths2me:

what is this song and why it no exist on my xxvideo search?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am mariano:

There's this old guy who plays a glass harp (made of crystal snifters filled with varying amounts of water) in Jackson Sq. in the French Quarter sometimes. I need to find the vids I've taken of him. It's so nice at night, he has his setup all candlelit.

Heya David, Handy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am David (in London):

I once worked on a shoot with Seamus Flannery, who was the art director on The Wicker Man. He was a real card. Top man.
Avatar 9:16am Joe McG:

Good snowy morning to you all! Hope you're safe and cozy.
Avatar 🎸 9:16am Son Of Pantz:

@David He deserves an Oscar for that art direction.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17am Steve from Dunwoody:

The Wicker Man! Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am northguineahills:

@morphe: I refuse to see the Cage version.

@David: I could use some kitties at least, now....
Avatar 9:18am Dances with Moomins:

We only have fat lazy flakes falling in Turku today.....adding to the 30" already on the ground Stay safe, stay warm ( stay cool!) lovely sounds today Thanks Mr. McG!
Avatar 🎸 9:18am TDK60:

Hi David in London, Handy in Brooklyn, Morphe in that lower east area, Melinda in Maine, et allz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am northguineahills:

@Dances: You get plenty of snow up there in Turku anyways!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am fred:

Nice Kate Bush cover!
Avatar 9:20am βrian:

It was 16℉ when I got up. They say we'll have a high of 4℉ next Sunday, dear me.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:22am Handy Haversack:

Gonna go shovel some out for the dog. Back soon!
  9:23am Listener Bop Monroe:

i'm running up that building
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am David (in London):

Not often one hears Stephen Fry on FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am northguineahills:

18C/64F o'er here. I miss shoveling snow (although I rarely had to do it. Never had to shovel or drive in the snow in NYC).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:24am steveo:

Good morning Joe! I'm enjoying the show.

Did you bring your sleeping bag in case it snows 4 feet while you're on the air?
Avatar 9:24am βrian:

After our last dumping, I saw the neighbor shoveling a circuit in his lawn. I was perplexed until I noticed the dog happily running in circles.
Avatar 9:24am river:

phlegm-de-neige
Avatar 9:24am Deborah:

Radio Radio!!
Avatar 9:25am Joe McG:

Kate keeps addressing me in this song, so I had to play it.
  9:25am YRUdoinths2me:

these two vocalists are straight out of a soap opera or soft core erotica
Avatar 9:26am βrian:

Has nobody done "50 Words for No?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am PaulRobeson1920:

I love WFMU! Yip yip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am David (in London):

I think she's always had a secret crush on you Joe.
Avatar 9:27am Robbie Darling:

Me too! Morning Joe!
Avatar 9:27am Joe McG:

@David: Ha! She could do worse. :)
Avatar 9:27am Henry & Natalie:

boingboingboing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am northguineahills:

The Inuit and Yupik people do, in fact, have 50 words for snow. The Sami in north Nordic region (Finalnad/Sweden/Norway.) have 180 words for snow....
  9:28am Listener Bop Monroe:

...that was only 49. i counted.
Avatar 9:28am Dances with Moomins:

HI ngh, actually here on the SW coast we get less than the rest of Finland. Without snow the dark days are really a drag, with it plenty of smiles ....driving is a challenge even for folks used to it. Cheers !
Avatar 9:29am Dances with Moomins:

Värttinä! Hyvää Suomi!
Avatar 9:30am Joe McG:

@Bop: Ha! @Moomins: So chuffed that someone from Finland is listening while I play this song.
Avatar 9:30am βrian:

"Sorbet de luge" does sound appealing.
Avatar 9:31am Dances with Moomins:

I saw them at the Bottom Line (before I moved here in 1996)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31am Yes:

morning everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am northguineahills:

speaking of the devil, Joe, McG!
Avatar 9:32am Joe McG:

@Moomins: Lucky! I saw several Northside acts but never the queens of the scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am mariano:

ngh: Reminds me of a Simpsons bit, with Kent Brockman giving a report: "The polar ice cap is melting. Soon the Eskimo will have 115 different words for nothing."
  9:33am Pekka:

Hyvä Suomi! Erittäin kova, Suomi edustaa kovaa!
Regards Pekka
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34am queems:

i need to get this notwist record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am northguineahills:

@mariano: jejeje

@Dances: I've seen many Finnish free folk groups, and some rock groups, but not traditional folk live....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:34am Marley P. Dogg:

Joe McG - thanks for the lovely snow day tunes this morning
Avatar 9:35am Joe McG:

Finland strong in the house this morning! Hyvää huomenta! @Marley: My pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am northguineahills:

Outside of proper nouns, I think perkele is the only other Finnish word I know (for some reason).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Nate K.:

This Notwist is really nice. Hi, Joe.
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

Hey Nate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am northguineahills:

(Finnish is a hard language to learn).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:38am Ken From Hyde Park:

The Farmers' Almanac points out that Wednesday, February 3rd at 4:49 PM EST is the exact mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Progress!
Avatar 9:38am Buddha of Suburbia:

Good morning Joe McGasko! Morning friends. The Notwist was jam when I lived in NYC. Neon Golden. I could never get sick of that album.
Avatar 9:39am Dances with Moomins:

