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Options August 9, 2021: It's a World of Music (oh and I saw the Sparks movie...)

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
Sparks  Your Call’s Very Important To Us. Please Hold.   Options Lil' Beethoven  2002  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sparks  My Baby’s Taking Me Home   Options Lil' Beethoven  2002  0:04:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sparks  The Rhythm Thief   Options Lil' Beethoven  2002  0:09:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
DJ Giac  Smalltown Wife   Options mp3  2021  0:15:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vanishing Tiger  Maurice Ravel John Coltrane Ondine Giant Steps Changes   Options youtube  2020  0:18:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Asriel Kujo  Ondine by Ravel but it's Giant Steps   Options youtube  2020  0:19:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
B  Giant Steps but it's a nondescript 80s Pop song   Options youtube  2021  0:20:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Simon Fransman  Katy Perrys 'Giant Steps' but it's John Coltranes 'Roar' but it's smooth jazz   Options youtube  2019  0:21:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Simon Fransman  Frank Sinatra but it's Giant Steps   Options youtube  2020  0:22:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ilja Reijngoud  Giant Steps The Bee Gees   Options youtube  2014  0:22:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kling The Poster  Giant Steps but it's a Lil Pump type beat   Options youtube  2018  0:23:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Koresz  Lil Trane - Gucci Steps   Options youtube  2018  0:24:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Cursed Recordings of the Spirit of Jazz  John Coaltrain - Thomas the Giant Engine (Rare)(1962)   Options youtube  2016  0:24:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
GladiLord  #FreeBritney (Britney Spears vs Evanescence)   Options mp3  2021  0:25:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Hoof n' Mouth Sinfonia with Pseu Braun  Hit Me Baby One More Time   Options mp3  2010  0:27:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Go Home Productions  Backstab Me One More Time   Options mp3  2005  0:29:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
SKiBiLiBoP  Music is the Power of Love (Madonna vs Huey Lewis & the News)   Options mp3  2020  0:30:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Madonna  Music   Options Music  2000  0:32:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marc Johnce  Gimme Gimme Sweet Levitating Times (Extended Edit)   Options mp3  2020  0:33:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Percy Faith 

Summer Place '76 [Theme from 'A Summer Place']   Options

Summer Place '76 

1976 

0:35:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ergo Phizmiz  Borderline   Options Boubouroche  2017  0:39:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
DJ Giac  Learn To Be King Sometimes   Options mp3  2019  0:44:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sparks  This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us   Options Kimono My House  1974  0:48:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sparks  The Number One Song In Heaven   Options No. 1 In Heaven  1979  0:51:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Percy Faith 

Summer Place '76 [Theme from 'A Summer Place']   Options

Summer Place '76 

1976 

0:55:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sparks  What Are All These Bands So Angry About?   Options Lil' Beethoven  2002  0:56:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 5:36pm vince:

Just a reminder, last week's Over The Edge was a re-run of "2000 Announcements"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm People Like Us:

it was yes
Avatar 5:57pm vince:

"Thank you!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm People Like Us:

Thaaaank Yooooou
  6:53pm Androu B.:

Hello and Good Evening, Vicker!
Avatar 6:57pm vince:

It's PLU time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm People Like Us:

yoohoo
Avatar 6:59pm vince:

soft and lonely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm People Like Us:

here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm ultradamno:

People! Us!
Avatar 7:00pm Bas NL:

Hello, hellooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm chresti:

Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm People Like Us:

hello hello hello
  7:01pm Androu B.:

I might as well ask: Are we going to hear Flat Earth Man on the show today? He's been taking this station by storm.
Avatar 7:02pm vince:

Just Heard The Residents cancelled their tour....
  7:02pm ledzeppelinsucks:

I got another batch of nip at Grocery Outlet. Going to the cat orphanage to get them stoned again.
Avatar 7:02pm ARB:

Hiya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm People Like Us:

hellooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Aitch:

Keen to see Sparks Brothers movie.
Annette also
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi! Was thinking about how do royalties work for mash-ups? Each original artist get a fraction of a share, or each gets a full share or the person who created the mash-up gets the royalty, or some other method entirely?
Avatar 7:03pm HyperDose:

Sneaking in behind ARB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm AlanB:

Hello n+1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Little Danny:

Hello and hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm People Like Us:

not sure they work much for even non mashups
  7:04pm ?:

the world is an exciting place
  7:04pm Kat in Chicago:

I saw Annette yesterday, it is amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Webhamster Henry:

hi People! I like how all your shows this summer are very different!
Avatar 7:05pm vince:

Speaking of Edgar Wright, they were showing T"he World's End" on the SyFy channel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm People Like Us:

you'll have to hope to hell that the powers that be never have enough robots to pull apart an mp3 and make anyone accountable for it for financial reasons
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm People Like Us:

you saw it, Kat? I want to see it - I didn't know if it was out yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm People Like Us:

don't want to be predictable, Henry :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm People Like Us:

it was just at Cannes wasn't it
  7:06pm Phil Ramsay:

Hi everyone!
Avatar 7:06pm vince:

Sometimes, you can be redic-table..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Little Danny:

Rare MP3s f/s, offers only
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Webhamster Henry:

I'll be training the Vickibot when you go back to real life.
  7:06pm Androu B.:

Hello KfHP & Kat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm People Like Us:

oh good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Krys O.:

Howdy! So nice to hear Sparks. Hey, Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Richy4619:

I'm imagining an alien + spaceship taking me home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm People Like Us:

hello!
  7:08pm ledzrppelinsucks:

Ever watch 'Pirhanha' from 1978?
Avatar 7:08pm havaham:

who's gonna drive you home tonight? my baby of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm People Like Us:

this song should have been on DO or DIY about 15 years ago
  7:08pm Sunny:

Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm People Like Us:

I might play this for the whole hour
  7:09pm Kat in Chicago:

It just came out here this weekend, Vicki. Do see it in a theatre if you get the chance. I think anyone in this chat would love it.
  7:09pm toughest girl in town:

I’m loving all the Sparks /remixes so far❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Krys O.:

If I had a headstone, it would read, "She spotted Ron and Russell Mael in the audience of the Big TNT Show"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm ultradamno:

Where did you hear this about Residents tour? I can't find it.
  7:09pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Reminds me of ' Addicted To Love'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm People Like Us:

hellooo
  7:09pm David T. Superstar:

David T. here. Your Friendly Board Opp. Hola everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Krys O.:

Lil' Beethoven was soooooo necessary in 2002.
Avatar 7:10pm vince:

I believe it came from Hein Fokker's personal chat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm People Like Us:

hi David, thanks for board opping
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm People Like Us:

is it postponed? because of pandemic?
Avatar 7:10pm vince:

i believe so
  7:11pm Phil Ramsay:

Again? Oh crap.
Avatar 7:12pm vince:

They ARE much older than you and I, so, it's understandable
  7:12pm Phil Ramsay:

Yep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm AlanB:

I don't think I've ever heard this, but holy moley it is powerful deja vu, wonder what it is connected to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm People Like Us:

I love the repetition
  7:13pm Glistener MW:

I’m not even from Cybertron, but heartily approve of this “ALL-SPARKS” hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm People Like Us:

amazing album
Avatar 7:13pm vince:

"President Carter loves the repetition."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Krys O.:

Did you know about this, Vicki? www.moorestevie.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Aitch:

Lil' Beethoven and Hello Young Lovers particularly good even by Sparks high standards
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm People Like Us:

yay krys
Avatar 7:16pm mb:

Hi DJ and Hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm People Like Us:

hiii
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Krys O.:

I saw Ron's unmistakable face in the audience while we were taping the movie off AMC. Stevie was in the bathroom. I told him about it and we had to wait until the film was over to go back to that point. Then we saw teenage Russell next to Ron. We screamed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm chresti:

Sorry, I had to take my ears away for a minute to order dumplings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Aitch:

R.Stevie + Sparks?
Yikes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm ultradamno:

Bought some Boy Dirt Car and the Beex lp for Bandcamp friday and both packages arrived today, just a big up to them for quick turnaround.
  7:18pm Androu B.:

Nothing like an 80's-centric mashup to get me reminiscing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Tome:

wish I had my mp3's in heaven now !<>! great Show PLU !<>!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Krys O.:

The Mael brothers were unaware that they were captured on screen in the movie. We sent the images to their publicist via a friend in the Netherlands. Ron and Russell thanked us.
  7:18pm tak:

omg this part of the piece always melts me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Little Danny:

Whoa, love it.
  7:21pm ledzeppelinsucks:

https://skagit.craigslist.org/rnr/d/cats-on-nip/7363421703.html
  7:21pm Kat in Chicago:

Well spotted, Krys!
  7:21pm tak:

there's a good minidoc on youtube about giant steps speedruns
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm listener 126464:

Hello everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm People Like Us:

please post a link tak if you know it
  7:22pm Androu B.:

I once made a mashup with that KP pella.
Avatar 7:22pm vince:

THIS ONE gets the 'click'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Krys O.:

This is so good!
Avatar 7:23pm havaham:

I can tell by the way you use your click
  7:23pm tak:

it's Simon Fransman: https://youtu.be/OoF2uGZasAs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm People Like Us:

ah right, he's good
  7:25pm Glistener MW:

!!! Krys, thanks for that amazing story! Wow! Do you remember which performance it was during? I’d love to keep an eye out if I ever rewatch it
  7:26pm tak:

#freebritney
  7:27pm David T. Superstar:

NICE!
  7:27pm Glistener MW:

!!! PSEU 💜
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm ultradamno:

Billie Eilish has covered "I'm In The Mood For Love" which seems ripe for some smoosh 'em up
  7:28pm Androu B.:

DAMN! Pseu has a great voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Krys O.:

@Glistener MW: It's during the Ronettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm People Like Us:

Pseu's so great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm AlanB:

Never still believed quite like this
  7:29pm Phil Ramsay:

This is an AMAZING version
  7:30pm Androu B.:

GHP aka Mark Vidler FTW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Krys O.:

Pseu is a STAR! She fronted Children in Adult Jails, a fantastic band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Krys O.:

Back in the 80s, Jim Price put together cassette compilations of WFMU djs performing. CIAJ did a great song called Mr. Scabby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Was Diane Kamikaze also in that band, Krys? I thought someone on a chat board mentioned that before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm People Like Us:

yes, Ken
  7:33pm Androu B.:

Is this a...BRAT MASTERMIX???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Krys O.:

Yes, Ken. Diane played drums and sang.
  7:33pm David T. Superstar:

i'M DANCING OVER HERE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Takeaway: A lot of DanceyPop is more or less the same. Define to liking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Krys O.:

Me too, David! My cats want their kibble, but it will have to wait.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm learning things ... thank you!
  7:34pm non:

this mix is sick and bonkers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm adampsyche:

hey folks and thanks for the music dj!
  7:35pm Kevin in urbana:

Great section Vicki! (Also my prints arrived in the mail thsnk you!!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm People Like Us:

ah hi Kevin!
Avatar 7:36pm vince:

awwww
  7:39pm oooohhh:

i had no idea this was a britney continuation.
  7:39pm Androu B.:

Btw, folks, yesterday was Andy Rehfeldt's "Big Day"! Send belated wishes his way, if you so desire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm People Like Us:

nor did I until it happened
  7:39pm Kat in Chicago:

This is such a lovely cover
Avatar 7:40pm ranjit:

Ergo's is always my favorite version of Borderline
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm People Like Us:

mine too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm People Like Us:

hi ranjit :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm el_musgo:

greetings from Cuernavaca Mexico! Great Show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm People Like Us:

hello!
  7:41pm Phil in Minneapolis:

Ergo really should be a star…
  7:42pm ohhhhhh:

well that was a stellar mashup. this borderline cover too yess
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm People Like Us:

he should
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm el_musgo:

drawing and listening....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm People Like Us:

lovely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh man. This Production. Incredible.
  7:42pm David T. Superstar:

It sounds like the Beatles could of done this, just the way it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm People Like Us:

all done by himself
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm People Like Us:

originality is non-linear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ergo's films (& I've only seen seconds) are amazing.
  7:44pm Kat in Chicago:

It is McCartneyesque!
Avatar 7:44pm ranjit:

when Vocal Fry comes back we should find a throat singing madonna cover so he can play it over the Bodah-line

..... sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm People Like Us:

ha ha
yes i meant to keep the yodel flame lit but then i forgot
  7:44pm Kat in Chicago:

Oh, Ranjit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm el_musgo:

My 17-year-old son is a big fan of 80's pop. I will try to get him to listen to this show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm People Like Us:

hope it does come back, vocal fry - i'm not doing the next season so there's space
  7:45pm Androu B.:

Ergo would go down a storm in Tokyo if he toured the karaoke bar circuit there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm People Like Us:

oh i just got ranjit's joke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TheBeatles had the best British engineers &tc. - but not even all of the best Tech of the time. Compared to the Tech of 2021 - some of their limitations were like LoFi Artists now. Every sound was Analog & HandMade - had to be invented - not pushbutton.
  7:48pm wobbly:

but vicki you're playing music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm People Like Us:

hi jon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm People Like Us:

I ALWAYS PLAY MUSIC
Avatar 7:48pm vince:

boom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm chresti:

YIIII!!!🧡🧡🧡💥💥💥
  7:49pm Kat in Chicago:

It’s the summer of Sparks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm People Like Us:

yesssss it's ssssparks part two
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Webhamster Henry:

Vicki reminds us that she did more hours filling in during the off season than during her scheduled summer show last year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm People Like Us:

BOOOOM
Avatar 7:50pm vince:

ha,HA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm People Like Us:

yes i always spend more time not doing something
  7:50pm Androu B.:

And the Sparks are FLYING!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm B R M:

Anyone else see ANNETTE yet, the new Carax musical with music by Sparks?
Avatar 7:50pm vince:

and, the HITS keep coming!
  7:51pm Phil in Minneapolis:

😉
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Aitch:

#1 indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm People Like Us:

Kat saw Annette - did you BRM?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Krys O.:

Oh, #1 still gives me chills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm People Like Us:

boom boom boom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm B R M:

I did! Enjoyed it very much!

backrowmanifesto.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Number one with a halo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm People Like Us:

can't wait to see it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm People Like Us:

I also saw Summer of Soul last week - really fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Krys O.:

Thanks for the review, BRM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm People Like Us:

but SPARKS SPARKS SPARKS
  7:54pm Androu B.:

This song tends to remind me of Heaven 17's "We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm ultradamno:

Well, I love Carax.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm People Like Us:

Pet Shop Boys owe them a lot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm B R M:

@Krys O. - hope you're great!

@ultradamno- Carax is among my favorite contemporary directors. Was fortunate to interview him once, if only for a few minutes...
Avatar 7:55pm vince:

LASTLY???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm melinda:

great show Vicki
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm People Like Us:

and there goes another hour
Avatar 7:56pm vince:

Have another happy week, V...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Krys O.:

Tee hee, I loved the animated bits in Sparks Brothers. "You're a naughty boy." I could hear Neil saying that.

Doing fine, BRM.
  7:56pm Kat in Chicago:

In the nicest possible way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm B R M:

Great set... made my evening! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

Thanks Vicky!
I like to pause and reflect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Krys O.:

Not enough time! Thank you so much, Vicki. It's so special to hear you on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm People Like Us:

totally Krys
I met Neil Tennant once at the airport, he was a bit rude
Avatar 7:57pm vince:

see you all next week
  7:57pm Androu B.:

Thanks for shooting off Sparks with us, Vicker!

So long, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm People Like Us:

thanks all!
Avatar 7:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Vicki! Great show!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm People Like Us:

4 more weeks of the summer schedule
  7:58pm David T. Superstar:

Wonderful show!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm People Like Us:

thanks Bas, David, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice 'n' Sparkly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

WOOSH. An hour. TY As Always VickiPLU !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm People Like Us:

yes!
Avatar 7:59pm mb:

ty DeeJay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Vicki. Take care!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm AlanB:

That was great! Back to the slower-moving hours of the week.
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