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Options December 31, 2018: Tomorrow's Calling

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Manuel Troller  Wormhole   Options Vanishing Points  three:four  2018  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Phil Manzanera  Europe 80-1   Options Primitive Guitars  EG  1982  LP      0:13:58 (Pop‑up)
The Durutti Column  Conduct   Options Valuable Passages  Relativity  1986  LP  From 1979    0:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Sarah Louise  R Mountain   Options Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars  Thrill Jockey  2018  CD    *   0:22:57 (Pop‑up)
Drinks  In the Night Kitchen   Options Hippo Lite  Drag City  2018  CD    *   0:25:09 (Pop‑up)
Marisa Anderson  Sanctuary   Options Cloud Corner  Thrill Jockey  2018  CD      0:28:03 (Pop‑up)
Geir Sundstøl  Waterloo   Options Brødløs  Hubro  2018  CD    *   0:30:59 (Pop‑up)
Cian Nugent and the Cosmos  Hire Purchase   Options MOJO Presents Black Mountain Sides  MOJO Magazine  2018  CD  From 2013  *   0:35:55 (Pop‑up)
Brigid Mae Power  The Dolphins   Options single  Tompkins Square  2018  MP3    *   0:40:54 (Pop‑up)
The Everly Brothers  Lord of the Manor   Options Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present State of the Union: The American Dream in Crisis 1967-1973  Ace  2018  CD  From 1968  *   0:55:37 (Pop‑up)
The Parade  Lovers   Options Sunshine Girl: The Complete Recordings  Now Sounds  2008  CD      0:59:51 (Pop‑up)
Marianne Faithfull  Tomorrow's Calling   Options Come And Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-1969  Ace  2018  CD  From 1966  *   1:02:47 (Pop‑up)
Moon Express  Fly By Night   Options Prophetic Spirit  Modern Harmonic  2018  CD  From 1968  *   1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Fifty Foot Hose  Fly Free   Options Bad Trips  Modern Harmonic  2018  LP  From 1967  *   1:07:37 (Pop‑up)
Jodi  Six Feet Over the Rainbow   Options Pop Espontáneo  Out-sider  2018  CD    *   1:10:51 (Pop‑up)
Moe Koffman  Trains and Boats and Planes   Options single  Jubilee  1968  45      1:12:59 (Pop‑up)
Edwin Hawkins Singers  Blowin' in the Wind   Options Peace Is "Blowin' in the Wind"  Buddah  1970  LP      1:15:58 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Coffey  Groovin'   Options One Night at Morey's: 1968  Omnivore Recordings  2018  CD    *   1:22:01 (Pop‑up)
Single File: A bunch of 45s all in a row for about a half-hour
The Honeycombs  Have I the Right?   Options single  Pye  1964  45  R.I.P. Honey Lantree    1:37:30 (Pop‑up)
Advertising  Stolen Love   Options single  EMI  1977  45      1:39:59 (Pop‑up)
The Popguns  Someone You Love   Options single  Midnight Music  1989  45      1:42:19 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Newsome  Post Office   Options single  Spring  1972  45      1:46:35 (Pop‑up)
Red Face  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   Options single  Eurodisc  1978  45      1:49:39 (Pop‑up)
Moe Koffman  Norwegian Wood   Options single  Jubilee  1968  45  wanted to hear the other side!    1:53:54 (Pop‑up)
Robert Plant  In the Mood   Options single  Es Paranza  1983  45      1:56:31 (Pop‑up)
Young Marble Giants  Final Day   Options single  Rough Trade  1980  45      2:01:39 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Spinning Wheel   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  Some songs from the best reissue of 2018  *   2:11:57 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  No Me Quiero Enamorar   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD    *   2:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Hurry, Tuesday Child   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  demo version  *   2:16:48 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Morning to Midnight   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  demo of unreleased song  *   2:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  My Dog Sargent   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  her first song!  *   2:24:07 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Smoke   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD    *   2:25:17 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Apartment 21   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  without the strings  *   2:28:10 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  You and Me Together   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  the b-side of her final Capitol single  *   2:31:59 (Pop‑up)
Bobbie Gentry  Circle 'Round the Sun   Options The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters  UMC  2018  CD  live on the BBC  *   2:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Movietone  Year Ending   Options The Blossom Filled Streets  Drag City  2000  CD      2:39:11 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Auld Lang Syne   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album  Rhino  1993  CD  From 1975    2:44:46 (Pop‑up)
The Orioles  What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?   Options The Best of the Orioles Featuring Sonny Til Vol. 2  Murray Hill  1983  LP  From 1949    2:47:19 (Pop‑up)
Loudon Wainwright III  This Year   Options Therapy  Silvertone  1989  CD      2:49:48 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  Be Not So Fearful   Options Bill Fay  Eclectic  2005  CD  From 1971    2:52:44 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am annie:

heyjoe! HNY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Colleen:

So excited to hear what you have in store for us today Joe!
Avatar 9:03am duke:

Hello Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am pantz:

Out with twent-hate-teen! In with twenty-fine-teen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Krys O.:

Hello, Joe!
  9:04am Marley Dogg:

Happy new year Joe and everyone else!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am The Oscar:

Mornin' Joe, and goodnight to 2018!
Avatar 9:06am Joe McG:

Good morning, everybody, and welcome to the last day of the year. Glad you can spend some of it with me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Aaron Working In Newark:

Right on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Yip Yip New Year!
  9:08am MplsCoco:

Good morning Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am TheLoneliestMonk:

hey JoeMac: you are one dedicated dude to spend the last day of the year with us.
Avatar 9:10am Fredericks:

This wormhole piece is quite interesting, Joseph.
  Swag For Life Member 9:13am tadpoles:

Morning all. Nice stereo on this Wormhole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am pantz:

Oh yeah. The Ketamine is kicking in.
  9:16am MplsCoco:

@pantz that's a great kick off to the morning!
  9:19am David Colangelo:

Mr DJ. Really kicking hard...heard Eno this morn...now Phil Manzanera...love Roxy Music...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Krys O.:

Thank you so much for playing the Durutti Column!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Nulsh:

Great to hear Vini Reilly's playing. That caught me off guard! Thanks Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am The Oscar:

The record store where I used to work had (and probably still has) a long-running list in the back where employees can write down their joke band names. Two staples of the list are "The Dorito Column" and "The Durante Column."
Avatar 9:22am Joe McG:

We're starting today in a mellow guitar-oriented fashion. Let's sidle up to the morning slowly and see how it feels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Nulsh:

Well I'm on board!
The Oscar! I was trying to be all enigmatic and thoughtful but you got me laughing. Top band names!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am The Oscar:

@Nulsh Ha, thanks-- puncturing moods is my specialty! :)
Avatar 9:29am fred:

Good morning Joe and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am mb:

Hello DJ Joe McGasko
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am pantz:

Some Bill Frisell would fit in here nicely.
Avatar 9:32am fred:

@The Oscar: The alt/noise scene in Amiens, France has a thing for puns in actual band names. My favorite is Cousteau Twins
Avatar 9:33am Joe McG:

Hello and good morning, everyone, hope you're making all those resolutions that you will break!
Avatar 9:39am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Bad band name stolen from Calvin and Hobbes: "Hamster Huey and the Big Gooey Kablooie"
  9:40am McGreivey:

Happy Old Years, yous guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am The Oscar:

@Fred That's great!
Avatar 9:42am ledzeppelinsucks:

Tomorrow is my favorite holiday. I love taco Tuesday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Nulsh:

Those free MOJO CDs have some real gems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am The Oscar:

I still have so many Mojo CDs from when I worked in the music department of a major chain bookstore in the mid-2000s-- they'd give us first dibs on all the stripped copies from the previous month. Some, like the "Roots of the Sex Pistols" one, I'd probably have paid money for on their own at the time.
  9:47am McGreivey:

Yeah, I grab MOJO CDs whenever I see an interesting one at Times.
  9:50am Casper:

I am ghosting this year. 2018 was so horrid for me, it doesn’t deserve a goodbye.
Avatar 9:50am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I have the Jimi Hendrix Mojo CD and the Nick Cave one (Murder Ballads!). Also, I gave my 15 year old son the Led Zeppelin issue of Mojo. He is going through a Led Zep phase right now.
  9:51am Robin Eisgrau:

Amazing music this morning , Mr. McGasko! I loved hearing Durutti Column and Brigid Mae Power. Have a very happy new year:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Ike:

Couldn't they just republish the same ones over and over again, and nobody would ever know the difference? Or at least the rubbish dinosaur rock sections, and just refresh the reviews etc.?
Avatar 9:55am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe.
Do not buy music mags regularly, only on impulse like Joe did. How much info can you take.
Uncut is my preference.
Avatar 9:55am fred:

@Ike: I thought that was already their business model
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am The Oscar:

Here's a chilling thought: this time next year we'll all be reading "Best of the Decade" lists.
Avatar 9:57am Joe McG:

I agree that MOJO continues to do these articles about rock dinosaurs ad nauseum, but it sells magazines, and they manage to slip in some articles about more interesting groups in there as well as good reviews and the occasional excellent covermount CD. So I'm willing to accept at this point that the Beatles or Dylan or whoever will be on the cover. @Oscar: Chilling!
Avatar 9:58am Joe McG:

And thank you, Robin, Happy New Year to you!
Avatar 9:58am Brian in UK:

Would like to see a monthly review paper covering all music styles. But no reviewer is to use cliches like 'Beach Boys style harmonies'. A little original thought. Always enjoyed Andy Gill's reviews in the Independent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Roger:

great show, Joe!
The Brothers Four's version of Revolution on State of the Union: is remarkable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am steveo:

Good morning! I am "working" from home! I have two boys helping me listen :)

The older one is at the point where he starts asking for WFMU when he senses we are coming back into range on car trips. I couldn't be prouder.

The bass line from this made me think of Why Can't I Touch It.
  Swag For Life Member 10:00am tadpoles:

Mojo dig up some great never-seen-before photos. The tribute CD to the Beatles Yellow Submarine from a couple of years ago was very neat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am The Oscar:

I really ought to pick up this comp. That Orbison cut from a few weeks ago was really something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Greg from ZONE 5:

Happy New Year, Joe and commenters!
  Swag For Life Member 10:03am tadpoles:

#The Oscar...technically doesn't the decade end at the end of 2020 when hopefully we can celebrate a new beginning.
Avatar 10:06am Joe McG:

Happy new year, Greg! Agree, Roger!
Avatar 10:06am thedunkel:

Happy New Year Joe! Happy New Year All!
Avatar 10:11am Joe McG:

Happy new year, dunkel! Hey steveo, and happy new year to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Happy New Year, Joe! Some crazy guy dressed like Slash, complete with top hat, began playing saxophone beneath our window this morning (mostly "Happy Birthday" over and over) before finally abandoning his post a few minutes ago. Hoping somehow this is a good omen for 2019...
  10:17am sinner:

Avatar 10:18am Joe McG:

@SMS: Ha ha! It must be, since he wasn't playing "Sweet Child of Mine"!~
  10:26am melinda:

Happy Eve!
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

To you, too, melinda! All the best for 2019.
Avatar 10:27am fred:

Why would anyone be playing "Sweet Child of Mine" by now? (I'm emphatically not daring you, Joe)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am mb:

I'm curious Joe. How many instrumental versions of "Groovin'" have you come across? I'm a big fan of the one you use for your bed music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am mb:

There it is. Sweet segue
  10:34am Chi Bill:

Hey Joe! Thanks for Fifty Foot Hose!!! Recognized it immediately as something I probably last heard in '67 (i was 9), had no idea who Fly Free was, got their album cued up.
Avatar 10:37am Brian in UK:

Joe, this takes me back. Easter 1964?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am The Oscar:

THAT. IS. INCREDIBLE. (about the autograph). Also sad to hear about Honey's passing-- stumbled across some footage of them a while back and was blown away. I've always suspected Jello Biafra copped his vocal style from the singer of the Honeycombs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Michele:

Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

@Oscar: One of my great record collecting finds ever!
Avatar 10:39am Joe McG:

Hey, Michele! Happy New Year's Eve!
  10:40am paul:

Joe Meek. Not your average Joe.
  Swag For Life Member 10:40am tadpoles:

Great single Joe and great story!...is it on the "purple PYE" label. Sad to hear of another listing in the ever lasting Mojo obit. section.
  10:41am Listener Alexandra:

Happy last show of 2018, Joe! Thank you for doing your part towards making our airwaves better, happier, softer and always sweeter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am mauri:

Happy new year wfmuland!
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

Wow, thanks so much, Alex! Happy New Year to you! @tadpoles: It's actually a bit more burgundy-ish.
Avatar 10:44am fred:

@paul: The station doesn't deal in average Joes. Yet there seems to be a growing supply of them
  10:45am paul:

@fred. So true.
Avatar 10:46am Joe McG:

You guys are swell. Thanks for listening and commenting all year long....
Avatar 10:47am Marc Francis:

Happy New Year Joe! Thanks for all the great music and all the other work you do on the WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am The Oscar:

I was really hoping the game of "Post Office" would just consist of meticulously sorting packages and waiting in line.
  10:50am paul:

Speaking of Joes, this sounds like Joe Tex.
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

Appreciate that, Marc, thanks! @paul: Agree!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Nulsh:

Marc Francis, top Oor Wullie pic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am The Oscar:

The same year as Devo's version!
  10:55am paul:

Mo Moe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am steveo:

So you be my Marianne, and I'll be your Yoko
Let's bury the hatchet like the Beatles
The Beatles and the Stones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Aaron Working In Newark:

Great show today Joe
Avatar 10:58am Marc Francis:

@Nulsh: Thanks!
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

Thanks, Aaron! Having a good time as always!
  10:58am melinda:

Haven't heard In the Mood in ages!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am TheLoneliestMonk:

Hey JoeMac: any chance we could hear some funkzilla to ring out the old year?
was thinking about bootsy collins this morning for some reason...
Avatar 11:03am Marc Francis:

  11:03am brb:

YES YMG!!! Thanks Jow
  11:04am paul:

They just don't make good music anymore. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am steveo:

I've never heard them en.wikipedia.org...
  11:06am Robin Eisgrau:

I do like Robert Plant's solo songs. Thanx for playing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am G:

Hehe ... Disenchantment Evening..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Remember to hit up the post office for more stamps soon. Rates go up to 55¢ come 1/27/2019.
  11:09am paul:

If they re-issue the Advertising album, I hope they spell it right. Just kidding, Joe. Happy new year! Thanks for 52 weeks of great music.
  11:12am melinda:

Yay, Bobbie set!
Avatar 11:13am Brian in UK:

Eight CDs, not quite into Sandy Denny volumes yet. Trying to remember the TV series over here.
  11:13am holland oats:

Wtf is this song about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am The Oscar:

When you said Bobbie Gentry had a TV show my first thought was that it was a dramatic series-- like, Bobbie plays a down-home southern cop who somehow gets assigned to swinging London. I'd probably pay serious money to see that.
  11:15am paul:

Comparing life to a merry-go-round.
  11:17am melinda:

@Oscar haha
Avatar 11:18am Brian in UK:

Love the rhyme of pneumonia and 'phone yer.
  11:18am paul:

Gotta run. Wishing you all peace and happiness in 2019.
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

@Oscar: Ha! No, lost opportunity. She sang songs and had musical guests popular during that period.
Avatar 11:21am fred:

Thanks Joe for playing these Bobbie Gentry songs
Avatar 11:21am Joe McG:

My pleasure, fred. I know a lot of people haven't heard this box set, so I want to share some highlights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am TheLoneliestMonk:

pretty good article here:
Avatar 11:29am Joe McG:

Thanks, TLM, that's a nice article!
  11:30am melinda:

I love Apartment 21.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Nulsh:

Interesting stuff. Never actually listened to her. The midnight song was great.
  11:33am stuart troutman:

she wasn't much a singer, was she....
  Swag For Life Member 11:34am tadpoles:

Is "Niki Hoeky" on there Joe?
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@tadpoles: Yes, including a demo version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac: this lady sure got sick of the music biz, huh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

she wrote ALL her own stuff?
Avatar 11:38am Joe McG:

No, she would've liked to, but Capitol pushed her to record a lot of covers. She had good taste, though! This traditional song for example.
  Swag For Life Member 11:39am tadpoles:

Get hip to the consultation of the boolawee:


Avatar 11:39am fred:

Ouch, pricey stuff. Holiday gift-giving season means I'll have to wait, and probably forget about it
Avatar 11:40am Joe McG:

@fred: I got it on Cyber Monday at a substantial discount, so that helped!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Ken From Hyde Park:

I thought Faye wasn't on until 8PM tonight.
Avatar 11:43am Joe McG:

@Ken: Ha! I'm playing her bed music!
  11:44am Cooh:

You had me Faye-fooled as well.
Avatar 11:46am Brian in UK:

Joe and everyone, have a positive New Year, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Nulsh:

I love John Fahey! Went through a phase of listening to him all day. Bought what ever I could get my hands on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeMac: gettin' ready to sign off?
here's to a happy healthy new year to you, and my extended 'FMU crew
Avatar 11:50am duke:

Love this Orioles tune. Great version
HNY to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Roger:

Avatar 11:52am Joe McG:

Bad sax alert! :)
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks, everybody, and have a very happy 2019!
  11:55am melinda:

Thanks Joe!
  Swag For Life Member 11:57am tadpoles:

Looking forward to all the 2019 shows. Happy New Year Joe et al. Cheers.
  11:57am Roberto:

Happy new-new Joe and co.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am steveo:

thanks joe happy new year! lovely show!
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