Värttinä were something special, not a sound we hear here often. I guess the long winter nights produce so many musicians because...what else you gonna do? ( and so many types of music) Perkele is a good one to start with NGH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Cal Zone!:

Good Morigning JMCG and McGaskers!
  9:40am dano59:

Be not so fearful ... <3 Bill
Fay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am David (in London):

Hey Buddha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am northguineahills:

@Dances: I often start w/ curse words when learning another language (w/ my juvenile self). Indo-European languages are easy, I even learned Japanese, But Finnic-Uralic languages elude me.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:41am Yes:

are there two versions of bill fay's debut? one with orchestration and one without?
Avatar 9:41am Buddha of Suburbia:

Good morning David in London!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am northguineahills:

Bill Fay!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:45am Kevin-san:

Lovely snow sound track today, Joe. Enjoying being inside looking out, but I will have to shovel a track around the lawn for the doggo later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am David (in London):

"Well they told me the budgerigar, committed suicide, but it was you, I saw you put that gin in its water, I was standing by your side."

A truly world-class lyric from Bill Fay, there.
Avatar 9:45am Dances with Moomins:

I thought I'd learn Finnish with a little work. Hear it and use it everyday and still work at it ( many Finns speak English so well that they are happy to practice ...) My kids laugh uproariously when I speak Finnish!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:46am Handy Haversack:

Pretty powdery so far. That was easy shovelin'. We'll see what later brings.
  9:47am egould310:

Raining here in Seattle. Time for a run. Play some more good music, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am northguineahills:

No cocktail, but sunny, (yet mild, not warm).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:48am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Pinch punch first of the month.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:49am Handy Haversack:

(Not that that endeared it to the dog at all. He was not amused.)
  9:51am dano59:

@Moomins - I'd heard Finnish and Danish are not too difficult to pick up. I have a friend who was knighted by Finland; i hope to visit him when it's safer
Avatar 9:52am wizard frog:

Hit It Joe! www.youtube.com... (American Fotoplayer Guy)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Phillippe Bastille:

Grey day but not snowing anymore in Annapolis, just freezing rain. Big chunk of tree down in the yard.

Hey Handy, DiL, ngh, mariano, boods, kfhp, steveo et al
Avatar 9:53am Fernando P:

Hi Joe and everybody! I hope you all keeping warm. Its summery down here in the Mantiqueira mountains.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am northguineahills:

@Phillippe: Hope the tree didn't hit anything. (Annapolis is fave town of mine, and many of good times there).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:54am Ken From Hyde Park:

@ngh - Remember Mayuko's show where she celebrated 101 years of Finnish-Japanese friendship? It was just over a year ago.
  9:54am dano59:

I have about 50 curse words for snow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am iiibeat:

Happy Imbolc
  9:55am Will:

I saw Varttina play live twice. First time was in 1993 at the Backstage in Seattle the day our baby was born and tears streamed down my face. (50% the newborn, 50% Varttina.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Rob W:

Technically Northside, run by Rob Simonds (a founder of RYKOdisc) still exists although I think the only band Rob is still releasing is the Swedish nyckelharpa-guitar-fiddle trio Vasen. Their 2019 album Rule of 3 is on Northside in the US: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:56am Dances with Moomins:

Hi Dano, Finnish is crazy difficult. They don't pre position ( as 'in' the house) they change the ending of words , even proper names instead...so you need to know dozens of ways to say one word. That makes understanding what you are hearing very difficult. FUNNY the 50 curse words for snow!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:56am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Phillippe!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:56am Brian in UK:

Joe you have put on the Cardigans; so have I. A bit chilly over here!
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for the info, Rob! I'm glad they're hanging on a bit. I like Vasen, didn't know they had a newish one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am mariano:

Thought it was gonna be "Iron Man."

Hey, Phillippe!

Dances with Moomins: Sounds like Latin in that regard. Lots of case endings instead of prepositional phrases, and even the prepositional phrases require case endings anyway.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:57am The Oscar:

The Cardigans are one of those bands I constantly forget that I like a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am northguineahills:

@Ken: That show was awesome! (isn't she still stuck there?). link it. I'm about to jump.

Will be listening, Joe. if I don't get back, arigato!
  9:58am Anita:

Good morning :-))
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:00am bukowski.:

SNOW DAY! ☺☺☺
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:00am Handy Haversack:

Sparrows in the snow ... that is what we are ...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Mayuko's "Radio Torture Chamber" show — www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am David (in London):

Yo Phillippe.
Howdy Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am northguineahills:

@mariano: I can at least understand spoken/written Latin (can't speak it)
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

BTW, Mayuko moved away from the FMU area, but she has a new show coming up on Wave Farm radio in upstate NY, so check it out!
Avatar 10:04am βrian:

Wait, one can move out of the FMU area? How is that feasible, even?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Rob W:

Sure thing Joe! Yes, Vasen are a nice group - we saw them on their 2019 tour. They were guests on my show MANY years ago - possibly pre-archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am fred:

Mayuko's new show (starts this Wednesday): wavefarm.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am northguineahills:

I know Tom and Galen! I'm old friends of theirs! I've played at the wave farm many times. (knew Tom from the free103point9.org days, actually even when he was still living in Tampa, [friend was dating a violinist in his band])
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

@Brian: Well, maybe just a change of scenery! @Rob: So many great pre-archive live sets lost! Wish we could round them all up from the DJs who still have them for a big FMU live archive.
Avatar 10:06am βrian:

Well, Ascension Island, maybe ...
Avatar 🎸 10:08am Son Of Pantz:

Love CHAI!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Rob W:

Yes Mayuko's show is Wed 11 am on Wave Farm's WGXC. Her intriguing show concept: She will only play tracks with solo voice and / or solo stringed instruments! Folks: She's looking for good suggestions for music so let her know if you have ideas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am northguineahills:

@βrian: I was thinking more of South Georgia Island.....(Antarctic climate would suit them).
  10:12am Rich K:

Nice seggie
  10:12am miniteeny:

Thank you for playing TSC - one of my faves
  10:12am djsheilab:

Hey Joe! Just chiming in to say how much I’m enjoying the show this snowy morning. The musical mood is just right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Phillippe Bastille:

I always though The Style Council never got its due. Still sounds fresh
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:12am JG:

Morning Joe and Surfers. I'm only half tuned in because of work but the sounds I'm hearing are relaxing and groovy. Abating the stress of really dumb meetings. Thanks Joe
Avatar 10:12am βrian:

@Rob W: So would that preclude throat-singing, technically?
Avatar 10:13am Joe McG:

Thanks, Sheila B.! I'm glad it sounds OK out there!
Avatar 10:14am βrian:

@NGH: There're so damn many Georgias out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am sphere:

hullo out there
  10:17am BillD:

Good morning ! I believe this is Joe M's favorite weather, and a great morning to have Surface Noise on in the wintry 90.1 area.
  10:18am Miss G:

Wow, I usually can't listen in the AM, I turn on the radio and hear the perfect thing! "Guitar in Velvet" thanks Joe McG!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:18am DjLorraine:

Lovely show.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:19am Mike Sin:

There was a while in the late '80s there in which that Style Council song was a wedding favorite! I guess it just didn't have the staying power of "We Are Family" or "YMCA"... oh well. ;)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am steveo:

it's a snow day every day, since, um, today
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am Handy Haversack:

Ha, first line of this song got a throaty laugh and a "so true!" from Kate.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am Handy Haversack:

COVID Calendar: Every night's a Saturday, and every morning's a Monday.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am Threemoons:

Hey lurking while trying to get into my first hour of work on this snowy AM...
Avatar 🎸 10:22am waters7:

Jo Stafford is one of my favorite singers of all time. So sweet. If you haven't, listen to her songs orchestrated by her husband Paul Weston.
Avatar 🎸 10:22am Son Of Pantz:

YES! Can you play the rocking closing song too, Joe?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:22am Jason from Houston:

HELL YAH
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:22am steveo:

bad legal take: this song nullifies the 10 am station id
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am sphere:

The WKRP bass line is pretty damn awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am thriftstoreleather:

♥♥♥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Asheville Jon:

awww, good old WKRP
  10:24am Bill D:

Mike Sin I guess only cooler couples used The Style Council . Prob Celebrate by Kool and the Gang is the wedding king
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am Brian in UK:

David (in London) HELLO.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am Krys O.:

WKRP was really good in retrospect.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am Handy Haversack:

I think then the taxes the station doesn't have to pay become Ohio taxes, though, steveo. So ... cool?
Avatar 10:24am Roberto:

Bailey or Loni whatever-her-name was? Totes Bailey for me.
  10:24am Rick A:

One of the best shows from the 70s. Many quotable episodes, such as the turkey drop Thanksgiving promotion and the draft dodger episodes. Maybe the best ensemble acting of any show in the 70s.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am Brian in UK:

Holding out for Harry Chapin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Asheville Jon:

Bailey!
  10:25am Mr. Palchepo.:

Dry as a bone 70s production is pretty damn awesome too.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:25am JG:

Who doesn't love WKRP? Show and song
Avatar 10:25am slugluv1313:

greetings, Joe and Skeletons and Noiseers!
been listening all morning in werk & lurk mode -- finally have a chance to say HELLO to you all -- as someone who has had to go to jobs in weather like this, i hope everyone in this NYC area is enjoying all this SNOW!!! from a safe and warm environment :)
  10:25am Brendan:

Dang it . First the dryer broke. Now I tuned in to the WFMU Stream and instead, I’m picking up an old terrestrial signal from WKRP.
  10:25am Fiddlesticks:

Doesn’t his voice sound suspiciously like Richard Sanders’ voice? Has anyone seen Carlisle and Sanders in the same room at the same time?
Avatar 10:25am Mike W:

it’s like the extended theme from Maude, it kinda just kept going
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am sphere:

And the WKRP theme is before the Infamous Chorus Plague of the 1980s.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:26am Rich in Bay Ridge:

I don't recall ever referring to that show by it's full name, "WKRP in Cinncinnatti"....until right now
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:26am PortsmouthJay:

hot chocolate day, JM!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:26am steveo:

that's right Handy. Cue up the Ohio Players.
Avatar 10:26am Joe McG:

Baby, if you've ever wondered what became of me, I'm living on the air in Jersey City: WFMU.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:26am Ken From Hyde Park:

I presume the FMU staff have tape on the floor marking their office boundaries the way Les Nessman did.
Avatar 10:27am Hubig Pie:

"K" stations have never been immortalized in song
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

@Ken: You better knock before you come past my imaginary walls.
  10:27am Andy M:

What a great groove today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

WKRP: I remember the scene where they were at a 3D porn theater and the audience all move to dodge whatever was coming out of the screen. Hilarious.
  10:28am nardo:

WKRP was my fave show as a teen. Always think of The Who concert episode and the turkey one of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am sphere:

Do you think they made Bailey wear glasses to make Loni Anderson more glamorous?
Avatar 10:29am Mike W:

everybody gets a WKRP nickname, i’m Dr. Mikey Headache
Avatar 10:29am Joe McG:

Best thing: Les always has a new bandage on a different place on his person every episode and no one ever acknowledges it or says a word.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:29am steveo:

@Joe probably should do that with hoof n mouth (@10:26)
  10:29am Andy M:

Glasses are very sexy!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:29am Matt Fiveash:

At this late date I remember the Mad magazine parody "WKRAP in Cincinatti" better than I remember the actual show.
Avatar 10:30am Dances with Moomins:

groovin on a snowy afternoon, groovin
Avatar 🎸 10:30am Son Of Pantz:

"I'd Walk Over You To See The Who" t-shirts were popular around these parts back then. I had a friend that was at that show. Talk about a clusterfuck.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:31am steveo:

@matt almost as funny as WMFU
  10:31am Rachel Bo Bachel:

God bless you!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:31am DjLorraine:

Bless us
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am sphere:

We say "bless you" because it was commonly held in the Germanic tradition that when you sneeze, part of your spirit comes out your nose.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:33am Krys O.:

Someone told me in the 90s to look up when I needed to sneeze and couldn't. Can't recall if it really worked or my body too care of it.
  10:33am miniteeny:

I’ve been watching the Love Boat way too much
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:34am Krys O.:

I binge SCTV on YouTube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Red Rua:

I will always remember Bailey Quarters as my first real crush
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:34am Handy Haversack:

The *weak* part, sphere.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:34am Krys O.:

Ha!
Avatar 10:34am βrian:

@Krys O: If you were in bright sunlight, the photic sneeze response may kick in.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:35am Mike Sin:

re: WKRP in Cincinnati
For clarity, were other DJs other than Johnny or Venus ever featured on the show? Or did most of the audience just assume each of them worked a 12-hour shift each day? :)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:35am The Oscar:

I've said this around here before, but my old college radio station had a sign on a shelf that said "STUDIO HEADPHONES - If you steal me I will never come back." The shelf was empty, and I never saw it otherwise.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:35am Krys O.:

Got it, Brian. Science!
Avatar 10:35am βrian:

The saliva test is all well and good, but I really want a sneeze test.
Avatar 10:36am Roberto:

Ha! That's awesome (about the closing theme)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:36am bukowski.:

I missed it. Was one of the words prisencolinensinainciusol?
Avatar 🎸 10:37am Son Of Pantz:

The only part I could discern from the closing song was "Said to the bartender. Bartender. wubba-wubba-wub-a-ha. Said it's going good and it's going a lot better!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am thriftstoreleather:

Joe, I hope your watching the unedited WKRP! With the actual music they played on air. There's a crappy rerelease with Musak overdubbing the music.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:37am Krys O.:

@Mike Sin: Don't forget Les!
  10:37am ?:

Alexa can pronounce "prisencolinensinainciusol" perfectly.
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:38am 12539:

I set my clocks by Single File.
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@thrift: I got the Shout Factory DVD box cheap, which has 90% of the original music!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:38am Mike Sin:

@Krys 0 -- But Les just came in for the news and farm reports, right? He didn't have an actual shift, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am thriftstoreleather:

♥♥♥
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:40am bukowski.:

? I guess she's alright
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@thriftstoreleather: Do you know if that's available in digital format? I waited years for them to fix the music licensing issue. I mean, Fever switching to rock & roll and _not_ playing "Queen Of The Forest"??
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:40am JG:

station manager Carlson mistaking cocaine for footpowder episode my favorite. " Travis I'm hooked!" That ever happen there at FMU , Joe?
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

!12539: Your clock must be wacky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am zopa:

That's one clean scene ya got going over there McG. Thanks!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am Krys O.:

Didn't Les have a call-in show? Or is that wishful thinking.
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am 12539:

Joe, this week I only had to adjust it by one minute.
Avatar 10:42am βrian:

Just thinking about that idiom, "Having your clock cleaned." Try esplaining *that* to ESL students.
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

Ha, zopa, keepin' it lean and clean.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:42am Krys O.:

Clocks have faces like people do.
Avatar 10:43am Joe McG:

@JG: Almost every day.
Avatar 10:43am Hubig Pie:

Monday is green bologna day at the Ft Worth Jail
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am joe mulligan:

Hi All, rabbit rabbit! happy snowy start to February
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:44am Mark Hurst:

Joe, your show today is a perfect accompaniment to the [glancing out the window] now whiteout conditions in Manhattan. Thanks!
Avatar 10:45am Joe McG:

@Mike: On the show they often refer to other DJs (Johnny once has to cover for the overnight guy, for instance) but we never see them.
  10:45am morphe':

Brain - as a former teacher (with a clean record), I'd suggest leaving sexual allusions/metaphors (whether they be clocks or oysters) out of the lesson plans....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:45am steveo:

jammin n jammin n jammin n jammin
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:45am JG:

Early musical memory hearing this Stevie Wonder on the radio
  Swag For Life Member 10:45am SammyC:

liked that tex ritter joe. Great "country" voice, sent it over to my old man, hes gonna love it
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

Thanks, Mark! @Matt: Give WKRP another shot, very enjoyable show. @Sammy: Nice!
Avatar 10:47am βrian:

@Krys O.: Our 7YrOld wants analog clocks to just go away.
  10:47am pgalub:

Hey Joe and everyone. Happy Snow Dub! ❄
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am sphere:

@ Joe McG - have you ever heard the dub version of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"? It's great!
  10:49am nardo:

I'd lay money that there's probably an episode of WKRP with a poster of Hotter than July displayed somewhere.
Avatar 10:49am Joe McG:

@sphere: Love it! Never played it, I don't think, though.
  10:49am chresti in tennis booth:

Hi Joe and noises!
Avatar 10:49am Joe McG:

@nardo: There IS!
  10:50am dano59:

MB brings me back to my HS cafeteria for some reason.
  10:51am chresti in tennis booth:

It's grey and mild here @Griffith Park
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hey Joe and everybody! That was doozy of a dub!
  10:51am morphe':

Analog - sometime in the late '90s, my neighbor's teen son came to ask if he could call the phone company because they had a phone problem. I still had a rotary and he did not know how to dial. Also realized students could not read the clock.. Brian, get yer 7year old a SuperHero analog wrist watch .. worked with my Simon..
Avatar 10:51am Seanbelly:

Holy, I was just thinking about this weird tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

For fun and to confuse the grandkidz, I put my dad's old backwards clock above the regular one: imgur.com...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:51am The Oscar:

WHOA this one...
  10:52am dano59:

A couple pals used to do Stevie vs. MJ dance parties... They ignored my suggestions of both Master Blaster and Doctor My Eyes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Cal Zone!:

Is Michael Shelley aware of this Tasha Thomas jam?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am tim from champaign (now washington):

Damn, I see I missed the WKRP conversation.What sparked it?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:52am Handy Haversack:

Don't think I recall hearing this as part of Michael Shelley's intro ...

Hey, chresti!
Avatar 10:53am βrian:

@morphe': I was just about to follow up. We did buy her a nice little kid's watch, and suddenly she was cooler than Elsa!

So we're hopeful.
  10:53am morphe':

Woods, for whatever reason, I can never open yer graphics in that link... do send the alt version... thanks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am tim from champaign (now washington):

My Friend, The Tree. Is this song about WoodsOfNH?
  10:54am Anita:

Love this Tasha Thomas tune ❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am bigkafka:

Seconding that Tasha Thomas tune. Also, that title. Floored.
  10:55am Miss G:

tim this is an answer song to SNL Chris Redd song "Trees!" (I love that song)
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

@tim: Ha ha! It's about David Costa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@morphe': Interesting. What happens when you click on the link?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:57am The Oscar:

LENE!
Avatar 10:57am Roberto:

Oh jeez, I just looked up Tasha Thomas and she passed away at 39 of cancer. That sux.
Avatar 10:57am Roberto:

YAS one of my fave tunes of '81! (Sorry Tasha, abrupt change of subject)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:58am Krys O.:

Best Lene!
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@Roberto: She also had a great disco hit called "Shoot Me with Your Love."
Avatar 10:59am Roberto:

My brother's girlfriend at the time was obsessed with this song. She could never figure out that lyric about the freezer or something -- about to put my meat in?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:59am The Oscar:

Someone needs to make a documentary about Lene Lovich.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:00am JG:

(sotto voce) John
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Pale Son:

Nhoj.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@morephe': How about this: postimg.cc...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am tim from champaign (now washington):

I always forget how great Dream #9 is. Did Jeff Lynne have a hand in this?
  11:03am Christy D:

Good music 4 watching the snow come down.
Avatar 11:03am Beast of Boonton:

Ah! Bowakawa, pousse pousse
  11:05am morphe':

Woods - it goes to the link, but the image does not load... Modern MacBook w/all mod cons????
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Mike Sin:

Given the song's structure, if an old wobbly mellotron was used on this recording, it'd probably be the closest Lennon came to revisiting his Beatle days in earnest.
Avatar 11:05am Robbie Darling:

What is your background music, Joe I like the tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@morphe': how about the 2nd one I posted?
  11:06am morphe':

Woods - the 2nd one worked...nice one!!!! Thanks...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:06am Mike Sin:

@Robbie -- Joe's bed music is a Kevin Ayer's track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Michele with One "L":

People will only listen to your dreams if you tell them they were in it.
Avatar 11:07am Robbie Darling:

@Mike Sin Thank you!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:07am DjLorraine:

I would listen to your dreams
Avatar 11:07am Robbie Darling:

You are innocent when you dream
  11:08am Dean:

Credit on Walls & Bridges is to The Philharmonic Orchestrange.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Mungerphut:

Best advice I ever got-- never tell anybody about your dreams, cats, or fantasy baseball team. Nobody cares.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Jeff Golick:

Therapists seem interested in dreams, but then we're paying them to listen.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Mike Sin:

That string arrangement was originally thrown around when Lennon was working with Nilsson on the "Pussycats" LP -- I can't remember the track that it was originally devised for offhand.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Brian in UK:

Joe YOU'VE RUN OUT OF 45s?
Avatar 11:09am SheWolf:

I think dreams are fascinating. I'm always up for listening to them.
  11:09am morphe':

Joe - I have some 45s for you .. I'll send the list to yer email ... I'll get them to you somehow ... Hang them on the door handle of Montgomery Street??? Not the post ...
  11:10am Dean:

Therapists are interested in their patients' expressions of interest in their dreams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Dennis Diken:

go, Joe! hey all!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:11am Pale Son:

NY Philharmonic Orchestra arranged by Lennon and Ken Asher.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Dennis Diken:

Flux Fiddlers is what I think John L credited the string section as?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Planet Tyler:

the strings for #9 were left over from something and JL liked them and wrote the song around them...but i have to check that
Avatar 11:12am Joe McG:

Yes, Flux Fiddlers! I wonder who did the actual arranging of them. Seems like a duty Paul would have had in the olde group.
  11:13am morphe':

It snows in the Southern Appalachian Hollas !!!! Proably last night and now..
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:14am Brian in UK:

I have been missing Clarence White recently. Only forty+ years since he was killed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Dennis Diken:

didn't George Martin do the string arrangements for The Beatles?
  11:14am Dean:

Ken Ascher
  11:14am Dean:

https://www.discogs.com/John-Lennon-Walls-And-Bridges/release/611600
  11:15am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Lovin’ this tune Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Planet Tyler:

The strings were left over from the Pussy Cats record...so...who did those?
Avatar 11:15am Joe McG:

Thanks, Dean! Hi, RBB!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:15am Mike Sin:

Re: Lennon / Strings
I can't get to my Wall and Bridges LP right at the moment, but weren't the Flux Fiddlers just on the Imagine LP? Just throwing it out there -- I can't confirm just yet.
  11:16am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Based on the intentionality of your sets I doubt you take requests but I would take either “Four Strong Winds” or “Barstool Blues” by Neil Young too!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:17am Krys O.:

I rarely recall my dreams and I don't do fantasy baseball, therefore, I go on about my cats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hey! This is from my neck of the woods., I'll dig deeper into this.
  11:17am Dean:

Repeat comment: credit on W&B is to The Philharmonic Orchestrange.
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@RBB: Maybe! Let's see.
  11:18am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Joe, you figured out my initials finally lol! hey DD :) Hope everyone is safe and cozy out there!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:19am Mike Sin:

Joe -- just pulled a Lennon book off the shelf: Ken Ascher did the string arrangement on #9 Dream. It's not easy being a BeatlesGeek... it disrupts work. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am tim from champaign (now washington):

"And I don't do fantasy baseball!" hahahaha.Krys - you're the winner today!
  11:19am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Krys O. if I haven’t said this before I’ll say it now: you are a poetic individual <3
Avatar 11:20am βrian:

I sometimes wake up to the sensation of my cat's warm paw softly pressing against my chin. No matter that she died 17 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Planet Tyler:

@Mike for the win!
Did Mark Lewisohn ever do a book on John's recordings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Mungerphut:

Let me tell you about Pumpkin and Spice, my tortoiseshell sisters ....
  11:21am morphe':

Appalacian Snow - 25*f and snowing in Western West Virginia...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:22am Pale Son:

Hmh.
  11:22am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Mike Sin can you recommend a Beatles book? I was indoctrinated to the Beatles cult by my Beatles geek parents but I have never read any books about them as an adult. Wasn’t sure where to start!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:23am Handy Haversack:

This set is fantastic, Joe.
  11:23am Bluesman:

Hey it's Mike "Beatle Fester for Life" Sin!
Avatar 🎸 11:24am TDK60:

Heavily pouring in NYC.
Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

Thanks Mike and Dean for the info. Is Ken Ascher known for anything else in particular? His name is not familiar to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am David (in London):

Never seen a hawk on the wind...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:24am Pale Son:

He played clavinet on the album.
  11:25am paul:

Rachel, the one by Spitz is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am tim from champaign (now washington):

It's pretty remarkable that Bill Callahan and Will Oldham have been making music for approximately 30 years for the same record label and they hadn't worked together until recently.
  11:25am Dean:

Played keyboards for Woody Herman, etc.
  11:26am paul:

The Beatles: The Biography
Book by Bob Spitz
Avatar 11:26am Joe McG:

@Handy: I love the Jerry Jeff version of this song and was playing "Ridin' High" recently so this hit the spot.
  11:26am morphe':

"Flux Fiddlers" might be a reference the Fluxus Collective ... pure speculation??? Yoko was deeply involved, not sure about John's role within it???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Dennis Diken:

@Joe - re: Beatles group (not solo) string arrangements, Paul did, I think, suggest ideas but, in actuality, didn't George Martin actually do the arrangements?
  11:26am Brendan:

Makes me want to do a trail ride
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:27am DjLorraine:

@Brian 🐾
Avatar 🎸 11:27am TDK60:

Morphe, are the cats checked on in your garden?
Avatar 11:28am Joe McG:

@Dennis: I'm sure you're right! Paul did his own much later as a solo artist.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:28am LastWhiteRhino:

I really like this Jane Getz tune.
  11:29am Dean:

Best Beatles book: Tendenzen der Pop-Musik : dargest. am Beispiel d. Beatles / Eva Diettrich

Not really. Just wanted to post that title.
  11:30am morphe':

TDK60 - they have the house so covered ... did not see my neigbor's footprints(she is elderly) this am??? I'll actually go and ask her and bring food if needed.. Thanks for the heads up ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am fred:

Now that we've run out of made up band names, making up Beatles book titles could be an outlet for all that creativity
  11:33am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Paul: just put it in my AbeBooks cart! Thank you sir (Sir Paul if you will)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am David (in London):

Muchly enjoying this Herb Pedersen.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:34am Handy Haversack:

@fred: El Año Rigby: Beatlemania in Mexico.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:34am steveo:

wait this song isn't called Like a Ghost in a Wishing Well???
Avatar 11:34am Mike W:

man, it feels like you’re right there in the phone booth with him
  11:34am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Beautiful cover by Mr. Young!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Michele with One "L":

OH MAN THIS SONG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am bigkafka:

john darnielle's voice sounds off on this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Dennis Diken:

@Joe - yeah, Geo M was upset that Paul hired Mike Leander to arrange "She's Leaving Home" because GM was booked with something else
  11:35am paul:

You welcome, Rachel. Sir Paul works. :)
Avatar 🎸 11:35am TDK60:

Heavy snow. I dusted about 4 inches off my window sills a half hour ago, now almost 2" buildup already.
Avatar 11:36am Don in Tampere:

Great selection of music! BTW, did I hear correctly (I was running around the kitchen assemling dinner to put in the oven) that you were soliciting people to send you singles? We should have one in about 3 months or so if that was for real. But I missed the address.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am David (in London):

'Abbey Roadblock: Ringo Walks Out on the Beatles'
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:36am Handy Haversack:

When we play the card game "Big 2" (you know it, morphe'? I still [used to] see kids playing it on the subway), if we're three-handed, we always call the dummy hand "Sir Paul."
Avatar 🎸 11:36am Son Of Pantz:

Now I wanna hear Gordon Lightfoot cover "Old Man".
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:36am Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
  11:36am paul:

"The Day John Met Paul" is a fun short read. (James O'Donnell)
  11:36am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Wow this is so beautiful Joe- never heard it before!! Thank you for my Neil Young dose for this snowy day! He gets to me like none other really...
  11:36am Brendan:

Sad song. Hope Gordo is well these days...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:37am LW Rhino:

Like I once told Young man...it's fun to stay at the YMCA.
Avatar 11:37am katie:

Oh Canada. He gets the desperation so beautifully.
Avatar 11:37am Joe McG:

Glad you enjoyed, Rachel! Thanks for the suggestion, although I went with something different!
Avatar 11:37am slugluv1313:

WOW i thought that was Neil Young -- never heard this version before -- thank you Joe McG.!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:37am Glorious Estephonic:

<3 <3 <3 thank you for this soothing set Joe
Avatar 11:37am slugluv1313:

hi Katie!
Avatar 🎸 11:38am TDK60:

Sturgill Simpson sounds just like a country name.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:38am Handy Haversack:

The Gardening Octopus: With a Little Kelp from My Friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am tim from champaign (now washington):

A Letter Home is a really solid Neil album for sure. Play it side by side with Harry Dean Stanton's album from around the same time and the water works will flow.
  11:38am bon von:

that neil song has strong hints of "The Greatest Love of All" in the melody
Avatar 🎸 11:39am Son Of Pantz:

Sturgill bringing back that Outlaw Country sound. This is the only style of Country I can stomach.
Avatar 11:39am slugluv1313:

@tim -- LOVE Harry Dean, will attempt this when i do not have to be *attempting* to focus on other stuff :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Planet Tyler:

Joe really does have the best show
Avatar 🎸 11:40am TDK60:

Snowing even heavier than moments ago....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am medson:

Good morning Joe. Late chiming in but loving the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am David (in London):

You got your snow shoes on TDK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am fred:

Scarab-ouchie: a clinical report of mental health fallout from the Beatles breakup
  11:41am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Ok now Waylon... this set has gone to the next level 🙌 sending you hugs Glorious Estephonic <3 <3 <3
  11:41am morphe':

Sturgill !!!!! did,t I tell you to bring the water and cut some more wood!!!!
Sounds like a pure Holla name.... Wonder if it is his true birth name??
Avatar 11:41am katie:

@slugluv hi there. I hope you don't have to out today.
  11:41am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Medson Man!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:42am Chris S:

No one sings em like Sturgill. Thanks for that one, Joe
Avatar 🎸 11:42am TDK60:

David, I actually am getting on my snow gear for a walk! No show shoes but big rubber snow boots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am medson:

Hi Rachel
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:43am Rich in Bay Ridge:

I really like this Emma Swift Dylan covers album.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:43am LW Rhino:

WOW , the snow rate is crazy right now just 13 miles NW of Jersey City.
Avatar 🎸 11:43am Son Of Pantz:

Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift do a free concert every week from their home. I believe you can find it on Youtube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am bigkafka:

this is lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Mr_Skynet:

Mr_Skynet doesn't enjoy bookkeeping and taxes, but Mr_McGasko sure does help
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am David (in London):

TDK, if you're not back in 24 hours I will send out a search party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am bigkafka:

It's not April 14th yet is it?
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:44am PeterD:

There is something very Randy VanWarmer-esque about this Emma Swift song.
  11:45am morphe':

Sturgill - recovered from Corvid - nice article/photo =npr
John Sturgill Simpson
https://www.npr.org/2020/10/16/924343633/sturgill-simpson-new-surprise-bluegrass-album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Mr_Skynet:

Bigkafka - Trying to get a jumpstart for once in my life haha
Avatar 11:45am Joe B:

gotta love emma
Avatar 11:47am Joe McG:

Glad you folks are enjoying on this snowy morning!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:48am steveo:

How's it looking over there, Joe? You gonna have to do a 24-hour skeleton or what?
Avatar 11:49am Joe McG:

@steveo: Gittin' scared. If the light rail isn't still running, I'm skunked.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:49am steveo:

oh, yikes; hope it turns out ok
Avatar 11:50am Hubig Pie:

This Cut Worms lp is a peach!
Avatar 🎸 11:50am TDK60:

Joe, you could sleep over in the station! Play records from that big library, in an unused studio! Order pizza.
Avatar 11:51am Joe McG:

@TDK60: Did that last night! Don't much want a repeat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am bigkafka:

Mr_Sky Such virtue! Good luck!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:51am Krys O.:

@Rachel: Mark Lewisohn's book about Beatles recording sessions is deep and fascinating.

And I'm an unintentional poet.
Avatar 🎸 11:51am TDK60:

Oh! Hee; still enough records...
  11:52am Rachel Bo Bachel:

I could listen to this guy sing all day. Little George Harrison dead ringer
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:52am YETI BOB:

oooh just got back from the doctor and Surface Noise is still on - bonus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am David (in London):

Rachel, this year it's 20 years since George checked out. *sad face*
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:52am Krys O.:

The whiteout conditions in Bloomfield make it look like bright and sunny.

Thanks, Joe and everyone! Stay safe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Planet Tyler:

Mark Lewisohn is great - that's some truly nerd stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Mr_Skynet:

@Joe McG - dedication. Respect!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:53am YETI BOB:

@Rachel - yeah, I like the Harrison/Lennon vibes too. I would never have checked out a band called "Cut Worms" based on the name!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am David (in London):

Thanks for a great show (as usual) today Joe.
  11:54am paul:

Krys....I was about to add that Lewisohn books are a great source for Beatle facts.
  11:54am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Krys O. you mean you didn’t even know it? Classic! :D will add that one to my cart too, thanks for the rec!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:54am Handy Haversack:

Sometimes I feel like covers by female-reading voices is the only way I want to hear Dylan anymore.

That set was just so great! Thanks, Joe, for that and the whole show. Hope you make it home OK! Maybe you can capture one of the wild reindeer of Jersey City and ride it all the way home!

Be well, Yippers.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:54am Chris S:

@Joe McG good luck gettin home!
Avatar 11:55am Beast of Boonton:

Joe - Book a room the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:55am 12539:

Thanks as always, Joe. Be well everyone. That's an order.
  11:55am Miss G:

Oh, Joe McG! Such dedication! We appreciate it. Sending good vibrations for your travels. Post to the boards when you get home! Thanks for such an enjoyable show.
  11:55am morphe':

Thanks Joe and all ... be safe and warm ... !!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 11:56am slugluv1313:

Emma Swift <3 <3 <3
her & Robyn's version of "The Ghost in You" is heart-achingly GORGEOUS
Avatar 🎸 11:56am Son Of Pantz:

Great show. Good luck getting home safely, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Artie:

Thanks, Joe G. Appreciate the introduction to Little Gold.
  11:56am paul:

Happy February, all!
Avatar 🎸 11:56am TDK60:

Gracias, Joe.
Avatar 11:56am slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Joe -- thanks so much!
have a great day, everyone -- stay warm!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:56am radioronan:

Thanks Joe..thanks skeletons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks, Joe! Keep the snowshoes strapped on tight!
Avatar 11:58am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening, everyone! See you next week, if I survive the storm! :)
Avatar 11:58am slugluv1313:

@katie -- thankfully no!
(but i have had to go to jobs in weather like this!)
hope you and Rob and kitties are enjoying the snowstorm from inside too :)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:58am Jason from Houston:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am David (in London):

We got The Chills, they're multiplying...
Avatar 🎸 11:59am TDK60:

I dig this Chills album - it's live from a private partee!
  11:59am bigplanetnoise:

Great sounds, Joe! Thank you!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Strandlund:

Didn't Yip in earlier, but another great show Mr McGasko!!
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