Episode #217: Our Personal Point of View

March 11, 2017

This week we feature music from the 1960s and other decades too, but mostly from the 1960s because that’s when we grew up, honest. There’s more of Meredith Willson reading The Music Man to us, and some movie music, and some old soul and new pop and even bagpipes, plus a lot more. And we have a visit from longtime show hanger-on Wes. It’s our St. Patrick’s Day episode! But we completely forgot that was coming up (because we don’t really care), so no Irish music for you this week, but you can get that any time. We violate the rules of seasonal music. So, please to download and listen.

(0:00:00) Norman Long — We Can’t Let You Broadcast That
(0:02:28) Your DJs Are Here
(0:05:11) The Roches — My Sick Mind
(0:09:16) Jens Lekman — If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)
(0:12:36) William Bolcom — Swanee
(0:13:15) Toni Brown — Good for You, Too
(0:16:38) Nelly Furtado — I’m Like a Bird (acoustic version)
(0:20:33) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:25) Meredith and Rini Willson — Piano Lesson
(0:27:02) Aaron Neville — I’m Waiting at the Station
(0:29:37) P. P. Arnold — The First Cut Is the Deepest
(0:32:50) The Beach Boys — My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
(0:34:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:16) Harry Nilsson feat. Carol Channing — Skidoo/Goodnight Mr. Banks (from Skidoo (1968))
(0:41:25) Syl Johnson — I’ll Take Those Skinny Legs
(0:43:22) The Goodees — Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)
(0:46:18) Bruce Springsteen — My Love Will Not Let You Down (live)
(0:51:59) Your DJs Talk
(0:57:11) Helen Gurley Brown — How to Love a Man If You Aren’t Pretty
(1:03:22) Jimmy Soul — If You Wanna Be Happy
(1:05:53) The Five Blobs — The Blob (from The Blob (1958))
(1:08:29) The Rascals — People Got to Be Free
(1:11:30) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:13:23) Rufus Harley — Windy
(1:17:33) DMX — Where the Hood At
(1:22:19) The Dyna-Sores — Alley Oop
(1:24:49) Albert King — I’ll Play the Blues for You (Part 1)
(1:28:30) Your DJs Speak to Wes, to Each Other, and to You
(1:38:16) The Beau Hunks — Good Old Days (Theme to The Little Rascals)


Episode #216: A Product That Nobody Wants

March 4, 2017

March sneaks in and drops an episode with the usual interstitial chat and with music from most decades between the 1950s and the present, but not all of them. Can you find the one we missed? Did we do it on purpose? Will you please download and listen anyway?

(0:00:00) David Douglass, Paul O’Dette, Andrew Lawrence-King (John Playford, composer) — The Bear's Dance
(0:04:23) Your DJs Return
(0:08:14) Janis Ian — Janey's Blues
(0:13:06) The Black Keys — Dearest
(0:15:08) Kate and Anna McGarrigle feat. Martha Wainwright and Lily Lanken — The Rebel Jesus
(0:19:17) Madonna — Like a Virgin Waltz (live)
(0:24:43) Your DJs Report
(0:30:43) Meredith and Rini Willson — Rock Island/Ya Got Trouble
(0:35:59) The O'Jays — Love Train
(0:39:27) Eric Burdon and The Animals — Sky Pilot (long version)
(0:46:50) Jens Lekman — What's That Perfume That You Wear?
(0:50:20) Your DJs Relate
(0:53:12) Mark O’Connor — Ashokan Farewell
(0:57:15) The 1975 — Sorry (originally by Justin Bieber)
(1:00:53) Bob and Ray — Farley Hubler, 42-year-old Industrialist: Failure in 1968
(1:03:26) Jackson Browne — Lawyers in Love
(1:07:45) Your DJs Speak
(1:12:14) Odetta — Strawberry Fields Forever
(1:15:40) A Tribe Called Quest — The Space Program
(1:21:32) Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer — Hit the Road, Jack
(1:23:40) Taylor Swift — Mean
(1:27:36) Cathy Fink and Duck Donald — Make Him a Soldier
(1:30:00) Lionel Richie and Willie Nelson — Easy
(1:34:29) Your DJs Conclude
(1:39:21) Mason Williams, Nancy Ames — Theme to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour


Episode #215: In a Year or Two or Three, Maybe We Will Be Too Old

February 26, 2017

Our fifth annual “movie music” program brings “February Theme Month” to an end. Hear music from old movies, new movies, and in-between movies, most of which we’ve actually seen and some of which we actually liked. But we like all the music even if we didn’t like all the movies. So please download and listen, and then your weekend (and ours) will be complete.

