Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from December 20, 2019 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Upcoming events:

Fri. Mar 6th, 3pm - 6pm: Sheila B. with Co-Host Olivia
Fri. Mar 13th, 3pm - 6pm: Sheila B. with Co-Host Matt Warwick

Options December 20, 2019: It's The Loving Season w/ Molly Burch live!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
The Big Moon  Carol Of the Bells   Options   Fiction Records  2019   
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Googoosh  Namehayam Ra Bedeh   Options Golden Songs Volume 1  Caltex Records  1990        0:05:26 (Pop‑up)
Kate Bush  Why Should I Love You?   Options The Red Shoes  Columbia  1993        0:09:16 (Pop‑up)
Dur Dur Band  Dooyo   Options Dur-Dur, Vol. 5  Awesome Tapes From Africa  2013        0:14:04 (Pop‑up)
Stella  J'achète Des Disques Américains   Options   RCA Victor  1965  Scraaaaaatchy! 
  0:17:27 (Pop‑up)
Connie Francis  I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter   Options Gold  UMG Recordings  2005  From 1962      0:19:49 (Pop‑up)
The Vareeations  It's The Loving Season   Options Where The Girls Are Volume 10  Ace Records  2019  From 1968 
  0:22:09 (Pop‑up)
Françoise Hardy  Si Mi Caballero   Options La Question  Virgin  1995  From 1971 
  0:25:15 (Pop‑up)
XYZ  Sabai Dee Ru Plao (How are you?)   Options Best of XYZ  GMM Grammy PCL  2011  From 1987      0:37:00 (Pop‑up)
Gems  Love For Christmas   Options   Chess  1964        0:39:26 (Pop‑up)
Caterine Caps  C’est D’Acord Ok Tu Gagnes   Options Rock Rock Rock French Rock and Roll 1956-1959  Born Bad Records  2009  From 1959      0:41:50 (Pop‑up)
Celia Cruz  El Cha Cha Cha De La Navidad   Options Navidad Latina  Novoson  2005  From 1958      0:44:27 (Pop‑up)
Triste Janero  Without You   Options Meet Triste Janero  Varese Sarabande  2003  From 1969 
  0:47:03 (Pop‑up)
April Showers  Abandon Ship   Options Digital recording of vinyl  Big Star/ Chrysalis  1984   
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Madonna  Holiday   Options Madonna  Sire  1983   
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Gayla Peevey  77 Santas   Options   N/A  N/A  From 1955      0:59:01 (Pop‑up)
Steady Holiday  Always Christmas   Options   Barsuk Records  2019      *   1:08:18 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Ruins  Me At the Museum, You In the Wintergardens   Options Brightly Painted One  Bella Union  2014   
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Suzanne Ciani  Third Voice: Sound of Cold   Options Seven Waves  Bird / Finders Keepers  2012  From 1970      1:13:19 (Pop‑up)
Ike & Tina Turner  Come Together   Options Proud Mary: Best Of Ike & Tina Turner  Capitol  1991  From 1969      1:15:23 (Pop‑up)
Mia Martini  Oltre La Collina...   Options Oltre La Collina...  BMG  2010  From 1971 
  1:18:16 (Pop‑up)
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky  In the Air Tonight   Options   Sacred Bones  2019   
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Joanna Kulig  Dwa Serduszka (Two Hearts)   Options Cold War  N/A  2018        1:26:05 (Pop‑up)
Mari Jones & the Johnny Moore Orchestra  Merry Christmas Baby   Options Rhythm & Blues Christmas  Ace Records    From 1958 
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Molly Burch live - expertly engineered by Scott Williams + Edmund Kasubinski
Molly Burch   Holiday Dreaming   Options The Molly Burch Christmas Album  Captured Tracks  2019   
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Molly Burch  Hard Candy Christmas   Options The Molly Burch Christmas Album  Captured Tracks  2019  Dolly Parton cover    *   1:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Molly Burch  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas   Options The Molly Burch Christmas Album  Captured Tracks  2019      *   1:46:14 (Pop‑up)
Molly Burch  New Year Love   Options The Molly Burch Christmas Album  Captured Tracks  2019      *   1:51:49 (Pop‑up)
Molly Burch  I'll Be Home For Christmas   Options The Molly Burch Christmas  Captured Tracks  2019      *   1:56:02 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Makeba & the Sk  Orlando   Options The Very Best Of (1956 - 1959)  Siyandisa Music  2005        2:03:15 (Pop‑up)
The Supremes  Seasons Greetings   Options             2:05:21 (Pop‑up)
The Supremes  My Favorite Things   Options Merry Christmas  Motown  1965   
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Judy and Mary  Christmas   Options Orange Sunshine  Epic  1994   
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Habibi  Come My Habibi   Options Anywhere But Here  Mudgutts  2019   
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Sorry Girls  One That You Want   Options Deborah  Arbutus  2019  One of my 2019 faves! 
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The Emotions  Peace Be Still (Live)   Options Wattstax: Highlights From the Soundtrack  Fantasy  2004  From 1973      2:31:19 (Pop‑up)
Toru Arima With Noche Cubano  Silver Bells   Options Japanese Pop Christmas in Dreamy 60s  Teichiku  2000  From 1963      2:39:21 (Pop‑up)
The Lollipops  Mister Santa   Options   Warner Bros.  1959        2:41:55 (Pop‑up)
Lise Miller  Loneliest Christmas Tree   Options   Canterbury  1967        2:43:53 (Pop‑up)
Deidre & the Dark  One Night   Options Variety Hour  YouTooCanWoo  2018   
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Michele Richard  C’est Noel Rock   Options Noël Yéyé  Unidisc  2014  From 1966      2:49:58 (Pop‑up)
Rose Graham  Black Christmas   Options   Klondike  1969        2:56:05 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 2:59pm βrian:

Ah, the raspberry smoothie playlist. It must be Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila!
Avatar 3:00pm ncjay:

Hello and happy festive season, Sheila and all Friday afternoon music lovers! Excited for Molly Burch!
  3:00pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday Everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Rob Kopp:

Hi Sheila, hi fellow SBB-listeners
  3:01pm P-90:

Good tidings to you, DJ Sheila and female-fronted fan friends all over the world!
  3:01pm battleaxe:

Hello all. Sheila Boomers!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

I am cheating and listening at work! It's a holiday -- all rules are abandoned! So ready for SBB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy Friday Friends! Happy future holidays to y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Rob Kopp:

I already sent my Top 3 to Sheila :-), but no female fronted pop I'm afraid :-(
Avatar 3:01pm dreamyandseedy:

ready to get giddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm ifeelfatnsassy:

I love this already. Clicky-starring the show with confidence.
  3:05pm Dave Spice:

Hi all. The best three hours of the week coming up.
  3:05pm Rick G:

Cheerful solstice eve Sheila and all, from a waterlogged Puget Sound.
Avatar 3:06pm djsheilab:

Hello lovely ones! I've got a delicious girl-pop feast for you today. And Molly Burch coming up at 4:30pm!
Avatar 3:07pm djsheilab:

And whilst you're all here, today in my e-mail blast I asked if you, dear listeners, would share your favorite THREE arts-related things from 2019. So that could be a book, record, film, art exhibit, gig, tv show. I'm going to read as many as I can on the air. Thanks! I hope you'll all contribute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm ifeelfatnsassy:

I'm getting coal for xmas... have not signed up for the email blast. Is there anywhere specific we should be submitting our favorite arts of 2019?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Cmurtha:

Hello everyone.
Avatar 3:09pm djsheilab:

Right here on the comments board please!
Avatar 3:09pm mariano:

It almost sounds like she's singing "No me joda", ie "Dont eff with me" in Spanish. Hey everyone!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm RomanDogBird:

good afternoon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Rob Kopp:

What do you mean, Sheila, with Right here on the comments board please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm fred:

@Sheila: I can't do that, it would all be about contemporary dance, and nobody cares
  3:11pm Jett:

Merry Christmas @djsheilab Enjoying your show today. <3
Avatar 3:12pm djsheilab:

I mean, please share you favorites of 2019 here on the comments board, and then I shall read them on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm chris:

hi, Sheila and folks. sent my three things earlier :)
  3:12pm Aye-Aye:

It's gonna be a lo-o-o-ong night.
Avatar 3:12pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp—No need to resubmit. I've got yours. And your's too, Chris. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Rob Kopp:

So it has to be very short, without comment?
Avatar 3:13pm djsheilab:

Rob Kopp—That's easier for me to read on air, yeah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm JtotheK:

hiya sheilaB, hi boom boomers. seasonal greeting to you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Rob Kopp:

OK. Forget my email. I'll put it here as well so the others know.
Avatar 3:15pm Lupek:

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!
Avatar 3:15pm mariano:

@fred: I'm no dance connoisseur, but I'd like to hear about it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm ifeelfatnsassy:

The online art “convention” Sofa-Con (sofa-con.com)
The Joao Ruas show “Knots” at Thinkspace Gallery in LA (thinkspaceprojects.com...)
The lovely series of paintings with cats bombing classical styles by Vanessa Stockard (www.instagram.com...)
Avatar 3:16pm djsheilab:

Thanks ifeelfatnsassy!
  3:16pm Dave Spice:

Gig - Orville Peck on the UK leg of the 2019 tour.
Movie - Joker
Music related - Probably stumbling on this show.
Avatar 3:16pm Tennessee Jeb:

Great start!
  3:16pm Jett:

3 things:

Lèpèe CD
"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Film directed by Quentin Tarantino
Rue 66 CD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm WR:

Fred, am very interested in hear your 3 fave dance related choices for 2019.
Avatar 3:18pm Vee_K:

This weeks show is an instant classic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm fred:

Just one then, recent: Kat Valsatur "Arcana Swarm"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A sophisticated hello to the Boom Boom Room. I can't really name my top three things of 2019, but the their theme would be triumph and victory, if that makes any sense.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Handy Haversack:

Aaaaand, apparently we get to leave early! So I will catch up with you all in ~45 minutes! I'll try to walk fast! It already sounds fantastic, Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Guido from Cologne:

Stella Vander, later of Magama!
Avatar 3:20pm djsheilab:

Haha! Thanks Vee_K. Hopefully it'll stay that way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Rob Kopp:

3 musical events I'll never forget:
1. August 5: Because I retired from my work on August 1, my colleagues had arranged that I could do a radio show of one hour on 40upradio: 40upradio.nl...
2. September 25:
September 22 there was a very impressive article in my newspaper about Philip Kroonenberg, a Dutch singer songwriter who has made a complete album about the cancer of his wife (she survived). I searched for gigs and there still were tickets for the premiere of the album the following day! It was a concert I will never forget. For me it’s the album of the year and for the first time in my life I wrote a review that was published in Platenblad.
3. November 2:
"Arthur (or the rise and fall of the British empire)” should have been a radio play in 1969 by Ray Davies of the Kinks. That radio play never happened in 1969, but the songs were released on an excellent Kinks-LP with the same name.
50 years later the (new) radio play was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
I was stuck to the radio for 75 minutes. Beautiful.
  3:21pm Andy S.:

Diggin' the Sheila B. scene with the gangsta lean! xox Andy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Guido from Cologne:

Stella Vander, later of Magma!
Avatar 3:22pm djsheilab:

What's up Andy S.!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:24pm RomanDogBird:

1. The June 7, 2019 episode of Radio Ravioli
2. The Beast You Are by Big Business (album)
3. The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray release of John Waters' Polyester (originally 1981)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Rob Kopp:

Forgot: The LP of Philip Kroonenberg is called Some more time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Phillippe Bastille:

1. Learning to appreciate Bryce's show
2. Veronica Watkins pottery (found a piece at a thrift store and an now obsessed)
3. The most recent season of Bojack Horseman (though Russian Doll and Marriage Story aren't far behind for best small screen stuff)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm loveless:

Hello everyone. Just waving good-bye to the plumber after writing a hefty check for a new hot water heater installation. Will be taking a long shower in 45 minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Phillippe Bastille:

@Loveless near-immediate gratification is vital after paying a plumber.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm WR:

Looks interesting @Fred, look at it further this weekend. For the last 20 years or so internet acquaintances have been my primary source for learning about interesting creative activities.
  3:28pm battleaxe:

1. Ohmme set at SolidSound...fantastic in every way! 2. The Part-Time Vegetarian cookbook...introducing me to new flavors/ideas regularly. 3. WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm fred:

OK, here's another: Maud Blandel "Lignes de Conduites", with music by Charlemagne Palestine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Rob Kopp:

and no 3, Fred?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm loveless:

@WR That’s the truth! Having no hot water on one of the coldest day and nights of the year was awful but at least I could remedy the situation. I am very grateful.
Avatar 3:31pm mariano:

@fred: I plan on attending some dance performances at the Marigny Opera House in the coming year, broaden my horizons. Thanks for the recommendations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Guido from Cologne:

Ai Weiwei retrospective in Düpsseldorf.

Irish post-rockers by the name of And So I watch You From Afar performing their complete debut album.

Book (not published this year):
John "Drumbo" French autobiography about his libe in Captain Beefheart's Magic Band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm WR:

1. Amanda Palmer nointermission concert (watched live stream of London concert on Dec. 14).

2. Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens mini series on Amazon Prime.

3. Last spring becoming a regular listener of WFMU (have been on off listener since 85 or so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Guido from Cologne:

Also Music:
The Coathangers performing in a small club in Cologne.
  3:34pm Jocelyn:

Film - The best years of a life. It’s the third in the “Man and a woman” series. They’re in their eighties now but oh goodness their beauty, zest for life, love had me in tears several times.
  3:34pm Jocelyn:

Loveless, I hope the shower is amazing.
  3:34pm iiibeat:

I WATCHED it in 2019 . . Subsequently my favorite film . . Cocteau and Melville's Les Enfants Terribles!! Beautiful and magickal.
  3:36pm michael z:

Waves (film) shattering and inspiring. Tough but with a happy ending.
Massive Attack and Adam Curtis at Radio City. They see the world as it is and turn it into art.
Leonard Cohen exhibition at the Jewish Museum . A wonderful retrospective.
  3:36pm El Garee of the tropics~:

Brittany Howard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm fred:

OK, a third, but recency bias alert, I saw it yesterday: Alessandro Sciarroni: "Turning - Motion Sickness version"
Avatar 3:39pm djsheilab:

Wow....lists coming in fast! Please can you organize into one entry for those who have spread them into different messages. It helps me to read them on the fly. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Devin B.:

"Blue" Gene Tyranny & Peter Gordon - Trust in Rock

Megabog - Dolphine

The short-lived Spanish pop band Avenida Pasion and their incredible single "Fotos No"
  3:40pm Cooh John:

Hello djsheilab and sophisticates. 1. Attending the WFMU marathon and adding bubbly to the boom boom 2. Todd-O-Phonic Todd's intetview with Lenny Kaye. 3. Geowulf
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm WR:

@loveless I once had no hot water for a couple of years. It was in New Orleans so not too bad but ever since have deeply appreciated hot showers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm WR:

Thank you @Fred. I look forward to investigating those.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm fred:

Contemporary dance shows by youngish choreographers:
Maud Blandel "Lignes de Conduites"
Kat Valsatur "Arcana Swarm"
Alessandro Sciarroni: "Turning - Motion Sickness version"
  3:42pm Jett:

@CoohJohn, That Lenny Kaye interview was very cool. I enjoyed that a lot.
  3:43pm Patrick in Hoboken:

Enjoyed the Gems; love 60s festive hits!
  3:44pm Jocelyn:

Film- The best years of a life. It’s the third in a man and a woman series. They’re in their eighties now but still so beautiful, vibrant. Their zest for life, passion, beauty made me cry several times.
Book - Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls. Normally I ignore such fare but loved the escape in to the 1930s New York theatre scene and listening to a woman’s life wisdoms.
Album - I’m behind so much this year on music but Lana Del Rey’s Norman Rockwell album was great.
  3:44pm El Garee of the tropics~:

Hey Rob Kopp... Thanks for the tip about 'Arthur' -will check out that BBC4 item and your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm WR:

Great idea Sheila B. This playlist is going to be a great resource!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Listener Howard & the Cats:

FAVORITE BOOKS: "Debauched: Witchery and Devilry Vol. 1" - A hardcover reprinting of of 1960's occult & Satanic themed girlie magazines! And "CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties" by Tom O'Neill.

FAVORITE SONG: "On Your Side" by the Innocence Mission.

FAVORITE MOVIE Gaspar Noe's "CLIMAX" (2018, but released in US in 2019).

FAVORITE REISSUES: All the Stereolab albums, and the restored Monty Python's Flying Circus episodes on Blu-Ray!

FAVORITE RADIO STATION: 1010 WINS (just kidding).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm The Oscar:

Afternoon! Currently in the midst of winnowing down my top 10 films for the site I work for, but I'll see if I can come up with a top 3 things for the show!
  3:48pm michael z:

Nilsson is such a genius writer.
  3:49pm Jett:

La Sonora Matancera that accompanied Celia on that song were always so often. Anyone that sang with them was made greater by their accompaniment @djsheilab
Avatar 3:49pm mariano:

@WR: When I was a kid, my mom was briefly married to a guy who didn't believe in hot water, so it was cold showers every morning. It was a nice house, he was financially ok, just a quirk of his. It was in Honduras, so it wasn't horrible in terms of temperature, but it was still a drag. I'm in NOLA now, plenty of hot water, but no heat in an old Marigny apartment with 14-foot ceilings, so it gets chilly at night this time of year.
  3:50pm Jett:

correction So Awesome!
  3:50pm jools:

Anyone nominating the 91 year old cigarette toting nana with a cool cat this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm loveless:

@Jocelyn It’s going to be the best shower of my life!
Avatar 3:51pm djsheilab:

jools—Haha! That was the most popular post on my IG by far! My grandma is way cooler than me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm fred:

@mariano: after I had heart surgery, I started taking cold showers only. It does give a jolt in the morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Rob Kopp:

@El Garee of the tropics~; the podcast of radioplay Arthur is gone, but when you sent me an emailI can send an MP3 to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm loveless:

@WR Two years? I was whimpering like a baby after two days and nights!
  3:53pm Jett:

Yes, Harry Nilsson was very brilliant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm WR:

Michael Z that Leonard Cohen exhibit was great, that room with all the different guys singing a recent Cohen album with the background singers shown in the next room was amazing. Excellent subject and excellent multimedia concept and execution.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:54pm listener james from westwood:

Cannot go wrong with early Madonna!
  3:55pm Chapelhillian:

Olafur Eliasson show at Tate Modern (London); Big Ears Festival (makes my list every year); Sharon van Etten's latest and seeing her in Salt Lake City. Honorable mention To Met Opera Simulcast of Philip Glass' Akhnaten
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm fred:

@WR: these recs of mine are unlikely to be touring to the US, so where are you located? I might have more likely recommendations
  3:58pm Jett:

I remember Madonna before she was signed to Sire records as that unusual girl at the Underground dancing in the corner all by herself. She was very memorable.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Handy Haversack:

And I'm back! I made it home -- for the "Holiday"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm WR:

@Fred, I'm in NYC, where there is a lot of dance but I rarely get out. Web streaming of concerts has been big plus for me.
  4:01pm William Main:

iiibeat: Cocteau / Melville Les Enfants Terribles is a wonderful film. I first saw it many years ago and I make a point of watching it once more every now and again. You should definitely read the book as well.
  4:01pm mrmikestandsir:

Yes, many, many sleds...
  4:02pm kevlicki:

Some faves of 2019

The Hilma at Klint exhibition was fantastic, William Kentridge

Purple Mountains LP

Black Flags over Brooklyn Anti Fascist metal fest
Avatar 4:05pm mariano:

1) Lee Scratch Perry at Tipitina's. 2) the Kubrick exhibition at the Museum of Design in London. 3) Mardi Gras - takes lots of very talented artists, designers, and musicians to make the hundreds of floats, elaborate costumes, and music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm fred:

@WR: Two who sometimes come to NYC and you shound't miss: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Hofesh Shechter. You can't go wrong with these two
  4:06pm Jett:

@djsheilab I am male.
Avatar 4:07pm mariano:

Wasn't the Kinks' Arthur supposed to be a TV movie as well?
  4:08pm Vanessa Tara:

merry xmas, sheila!!!
  4:08pm Jett:

Just a regular guy that loves Sheila B, especially how cool you are, and your great enthusiasm for the music!
Avatar 4:09pm djsheilab:

Awwww..thanks Jett!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Handy Haversack:

We had our office party last night -- free whisky and not enough food. A couple of hours ago I was really feeling like I'd be getting by a lot better if I had couch, dog, radio, beer -- and now it's all happening. Sheila B., you're making miracles happen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm fred:

My fave list above was actually limited to the past 3 month, because I'm not sure Hofesh Shechter' Clowns was this year or late last one
  4:11pm iiibeat:

Fine. These 3 things, most beautiful and profound . . I came across in 2019 . . Les Enfants Terrible (film). Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson (book). A Room Inside The World by Ought (album).
Avatar 4:12pm djsheilab:

Handy Haversack—Magique!
  4:12pm jools:

Dies she have a show we should be tuning in to?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm WR:

Thanks @Fred. Noted, will watch out for them.
  4:14pm iiibeat:

William Main . . I might get to the book one day. I will probably watch it again soon with a girlfriend. We too can sleep in separate beds.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Handy Haversack:

Damn, Tina Turner. Damn. Word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm WR:

Have to focus on work so will still be listening but not reading comments. Later all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Phillippe Bastille:

later, WR
  4:19pm Earth Walker:

This women knows how to rock big time
Avatar 4:22pm djsheilab:

Have any of you seen the Cadbury's commercial for this song? It is BRILLIANT.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Handy Haversack:

Ooooohhh, I dig this cover. So good. The B side, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Rob Kopp:

much better than Phil Collins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Rob Kopp:

best song of the day... so far
  4:23pm William Main:

I've tried reading H. Bergson's Creative Evolution, but I've got to admit I don't understand most of it. I've read other difficult philosophical text, but Bergson stumps me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm fred:

@Rob Kopp: What isn't?
  4:24pm Rick A.:

Mariano, I saw a Kubrick exhibition at LACMA many years ago. I'm not sure how many. If it's the same one you saw, it is stunning, representing a completely new direction museums can merge film into their exhibitions. If it is the same one, it's been traveling for awhile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Rob Kopp:

@Fred. You're right. Everything is better than PC
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm fred:

Answering my rhetorical question: Don Felder
  4:26pm Eric from Lake Hiawatha:

Best version thank you N&B.
  4:28pm Patrick in Hoboken:

"Cold War" is a beautiful, sad, atmospheric movie
  4:31pm iiibeat:

Creative Evolution is totally accessible!! I've needed a dictionary far less than with Proust!
  4:32pm Emily:

Enjoying your show while silkscreening my Christmas gifts for neighbors and friends.
Best of 2019: book: Underland by Robert Macfarlane, listening to Sophisticated Boom Boom, my free art box giveaway. Have met my neighbors and made new friends.
  4:33pm Cooh John:

@Jett: that interview is historical.
  4:34pm iiibeat:

But . . I know that Jean Cocteau wrote the book Les Enfants Terribles . . But maybe Melville had the stronger hand in the film direction . . lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Rob Kopp:

I'll miss the last hour today. Jeroen Pauw, a TV host who has been closing the day on Dutch TV from 23:00-24:00 for 17 years, is hosting his last show in half an hour and for one time I prefer to use my eyes (TV) than my ears (radio).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm fred:

Worthwhile use of your eyes and ears, Rob
  4:38pm William Main:

Cocteau has a cameo role in the film and I think that he did direct one scene. I'll have to give Creative Evolution another try.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Guido from Cologne:

Molly Burch currently enjoys some airplai on North Rhine Westphalia officiak radio. The "hit" is "To The Boys" from her previous album.
Avatar 4:42pm mariano:

@Rick A: I'm not sure how the two Kubrick shows would compare, but I really enjoyed the one in London. Had parts of sets, lots of costumes and props, a section on equipment and technique with lots of SK's notes and directions. Here are some pics of the things I gravitated towards: photos.app.goo.gl...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Handy Haversack:

That's a handsome cat on the album cover -- is it Molly's?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Theolonius:

Amazing!! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Guido from Cologne:

yes, that's her on the cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm fred:

One factor in my choices about faves was that these were either people I didn't know about or that I felt took a big step forward during the year. Also, I'm a dance geek, I know nobody cares, so I might as well put these names out there
  4:51pm Jett:

So after the segment with Molly Burch, could you tell us what are some of your personal favorite Christmas songs of all-time? @djsheilab <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Phillippe Bastille:

@Fred I care anytime I see people having the opportunity to enjoy the things they like!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Phillippe Bastille:

That looks like a huuuge cat on that album cover
  4:56pm jools:

Does!!! My god such a bad spelchecker & Too much wine. No more comments from dublin. Great show im slowly spreading the word to anyone with good music taste that will listen.
P.S our cat is called Boo Boo and of late we have been tickiling his belly saying Sophisticated Boo Boo.
He loves it. I think he gets the reference his basket is beside the speakers and hes a long time listener..
Nollaig Shona
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Handy Haversack:

@Phillippe, yes! to both your posts! I like that the camera captured the cat in the quintessence of cat poses -- stalking away! And well said to @fred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm chris:

wowza. nice work, Molly Burch and crew!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:01pm listener james from westwood:

Such a beautiful voice!!
Avatar 5:01pm dreamyandseedy:

that last track made me think Ariane Grande and Molly would sound great doing a duet
  5:03pm P-90:

Posting my love for Molly’s set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Phillippe Bastille:

Yay Scott Williams!! Always making these sessions sound sweet!
  5:03pm P-90:

And thanks Scott and Edmund and everyone...
  5:05pm P-90:

Also kudos to Sheila B for perennially awesome interviews!
  5:06pm Vanessa Tara:

<3 the supremes xmas album!
  5:07pm El Garee of the tropics~:

Rob Kopp ... just got this about 'Arthur'. BBC 4 'evergreens' old shows so thought it might pop up. But saw your contact so may do that mp3. Really a Kinks fan I see. Well good!
Avatar 5:07pm mariano:

Thanks for a lovely serenade, Molly!
  5:09pm Jett:

One of "My Favorite Things," is listening to The Sophisticated Boom Boom show hosted by the lovely Sheila B on Friday afternoons.
  5:14pm Jocelyn:

I have to say that I was an eye roller over the chick lit. But I devoured City of Girls in a day. Then sought out her other work and was sad she’s put in THAT category, you know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm ifeelfatnsassy:

I just got Climax on Netflix today... excited.
  5:15pm P-90:

Their version of “Little Bright Star” is the overlooked gem of Supremes Christmas tracks, imho.
Avatar 5:16pm mariano:

It's the time of year when songs on the radio trick me into thinking my doorbell's ringing.
Avatar 5:16pm djsheilab:

Jocelyn—Those who judge her as a writer in that category have no idea. Their loss!!!
Avatar 5:19pm JakeGould:

Hey Sheila!

Here are three of my favorite things from 2019:

• Joan Miró exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
• Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana duct taped to a wall.
• Baby Yoda.
  5:19pm Jocelyn:

Sheila, Absolutely. I was horrified to realize my ignorance toward her work.
Avatar 5:20pm djsheilab:

JakeGould—How is Joan's name pronounced? So I don't completely embarrass myself on air :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Phillippe Bastille:

Gotta run. Happy holidays Sheila and everyone!
Avatar 5:20pm mariano:

The first part of the riff in this Habibi song sounds a bit like "Road to Bangkok" by Rush. Bye Phillippe, happy Holidays to you too!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Handy Haversack:

Enjoy, Phillippe!
Avatar 5:21pm JakeGould:

Like Schwa… Shewah Merrroh. Remove the “n” at the end and think Spain/Catalonia.
  5:24pm iiibeat:

Cocteau's fingerprints are all over that film though . . You should definitely try Bergson again . . I tell people that CE is a bridge from Darwin to Einstein . While he wrote about relativity through the veins of the humanities . Bergson had actual live debates with Einstein in how to explain Relativity. The book is alive . . It brings mind to itself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Guido from Cologne:

It's Juan Miro (not Joan) - Spanish painter.
You know Spanish pronounciation of the "J"?
like "Don Juan" ..
  5:24pm Jocelyn:

Have a good weekend, Phillippe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm fred:

@Jocelyn: Who are you talking about? I looks interesting. Though my reading time is limited these days due to a transit strike
Avatar 5:25pm JakeGould:

@Guido: I am close in my explanation, right?
Avatar 5:26pm JakeGould:

Also, an honorable mention for 2019 is me re-discovering the classic Bogart and Bacall films. “The Big Sleep” and “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” are now on my forever playlist.
Avatar 5:26pm Stashu:

How pretty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Guido from Cologne:

Well, "Sh" is what we non-latin tongues like to interpret the "J2.
it#s more like the Greek / Russian "X".
Avatar 5:27pm JakeGould:

@Guido: Like “Xiu Xiu” right?
  5:28pm P-90:

This Joan Miro?


His first name is pronounced YO-ann.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Handy Haversack:

You nailed it, SheillaB!

Kate wants to know if you did her top three at the beginning. We were in transit ...
  5:29pm egould310:

Seems like forever since that Habibi album was announced. Like over a year now, right?? Release it already!! My ears are hungry.
Avatar 5:29pm Stashu:

Nelly McKay she is one of my faves! So cute and sassy!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:29pm listener james from westwood:

Your gran rules!! She is living THE life!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Guido from Cologne:

Exactly not. :-)
It's lich the "dark" German "ch" created with the throad..
Like Johan sebastian BaCH.
Avatar 5:30pm JakeGould:

Sheila! That was perfect! And here is some pronunciation examples and Sheila did a good job. forvo.com...
Avatar 5:30pm Stashu:

Your grandmother I bow down to her she is a true Queen! You are such a sweet person and I am so glad you will go spend time with her!
  5:30pm Jocelyn:

Your Grandmother is everything
  5:30pm greatb:

So happy to catch this show live. It always begins, in my head, with the voice of Stan announcing this slot in the schedule around 5am :)
  5:30pm greatb:

The world needs more Grandmothers
Avatar 5:31pm djsheilab:

Stashuuuuuu!!!Thanks darlin' Xoxoxo
Avatar 5:31pm ncjay:

Thought we'd hear some Alan Parsons today in honor of his birthday....?
  5:32pm El Garee of the tropics~:

Where would we be without grandmothers?
Avatar 5:33pm djsheilab:

ncjay—I never remember anyone's birthdays, even my heroes! :)
Avatar 5:33pm ncjay:

haha, well, be advised, then :)
  5:33pm William Main:

I've read a lot of Eric Voegelin (another very difficult philosopher) who thinks highly of Bergson. And I've read Samuel Alexander who is often compared with 
Bergson. I don't know why I appreciate (a little bit) these other philosophers but have trouble with HB. I'll give him another shot soon.
  5:35pm Vanessa Tara:

gotta go! all the best sheila and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm fred:

This is awesome
Avatar 5:37pm Strandlund:

This is sooooo good!!
  5:37pm iiibeat:

If my grandmother was smoking from her bed then that would mean that shad been on fire . . And that ain't cool because she's been deceased for over a decade! But . . I don't think either of them ever smoked a cigarette. RIP to all the dead grandmas.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Handy Haversack:

Avatar 5:38pm herb.nyc:

Lovely show! FAV- theater: a bright room called day, live: Robert Forster, movie-where is my Roy Cohn. -- go grandma!
  5:38pm Peter:

My three fravorite things of 2019
1- Index Art Center in Newark NJ
2- Steven Universe
3- Anything DIY legend John Cozz touches
  5:42pm P-90:

Oops, I see my post above about Joan Miro’s first name went up wrong, it’s pronounced “JO-ann”, not “YO-ann.” My iPhone insists on “correcting” my text sometimes. And we can’t edit Comments posts once errors are posted.
  5:43pm queems:

i sang this in my high school’s women’s quartet
Avatar 5:46pm JakeGould:

Did the Crystals wrote this “Loneliest Christmas Tree?” Sounds a bit self-blaming like some of there of those songs.
Avatar 5:46pm ncjay:

oh this song is heartbreaking
Avatar 5:47pm ncjay:

fake trees FTW
Avatar 5:47pm JakeGould:

I meant “write.” I am know English good yes.
Avatar 5:47pm ncjay:

But Deidre brings us all back up again! My favorite song of the year!
  5:49pm egould310:

Three favorites of 2019

1. My Epiphone acoustic/electric guitar.
2. Holy Tunics album “Hi Parade Lemonade Supersonic Spree”

Thanks for a year of great music. Happy Holidays!!!
Avatar 5:50pm JakeGould:

Thanks Sheila!
Avatar 5:51pm ncjay:

or....last year. or last year AND this year!
  5:51pm iiibeat:

I'll have to look into Voegelin . . What did he write about? I just don't think that Bergson is super difficult and I'm not saying that to try to sound smart or something stupid . . Though I might just vibe naturally with the information . . Kinda thing . . It isn't all mathematical and explained in formulas . . William James praised it noting it's accessibility . . Definitely easier than like . . Derrida!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Sheila, for today and for a great year of shows. What a joy! Happy New Year! Have a good weekend, all!
  5:54pm El Garee of the tropics~:

Noël Yéyé
  5:55pm johnzo:

jealous of that lee scratch perry show mariano! didn’t realize he still toured!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm chris:

that Hilma af Klint exhibit *was* outstanding! i would have listed it but thought it was last year...
  5:55pm johnzo:

great show SB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm chris:

thanks, Sheila! happy merry to all!
Avatar 5:56pm ncjay:

Fabulous show as always, Sheila. Thanks, happy holidays, and enjoy your trip to YVR, the city of amazing asian food!
  5:56pm Micheal:

Thank you, Sheila!!
  5:56pm Jocelyn:

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season! I live for my Friday’s with everyone here.
  5:56pm P-90:

The Kubrick exhibit is coming to the Museum of The Moving Image in New York in January, something to look forward to!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Handy Haversack:

Good to know, P-90!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm RomanDogBird:

looking forward to more SBB in 2020, have a happy new year!
Avatar 5:57pm mariano:

@johnzo: Me neither, tbh. I was listening to WWOZ or WTUL and they announced it, and I was like No way, really? Tickets were cheap too. He was great, and Tip's is a nice small/medium venue.

Thanks so much SheilaB, happy Holidays!
  5:57pm William Main:

Hard to describe Voegelin. One of his books is Anamnesis (process of remembrance) in which he talks about Bergson. You're lucky to be on he same wavelength as HB.
  5:58pm Jett:

Thanks for blessing us with another great show, All the best for the New Year, hope to see you around town to thank you in person, Stay Well @djsheilab
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Richard S:

Happy [insert name of holiday here]!, Sheila B.!
Avatar 5:59pm DJ Guin:

Merry Xmas, Sheila. Not only are you hot, but, you know your music.
  5:59pm michael z:

Thank you Sheila for a great show and here’s praying that the new decade brings us some sanity and a sense of honesty and civic responsibility from our leaders.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Sheila!!
Avatar 6:00pm djsheilab:

Happy holidays, you lovely ones! See you in 2020! BIG love to all of you. Xoxoxoxoxo
  6:00pm P-90:

Have the Merriest of Christmases and The Happiest, Most Champagne-Soaked New Year, DJSheila B and absolutely everyone!
  6:00pm P-90:

Avatar 6:01pm DJ Guin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Michael 98145:

♥♫ Happy Solstice ♫❣
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