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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Saariselka  Horizons   Options The Ground Our Sky  Temporary Residence Ltd.  2019  LP    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
SUSS  Sundowner   Options High Line  Northern Spy  2019  LP    *   0:16:24 (Pop‑up)
Kendra Amalie  Crop Circle   Options Intuition  Beyond Beyond Is Beyond  2019  LP    *   0:20:28 (Pop‑up)
Mariano Rodriguez  Raga for Dr. Ragtime   Options Ten Years Gone: A Tribute to Jack Rose  Tompkins Square  2019  MP3    *   0:23:51 (Pop‑up)
Andrew DR Abbott  Heaton Wild Woods   Options Dead in Chellow Dean  Feeding Tube  2019  LP    *   0:28:10 (Pop‑up)
Peter Walker  Rainy Day Raga   Options Rainy Day Raga  Harte  2009  LP  From 1967    0:31:58 (Pop‑up)
Laura Cantrell  Trains and Boats and Planes   Options Trains and Boats and Planes EP  Diesel Only  2008  CD      0:46:00 (Pop‑up)
Sally Timms  Sweetheart Waltz   Options Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments...for Lost Buckaroos  Bloodshot  1999  CD      0:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Jim Sullivan  Whistle Stop / Mama   Options If the Evening Were Dawn  Light in the Attic  2019  CD  From 1969  *   0:53:07 (Pop‑up)
Pet Clark  Strangers in the Night   Options I Couldn't Live Without Your Love  Warner Bros.  1966  LP      0:59:11 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  The Brooklyn Bridge   Options Frank Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits  Columbia Legacy  1997  CD  From 1946    1:01:35 (Pop‑up)
Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra  Perfidia   Options Spacelines: Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans  New Atlantis Studio  2004  CD      1:04:18 (Pop‑up)
Heraldo Do Monte  Maria Ninguém   Options O Amor, O Sorriso è a Flor  él/Cherry Red  2011  CD      1:06:58 (Pop‑up)
Dominic Cortese  Desafinado   Options Accordion Continental  Time  1963  LP      1:09:18 (Pop‑up)
Quintron  Birthday in Tunisia   Options Erotomania: Quintron at the Chamberlin  Mind Meld  2019  LP  at 33 1/3 and 45 r.p.m.  *   1:12:01 (Pop‑up)
Joe Jackson  Memphis   Options Mike's Murder: The Motion Picture Soundtrack  A&M  1983  LP      1:18:23 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
Cornershop  Brimful of Asha   Options single  Luaka Bop / Warner Bros.  1997  45      1:31:43 (Pop‑up)
Performance  Dynamite Dragster   Options single  Able  1976  45      1:36:21 (Pop‑up)
Vivian Stanshall and Kilgaron  The Young Ones   Options single  Harvest  1976  45      1:39:50 (Pop‑up)
Ricky Nelson  Believe What You Say   Options single  Imperial  1958  45      1:43:02 (Pop‑up)
J.D. Buhl and The Believers  Stay True   Options single  Driving  1982  45      1:45:06 (Pop‑up)
Billie Davis  Make the Feeling Go Away   Options single  Decca  1969  45      1:48:35 (Pop‑up)
Jr. Walker & the All Stars  What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)   Options single  Soul  1969  45      1:50:53 (Pop‑up)
Ruby Andrews  I Just Don't Believe It   Options single  Zodiac  1967  45      1:53:19 (Pop‑up)
Asleep at the Wheel  Louisiana   Options single  Capitol  1978  45      1:55:40 (Pop‑up)
Happy 75th Birthday to Neil Innes!
Neil Innes  How Sweet to Be an Idiot   Options Re-cycled Vinyl Blues  Vinyl Japan  1994  CD  From 1973    2:08:09 (Pop‑up)
The Bonzo Dog Band  I Want to Be with You   Options Keynsham  Sunset  1978  LP  From 1969    2:10:26 (Pop‑up)
The Bonzo Dog Band  Fresh Wound   Options Let's Make Up and Be Friendly  United Artists  1972  LP      2:13:20 (Pop‑up)
The Rutles  I Must Be in Love   Options The Rutles  Rhino  1990  CD  From 1978    2:17:04 (Pop‑up)
Grimms  OO-Chuck-A-Mao-Mao   Options Rockin' Duck  Antilles  1976  LP      2:19:16 (Pop‑up)
Neil Innes  Godfrey Daniel   Options Off the Record  MMC  1982  LP  spot-on Elton John take-off    2:22:51 (Pop‑up)
Neil Innes  God Is Love   Options Taking Off  Arista  1977  LP      2:25:49 (Pop‑up)
Neil Innes  Evening Sun   Options Guess Who Came to WFMU?!: Scott Williams' 2002 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2002  CD-R  live on Scott Williams' show in 2001    2:29:35 (Pop‑up)
Neil Innes  The Worm and The Angel   Options Off the Record  MMC  1982  LP      2:33:25 (Pop‑up)
The Rutles  Let's Be Natural   Options The Rutles  Rhino  1990  CD  From 1978    2:36:05 (Pop‑up)
Neil Innes  Singing a Song Is Easy   Options Re-cycled Vinyl Blues  Vinyl Japan  1994  CD  From 1973    2:39:25 (Pop‑up)
Mayo Thompson  Horses   Options Corky's Debt to His Father  Drag City  1994  CD  From 1970    2:49:19 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  The Devil Came from Kansas   Options Jon Savage's 1969-1971: Rock Dreams on 45  Ace  2019  CD  From 1969  *   2:52:03 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:08am MplsCoco:

live crying with Joe!
Avatar 9:09am Strandlund:

The Great Joe McGasko!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am queems:

poor joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Cmurtha:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am fred:

Good morning Joe and Yip-yipsters
Avatar 9:12am TDK60:

Hi Joe. I'm having leftover oatmeal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am LastWhiteRhino:

More HARP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am TheLoneliestMonk:

there's NO crying in punk rock, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am melinda:

Morning Joe! I look forward to the soft rock show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am ParUbi:

Good morning Joe & everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am LastWhiteRhino:

Joe played Harpo Marx last Monday, Stashu played Chicco Marx on Friday, who will play some Zeppo Marx, ... that is the question????
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am The Oscar:

Looking forward to the Gummo Marx Basement Tapes myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Hughie Considine:

Welcome to the chill-out tent. Shh...
Avatar 9:19am northguineahills:

Saariselka reminds me of Eno's Evening Star...., or Apollo....
  9:21am nortonjutland:

Glad to be back and listening to you Joe!
  9:23am Krys O.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, ah the Drifting Cowboys.
  9:25am Marley Dogg:

Perfect soundtrack for a rainy Monday
Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

Good Monday to you, radio friends! Thanks for joining me this morning.
  9:26am Roman Dog Bird:

sounding good, joe
Avatar 9:27am TDK60:

Fine sounds Joe, for a rain & fog morn along the Hudson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am steveo:

breathing into monday, thanks Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Andrew_in_WI:

Fun fact: SUSS and Kendra Amalie have love sessions on WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Brian in UK:

.......and relax.
Avatar 9:30am Joe McG:

@Andrew: Sounds racy! I don't know if the FCC would allow that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy. Stuck listening on crappy laptop speakers today, but still worth it.
  9:31am Brendan:

Sounds good. (Tarzan speak for 'Good sounds').
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am fleep:

Hola and namaste, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

Hey Joe: i didn't catch the name of the town when you were talkin' to Pidge.
we talkin' Wayne or Susquehanna counties?
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Monk: Luzerne, actually!
  9:41am kevlicki:

This is like a Jeffrey Davison Monday morning.
Avatar 9:41am northguineahills:

huh, I dated a girl from Luzerne once. I only knew of the Swiss town by the same name beforehand....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Joe!!!
Avatar 9:43am TDK60:

No, glad ya played it. Joe, I actually saw Peter Walker in 1967! He was an early freak-folker, fer sure. / Hi Kev.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am fred:

@ngh: I think the Swiss town is Lucerne
Avatar 9:48am northguineahills:

@fred: It is, but that's what Luzerne is named after.
Avatar 9:49am Joe McG:

@TDK60: Wow, lucky duck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am fred:

I wish I could go to that show on Saturday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am steveo:

I miss Laura!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

The fill-ins page mentions that Dave Mandl has an appointment over the holidays.
Avatar 9:52am TDK60:

Joe, the circumstances were: as a teen, given a tour of WBAI (when it was in Midtown NYC) during the Bob Fass show. Walker was playin' live. Wavy Gravy was hanging out too. Quite an experience.
Avatar 9:52am Joe McG:

@Ken: Oh, that's good news, indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Brian in UK:

Laura was co-hosting with Doug Schulkind on his show. Hearing her say my name when I pledged was quite wonderful.
  9:53am Martin From Montreal:

yo, Quebec pop great Renée Martel coverded Trains and Boats and Planes in French in the 60s...
Avatar 9:55am βrian:

Music to drink espresso by.
Avatar 9:56am Joe McG:

@Martin: Ooh, I like that, Martin. I think Marian in Germany also did a nice version in German, if memory serves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

January 10 for Daniel Bluminito - www.wfmu.org...
  9:58am Martin from Montréal:

I'll check outbfor that german version, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Brian in UK:

Kirk Douglas is 103 years old today.
  10:04am emily:

Pet Clark singing as low wattage Shirley Bassey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Brian in UK:

It never felt right for a father and daughter to be singing this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Webhamster Henry:

Pet Clark is still going! www.petulaclark.net
Avatar 10:06am Listening Out There:

Good morning from a late arrival...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am David (in London):

Oh man, Perfidia. I absolutely love this tune.
Avatar 10:09am βrian:

@Listening: Maybe I'm dyslexic, but I sometimes read your handle as Lout There.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am David (in London):

@Brian in UK - Hello sir!
  10:11am Listener Alexandra:

Good morning, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Asheville Jon:

this reminds me very much of the Three Suns
Avatar 10:15am Joe McG:

Hey Alex, David, everybody--thanks for saying hello!
  10:18am Listener Alexandra:

I love the sound of schmaltz in the morning :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Webhamster Henry:

It was working fine at 33 1/3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Andrew_in_WI:

Have any Baxter?
Avatar 10:19am Joe McG:

I liked it slow, but I wanted to try it at the "right" speed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Brian in UK:

David, what-ho.
  10:22am mentaldrift:

nice JJ deep cut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am TheLoneliestMonk:

@JM asked about wayne & susquehanna because there's good skiing & fishing there.
BAD drug probs tho.
two poorest counties in PA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Brian in UK:

Joe, I was playing Frank Sinatra's No One Cares Album the other day. Played Stormy Weather at 45rpm. Due to Frank's slow delivery it sounded kind of Eartha Kitt. It was not chipmonk material.
  10:24am Mike Wolf:

thank you Joe
  10:26am melinda:

I like this Memphis
Avatar 10:32am Listening Out There:

@Brian (non-UK): You might be onto something...
Avatar 10:35am jillydg:

G'day Joe. I'm sure JCM would love you.
Avatar 10:36am Joe McG:

@jilly: Ha! Well, he should. I may be the only one who plays his records on this radio station!
Avatar 10:37am Malcolm:

This cornershop song takes me back :)
Avatar 10:37am Roberto:

JM + JCM: I ship it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Sorry I just missed the dream story. Glad I made it for Cornershop! Ah, I was 13 years old when this came out.
Avatar 10:37am Roberto:

JM + JCM: I ship it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am steveo:

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, mine’s on the forty-five.
Avatar 10:37am Roberto:

I ship it twice!
Avatar 10:37am βrian:

You alter ego could be Umlaut There.
Avatar 10:37am Roberto:

I need a kitty for a pillow.
  10:38am MplsCoco:

There it is! Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow!
  10:38am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Joe you got me and my baby dancing w/ Cornershop! 45 indeed!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am The Oscar:

If you have any Asha Bhosle 45s, this is the single file for them!
  10:39am Mike Wolf:

Joe why am I bursting into tears at this Cornershop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am TheLoneliestMonk:

'brimful of asha' always makes me think of Liquid Todd & solid state
Avatar 10:40am Joe McG:

@Oscar: I sure wish I did! @RachelBR: Hooray! @Coco: Indeed! @Trista: It wasn't much of a story, don't worry. Dreams are rarely very interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am steveo:

" Mon. 2/12/18 10:41amJoe McG:

I wish I had all the records he mentions and I could do an all "Brimful" Single File!"
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

@steveo: Yeah, and the bosom for a pillow while we're at it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am steveo:

such a catchy song i recalled it clearly from when you played it 2 years ago
  10:42am morphe':

Is this the comedic interlude...
Clip from an extended case scene from Manix?
2 lovers fleeing her Mafifia ex- husband hitman???
Avatar 10:43am jillydg:

Love that whole Cornershop album. And Joe, that's what makes you special. (I'll listen to Scarecrow over and over.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am The Oscar:

Saw "Young Ones" and "Vivian" and got confused that this wasn't the version from the TV show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Brian in UK:

Oh Joe, my first single. Well the original Cliff Richard.
Avatar 10:45am Joe McG:

"All right, Lee, if you must..." (burp)
  Swag For Life Member 10:45am tadpoles:

Viv is a British National Treasure. Thanks for playing Joe..brilliant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Hughie Considine:

@Joe, a set of songs that feature burps, coughs and the like? Maybe? :)
Avatar 10:48am βrian:

We set a bad example for out little one by laughing when she burps.
  Swag For Life Member 10:48am tadpoles:

#Hughie...Viv has a song on his great "Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead" called "Yelp, Bellow, Rasp Et Cetera"
  10:48am Mark in Toronto:

Those James Burton solos on Ricky Nelson songs just KILL
Avatar 10:48am Joe McG:

There will be some Bonzo-related material in Hour 3, so stay tuned if you like that stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am sphere:

  10:49am morphe':

Simon of 8 years is eating an apple and slapping his thigh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Hughie Considine:

@Tadpoles, makes perfect sense that the mad Viv's canon is rife with bodily noises. He delighted in that in the Rawlinson's End stuff too. Ah, the wrinkled retainer...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am ChrisB.:

I just picked up a Roger Ruskin Spear album that I had been looking for forever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am sphere:

Joe McG, have you heard of the Guitar Player comp series (Legends of Guitar)? it's pretty good.
  10:50am Mark in Toronto:

J.D. Buhl sounds like an amazing cross of Elvis C. and Graham Parker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Amanda:

Hi Joe! So good to hear this JD Buhl record, I love it! I don't know if I still have mine :(
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

@Mark: Agree! Incredibly intelligent lyrics, too, for a power pop record.
Avatar 10:51am Joe McG:

Wow, hey Amanda!
  Swag For Life Member 10:51am tadpoles:

#Hughie...not mad...just brilliantly eccentric in the great British tradition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Andrew_in_WI:

I picture Sheila B playing this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Joe and everyone! I see I missed new Quintron and deep cut Joe Jackson. I had Look Sharp playing in my head all weekend.
Avatar 10:54am Joe McG:

@Andrew: You are spot on. She gifted me this extra copy she had! :)
  11:01am Brendan:

Whenever I feel I've had enough rain and start to complain, I think of the folks in Louisiana
  11:08am pf:

some of the most satisfying bed musik in the biz
Avatar 11:10am Roberto:

Play the Protest Song!
  Swag For Life Member 11:11am tadpoles:

Famously one of the Rutles. Happy Birthday Neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Webhamster Henry:

Neil Innis is one of the dozens of fifth Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am The Oscar:

Aw, yay! Got to see Neil once in college, and he was just as great and charming as you'd expect. One of my favorite songwriters ever, no qualifiers.
  11:12am Listener Alexandra:

75 years? Damn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am tim from champaign (now washington):

It might be your theme song, Joe, but this is the story of my life!
Avatar 11:13am Roberto:

Oh wait, there's an FCC-non-compliant word in that one. Well, you've got the dump button for that, right?
  11:13am pf:

sesame street theme in there
Avatar 11:14am Joe McG:

@tim: Ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am heyitschris:

First time hearing Neil Innes. Liked this a lot. What records should I check out?
  11:15am Brendan:

Yes it is nice to pay tribute to people while they are alive. So too, money owed. I hope my creditors don't think me a 'deadbeat' when I shuffle off with my accounts unpaid. Except my bartender. I think when you get to a certain age you should prepay your tab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am The Oscar:

FYI, his site includes lyrics and chords for most if not all his songs, which always struck me as a pretty upstanding move on his part: neilinnes.media...
  11:16am Gary:

Kinks, Bonzo Dog Band, Spirit. Fillmore East, 1968. One of the great shows. Bonzos blew my mind.
Avatar 11:18am TDK60:

Sounds like really great show, Gary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Webhamster Henry:

And The Rutles!
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Good man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Carmichael:

Bonzos! Oh, and Hi Joe ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am The Oscar:

@heyitschris As showcases for his work, I'd recommend "Keynsham" by the Bonzo Dog Band or either Rutles album. All the Bonzos' albums are great, but most lean more toward the (also great) nuttiness of co-founder Vivian Stanshall, who we heard earlier :)
  11:21am Tom from Boonton:

Avatar 11:21am Roberto:

Rutles songs were a hit with my elementary school carpool.
  Swag For Life Member 11:21am tadpoles:

#Heyitschris....He wrote a lot of the "popier" Bonzo songs....he and Viv were a great team.

One of their earliest singles is just a fantastic slice of England...up there with the Kinks IMHO:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Webhamster Henry:

I hope Joe plays a little from Rutles Highway Revisited, the Rutles Tribute Album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Carmichael:

The Rutles' 1st album was made in 20 minutes. The 2nd took even longer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hearing I must Be In Love makes me wonder if UK bands like Orange Juice or Felt were influenced by the Rutles just as much as the Beatles.
  11:22am jess:

Avatar 11:24am Joe McG:

@Carmichael: :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am heyitschris:

Thanks @The Oscar, going to check that out. I'm a little bit familiar with the Rutles, but didn't know he was involved. @Tadpoles, just listened to The Equestrian Statues, it's great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am tim from champaign (now washington):

Neil Innes is about the best at writing hilarious songs that are musically solid.
  11:25am morphe':

you have my Simon Yelling:
What is the direct line to FMU's legal dept?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am sphere:

@ tim - what do you think about Spinal Tap?
Avatar 11:26am Joe McG:

@morphe: ha ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am The Oscar:

When I saw him he put on a huge pair of Elton John glasses for this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Carmichael:

Innes was Ron Nasty, and Eric Idle was Dirk McQuickly.
  11:29am melinda:

I know a bit of Rutles but these are new to me, fun stuff.
Avatar 11:31am Joe McG:

@Oscar: Cool! @melinda: I'm deep-diving a bit today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Cmurtha:

these last two songs have been BANGERS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Carmichael:

Cheese and Onions and Piggy in the Middle are 2 great Rutles songs.
  11:32am melinda:

It’s like someone possessed Billy Joel and made him start doing funny material.
Avatar 11:32am Hubig Pie:

I loved the part where Blind Lemon Pye claimed that The Rutles stole all his music(or was it Rattlin' Orange Peel)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am tim from champaign (now washington):

@sphere - also solid music but tongue in cheek for sure. I don't think I'd sit down to listen to the Spinal Tap album (I'd watch the movie anytime though) but I would throw on a Bonzo Dog Band record anytime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Brian in UK:

I never cease to be amazed how popular the Bonzoes were in America because the humour is frightfully English. Perhaps it is just FMU listeners that give this impression.
Terry Keeps His Clips On always makes me laugh, from Viv's Teddy Boys Don't Knit.
  11:33am Brendan:

Great philisophical question in Godfrey . Rock and Roll has ignored the chicken and egg question too long. Neil was a rebel and a pioneer. I mean 'is' not 'was' . Gotta get used to these living tributes.
  11:34am melinda:

@Carm I like Piggy in the Middle and Doubleback Alley
  Swag For Life Member 11:34am tadpoles:

Yes BrianUK..."Calypso to Calapso"...wonderful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Brian in UK:

Always cracked me up that there were Rutles tribute bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am tim from champaign (now washington):

Another bit of comedy music for me that transcends novelty is Alice Bowie Band's "Earache My Eye." I love that song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Brian in UK:

@tadpoles, the lyrics to Bass Macaw & Broken Bottles is very disturbing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am The Oscar:

Don't know if it's on the docket, but the '90s Rutles album ("Archaeology") is super underrated. The version of "Shangri La" on that album may be the most comprehensive Beatles parody ever recorded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am tim from champaign (now washington):

And Eddie Murphy's "Boogie in the Butt". That a jam!
  11:38am morphe':

God might be Love??
But Simon asked me why no school today in Madrid - I explained that it is a "Catholic" country and today is the Fete of the Immaculate Conception - Jesus without sex.. He said, "That is so
OB b iously false!!!"
Neil does have a great voice..
Thanks Joe ... till
  11:39am Bill W:

I saw Neil play at Maxwells (gonna guess a dozen years ago?). He opened with "Urban Spaceman," said "That was my medley of hit," and tossed off the Beatle wig he was wearing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Carmichael:

@The Osacar, Lonely Phobia and I Love You are great songs from that "collection".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am dave wuz here:

there's a dj on wzbc up here in boston that has used "earache my eye" for bed music and it cracks me up every time i here that riff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am steveo:

he does sound like john though, right?
  11:40am johnzo:

  11:41am Bill W:

Neil tweets of course

  11:41am jess:

this is awesome!
  11:42am melinda:

@steveo he does
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Brian in UK:

Neil strikes me as being a decent cove as well as very talented.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am steveo:

even on his non-Rutles stuff
Avatar 11:44am Joe McG:

@BillW: Oh, that's nice to know!
  11:45am johnzo:

Play some bongo dog doo dah band... death cab fee cutie!
  11:45am johnzo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am The Oscar:

@steveo I think I read somewhere that the Rutles began because Eric Idle pointed out that the songs he was writing for the show they were doing together were getting more and more Beatlesque, so they decided to lean into the curve!
  Swag For Life Member 11:48am tadpoles:

Thanks for this immersion Joe. A wonderful morning of listening. Cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Brian in UK:

What tadpoles writ. Great show.
Avatar 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Miss Innes Trib !
Outstanding. Will be linking to that...
Rutles is plain freaking genius - & before Spinal Tap. The dry take on it is part of the thang...
Did he get Clapton on that last one??
  11:51am johnzo:

Damn I didn’t even know you played some already haha guess I didn’t know those ones
  11:52am johnzo:

Now I feel dumb. Happy birthday Neil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. Have a bright and sunny week.
Still time to send pledges for 2019 tax advantages, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am The Oscar:

So nice to hear a tribute like that and not walk away sad that the artist is gone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Webhamster Henry:

I actually saw All You Need Is Cash when it was broadcast.
  11:53am Brendan:

Ruts and grooves are the stuff that Surface Noise is made of. Thanks for making all my Monday ruts groovy, @Joe!
Avatar 11:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Crap ratings on broadcast of course.
  11:53am Mike Wolf:

“Horses” was a most dramatic moment in his set last night. Thank you again Joe.
Avatar 11:55am Joe McG:

Nice to hear, Mike! I wish I could've gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Cmurtha:

thanks for the show, and introducing me to Neil Innes (who I suppose I had heard before through the Rutles but not his solo stuff)
Avatar 11:56am TDK60:

Wow Joe, don't hear Procol Harum much anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am steveo:

today i learned that procol harum has more than one song (and i like it!)
Avatar 11:57am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everyone. Had a nice time on this rainy day. Have a great week and stay dry!
Avatar 11:57am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bonzos actually in Magical Mystery Tour of course - & Macca Produced 'Urban Spaceman' as Apollo C. Vermouth
...& many links text Bonzoz & Python - so few degrees separation all around...
  11:58am Rachel Bo Bachel:

Ending strong w/ Procol Harum! Thx for the company this AM, Joe :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Dominick:

Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am sphere:

thanks joe
  12:00pm rw:

Every Procul Harum track sounds like a closer to me. Thanks Joe!!
  12:00pm TLM:

cya next week joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm WR:

Just in time Joe. I hope Neil heard this and many other tributes on his birthday. Had book marked this show since seeing it mentioned on DDR. The unexpected and sad news today put listening to this to the top of the list. Lovely survey. Followed the Twitter link @Bill W posted @11:41. Just a few days ago he was grumping cleverly about the world. Had not noticed before how much love of humanity he carried with every clever turn of phrase.
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