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Options September 8, 2012: Includes an interview with Jeff Murphy of Shoes!

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Artist Track
Redd Kross  Stay Away From Downtown   Options
Shoes  Tomorrow Night   Options
Lefty Frizzell  The Marriage Bit   Options
Jesse Thomas  I'm Boss Yeah   Options
Dave Pike  Devilette   Options
Letters To Cleo  Awake   Options
Dave Curtiss & the Tremors  You Dont Love Me Anymore   Options
Timothy Brown As Tommy Brown (Nashville Syk.)  Bluebird   Options
Allen Toussaint  Hands Christiananderson   Options
Chris Ligon  Florida   Options
Barbara Cameron  Roadrunner's Theme   Options
Pee Wee King  Bull Fiddle Boogie   Options
Esther Phillips  Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You   Options
Shoes  Love Is Like A Bullet   Options
Jeff Murphy  INTERVIEW   Options
Shoes  Say It Like You Mean It   Options
Critters, The  Blow My Mind   Options
Johnny Darrell  Gentle On My Mind   Options
Snoop Doggy Dogg   Gin and Juice   Options
Sonny Rollins  St. Thomas   Options
Brendan Benson  Happy Most Of The Time   Options
All Night Workers  Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket   Options
Skeets McDonald  Heartbreaking Mama   Options
Solomon Burke  I Said I Was Sorry   Options
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers  Government Center   Options
Joe South  INTERVIEW   Options
Joe South  Walk A Mile In My Shoes   Options
Willie Nelson  Three Days   Options
Clarence Carter  Tell Daddy (early version)   Options
Great Gaylord & The Friggs  Deputy Dog   Options
Chris Montez  How High The Moon   Options
Obama Forcing GAY marraige!  COMMERCAIL   Options
TING  XCommercial   Options

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Listener comments!

  11:05am paul:

RIP Joe South
  11:12am Jay/ London:

just checking in from a very hot London Town
Avatar 11:17am Michael Shelley:

Jay - What was with that Olympic opening ceremony?
  11:19am KP:

Saw Joe South at a bottom line songwriter special. Just knew you were in presence of greatness and I'm not talking about Vin Scelsa (even he was a little awed).
  11:20am Tom:

Letters to Cleo! Saw them twice in concert. How they didn't get to be #1 remains a mystery to me!
  11:25am Jay/ London:

hey Michael what part do you mean of the opening ?
  11:26am scott:

Unknown event=Godzilla attack!
  11:27am paul:

Could've sworn you were gonna play "Tape Deck in His Tractor"
  11:28am MK:

I remember Altman calling Timothy Brown "a better football player than he was a singer". True, but he's just right in NASHVILLE.
  11:31am scott:

When shooting Nashville, Altman shot so much footage of the various characters and subplots that he considered releasing it as two parallel features taking place in the same time frame, and there was also some talk of reediting the footage as a longform TV mini-series. But I don't think that either of these edits were ever actually produced, and Altman was very big on controlling the final cut, so I have a feeling that we'll probably never get to see the Nashville outtakes on DVD. Too bad, cos there's got to be some amazing stuff....
  11:32am paul:

I know. That's why I was expecting it. Never get tired of hearing it.
  11:33am paul:

For what it's worth, Buddy Holly would have been 76 yesterday.
  11:45am KP:

Going to see Bob at Mohegan Sun courtesy of another station (yes there such things, including one in Ct). Was going to take ferry but now concerned about "unknown event." Couild that include Nazis invading from Moon?
  12:13pm Robert:

Was it here or on some other DJ's comment thread that I mentioned recently my realiz'n that what supposedly makes the lady gentle on his mind is not a characteristic of her per se, but of the persona of the voice?
Avatar 12:13pm Michael Shelley:

I think it was here - a week or 2 ago
  12:21pm Elias:

Yes. Petition.
  12:28pm Bongwater:

Greetings from Seattle! LOVE this show!
  12:47pm pp:

I listened to the Joe South interview and it was a great service to his memory that you edited it down. thanks
  12:57pm Adam:

Saw this in the NYT obit for South: Mr. South loved music and technology from an early age. His father gave him a guitar when he was 11, and he was performing on local radio by the age of 12. He built small radio stations of his own with limited signal range, partly so he could play his songs.
“He would even put it in his car and ride around so that the F.C.C. and anybody else couldn’t track him down,” said Butch Lowery, referring to the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Lowery’s father, Bill, ran a radio station and eventually became Mr. South’s publisher and manager.
  6:56pm Listener Jay:

That "Florida" song is flat out beautiful. It's also Sonny & Cher's "Baby Don't Go."
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