Episode #251: Re-creations for Your Recreation

November 18, 2017

If you bet against us reaching five years then you lost your money. We made it! We warned you. As compensation for your loss we present to you our fifth-anniversary program complete with an interesting gimmick and then another one (Gimmick 1 and Gimmick 2). Enough gimmicks and you end up with an extra-long program but we know most of you are fine with that because you told us so. Is this a new program or is it just an old one in clean clothing? Download it and see, uh, hear. In the meantime we’ll flip the calendar here and get ready for Year Six. See youse later.

(0:00:00) Your DJs Speak Out of Turn
(0:05:29) Leo Kottke — Little Martha
(0:08:06) Black Francis with Joey Santiago — The Cover of the Rolling Stone
(0:11:40) Colin James — Oh Well
(0:15:26) Dread Zeppelin — Black Mountain Side
(0:17:27) Your DJs Reminisce
(0:21:15) Shania Twain — Up! (live in Las Vegas, 2015)
(0:24:12) Tin Tin Out with Shelley Nelson — Here's Where the Story Ends
(0:28:14) Vanessa Peters — All That I Want
(0:31:22) Sarah Vaughan — Take the “A” Train
(0:34:02) Your DJs Are Living in the Past
(0:36:55) The Chordettes — Tall Paul
(0:38:27) Tracey Ullmann — Where the Boys Are
(0:40:53) A bailar calypso — Ritmos Latinos
(0:44:19) The Flying Guitar — Barabajagal
(0:47:01) Your DJs Conclude This Particular Gimmick
(0:52:40) Will Sexton and Simone Stevens — Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
(0:55:55) Your DJs Continue with Another Gimmick
(0:56:46) The Allman Brothers Band — Ramblin’ Man
(1:01:33) Dr Hook and The Medicine Show — Sylvia’s Mother
(1:05:17) Fleetwood Mac — The Chain (demo)
(1:10:42) Pickin’ on Led Zeppelin — Over the Hills and Far Away
(1:15:33) Your DJs Recap
(1:18:39) Shania Twain — Half Breed
(1:21:51) The Sundays — I Kicked a Boy
(1:24:47) The Weepies — Happiness
(1:28:14) Esquivel — Blue Christmas
(1:30:40) Your DJs Continue with One More Set
(1:33:03) Annette Funicello — Italianette
(1:35:37) Connie Francis — Vus Geven Is Geven
(1:38:54) Elli Medeiros — Toi mon toit
(1:42:31) Donovan — I Love My Shirt
(1:45:50) Your DJs Are Always Looking Ahead, Not Back
(1:50:57) Billy Murray and Ada Jones — Shine On, Harvest Moon


Episode #250: So Long New York, Howdy East Orange

November 11, 2017

We mark 250 episodes, a number renowned by the ancients, by featuring a representative mixture of artists, genres, songs, tunes, instrumentals, covers, genres, eras, and foreign languages that we like and that some of you claim to like also. There’s something for everyone over the age of 40. That’s probably the lower end of our age demographic. (If only there were some way to know!) Please humor us and download this while it’s still here. Charmed, we’re sure.

(0:00:00) Bob Dylan — Talkin’ New York
(0:03:17) Your DJs Reach a Millstone, We Mean Milestone
(0:06:56) Elizabeth Howell, Karen Shepard, Muriel O'Malley, Patricia Neway — Maria (from The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast) (1959))
(0:10:16) Yvonne Elliman — I Don’t Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar (1970 concept album))
(0:13:49) Anthony Newley — Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (from The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd (Original Broadway Cast) (1965))
(0:17:39) Original Cast of Star Light Express — Light at the End of the Tunnel (from Star Light Express (Original London Cast) (1984))
(0:22:13) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:03) Camille Berthollet, Julie Berthollet — Tico-Tico no fubá
(0:27:56) Madeleine Peyroux — You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
(0:31:45) Ebba Forsberg — Halleluja (Hallelujah)
(0:37:35) Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G, Nanci Fletcher, Kurupt — Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)
(0:41:44) Your DJs Explain
(0:44:49) Bob Dylan — Wigwam
(0:47:56) Grateful Dead — Candyman
(0:54:07) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Sonata for Piano and Celeste
(0:59:43) Sharon, Lois and Bram — The Smile on the Crocodile
(1:00:40) Your DJs Interrupt but Only Briefly
(1:02:21) Ben Folds Five — Video Killed the Radio Star
(1:06:02) Taco — Puttin’ on the Ritz
(1:10:56) Jack Hylton and His Orchestra — Button Up Your Overcoat
(1:14:12) Beastie Boys — Sabotage
(1:17:11) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Rainbow Ride
(1:21:44) Joni Mitchell — A Strange Boy
(1:26:01) Your DJs Speak, Contemplate, and Leave
(1:32:28) Johnny Cash (composers: Richard Markowitz, Andrew J. Fenady) — The Ballad of Johnny Yuma (Theme to The Rebel)


Episode #249: Sitting on the Front Steps Drinking Orange Crush

November 5, 2017

November comes in like a podcast and will probably go out that way too. Most of this stuff is old (like most of us) but one or two are new (like one or two of us). See our thought processes and our research at work, preserved in the ether for years to come. But only if you download this program. You’ve found, now grab it. No more rehearsing and nursing a part. We know every part by heart.

(0:00:00) Charles Trenet — Boum
(0:02:32) Your DJs Salute You
(0:09:30) John Prine — The Sins of Memphisto
(0:13:42) Kenny Rogers — The Gambler
(0:17:11) Dalida — Nel 2023 (In the Year 2525)
(0:20:25) Haim — Walking Away
(0:24:20) Your DJs Recap
(0:29:15) Art Tatum — Promotional Interview with Paul Weston/Nice Work If You Can Get It
(0:34:02) Charlie Parker — April in Paris (Charlie Parker with Strings version)
(0:37:34) Andy Williams — It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
(0:40:04) Sammy Davis Jr. — The Candy Man
(0:43:12) Your DJs Speak of Music
(0:47:07) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray’s Conversation Program
(0:51:36) Fats Domino — Careless Love
(0:53:50) Mississippi John Hurt — Candy Man
(0:56:43) Honey Cone — Want Ads
(0:59:29) Your DJs Interpolate
(1:03:21) Pat Boone — Speedy Gonzales
(1:05:52) Perry Como — Tomboy
(1:08:18) Rudi Ekstein (Pickin’ on Led Zeppelin) — Ramble On
(1:11:49) OutKast feat. Konkrete, Big Gipp, Ludacris — Tomb of the Boom
(1:16:34) Your DJs Prepare for a Final Short Set
(1:19:53) Abba — Take a Chance on Me
(1:24:00) Glenn Miller — Little Brown Jug
(1:26:48) Your DJs Bid Adieu (to Yieu and Yieu and Yieu)
(1:30:20) Mel Blanc (composers: Mack David, Jerry Livingston) — The Bugs Bunny Overture (This Is It) (Theme to The Bugs Bunny Show)


Episode #248: Money Is a Perfectly Wonderful Present

October 29, 2017

Once in a while we talk your ear off. You come for the music but you stay for the chat. Well done. In between our ramblings this time you’ll hear show tunes, covers, instrumentals, foreign languages, the young and the old and the restless, and a spooky tune or two. Our work is done but yours is just beginning.

(0:00:00) Gertrude Lawrence — Getting to Know You (from The King and I (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1951))
(0:03:25) Your DJs Talk a Lot
(0:13:43) The Sounds (Takis Antoniadis) — Το έτος 2525 (In the Year 2525)
(0:16:51) Elton John — Madman Across the Water
(0:22:49) The Shadows — Man of Mystery
(0:24:48) Guided by Voices — Ghosts of a Different Dream
(0:27:19) Your DJs Ramble On
(0:32:24) Marie Laforêt — Manchester et Liverpool
(0:34:53) Freddie and The Dreamers — Playboy
(0:38:12) Helen Gurley Brown — How to Have an Affair - And Live Happily Ever After!
(0:45:06) Khalid — Location
(0:48:45) Your DJs Again
(0:55:05) The Beach Boys — Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Highlights from Tracking Date)
(1:02:26) Mitsou — Spooky
(1:05:52) Henry Morgan — Push-Pull, Click-Click (commercial for Eversharp Schick injector razor)
(1:07:02) The Beatles — What Goes On
(1:09:48) Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra — Do You Know the Way to San Jose
(1:12:17) Your DJs Yet Again
(1:18:29) The Partridge Family — Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque
(1:22:17) The Tragically Hip — Fifty-Mission Cap
(1:26:27) Your DJs Finish Talking At Last
(1:29:19) John Bath — Opening and Closing Themes to The Forest Rangers


Episode #247: To Bet Against Us Is Completely Absurd

October 21, 2017

We present a balanced meal of highly variable music and chat with which you can while away an hour and a half. It won’t hurt at all. Lots of 60s music but there’s also, let’s see, 50s and 70s and 80s and 90s and 00s and 10s. Seven decades! Sometimes we surprise even ourselves. Have a listen.

(0:00:00) The New Christy Minstrels — Green, Green
(0:02:07) Your DJs Discuss Music and Other Things
(0:11:09) The New Christy Minstrels — Grün, Grün Ist Tennessee (Green, Green)
(0:13:25) The Rascals — Lonely Too Long
(0:16:25) Eric Burdon and The Animals — When I Was Young
(0:19:22) Zager and Evans — In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
(0:22:37) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:33) Cassius Clay — Round 1: I Am the Greatest
(0:29:57) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — Don’t Do Me Like That
(0:32:47) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison — Handle with Care
(0:36:09) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — Crossroad
(0:39:38) Your DJs Speak
(0:45:34) Monty Python — The Story of the Film So Far (from the soundtrack album to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975))
(0:47:46) Bananarama — Cruel Summer
(0:51:15) The Bangles — Walk Like an Egyptian (Extended Dance Mix)
(0:57:03) Of Monsters and Men — King and Lionheart
(1:01:34) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:04) Judy Garland and Ray Bolger — If I Only Had a Brain/We’re Off to See the Wizard
(1:11:03) Judy Garland with Ray Bolger and Jane Powell — The Jitterbug
(1:13:37) Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band — The Little Drummer Boy
(1:17:22) Chet Atkins — Chinatown, My Chinatown
(1:19:21) Jens Lekman — Evening Prayer
(1:23:34) Rhiannon Giddens — Sourwood Mountain (from Nashville)
(1:25:45) Sharon, Lois and Bram — Peanut Butter and Jelly
(1:27:10) Your DJs Finish Up Another Fine Program
(1:31:51) Merv Griffin — Theme to Wheel of Fortune (Changing Keys)


Episode #246: How Would We Know? Why Should We Care?

October 14, 2017

Just you know why. Give them all to me. No one told me about her. Enough germs to catch pneumonia. Up and down. It pours, man. You are the one. The days grow short. Fresh air!

These are a few phrases from a few of the fine musical selections you might hear if you listen to this program. All that and more, plus chat. An offer you need not refuse. Go on, you know we want you to.

(0:00:00) Mimi and Richard Farina — Pack Up Your Sorrows (1968 version)
(0:03:03) Your DJs Arrive and Explain
(0:06:30) Richie Havens — Run Shaker Life
(0:12:15) Chaka Khan — Through the Fire
(0:16:59) Mandy Patinkin with The Boys Choir of Harlem — (Ya Got) Trouble
(0:20:36) Kanye West — Through the Wire
(0:24:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:08) Buddy Holly — True Love Ways
(0:33:09) Peter and Gordon — True Love Ways
(0:36:34) Jackson Browne — True Love Ways
(0:39:35) My Morning Jacket — True Love Ways
(0:42:58) Your DJs Recapitulate
(0:45:56) Maurice Chevalier and Hayley Mills — Enjoy It (from In Search of the Castaways (1962))
(0:48:03) Chet Baker — September Song
(0:51:04) Dave Brubeck — Look for the Silver Lining
(0:54:47) Tom Petty — Wildflower
(0:57:57) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:16) Rowlf the Dog (Jim Henson) — Bein’ Green
(1:02:42) Isaac Hayes — I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
(1:08:03) Petula Clark — I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
(1:10:56) The Innocence Mission — Follow Me
(1:14:12) Your DJs Again
(1:18:04) Neil MacArthur (Colin Blunstone) — She’s Not There
(1:21:23) Ray Conniff and the Singers — It Never Rains in Southern California
(1:25:06) Esquivel — Night and Day
(1:27:43) James Marshall — Just You (from Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Return)
(1:31:19) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:35:17) Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor (composer: Vic Mizzy) — Theme to Green Acres


Episode #245: We’re All Mighty Grateful

October 7, 2017

We skew a little toward the older this time because sometimes it just turns out that way. Still, it’s all good, it really is. Most of the people whose performances we play this week are still with us. But that is a mere factoid. If you’re anything like us you’re going to like this. Please give it a listen.

(0:00:00) Cruella De Ville — Those Two Dreadful Children
(0:03:54) Your DJs Show Up
(0:09:18) Eric Burdon and War — Spill the Wine (album version)
(0:14:10) Bread — Let Your Love Go
(0:16:32) Jerry Muriad’s Harmonicats — Music to Watch Girls By
(0:19:06) Chris Montez — The More I See You
(0:21:44) Your DJs Converse
(0:26:14) Judy Garland — The Joint Is Really Jumpin’ Down at Carnegie Hall
(0:29:56) Liza Minnelli — Cabaret (from the MGM movie Cabaret (1972))
(0:33:54) Kenneth J. Alford, Malcolm Arnold — March from the River Kwai and Colonel Bogey (from The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957))
(0:36:09) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Casino Royale (from Casino Royale (1967))
(0:38:46) Your DJs Talk About That Movie Music
(0:43:10) Bob and Ray — Just Fancy Dan, the Barber of Hartsdale
(0:46:26) Patrick Carney feat. Michelle Branch — A Horse with No Name (from Bojack Horseman)
(0:51:01) Matthews’ Southern Comfort — And When She Smiles (She Makes the Sun Shine)
(0:53:15) Tommy Roe — Dizzy
(0:56:06) Your DJs Recap
(0:59:10) Jimmy Durante with Groucho Marx, Danny Kaye, Jane Wyman — Black Strap Molasses
(1:01:47) They Might Be Giants — Violin
(1:04:18) Connie Francis — Lipstick on Your Collar
(1:06:36) Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean — Caught Their Eyes
(1:10:02) Your DJs Review
(1:14:24) Fats Waller and His Rhythm — Whose Honey Are You (instrumental)
(1:17:31) Bon Iver — 666
(1:21:44) Fairport Convention (vocal: Sandy Denny) — She Moves Through the Fair (acoustic version)
(1:26:46) M. Ward — Well-Tempered Clavier
(1:29:43) Your DJs Wrap Up and Take Their Leave
(1:35:53) Sheldon Allman — Theme to Let’s Make a Deal


Episode #244: I See You Are a Sailor

October 1, 2017

This episode has an abundance of covers, almost as if we planned it that way. But of course we didn’t. We never do. Our program is organic, unscripted, and gentle to your stomach. But there’s a little roughage in there as well. And covers! But we said that. Now you can listen to it. Please grab it if you haven’t already. Thank you. See, we say please AND thank you. We were raised right.

(0:00:00) Burt Bacharach — Bond Street
(0:02:02) Your DJs Speak
(0:06:43) John Prine — Love, Love, Love
(0:09:41) Bettye Swann — Angel of the Morning
(0:12:27) Rhiannon Giddens, Iron and Wine — Forever Young
(0:16:38) Harry Styles — Sweet Creature
(0:20:20) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:36) The Firesign Theatre — Dr. Memory (from I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus (1971))
(0:32:36) Led Zeppelin — Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)
(0:35:16) The Passionate and Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — Full Duplex Radio
(0:36:17) Billy Gibbons and Co. — Oh Well
(0:41:00) Shawn Colvin — Viva Las Vegas
(0:45:47) Your DJs Speak More
(0:50:26) Texaco — Texaco Star Theme (commercial)
(0:51:26) Pee-wee Herman — Surfin’ Bird (from Back to the Beach (1987))
(0:54:04) Darlene Love — Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home
(0:56:54) Ian and Sylvia — Love Is Strange
(0:59:45) Bobbie Gentry — In the Ghetto
(1:02:31) Your DJs Discuss the Music
(1:05:58) Patty Griffin — Wade in the Water
(1:09:03) Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band — Cumberland Blues
(1:12:18) Hugh Laurie — Yeh Yeh (live)
(1:16:04) Electric Light Orchestra — Daybreaker
(1:19:56) Britney Spears — Criminal (instrumental)
(1:23:40) Khalid — Young Dumb and Broke
(1:27:02) Your DJs Sign Off
(1:32:19) Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney — Bojack’s Theme (from Bojack Horseman)
(1:33:14) Grouplove — Back in the 90s (Closing Theme to Bojack Horseman)


Episode #243: Jump Over Here and Pick Up Every Stitch

September 23, 2017

Here you will hear more mostly-quiet chat and mostly-quiet music from your genial co-hosts, us. Bands, novelties, children, teenagers, troublemakers, show tunes, and more. All for the same low price as usual.

