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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
smith  born in boston   Options 7"  dunhill  1970      0:00:00 ()
the two things in one  ohio   Options together forever: the music city sessions  bgp    CD reissue, orig early '70s  *   0:02:30 ()
twitch  rock 'n' roll moment   Options twitch & shout  bomb  1981      0:05:30 ()
the blases  firefighter   Options va-mental floss  wrsu        0:09:34 ()
hurrah!  hip hip   Options the sound of philadelphia  poppy disc/rev ola    CD reissue, orig mid-'80s  *   0:13:10 ()
meyerman  new direction   Options who do you think you are?  pretty decent  2011      0:16:04 ()
the well wishers  free? no   Options dreaming of the west coast  no label      *   0:19:18 ()
white hills  song of everything   Options frying on this rock  thrill jockey      *   0:33:26 ()
red mass  television personalities   Options 7"  mammoth cave recording co.      *   0:41:56 ()
hospitality  the birthday   Options s/t  merge      *   0:45:07 ()
rockin' horse  julian the hooligan   Options yes it is  sing sing    LP reissue, orig 1971  *   0:48:35 ()
wild nothing  nowhere   Options 7"  captured tracks      *   0:57:59 ()
blouse  time travel   Options s/t  captured tracks      *   1:01:32 ()
eurythmics  belinda   Options in the garden  rca/legacy  2005  CD reissue, orig 1981    1:05:29 ()
screen vinyl image  night trip   Options strange behavior  custom made music      *   1:09:31 ()
jon spencer blues explosion  black betty   Options 7"  shove      *   1:22:35 ()
atomic rooster  breakthrough   Options in hearing of  elektra  1971      1:25:12 ()
mount carmel  choose wisely   Options real women  siltbreeze      *   1:31:24 ()
infinity people  in love with the light   Options in love with the light  ufo factory / burger      *   1:35:16 ()
ringo starr  anthem   Options 2012  hip-o/universal      *   1:44:54 ()
the moto-gators  clamdiggin'   Options do the sneak  no label      *   1:49:40 ()
mind spiders  fall in line   Options meltdown  dirtnap      *   1:52:44 ()
chris imler  vorwarts   Options 7"  meeuw muzak      *   1:59:11 ()
tom jones  evil   Options 7"  third man      *   2:09:18 ()
terry malts  waiting room   Options killing time  slumberland      *   2:13:38 ()
unnatural helpers  lights   Options s/t 12" ep  1-2-3-4 go!      *   2:17:24 ()
pony time  gary numan   Options s/t  per se      *   2:19:13 ()
elton john  philadelphia freedom   Options 7"  mca  1974      2:21:54 ()
galactic  magdalena   Options carnivale electricos  anti-      *   2:26:53 ()
stone-face and life everlasting  love is free   Options 7"  academy    vinyl reissue, orig 1975  *   2:30:18 ()
the explorers club  weight of the world   Options grand hotel  rock ridge music      *   2:32:52 ()
the ready stance  the long arm   Options damnedest  damnedest      *   2:44:25 ()
wrong words  i will change your mind   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   2:47:33 ()
the tea set  keep on running (big noise from the jungle)   Options 7"  mainly modern records  1980  produced by Hugh Cornwell!    2:50:15 ()
3 toed sloth  i didn't know i loved you til i saw you rock & roll   Options 7"  negative guest list    vinyl reissue; orig 1993  *   2:54:19 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 3/21/12 9:03pm Hey:

33 was kinda interesting, moving in the Barry White direction there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 9:04pm efd:

yeah, I'll let someone else move in that direction. ;)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:05pm Hey:

Good thought :-) Soundin' nice so far
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:06pm Parq:

OH = FL?
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:06pm Kat in Chicago:

actually the slowed down Smith was a pretty good transition from that last bit of Rupture's show
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:08pm SteveL:

Ready to go, as soon as I help empty the dogs. Good evening all.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:09pm Michael from the Left Coast:

A few minutes late and I missed the magnificent Smith already? Gayle McCormick was sadly overlooked and underrated.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:10pm Michael from the Left Coast:

And was Born in Boston one of the tracks produced by Del Shannon?
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:10pm miss cheri:

hey what's up's evan!! i know that you're a huge nick gilder fan,, but i'm also a hot child/woman in the city as well!!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:10pm G:

I notice Rupture is now just saying "Evan," rather cleverly avoiding the order issue when it come to the Funk and the Davies...
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:12pm Kat in Chicago:

G: nope, he still screwed it up tonight :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:13pm G:

my bad, i missed his miss :-)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:15pm john:

Hurrah! Hurray!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:15pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@Kat+ G missed a few minutes and possibly my fave part of Wed-the screwed up toss!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:16pm Michael from the Left Coast:

these guys sound like the Dancing Hoods with a less straight ahead drummer
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:17pm john:

Hurrah! was one of my mid-80s absolute faves. Wore my tape to dust.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:23pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan & all! I'm not able to listen yet, just popping in to see what I'm missing :-(
@Michael from the Left Coast - I cannot believe you referenced the Dancing Hoods! The ep is overall better, I guess, but I played the crap out of "Surfing All Over the World" back in the day. Wow. And who could foresee Sparklehorse?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 9:24pm efd:

hi everyone! john, somehow missed Hurrah! altogether at the time - not sure how. MichaelftLC - that Smith track wasn't a Del Shannon production.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:25pm G:

Nonlisteners commenting??? What is this world COMING TO???? :-P
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:26pm miss cheri:

evan,,, i'm loving your show,, and i love the funk!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:26pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Dancing Hoods were great and I thought Eric was a true talent--I knew them in those days and absolutely could not see Mark's emergence in Sparklehorse (although he was Freddy when I knew him)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:29pm john:

Guess both bands happened about the same time. I liked Dancing Hoods, but LOVED Hurrah!.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:30pm God:

The Tebow deal may not happen, actually…
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:30pm john:

Evan, have you heard the whole CD yet? If not, go directly to Gloria.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:31pm Chiklet:

Smith? Wow. What's next? The Original Caste? Coven?
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:33pm miss cheri:

if you don't mind me saying evan that i always enjoy being here,,
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:34pm john:

Funny thing is, a friend was just posting Smith and Gayle McCormick stuff on his Facebook page a couple weeks ago.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:34pm Chiklet:

Tim Tebow's trade to the New York Jets for two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft is back on again, according to multiple reports.
The deal is as it was originally constructed with the Jets acquiring Tebow and a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft from the Broncos and in exchange the Broncos receive a fourth and sixth-round pick from the Jets.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:35pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Actually, the most notable thing about Smith was that they hit the top 20 with their cover of "Baby It's You"
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:35pm Gourmand:

  Wed. 3/21/12 9:36pm Florence:

They also teamed up with a major cooking oil firm for the ill-fated SMith & Wesson campaign.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:37pm john:

Took off like a shot, but then backfired?
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:37pm Florence:

  Wed. 3/21/12 9:38pm Gourmand:

Is that Florence Herderson for Wesson???
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:38pm Holly in NC:

Baby It's You - so DANG late 60s - perfectly on cusp between hippie and polyester : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6atUODsWGs
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:39pm Florence:

Yesm Gourmand. With Maureen McCormick of Smith!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:40pm Gourmand:

Well, shuck my salad sandwich!
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:42pm Florence:

White Witch. White Denim, Barry White, Whitesnake ...
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:42pm Barkevious Shabazz:

This song reminds me of the devastating "Angel of Death"scene in Dolomite.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:42pm PB:

@holly, the same Baby It's You that the Beatles covered? Wasn't that originally released in the early 60s?
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:43pm miss cheri:

evan because of you i LOVE abba now and my two favorite abba tunes are "RING RING" & "NINA THE PRETTY BALERINA" so evan what are your favorite abba tunes??
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:43pm Phann:

Do-Lo-Mite! I love Jimmy Walker.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Sorry, "Dolomite. "
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:44pm SteveL:

Don't forget White Mystery. See 'em if you get the chance. Mesmerizing, in a rocking-out sort of way.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:46pm Folsom Prism:

ooh color-coded bands white red black sabbath, orange juice, green jello ...
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:46pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Loathsome autocorrect.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:47pm john:

Dolemite. Dolomite would be the Italian dub.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:50pm Holly in NC:

@PB -yes, the original is the MIGHTY Shirelles who I ADORE . Link is to Smith cover in 1969
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:50pm the glowing one:

I dig the font and the colors, Evan. And the music, too.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:50pm Kat in Chicago:

cosigning with SteveL on White Mystery - great live band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 9:52pm efd:

thanks, glowing one! The music is the most important, of course. :)

Hi Holly, Kat, Folsom, Barkevious, Steve, PB, cheri, Chiklet, Parq, and everyone else! Special hello to all you lurkers! Thanks for tuning in tonight.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:53pm SteveL:

Kat:re. WM: Sweet folks too. I will see them when they return.
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:53pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Man Rockin' Horse sounds a bit like Procol Harum without the Hammond
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:54pm Lurkers:

DUCK!!!(I think he can see us.)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:54pm 12539:

(Special hello to you too, Evan.)
  Wed. 3/21/12 9:56pm miss cheri:

efd--you enjoy ALL abba tunes?? you can't pick just one??
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:00pm Referee:

no flogging the dj. this is not a bdsm show!!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:02pm Leather Lover:

@Ref: You happen to know where I can find a show like that??
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:03pm john:

Wow, if it turns out someone stole a box full of Go-Betweens outtakes, Wild Nothing may be law enforcement's first call...
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:04pm Referee:

pseu's comments board??? O:-)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:05pm Leather Lover:

I prefer whips to hooks, but I'll give it a go.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:06pm the glowing one:

I see synthpop is still strong in the 2010s.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:07pm the glowing one:

and I just heard the past today ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:07pm efd:

Long may it live!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:08pm Donovan:

My fave eurythmics song!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:08pm Donovan:

My fave eurythmics song!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:08pm the glowing one:

no, I think that blouse track was good. and that early eurorhytmics track sounds as if it's brand new... weird.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:09pm Donovan:

Dum Dum girls should cover this
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:11pm miss cheri:

you could tell me efd,,,what are your abba songs?
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:11pm the glowing one:

how did I just spell eurythmics?!?
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:11pm john:

Couple thousand bands are covering it right now, and they've never even heard the song.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:11pm miss cheri:

  Wed. 3/21/12 10:14pm john:

The Flock Of Seagulls revival starts here, and long overdue, he said without a touch of irony. No, really.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:15pm Randy in NC:

@john, so that's why I like these guys...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:16pm efd:

I was thinking more Get Ready-era New Order, but close enough!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:16pm john:

It's certainly why I do.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:18pm Donovan:

All I'm saying is that they've already done a bunch of covers (big star, the smiths, rolling stones) and that eurythmics song would be perfect for their sound.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:21pm Randy in NC:

Speaking of covers, that cover of Here Come the Warm Jets by Circle that I've been hearing around these parts is pretty sweet.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:21pm the glowing one:

10-20 years ago you could definitely tell if a band was "retro" or reviving an old genre. today you can still tell most of the time if you listen closely for clues, but they get better and better blending in. I would even dare say, perfectioning some genres.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:22pm PB:

@Randy, I agree. Dan Bodah played it this past Monday night. It was amazing.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:23pm miss cheri:

well if i'm going to be ignored might as well split and say good night evan and all!!!! but keep da funk alive!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:24pm PB:

What I found even more amazing is that Circle is Finnish.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:26pm SteveL:

Lovign this cover a whole lot.

Had a friend who threatened to use the original at his catholic wedding. Love the idea of one of the nuns reading slowly over the lyrics.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:26pm Randy in NC:

@PB, yeah that and a Wooden Shjips that was good too.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:28pm PB:

The Wooden Shjips track was also great. I'm pretty sure it is available on Vol 1. As I mentioned on Bodah's comments board, the Wooden Shjips remix that Sonic Boom did is incredible.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:30pm Smoking Gun:

Who's calling the shots here, Clay Pigeon??!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:31pm Spoony:

Wait, it's just hitting me…it took this long for Jon Spencer to cover "Black Betty?"
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:32pm SteveL:

Spoony: Absolutely with you on that. I thought it was an older recording that I'd never heard.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:33pm Danne D:

EFD goes proggy!!! :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:33pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Hey EFD :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:34pm G:

@Danne D: Next up, Side 4 of Topographic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:35pm efd:

jeez, a guy plays one Atomic Rooster song...
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:36pm G:

gateway prog lol
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:36pm PB:

Tough crowd efd. you should be used to that by now.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:36pm Danne D:

@G I only listen to Topographic if all 4 sides are played at once. See Scott's playlist from a week ago to see what I mean :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:37pm efd:

ok, I guess this song is a little proggy too...
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:38pm G:

I was busy that afternoon and saw it in archives, Danne, and actually broke down and listened to the whole thing!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:38pm john:

It starts with an Atomic Rooster song. Next you'll have a Gentle Giant poster on the studio wall, and finally you'll end up showing up to do your show wearing Barclay James Harvest footie pajamas.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:38pm Danne D:

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44260 see Yesyesyesyes and check it out sometime - it's actually quite amazing (no schtick)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:39pm Danne D:

Soon cheri will be asking Evan what his favorite song by the Nice is...
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:39pm Three Eyed Puppet:

My name is Vance, and I approve this proggage.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:41pm Danne D:

So Commissioner Evan - any word on when you'll be throwing the switch on the draft? :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:42pm Holly in NC:

Finally here for real once I feed cats! Thank you for Infinity People, efd.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:42pm Three Eyed Puppet:

gatefold, great for sorting out seeds
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:45pm miss cheri:

good night danne--please don't ignore me like evan,,
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:45pm Three Eyed Puppet:

  Wed. 3/21/12 10:46pm Danne D:

Clearly Evan meant 2112 not 2012!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:46pm Three Eyed Puppet:

There's no song out there about "ticket salad sandwiches"??? Huh???
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:47pm Danne D:

gnight cheri
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:47pm efd:

surprisingly, no!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:48pm efd:

Danne, that info is in the commissioner's note!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:48pm Danne D:

Evan I suggest the following song as a possibility for Ticket Salad Surger...I mean Sandwich Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumMkGD9Sgc
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:48pm PB:

I bought a Ringo Greatest Hits CD about 20 years ago for 2 songs: Back Off Boogaloo and It Don't Come Easy. It is still in the shrinkwrap.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:48pm Danne D:

(Might be something you can work with - seriously - in spite of it playing along with the theme that is pervading tonight's comments board)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:49pm miss cheri:

evan i just want to say night,, see you all soon!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:49pm Holly in NC:

Why has no one else noticed that the new Ringo lp is actually pretty darn good?
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:49pm the glowing one:

This Ringo Starr song is one of those "why" songs. why is the world so bad? why did my love run away? why why? and no, we don't know what to do. we don't have a clue.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:50pm Danne D:

Ah I finally so the old commish note. Thx EFD!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:50pm Danne D:

@holly cuz the kids are trying to answer the question of who that Paul McCartney guy is ;)
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:51pm Holly in NC:

@PB - Those are 2 great songs...
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:51pm sandorkrasna:

well this ringo's track is surprisingly good, dont think im gonna listen to the whole album though
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:51pm groucho:

Manchester, England signing in. nice one on the Ringo Starr!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:52pm PB:

@Holly, yes they are, especially It Don't Come Easy.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:52pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - Too true. That depressed me for days.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:55pm PB:

I just read in a back issue of one of the music mags that Macca just released an album of "standards". Sounds like it would be execrable.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:55pm AZ:

Listening to EFD in the correct time zone for a change!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:56pm Ignore Function:

Good stuff, EFD.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:56pm Holly in NC:

@PB - In deference to efd, I'll refrain from my usual Yankee story ;-)

Which reminds me thank you all (& especially Randy) - for not bringing up Duke. Go State!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:57pm Genesis:

We always thank everyone for not bringing up Duke.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:58pm PB:

@Holly, not pulling for Carolina?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:58pm efd:

PB, I think Glenn Frey just did the same thing? Not to compare Paul McCartney to Glenn Frey.

Thanks, Ignore Function!

AZ, awesome! I was wondering when you guys were getting out here (or at least to this time zone). Looking forward to seeing you and LJP!
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:58pm groucho:

If I were a Beatle then I wouldn't spend all my time after the Beatles trying to write songs that would please everyone the way the Beatles seamlessly did. Opinions are subjective. as long as Ringo and Macca like what they're making then good on them. I'd kill to be in their shoes anyday.
  Wed. 3/21/12 10:58pm AZ:

MInd Spiders = one of the bands I'm sorriest that I didn't see at SXSW. Everyone who caught them last week was blown away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 10:59pm efd:

oh, and cheers groucho! sandorkrasna, I do think the whole new Ringo album is worth checking out fwiw.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:01pm Camel:

My bedtime! Where's my tune? :-P
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:01pm Holly in NC:

@PB - No.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:03pm glenn:

i can tell you, unequivocally, that a ringo starr and the all starrs show is the best time you'll ever have.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:04pm the glowing one:

I guess Ringo is an acquired taste
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:05pm Camel:

Brutal! :-P
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:05pm Danne D:

One day that Ringo guy will finally get his big break
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:05pm groucho:

don't worry Evan, here in the UK, our best station, BBC 6 Music, hasn't played the new Ringo album either. Good on ya!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:07pm G:

On Ringo: As soon as he dies, people will flip over and say what an undervalued genius he was. Standard operating procedure. The Cumaean Sybil hath spoken.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:08pm Danne D:

wow there's even more BBC's than there are ESPN's!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:08pm the glowing one:

@danne d: you mean break as in drum beat break? not likely to happen
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:09pm G:

@Danne: They started adding BBCs on the radio in the late 60s when Parliament outlawed the offshore pirate stations. Some of them even hired the better pirate DJs.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:10pm PB:

Ringo was perfect for the Beatles though: he could hold a beat and was never called upon to do anything flashy, appeared to have little ego and knew he was the single luckiest guy in the world.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:12pm joe d:

EFD! Thoughts on Paul Collins being kicked off the Peter Case / Paul Collins tour?
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:12pm G:

I've had professional working drummers tell me now and then that Ringo is actually a really important drummer, not for flash technique, but for overall feel and for fitting lots of different kinds of songs really well.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:12pm groucho:

G: depends who you ask. he's god-tier in the UK, but you're right, Happened with George when he passed

Danne D: I recommend a listen to BBC 6. not during the day tho as there's a playlist, albeit an Indie playlist, but it get's tiresome, but on a night it's as freeform as WFMU, but with access to tens of thousands of John Peel sessions (google him if you don't know him, he's responsible for The Fall, The Wedding Present and just about every good british band since the pirate radio stations of the 60's)

Ah, G just explained pirate stations while typing. Good man!

Tom Jones on Jack White's label? ... ???
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:13pm G:

Although a Yank, I lived in the UK back then, groucho, so I actually knew!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:13pm groucho:

G: Ringo was the only member of the Beatles to never mess up a take.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:14pm glenn:

well, evan's a drummer, so i'm sure he knows better than i, but i think ringo IS vastly underrated as a drummer.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:14pm G:

And in my experience, solid working drummers really see (rather, hear), Ringo's virtues, groucho. :-)
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:15pm G:

maybe efd will comment, but playing ringo's rather ignored new album (it's only 7.99 in mp3 form, not 9.99) does say something already!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:16pm the glowing one:

@groucho: yep, http://www.discogs.com/Tom-Jones-EvilJezebel/release/3468262
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:16pm Holly in NC:

@efd - have you seen that recently viral (in certain circles) video of Tom Jones in a speedo warbling 'sloop john b'? Quite something... http://bit.ly/GKQPco ...AND it goes James Bond @ the end!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:16pm PB:

With the exception of certain freak talents like Keith Moon, drummers (even really good ones) are often taken for granted.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:19pm groucho:

G: aah, maximum respect going your way, I'm only 25 so I wasn't even there for britpop let alone the beatles, but luckily I'm inquisitive and the internet's been invented
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:19pm glenn:

every musician should take drum lessons.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:20pm groucho:

cheers Glowing One
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:21pm Danne D:

Economy of comments on part is yielding quite the impressive responses. BBC 6 sounds cool - just thought it was funny how everything is BBC # there. What is the highest numbered BBC?

The Ringo line was tongue in cheek of course. I've heard the same about Ringo and his importance. A drummer more appreciated for his drumming by drummers than by the public at large.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:23pm Holly in NC:

This is Gary Numan? I don't dislike, just, erm, gobstoppered?
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:24pm Julie:

OMG I thought I was the ONLY one who plays Elton
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:24pm glenn:

phil. freedom - 1974? 75?
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:25pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Philadummies rejoice.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm the glowing one:

elton john? isn't that the guy with the funny clothes?
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm Danne D:

@julie I bet Evan even has a few pairs of Eltonesque glasses back at home
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm Holly in NC:

Hi Julie! This is the only Elton I own in physical form. Oh wait, and that Kiki Dee duet. This has aged MUCH better.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm miss cheri:

evan & danne--true fact ringo starr was in a frank zappa movie called "200 motels"
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm G:

The way one working drummer tried to explain it to me is that different drummers have different feels. Some tend to go slightly ahead of the actual beat, some slightly behind, and some right on it. Some vary it up depending on the musical situation at a given moment. Having excellent and tasteful control of exactly where your drum strikes are in relation to the beat of the rest of the music is the key to being a drummer who really serves the energy of the music well. Or so the dude said, and I think I hear what he means when I focus on listening only to a drum part (which most non-drummers don't do much).
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm john:

Just never got better than this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 11:26pm efd:

phew, what an overwhelming response to the tickets tonight! Left me all discombobulated.

@Julie, au contraire! And glenn, yes, 1974.

Holly, that song title was "Gary Numan" - Pony Time was the band.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:27pm miss cheri:

hiya julie,,,great to see you again!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:27pm SteveL:

Used to think the line was "get a piece of mama daddy never had." Slightly different meaning.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:27pm groucho:

we did have a bbc 7 but it got changed to 4 extra (4 is talk radio, 4 extra is a recap of their comedy and dramas) 1 & 2 are sh*te music, 1 being dance/dubstep/pop and 2 being smooth/easy listening for people who don't know anything about music. 3 is classic music, 4 is speech, 5Live is sport and 6Music is, well, Music for people who really like music. It's good, equal ranking with FMU in my opinion, but I'm a biased John Peel fanatic. couldn't live without my WFMU when the daytime playlist kicks in though, or like now (middle of the night), there's a doc on called McCartney on McCartney, which I've heard a thousand times before
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:28pm Randy in NC:

@Holly, yes go State!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:29pm Holly in NC:

efd - oof. Color me bright red!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:29pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@Stevel Your version is a vast improvement.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:30pm Joe B:

ringo gets dissed because he didnt constantly overplay like Moon or Bonham. plus he could handle his booze.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:31pm groucho:

bbc.co.uk/6music bookmark it. it's on itunes too, and others probably, I don't know, I just use my old fashioned radio and give my laptop a break once in a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 11:31pm efd:

Holly, I'm coloring you extra red because I tweeted that Tom Jones video earlier today!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:32pm SteveL:

Joe B: Good point on the booze. He definitely handled his share.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm SteveL:

The Tom Jones piece, (so to speak) was...was... more than I expected.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm groucho:

Aah Evan! I clicked that link earlier and didn't realise it was from your tweet, still got the browser window open and an hour ago I thought 'why the bloody hell have I got a Tom Jones video queued up? ...all makes sense now!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm Ringo:

Then it makes it hard to find thee door.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm PB:

I recall that when he was the drummer for the Jesus & Mary Chain Bobby Gillespie played a single snare drum with kettle drum sticks. Now that's cool even if "borrowed" from Maureen Tucker.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm miss cheri:

evan ,,danne have you guys ever seen the movie "200 motels"? ringo is in it!!!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:34pm Holly in NC:

re stone-face etc: can there possibly be anyone (at least among efd listeners) who doesn't like this song?
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:35pm groucho:

just had a knock on the wall from my neighbour, got carried away and forgot it's 3.30am here. oops
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:37pm Danne D:

@cheri nope
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:37pm Holly in NC:

Scarlet badge of overcrowded twitter timeline here. Plus *I* was busy tweeting, too!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:38pm Danne D:

@groucho thanks :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:39pm groucho:

what's your twitter name Holly? I'm @DaisyChainstore
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:39pm Rockin Robin:

Twiddly twiddly tweet, twiddly twiddly tweet
Twiddly twiddly tweet, twiddly twiddly tweet
Twiddly twiddly tweet, twiddly twiddly tweet
Tweet! Tweet! Tweet tweet!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:40pm Danne D:

Ticket Salad Sandwich Pony Time?

That sparks an idea - maybe you can get a band to create a jingle for Ticket Salad Sandwich Time :)
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:41pm miss cheri:

danne i think you should cause i think you would like it ,, it's weirdly wacked out,,
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:41pm Holly in NC:

@SteveL: There should be a warning, right? ;-)
@groucho (& everyone): I'm
@hkbabel on Twitter and elsewhere
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:42pm Rockin Robin:

weirdly wacked out, huh. hmmmmm
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:43pm glenn:

oh, i just remembered. apparently, back in the day, musicians would do interview records and send them to radio stations, along with a script of the questions to ask. my friend bought a mccartney interview record at a record show. we spent a few entertaining hours making up ridiculous questions and playing macca's answers to completely different questions.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:44pm SteveL:

I kept thinking (hoping?) the boats would crash. It was very, very awesome.
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:45pm the glowing one:

those interview records must be sought after collector's items by now
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:47pm miss cheri:

i'll see you in two weeks efd!!! bye danne,,love you guys. later julie
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:47pm Holly in NC:

Credit where credit's due, I think yesterday the amazing Donna Lethal first propogated the Tom Jones in a wee suit frenzy ;-)
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:50pm Danne D:

very xtc-y
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:52pm Brian Kenny:

Hall of Fame!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 11:52pm efd:

uh-oh! Don't put me into the Shredder Brian Kenny!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:53pm steve:

that wrong words song was fantastic
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:53pm the glowing one:

Hugh Cornwell needed that money!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:54pm Danne D:

Thanks for a great show as always EFD :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/21/12 11:56pm efd:

thanks Danne and thanks everyone!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:57pm john:

play ball!
  Wed. 3/21/12 11:59pm Danne D:

yup play ball!!! Good night everyone :)
  Fri. 3/23/12 7:08pm Ajax:

Great show this week Evan! I've listened to it twice already....
  Fri. 3/23/12 8:33pm efd:

Aw, thanks Ajax!
  Wed. 3/28/12 10:41pm Sybil:

Play the effing ball already!
  Wed. 3/28/12 10:44pm Sybil:

(can you tell I'm anxious for season to start?))
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