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Turning over the toy box and jamming together the gloriously mismatched musical Lincoln Logs, Legos and Tinker Toys from Tin Pan Alley pluggers, pickled egg tavern weepers, lockstep soul ensembles, skinny-tie power poppers, Eurotrash ravers, moontanned art school rockers, drunken soccer anthems and anything else that seems like a good idea at the time. There are no guilty pleasures.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Uncle Michael  Hinky Dinky Time Open   Options          
Chuck Berry  Promised Land   Options single (b/w Things I Used To Do)  Chess   1964  (From: Anthology)  0:04:16 (Pop‑up)
The Allman Brothers Band   In Memory of Elizabeth Reed   Options Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970  Epic/Legacy   2003    0:06:33 (Pop‑up)
The Monroes  What Do All The People Know   Options single (b/w Yamarock)  Alfa   1982  (From: Shake Some Action Vol 4 (USA))  0:19:32 (Pop‑up)
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars  The Owl   Options Borvis  Stretchy   2005    0:23:03 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Katz  Bar Mitzvah Special   Options Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs And Brisses  Capitol   1958    0:28:33 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Klezmorim 

De Zilberne Khasene = The Silver Wedding   Options

Streets Of Gold 



(From: First Recordings (1976-78)) 

0:31:18 (Pop‑up)
Godley & Creme   Welcome To Breakfast Television   Options single (b-side to Save A Mountain For Me)  Polydor   1982    0:37:54 (Pop‑up)
Dinah Washington   TV Is The Thing This Year   Options single (b-side to Fat Daddy)  Mercury   1953  (From: Joan Selects, Volume 13)  0:39:56 (Pop‑up)
Red Foley And The Cumberland Valley Boys   Television   Options shellac 10" (b-side to Ruby Red Lips)  Decca   1948  (From: Red Foley 1947-1949 Chronological Classics )  0:42:22 (Pop‑up)
The Louvin Brothers   Television Set   Options prev. unr.  n/a   unk.  (From: Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings (Modern Harmonic, 2018))  0:45:06 (Pop‑up)
Lowell Fulson  Television Blues   Options shellac 10" (b/w Don't You Hear Me Calling You)  Down Beat   1948  (From: Lowell Fulson 1948-1949 Chronological Classics )  0:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Joe Turner and His Blues Kings (feat. Elmore james)   TV Mama   Options shellac 10" (b/w Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop)  Atlantic   1953  (From: ABC of the Blues)  0:49:42 (Pop‑up)
Charlie  Watching T.V.   Options Lines  Polydor   1978    0:52:24 (Pop‑up)
Harry Nilsson  Kojak Columbo   Options Duit on Mon Dei  RCA Victor   1975    0:55:49 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello  Watching the Detectives   Options My Aim Is True  Stiff   1977    0:58:55 (Pop‑up)
Dave Edmunds  Television   Options Tracks On Wax 4  Swan Song   1978    1:02:32 (Pop‑up)
Kursaal Flyers  Television Generation   Options single (b/w Revolver)  CBS   1977  (From: In for a Spin: The Best of the Kursaal Flyers)  1:05:38 (Pop‑up)
The Dictators  Sleepin' With The TV On   Options Manifest Destiny  Asylum   1977    1:08:04 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Hans Hatter And His Orchestra 

Close Crop   Options

Hans Hatter And His Orchestra 

Mozart Edition  


(From: Test Card Music 7) 

1:12:17 (Pop‑up)
Boston  Don't Look Back   Options Don't Look Back  Epic   1978    1:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Electric Light Orchestra  Ma-Ma-Ma Belle   Options single (b/w Oh No Not Susan)  United Artists   1973    1:21:53 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Pretzel Logic   Options Pretzel Logic  ABC   1974    1:25:18 (Pop‑up)
Sonny & Cher   When You Say Love   Options single (b/w Crystal Clear / Muddy Waters)  Kapp   1972    1:29:39 (Pop‑up)
Cleaners From Venus   Be An Idiot Pop Star   Options On Any Normal Monday  Man At The Off Licence   1982    1:31:59 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Charlie Musselwhite, Colin Linden  

Dear Prudence   Options

The Blues "White Album" 




1:35:20 (Pop‑up)
Neil Diamond   Play Me   Options single (b/w Porcupine Pie)  Uni   1972  (From: Play Me: The Complete Uni Studio Recordings...Plus)  1:39:38 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  I Love My Shirt   Options Barabajagal  Epic   1969    1:43:14 (Pop‑up)
Vox  Wah Wah   Options n/a  n/a   unk.    1:46:25 (Pop‑up)
George Harrison   Wah-Wah   Options All Things Must Pass  Apple   1970    1:49:06 (Pop‑up)
Hudson Brothers  Lover Come Back To Me   Options Totally Out Of Control  The Rocket Record Company   1974    1:54:32 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Double Dozen Orchestra 

Hedgehog   Options

Amphonic AMPS 0125 Let Me Call You Swinger 

Amphonic Music Ltd  



1:57:08 (Pop‑up)
Lee Elia & Grant Green   Ease Back   Options prev. unr.  HDT   2019    2:00:58 (Pop‑up)
Joe Cuba Sextet  El Pito (I'll Never Go Back to Georgia)   Options single (b/w Arecibo)  Tico   1966  (From: Crooklyn [Original Soundtrack] Volume 1)  2:04:19 (Pop‑up)
Sonido Gallo Negro  La Danza de los Jibaros   Options Cumbia Salvaje  Grabaxiones Alicia   2011    2:09:46 (Pop‑up)
Guadalupe Plata  Funeral De John Fahey   Options Guadalupe Plata (2013)  Everlasting   2013    2:12:35 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar  Kamane Tarhanin   Options Ilana: The Creator  Sahel Sounds   2019    2:14:44 (Pop‑up)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard   The Wheel   Options Gumboot Soup  Flightless   2017    2:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Lizard People   Options single (b-side to In The Back Of My Mind )  Warner Bros.   1990    2:25:11 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Bud Sherman And His Music, Orchestra + Singers Harry West  

Happy Worker   Options

Comes-Pop-Music Vol.: 3 




2:29:49 (Pop‑up)
The Everly Brothers  Carolina In My Mind   Options single (b/w My Little Yellow Bird)  Warner Bros./Seven Arts   1969  (From: Lost Jukebox Volume 052)  2:34:38 (Pop‑up)
Milo Twins  Ain't It Hard (To Love the One That Don't Love You)   Options single (b-side to Quit Treatin' Me Mean)  Decca   1939  (From: Milo Twins 1939-1947 Chronological Classics )  2:37:39 (Pop‑up)
Marty Robbins With Ray Conniff & His Orchestra  Stairway Of Love   Options single (b/w Just Married)  Columbia   1958  (From: The Singing Gunfighter)  2:40:37 (Pop‑up)
Pee Wee King And His Band  I Don't Mind   Options single (b-side to Busybody)  RCA Victor   1952  (From: Pee Wee King 1951-1952 Chronological Classics )  2:42:40 (Pop‑up)
Professor Harold Boggs & the Boggettes   I Prayed and He Healed Me   Options single (b/w I Recommend The Lord)  Nashboro   1960  (From: Nashboro - I Heard the Angels Singing)  2:45:08 (Pop‑up)
The Schooners  Viddly Biddly Baby   Options single (b/w Schooner Blues)  Ember   1958  (From: Get A Job: The Ember Records Story 1956 - 1962)  2:47:26 (Pop‑up)
Reunion  Just Say Goodbye   Options single (b/w Living Together, Growing Together)  Bell   1972  (From: Lost Jukebox - Volume 39)  2:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Violent Femmes  Rejoice And Be Happy   Options Freak Magnet  Beyond   2000    2:52:20 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Fleetwood Mac  

Albatross   Options

single (b/w Jigsaw Puzzle Blues) 

Blue Horizon  



2:54:29 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm annie:

  12:03pm dan:

Good afternoon everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Rich in Washington:

Howdy, UM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Funky16Corners:

Yo, Yo, and (surprisingly) Yo...
  12:04pm rw:

  12:05pm Listener Robert:

I'm imagining one of those rides as being in front of a Hinky Dinky Supermart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Jeff Golick:

How'd you make a GIF of me at work.
Avatar 12:08pm Roberto:

Welcome back, unceleh!
  12:08pm rw:

Is it weird that the thing I notice is that the chair seems to be spinning around in the clown's crotch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Uncle Michael:

annie! dan! Rich! Larry! rw! robert! Jeff! Roberto!
Avatar 12:08pm Jeff Moore:

Do you get the feeling they just kind of gave up on scansion while shoehorning words into that today's "My Home Town"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Funky16Corners:

I just like that she included the Dismal Swamp
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Jeff Golick:

@Jeff M: I kinda expected to hear expletive-laden studio chatter after they cut that one.
  12:13pm dan:

The closest thing to me seeing the Allman Brothers in concert was Gregg Allman making a surprise appearance at an Elton John show at MSG in 2011.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Lewis:

very nice segue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Jeff Golick:

The thing that's grabbing me about today's GIF is that she's wearing Nike sneakers, which puts in in the 1970s at the earliest. Everything else about the image suggests (to me) that it's much older.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Uncle M & dinklets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

  12:16pm dan:

@Jeff Golick
It's probably photoshopped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Funky16Corners:

Nice Aquarius quote!
Avatar 12:17pm Jeff Moore:

Was that a little "Age of Aquarius" quotation I heard slipped in there, or did I get too much of the brown acid?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Jeff Golick:

@dan: Ah. Yeah. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm chresti:

Hello Dinks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

You and Larry are on the same acid, Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

Hinky Dinky had no musical ferris wheel. It had a horse.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Rich in Washington:

@Jeff Golick: brings to mind small town America before homogenization via the Culture Industry: you could look at pics from backwater towns and have a difficult time placing them by decade. I remember the town I went to kindergarten and grade school in the very early 70s and everyone looked exactly like they were in the 1950s. Kids in homemade clothes, those shaved head haircuts. LIke a weird pocket untouched by modern times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm coelacanth∅:

probably not photoshopped. seeing something like that in the 70s would not have surprised me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm annie:

well, damn.... i've done drunk up all my elevenses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

and it's hours till your tea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Jeff Golick:

Well, that was a quote of a different kind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm coelacanth∅:

rw i noticed that too (12.08) but i decided they did that so the creep's, er, clown's face was not obscured.

what get's me is her happy, obviously having the time of her Life face.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, what happened?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Funky16Corners:

Ahhhhhh...LOVE this song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Pedro in Arlington:

Wow, haven't heard this Monroes classic in decades. Uncle Michael is king.
  12:23pm dan:

New Jersey rock meets new wave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Funky16Corners:

Weird looking band, too. There's a clip of them on the Merv Griffin Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

That clip is great.
Avatar 12:25pm Roberto:

The people don't know jack! Present company excepted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

  12:28pm dan:

I feel like I'm at a Bar-Mitxvah.
  12:29pm dan:

Avatar 12:29pm Roberto:

Gettin' down with your roots, UM?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Jeff Golick:

@Rich (@ 12:19): yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Franco Twinkie:

Mornin' Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

  12:31pm dan:

Now it's a Bar Mitzvah.
Avatar 12:32pm Roberto:

Oof, that last bris was a doozy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm doctorjazz:

Love this Mickey Katz!
Hi folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Franco Twinkie:

I love the animation! I have a painting I did of Kid Congo Powers sitting on the same ride when he was seventeen years old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Webhamster Henry:

There were plenty of older places still around in the 70s. The extremely creepy Catskill Game Farm was around until 2006 after 73 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm doctorjazz:

(Have this Klezmorim album...)
Avatar 12:34pm Jeff Moore:

  12:35pm frenchee:

Stream is sounding better! Thanks, Mickey....and UM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Webhamster Henry:

Ruth Underwood can play mallets as fast as that .
Avatar 12:36pm Jeff Moore:

Definitely dug The Owl. I'm a sucker for high lonesome clarinet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Howdy, hey, folx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Franco Twinkie:

Yeah, Ruth was dynamite. Kid Congo and I saw Ruth bash that thing back in the day a few times.
  12:39pm Listener Robert:

Oof, this was the first I heard of Frank O'Toole's passing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

WFMU has had some big losses in the past year or so. I guess that's the risk of having such an extensive radio family. More to love, more to lose. But worth the love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Rich in Washington:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Lewis:

damn dude - those be some BIG words...
  12:40pm Listener Robert:

He was either the first or the second DJ I heard on WFMU.
  12:41pm dan:

We go from Klezmer to 2 Jews from Britain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Rich in Washington:

Godley & Creme!
Love them so much! I can't believe I've never heard this track before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Uncle Michael:

Henry! frenchee! Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Funky16Corners:

This is wild!
  12:43pm frenchee:

OOOH, DINAH. growly scratchy.
Avatar 12:44pm Roberto:

No way this TV thing is gonna last.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Is Stan Freberg's Television in this set?
  12:46pm Listener Robert:

UM, how did you hear about FXO's death?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

Sorry, Henry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Uncle Michael:

FMU internal grapevine, Robert.
  12:48pm spodiodi:

Happy Friday, UM, Hinky Dinky listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Franco Twinkie:

I agree Michael, The Allman brothers were in a class by themselves once. I saw them at The Hollywood Bowl in 1972, and yes they did in Memory of Elizibeth Reed which always made me think about what kind of woman would inspire such a moody song, and did she die or just give him the boot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Webhamster Henry:

I was wondering if you'd get to TV Mama!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Uncle Michael:


  12:54pm dan:

You should play Procol Harum's "T.V. Caesar"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm The Oscar:

Afternoon! Not sure I'm following the innuendo on this Joe Turner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

Tribute to Sid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

  12:55pm Listener Robert:

Thanks, UM. I see he had a fill-in just last August; come to think of it, I think I caught at least part of that live.

Retrospectively funny comment on that show by Jeezy about Ken Nordine, whom FXO played: "Holy Crap! And he's still alive! But he's 98..." IIRC Ken Nordine passed not long after that, and now so has FXO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm coelacanth∅:

Franco i'm surprised if you don't know the story!
he didn't know anyone named elizabeth reed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Franco Twinkie:

Television Set by The Cramps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Rich in Washington:

Ruh roh!
Avatar 12:56pm Roberto:

curse ye, fakakta drummer stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm The Oscar:

...did Charlie change the channel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

we got dropouts?
  12:57pm dan:

Glad to see I'm not the only one having the issue.
  12:57pm dan:

It keeps shifting to the Drummer Stream without warning.
Avatar 12:58pm Roberto:

Oy to the vey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Kojak Kojac Kojac Columbo!
  12:59pm Listener Robert:

The reason I can't remember whether Frank O'Toole was the first or second WFMU DJ I heard is that I started listening to his and Pat Duncan's programs about the same time.
Avatar 1:00pm Roberto:

I remember an actor joking at an Emmys ceremony in the late '70s about all the similar-sounding detective shows. Kojak, Banacek...there were more but I can't remember.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm The Oscar:

Years ago I found a year-end issue of Time from sometime in the '80s where they asked different celebrities about things they loved from the year, and Nilsson had a blurb about just indiscriminately watching hours and hours of TV. I wish I could find it, but the line I remember is "Sometimes I watch Roseanne just to see if it's any good."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Just saw "Wings of Desire" the other night, Peter Falk rules the world and the heavens in that film. Nilsson rules everything else.
  1:01pm spodiodi:

Who Do You Want to Be? by Oingo Boingo might work here too
  1:01pm dan:

As great as "Wings of Desire" is, Wim Wenders' magnum opus will always be "Paris, Texas"
  1:02pm frenchee:

Ah yes, Pat Duncan! A gateway show for me, as were the Hound and Bill Kelly. And Bob Brainen. And Wild Girl. And now I am extra-sad for the loss of Frank O'Toole. He came later, a bit of an acquired taste.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

dan: "Paris, Texas" haunts me to my marrow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm The Oscar:

For the longest time I thought Elvis was saying "Cut THE baby taking off her clothes," which, combined with the line about dragging the lake, struck me as some utterly chilling imagery. I was a little disappointed when I learned I was mistaken.
Avatar 1:02pm Roberto:

Griffin and Phoenix -- the end-of-life romance between Peter Falk and Jill Clayburgh that traumatized me as a child. Who remembers?
  1:04pm dan:

It's such an amazing drama. Raw and realistic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm The Oscar:

"I Had Sex on TV" by Barnes & Barnes would be a solid deep cut.
Avatar 1:05pm still b/p:

Remember Falk smashing windshields in frustrated grief...right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Uncle Michael! Plans for Kansas are congealing like a shmoo aspic. I'll be in Lawrence the fourth week of June, and i hope you and i can meet up in Topeka for a frozen custard or some such treat.
  1:05pm dan:

I knew it was Dave Edmunds before his name even popped up.
Avatar 1:06pm Roberto:

Yeah that sounds familiar, the windshield smashing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm spodiodi:

can't go wrong with Barnes & Barnes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Uncle Michael:

4th wk of June might work out, GST.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Franco Twinkie:

I Am The Slime by The Mothers.
Avatar 1:08pm Roberto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

A lot of great ones I shoulda thought of!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm spodiodi:

i heard it too Roberto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

But the real question is will Billy Joel appear in this TV set?
  1:11pm dan:

Beat me to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm coelacanth∅:

s b/p (@1.05) you mean in a movie role, right?
...or are you thinking of that dipshit Jack Nicholson? (who's smashing of windshield was just aggressive childishness, not grief)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm annie:

peter falk was an unsung hero of film and screen..such an unstated guy..humble, imo
  1:11pm Mark R:

Sorry to hear about Frank--I loved those mash-ups he used to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Michael 98145:

we don't need no tv right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm The Oscar:

You could probably do a weekly show of nothing but TV songs and keep it going for a good long while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Uncle Michael:

Mark! Michael!
Avatar 1:14pm still b/p:

The other day my neighbor gave me a nice flat-screen TV he didn't use enough to hold onto. Now it sits on the floor below a huuuge CRT set. Both are off, but two televisions are before me as I listen.
  1:14pm mauri:

Hey there Uncle Michael! have a pizza everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm coelacanth∅:

oh no Michael you were right the first time. it would be almost impossible to do a set of tv-related pop songs without taking it too far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm annie:

switching stream is nowhappening
  1:17pm rw:

Franco, quit messing with the remote
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Michael 98145:

some day i would like to taste a Real Jersey tomato ...
  1:21pm Dean:

I know the guy who engineered this Boston tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Franco Twinkie:

I'm sorry RW, I stepped on it while I was putting on my pants.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm coelacanth∅:

you have threatened to play boston, haven't you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm spodiodi:

worth the drive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Jeff Golick:

Unironic (and regionally-based) love of Boston.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

mauri! Dean!
  1:22pm dan:

I stopped listening to my commercial radio station so that I can avoid listening to the same Boston, Blue Oyster Cult and Aerosmith songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

Might as well go back to 'em.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm coelacanth∅:

i only have a pot garden on my porch now (pots, not herbs that some people call "pot" for some stupid reason) and i've put my sage back outside. the rosemary didn't make it and i haven't bought/sowed anything else yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Pedro in Arlington:

ELO scratches a blistering 2019 itch that never even existed in the 1970s.
  1:25pm dan:

ELO featuring Marc Bolan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm coelacanth∅:

there is a place for a garden way back there -already fenced-off and maybe i'll make a hangout garden. i wouldn't eat anything that grows there.
  1:26pm Dean:

Earth Quake does a great live version of Ma-Ma-Ma Belle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm annie:

the stream keeps flipping...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Doug Schulkind:

I am now at work and can't monitor audibly. So the stream is still hiccuping then? Dang it!
  1:29pm dan:

Does anyone know the meaning behind the term "Pretzel Logic"?
  1:29pm Dean:

More than hiccuping now. It's dropping all the way into the regular stream for several seconds at a time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm coelacanth∅:

think about a pretzel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

This switching is pretty jarring.
Avatar 1:31pm still b/p:

I assume it means twisted/knotted logic. Maybe saltyyyyy!

I was trying recently to remember the better places to buy records in Boston -- the places we'd stop at periodically to browse -- back in the day of the music in this set. The Coop, early Strawberries...what were the others? Any current or former Boston area people recall the main and better sellers? This would be before Newbury Comics.
  1:32pm Listener Robert:

Think about PRETZEL-SHAPED pretzels, not stick-shaped ones, nor the O shapes I saw once in salteds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Doug Schulkind:

The Great Poobah is aware of the problem and is working on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm coelacanth∅:

Michael @1.20 upstate-ish ny tomatoes easily as good! just have to grow a good (preferably heirloom) variety and don't pick it until it's completely ripe -if the critters haven't eaten it by then, which they probably have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Uncle Michael:

Hopey! still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Jeff Golick:

Was Salem, MA's Record Exchange around then, @still b/p? God, Strawberries. There was one at Downtown Crossing, iirc?
  1:33pm dan:

Sonny Bono sounds like Bob Dylan on this number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Jeff Golick:

Geez, is that where "When you say Bud..." comes from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm The Oscar:

@still b/p I worked for many years at Planet Records, which has been going since 1983 (albeit in a few different locations). Stereo Jack's and Cheapo are still around too, and I think so are Skippy White's and Looney Tunes (though the latter has blinked in and out of existence a few times in recent years).
Avatar 1:35pm Henry:

feel so ignorant that i didn't know S&C sang the Bud song
  1:35pm dan:

Sometimes I can't tell which song UM is playing and what's on the Drummer stream.
  1:35pm Alex Illinois:

I never knew that song was a love song before it was a beer Ad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Uncle Michael:

Henry! Alex!
Avatar 1:37pm still b/p:

Didn't make it to Salem back then. There were a few then several Strawberries scattered around, sometimes selling new releases for $3.99.

Skippy White's was a Mass. Ave landmark, but I never was in there until I got a gift certificate many after my younger music shopping days, which were mostly in mid 70s.
  1:37pm dan:

One of the best bits from The Simpsons' classic era about a man coming out of a coma:

So do "Sonny and Cher" still have that dumb show?
No, she won an Oscar and he's a Congressman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

That Sonny and Cher song was used for a beer commercial.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Jeff Golick:

@still b/p; @The Oscar: were In Your Ear and Second Coming around that long ago? I recall them from the late 80s, I think.
  1:38pm Listener Robert:

Add me to the list of those who didn't know the Budweiser jingle wasn't original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Uncle Michael, you rock us all when you perform with Hoof and Mouth. All the glory with none of the shrekky touring schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

I haven't been able to find out who wrote that Sonny and Cher song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Just found an interesting article about the Bud song that brings Led Zeppelin into the fray: www.chicagotribune.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm The Oscar:

@JG I'll admit that I wasn't around back then, but I did learn a lot of the record store lore during my Planet days. In Your Ear is still swinging (in two locations!), Second Coming shut down in probably '04 or '05 (not long after I got to the city).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Jeff Golick:

More on the Bud jingle (pardon the length):
SIEGEL: Steve Karmen informally crowned himself the king of jingles. Although, there are other pretenders to that throne. He was a childhood pal of singer Bobby Darin. In the 1950s, he played with Darin in a band. Both attended The Bronx High School of Science. Karmen played saxophone and guitar. And then he was lured into the jingle business. And he had some very big clients.

KARMEN: The advertising agency in St. Louis that represented Budweiser had a line. When you say Budweiser, you've said it all. And here's $1,500. And come back with a song.

SIEGEL: Which he did - heavy on the drums.


VALERIE SIMPSON: (Singing) When you say Bud, you've said a lot of things nobody else can say. When you say Bud, you've gone as far as you can go to get to the very best. When you say Bud, you've said the word that means you like to do it all.

KARMEN: The lead singer is Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson.

SIEGEL: Really?

KARMEN: Valerie wrote "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Let's Go Get Stoned," "Solid As A Rock." I mean, Valerie is a most prolific songwriter. But this was - you know, this is how she made a living before she did that.

SIEGEL: And all the music and the whole lyric?

KARMEN: Everything. I wrote the entire lyric. I did the orchestration. I'm, you know, a composer. I do my own productions, my own orchestrations. And that went on the air. And it ran for eight years with that lyric. (Singing) When you say Budweiser, you've said it all. And then the agency rewrote the lyric. (Singing) For all you do, this Bud's for you. And that has been on the air, basically, ever since in various different forms.

SIEGEL: How do you feel about that? I mean, this is your creation. This is your song. It's also a beer commercial. Do you feel as protective of it as if it were an aria in an opera that you did?

KARMEN: I do. I do. You know, the difference between a symphony and a jingle is symphony writers use more paper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

The takeaway,for those who want to stay right here: Led Zeppelin wrote "Fool in the Rain" in 1979 and, according to a band representative, the group "has no knowledge of the Budweiser commercial."

Even if the tunes sound similar, Karmen concurs that the band didn't rip him off. "If it was close enough, we would have sued," he said in a phone interview. That's not a bluff. In 1970, he sued the writers of "When You Say Love," a similar-sounding Sonny and Cher single, and won the right to future royalties.
Avatar 1:43pm still b/p:

Don't think so those places were from my period, Jeff.
Bugging me that I can't recall the few other familiar joints. I remember when Strawberries was the newcomer. I was gone years before Tower showed up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Jeff Golick:

Different epochs, I guess, @still b/p. My go tos were Newbury and Tower on Comm Ave. That was a day.
  1:45pm Dean:

"When You Say Love" by Jerry Foster and Bill Rice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

Evidently not...according to the court.
  1:47pm dan:

I'd like to see a rapper come up with creative lyrics like this Donovan song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Franco Twinkie:

I worked on the longest running Bud commercials in the history of television that had an already run into the ground pop song for the music and I swear I can't remember what the hell it was. The English Beat? Maybe.
  1:51pm dan:

In the back of my mind, I knew that George Harrison's "Wah-Wah" was going to follow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Fuzzy:

I was expecting White Room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Lizardner Dave Somethingorother:

Late with this but we too bought some tomato plants but it's been too chilly in the WFMU listening area to plant them yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Michael 98145:

Froggy - www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

  2:04pm Dean:

Shoot, this ain't nuthin'. I play Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" loudly and proudly around my kids. Even urge them to sing along.
  2:05pm dan:

This is on par with the Buddy Rich tapes.
Avatar 2:05pm geezerette:

whole lotta fkin' goin' on.
Avatar 2:05pm still b/p:

The changes are multi-fold.
The discussion is multi-fuck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Fuzzy:

Red Sox fan here -- I feel ya, bro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Jeff Golick:

Somewhere, Earl Weaver nods in appreciation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Uncle Michael:

Cubs are doing fine in 2019. Not so much in 1983.
Avatar 2:11pm geezerette:

UM !
other people !
  2:11pm dan:

If I was Lee Elia and I had Bill Buckner on my team, I'd be screaming loudly.
Avatar 2:20pm TDK60:

Hello, got here in time for some Saharan sounding stuff. I'm rarely here due to circumstances beyond my control.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Uncle Michael:

TDK! It takes a 180 to archive this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm The Oscar:

Fleetwood Icke.
  2:28pm dan:

This is Fleetwood Mac's version of Steve Reich's "It's Gonna Rain".
Avatar 2:35pm TDK60:

Today is (was) Pete Seeger's birthday. (1919)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm Michael 98145:

It is sort of amusing the Spanish word for recording is, in fact, Grab Ass eYON ...
Avatar 2:37pm Roberto:

The Spanish word for this is JODER
Avatar 2:38pm Roberto:

The stream dropout, that is.
  2:39pm dan:

The stream has to drop when the good songs are on.
  2:43pm Dean:

Gotta say I'm getting a kick out of these fleeting technical issues. Would love it if a DJ would compile a bunch of them over the years as a premium, but I suspect there's no revisiting them.
Avatar 2:47pm Jeff Moore:

Sorry about this infuriating dropout nonsense! I'd be tearing my hair out if I had enough.

I'm not hearing any issues with streams originating in Jersey City and passing through the same public stream server hardware and software as this one – but we've clearly been having connectivity nightmares along the paths from Pittsburgh and Topeka.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Uncle Michael:

Do those two paths converge before JC?
Avatar 2:49pm still b/p:

Come on, Jesus, make the tech-sick well.
Avatar 2:50pm Jeff Moore:

JC isn't even involved when you feed a stream live. You go directly to a server in Manhattan, and thence to listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Uncle Michael:

OK, between Topeka and Pittsburgh...and Manhattan?
Avatar 2:54pm geezerette:

Thanks, UM! Happy trails to you!
Avatar 2:55pm Jeff Moore:

Yep. And what paths those connections take depend on the peering arrangements agreed to by your ISPs, and by our server provider.
  2:57pm dan:

Even with the broadcast fallouts, great show UM.
Avatar 2:58pm Jeff Moore:

Yes, great show! And we'll have the archive!
  2:58pm Dave in St Albans UK:

Hi Jeff and everyone! Stream good in the UK. Great show BTW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, @UM!
Avatar 3:00pm Jeff Moore:

Ooh, Dave – have you been listening the whole time? Because that would be an interesting wrinkle if there were no dropouts for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks everyone!
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