(0:00:00) The Band of the Grenadier Guards — Hands Across the Sea
(0:02:58) Your DJs, Mostly Healthy, Arrive
(0:06:28) Esther and Obi Ofarim — Cinderella Rockefella
(0:08:57) Rita Coolidge — All Time High (from Octopussy (1983))
(0:11:58) PG Tips — It’s Just Not Tea (commercial)
(0:12:07) Richard Thompson — Season of the Witch (live at Montalvo 2012-12-07)
(0:17:16) Lily and Madeleine — Things I’ll Later Lose (Daytrotter session 2013-05-31)
(0:20:24) Your DJs Recap
(0:24:05) The Firesign Theatre — Clem Clone (from We’re All Bozos on This Bus (1971))
(0:29:55) Jim Guthrie — Evil Thoughts
(0:34:11) Led Zeppelin — The Battle of Evermore
(0:39:56) Jay-Z feat. Blue Ivy Carter — Blue’s Freestyle/We Family
(0:44:19) Your DJs Again
(0:46:41) Fleetwood Mac — Never Going Back Again (early demo version)
(0:48:35) John Coltrane — Dexterity
(0:55:20) Rufus Harley — Sunny
(1:02:27) Nice and Smooth — Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
(1:05:19) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:08:44) Elizabeth Mitchell — Ooby Dooby
(1:11:01) The Isley Brothers — Work to Do
(1:14:10) Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin — Introductory Remarks/Apples (backers audition for Annie, 1972)
(1:18:06) Jennifer Holliday, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph — Dreamgirls (from Dreamgirls (1972) (Original Broadway Cast))
(1:21:22) The Supremes — Back in My Arms Again (without lead vocals)
(1:24:18) The Admirals — Got You on My Mind
(1:26:53) Your DJs Conclude
(1:31:32) The Tonight Show Band directed by Doc Severinsen (composers: Paul Anka, Johnny Carson) — Theme to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Johnny's Theme)


Episode #242: This Is Worker Speaking

September 16, 2017

Full Duplex Radio: it walks down stairs and braids your hairs, a very likeable toy. This is what haphazard collaboration can produce. Make it up as you go along, and you end up with something like this. You could do this too, but we did it so you don’t have to. Please fetch and listen. Thank You. Signed, Us.

(0:00:00) The Evolution Control Committee — Stairway to Britney
(0:02:44) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:07:27) Golden Gate Quartet — Wade in the Water
(0:10:11) Bob Dylan — Wade in the Water
(0:13:11) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Wade in the Water
(0:16:15) Eva Cassidy — Wade in the Water
(0:20:16) Your DJs Talk a Little
(0:23:02) The Ventures — She’s Just My Style
(0:25:32) The Stylistics — Betcha by Golly, Wow
(0:29:13) A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera — Say Something
(0:33:02) Beyoncé — Pray You Catch Me
(0:36:19) Your DJs Talk a Little More
(0:38:59) Slinky — It’s Slinky (commercial)
(0:39:53) The Firesign Theatre — He Broke the President (from I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus (1971))
(0:46:07) Led Zeppelin — The Girl I Love She Got Long Wavy Hair (Tasty Pop Sundae live version)
(0:49:07) Fleetwood Mac — Brushes (Never Going Back Again) (Rough Mix)
(0:51:57) James Vincent McMorrow — Sparrow and the Wolf
(0:55:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:40) Dolly Parton — The Bargain Store
(1:02:20) Taylor Swift — …Ready for It?
(1:06:09) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Kiss and Say Goodbye
(1:08:56) Demi Lovato — Heart Attack
(1:12:25) Your DJs Speak Before the Final Set
(1:15:05) Yonder Mountain String Band — Dancing in the Moonlight
(1:18:01) Delta Spirit — California
(1:21:41) Hayden Panettiere — Water Rising (from Nashville)
(1:25:13) Haim — Water’s Running Dry
(1:28:57) Your DJs Conclude
(1:33:09) Max Shulman, Leonard Newman — Theme to The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis