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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Peter Schickele and His Orchestra  Rain   Options Good-Time Ticket  Vanguard  1969  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bud Shank  Flying   Options Magical Mystery  World Pacific  1968  LP      0:07:12 (Pop‑up)
The Sound Symposium  Mac Arthur Park   Options Contemporary Composers Interpreted  Dot  1969  LP      0:10:39 (Pop‑up)
The 5th Dimension  Dreams/Pax/Nepenthe   Options The Magic Garden  Soul City  1967  LP      0:14:54 (Pop‑up)
Lalo Schifrin  How to Open at Will the Most Beautiful Window   Options There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On  Dot  1968  LP      0:17:57 (Pop‑up)
Pisano & Ruff  Everybody's Talkin'   Options Under the Blanket  A&M  1970  LP      0:20:56 (Pop‑up)
April Orchestra  Somebody's On My Mind   Options The Lounge of Failure: Strength Through Failure with Fabio's 2019 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2019  CD-R      0:24:07 (Pop‑up)
Magnetic Fields  I Think I Need a New Heart   Options 69 Love Songs  Merge  1999  CD  20 years young    0:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Advance Base  Either You Don't Love Me or I Don't Love You   Options Tomorrow's Homes Today EP  Ordinal  2019  CD    *   0:41:46 (Pop‑up)
Peter Gabriel  The Book of Love   Options Scratch My Back  Real World  2010  CD      0:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Stew  The Stepford Lives   Options Guest Host  The Telegraph Company  2000  CD      0:47:34 (Pop‑up)
Kishi Bashi  Angeline   Options Omoiyari  Joyful Noise  2019  CD    *   0:51:34 (Pop‑up)
Shintaro Sakamoto feat. Eddie Coleman  Boat   Options single  Caroline  2019  MP3    *   0:56:22 (Pop‑up)
Daisies  Just Yesterday   Options What Are You Waiting For?  K  2019  LP    *   1:01:02 (Pop‑up)
Mumbly  Demain   Options Seven Summers: International Pop Volume Two  Kindercore  1998  CD      1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Rolf Hansen  Gisela   Options Elektrisk Guitar  Karaoke Kalk  2019  CD    *   1:09:16 (Pop‑up)
His Name Is Alive  Something About Hope   Options All the Mirrors in the House  Disciples  2019  LP  home recordings from the early '80s  *   1:12:33 (Pop‑up)
MIchael Morley  Cease the Four Winds (excerpt)   Options Heavens Idleness Awaits  Thin Wrist Recordings  2019  LP    *   1:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Bill Direen  Friends   Options A Memory of Others Original Sound Track  Sophomore Lounge  2019  LP    *   1:18:50 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Ayers  This Song Isn't Called Anything   Options What More Can I Say...  Reel Recordings  2008  CD  early '70s private recording    1:21:31 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of singles all in a neat and tidy row
Dave and Ansil Collins  Double Barrel (Instrumental)   Options single  Big Tree  1971  45      1:34:10 (Pop‑up)
Clive Langer & the Boxes  It's All Over Now   Options single  F Beat  1980  45      1:36:26 (Pop‑up)
Roosevelt Grier  Bad News   Options single  AGP  1969  45      1:39:31 (Pop‑up)
Act I  Tom the Peeper   Options single  Spring  1973  45      1:42:58 (Pop‑up)
Chi Chi Liah  Proud Mary   Options single  Dureco Benelux  1983  45      1:45:27 (Pop‑up)
Chris Stamey and the dB's  (I Thought) You Wanted to Know   Options single  Car  1978  45      1:49:24 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Bush  I Can Feel You in His Arms   Options single  Stop  1968  45      1:52:42 (Pop‑up)
Sonny & Cher  I Got You Babe   Options   ATCO  1965  45      1:55:17 (Pop‑up)
Story Corner: Songs that tell stories
David Bowie  The Laughing Gnome   Options Historia de la Musica Rock: David Bowie  Decca  1981  LP  From 1967    2:08:47 (Pop‑up)
Tony Joe White  Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll   Options The Train I'm On  Warner Bros.  1972  LP      2:11:11 (Pop‑up)
Tom T. Hall  Salute to a Switchblade   Options Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits  Mercury  1972  LP      2:16:02 (Pop‑up)
Wanda Jackson  No Wedding Bells for Joe   Options The Best of the Classic Capitol Singles  Omnivore Recordings  2013  CD  From 1957    2:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Tom Rush  Diamond Joe   Options Got a Mind to Ramble  Prestige Folklore  1963  LP      2:21:55 (Pop‑up)
The Cartwright Brothers  Utah Carroll   Options When I Was a Cowboy: Songs of Cowboy Life  Morning Star  1984  LP  From 1927    2:24:51 (Pop‑up)
U.S. Radio Band  Silver Hannah   Options Don't Touch That Dial  ABC  1976  LP      2:27:41 (Pop‑up)
Harry Chapin  The Mayor of Candor Lied   Options On the Road to Kingdom Come  Elektra  1976  LP      2:31:19 (Pop‑up)
Rod Stewart  The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)   Options A Night on the Town  Warner Bros.  1976  LP      2:39:32 (Pop‑up)
John D. Loudermilk  No Playing in the Snow Today   Options John D. Loudermilk Sings A Bizarre Collection of the Most Unusual Songs  RCA Victor  1966  LP      2:45:44 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am annie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Krys O.:

Howdy, Joe! The singer of White Plains was Tony Burrows and their hit was My Baby Loves Lovin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Krys O.:

Tony Burrows had a great legacy: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am pantz:

G'morning Joe and Surface Dwellers
  9:10am robyn and 6-yr old mini glistener ajax:

morning from kutztown pa hi joe! love hearing that pa love lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am The Oscar:

Mornin'! This is real nice, right here.
Avatar 9:11am Snoochienucci:

yip yip yip, good morning!
  9:11am Brendan:

I’m hear for the full Joe McGasko Experience. Nice delicate music box song intro. Kinda need that Monday mourning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Krys O.:

Ah, PDQ Bach.
  9:13am Andrea in Jersey City:

I like this song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am fleep:

Greetings, Joe and everyone on the bus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am steveo:

good morning; iirc this is the only song with a songwriting credit of all 4 beatles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Webhamster Henry:

I went to summer camp near Wilkes-Barre .. at least we had to fly into the Scranton Airport!
  9:15am Brendan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am annie:

i wonder if there are archived shows of schickele mix available..
Avatar 9:16am Lixiviated Life:

Can you please play an entire show of orchestral Beatles.
I'm saying please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Mick:

@Krys O: Nice
Avatar 9:17am Joe McG:

Good morning, radio friends, and welcome to today's show. Don't leave your cake out in the rain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Webhamster Henry:

Oh man, I'm teleported to elevators past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning all. But this tune. Ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am EG_Astro:

Good morning everyone - what are the lyrics to song...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am EG_Astro:

oh nope nevermind, i think I am thinking of weird al's jurassic park!
Avatar 9:19am Lixiviated Life:

well... ok then.
This will do nicely as well.
Like im in an elevator time machine back to 1970 (ish)
Avatar 9:19am Mikula:

This is making me so happy!!!!
  9:19am Last White Rhino:

Hey Joe, thanks for making me cry with this rendition of McGasko Park .
Avatar 9:21am HarktheUmpire:

Streaming this radio show to help break in my new amp speakers.
Avatar 9:21am HarktheUmpire:

And finding out that guitar speakers were not designed for the job
Avatar 9:22am HarktheUmpire:

Still enjoying the show though. Hi everyone!
  9:22am Brendan:

I left a cake out in the rain in the park one time . Hobos ate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am The Oscar:

"There's a Whole Lot of Lalo Schifrin Goin' On" might be my new favorite album title ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am The Oscar:

(Just realized I misread it, and the real title is even better!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am annie:

i want to announce that i am not at all impressed with this bluetooth speaker i bought.. too much distortion and watery sounds coming from it. i left the user guide home...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am steveo:

Anybody ever listen to Peter Schickele's public radio show, "Schickele's Mix"? I recall hearing it in the early 00's and thought it was great. (Unfortunately no audio archives are available, AFAICT.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am steveo:

(side note, OMG, it's almost 2020)
  9:27am Last White Rhino:

I think I'm having a Calgon moment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Phillippe Bastille:

@Annie which one did you buy? I've found the UE Boom family quite satisfying and you can link a whole bunch of them together.
  9:27am chromaphone:

Dont think ive ever listened to your show before. Loving it!
  9:28am Brendan:

This set is an instant classic. McGasko in 2020!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am melinda:

@Oscar I remember seeing this album at Goodwill in the 80s and it was the first I'd heard of him.
  9:28am chromaphone:

Bluetooth kind of sucks imo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am melinda:

@Brendan I agree! This is the best way to start Monday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Webhamster Henry:

"Everybody's Talkin'" in their sleep!
Avatar 9:30am Re6ecca:

Great Everybody's Takin' cover!!!!
Avatar 9:30am Snoochienucci:

@joemcG i knew i recognized that cakey melody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am The Oscar:

So weird not hearing Fabio right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am listener Rey:

Hello Joe and my fellow elevator passengers. I have already clicky-starred this episode on the strength of your opening set
  9:32am Brendan:

World peace has broken out, blood pressure readings have dropped everywhere since this set started. Hey its Fabios bed music too!
Avatar 9:32am Re6ecca:

Will be hard to leave for work today, as I don't want to miss any of your show!!!
  9:32am V Priceless:

Theme from Fabio!
  9:32am Kat in Chicago:

First I thought I’d tuned into a Friendly Persuasion archive, and now I’m expecting to hear Fabio’s voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Webhamster Henry:

WFMU - your Easy Listening Station! Combined with Difficult Listening (™Laurie Anderson)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Mick:

@Steveo: Schickele Mix was fun - goofy humor and often good music and clever commentary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Webhamster Henry:

@Steveo you can at least get the playlists:
  9:34am Brendan:

We need some death metal about now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am steveo:

thanks, @wh; a transcript would probably be more fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am annie:

it's a sony, small round bomb-type. 50 bucks' worth.. i eventually looked on some forums.. not a great technology, overall..i'm taking it back to best buy
too bad about that S-Mix not being on archive. a clever clever fellow.. that show and "A Note to You" with roland nadeau.. favorite noon-time musical journeys.
Avatar 9:35am cuteCloud:

im here for this eez
  9:36am Kat in Chicago:

I am in fact still in my jammies, as I quit my job three weeks ago and don’t have a new one yet!
  9:36am SWIVS:

Avatar 9:36am HarktheUmpire:

working in my jammies (from home)
  9:37am Brendan:

Easy. Easy like Monday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am melinda:

I wish I had gotten Fabio's premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am annie:

my jammies have been replaced with a comfortable cotton slack[s]. running laundry and cleaning floors. thie pet-sit ends next wednesday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am The Oscar:

Is it weird that, when I think of Lalo Schifrin, the first score that leaps to my mind is "Class of 1984?"
  9:44am Kat in Chicago:

Story Corner today? I may not get out of my jammies for a while!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am adampsyche:

thanks for reminding me to put on pants!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am The Oscar:

*Braces for Santana's "Supernatural"*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am EG_Astro:

WOW. 20 years....
Avatar 9:45am Joe McG:

@oscar: That made me laugh!
  9:46am prudy:

wow, that long? Thanks Joe, it only makes me feel older than I am...How about the chicken song???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am melinda:

Feelin' old now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am annie:

LOVE this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Dominick:

so good
  9:47am prudy:

or happiest guy on the LES??
  9:47am Brendan:

Joe that delivery is mine . I sent you some Russian nesting boxes. There is a delicious caramel center in the innermost box. Surrounded by an outer crunchy chocolate shell.
Avatar 9:47am Re6ecca:

Love Stephin Merritt! Used to see him DJ at the Club House in NYC years ago!!! So much fun!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Webhamster Henry:

Mr. Merritt has appeared live on WFMU a number of times.
Avatar 9:47am Stashu:

Jammin in my jammies forever now. Oh a morning of joy and giggles this DJ delivers (us from evils).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am G:

Stephin Merritt hour. Excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am melinda:

69 Love Songs was my intro to Magnetic Fields and sparked my interest in free form radio when I heard All My Little Words on WGDR in Vermont.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am EG_Astro:

100,000 fireflies for this monday
  9:51am prudy:

wow initially sounded like Bowie..
Avatar 9:51am Re6ecca:

Wow, amazing set!!
Avatar 9:51am Joe McG:

SWIVS and Stashu in the house! Hi, everybody, thanks for tuning in today.
Avatar 9:51am Joe McG:

Late hi to Robyn and thanks for the sauce!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Good time to tune in! G'morning!
  9:52am chresti@ work@griffith Park ca:

  9:52am prudy:

pretty amazing songwriter that Mr. Merritt...
  9:52am Reno Dakota:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am sphere:

Avatar 9:53am thormagma:

This ones got me shedding a lil Monday morning tear :')
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Krys O.:

Haven't heard Stew in years. Thanks, Joe.
Avatar 9:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

I am greeting you.
All of you.
Avatar 9:56am cuteCloud:

hello vater :3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. I was surprised but delighted to find 69 Love Songs in our local library. Some time ago. How Long!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Phillippe Bastille:

No jammies here. As a work at homer, its either gym shorts and WFMU tee or sweats
  10:01am listener monica:

Avatar 10:05am HarktheUmpire:

Very nice.
Avatar 10:09am cuteCloud:

i'm into that shintaro sakamoto :9 they do a bunch of collabs wi devendra banhart?!
Avatar 10:09am Joe McG:

@cuteCloud: Is that right? I didn't know that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am joe:

'ello folks
Avatar 10:11am ben abs:

Yo Joe, rarely able to tune in on Mondays anymore, so especially happy to b here!
Avatar 10:13am Joe McG:

@ben: Glad you're able to be with me today! @Krys: BTW, thanks for the Tony Burrows correction. The mind is failing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am pantz:

This Mumbly reminds me a lot of Sneaker Pimps. I like.
  10:14am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning from Sandy Eggo, Joe!
Avatar 10:15am Joe McG:

Thanks again for gifting the station with coffee beans, Alexandra!
  10:15am Brendan:

Nicely curated show so far Joe. Melancholy suits the season’s change. Wish I was in an outdoor cafe drinking just a bit inappropriately early instead of work but this gets me there.
Avatar 10:18am βrian:

I've always like the name Gisela.
  10:18am Listener Alexandra:

My pleasure, Joe--glad my city's finest is helping keep ya'll going strong :-)
  10:18am Brendan:

Rolf. The other Hansen. Ask for it by name.
  10:20am avant reguard:

that rolf hansen track is beautiful, reminds me a little of jim o rourkes bad timing album mood wise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Brian in UK:

Is Lana Del Rey's album worth a listen, despite the confusing title.
  10:22am KP in DC:

Hello, Joe from DC, which is located in Alabama
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Krys O.:

My pleasure, Joe. Full disclosure: my brain is like Swiss cheese and I try a lot of mnemonic devices to remember trivia before looking up things. Once in a while things are clear and I feel elated, briefly.
Avatar 10:24am Joe McG:

@Krys: I've given up on remembering. Now I just have to remember not to talk about things I can't remember!
  10:24am Ashlea:

Fantastic set this morning. Thank you: double high fives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am sphere:

Excuse me, but who are you? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am pantz:

'meber you and me talkin' 'bout 'memberin'? 'Member?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am adampsyche:

hot damn how do you make the most consistently lower-your-blood-pressure playlists every monday. it's like exactly what monday mornings need.
Avatar 10:28am cuteCloud:

  10:28am V Priceless:

Yay Ayers
Avatar 10:28am Joe McG:

@adam: "Live Slow, Die Whenever" :)
  10:29am Mike Wolf:

All peaks today Joe, even the valleys hit new heights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am coelacanth∅:

speaking of talkover music...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am sphere:

@coelacanth0 - you're right!
  10:32am Brendan:

Joe I think Crystal Clear is the most loved and inquired about bed track on WFMU.
  10:32am Listener Robert:

Funny you write that, Adam, because I used to consider Liz Berg's "caffeinated" Monday morning shows to be just what Monday mornings needed. And then Irene Trudel would soothe us after noon.
  10:32am Kat in Chicago:

For the record, I am now wearing pants. I think it was the allusion to coffee above.
Avatar 10:33am βrian:

I miss Irene, especially since I'm almost exclusively a daytime listener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am adampsyche:

@Listener Robert I thought that her shows were on Wednesdays? I forget but I misssssss that show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am adampsyche:

i am very ok with whatever we get whenever we get it, and i am super ok with sunday morning reggae being a fixture. respect sunday morning reggae \o/
  10:37am Brendan:

Freedom’s just another word for a song not about anything . Nothing really.
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

@Kat: Excellent update!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Krys O.:

Thanks again for this Dave & Ansel Collins! Had this on a great LP comp. Sweet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Hughie Considine:

Pretty sure that opening "I am the magnificent" was used in one of Dickie Goodman's mash-up singles a la "Mr. Jaws."
Avatar 10:44am Linda Lee:

i did too, Krys! constant rotation in the mid 80s :-)
good morning!
Avatar 10:44am Joe McG:

@Krys: Odd to hear the instrumental version without the exhortations of either Dave or Ansil, but nice for variety!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Hughie Considine:

The one thing this song lacks is a bit of ... I don't what you'd call it. Winstanley-ness?
Avatar 10:46am βrian:

Rosey, hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Joe and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am The Oscar:

Can't hear Rosey Grier without picturing Ray Milland's head sewn onto his shoulder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Greg from ZONE 5:

@The Oscar: That goes double for me :D
Avatar 10:47am holland oats:

fun fact - this is actually ray milland's second head singing
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

@Oscar: A great thespian as well as vocalist.
Avatar 10:48am holland oats:

@oscar beat me!
Avatar 10:48am PKNY:

@The Oscar - If it's wasn't for "The Thing with Two Heads", we'd never have the Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" aka the hiphop national anthem --> www.vice.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am The Oscar:

@Joe And textile artist! www.crochetconcupiscence.com...
Avatar 10:50am Joe McG:

Renaissance man!
  10:50am MplsCoco:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am adampsyche:

i am also dancing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Krys O.:

I was just thinking of Thing with Two Heads yesterday while watching the Big Clock with Ray Milland on TCM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am sphere:

i just can't do electro-disco. sigh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am adampsyche:

this may be my favorite cover, never heard it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Phillippe Bastille:

"Workin' for the man every night and day"
Avatar 10:55am Joe McG:

You all know I love disco covers of classic rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am tim from champaign:

I remember seeing the Thing With Two Heads on the Saturday afternoon Triple Creature Feature on WKBD out of Detroit. I recognized Rosie Greer from football cards and Free To BE You and Me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Brian in UK:

Ray Milland was Welsh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am sphere:

@ Joe McG -sorry, digital handclaps make me break out in hives. im seeing a specialist though. :)
Avatar 10:57am Joe McG:

@sphere: Ha ha! Everything in moderation.
Avatar 10:58am βrian:

@sphere: No kidding. Gimme flesh on flesh, any day. Support the Guild of Studio Hand Clappers, I say!
Avatar 11:01am βrian:

I can feel his arms around you because you're using Chrome.
Avatar 11:02am cuteCloud:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Brian in UK:

Oh that sound of ennui in Cher's voice.
  11:02am Brendan:

Kill the click radio alarm
  11:03am Brendan:

Clock radio alarm (typo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am annie:

babe! what a team!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Brian in UK:

Is the lead singer of U2 related to Sonny?
  11:04am Peter in tappan:

The most wonderful song
  11:05am Brendan:

Sorry Groundhog Day sullied and defiled that song for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am tim from champaign:

I love the Dictator's I Got You Babe too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am annie:

i think they did, joe... it was just a wrong match in the long run. there was a lot of love there, imo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Planet Tyler:

Couldnt help but keep thinking of Bowie in his feather-thing and Marianne Faithful, stoned and dressed as a nun, doing "I Got You Babe" for the 1980 Floor Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Krys O.:

I loved seeing Rosey Grier on the Dinah Shore show talking about crocheting and knitting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Brian in UK:

There used to be a good bakers in Horn Lane. Thought you would be interested.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am tim from champaign:

Did the letter come with a couple Washingtons tucked in there? I say we bring back payola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am annie:

dinah was a class act!
  11:12am Micheal:

Forgot about Rosie Grier’s knitting talents. Man of many hats.
Avatar 11:12am βrian:

Now I want to hear Dinah Washington.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am tim from champaign:

What?!?!?! John Waters and Todd-O-Phonic? I think Todd has met his match.
  11:15am bo:

no Joe, nooooo!!!! anything but the laughing gnome!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am pantz:

OMG No! I love Bowie but this song is a travesty.
Avatar 11:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Sudden flashback to a Beanie & Cecil cartoon featuring a singing "dina-sor" who sounded rather like one particular "dinah shore" -- Notice you never saw both of them in the same place.

I smell a conspiracy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Krys O.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh shit you just went there…
Avatar 11:16am βrian:

I hope Todd uses his inside voice when conducting interviews.
Avatar 11:16am Roberto:

So you're telling me there are actually people out there who don't like this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Rich in Washington:

I can't believe Bowie never tried to incorporate this gem into his Serious Moonlight tour.
Avatar 11:17am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Loves. Pre-Huge Fame Boowies!...if this maybe not most...
Be goid for DoubleDipRecess...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am -Ken:

This song is almost enough to make me hate Bowskie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Carmichael:

WTF?! And heya Joe and listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Hughie Considine:

Rosey Grier was also a bodyguard for Robert Kennedy and was a few feet from him the night when he was assassinated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am common:

‘Avent you got an ome to go to? Joe all!
Avatar 11:17am duke:

David Bowie and the Chipmunks
  11:17am Brendan:

Id like hear this slowed down to see if thats Bowie doing the gnome.
  11:17am bo:

the great Chris O'Leary on the laughing gnome: https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/the-laughing-gnome/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am The Oscar:

Not sure what possessed me, but when I arrived to work at the record store the day Bowie died, the first disc I put on was an early comp with that song on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Brian in UK:

Joe, it's double dip recess. With a tongue firmly placed in cheek.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am annie:

will you ever throw together a show of Elvis/Jesus songs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Rich in Washington:

I learned about Bowie's passing live, listening to this here station. Remember it well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Carmichael:

I'm seeing a theme ...
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

@Brian: I brought this record for my Double Dip fill-in a few weeks ago and forgot to play it!
  11:19am KP in DC:

Did I hear Byrds mentioned
Avatar 11:20am βrian:

I don't like troll bridges, I do not like troll roads.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Phillippe Bastille:

@Brian Todd doesn't have an inside voice...
Avatar 11:21am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Good for day after PeterSellers' B-Day maybe...
Better Gnomes: Syd on Floyd's 1st album - Tomorrow band on theirs
...seems Psychedelic Drugs were dangerously Hobbit-forming...
  11:22am cronbat:

Tony Joe at the Inferno, on South 6th street. Name the town.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Carmichael:

The Story of Bruce the Hairdresser would go well here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am listener Rey:

Tom T is one helluva story-teller
  11:27am Kat in Chicago:

Aw, poor Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am tim from champaign:

Is today the first day of the new schedule?
Avatar 11:27am Joe McG:

@Rey: He actually had an album called that!
Avatar 11:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Holy leather fringes Wanda is both a great & sexy Singer...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Carmichael:

Sorry, "Big Bad Bruce": www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Mike Sin:

I once ran into Tom Rush in an airport and quickly told him how much I've enjoyed "The Circle Game" LP over the years. He was as nice as his singing voice is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Brian in UK:

This Cartwright Brothers reminds me of Woody's Pretty Boy Floyd.
Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

@Mike: That's nice that he wasn't in a rush. ;)
Avatar 11:34am Joe McG:

@Brian: Woody borrowed liberally from old tunes, as did most folk artists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am listener Rey:

@Joe McG What! That's an omen for sure. I'm heading over to Discogs to find me a copy.
Avatar 11:34am βrian:

Though he has been known for getting the urge for going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am tim from champaign:

Do I sense Wildfire on the on deck circle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Krys O.:

Harry Chapin had a sad ending.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am WFMU listener WADE:

brutal story telling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Brian in UK:

Harry Chapin, now there's a storyteller.
A car crash is tragic whether James Dean or Harry Chapin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am annie:

i was sitting at hartwick college for political fund-raiser he was going to prtform at..we got the news as we were sitting there he had been killed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Brian in UK:

Remember buying the 45 of WOLDDDDDD.
Avatar 11:43am holland oats:

  11:43am Colleen:

Wowie..didnt see all that coming!
Avatar 11:45am Monica:

damn, you really went there with this harry chapin, joe:) COURAGE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Mick:

Wow wow wow: haven't heard that in a long time. I was going to a drive in movie with my folks when we heard the news about Harry's crash
  11:46am Brendan:

Oh the irony. This is better than a daytime soap opera.
Avatar 11:46am Joe McG:

@Mo: Monday morning is not for the timid.
  11:47am prudy:

loving the old Rod Stewart...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am pantz:

My favorite Rod Stewart song. Quite a tear jerker.
Avatar 11:48am Joe McG:

Of course the gang is from New Jersey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am annie:

i have not been able to move from the couch... this was a mesmerizing set.as riveting as the one before it.
Avatar 11:49am Jeff Moore:

That kid in the Harry Chapin song was really slow on the uptake, wasn't he? We saw the twist coming the minute he caught the bad man with his mama.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am WFMU listener WADE:

when Joe goes dark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am common:

Good tune! Never heard this rod
  11:52am Kat in Chicago:

Jeez, I wasn’t expecting Story Corner to be quite such an emotional roller coaster today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am pantz:

Thanks for choosing this instead of "Christmas Shoes" Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Rich in Washington:

For sale, baby snow shoes, never worn.
Avatar 11:54am βrian:

Cuz those eyes gotta be blue, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Krys O.:

Another excellent show! Thanks, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Brian in UK:

The half eaten carrot by the fire was always a dead giveaway that Rudolph had called.
Avatar 11:54am Jeff Moore:

Uh oh. Is this a nuclear holocaust song?
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

@Jeff: Sure is! Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! I won't play "Morning Dew" today, I promise. Have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Phillippe Bastille:

Wow, this is creepy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Rich in Washington:

Is there something wrong with me that I immediately tracked this down and bought it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am The Oscar:

Annnnd that's a clickystar from me. Great show!
  11:56am Brendan:

Sorry son , climate change.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Brian in UK:

@Joe (Mr Chuckles). Thanks.
  11:56am Andrea in Jersey City:

Great show! Thanks for great music! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Rich in Washington:

It's essentially The Road, the Musical.
Avatar 11:57am Linda Lee:

having been chased by a gang of jersey creeps myself for similar reasons, i'd say it's plausible.
Avatar 11:58am Linda Lee:

georgie just didn't have a strategy.
  11:58am Andrea in Jersey City:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Joe
take care
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Hopey Sockmonkey:

@Rich In answer to your question if it's wrong you tracked it down and bought it: We would expect nothing less from you :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thanks, Joe!
  12:18pm nickrhombi:

'no playing in the snow today' had strong structural similarities to the eagles 'lyin eyes'. (and the georgie tune refrain to, 'dont let me down') great set!
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