(0:00:00) Elmer Bernstein — Main Title Theme to The Magnificent Seven (1960)
(0:01:59) Your DJs Explain the Theme
(0:09:02) Dickie Jones — I've Got No Strings (from Pinocchio (1940))
(0:11:23) Gonzo — I’m Going to Go Back There Someday (from The Muppet Movie (1979))
(0:14:15) Julie Andrews, Orchestra — My Favorite Things/Salzburg Montage (from The Sound of Music (1965))
(0:18:39) The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (John Williams, composer) — The Chamber of Secrets (from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002))
(0:22:50) Your DJs Recap
(0:26:16) Dick Powell, Chorus — Young and Healthy (from 42nd Street (1933))
(0:30:18) Elvis Presley — Jailhouse Rock (from Jailhouse Rock (1957))
(0:32:42) The Beatles (yeah, right) — I Should Have Known Better (instrumental) (from A Hard Day’s Night (1964))
(0:34:50) Mark Mothersbaugh — Sparkplug Minuet (from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
(0:38:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:16) Shirley Jones — Promo for the soundtrack to The Music Man/Being in Love (from The Music Man (1962))
(0:49:58) Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer — (Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time (from Grease 2 (1982))
(0:53:36) Kathryn Grayson — I Hate Men (from Kiss Me Kate (1953))
(0:57:30) Carly Simon — Let the River Run (from Working Girl (1988))
(1:01:10) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:07:44) Cat Stevens — If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (from Harold and Maude (1971))
(1:10:28) Diana Ross and Lionel Richie — Endless Love (from Endless Love (1981))
(1:15:34) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — I Won't Dance (from Roberta (1935))
(1:20:59) Eminem — Lose Yourself (from 8 Mile (2002))
(1:26:18) Nelson Riddle — Lolita Ya Ya (from Lolita (1962))
(1:29:42) Isaac Hayes — Early Sunday Morning (from Shaft (1971))
(1:33:28) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:37:59) Sam Smith — Writing's on the Wall (from Spectre (2015))


Episode #214: Things Down There Aren’t Quite So Square

February 18, 2017

February is sometimes Theme Month on Full Duplex Radio but this one is NOT a theme show. Thank goodness for that. You get a normal show, with our normal variability: cover tunes and pop, some kind of jazz, a monster modern hit or two, really old stuff, long-dead commercial messages, and more. And sometimes there’s a sitar in there if you listen closely. Worth every penny. Please give it the old college try, even if you never went to college. We don’t care about that.

(0:00:00) Alexandr Misko — Billie Jean
(0:03:48) Your DJs Are in the House
(0:08:27) The Alan Bown — Toyland
(0:10:59) Looking Glass — Golden Rainbow
(0:14:04) The Monkees — What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round
(0:17:11) The Trash Can Sinatras — Make Yourself at Home
(0:20:35) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:58) The Music Factory — Commercial: Sopwith Camel (album)
(0:24:56) Alan Lorber Orchestra — Up Up and Away
(0:27:43) The Righteous Brothers — Just Once in My Life
(0:31:39) Miranda Sex Garden — Caravan
(0:35:21) Bon Iver — 22 Moon Water
(0:38:30) Your DJs Recap
(0:43:01) Alison Krauss — Can’t Find My Way Home
(0:46:24) Sturgill Simpson — Keep It Between the Lines
(0:50:27) Charlie Straight — Deep Henderson (1926)
(0:53:32) The Ramsey Lewis Trio — Wade in the Water
(0:57:17) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:15) Weird Al Yankovic — eBay
(1:03:50) Beyoncé — Sandcastles
(1:07:08) Bing Crosby — (Anyone Can See With Half an Eye That) I’m Crazy Over You
(1:10:38) Disneyland Band — Medley: March of the Toys/Whistle While You Work/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)/Dig, Dig, Dig/Heigh-Ho
(1:14:35) Your DJs Speak
(1:18:07) Tiny Tim — Keeping My Troubles to Myself
(1:22:28) Dr. Dre feat. Anderson .Paak and Marsha Ambrosius — All in a Day’s Work
(1:27:42) The Coasters — Poison Ivy (alternate take)
(1:30:26) Diana Ross — Touch Me in the Morning
(1:33:52) Your DJs Finish
(1:38:43) Alan Scott, Keith Textor — Theme to Candid Camera


