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Options December 6, 2012: Don't Mess with Texas

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Pee Wee Herman  Pee Wee in Texas   Options Video clip from Pee Wee's Big Adventure  no label  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Alvino Ray & His Orchestra  Deep in the Heart of Texas   Options Bless 'em All: Humorous Songs from World War II  The Gift of Music  0:01:22 (Pop‑up)
Roy Rogers  Take Me Back To Texas   Options Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection 1937-1990  Rhino   0:03:19 (Pop‑up)
Tex Williams  I Got Texas In My Soul   Options Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing  Proper Records   0:05:07 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Desmond  Yellow Rose of Texas   Options single  Coral  0:07:45 (Pop‑up)
Ole Rasmussen  Did the Man in the Moon Come From Texas   Options Sleepy Eyed John  Bear Family Records   0:10:05 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       0:12:44 (Pop‑up)
The Godfathers  Gone to Texas   Options The Best of the Godfathers: Birth, School, Work, Death  Epic/Legacy  0:17:20 (Pop‑up)
Tapes 'n Tapes  In Houston   Options The Loon  Big  0:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Orange Juice  The Day I Went Down to Texas   Options Coals to Newcastle  Domino  0:24:17 (Pop‑up)
Damien Jurado  Texas to Ohio   Options Where Shall You Take Me?  Secretly Canadian   0:26:54 (Pop‑up)
The Felice Brothers  Dallas   Options Celebration, Florida  Fat Possum (Ryko)  0:29:50 (Pop‑up)
R.E.M.  Houston   Options Accelerate  Warner Bros / Wea  0:33:44 (Pop‑up)
Emily Easterly  Maryland to Texas   Options Heart Comma Heart  no label  0:35:47 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       0:39:53 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  Streets of Laredo   Options American IV: The Man Comes Around  Lost Highway  0:47:02 (Pop‑up)
Sanford Clark  Houston   Options Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood  Ace   0:50:06 (Pop‑up)
Ernest Tubb  Waltz Across Texas   Options The Definitive Collection  MCA Nashville   0:52:47 (Pop‑up)
Sheb Wooley  Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee   Options That's my Pa  Bear Family Records   0:55:23 (Pop‑up)
Waylon Jennings  People in Dallas Got Hair   Options The Journey: Six Strings Away  Bear Family Records  0:57:34 (Pop‑up)
Pee Wee Herman  Alamo Tour   Options Video clip from Pee Wee's Big Adventure  no label  0:59:56 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       1:02:30 (Pop‑up)
Glen Campbell  Galveston   Options 20 Greatest Hits  Capitol   1:05:10 (Pop‑up)
Dean Martin  It's 1200 Miles from Palm Springs to Texas   Options The Capitol Years  EMI Music Distribution   1:07:19 (Pop‑up)
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers  All That Oil in Texas   Options Hey! Lollie Lollie  Ace   1:10:02 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  Sister from Texas   Options Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)  Vivid Sound   1:12:26 (Pop‑up)
Archie Bell & the Drells  Houston Texas   Options There's Gonna Be a Showdown  Rhino   1:15:38 (Pop‑up)
San Kazakgascar  Dallas via Damascus   Options Greetings from Beautiful San Kazakgascar  Lather   1:18:17 (Pop‑up)
Cold Joon  Soukous in Texas   Options Time to Go  Cold Joon   1:22:46 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk       1:27:45 (Pop‑up)
Michael Nesmith & the First National Band  Texas Morning   Options Nevada Fighter  Line   1:33:45 (Pop‑up)
TV Theme Song Maniacs  Theme from Dallas   Options TV Theme Library: Classic TV A to Z  R.B. Puddin   1:36:19 (Pop‑up)
Les Paxton and the Raiders Rhythm  Tall Texas Woman   Options White Trash Rockers '55-'69-You Better Believe It  Pan!c 101  1:38:21 (Pop‑up)
The Allman Brothers  Down in Texas   Options Dreams  Polydor   1:40:55 (Pop‑up)
ZZ Top  La Grange   Options Dogtown and Z-Boys soundtrack  Universal Distribution   1:44:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       1:47:42 (Pop‑up)
Thurl Ravenscroft and Roberta Lee  You Want to Talk About Texas   Options Thurl Festival!  X Records  1:52:24 (Pop‑up)
Stan Freberg  The Yellow Rose of Texas   Options The Very Best of Stan Freberg  Capitol   1:53:57 (Pop‑up)
George Strait  All My Ex's Live in Texas   Options 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of George Strait  MCA Nashville / MCA   1:58:16 (Pop‑up)
Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys  Asshole from El Paso   Options Old Testaments & New Revelations  Fruit Of The Tune Music   2:00:42 (Pop‑up)
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown  Sweet Texas Rose   Options Down South in the Bayou Country  Sunnyside   2:03:16 (Pop‑up)
John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys   Down in Texas Way   Options Pere Et Garcon Zydeco  Rounder Select / Rounder   2:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       2:10:46 (Pop‑up)
Laika and the Cosmonauts  Six Seconds in Dallas   Options Instruments of Terror  Upstart   2:14:57 (Pop‑up)
The Mountain Goats  The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton   Options All Hail West Texas  Emperor Jones   2:16:33 (Pop‑up)
Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo  Texas Man Abducted by Aliens for Outer Space Joy Ride   Options Strange But True  Matador   2:19:03 (Pop‑up)
Half Japanese  T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)   Options Greatest Hits  Safe House   2:21:41 (Pop‑up)
Butthole Surfers  Dracula From Houston   Options Weird Revolution  Warner Bros.   2:29:53 (Pop‑up)
Hate  Houston   Options Greatest Hate  Hates   2:33:34 (Pop‑up)
Big Black  Texas   Options The Hammer Party  Touch & Go   2:34:58 (Pop‑up)
Iggy Pop  Houston is Hot Tonight   Options Party  Arista   2:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       2:42:33 (Pop‑up)
Steve Earle  Schertz, Texas (monologue)   Options Just An American Boy: The Audio Documentary  Rykodisc   2:44:12 (Pop‑up)
Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band  Texas Eagle   Options The Mountain  E Squared   2:46:39 (Pop‑up)
Wayne Hancock  Going Back to Texas   Options Wild, Free & Reckless  ARK 21   2:49:46 (Pop‑up)
Reverend Horton Heat  Livin' on the Edge (of Houston)   Options The Full Custom Gospel Sounds  Sub Pop   2:53:12 (Pop‑up)
Nashville Pussy  From Hell to Texas   Options From Hell to Texas  SPV / Steamhammer   2:56:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  6:01am Matt from Springfield:

Howdy, Miz McKee!

BIG props for including "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" in the Texas show! :)
  6:01am Dave B:

Yeeeeeee Haw!

  6:02am pierre:

Bonjour Meghan ! Listeners ! and Texans !
  6:03am Matt from Springfield:

And thanks for this original, I didn't know what song Pee Wee and the citizens of San Antone were talking about. Great handslaps even on the recording!
  6:05am hamburger:

don't texmex-ass with texas! what? I don't know :| !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06am Meghan:

ha! good morning all!
  6:09am hamburger:

I have a hangover :3 just realized you can be hungover and have a hangover at the same time.. mind blown.
  6:11am Dave B:

@hamburger - my advice to you is to start drinking.... heavily
  6:13am Matt from Springfield:

You better listen to Dave B, he's pre-med.

Gotta say that every time on UWTP! :)
  6:13am Dave B:

Yeah, I don't take my meds until after 9am
  6:15am hamburger:

I'm drinking lotsa water. the RUSSIAN WATER. j.k. regular vodka. double j.k. water water
  6:16am Matt from Springfield:

Ahem. "Texas is a great place to be FROM!" to repeat the oft-repeated FMU chestnut!
  6:20am Sergio Leone:

My kinda music!
  6:25am Dave B:

Can you play "I don't want a lover" by Texas?

Maybe at Detention?
  6:25am KP:

Howdy Partners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26am Meghan:

Should I do an Xmas show? I have never done one!
  6:28am Tiago:

I haven't been able to lsitent to the show for ages
but as usual when I listen i love it
  6:30am Dave B:

Rock Ridge! Rock Ridge!

Just read this on Wikipedia, so it must be true:

In the Blazing Saddles DVD commentary, Brooks explains that the original title of the film, Tex X (as in the name of Black Muslim leader Malcolm X), was rejected, along with Black Bart and Purple Sage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31am Meghan:

Thanks Tiago! Glad you could make it today!
  6:33am Dave B:

XMas as in "Songs that begin with the letter X"?

I've got about 4.5 hours worth...

How about a Hanukkah show?
  6:33am Dirty Old Man:

"They said you was hung". "I is, I is". Not autobiographical.
  6:34am Dave E:

There was this Texas cowboy and he had been riding his horse across the great plains on his way to California nonstop. Both him and his horse had gone days without sleep. As he rode in to one of the few towns on his trip he decided to stop in at the saloon and get a shot of wiskey to satisfy his thirst. As he got off his horse he realized that since his horse had not slept in a few days it might fall asleep now that they had finally stoped and it might take a few hours to wake his horse up.

He grabed this young indian who just happened to be walking by and told him of his predicament, he then asked the indian if he could run back and forth in front of his horse to keep it awake while he was tending his thirst in the bar. The indian agreed.

After a few drinks the cowboy forgot about the trip as he made friends and drank down round after round in the bar. As the hours past a cowboy entered the front door of the sallon and asked who owned the brown and white horse out front.

The cowboy who owned the horse said "I do so what about it?"

Well replied the cowboy you left your INGIN' RUNNIN'.....
  6:43am Dave B:

Hand off some of the work needed for the death show if you need some help.
  6:47am KP:

Happy Holidays. Yes!
  6:52am jefff:

They have both kinds of music in Texas... Country and Western
  7:00am Dave E:

... and Rock and Roll
  7:01am pierre:

whoa, thick accent !
  7:07am Dave B:

Glenn Campbell jammin that Fender Bass VI!
  7:09am Dave B:

Oh... I have Phyllis Diller's "Born To Sing" just itching and ready for the death show....
  7:15am Magda:

Good Morning!!!!! Can't wait for Born to Sing Dave B.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15am Meghan:

Well Dave, send it over! I'll be sending out the first list to you and Jeff P soon.... I was in the middle of June....
  7:16am Magda:

Wow did you enter a death pool at that time too???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17am Meghan:

morning Magda! No death pool.... just compiling the years worth....
  7:18am Magda:

Got ya.
  7:19am Dave B:

"Come on in... the water's fine!"

Good Morning Magda!
  7:21am Magda:

Morning Dave!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23am Meghan:

Where the hell is Elwyn! I want to thank him for the package! and next week's theme is one that I know he will be excited about
  7:26am pierre:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27am Meghan:

This one gets you moving!
  7:28am Uncle Unis:

Im actually flying from NJ to TX tomorrow morning. What a surprise to hear the theme this morning. Can you please play some Silver Jews. Either "Dallas" or "Rebel Jew" (it refers to TX). Thank you, love your show.
  7:33am Elwyn:

Hey everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39am Meghan:

Awwww, man Uncle Unis.... I wish I had those! Bummer! Morning Elwyn!! I got your package today! Yay stiggy pad!
  7:40am Elwyn:

PS I just got back from a night at the zoo dressed as a Stormtrooper, entertaining kids with mental impairments and their families. (then going to McDonalds afterwards) Fun night.
  7:40am Elwyn:

PS I just got back from a night at the zoo dressed as a Stormtrooper, entertaining kids with mental impairments and their families. (then going to McDonalds afterwards) Fun night.
  7:41am Dave B:

using your evil for good. very commendable Elwyn
  7:45am pierre:

did ZZ top use this name to always be the last band when cited in alphabetical order ?
  7:46am Magda:

Love it Elwyn!!
  7:48am Dave B:

Paxton - Midnight Records, I think...
  7:52am Brian in UK:

Fort Worth & Dallas, about a million miles apart.
  7:52am Uncle Michael:

The voice of God!
  7:52am Dave B:

Correction - it's "Les Paxton and the Raiders Rhythm" I had that on Pan!c 101

  7:53am Dave E:

Does Rush have any Christmas songs?
  7:53am Uncle Michael:

  7:55am Dave B:

Thurl Ravenscroft is on "X Records" an RCA subsidiary...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56am Meghan:

  7:57am Dave B:

  7:57am KP:

King Penguin also said that was not for publication and even a web only show sort of counts. Actually was just told last night that is common knowledge. A thing that caused dissension within the Monkees was that Nesmith, being a songwriter, made much more money than rest. This is a common problem in music, the Band, the Byrds, etc.
  7:59am Dave B:

Davy Jones - Manchester Boy might be apropos
  8:01am listener james from westwood:

+1 for "asshole from el paso"! i'd only ever heard this before on imus about a zillion years ago!
  8:05am Uncle Michael:

Can you play any version of "Is Anybody Going To San Antone?" Doug Sahm? Charlie Pride?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06am Meghan:

wow, lots of uncles on here today! Lots of uncles and none of them mine!
  8:06am Elwyn:

Meghan, glad you got it!

Texas must be the cheese state!
  8:07am Uncle Michael:

We can adopt you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08am Meghan:

  8:11am Uncle Michael:

Ugh, I produce a themed show too and it's going to tough to not troll your archives for brilliant ideas.
  8:13am HEAT:

heeeyyy good morning all
  8:16am Kris:

Greetings from Aberdeen, Scotland!

Thanks for providing a great soundtrack to my afternoon in the Kitchen!

For your Christmas Show next week how about "My First Xmas (As a Woman)" by The Vandals?
  8:17am ans:

hi meghan, know what you mean about christmas songs: worked in retail as well, and almost ended up hating phill spector. greetings from the netherlands
  8:20am Zax:

This, I think you will all agree, is the best Christmass song ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKE3KUpAsbs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21am Meghan:

hello Ans, Kris and Heat! Added that to the list! And Hello Zax!

Go ahead Uncle Michael..... There are so many songs one could easily play for themes.....
  8:22am Dave B:

@Zax - I'm partial to King Diamond - "No Presents For Christmas"

  8:22am Uncle Michael:

Show the world that Little Drummer Boy needn't suck and play the Lou Rawls version...which does not suck.

My next episode is next Wednesday, 12/12/2012 and I'm going way out there and playing a "dozen" theme.
  8:24am Dave B:

Where can we listen in Uncle Michael?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24am Meghan:

oh nice! That is a great idea!
  8:25am Zax:

@Dave B - I wasn't aware of this one. Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25am Meghan:

I see that Uncle Michael and Heat both have shows..... nice!
  8:26am Dave B:

@Zax - I often play that on the juke box in my local watering hole around this time. Drives the patrons nuts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27am Meghan:

ummmm i found an amazing one a friend just posted...... www.youtube.com...
  8:29am Brian in UK:

@UM The Flaming Lips version of Give The Little Drummer Boy Some is acceptable.
  8:29am Zax:

you know what? sorry for this, but I am going to retract now, and propose this as the greatest Christmas song of all times:
  8:29am HEAT:

It is so much fun doing themes! I also love throwing "parties" on air for record releases, anniversaries, and birthdays. keep it exciting.

Holiday retail workers of the past and present: have you read Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris? (specifically the first story about him working as an elf at the mall) it is hilarious
  8:31am Zax:

Krispy K. is hillarious!
  8:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Sorry I'm late. Have you considered W.A.S.P.'s "I'm Blind In Texas"? Thanks for the CD info you sent me, Meghan.
  8:34am Dave B:

From Beware the Blog a few years ago - Northern Telecom "I Want an OC192 for Christmas"

  8:35am Dave B:

An OC-192 is a type of internet connection. It stands for OpticalCarrier Level 192 which equates to 9.952 Gbps of transfer.
  8:36am Uncle Michael:

Meghan, I won't plug my URL without permission.
  8:36am Brian in UK:

This is still my favourite
  8:37am Jim Devoid:

Morning! All this TX stuff reminds me of the Busy Town cartoon episode when they use a 'large' Texan tourist to plug a leak in one of Holland's dykes..."Everything's bigger in Texass..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37am Meghan:

go ahead Uncle michael.....

Ken no worries! You know, I totally didn't have that W.A.S.P. one written down.... so I totally failed!
  8:38am Uncle Michael:

@Dave, my voice-tracked show is on http://viva-radio.com on Wednesday at 8:00 PM (in all time zones...it's MAGIC) with repeat broadcasts I can never keep track of. I have my own past shows archived at http://ebs-radio.com
  8:38am Uncle Michael:

Thanks Meghan
  8:39am Dave B:

sweet! Will check it out Uncle Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40am Meghan:

Hey I love hearing new stuff
  8:40am Uncle Michael:

Theme shows are hard after the first hundred or so...you get to the point where there are no bad ideas! I'm sure Meghan can attest...
  8:41am PKNY:

Ken from Hyde Park beat me to it (and props for the proper punctuation), I sure hope to hear some W.A.S.P this morning!
  8:41am Bugs Bunny:

If I took a left toin at Albukoykee, I'da been here sooner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41am Meghan:

It is addictive..... people here don't understand how I put my show together.... but I think in themes...
  8:47am Keith in VT:

Probably too late, but ever heard Paul Kelly's "Cities of Texas?" He's vastly under known. Could never figure out why he isn't more popular.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48am Meghan:

hey Keith... no I haven't. But that would have been good to have looked up earlier!
  8:51am Uncle Michael:

Thanks for not playing the Doors!
  8:52am Dave B:


I gotta mosey on out and get to work!

Y'all come back now, y'hear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53am Meghan:

oh Uncle Michael.... there are some things I don't play.... I have played them, but they aren't on my high list. You will learn this. Rush and Grateful Dead and no no's here
  8:53am Uncle Michael:

And I'm totally stealing the "people that died" theme...every year.
  8:54am Uncle Michael:

Meghan, Hell...I'm a Deadhead and I don't play the Dead (generally) on any of the shows I do. Because...well...it's not (all) about me. ;)
  8:55am Keith in VT:

Aw come on... Texas Radio and the Big Beat is terrific!
  8:55am Dave B:

@Brian in UK and Uncle Michael - Let's not forget Alex Lifeson doing Little Drummer Boy... m'kay?

  8:56am Uncle Michael:

Keith, The Doors' best song is "Mosquito." hehe
  8:56am Uncle Michael:

Dammit Dave...I had...till now. grrr
  8:57am kdan:

ah, no jon wayne?
  8:57am Dave B:

RU(bbi)SH! FTW!
  8:59am Uncle Michael:

Thanks again Meghan!
  8:59am suea:

didn't Queen do a seasonal song about winter?
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