Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from April 3, 2018 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options April 3, 2018: VINNIE FAVALE (Asbury Park Music & Film Festival) / Danny DeVito Soundtracks
Vinnie Favale of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (not to mention SVP of CBS, Late Night with David Letterman/Stephen Colbert, Howard Stern regular and longtime WFMU listener) joins Devon in the studio to discuss the Festival's fourth year on April 27 - 29.   Expect to hear a ton of soundtracks from Danny DeVito films and television shows as "An Evening With Danny Devito" is the headline event at the historic Paramount Theater.  Other highlights include the world premiere of "Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors" with John Densmore in attendance along with documentary screenings of "Stay Human" (with a performance by Michael Franti), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's "A Tuba To Cuba" (pre-tuba theft), the Grateful Dead's "Long Strange Trip" and Dylan Archives III, and music performances by Built To Spill and North Mississippi Allstars.  Go to apmff.org for the full schedule and tickets.  

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
Jack Nitzsche  Closing Theme   Options One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest  Fantasy   
Rose Royce/Norman Whitfield  6 O' Clock DJ (Lets Rock)   Options Car Wash  MCA   
0:03:09 (Pop-up)
Sammy Johns  Chevy Van   Options The Van  GRC   
0:04:19 (Pop-up)
Elmer Bernstein  Meet the Apes   Options Going Ape!  Entrada   
0:07:13 (Pop-up)
Harry Nillson  The World's Greatest Lover   Options Ain't It Kind Of Wonderful  MCA/Curb   
0:10:46 (Pop-up)
Alan Silvestri  Bus Ride   Options Romancing the Stone  La-La Land   
0:11:37 (Pop-up)
Jack Nitzsche  The Train Chase   Options The Jewel of the Nile  Jive   
0:13:09 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
David Newman 

Throw Mama From the Train   Options

Throw Mama From the Train 




0:14:23 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:




Asbury Park Music & Film Festival 


0:16:51 (Pop-up)
Mick Jagger  Ruthless People   Options Ruthless People  Epic   
0:41:27 (Pop-up)
Georges Delerue  Main Title Theme   Options Twins  Sony   
0:45:37 (Pop-up)
Danny Elfman  Birth Of A Penquin   Options Batman Returns  Sony   
0:46:20 (Pop-up)
Jerry Goldsmith  Bloody Christmas   Options L.A. Confidential  Varese Sarabande   
0:47:54 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:




Asbury Park Music & Film Festival 


0:49:28 (Pop-up)
Bob James  Angela (Theme from ``Taxi'')   Options Touchdown  Tappan Zee   
0:58:09 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:02pm Linda Lee:

good evening Mr. Levins! i'll always love the film work of Jack Nitzche. always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Michael 98145:

Avatar 7:04pm Linda Lee:

alas, i guess we're not doing a show on Nitzche :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm dale:

herro - that was 'please release me let me go?'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm dale:

devito was in one flew over?!
  7:05pm Garry:

Avatar 7:05pm Linda Lee:

he was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm dale:

YES! OH GOD, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm dale:

i just cranked the radio!
Avatar 7:06pm Joe McG:

Hooray, "Chevy Van"!
Avatar 7:07pm Linda Lee:

amazing song..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm dale:

Avatar 7:08pm mb:

Excellent reprise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm dale:

(channeling stashu)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm dale:

going ape looks dreadful. fmu needs to host a stinky movie night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm dale:

no mistaking nilsson
Avatar 7:12pm Linda Lee:

@dale ~ good bad movies, not bad bad movies.
Avatar 7:13pm Linda Lee:

i like that differentiation. thank you John Waters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm dale:

i like how the graphic designer skewed the 'a' in ape so you know it's a wacky comedy.
Avatar 7:13pm Linda Lee:

right. not a documentary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Michael 98145:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm dale:

linda - don't make me do a spit take with my cocktail
Avatar 7:14pm Linda Lee:

is that Tony Danza?
Avatar 7:15pm Linda Lee:

i'd consider that an honor, dale. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm dale:

yes - he looks like an asian transexual there though.
Avatar 7:16pm Linda Lee:

an asian transexual? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm dale:

it's the lush black straight hair cut in a shag
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm dale:

recording radio programs on vhs - hardcore.
Avatar 7:18pm Linda Lee:

i'd love hearing some shows from the mid 80s, when i first tuned in.
Avatar 7:19pm Linda Lee:

did he really say vhs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm common:

I remember all of these films. wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Holy SMOKES. Please let Ken know about those VHS tapes!
Avatar 7:21pm Linda Lee:

he has to be kidding. how the hell would you tape radio onto video tape? and why?
  7:22pm Plumber Joe E.:

Hi Ken, It’s Joseph!
Avatar 7:22pm Linda Lee:

i can guess the theme!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm dale:

vhs had three speeds - slow is three hours on a 60 minute tape. as long as the patch cords matched from phono output on the receiver to in on the vhs recorder - pretty simple.
Avatar 7:24pm mb:

@Linda - you just hook up the RCA jacks to a mixer or another tape deck. I beleive you get better fidelity with the wider tape.
Avatar 7:24pm Linda Lee:

still not sure why you'd do it. we did have cassettes back then.
Avatar 7:25pm Linda Lee:

they were cheap too!
Avatar 7:26pm Linda Lee:

far more portable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm dale:

it's about recording length linda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm dale:

..and if you don't have a cassette deck....
Avatar 7:29pm Linda Lee:

i'd go portable over fidelity of a recording of a bad signal. iirc more of us had cassette decks & boom boxes than vhs players ~ which were generally the size of samsonite suitcases.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Danny Devito's co-star in the Twins movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had emergency open heart surgery the other day. Hope he makes a full recovery.
Avatar 7:32pm Linda Lee:

in any cases i hope Vinnie digitizes that stuff before the tapes literally fall apart.
Avatar 7:32pm Number Six:

Don't forget, what's the average length of an FMU show. You could record 2 3 hour shows one 1 vhs instead of having to flip & swap cassettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm dale:

c120s had shitty fidelity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Robert Tables:

This topic about recording radio to VHS was on another recent show's comments board. Someone said that consumer tape decks generally lacked programmability, but it was a very commmon feature on VCRs.
Avatar 7:35pm mb:

Holy Sons is a band that records to VHS tape. They get the tapes from people who throw out their Grateful Dead bootleg movies.
Avatar 7:35pm Linda Lee:

i guess the listening & sharing was more important than the recording for me. i liked portability. cassettes were also easy to duplicate & share. most of us couldn't duplicate vhs tapes & the players were disappearing even as cassette decks became more & more portable.
Avatar 7:35pm Number Six:

True. You wouldn't have to be there to make the recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm dale:

arlene dahl! she was in journey to the center of the earth.
Avatar 7:37pm Linda Lee:

we didn't consider recording to vhs any darn way. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm dale:

was this a remake of boudou saved from drowning? or was that down and out in beverly hills? fee like it was a renoir reboot anyway.
Avatar 7:45pm Linda Lee:

that was Down & Out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm dale:

twin batman villians
Avatar 7:53pm Linda Lee:

2 explicit references to queer sex in 45 minutes! that's far above the show average. :-D
  7:53pm Sal:

I'll be there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm dale:

never cared for skynyrd until i watched the muscle shoals doc. cool guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm dale:

ha ha. linda - you are full of pi$$ and vinegar tonight!
Avatar 7:55pm Linda Lee:

i'm just like sourpuss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm dale:

i'm more of a trotsky
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

are you? good for you! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm dale:

remember how 70s sitcom themes made into the top 40 at the time?
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

what is this last piece? i want it at my funeral.
  7:59pm Sal:

Theme from TAXI
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm dale:

thank you veddy much.
Avatar 7:59pm Linda Lee:

i do remember that top 40 crossover!
Avatar 8:17pm slugluv1313:

yes! theme from "Taxi"!
was just thinking of that show yesterday -- never watched it while it was on (think i was in college and without a TV -- nice!)
but watched it all the time when it was in re-runs (mid-1980s, i think?)
now, just evokes (for me, at least) those "old" days of NYC -- not that NYC was ever a small town, but definitely had more personality back then -- sure there were the cold and sterile "business" areas but the whole city certainly did not feel like that!
Avatar 8:18pm slugluv1313:

hi Linda Lee!!! hope all is good!
yes! isn't that theme from "Taxi" wonderful?
  9:48pm Raina:

Great show! Devon, why don't you like to talk about where you're from? Loved your chat with Vinnie. I miss hearing him call into the Stern show while riding the bus to work.
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