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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd  Samba de Uma Nota Só   Options The Girl from Ipanema: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook  Verve  1995  CD  From 1962    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Nelson Angelo and Joyce  Vivo ou Morto   Options Nelson Angelo e Joyce  Odeon  2002  CD  From 1972    0:08:19 (Pop‑up)
Orquestra e Côro  Kriola   Options Black Rio: Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980  Strut  2002  CD  From 1973    0:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Alceu Valença  Punhal de Prata   Options Molhado de Suor  Sol Re Sol  2015  CD  From 1974  *   0:13:07 (Pop‑up)
Raul Seixas  Meu Amigo Pedro   Options Nuts for Brazil: Scott Williams' 2015 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2015  CD-R  From 1976  *   0:16:18 (Pop‑up)
Smoke City  Numbers   Options Brasil 2 mil: The Soul of Bass-O-Nova  Six Degrees  1999  CD  From 1997    0:20:58 (Pop‑up)
Tom Zé  La Vem a Onda   Options Tom Zé  Mr Bongo/RGE  2015  CD  From 1970  *   0:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Flyying Colours  Feathers   Options EP x 2  Shelflife  2015  CD    *   0:36:29 (Pop‑up)
The Deafening Colors  Mary-Anne   Options single  Deafening Colors  2015  MP3    *   0:38:59 (Pop‑up)
Shiny Coin  Green Smoothie   Options Living in a Shadow: A Vacant Valley Compilation  Vacant Valley  2015  CD    *   0:42:33 (Pop‑up)
Peaness  Fortune Favours the Bold   Options single  Peaness  2015  MP3    *   0:45:15 (Pop‑up)
Totally Mild  When I'm Tired   Options Down Time  Bedroom Suck  2015  CD    *   0:48:12 (Pop‑up)
Cinerama  Meet Cute   Options Valentina  Scopitones  2015  CD    *   0:49:51 (Pop‑up)
Felt  Evergreen Dazed   Options Absolute Classic Masterpieces  Cherry Red  1991  CD  From 1981    0:52:37 (Pop‑up)
Bouquet  In a Dream   Options In a Dream  Ulrike/Folktale  2015  CD    *   0:57:39 (Pop‑up)
Paul Jones  Pretty Vacant   Options single  RSO  1978  MP3  Brazenly pilfered from Mike Lupica's WPRB program from this week    1:02:41 (Pop‑up)
Banditos  Blue Mosey #2   Options Banditos  Bloodshot  2015  CD    *   1:06:36 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  Britches   Options Home at Last  Capitol  1977  LP      1:10:41 (Pop‑up)
Dave Dudley  I Feel a Cry Comin' On   Options Down the Road  Springboard  1976  LP  From 1963    1:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Jean Ritchie  Careless Love   Options Field Trip  Greenhays  2001  CD  From 1954; R.I.P.    1:15:41 (Pop‑up)
Norma Jean  The Box It Came In   Options Please Don't Hurt Me  RCA Victor  1966  LP      1:18:07 (Pop‑up)
RAW  Well All Right   Options Holly  Coral  1971  LP      1:20:19 (Pop‑up)
Marilyn Powell  Something to Hold On To   Options Keep Lookin': 80 More Mod, Soul, and Freakbeat Nuggets  RPM  2014  CD  From 1968    1:22:48 (Pop‑up)
Maxine Brown  Darling, Be Home Soon   Options We'll Cry Together  Commonwealth United  1969  LP      1:25:37 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s (yes, 45s) all in a row for no reason in particular
The Shirelles  Not for All the Money in the World   Options single  Scepter  1963  45      1:35:29 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe  Wish You Were Here   Options single  Columbia  1983  45  with Paulie Carrack    1:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Peter Blake  Clever Dick   Options single  United Artists  1977  45  It's becoming a theme....    1:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Cláudio Fontana  O Homem de Nazaré   Options single  Copacabana  1974  45      1:43:30 (Pop‑up)
The Joneses  Sugar Pie Guy, Pt. 1   Options single  Mercury  1974  45      1:48:13 (Pop‑up)
The Joneses  Sugar Pie Guy, Pt. 2   Options single  Mercury  1974  45  Oh, what the hell, here's the other side, too!    1:51:42 (Pop‑up)
Lynn Hope & Orchestra  Rose Room   Options single  Aladdin  1953  45      1:55:25 (Pop‑up)
Jimmie Davis  My Boy's Coming Home   Options single  Decca  1971  45      1:58:06 (Pop‑up)
The Caboose  In My Hour of Need   Options single  Enterprise  1970  45      2:00:49 (Pop‑up)
The Grass Is Blue
The Osborne Brothers  Me and My Old Banjo   Options Voices in Bluegrass  Stetson  ?  LP  From 1965    2:13:13 (Pop‑up)
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys  Orange Blossom Special   Options Bean Blossom  MCA  1973  LP  Featuring Carl Jackson; live at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana    2:15:06 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys  Homesick   Options Don't Cry to Me  Thrill Jockey  2004  LP  live on the Louisiana Hayride, 1960    2:17:35 (Pop‑up)
Dillard-Hartford-Dillard  Artificial Limitations   Options Dillard-Hartford-Dillard  Flying Fish  1978  LP      2:22:58 (Pop‑up)
Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman  Reuben's Train   Options Dueling Banjos  Warner Bros.  1973  LP  Originally from 1963    2:25:24 (Pop‑up)
James Monroe and the Midnight Ramblers  Train '45'   Options Bean Blossom  MCA  1973  LP      2:28:25 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Endless Stream of Tears   Options The Grass Is Blue  Sugar Hill  1999  CD      2:30:54 (Pop‑up)
The Stanley Brothers  Pretty Polly   Options The Stanley Brothers of Virginia, Vol. 2: Long Journey Home  County  1973  LP  From 1965    2:33:39 (Pop‑up)
Gary Stewart  Pretend I Never Happened   Options Your Place or Mine  RCA  1977  LP  written by Willie Nelson    2:37:32 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Mack  The Other Side   Options Home at Last  Capitol  1977  LP  Back to Lonnie for a nice bluegrass-style tune    2:39:56 (Pop‑up)
The Cox Family with Alison Krauss  When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Heart   Options Blue Ribbon Bluegrass  Rounder  1993  CD      2:43:52 (Pop‑up)
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Quartet  Be Ready For Tomorrow May Never Come   Options You Can Feel It in Your Soul  County  1987  LP  From 1953    2:48:16 (Pop‑up)
Jim & Jesse  The River of Jordan   Options The Essential Jim & Jesse  Epic Legacy  1998  CD  From 1966    2:50:57 (Pop‑up)
Woody Herman and His Orchestra  G'bye Now   Options At the Woodchopper's Ball  ASV/Living Era  1995  CD  From 1941; Vocal: Muriel Lane    2:56:42 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:04am Claw!:

Good morning, Joe, and fellow Joesmen and Joeswomen! :-D
Avatar 9:04am OTB:

Mornin' Mr. McGasko and fellow McGask-ettes!
Avatar 9:05am duke:

Good Morning. Very nice version of Samba de Uma Nota Só
Avatar 9:06am herb.nyc:

g'morning joe. i'm confused, i'm playing Wesley Willis cd now, 1st time. i may take him as my role model. plz don't think less of me. have a good show, herb
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Good Thursday, bonny radio friends. @Claw!: "Joe's Women" sounds like an early 70s movie starring George Segal directed by John Cassavetes.
Avatar 9:07am Roberto:

Hmm...it's that time of the morning when I've yet to determine if that acrid odor around my person is my coffee or cat pee.
Avatar 9:07am Claw!:

@herb - I hope that CD has "Rock n Roll McDonald's" on it...
Avatar 9:08am Claw!:

Or even "I Whooped Batman's Ass."
Avatar 9:08am Roberto:

There's no need to apologize for Wesley Willis ever. Except maybe to say "I'm Sorry I Got Fat."
Avatar 9:10am Cheri Pi:

Good morning my peeps
Avatar 9:11am Claw!:

Buenos dias, Cheri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am common:

joe! all yooooos!
Avatar 9:12am Claw!:

common! :-D
Avatar 9:13am bobdoesthings:

gooood morning joe and all.
Avatar 9:13am Marcel M:

Morning Joe and friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am common:

  9:14am herb.nyc:

but seriously, i saw Jon DeRosa sing at st. vitus last night. what a buncha serious room-silencing songs! fyi.
Avatar 9:14am bobdoesthings:

fish! bear!
Avatar 9:14am Claw!:

Oh, boy. It's bob.
Got any more sexy animal pics, bob?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am melinda:

Good morning everyone!
Avatar 9:14am Claw!:

Where is Fish????
Avatar 9:15am bobdoesthings:

@claw.. I'll have to look deep in my stash..
Avatar 9:15am bobdoesthings:

@claw - oh sorry.. fish isn't here.. I got excited.. ignore me.. havent had my caffeine drugs
  9:15am herb.nyc:

oh, Wesley's Fabian Road Warrior cd
Avatar 9:17am Joe McG:

Has Abe Vigoda been on the Comments Board recently?
Avatar 9:18am Claw!:

nice, herb. :-)
  9:18am herb.nyc:

back on point, i have libr copy of CVeloso
Avatar 9:18am bobdoesthings:

@claw - this little guy has got a coy look about him... imgur.com...
  9:18am doca:

Hi, Joe! Greetings from Brazil eheh Just to say, my name is Pedro and my parents introduced me to this song (which isn't necessarily a happy song)
Avatar 9:19am Joe McG:

@doca: Tell me what it's about, I'm curious!
Avatar 9:20am Claw!:

omg, bob. You are fucking my shit up.
Avatar 9:20am Claw!:

I think that's a "she," btw.
  9:21am V Priceless:

Hi Joe and peeps of Earth!
  9:21am doca:

It's basically Raul Seixas comdemning his friend Pedro because he has turned himself into a square-minded conservative, while Seixas was the crazy lunatic guy
Avatar 9:21am Claw!:

V is here! :-D
Avatar 9:21am Claw!:

And right on time, I'd say.
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

@doca: Wow, happens to a lot of us, I'm sure! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am sphere:

hey hey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe and fellow listeners!
Avatar 9:25am d¢ pät:

Hola, wie gehts?
  9:25am doca:

@Joe: I've beend digging the work of Sergio Sampaio lately, who recorded wi Raul Seixas in the early 70's. He's a tragic and forgotten character in Brazilian music.
  9:26am herb.nyc:

  9:26am V Priceless:

Hey Claw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Guido from Cologne:

Holiday, sun, balcony, surface noice, enjoyment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am common:

where's the balcony, guido? i wanna be there!
Avatar 9:29am Marcel M:

Hi Claw! Common BOB! all. ALL!
Avatar 9:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

mah people.
Avatar 9:31am Claw!:

There's a *big* difference between "that guy was hung" and "that guy was hanged."
Avatar 9:32am Polyus:

Golly, I missed Raul Seixas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Rich in Washington:

I've noticed, as of late - and perhaps with the exception of a radio air-room phone - no one really 'hangs up' anymore.
It's more like pressing 'off'.
I am pressing off.
  9:32am sugarwolf:

People are hanged, pictures and horses are hung
Avatar 9:34am d¢ pät:

Oh, so that's why people are hanged, because they're hung. Got it.
Avatar 9:36am Claw!:

Play "Sister Christian" again!
Avatar 9:37am Joe McG:

@Claw!: I know you're kidding. A once in a lifetime event, I'm afraid.
Avatar 9:38am bobdoesthings:

what if we all request it Joe?!
Avatar 9:38am Joe McG:

@bob: I shan't be bullied! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am common:

really thought it was 1992 for a second
Avatar 9:39am Claw!:

:-} It was worth a shot.
I was helping a customer last time you played it, so I couldn't belt it out in the store.

It's cool, though. I'm working from home today, so I will just play it later!
Avatar 9:40am Polyus:

Raul being a crazy lunatic guy:www.youtube.com...
Avatar 9:40am bobdoesthings:

requesting isn't bullying, per se.. but fair nuff!
Avatar 9:41am Joe McG:

@common: It WAS. (shiver)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

Morning, surface noisies.
Avatar 9:42am Claw!:

Hola, Cken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am common:

@joe: ha! shiver indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am doctorjazz:

Hi all! So, I listened a bit to last night's live broadcast in my car. I found the sound over the air to be a real disappointment-The Barcelona Broadcast actually sounded better, which is weird (but I listened to the stream/pop-up for that)
Like this Deafening Colors track, heard it on some show or other past few days, downloaded on Bandcamp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, Claw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am common:

thanks for that link polyus!
Avatar 9:46am Claw!:

OMG, i just noticed this band is called "Peaness." I love it.
Avatar 9:47am Joe McG:

@Claw!: Three young ladies with a sense of humor, I guess. Great pop song!
Avatar 9:47am bobdoesthings:

@polyus - thanks for that link... if for nothing else that opening laughter! wow! haha
  9:48am phat:

Audentis Fortuna iuvat!
Avatar 9:53am Chris from DC:

Yay, Felt.
Avatar 9:55am Cheri Pi:

ditto on the yay tip
  9:55am tino:

viva lawrence!
Avatar 9:57am Marcel M:

This Felt is very cool. Love the mood and guitar sound.
Avatar 9:57am βrian:

Bright skies over the isthmus today. Good morning.
Avatar 9:58am Claw!:

Yes, this geetar shore is purdy.
Avatar 9:59am d¢ pät:

wow, doctorjazz, I totally disagree. I listened with headphones on laptop and thought it sounded killer.
Avatar 10:00am Claw!:

Does this kind of stuff count as "dream pop?" Because it sure sounds like it would.
Avatar 10:00am d¢ pät:

but I was also watching the video so maybe that helped.
Avatar 10:00am Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...join page w/ 'Bouquet' whilst seeing Guido's flowers on fb...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am cory:

mornin' all
Avatar 10:04am bobdoesthings:

@claw - one more for ya' - i.imgur.com...
Avatar 10:04am d¢ pät:

How the hell have I never heard this??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am common:

Avatar 10:04am thedunkel:

This is AWESOME!!!! Best cover I've ever heard of Pretty Vacant!! Thanks McGasko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am fleep:

And ze day, it commenceth.
Avatar 10:05am Roberto:

Starry star star star
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am MD:

FMU's Got to
much in for real!!!
Avatar 10:05am Joe McG:

@thedunkel: Much smoother than the original. :)
Avatar 10:06am Claw!:

That dog's got some real specs appeal...

God damn it, bob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, gang!
Avatar 10:06am Claw!:

Avatar 10:06am bobdoesthings:

I know I know.. I'll stop... I'll stop.
Avatar 10:06am Roberto:

Okay, show of hands -- who else always thinks of this song whenever he/she sees a lavatory with a vacant sign?
Avatar 10:07am OTB:

Roberto, I will now!
  10:07am herb.nyc:

nice Pretty Vacant. reminds me of THE kiki
Avatar 10:07am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Is that Paul Jones, formerly of Manfred Mann?
Avatar 10:08am d¢ pät:

I will say this--that whole Pistols album sounds way better played at 45 rpm.
Avatar 10:08am Claw!:

@bob - You're gonna cause me to offend someone and their delicate sensibilities, and we all know how that goes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Michele:

I like this song. I am surprised I like it.
  10:08am fredr:

Nice variety this morning Joe!
Avatar 10:08am PKNY:

Just did a Discogs search, supposedly there's a cover of "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" on the flip of that Paul Jones 45 --> www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mike Lupica's WPRB program
- fb page cover photo: Julian Cope:
Like ! ...
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@Michele: You just love banjos! @fredr: Thanks! @PKNY: I got that too, but it's not as good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am Michele:

Joe I think you are right! Great show so far!
  10:13am Brendan:

Nice set, nice show
Nice guy that Joe
Good music in my ear
Good people commenting here
Just sayin... Hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am doctorjazz:

♥ Yeah, @d¢ pät, again, I was listening from my car radio, but it isn't bad, and I usually expect and hear a much clearer signal over the air than the one last night. I wonder if somehow the same signal used for the stream is sent over the air, and sounds worse done that way. If you ever listen to the WFUV Alternate Side show, it also sounds awful listened over the FM band in the car, suspect the stream is somehow compressed and loses something when sent as an FM signal. But, I really don't know this to be true, only that, to my ears, the sound is really bad. (I actually did listen on my phone for a bit last night, and it did sound better, which is why I'm guessing the above about the digital stream).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am doctorjazz:

Of course, this only applies to the NY/NJ area, and that old fashioned gadget, the radio, not to the streamers
Avatar 10:14am Brian in UK:

Jim Reeves next?
  10:14am herb.nyc:

...THE Kiki
Avatar 10:15am Brian in UK:

@doctorjazz Internet radio. Ten thousand stations. Crazy.
Avatar 10:15am d¢ pät:

yeah, good point: video stream over air waves.
  10:16am herb.nyc:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am doctorjazz:

When I'm in the office, I work in Staten Island, which has terrible reception over the air, and I stream almost all the time (my office blocks most streaming, but somehow the pop-up sneaks by, though I think if anyone in charge here found out, I'd be dead meat...living dangerously!!!)
Avatar 10:24am Roberto:

Ooh I likes dis tong
Avatar 10:24am Claw!:

I love this song! I believe this was also on a comp series called "Dream Babes." I think.
Either way - very nice to hear this!
Avatar 10:25am Claw!:

*fist bumps Roberto*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am mauri:

wfmu hooligans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am common:

really diggin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am doctorjazz:

Loving the Spoonful cover.
Avatar 10:27am d¢ pät:

Ha! docjazz, that's the way I feel. I've been streaming FMU in the office for almost 10 years and can't figure out how i haven't been caught yet. I really think the sys admins like me and are turning a blind eye to my streaming activities.
Avatar 10:28am Roberto:

Y'always want to stay on the good side of the sys admins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am tikk:

favoriting this show, they're all number one hits, apologies to Mr. Shelley
Avatar 10:30am d¢ pät:

I have to Roberto, or I can't get anything done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am adrian in mpls:

really liked that version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Nate K:

I didn't know Jean Ritchie died. A truly wonderful singer.
Avatar 10:34am Claw!:

Say "Peaness" again, Joe! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Nate K:

Are there any bands anyone has dismissed out of hand w/o listening to them simply because of the name?
  10:36am Brendan:

Beavis and Butthead are chuckling
Avatar 10:38am Joe McG:

@NateK: ALL the time. I'd have to make a very long list!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Greg from Bloomfield:

Oh, so many, Nate. "Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin"..."I Am The World Trade Center"..."The Pain of Being Pure at Heart"...basically anything that sounds like it came from a Scharpling & Wurster bit...
Avatar 10:39am Claw!:

Yes, Nate. Lots. I've noticed it's predominantly indie bands. Some names are just too precious or contrived.
Avatar 10:40am d¢ pät:

Tons NateK. Even when I actually hear that groups with stupid names are kind of good, I still avoid them.
Avatar 10:41am Claw!:

This song title, tho...
Joe, you aren't making this easy for me today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am common:

agreed dcp hee, claw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Nate K:

@Greg, yes, there are a few these days that almost seem like homages to S&W absurdity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am adrian in mpls:

@Nate K -- Yes - Greg definitely named off some of the ones that I can't stand - if the name makes me cringe, it makes it pretty difficult for me to take the music seriously
Avatar 10:43am Joe McG:

There are some very good bands that have horrible names, like Master Musicians of Bukkake. Jesus, c'mon, guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am SeanG:

Black Todd Rundgren!
Avatar 10:45am d¢ pät:

However, one of my favorite names for a band was Come Off It Weller.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Greg from Bloomfield:

Pretty much any band name that is a pop culture reference. You're basically telling me before I even hear you that you're out of ideas.
Avatar 10:45am Claw!:

Really, Joe? Master Musicians of Bukkake???
Methinks i need to look into these jokers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Nate K:

The New Lou Reeds. That's bold fellas. Bold.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

@Claw!: Lot of FMU airplay, check 'em out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Nate K:

They're actually solid, though.
Avatar 10:47am Joe McG:

I was going to do a premium one year of those kind of pop reference bands: John Cougar Concentration Camp, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ringo Death Starr, etc. But it's a bit low concept!!
Avatar 10:48am Marcel M:

On a roll Joe!
Avatar 10:48am Marcel M:

Lemme get a Joeonaroll
Avatar 10:48am FernandoBelmondo:

I missed the first hour of the show and now see you played Raul Seixas. He is such a great star. I'm a huge fan!
Avatar 10:49am Claw!:

Good idea, Marcel! Better make that two.
Avatar 10:49am Joe McG:

@Marcel: Joeonaroll is baloney on white bread, I think.
  10:50am Dean:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Butterfly
Peter O'Toole Lending Library
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Greg from Bloomfield:

Actually I guess it depends. Black Sabbath, They Might Be Giants, Titus Andronicus...there is room for lenience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Nate K:

I think that concept could work for songs: "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives" etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Nate K:

Black Sabbath is, to me, a near perfect name. Especially for that band at that time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am melinda:

@Dean is Peter O'Toole Lending Library a real band? I kind of like it.
  10:52am John Arthur:

Titus Andronicus is the only of all of these which has a name I like, I think.
Avatar 10:52am V Priceless:

don't forget REO Speedealer
Avatar 10:52am Claw!:

@Joe - You're killin me, smalls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Greg from Bloomfield:

Agreed, Nate. It was different pre-internet. You couldn't just stream Black Sabbath anytime you wanted. But those dudes probably watched it 100 times (because it RULES)
  10:53am Dean:

@melinda: Alas, no. I made it up a couple weeks ago and, pace ELO, I can't get it out of my head.
  10:53am John Arthur:

Part of it is that you come up with a name when you're, say, 18, and then ten years later if you're lucky you've built that name up...and then you're 28 with some dumbass name you came up with before your prefrontal cortex was even fully developed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am melinda:

Good one Dean!
Avatar 10:54am Marcel M:

Black Sabbath is the greatest name and greatest band ever
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

@Marcel: How do you feel about Brown Sabbath?
Avatar 10:55am Claw!:

John Arthur nailed it!
Avatar 10:55am bobdoesthings:

@marcel - I dunno.. what about Ween?
Avatar 10:55am d¢ pät:

Actually Black Flag is the best name ever.
  10:55am Dean:

Beg to differ, @Marcel. Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am melinda:

Death Cab for Cutie is one of my least favorite names. If it is a pop reference I don't get it. Sounds like an inside joke that should have stayed inside.
  10:55am John Arthur:

@Claw! Haha thanks
Avatar 10:56am βrian:

Some say Crucifixus nailed it.
  10:56am John Arthur:

@Melinda...I'm with you with death cab. I despise that name.
Avatar 10:56am V Priceless:

@ melinda - they took that from a tune by The Bonzo Dog Band.
  10:57am Brendan:

Gee this sounds swell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Nate K:

@Melinda, it's a Beatles/Bonzo Dog Band reference I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Greg from Bloomfield:

Never, ever put the word "cutie" in your name. Ever.
Avatar 10:59am OTB:

"Death Cab for Cutie" was also a song performed by the house band in a strip club in a scene in "O Lucky Man" early in the film.
  10:59am Dean:

Fat & Fucked Up was the name of a string quartet in LA during the early punk years. I also dislike DCfC. And there's a new pop band with a dumb name the kids listen to these days. Can't remember it, though. SOMETHING the People.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am melinda:

Thanks Priceless. Mystery solved. Still hate it. Doesn't stand on its own if you don't know the reference. Is that the name of the song, or is it different?
Avatar 10:59am OTB:

...if I recall correctly, which I often don't....
Avatar 10:59am bobdoesthings:

@melinda - i think it's referencing a song.. www.youtube.com...
Avatar 10:59am Claw!:

Fuck Death Cab For Cutie. Gross.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Greg from Bloomfield:

Foster the People! AWFUL. That name makes me want to punch things.
Avatar 11:00am bobdoesthings:

@greg - YES! THIS! x1000
  11:00am Dean:

@Greg: That's it! Blech.
Avatar 11:00am Brian in UK:

Brother in a box.
Avatar 11:01am d¢ pät:

Bitney Spears has to be the dumbest...
Avatar 11:01am Joe McG:

Ben Gibbard has been a friend to WFMU. Be nice!
  11:01am John Arthur:

It's pretty damn presumptuous to think that the people even WANT to be fostered. Leave the people alone, Foster The People.
  11:01am Dean:

I was once in a band called Arbor Day. And Sweet Puddin'heads.
Avatar 11:01am V Priceless:

yeah, name of the tune, as bobdoes just posted. Love the Bonzos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Greg from Bloomfield:

I got no hate for Ben or Death Cab! I like a bunch of their songs. But THAT NAME, Joe!
Avatar 11:02am Brian in UK:

Remember King L (say it quickly)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Nate K:

I have nothing against DCFC, not my bag, but the guy write and sing a song, no doubt.
Avatar 11:03am Claw!:

Yes, Joe, I appreciate that - but THE NAME!
  11:03am John Arthur:

I had some terrible band names: The Gathering Crowd (14 years old), The Morphine Lollipops (18 years old, not sure if I hate this or love this, still)
Avatar 11:03am Joe McG:

@@Claw: Ha ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Nate K:

correction: "the guy CAN write and sing a song, no doubt."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah, Bonzos do 'D Cab...' in Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' film as a band in a strip club; parody/pastiche of such a song...
Avatar 11:04am V Priceless:

saw a band in NJ once called 'Scrod Rocket' - name stayed with me
  11:05am Dean:

@John Arthur: Morphine Lollipops works for me. Has a shoegaze/pop feel to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Greg from Bloomfield:

My band names, in order: Dagobah Playset, The Manny Trillo, The Groundlings, The Twtichgrass (UGH), Quit The Breathin', Lungs Of A Giant, Panglossian Prophets of Doom.
Avatar 11:06am Claw!:

"Flying Burrito Brothers" still makes me gnash my teeth a little when I hear/see the name.

Avatar 11:06am OTB:

AH, MMT! That's where it was! Similar Strip Club weirdness in O Lucky Man caused the conflation...
Avatar 11:06am Brian in UK:

@Greg how about Candide Capers?
  11:06am Marcel M:

Doesn't have the same ring to it Joe!!
Avatar 11:07am V Priceless:

......that and Meat Loaf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Greg from Bloomfield:

Candide Capers? Is Marcel M in that band?
Avatar 11:08am Claw!:

But you *love* Meat Loaf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Nate K:

Meat Loaf works once you know what the guy looks like.
Avatar 11:08am Brian in UK:

I made up a band name once called Plastic Tearful.
Avatar 11:08am Claw!:

Amen, NateK! hahaha
Avatar 11:08am V Priceless:

Claw! You are confusing me with you!
Avatar 11:08am βrian:

"Captain Bee Fart" never did it for me.
Avatar 11:09am d¢ pät:

Speaking of which, what should I have for lunch?
Avatar 11:09am d¢ pät:

Some one on the comments came up with Toilet Spoon. I thought that was pretty good.
  11:09am Dean:

Have a flying burrito, brother.
Avatar 11:09am V Priceless:

The Night Beef Whore is amusing...
Avatar 11:09am Brian in UK:

A big bowl of Singapore Laksa.
Avatar 11:10am Claw!:

I always liked the idea of calling a band Brown Noise. We would play at really low frequencies and make the audience involuntarily poop themselves.
Avatar 11:11am Brian in UK:

TrouserCoughs does it for me.
  11:11am Dean:

I always wanted to run a bar/lounge, The Brown Candle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am adrian in mpls:

@Claw! - hahahahahaha - can I be in that band?
Avatar 11:12am Chris from DC:

Did a one time trio thing as Fiscal Cliff once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mike Mills: ...'a name we were considering before R.E.M. was Cans of Piss. That's good, but if you're Cans of Piss - there are only certain kinds of things you can play'...
'TrouserCoughs' hahahaha
Avatar 11:12am d¢ pät:

I was in a band called Rock Pants...sort of. The dumb bass player didn't like it so we never got to use it. It came from his girlfriend who put on pants when she was a kid and realized there were rocks in them.
Avatar 11:13am Claw!:

There's a local band around here called Free Lobster Buffet - I can't imagine how many people have showed up to whatever venue they were playing only to be terribly disappointed. It's a brilliant way to get people to show up to your gigs, though! Big ups to them.
Avatar 11:13am Polyus:

@Brian UK, I want to bankroll that band.
Avatar 11:13am Claw!:

Yes, Adrian. Yes you can.
  11:14am Brendan:

Love the Osborne Bros Joe thx
  11:14am Dean:

Fiscal Cliff kind of gives away the era during which the band played. Arbor Day had a song about Nelson Rockefeller, when he was VP.

Free Lobster Buffet! A guy I knew back in the day wanted to name his band Twelve Kegs. The flyers would read, "Party with Twelve Kegs!"
Avatar 11:14am Claw!:

Play some naughty bluegrass for us, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Greg from Bloomfield:

@Dean: Kinda like The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show
Avatar 11:15am d¢ pät:

I was also in Mad Dog 20/20, Scar Tissue, Cool Italians, Tom Terrific, Sandwich...all fairly decent.
Avatar 11:15am βrian:

Well, since y'all are getting scatological, I can't help but associate Tower of Power with the accreted remains in a sub-zero weather outhouse.
Avatar 11:15am Claw!:

yeah, Dean. Those names kinda guarantee ticket sales. I would put a "no refunds" on those flyers somewhere. :-P
Avatar 11:16am d¢ pät:

..Master Cylinder..
Avatar 11:16am d¢ pät:

RIP to all those groups...sniff..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Mike East:

those names are like Everybody Gets Laid from PCU.

I've been in Plastic East, The Imperialists, The Volunteers, and Olivia Newton Rat, among others.
Avatar 11:17am Claw!:

HOO-WEE! That's some furious banjo! I love it!
Avatar 11:18am Claw!:

That kinda pickin' makes me wanna kick some heads in. In a good way!
Avatar 11:18am Brian in UK:

Last time I saw Ralph Stanley over here his banjo player looked about sixteen. Bobby Gillespie was in the audience. Now there is a subject, famous people at gigs you would never imagine them to attend.
Avatar 11:18am V Priceless:

Marilyn Monrodent
Avatar 11:18am Chris from DC:

I shouldn't leave out Cable Rot. We had stickers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you guys is great @ names!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Carmichael:

'ello, Joseph. Howdy pahdnuhs.
Avatar 11:21am d¢ pät:

I had cable rot on a mic cable from an old 50's era microphone. I had to fashion a new one out of a guitar cable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am melinda:

I haven't listened to Death Cab for Cutie because of the name. I might actually like the music, don't know.
Avatar 11:24am Claw!:

I always think of band names and forget to write em, so I started jotting em down. Some selections:
Fonzie Scheme
Flamin' Babies
Full-Blown Clown Sex
Moron Tabernacle Choir
The Page Scandals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Carmichael:

'ello, Joseph. Howdy pahdnuhs.
Avatar 11:24am Rev. Turnip Druid:

bloody meetings. What's all this about names? After nailing myself to "blue sausage infant" for a quarter of a century, I should not be allowed to comment. Clearly my judgement is suspect.
Avatar 11:26am Claw!:

Yo, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Carmichael:

Kathleen Turner Overdrive is still my fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am drr:

Flamin' Babies is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am melinda:

Reuben's Train! yes
  11:27am Dean:

Anticlimactic metal names are fun: Fünnel, Parägraph, Ümlaut, Scansion...
Avatar 11:27am V Priceless:

good batch there, Claw!

Rev. TD: bsi rules!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Until a few weeks ago I was a Poker Knight. I was simply out-ranked & out-voted.
  11:27am Dean:

Avatar 11:27am MenfussMike:

my friends had a band called The Diarrhea of Anne Frank. they were great. They opened for jesus lizard.
Avatar 11:28am Rev. Turnip Druid:

No band name on earth, ever, in the history of humankind or its infinite future, could ever surpass the sheer majesty of TOE FAT.
Avatar 11:28am Claw!:

Oooh, nice ones, Dean! Ümlaut, ftw.
Avatar 11:29am Claw!:

Yeah, Toe Fat is a pretty great name. That one record in particular has a great cover, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hahahaha! Bands.
Avatar 11:29am V Priceless:

yeah, Toe Fat is up there, Rev!
Avatar 11:29am Claw!:

@MenfussMike - How delightfully tasteless! I love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Mike East:

Oh, I played drums for a keyboard/drums/vocal experimental metal group called Monsterbaiter once.
Avatar 11:30am βrian:

the Üm Louts.
Avatar 11:30am Chris from DC:

Rev, we shouldn't leave out Sarcastic Orgasm, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am melinda:

@MenfussMike that's a great name. The kind that won't be long lived but at least they put it out there.
Avatar 11:31am Claw!:

God damn, this shreds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Greg from Bloomfield:

This is some might fine a-pickin' and a-singin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am drr:

Diarrhea of Anne Frank gives me hope for civilization.
  11:31am Dean:

Great names above! Monsterbaiter makes me think of a band I adore, but whose name seems just a wee bit inapt: Meshuggah.
Avatar 11:32am Claw!:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am drr:

I was in a band called The Red M&Ms. We were all very young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am common:

dolly's singing my theme!
Avatar 11:33am MenfussMike:

Diarrhea live were as offensive as their name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Greg from Bloomfield:

"A broken heart won't kill you / You'll just *want* to die" Fucking badass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am ChrisB.:

Could have picked Dolly's bluegrass LP up at this year's RSD. Sorry I passed now.
Avatar 11:35am Claw!:

@MenfussMike - I LOVE your avatar, btw. One of my all-time favorite flicks. :-)
Avatar 11:36am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Good point, Hypnotoad from DC. Never forget.
Avatar 11:39am βrian:

The Peanut S&Ms
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

facebook masturbators (visualize logo)
...this could quickly become a musician's version of the 'Aristocrats' joke; race to the bottom...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

Liz Berg was playing Japanther frequently a couple years ago. For whatever reason, it was a band name earworm for me.
Avatar 11:45am Claw!:

I was MySpace friends a million years ago with a band called Retard Strength. As un-PC as it is, I'll admit that I still kind of love that name.
Avatar 11:45am βrian:

Well, there's the Japancakes, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am drr:

You know what's a terrible name? The "Beatles".
  11:48am Dean:

Soüfflé, Swingset, Lünette, Red Hot Chili Dogs
  11:49am John Arthur:

I can't believe this conversation is still going
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Mike East:

seriously guys, please stop, I have work to do.
  11:49am John Arthur:

If I ever become a rapper, I'm going to be Dank Sinatra
Avatar 11:49am Brian in UK:

The Three-Toed Sloths never caught on. Great single 'Hangin' Around'.
  11:49am John Arthur:

And my MC will be Smiles Davis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Lewis:

this is a really great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

"ugh 'Beatles' why 'Beatles'"?
en Francais: Force Retard
Avatar 11:50am bobdoesthings:

What about Japandroids? equally as cringe worthy... iMO
  11:51am Dean:

Rolling Kidney Stones
Avatar 11:51am Brian in UK:

Joe has sensibly gone quiet. Great show, Joe.
Avatar 11:51am Chris from DC:

I saw Bandroidz listed somewhere the other day. Really?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am melinda:

Another good one Dean!
Avatar 11:52am βrian:

@Dean: "This, too, shall pass."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am melinda:

Jim & Jesse!
  11:53am Dean:

Always liked Alternative TV.
  11:54am Brendan:

Thanks Joe
Avatar 11:54am V Priceless:

My Mother The Car Bomb

Thanks Joe!
  11:54am Dean:

Elvis, Abbott & Costello.
Avatar 11:55am βrian:

BDN with Charlie, coming up:
Avatar 11:56am bobdoesthings:

thanks JOE!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Joe!
Avatar 11:56am Claw!:

Thank you, Joe! You're the best!
  11:56am David Basso:

Poker Knights...horrible name.
  11:56am Dean:

  11:57am Ear Hammer:

Y'ALL! Excellent show today Joe!
Avatar 11:57am Claw!:

Don't knock the "y'all"
Avatar 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting today, everybody. I hope you got all those bad band names out of your system! :)
Avatar 11:58am bobdoesthings:

time to go listen to Sister Christian..
Avatar 11:58am Claw!:

Avatar 11:59am V Priceless:

Herman's Woody! haha...you're a great sport JM! cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but then - so is David Basso...
- Thx Joe !
Avatar 11:59am JakeGould:

Am I early?
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