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Options April 17, 2014: The Winter Fly Dies of Old Age

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn and Zoot Sims  American Haikus   Options Jack Kerouac: The Complete Collection  Chrome Dreams  2011  CD  From 1959    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bud Powell Trio  How High the Moon/Ornithology   Options Birdland 1953  ESP-Disk'  2013  CD  live 3/7/53  *   0:11:51 (Pop‑up)
Mary Osborne  How High the Moon   Options Now and Then  Stash  1982  LP  From 1959    0:14:39 (Pop‑up)
Walter Bishop Jr.'s 4th Cycle  Summertime   Options Keeper of My Soul  Black Jazz  2012  CD  From 1973    0:17:45 (Pop‑up)
Gene Russell  If You Could See Me Now   Options Talk to My Lady  Black Jazz  2012  CD  From 1973    0:23:21 (Pop‑up)
Horace Andy  Feel Good   Options Get Wise  Pressure Sounds  2014  CD  early 70s productions  *   0:27:52 (Pop‑up)
The Brothers and Sisters  Lay Lady Lay   Options Dylan's Gospel  Light in the Attic  2014  CD  From 1969  *   0:30:34 (Pop‑up)
Steve Marriott's All Stars  The Times They Are A Changin'   Options Clear Through the Night  New Millennium Communications  1999  CD  Recorded 1976    0:34:03 (Pop‑up)
Dawn Landes & Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Dark Eyes   Options Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One  ATO  2014  CD    *   0:37:08 (Pop‑up)
Cibo Matto  Check In   Options Hotel Valentine  Chimera Music  2014  CD    *   0:47:41 (Pop‑up)
Deekay Jones  Hirisaki   Options Jones Comin' Down  Shaddock  2013  EP  From 1981  *   0:50:35 (Pop‑up)
Joe Delia  Ms. 45 Dance Party   Options Ms. 45 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  Death Waltz  2014  LP  From 1981  *   0:53:15 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Too Much on My Mind   Options Face to Face  Essential/Castle Communications  1998  CD  From 1966    0:58:58 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band  Red Day   Options The Red Day Album  Gear Fab  2014  CD  From 1967  *   1:01:22 (Pop‑up)
Val McKenna  House for Sale   Options Hello Everyone: Popsike Sparks from Denmark Street 1968-70  Grapefruit  2014  CD    *   1:04:56 (Pop‑up)
Chris Knox  Under the Influence   Options   Flying Nun  1993  45      1:06:47 (Pop‑up)
Nat Baldwin  Wasted   Options In the Hollows  Western Vinyl  2014  CD    *   1:10:38 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Russell  Eli   Options Love Is Overtaking Me  Audika  2008  CD  From 1974    1:15:48 (Pop‑up)
Kate Bush  Hounds of Love   Options Hounds of Love  EMI  1997  CD  From 1985    1:17:49 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Here We Are in Dreamland   Options   No Label  1975  MP3  live at The Kitchen, NYC    1:20:51 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a disorderly row
Alexis Korner  Get Off of My Cloud   Options   Columbia  1975  45      1:32:50 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  Baby, Baby, Baby   Options   Atlantic  1967  45      1:35:44 (Pop‑up)
Chris Connor  I Only Want Some   Options   Atlantic  1960  45      1:38:35 (Pop‑up)
The Exciters  Tonight Tonight   Options   Roulette  1965  45      1:41:22 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Paycheck  Pride Covered Ears   Options   Little Darlin'  1966  45      1:43:27 (Pop‑up)
Edwards Hand  Sing Along with the Singer   Options   GRT  1969  45      1:46:25 (Pop‑up)
Champagne  Rock 'n' Roll Star   Options   Ariola America  1977  45      1:48:32 (Pop‑up)
The Human League  Empire State Human   Options   Virgin  1979  45      1:51:20 (Pop‑up)
The Lazy Cowgirls  Crazy Arms   Options   Sympathy for the Record Industry  1989  45      1:54:29 (Pop‑up)
The Divine Comedy  Something for the Weekend   Options A Secret History... The Best of the Divine Comedy  Setanta  1999  CD  From 1996    2:08:28 (Pop‑up)
The Magnetic Fields  I Don't Want to Get Over You   Options 69 Love Songs  Merge  1999  CD      2:12:34 (Pop‑up)
The Cardigans  Lovefool (Puck Version)   Options The Best of the Cardigans  Universal Sweden  2008  CD  Recorded at the Best Western President Hotel, Rm. 1026, NYC, 1996    2:14:52 (Pop‑up)
Thievery Corporation  Décollage   Options Saudade  ESL Music  2014  CD  Featuring LouLou Ghelichkhani  *   2:18:05 (Pop‑up)
Matthew Fisher  Suzanne   Options Journey's End  RCA  1973  LP      2:21:16 (Pop‑up)
John Howard  Goodbye Suzie   Options Kid in a Big World  RPM  2003  CD  alternate mix from 1975    2:24:15 (Pop‑up)
Dory Previn  Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign   Options Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign  United Artists  1972  LP      2:28:30 (Pop‑up)
Lesley Gore  What Did I Do Wrong   Options Someplace Else Now  MoWest  1972  LP      2:33:04 (Pop‑up)
Ned Doheny  Standfast   Options Separate Oceans  The Numero Group  2014  CD  70s sometime  *   2:36:44 (Pop‑up)
Rupert Holmes  I Don't Want to Hold Your Hand   Options Rupert Holmes  RCA  1975  LP      2:41:15 (Pop‑up)
Sun Kil Moon  Carissa   Options Benji  Caldo Verde  2014  CD    *   2:44:19 (Pop‑up)
Lake  No Wonder I   Options Circular Doorway  Water Island  2014  CD    *   2:51:13 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am common:

wha? Boing! Yip!
Avatar 9:03am Van in DC:

boing! Hi Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

The Yips are coming!
The Yips are coming!
Avatar 9:04am HEAT:

gmorning Joe!
Avatar 9:04am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 9:05am bibi:

hi all.
joe, where is your crazy jingle taken from ?
if it's an original production, then my respect to wfmu will reach an unbearable level.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Parq:

Radio ... radio ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Parq:

Bibi, hint: take a look at Cheri Pi's profile pic.
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Good morning, common, Van, Ken, HEAT, Cheri, bibi, and Parq! @bibi: Alas, not an original production... Cheri's avatar is a big clue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am common:

love the image of kerouac holding his purring cat up to the moon. nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Cory:

Hey Joe, thanks for giving my day a cool start.
  Swag For Life Member 9:09am 12539:

Joe, today I woke from a dream of you with a mirror propped on a piano on stage, singing "One is the Loneliest Number," at a music hall, but there was no sound, and we in the audience were trying to figure out why the cables weren't working. I'm not kidding. Should I be scared?
  Swag For Life Member 9:10am 12539:

By the way, today's show is starting out much better.
Avatar 9:10am bibi:

oh boys, how couldnt i guess it by myself, thx.
btw, never managed to get my avatar gif animated, though being an original animated gif... she's supposed to move her lips, but now she just looks like another botox collateral damage.
Avatar 9:11am Joe McG:

You bet, Cory! @12539: That's a completely bizarre coincidence since the other day in the office I was singing "One is the Loneliest Number" at the top of my voice in Three Dog Night style! You're scaring ME.
Avatar 9:13am Sem Chumbo:

On the road with Joe McGasko. Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am common:

ah. synchronicity, 12539 & joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Parq:

Bass nerd that I am, I'm lovin' the bottom on this Osborne.
Avatar 9:18am Joe McG:

@Parq: Tommy Potter on bass, woo hoo!
  9:24am Brendan:

Hi Joe, all.
Avatar 9:25am Joe McG:

Hey, Brendan! Welcome to you and Sem also!
  9:28am Brendan:

Just a man his piano and his thoughts
  9:29am Brendan:

Str8 from the heart , unpretentious
  9:30am Brendan:

Traveling across the country like a folk singer, with his piano on his back
Avatar 9:34am Roberto:

Should be Lie Lady Lie...but whatevs.
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

Ha ha, Roberto!
Avatar 9:38am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

Hey, Rev!
Avatar 9:47am Cheri Pi:

  9:48am Brendan:

Love the Doc Watson version of Summertime
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

@Cheri: MA!
Avatar 9:49am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 9:54am dc pat:

McGasko! Pi! Rev! Others!
Avatar 9:54am Joe McG:

Hi, dc pat!
Avatar 9:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

  9:56am AZ Dave:

Some think Summertime has been performed more than any other piece of music.
Avatar 9:58am dc pat:

I would say, that is acceptable @AZ Dave.
Avatar 10:01am V Priceless:

Hi Joe! Kinks Konker!
Avatar 10:01am dc pat:

wow. Great Kinks choice. Haven't heard this in years...
  10:06am ghostlywarble:

This Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band record was on Ken's show yesterday. I LOVE IT. I think I first heard something from this band on a soundtrack to a french movie from a few years back - does anyone remember something like this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Greg from Bloomfield:

Working from home!!! That means blasting Joe, watching baseball, and possibly drinking beer.
Avatar 10:08am Joe McG:

Hey, Greg! Better be careful of what order you do those things in.
Avatar 10:10am dc pat:

@Greg: I always make sure I'm "working" "from" "home" when there are big soccer matches on. Going to be doing a lot of "working" @ "home" during the world cup.
Avatar 10:11am Rev. Turnip Druid:

What Pat said.
Avatar 10:11am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Drinking from home? whut?
sorry, can't hear you... I think I'm on a conference call with the ... *urp... the office..
Avatar 10:12am βrian:

I think we should get over ourselves and start calling it "football."
Avatar 10:14am Rev. Turnip Druid:

The other game is properly known as "commercial-break-ball" I think.
Avatar 10:14am Joe McG:

@Brian: How 'bout "footie ball"?
Avatar 10:15am earrie:

Hey, let's attack the idea that anyone can productively work out of a home office!
Avatar 10:15am βrian:

Brain-ball is what we know in the U.S.
Avatar 10:16am earrie:

I can also walk and chew gum at the same time. It's an amazing feat, I know.
Avatar 10:16am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:17am dc pat:

Eh, I don't mind "soccer." That's what they call it in Ireland.. It comes from AsSOCiation Football.
Avatar 10:18am dc pat:

I get WAY more done when telecommuting. Especially when UEFA is on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am DCE:

hey gang, just back from a meeting.
  10:19am Eli:

Arthur, I HAVE tried! You're the one who doesn't listen.

Avatar 10:19am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:20am ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Hounds of Love! I just turned up the volume WAY UP!
Avatar 10:20am βrian:

Seems like it would take many years of drunken slurring to progress from "Association Football" to "soccer." So it goes.
Avatar 10:21am duke:

Love this song!
Avatar 10:21am Van in DC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am common:

man, hounds of love after arthur russell! so good joe!
  10:22am ghostlywarble:

Cello Rockin'
Avatar 10:22am Van in DC:

Thank you so much for that Joe!
  10:22am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Thanks for the Kate!
Avatar 10:23am dc pat:

It comes from the early days when "football" was splitting into Rugby Football and Association Football. Some prominent player was asked what side he was on and he said "I'M A SOCCER!" True story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Greg from Bloomfield:

Avatar 10:23am Joe McG:

Hi, Karen!
  Swag For Life Member 10:24am 12539:

Take it from me, weird things happen in Dreamland.
Avatar 10:26am Joe McG:

@12539: Yeah, people forget to connect my cables!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am ╫Kℰ:

Talking to the sniveling ocean-bottom detritus known as "(some) real estate brokers" makes me want to become a blackout soccer drunk, if only I had the taste for it. Bleh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Mike East:

@Ike - did that Bay Ridge pad fall through?
Avatar 10:29am Van in DC:

3 weeks ago
Avatar 10:30am Cecile:

Van, you got your tix?
Avatar 10:30am Van in DC:

I was lucky enough to get a single ticket after trying and trying and trying for a looooong time
Avatar 10:30am Cecile:

yayayayayay! right on Van.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Ike:

@Mike East, it's Sunset Park, and yes, looks that way.
Avatar 10:31am Van in DC:

31 years I've waited for her to tour again!!
Avatar 10:32am Cecile:

MS 45 is an amazing movie.
Avatar 10:32am Cecile:

Real tough stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Mike East:

ah right. sorry man. housing searches can be frustrating...and I agree, you have to be a certain type of awful to get involved in real estate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Hey Joe! Ready for your cemetery tour yet?
Avatar 10:34am Joe McG:

One of these days, Karen! @Cecile: Too tough for lil' ol' me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am jamesie:

rest in Peace Nico my mate
Avatar 10:36am dc pat:

Huh, I know the soccer talk has died but my wife just sent me this link:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am jamesie:

who gave you the LSD, James? Er ....
Avatar 10:36am Cecile:

this is a fun cover - Alexis Korner gave some of the Stones their start IIRC.

It's not something you can watch all the time, but it's both a sympathetic and cautionary tale at the same time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am jamesie:

Alexis is getting Offenbach the Stones Lawyer to sue you , James. :[ 1971
Avatar 10:40am Van in DC:

@dc pat - I was able to get away a little early yesterday, in time for the full 2nd half of the big soccer match. Man, that shot by Neymar off the post...oops. Wow.
Avatar 10:42am bibi:

@pat, "You missed Wayne Rooney’s 58-yard wonder goal" : how to lose football relevance after half a sentence, football is a metric sport. period.
seriously, i just love sneaking in a football conversation invovling northern americans.
Avatar 10:44am Cecile:

you know the phrase "old college try" Bibi?
at least the topic is being broached.
Avatar 10:46am dc pat:

@Van: I missed that match but heard about the Neymar shot (lot of internationals work here)
@bibi: Not so fast, yard-measurements are used officially in soccer still. At least in England, they do.
Avatar 10:47am Sem Chumbo:

Got me a hankerin' for honky-tonkin'.
Avatar 10:49am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Back from mtg., apologies for not being present to keep the footy blather going.
Avatar 10:49am bibi:

@cecile, to be honest im glad north america (or at least us) gets some interest in football.
watch out world cup is coming this summer !
@pat, yes, im kiddin, but 95% of football is praticed in metric territoory. btw isnt uk supposed to implement the metric system for good ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am DCE:

Edward Scissorhands?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am DCE:

hey RTD, I met a compadre of yours last night, one "Mr Insect Factory"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am mariano:

@dc pat: A lot of Commonwealth citizens also use the imperial system in every-day life. The one I still have trouble with is the British "stone" as a measure of weight: you have to multiply everything by 14.
Avatar 10:50am Rev. Turnip Druid:

...occupied as I am with the self-flagellation of being a DC United supporter (for the local fix) and Arsenal (for the EPL). It's all a bit too much scar-tissue of late...
Avatar 10:50am Rev. Turnip Druid:

HEY DCE, that's right, Barsky is touring now. Most excellent. I get the occasional out-of-state beer reports. Sounds like a great trip so far.
Avatar 10:51am Cecile:

this sounds like baby Abba!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am mariano:

Speaking of metric, here's a trivia question, if you can resist the urge to Google: what's colder, -40F or -40C?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Mike Sin:

Geek facts re: Edwards Hand
The group George Martin turned to producing when he got a bit fed up with the Beatles' White album sessions.
Avatar 10:51am Cecile:

they are the same mariano.
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

@Cecile: Rotterdam's answer to ABBA!
Avatar 10:51am still b/p:

Dropped in as the Exciters were doing Tonight Tonight. And it was lucky lucky good good. Audio character of all these is good good.
Avatar 10:51am Sem Chumbo:

They are the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am efd:

finally, a Single File single that *I* played before you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am efd:

not that it's a competition or anything. Nope.
Avatar 10:52am Van in DC:

Was thinking same thing Cecile
Avatar 10:52am Cecile:

awesome - their English has that too-perfect sound. hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

When the '70s are involved, EFD will be all over it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am DCE:

yeah RTD he did a real nice watermusic ebow loopy thing, seemed like a cool dude so I bought some records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am mariano:

@Cecile: Shazbot!
Avatar 10:54am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@EFD: Ha ha ha!
Avatar 10:54am Cecile:

na-nu! na-nu!
Avatar 10:54am bibi:

@rev, being an arsenal fan is not only about winning. they are supposed to have style. well, ive always been too optimistic about arsenal. what happened to oezil...
sorry joe for diverging from the imperial state human system.
Avatar 10:54am Rev. Turnip Druid:

DCE: he's a class dude. Played a bunch together, he's guested (excellently) on a few of my things. Those Insect Factory releases are all solid.
Avatar 10:54am dc pat:

are they the same Mariano?

To continue with the Rev's train, I'm Liverpool and DCUnited so it's hot and cold with me right now...
Avatar 10:55am Cecile:

speaking of the 70s, that Buffalo stuff was ridiculous. Did you know of this EFD?
Avatar 10:56am dc pat:

Ozil better shape up for the World Cup, that's all I gotta say.. I'm also a Deutschland fan.
Avatar 10:56am Cecile:

I have this.
The Cowgirls are awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Guido from Cologne:

Hi Joe !

Champagne (Dutch group): Childhoods-memories.
just read, that Nederbeat-Veteran Wally Tax (of Outsiders fame) was one of the main figures in the productions.
Is Wally Tax also the composer?
Avatar 10:57am Cecile:

here's what I wrote years ago:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am mariano:

Aw yeah! Lazy Cowgirls!
Avatar 10:57am Cheri Pi:

Cow Punk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am efd:

@Cecile I only heard about Buffalo maybe 10 years ago or so when some of their stuff was reissued on CD. But yeah, pretty killer!
Avatar 10:58am bibi:

oezil 'should' be the best player around, what you think joe ?
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@bibi: Definitely!
Avatar 10:59am Cecile:

They must have been pretty underground when I was in Oz 1975-76. I pretty much tried to read everything i could on every Oz band I ever heard of.
Avatar 11:00am Rev. Turnip Druid:

@bibi: So many N.Americans go the easy route & support ManU/Chelsea right off -- For me Arsenal has infinitely more tension/drama/guts; they appealed straight away.

Some close friends recently moved to Norwich so now I'm compelled to support the Canaries, at least politely.
Avatar 11:01am Cecile:

a co-worker who used to play pro women's basketball and myself have comitted to being emotiionally involved in the MN Lynx season this year.

They do have 2 championships. They are a great team.
Avatar 11:01am bibi:

@pat, we ve been talking about oezil for 5mins and guido didnt mention anything about it, we must take conclusion : guido just doesnt care about fussball ;)
@rev, arsenal scored what is undoubtly the most beautiful goal of 2013 vs norwich. a jewel.
Avatar 11:02am Cecile:

Kurt Cobain tried to find Wally Tax when Nirvana toured the Netherlands in the early 90s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Guido from Cologne:

Thanks 4 the info!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Mike East:

I've pretty much given up on trying to get into following sports. Now I follow PBS cooking shows.
Avatar 11:04am bibi:

found a subtle montage with eurotrance soundtrack, joe will love it.
Avatar 11:04am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Have you got Fitba Crazy by Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor.
Avatar 11:05am βrian:

When I discovered that the Detroit Tigers players were not necessarily from Detroit, I was done with sports.
Avatar 11:05am Brian in UK:

Alexis Korner, great talking voice.
Avatar 11:06am still b/p:

(Patti/Aretha fistfight story fake.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Lewis:

@joe - speaking of swag, did you get my list?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Guido from Cologne:

New Vocal Solists : translation of the name
Avatar 11:07am Cecile:

they are divas. They might break a nail.
They would get someone to fight for them. :D
Avatar 11:07am bibi:

@cecile, cobain was impressively informed, he's probably the only american i ever heard having interest for chokebore for example.
Avatar 11:08am Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Bibi - That's a lovely dance (goal montage). I would have literally burst into flames, had I seen it live.
Avatar 11:09am Cecile:

when I discovered how much domestic abuse pro athletes get away in the NBA, I was done with sports.

Him and one of my friends. hahahaha But seriously, Kurt seemsed to be a sponge for music info.
Avatar 11:11am Joe McG:

@Lewis: Send me an e-mail after the show and I'll check on it for you!
Avatar 11:12am Brian in UK:

Now Neil Hannon you want to talk about cricket with Duckworth Lewis Method more complex than the offside rule.
Avatar 11:12am dale:

love the divine comedy album this came from, 'short album about love'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Greg from Bloomfield:

WHAT. Is this song about the movie Critters (1986)? Let's just say it is.
Avatar 11:12am dc pat:

that Wilshire goal is just plain ridiculous...
Avatar 11:13am Rev. Turnip Druid:

proud swag-hag here... will suffer over the question of just WHAT beverage should be used to baptize the FMU flask..
Avatar 11:14am Cecile:

you got yours already?!?!?!
Avatar 11:14am dale:

AND 69 songs about love! it's a lovefest!!
Avatar 11:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

misleading comment. Sorry, no swag yet. Just anticipating that decision re: the flask... and of course pre-digging all the premiums...
  11:15am SeanG:

Damn, Joe you're killin' me in a good way
Avatar 11:15am Brian in UK:

Joe you could segue to Stephin Merritt quite easily.
Avatar 11:15am Brian in UK:

Oh you have!!!!!
Avatar 11:15am Cecile:

why is it that most "pop song geniuses" leave me cold? I try, but Divine Comedy, Mag Fields, later Squeeze, most XTC I just don't get the excitement.
Avatar 11:16am Brian in UK:

David Poe?
Avatar 11:17am Van in DC:

I have to disappear - wanted to get a Thank You Joe!! in first (most especially for the KaTe)
Avatar 11:17am Cheri Pi:

there was a package in the mail from FMU the other day, I started to tear it open with my teeth, BUT THEN....BUT THEN....I saw that it was for Mr CP the Younger. I am now dating another human being who owns a WFMU t-shirt.
Avatar 11:17am dc pat:

I dig a lot of pop but get sick and tired of my friends gushing over Brian Wilson and Robin Hitchcock, etc...
Avatar 11:18am bibi:

@cecile, dont say it too loud, but im with you (minus xtc).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Greg from Bloomfield:

You're living the dream, CP.
Avatar 11:18am Joe McG:

@Brian: Dream segueway! @Van: have a good one, Van!
  11:18am marmalade kitty:

I got my t-shirt yesterday! vey smart! thanks wfmu!
Avatar 11:19am Cheri Pi:

Some people just get way too excited about harmonies. Give me dissonance and a tall stout to pair it with any day.
Avatar 11:20am Cecile:

yeah, I guess so.
Then again I am a complete stupid sucker for doo-wop and more Quiet Storm stuff than i want to admit.
Avatar 11:20am dale:

martin fry was a genius songwriter - at first.
Avatar 11:20am Cheri Pi:

OMG, I'm not one for sweet adult beverages but Sammy Smith's Organic Apricot??? It's not too early to talk about flasks yet izzit?
  11:21am marmalade kitty:

*very* I havent had a drink.. *yet*
Avatar 11:21am βrian:

When I heard Brian Wilson interviewed, I thought this guy's EEG must look like the horizon on a bestilled sea.
Avatar 11:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

I'm with you Cecile. Had a brief dig of all things XTC but that's about 10 years behind me. I still dig their Dukes project but the rest is kind of wallpaper to me now.
Avatar 11:21am Cecile:


Midnight love....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Andrew Waterloo:

dissonance and a little dischord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am mariano:

Regarding the Merritt-guilt (there has to be a lovely word in German for that!), I was relieved the other night on Pseu's message board when people came out and said they wouldn't be watching the much-praised Kathleen Hanna documentary, which turned into a great discussion about other, better, unfairly forgotten riot grrrl bands.
Avatar 11:21am Cheri Pi:

Make my Brian, Eno. or Life of... just saying.
Avatar 11:22am Cheri Pi:

that's right LEVERT
Avatar 11:22am βrian:

Avatar 11:23am Cecile:

Winter Spring SUmmer Fall, I'll give you my all...
Avatar 11:23am Joe McG:

I love everybody.
Avatar 11:23am Cheri Pi:

LOL @11:21 βrian:
Avatar 11:23am Cecile:

I avoided Bikini Kill, but then I got that CD with Rebel Girl on it and it's pretty amazing.
But Scrawl needs way more love. They were great.
Avatar 11:24am Cecile:

I'll give Joe my all. He is all seasons.
Avatar 11:24am dc pat:

I love first handful of XTC albums, but I'll take Ex-style craziness any day over harmonies....and a strong, dark bier.

“If you’re in a bar at 7 in morning with a pint of Guinness, you have a social problem. If you are in a bar at 7 in the morning with that same pint of Guinness and Chelsea is on TV, you’re a football fan.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Andrew Waterloo:

don't forget Huggie Bear
Avatar 11:25am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I'll take all you've got to give!
Avatar 11:25am Cecile:

hahahahahha, Joe. This is now the second time I'm playing All Seasons on YouTube in a row. hahaha
Avatar 11:26am dc pat:

But fuck Chelsea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am ChrisB.:

Joe, you have an uncanny knack for consistently playing things I have never heard, yet immediately cotton to. Such a gift.
Avatar 11:29am βrian:

I hate to break it to you, but not all of Chelsea's players are necessarily from Chelsea.
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

Shucks, ChrisB!
Avatar 11:29am Cecile:

Avatar 11:29am Rev. Turnip Druid:

whoa. Two Huggy Bear references on two different sites at the exact same minute. WHAT ARE THE ODDS....?
Avatar 11:30am Cecile:

ok, i'm done now.
Avatar 11:30am still b/p:

He's Cotton Idea Joe.
Avatar 11:30am Brian in UK:

Southampton has arguably the best Premier League Youth policy.
Avatar 11:30am dc pat:

Are any? Whatchootalkin bout Brian? I just can't stand Marinho (although he is amazing) and always seems like Chelsea is in my team's way.
Avatar 11:30am βrian:

(Damn mercenaries!)
Avatar 11:31am dc pat:

..and John Terry, wooo what a redneck.
  11:31am blee:

Avatar 11:32am Brian in UK:

@βrian A new name for sport has not been invented yet to included the greed that huge wages perforces
  11:32am blee:

(sic) arghhj
Avatar 11:34am Cecile:

Avatar 11:38am still b/p:

Avatar 11:38am dc pat:

oh man, I know what you did wrong Lesley!
Avatar 11:39am Cecile:

yeah. nothing.
Avatar 11:39am Joe McG:

@dc pat: Ha ha ha!
Avatar 11:40am Brian in UK:

On MoWest?
  11:42am grubbus:

Avatar 11:43am Joe McG:

@grubbus: Crossed with Todd Rundgren!
Avatar 11:43am Cecile:

rupert, ai yi yi.

who was the piano player on the Doheny track? He or she was feeling it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Greg from Bloomfield:

Whoa, shit's getting REAL in this set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Guido from Cologne:

... we had this discussion about the most hated Beatles songs yesterday ...
Avatar 11:45am Joe McG:

@Greg: Yacht rockers can get lethal.
Avatar 11:45am Cecile:

somewhere in the hell I maintain in an alternate universe, Rupert and Dean Friedman are boiling in hot oil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am mariano:

Rupert Holmes was probably the inspiration for Christian Bale's look in American Hustle. The yacht rocker who looked most like a serial killer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am mariano:

Avatar 11:47am Brian in UK:

Sad but uplifting song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Guido from Cologne:

I learned something today: about the phenomenum of yacht rockers (never heard).
Avatar 11:47am Cecile:

I can only think that this song would be better sung by Jerry Reed.
I am terrible.
Avatar 11:48am Brian in UK:

Joe getting dangerously close to Ackles country!!!
Avatar 11:48am Cecile:

Guildo, google Yacht Rock tv show

it is hilarious.
Avatar 11:48am dc pat:

holy shit...is this the saddest song ever???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am common:

@guido: i recall discovering that phenom. cecile is correct!
  11:49am Georgia:

@dc pat Yes. Yes it is.
Avatar 11:49am Joe McG:

@Brian: Wish I had time for some Ackles! Great idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am common:

dude from red house painters aint too happy...ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am mariano:

@Guido: If you like pina coladas...
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

no pat, that would be the Beach Boy's "Till I Die".
This is pretty sad though

Mark Kozelak makes me laugh. i'm sorry.
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

ALthought his AC/DC tribute album was amazing.
Avatar 11:51am Brian in UK:

Joe I only discovered the other day that the Young brother that stayed in the UK (George, Malcolm & Schoolboy went to Australia) went on to form Grapefruit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Andrew Waterloo:

I heard that there is a series of documentaries about Yacht rock on Youtube. ... if that hasn't been mentioned.
Avatar 11:52am Cecile:

not documentaries. Hysterical fake historical reenactments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am common:

@cecile: that one kills me. the one that really gets me - i've cried at work when i've heard it - is surf's up.
Avatar 11:52am Brian in UK:

Avatar 11:53am Brian in UK:

@common maddest lyrics ever written.
  11:53am Georgia:

A local bar I like did a Yacht Rock-themed New Year's party where they showed the series and the bartenders were dressed in period costume.
Avatar 11:53am still b/p:

Just as you posted that I was about to post same:
Saturday is Record Store Day! All kinds of appearances and releases.
Avatar 11:53am dc pat:

Well. All mirth has been driven from my soul, thanks Joe...
Avatar 11:54am Cecile:

common. That damn record tears me up.
I saw a guy on the bus with a CD of Surf's Up/WIld HOney and I said "you are a hardcore BB fan." we had a great conversation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am mariano:

To me the funniest yacht-rock story is Seals & Croft. Right at the height of their Cali soft-rock glory, the go and release an anti-abortion album called Unborn Child. That'll really liven up a yacht party!
Avatar 11:54am Cecile:

pat, it is better if you picture Jerry Reed singing it in "Eastbound and Down" style.
Avatar 11:54am Sem Chumbo:

Three hours well spent here, Joe. Even with the soccer talk. Catch you next time.
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting! Have a great week, everybody, and Happy Bunnies.
Avatar 11:55am earrie:

Weighty lyrical emotions today, Joe. Simply sequential at the pace of each song, though sorta feeling like it's been in rapid succession.
Avatar 11:55am Cecile:

mariano, I kind of like them in spite of myself. They were nice guys and could really play. THey did lots of session work with people like Glen Campbelll.
  Swag For Life Member 11:56am 12539:

Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 11:56am still b/p:

re: sad sounds -- Musician friend of mine can't fathom the appeal of Leonard Cohen with all the gloom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Joe!
  11:56am Cerys Matthews:

Am I the Easter Bunny?
Avatar 11:56am SmokinJ:

Nice stuff.. Adios!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Guido from Cologne:

... allright i'm learning ...
... I'd love pina coladas just for the taste but hate them for the never ending desire of the next drink.
Avatar 11:57am Cecile:

I used to kind of like him, sbp, but a B&B owner in Quebec played him every morning at breakfast while we were there, and that killed him for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am mariano:

@Cecile: Ok, I confess, I love the bass line in Hummingbird, and Summer Breeze is a guilty pleasure. Thanks for the show, Joe!
@Guido: Holmes's Pina Colada is the theme song of yacht rock, I think.
Avatar 11:58am βrian:

Sure that's not décolletage?
Avatar 11:58am dc pat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Guido from Cologne:

Bye bye Joe!
Avatar 11:59am dc pat:

gotta love a true story song...

Thanks Joe, later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm common:

indeed cecile. thanks joe!
  4:38pm ben:

i there I'm new, Welsh and in Zurich. Who played the North Korean propaganda stuff today. . any ideas?
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