Episode #213: We Knock You Down So We Can Lift You Up Again

February 11, 2017

For the fifth time your co-hosts have assembled a collection of “sad songs”: appallingly dolorous, soul-destroying, suicide-inducing songs designed to make you stronger. WE’RE KIDDING! They’re not THAT bad or even that sad, and some of you even like this annual offering. And the rest of you are still our friends anyway. And we always end with a day-brightener to make up for any doldrums. So please download and listen, and Happy Galentine’s Day.

(0:00:00) National Philharmonic Orchestra (Georg Friedrich Handel, composer) — Sarabande (Main Title) (from Barry Lyndon (1975))
(0:02:39) Your DJs Reveal the Theme
(0:09:01) Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor — Slumber, My Darling
(0:13:50) Tori Amos — Winter
(0:19:31) Richard Thompson — Beeswing
(0:25:10) Beck — Lost Cause
(0:28:58) Your DJs Discuss
(0:35:20) Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:39:32) Dusty Springfield — Poor Wayfaring Stranger (Live)
(0:42:59) Emmylou Harris — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:46:25) Bill Monroe — Wayfaring Stranger
(0:50:53) Your DJs Are Sad
(0:54:00) John Prine — Sam Stone
(0:58:38) The Notorious B.I.G. — Suicidal Thoughts
(1:01:28) Adam Cohen — Fall Apart
(1:05:24) Aretha Franklin — One Step Ahead
(1:07:58) Your DJs Are Still Sad
(1:10:11) Cher — If I Could Turn Back Time
(1:14:11) Wilco — Hate It Here
(1:19:24) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Kitty, Come Home
(1:23:55) Nina Simone — Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
(1:26:39) Your DJs Are Still Sad But Not for Much Longer
(1:29:31) Frank Sinatra — My Funny Valentine
(1:32:01) Billie Holiday — Strange Fruit (Live)
(1:34:51) Johnny Hartman — It Never Entered My Mind
(1:38:28) Travis — Paperclips
(1:42:02) Your DJs Recover in Time to Cheer You Up
(1:45:43) Don Robertson — The Happy Whistler


Episode #212: Think of Us Poor DJs Who Wander in the Mire

February 4, 2017

February, and the living is easy. This week we have a tribute to Maggie Roche plus a little more music and a little less chat than usual. Sometimes it just turns out that way. But you’ll still hear a couple of great Willy Nelson covers, other covers, some jazz and pop, some funk and rap, music from France, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants. Please download this and listen, because otherwise we’re talking to ourselves. Hello, ourselves!

(0:00:00) The Roches — The Married Men
(0:04:30) Your DJs Talk About That Subject Again
(0:07:13) Maggie and Terre Roche — Underneath the Moon
(0:09:44) The Roches — You’re the Two
(0:12:59) The Roches — Feeling is Mutual
(0:15:39) The Roches — Here We Come A-Carolling
(0:17:07) Your DJs Recap
(0:21:07) Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas — Trains and Boats and Planes
(0:23:36) Carla Bozulich — Just as I Am
(0:29:27) London Grammar — Wicked Game (originally by Chris Isaak)
(0:32:45) Angelo Badalamenti — Night Life in Twin Peaks
(0:36:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:39:16) Patty Griffin — One Big Love
(0:43:30) Redbird — I Gotta Get Drunk
(0:45:30) The Music Factory — Commercial: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (cast album)
(0:46:30) George Winston — You’re in Love, Charlie Brown
(0:49:17) OutKast — Unhappy
(0:52:36) Your DJs Speak a Bit
(0:55:54) Tony Perkins — Miss Otis Regrets
(0:59:57) Fountains of Wayne — All Kinds of Time
(1:04:16) The Mike Flowers Pops — Wonderwall
(1:06:57) Oasis — Songbird
(1:09:05) Your DJs Speak a Little More
(1:11:42) Les Blue Stars (Blossom Dearie, piano) — La légende du pays des oiseaux (Lullaby of Birdland)
(1:14:28) Hozier — Arsonist’s Lullaby
(1:19:21) Dead Can Dance — Saltarello
(1:21:55) Funkadelic — Hit It and Quit It
(1:25:46) Jenny O. — Cheer Up Free Your Mind
(1:30:05) Tegan and Sara — Call It Off
(1:32:25) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:37:15) Gloria Estefan (Jeff Barry and Nancy Barry, composers) — Theme to One Day at a Time (2017 version)


Episode #211: Radio Is an Ugly Medium

January 29, 2017

We're a little late but here’s the mixed bag you've come to expect from us, really the only kind of bag we know how to make. If we were more organized it might be boring. Hear a lot of Bob covers, a tiny MTM tribute, a show tune, guitar and indie and folk and hip-hop and country and ballads by legends both living and otherwise. We spend hours so that you will willingly surrender 90 minutes of your copious spare time being entertained. Download now and get it over with.

(0:00:00) Joan Jett and The Blackhearts — Love Is All Around (Theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
(0:00:59) Your DJs Discuss a Few Things
(0:11:37) Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore — The Musicians (I Am a Fine Musician) (from The Dick Van Dyke Show (1963))
(0:14:01) Pat Boone — Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
(0:16:56) Judy Garland — I Got the Sun in the Morning (test recording from Annie Get Your Gun (1950))
(0:19:07) Tiny Grimes Orchestra (Charlie Parker, saxophone) — Romance Without Finance
(0:22:09) Your DJs Speak
(0:25:44) The Music Factory — Commercial: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
(0:26:44) Frank Zappa — Help, I’m a Rock (1995 reissue version)
(0:31:28) Michael Franti — Subterranean Homesick Blues
(0:34:05) Norma Tanega — Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog
(0:36:22) Fleet Foxes — Battery Kinzie
(0:39:10) Your DJs Speak More
(0:43:43) Liona Boyd — Carretera Libertad (Freedom Highway)
(0:47:20) Stevie Wonder — Blowin’ in the Wind
(0:50:24) Sue Thompson — (’Til) I Kissed You
(0:53:03) The Lovin’ Spoonful — You Baby
(0:55:57) Your DJs Speak a Little More
(0:58:26) Engelbert Humperdinck — Dommage, dommage
(1:00:25) Doves — Black and White Town
(1:04:41) Your DJs Interrupt by Mistake but Not for Long
(1:04:50) The Music Factory — Commercial: Odetta (album)
(1:05:50) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
(1:08:05) DJ Honda feat. De La Soul — Trouble in the Water
(1:11:49) Your DJs Interrupt at the Proper Time
(1:15:16) George Harrison — If Not for You
(1:18:45) Kris Kristofferson — Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
(1:23:16) Joan Baez with Mary Chapin Carpenter — Catch the Wind
(1:27:05) The Roots feat. Blu, P.O.R.N., Dice Raw — Radio Daze
(1:31:22) Your DJs Wrap Up
(1:36:31) Chuck Barris and Milton DeLugg — Theme to The Gong Show


Episode #210: Dust Off the Mat So the Welcome Can Be Seen

January 21, 2017

We have music that your parents liked, maybe even your grandparents, and your DJs like it too. Also stuff your parents might never have heard, plus covers and poems and show tunes and movie music and folk and pop and more. It’s a most unusual day. Wait, it’s not, it’s just like every other day, except this is the day our program comes out. Yes, we think highly of our program in our little corner of the world. Please listen.

(0:00:00) The Mouseketeers — Tuesday Is Guest Star Day (from The Mickey Mouse Club, 1956)
(0:01:59) Your DJs Say Hello
(0:11:14) Carrie Fisher — Sonnet 29 by Wm. Shakespeare (“When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes…”)
(0:12:16) New Riders of the Purple Sage — I Don’t Know You
(0:14:45) Anita Bryant — My Little Corner of the World
(0:17:19) Rosemary Clooney — It’s a Most Unusual Day
(0:19:16) Louis Prima and Keely Smith — (Nothing’s Too Good) For My Baby
(0:21:52) Your DJs Recap
(0:27:24) Link Wray and His Ray Men — Rumble
(0:29:49) Best Coast — Sleep Won’t Ever Come
(0:33:47) The Music Factory — Commercial: The Cowsills (album)
(0:34:46) The Cowsills — We Can Fly
(0:36:59) The Raspberries — Go All the Way
(0:40:19) Your DJs Speak
(0:44:06) Bob and Ray — CBS Intro/Audience Member Arrives Late/Questions and Answers About Show Business
(0:48:58) Maggie Rogers — Alaska
(0:52:23) Brak with The Chieftains — I’ll Tell Me Ma
(0:54:28) Run the Jewels feat. Gangsta Boo — Love Again (Akinyele Back)
(0:57:20) Your DJs Excuse
(0:59:45) Vince Guaraldi — You’re in Love, Charlie Brown (1968 album version)
(1:02:51) Doves — Pounding
(1:07:34) The Music Factory — Commercial: Far from the Madding Crowd (soundtrack album)
(1:08:34) Blossom Dearie — The Party’s Over
(1:12:55) The Barr Brothers — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(1:16:06) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:18:52) Mary McCaslin — Ghost Riders in the Sky
(1:22:52) Solomon Burke — Baby Come on Home
(1:26:09) The Searchers — Don’t Throw Your Love Away
(1:28:24) McFly — I Kissed a Girl (Originally by Katy Perry)
(1:31:36) Your DJs Speak One Last Time
(1:36:19) Justin Hurwitz — Mia and Sebastian’s Theme (from La La Land (2016))


Episode #209: The Number One Podcast in Heaven

January 14, 2017

Enough with the tributes, but we have at least one more for you this week for Debbie and Carrie. Some words from our 1967 music sponsor, favorite songs we’ve been holding back, music for both children and adults inappropriately mixed together, covers and classics and parlor music and music from movies and TV. A continuing Happy New Year to you. Let’s keep this going all year long. Let’s have dozens and dozens of new episodes this year! But you have to download and listen to them. if you listen, we’ll make them. That’s the deal.

(0:00:00) Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher — You Made Me Love You/Happy Days Are Here Again (from Oprah, 2011)
(0:02:35) Your DJs Talk About Stuff
(0:13:32) Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter — Aba Daba Honeymoon (from Two Weeks with Love (1950))
(0:16:45) Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor — Good Morning (from Singin' in the Rain (1952))
(0:20:59) Debbie Reynolds — Carolina in the Morning
(0:23:04) Debbie Reynolds — Time After Time
(0:26:06) Your DJs Speak Some
(0:33:13) The Music Factory — Commercial: Alan Lorber’s The Lotus Palace (album)
(0:34:12) Cowboy Junkies — Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
(0:38:40) The Rescues — Everything’s Gonna Be Better Next Year
(0:42:33) David Bromberg — Dehlia
(0:50:23) The Band — Chest Fever
(0:55:36) Your DJs Discuss
(1:02:55) Bob and Ray — Celebrity Chasers
(1:05:33) Anne Murray — Animal Crackers
(1:08:04) The Music Factory — Commercial: The Sam the Sham Revue
(1:09:04) Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish — Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1:12:23) Wu-Tang Clan feat. Snoop Dogg — Conditioner
(1:18:11) Raymond Scott — The Toy Trumpet
(1:21:09) M.O — Medley: How Will I Know?/Perfect Strangers (originally by Whitney Houston/Jonas Blue and JP Cooper)
(1:23:59) Chuck Berry — Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
(1:26:15) Jimmy Jones — Snap My Fingers
(1:28:27) Your DJs Take a Long Time to End the Show
(1:44:17) Hugo Montenegro — Jeannie (Theme to I Dream of Jeannie (Seasons 2-5))


Episode #208: The Things That Really Matter Don’t Mix with Idle Chatter

January 7, 2017

It feels like Sunday, doesn’t it? Sure it does, just humor us. Download this and you’ll hear some creative covers, lilting banjo, music that appeared in movies and television, jazz and show tunes and country and lots more. If we were getting paid for this we might try harder to cajole you, but we’ve worked hard enough already. It’s good, all right? We have testimonials. Start the New Year right and maybe you’ll send us one too.

(0:00:00) Steve Martin — Clawhammer Medley: Sally Ann/Johnson Boys/Simple Gifts/The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond
(0:02:14) Your DJs Pretend It’s Sunday
(0:05:43) Petra Haden — Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand
(0:08:15) Saint Motel — My Type
(0:11:39) Clare Bowen — Speak to Me (from Nashville)
(0:15:49) