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Artist Title Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Sam Elwitt and his Swingin' Guitars  Green Grass   Options single  bandcamp  2020, duh    0:00:00 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Go-Go's`  Club Zero   Options single        0:03:36 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Isolation Jams  Ah! Leah!   Options single      Kay Hanley on lead vocal  0:07:27 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Howling Hex  Lies   Options Knuckleball Express  Fat Possum    for phil niekro? Neil Haggerty  0:09:57 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Fun Time Objects  Switchblade Serenade   Options C20/20 Go-Go!        0:13:06 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Silver Synthetic  Making Time   Options Out Of The Darkness EP  Third Man    new orleans  0:16:22 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Lewsberg  Through the Garden   Options In This House  12XU      0:19:55 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
No Age  Sandalwood   Options Goons Be Gone  Drag City      0:25:06 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Vintage Crop  Gridlock   Options Serve To Serve Again  Upset The Rhythm      0:27:58 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Slugs  Girly Gang   Options Don't Touch Me I'm Too Slimy  Related Records      0:31:34 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
The Bats  Trade In Silence   Options Foothills  Flying Nun Records      0:33:16 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Matt Berry  Something In My Eye   Options Phantom Birds  Acid Jazz      0:36:34 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Gary Olson  Afternoon Into Evening   Options s/t  Tapete      0:40:31 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Exploding Flowers  Imagine All the Possibilities   Options Stumbling Blocks        0:42:38 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Gateway Drugs  Invitation   Options PSA  Aporia      0:45:54 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
The Resonars  Even If I Could   Options 2020 Blindside        0:51:25 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Resonars  We Will Welcome You Back Home   Options Disappear        0:53:31 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Marshall Holland  When the Rain Comes   Options Paper Airplane  Mystery Lawn      0:55:20 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves  Out There   Options Corona Drive  bandcamp      0:59:17 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Nada Surf  So Much Love   Options Never Not Together  Barsuk      1:01:11 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Sir Chloe  Sedona   Options Party Favors  Terrible Records      1:04:43 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner  Selling the Mood   Options         1:08:02 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
The Junior League with Scott the Hoople  Summer of Flies   Options Summer of Lies        1:12:15 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Scott the Hoople  All Strung Together   Options Sad Box & Other Hits  bandcamp      1:15:03 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Eyelids  The Accidental Falls   Options The Accidental Falls  Decor Records      1:19:52 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Bully  What I Wanted   Options SUGAREGG  Sub Pop      1:23:33 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Special Pillow  1921   Options       The Who cover  1:26:15 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Special Pillow  The Week In Review   Options World's Finest  Zofko      1:29:01 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Shadow Show  What Again Is Real   Options single      produced by matthew smith of outrageous cherry  1:34:11 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
Tyler Keith  The Last Drag   Options The Last Drag  Black & Wyatt Records    Three Chord Monte album of the year!  1:39:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Bette Smith  Everybody Needs Love   Options The Good, the Bad and the Bette        1:42:07 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Swamp Dogg  A Good Song   Options Sorry You Couldn't Make It  Joyful Noise Recordings      1:45:40 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Lydia Loveless  Love Is Not Enough   Options Daughter        1:48:38 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
The Hi-Risers  Hot Banana   Options single  Hi-Tide Recordings      1:54:15 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Trevor Lake  Quaran-Teen   Options Bunker Stew        1:56:44 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Fox Sisters  Windows Down   Options Bust Out!        1:58:43 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Pacifics  Laughin'   Options You Know You Make Wanna Stout!  Mistkäfer      2:01:05 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Piggies  Love Letters   Options single        2:02:51 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Deena With The Poor Man's Opera  Thursday   Options single      any song about The Great Notch Inn is all right with me  2:05:14 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Girls on Grass  Who's Gonna Cry   Options single        2:08:16 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
O.T. Sykes  Stone Crush On You   Options various - Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987  Light in the Attic Records    the singing dentist!  2:13:48 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Leisure  Lonely Nights   Options Side A  Nettwerk      2:18:50 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Fascinations Grand Chorus  Wherever You Go   Options single  Silent Stereo    happy birthday yesterday to Stephanie Cupo of Fascinations Grand Chorus  2:22:22 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Thibault  Drama   Options Or Not Thibault  Chapter Music      2:24:47 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Sargeant X Comrade  Take Me Higher (Who Let the Devil In)   Options Magic Radio  Black Buffalo Records      2:28:11 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
River Cult  Neo Dog   Options Chilling Effecrt  Tee Pee      2:32:43 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Idolizers  Stranded (Again)   Options Rusty Beanie's Bicycle Shop  Rum Bar      2:35:56 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Xetas  The Martyr   Options The Cypher  12XU      2:38:30 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Public Practice  Compromised   Options Gentle Grip  Wharf Cat      2:41:15 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
 
ROOKIE  Sunglasses   Options s/t        2:45:24 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
The Nude Party  Shine Your Light   Options Midnight Manor  New West      2:48:46 MP3 | Pop‑up)  
Strange Magic  Master Blaster   Options Melatonin Doomsday Blues        2:52:38 MP3 | Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Son Of Pantz:

Howdy, Joe B!
Avatar 12:01pm Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Joe and everyone else!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm spodiodi:

hi Joe B!
ready for all three chords B^D
hi all!
  12:01pm P-90:

Belocklated Merry Christmas!
  12:02pm hwait didmo:

Great show
  12:02pm goes211:

Hidey Ho Joe and Co.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Threemoons:

Greets Joey B, fellow Chordates...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I want to be free to ride into 2021!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm spodiodi:

zero what now!? oh my
Avatar 12:05pm Woo:

Go Go Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Mister Dobalina:

25¢
  12:05pm listener monica:

love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Candy-O'67:

Hey, Joe! Ready for some Three Chord Monte and the New Year!
Avatar 12:06pm OnTheTrain:

Joe B We were just playing the Go-Go's original LP at home on my kids toy record player.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm efd:

YEAH!!!
  12:08pm egould310:

On vacation. Three chords and a cup of coffee. Might start some day drinking before the show is over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm mariano:

Hey there Joe B, Crew, everyone. Happy almost New Year!
  12:09pm PeterD:

I signed in to favorite this cover of Ah! Leah! . . . and it turns out I already had.
Avatar 12:09pm Woo:

Donnie Iris Jagger
  12:10pm dano59:

This cover is totally awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Mike Steele:

Hey Joe!! Hey all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Candy-O'67:

I agree, dano59
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Son Of Pantz:

What a flamethrower of a start to the show!
  12:14pm Cooh John:

Hello Joe B and listeners.
Avatar 12:14pm OnTheTrain:

Where are you moving to ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm xtrakrispy:

What @sonofpantz said!
  12:15pm clarke:

hola from sunny NOLA, ya'll!!
Avatar 12:15pm OnTheTrain:

Tahiti, Bora Bora , Some other better place ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Candy-O'67:

Good luck on the move, Joe! I feel for you. I loathe moving
  12:16pm clarke:

Donald Iris was The Man.
Avatar 12:17pm Joe B:

Greetings all! Thanks for being here!
  12:17pm clarke:

moving sucks!! sorry bout that!
  12:19pm clarke:

that is the one time owning records is not great.
Avatar 12:19pm Hubig Pie:

Throw the knuckle ball and you'll never need the Tommy John
  12:21pm hifivicky:

lewsberg! excellent. I knew you were gonna play this!
Avatar 12:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Moving records Oof.
New beginnings !
Digging this LouReedy lyric...
  12:21pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Lewsberg yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

♬ Grandma’s in the ICU this Christmas
Everyone was sick at Thanksgiving
You might say there’s no such thing as Covid
But I still can’t get Grandpa to believe ♪
Avatar 12:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Even 'surge upon surge' sounds like fun : we need cameras on body bag piles. Ah well - pharma solution on its way USA. Roll up yer sleeve & bend over...
Avatar 12:25pm Joe B:

Exactly Clarke.
  12:26pm Joey joe joe:

Got Feelies vibe from that No Age song. Dug it.
  12:26pm clarke:

i have a similar move to ponder in may...ouch
  12:30pm clarke:

though i have never had to move on new year's day - extry ouch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm mariano:

Where you moving to, clarke? Staying in NOLA or the area, I hope.
  12:31pm clarke:

i don't know mariano?? not sure, atm
  12:31pm McGroovey:

(late comment because I'm vacuuming) (taking a break) I live the Lewsburg Lewsberg whatever album. I got it the second time I heard a song from it. I need to play it more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Chop Scott:

Hey Joe!
  12:32pm clarke:

rent is so much higher here than i expected, and i have some very specifics needs
  12:32pm egould310:

The Slugs are like two 12 year old autists. Primal. Brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hi! Late cause I had to take security training for work. Eyes only. Hi everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm spodiodi:

thanks, Michele!
  12:33pm clarke:

also, not to pleased with the recent upsurge in crime!!
  12:35pm clarke:

-too
  12:35pm listener monica:

I bought 2 new LPs in 2020. "Foothills" is one of them.
  12:39pm egould310:

Are we gonna get some Green/Blue in this 2020 retrospective? Asking for a friend...
  12:39pm clarke:

funny monica, my record-ordering has fallen off, too (mostly because of pondering the aformentioned move). need to order new Bats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm JG:

Show always makes my Monday, Happy New Year Joe and 3 Chorders
  12:40pm bigplanetnoise:

Howdy JB and all!
  12:41pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Good afternoon Joe! Joining late but looking forward to your 2020 favorites or anything else you deem worthy of listening to.
Seasons greetings you, skeletons, and fellow listeners!
  12:42pm clarke:

nice lil' set you done put together here
Avatar 12:42pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Always look forward to Joe's end of year wrap up shows...so many cool tunes I missed!
Avatar 12:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Damn but the Musics feel good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mister Dobalina:

Pow pOw POW!
  12:44pm clarke:

RR - u a fan of Letterkenny? (i am!)
TopT - fun show sat (the part i heard)
Avatar 12:44pm Hubig Pie:

NOLA's cheap rents boho heyday ended in the late '90's
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Carmichael:

Hey Joe and Monday listeners.
  12:47pm clarke:

i disagree that nola is cheap - it was when i grew up here, and lived here, again, before - NOT NOW.
Avatar 12:47pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@clarke: I understand that as a result of Katrina things actually got more expensive down there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Dennis Diken:

go Joe! thanks for turning us on to so much cool noise this year!
  12:48pm clarke:

it sure is gentrified here
Avatar 12:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

clarke - I rarely has / does contempo TVs - but I'll note your enthusiasm !
Yeah not usually into year-end roundups - NewYears too arbitrary & obligatory - but this year different somehow...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Handy Haversack:

Joe and all the Montebanks! Sorry we're late. Important errands were run!
Avatar 12:50pm Hoboken Jack:

Hi Joe, skeleton, TOPT, EFD, HP Ken, Spodes, Jeff, Vicky, Mariano, Dennis, all!!
  12:51pm clarke:

Dennis - can't wait until saturday! tell us about the Stymie and Spanky 'show'!!
Avatar 12:51pm John L:

Some more stuff for the next Bandcamp Friday. Extended to May, thankfully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Dennis Diken:

@clarke - will do this week in The Den, busy today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Handy Haversack:

clarke: Letterkenny: Can confirm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm spodiodi:

hi Jack! hi Handy!
  12:53pm clarke:

roger that, DD!
Avatar 12:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Resonars - Nugget !
  12:55pm McGroovey:

I want the new bats. I need to listen to more Resonars. Gateway Drugs: aren't some of them kids of someone from the eighties? I think I saw them opening for... someone... at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Swervedriver maybe? I may have that totally wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm mariano:

Hey HoboJack, Handy, spodi!

clarke: Yeah, rents were so incredibly cheap here in the 90s. Then again, they were so much cheaper everywhere. When in lived in SF in the 90s, my then-GF had a studio on Haight a block or two from the park, and she was paying $575. Which at the time I thought was obscene.
  12:55pm clarke:

howdy HH. still enjoying that tomato sauce batch???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Handy Haversack:

spodi, Mariano, Jack: hello out there!

clarke, I made veggie parm subs last night -- a big hit! We siill have plenty of sauce. It's a hot one!
Avatar 12:57pm Hoboken Jack:

Hello McGroove and Handy!
Avatar 12:57pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Matt from The Resonars had a banner musical year...he also produced The Exbats album!
  12:58pm clarke:

that WAS obscene, Mar, ha ha. i need a place where i can make noise - a storefront or something detached from homes, plus can't afford a ton.
  12:59pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Some tracks on the Marshall Holland Paper Airplane LP have a strong Elvis Costello vibe to them
  12:59pm clarke:

been looking for ya, Mariano: have a report from Middendorf's!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm dave wuz here:

Middendorf's mmmmmm
  1:00pm clarke:

Middendorf's was actually BETTER than i remember it last time or ANY time. got the thin-cut catfish (like i always do) - the BEST!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Mike Sin:

I thank this show and WFMU for hipping me to the Exploding Flowers.
Avatar 1:01pm Hubig Pie:

Mariano, we bought a house in Bywater '92. It was el-cheapo but surrounded by Sec 8 scatter sights and the crime was far worse
  1:02pm McGroovey:

Yeah, I had it pretty much right. Three of the Gateway Drugs are kids of one of the Knack. And yes, it was Swervedriver they opened for. I think they were better than Swervedriver (who are one of my faves from the nineties) at least that night. Swervedriver had a sub bass player, playing a really wooly-sounding Gibson bass. Sounded like he was playing through a box of pillows.
  1:02pm clarke:

Monsieur Sin!! sneakin' in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm efd:

one of these years I'm going to wise up and just do two year-end best-of shows like this, instead of trying to rank albums and singles and comps and reissues and feeling bad about everything that gets left out.

Not this year, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Handy Haversack:

A ton of the good things in our life have been possible only because we got into a rent-stabilized place in the late nineties and then another in 2004 before the rents around here went completely insane.
  1:04pm clarke:

and veggie parms!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm spodiodi:

hi mariano!
  1:04pm NikiA:

so much love 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm mariano:

Oh sorry, clarke, missed your Middendorf's comment. Glad to hear it's still good if not better -- haven't been there in years.

Hubig: One of my friends lived in the Marigny and Bywater in the 90s, was such a different area then, you're right. Unfortunately, in the 90s, Louisiana was still the place I was trying to escape from. So short-sighted. Then again, I got to live in some other cool places before they were totally Disneyfied.
Avatar 1:05pm Joe B:

Whatever works efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Handy Haversack:

Stick to your guns, efd!
  1:06pm clarke:

that cheap place in SF was KEY, mariano!! little choice to NOT enjoy dat!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Megaroni:

Tuning in from Arizona- yeah baby! Feelin’ it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm spodiodi:

my first rent in sf in '96 was ~300/mo (x5 of us in a flat, SoMa)
  1:07pm clarke:

i am considering going to Woodville, MS - a friend has an out-building on a farm there. not sure about anything these dayz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm spodiodi:

i think a single one of my then-roomates is still there, enjoying the rent control
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm spodiodi:

that sounds like something i'd be into, clarke. good luck with it
Avatar 1:09pm Joe B:

@efd 2 shows wasn't enough anyway so might as well stick with one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Handy Haversack:

spodi, that's a hypnotic avatar today!
  1:10pm clarke:

yeah, have always dreamed about converting a barn into a studio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm efd:

@Joe True, there's always going to be something that gets left out. I just can't shake that countdown fever! Too much Casey Kasem as a youth, I guess.
Avatar 1:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

the rent is too damn high
the black market done gone thru the sky
around the block I'm standin' in the breadline
the company store owns my soul & all my time
cops put teargas up my eyes
...@ least we ain't no Socialists
(Repeat.)
  1:11pm clarke:

maybe something will appear to keep me here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm spodiodi:

must be part of why it appealed to me, Handy :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Carmichael:

Letterman's Top 10 lists for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Dennis Diken:

yay Scott McCaughey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm spodiodi:

speaking of icons, Carmichael, yours today has been making me smile :D nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Carmichael:

Thx spod!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Handy Haversack:

Top Ten Punchlines to Scottish Dirty Jokes an all-time fave of mine, Carmichael.
Avatar 1:18pm HyperDose:

Joe's show! Joe's show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm mariano:

clarke: Those friends of mine in the Bywater in the 90s ended up moving to Picayune, MS, and really liked it. At the time, they made wrought-iron furniture, and they were able to have a large workspace.
  1:20pm NikiA:

damn I'm on mobile and can't see @carmichael's icon. someone describe it to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Carmichael:

"Of course she's served millions, she's a McDonald!"
  1:20pm clarke:

oh, picayune is AWEsome - but, has been 'found' by the yups
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Handy Haversack:

This is one of our fave albums of the year, Eyelids. GREAT music for driving around in the sunshine on country roads.
  1:21pm clarke:

i really love the folsom area, but same story there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Handy Haversack:

@NikiA: 2020 rated one star and "Would not recommend."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm mariano:

clarke: Oh really? Dang.
  1:23pm clarke:

yes, picayune is THE horse area for the richies!! which is great, bcuz it is nice. but, not the cheap place it once was.
  1:24pm clarke:

but... all those people probably want iron fences - so good fer yer pals!
Avatar 1:25pm phoboken:

Loving these best of 2020 shows...
  1:26pm clarke:

another thing i have considered is finding an old storefront in one of those towns where the downtown has died out.
  1:26pm NikiA:

thanks Handy
  1:26pm egould310:

Eyelids are promoting a listening party for today. Reissued vinyl and jeez they have alot of records. https://twitter.com/musicofeyelids/status/1343612717035266048?s=21
Avatar 1:26pm Roberto:

Hard to believe it's been 100 years since the original version of this song came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm p/b:

Hey Joe - love this version
Avatar 1:28pm Roberto:

Katie's voice is a revelation. I knew she could fiddle with the best of 'em but I had no idea she could sing!
  1:28pm clarke:

oof! happened to see part of the film Tommy, last night - what a failure!!
  1:28pm Warm custard:

Good Morning DJ THree Chord Monte. Love the Tommy cover for New years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Lizardner Dave !:

This is a great cover. Of course, the song is about a child witnessing a murder and being so traumatized by it he's struck dumb and unresponsive to visual and audio stimuli (though not physically deaf and blind) and people want it to be an optiimistic song about next year so...
Avatar 1:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wrote a bit did Townshend. Loves Tummy & Quads rather great.
Avatar 1:29pm Hubig Pie:

I can relate to the sentiments of this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm mariano:

clarke: But on the other hand, you get to see Jack Nicholson in his only singing role ;)
  1:30pm clarke:

ouch!! not while i am typing!!
  1:31pm clarke:

...if you hear me typing.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm spodiodi:

Lizardner Dave ! nice insight/comment
Avatar 1:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Entwistle described Ken Russell as an insane Father Christmas. @ least the film is weird, has some surrealism - & a few good performances. & truly odd enuff can keep it away from the actual '69 Album in my head...
  1:35pm clarke:

unfortunately the main problem with the film is that the songs were re-cut!! the performances are all awful. nothing has the impact of the original vocals.
  1:35pm egould310:

Shadow Show yeah. That’s real nice rock n roll right there.
Avatar 1:36pm Joe B:

@egould - definitely one of my fave discoveries of the year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Handy Haversack:

Hotsie motsie, what a set that was, Joe! Every one a gem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm p/b:

Acid Queen Sydney Powell
  1:38pm clarke:

i mean, i LOVE ann-margret but damn.
Avatar 1:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

clarke from the purely soundtrack view yeah - though Tina & especially Elton aren't bad. The 70s... An actually profound artful interpretation of Tommy it is not - true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Little Danny:

Hi Joe, hey everybody
Avatar 1:39pm Joe B:

@ p/b - at least acid would explain a few things
Avatar 1:39pm Joe B:

@handy - thanks!
  1:39pm clarke:

tyler keith loves ann-margret!!
  1:41pm clarke:

we have actually discussed that topic, b4
Avatar 1:41pm Joe B:

@lizardner dave - well, we are already traumatized heading into '21 ...
Avatar 1:42pm Joe B:

@roberto - agreed - check out the last two special pillow albums - she has a couple leads
Avatar 1:43pm DjLorraine:

RevRabbi i look forward to your poems.
  1:43pm ww:

JoeB - Like ToPT says, the People's Champ. Love your Album of the Year, despite it being more than 3 chords. I mean, that would be a feat: no more than 3 chords on one album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Handy Haversack:

clarke, Steve McQueen-level problems: deciding between Ann-Margaret and Tuesday Weld!
Avatar 1:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DjLorraine: Me too! Maybe I'll write one someday.
  1:45pm ww:

To complicate things, I saw Raquel Welch in a 1970s western on Netflix the other night.
  1:45pm clarke:

i'd take A-M there, steve-o (funny Thomas Crown was on last nite, too)
  1:47pm clarke:

raquel gets a bad rap - i don't mind her acting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Son Of Pantz:

Who's singing this Swamp Dogg tune?
  1:48pm clarke:

guessing here: Swamp Dogg?
  1:49pm clarke:

loveless - good rekkid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Devin B.:

Song of the year for me right here.
  1:50pm egould310:

Finished my coffee. Just cracked a beer. Vacation hell yeah!
  1:50pm ww:

@clarke: She sounds like a young Stevie Nicks to me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm spodiodi:

this Lydia Loveless is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm spodiodi:

cheers, egould!
Avatar 1:51pm Joe B:

@pantz- record lists swamp dogg himself though there are many other guest vocalists. i guess autotuned?
  1:51pm clarke:

there are a few clunkers on this album (unlike her others), but overall luv her writing.
Avatar 1:52pm Joe B:

agreed clarke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Handy Haversack:

Nice, egould! I just packed a six pack for our afternoon on the ferries!
  1:52pm egould310:

Cheers spodiodi!
  1:54pm clarke:

and when i say "clunkers" it is more production choices than song-writing
  1:55pm clarke:

i am interested to hear what the gang thinks of McCartney III??? i think its ok.
  1:55pm ww:

Hi-Risers!! Their Smooth Operator has become my new earwig. OMG.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Artie:

Just in time for lunch!
  1:55pm clarke:

after a few listenings...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

This track is so money baby!
Avatar 1:56pm Hoboken Jack:

Just play "Hot Banana" over and over again for the rest of the show. There's your best of right there.
  1:57pm Warm custard:

I am lost in the playlist. Will someone please tell me the artist / song title of that Tommy cover earlier? Thanks
(I'm lookin' at you Rabbit)
  1:58pm clarke:

1921
  1:58pm Warm custard:

thanks clarke
  1:59pm hifivicky:

well i'm assembling an office chair and this could not be a more perfect accompaniment! 🎶
Avatar 1:59pm Joe B:

@clarke - haven't listened to mccartney III yet but plan to
  2:00pm clarke:

i have mixed feelings for sure - but, have decided to like it, ha ha.
  2:01pm clarke:

every song is a minute too long.
Avatar 2:02pm Joe B:

I guess that makes up for mccartney 1 where every song was a minute too short!
Avatar 2:02pm Joe B:

@Jack - sounds like a plan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm p/b:

dont you boys know any nice songs?
  2:03pm clarke:

maybe - but shorter is better!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm medson:

Hey Joe B and everyone. Rockin show, late chiming in
  2:04pm Warm custard:

@clarke I heard one of the Mccartney songs and agree it was about a minute too long- That was the first minute LOL. Seriously, any artist that continues working all their life into old age is okee dokee with me. Artists seem to have lousy work when just starting and lousy stuff after the creativity has expired.
  2:04pm mikecmusic:

Never chatted through the app before here but just checking in to say awesome show, Joe!
Avatar 2:05pm Joe B:

hey mike! thanks!
Avatar 2:05pm Joe B:

hey medson!
Avatar 2:06pm Joe B:

thanks everyone for listening and checking in here, appreciate it
  2:06pm clarke:

well - unfortunately macca's voice doesn't allow for the melody he once wielded - but, it suits this album.
  2:07pm clarke:

this IS a fantasmic show, btw!!
  2:07pm clarke:

i wuz supposed to be showered and outta here - nice day in new orleans!
  2:08pm Mike in S. Jersey:

Weird Little Falls
  2:08pm clarke:

luncheon can wait!
  2:08pm Warm custard:

You don't appreciate me DJ Joe. I know i'm just your plaything. I know at 3:00 PM you'll drop me like a hot mess.
Avatar 2:08pm Hackensack Slim:

Hey Joe, Fine Sounding show! Looking forward to the Norton/Billy Miller trib on Friday.
  2:09pm clarke:

where is Great Notch Inn??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Handy Haversack:

We're heading out to ride the ferries! Crossing two rivers and touching New Jersey soil! Thanks for a great one, Joe B! Wish we could hear the whole thing, but time and tide.

Happy New Year, Lockers and Rockers and Montebanks, all! See youse next year!
  2:09pm clarke:

probably in Great Notch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm spodiodi:

bon voyage, Handy!
Avatar 2:10pm Hackensack Slim:

Great Notch is in West Paterson NJ.
  2:10pm clarke:

HH - sounds like a nice outing!! HF!! HNY!!
Avatar 2:10pm Joe B:

great notch is in little falls NJ
  2:10pm McGroovey:

I have a couple things by the Fox Sisters. They've put out a lot of stuff (including side things). I've lost touch with the Rochester music scene since I moved out of the in 2003. I used to go see all the local bands. Most were as good as any national touring band. See: The Quitters, The Priests, The Bloody Hollies (maybe they were from Buffalo), The Riviera Playboys, The Hi-Risers (and all Greg Townson's other bands),
..., and those are the roots/garage ones. There also noisey artsy bands.
  2:11pm clarke:

ah.
Avatar 2:11pm Joe B:

alright handy, have fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm p/b:

Who's Gonna Cry yup that says it all
  2:12pm Mike in S. Jersey:

Hackensack Slim --- West Paterson is now Woodland Park.
  2:13pm Mike in S. Jersey:

But they'll always be East Paterson and West Paterson to me :)
  2:14pm Jeffrey Doucette:

Wait! Why does the image next to The Piggies' song show a KMFDM Single????
  2:14pm clarke:

Lee Circle is always gonna be Lee Circle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm mariano:

Bye Handy!
Avatar 2:15pm Hackensack Slim:

Thanks Mike S. Elmwood Park just doesn't have the same ring to it.
  2:15pm clarke:

and i have MUCH respect for Leah Chase!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm brycepunk1:

Really digging this OT Sykes track
  2:17pm clarke:

this is a stone jam my man!!
Avatar 2:17pm Joe B:

@mcgroovey - wow riviera playboys! great band! bloody hollies were buffalo, yes
  2:18pm clarke:

sadly - not this year's release, tho
  2:19pm clarke:

ain't no one doin' it like this any more.
  2:19pm Cooh John:

DjLorraine, good to see you on the comments board. Lydia Loveless is from Columbus.
  2:21pm McGroovey:

The Facebook page for the Great Notch Inn says it's in Little Falls, but Google Maps says it's in Woodland Park. I'm gonna guess located in one of them, and has a USPS mailing address from the other.
  2:22pm ww:

I have to say Champ, "you make my Mondays". Awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Jack. Standing in line at the cable TV store to exchange my cable box that died the other night when the power glitched. They should have an app for Android TVs so a person can get the channels without a stupid cable box.
  2:22pm clarke:

the only reason to look fwd to mondays
  2:22pm ww:

McGroovey, it's all about the zip code.
  2:24pm clarke:

ahhhh, THAT'S what its all about!! and i was thinking it was the hokey-pokey all this time!
  2:25pm ww:

Glad to help straighten you out, Clarke!
  2:25pm ww:

Although the hokey-pokey is right up there...
  2:25pm clarke:

well - screw this hokey-pokey stuff
  2:26pm McGroovey:

OK.

The boundary between Little Falls and Woodland Park goes down the middle of Rt 46 there. The Great Notch Inn is on the Woodland Park side of the road. But most of the area called Great Notch is in Little Falls (there's no inutilement Great Notch municipality). So it's settled then.
  2:26pm clarke:

i have been trying to put my left foot IN fer forever!!
  2:27pm clarke:

are those the same falls that Sam Patch dove off of??
  2:27pm ww:

"and you shake it all around..."
  2:28pm clarke:

well, it was kinda tough getting my right foot OUT first!!
  2:29pm ww:

That would be a mess....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Jimmy:

Joe, Thanks for including The Fox Sisters (as well as our friends The Hi-Risers & Trevor Lake) in your 2020 review. We appreciate it!
  2:30pm ww:

But it would describe my dancing ability!
Avatar 2:31pm Hackensack Slim:

McGroovey, Thanks for settling that raging controversy.
Avatar 2:31pm Joe B:

hey Jimmy! you got it, thanks!
Avatar 2:32pm Joe B:

@hackensack slim - glad i didn't go with my first guess of Montclair!
  2:32pm Warm custard:

All that Hokey Pokey subversive singing about 'putting it in and out' is alone responsible for all of America's wasted youth spent in the skating rinks and meth labs.
Avatar 2:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

United States Pokey Service
...the Grinch Who Stole the Mail Sorters... except this Grinch doesn't even have a dog...
  2:33pm ww:

WC, I think that might be the first time I ever saw meth labs and skating rinks used in the same sentence.
  2:33pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Hi Joe!!
  2:33pm McGroovey:

There was a great Rochester hard-rockabilly band around 2000-2003... What was it called? They were kinda like the Stray Cats with bigger amps.... with healthy doses of Black Flag and The Cramps. I wish I could remember their name. They did your a bit. I saw them opening for Hot Hot Heat (who were almost local, since Toronto isn't far away).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Rabbit - The two small packages I sent out on the 17th finally arrived today.
  2:34pm Warm custard:

Don't get me started on 'cruzin the Sonic' WW
  2:34pm egould310:

Heavy Nebula/Fu Manchu vibe from this. I dig it.
Avatar 2:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I tried IceSkating but I just feared breaking my bad...
  2:35pm Stephanie:

Hi Joe! Honored FGC made the best of 2020!! And thanks for the birthday wishes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm mariano:

Electric Wizard vibe, this River Cult.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm medson:

Good album.
Avatar 2:35pm Joe B:

hey cheryl!
Avatar 2:36pm Joe B:

@stephanie - happy belated!
Avatar 2:37pm Joe B:

good call mariano
  2:37pm ww:

WC, how the heck did I ever get so OLD?
  2:37pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Great show Joe! I've got to dash. I can't wait to hear what 3CM has is store for us in 2021!
  2:37pm clarke:

we'll all do the hokey-pokey in honor of the bday!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm myron feld:

this Idolizers song is pretty neat
Avatar 2:38pm Hackensack Slim:

Hey Medson, Happy Xmas and all that.
  2:38pm McGroovey:

Frantic Flattops! (The exclamation point is mine)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm medson:

River Cult rocks in more ways than one. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm xtrakrispy:

smokin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm mariano:

Later, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm medson:

Same to you Slim
  2:38pm Warm custard:

The USPS delays are simply criminal. The head guy is UPS / Fed Ex type who is destroying the USPS for the benefit of those private carriers. i had to cancel order today that never arrived....yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm myron feld:

and if it's any sort of tribute to The Saints "Stranded" then all the better.
Avatar 2:39pm Joe B:

@mcgroovey - yes, they were (are?) great!
Avatar 2:39pm Joe B:

@myron - definitely a nod/homage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Son Of Pantz:

Whoever says there isn't any good new music out there certainly isn't listening to FMU.
Avatar 2:40pm Joe B:

agreed, warm custard - a fucking disgrace
  2:40pm clarke:

(again)
Avatar 2:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Idolizers idolize Sonics Rendezvous? Works for me.
  2:42pm clarke:

historically, the post office in new orleans has been NOTORIOUSLY horrible. yet, during the pre-xmas rush, they are pretty ON - which is even more maddening!!
Avatar 2:42pm Michael K.:

Joe , I wish you and yours the very best new year. you deserve because you are the best !
Avatar 2:43pm Joe B:

thanks Michael, same to you! hope to see you again one of these years!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm myron feld:

just bot the Idolizers EP -- thanks, Joe B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Marcel M. still one of the River Cult members?
Avatar 2:44pm Joe B:

enjoy Myron. if this shot ever ends, they will be in here playing live. well, at FMU I mean if we ever get back
Avatar 2:46pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Rookie display veteran poise!
  2:47pm clarke:

Packers win the superbowl TopT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Chop Scott:

@Ken HP: Yes, Marcel is in River Cult.
Avatar 2:48pm Joe B:

would be great to have packers chiefs rematch from super bowl 1
Avatar 2:49pm Joe B:

hey scott! thanks, wasn't sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool! Thanks, Chop Scott.
  2:49pm clarke:

can the chiefs make it w/o edwards-helaire?
  2:50pm clarke:

clyde is out for the season
  2:50pm McGroovey:

Syracuse had some good bands, but not as many as Rochester. The best Syracuse band is still The Flashcubes/Screen Test, who don't play a lot anymore, but are fantastic.
  2:51pm clarke:

most syracuse rockers moved to boston
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm myron feld:

Bengals in 2022! Who Dey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm TomDash:

Oh man, just able to tune in now - a belated thanks for Fun Time Objects, Joe! Will tuck into the archive when it hits...Happy New Year and all that...
Avatar 2:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Saints are jelling at right time...I think besides The Packers...Saints, Seahawks or Bucs could wind up representing NFC. Bills could oust Chiefs, maybe Ravens.
  2:52pm clarke:

Fuzzy, The Count Me Out's and a few more originally came from 'cuse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm medson:

Thanks for the great show Joe. See ya Friday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm radioronan:

Thanks Joe - great selections for year end. Best of luck with your move. Hope the new space is a step towards resetting 2021 for the better. Thanks skeletons..Cheers all!
  2:52pm McGroovey:

This Nude band song is Todd Rundgren's I Saw The Light without the 7th chords, and with a dose of ELO added.
  2:53pm clarke:

as huge of a saints fan as i am - we are ALWAYS going to get screwed by the refs
Avatar 2:54pm Joe B:

thanks everyone! see you friday on the rock n soul stream and/or back here next week!
  2:55pm egould310:

Thanks for the tunes. Be good. Be lock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm spodiodi:

thank you for Part 2, Joe B!
thanks, Michele!
to the new year, all!
  2:55pm clarke:

fine fine FINE show here, duuuuude!!
good luck with moving!!
Avatar 2:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Darwin Galapagos Theory of Scene Evolution :
- isolated enuff to be distinct
- large enuff to be sustained
...far enuff from a larger Scene to prevent migration & miscegenation...
Avatar 2:55pm HyperDose:

Thanks Joe! Nice way to wrap up the year.
Avatar 2:56pm Woo:

Thanks for everything this year Joe and Michele and everybody. Good luck in the New Year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thank you Joe B
Avatar 2:56pm Joe B:

yes thanks Michele!
  2:57pm McGroovey:

The Flashcubes moved to Boston briefly, because one of the Flashcubes had moved there (the one who also leads former Syracuse band, now Boston band 1.4.5). My cousin moved there with them all, because he did sound and management for stove of them. The of the Flashcubes moved back to Syracuse. the 1.4.5 guy stayed in Boston. the drummer moved to NYC and it's still active around here.
  2:57pm Warm custard:

Thanks so much DJ Joe Belock just beyond words of thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Mike Steele:

Thank You Joe!
Avatar 2:58pm JR HTX:

Thanks Joe!!!
  2:58pm clarke:

be lock down!!
  2:58pm hifivicky:

that was a really fun best-of! thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Candy-O'67:

Thx, Joe! See you Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Fantastic show Joe thank you!
Avatar 2:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

' I like Joe Belock a lot. '
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm mariano:

clarke: My mail carrier is an absolute angel.

Thank you Joe B!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm McGroovey:

To many typos in my last comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm McGroovey:

Tooo
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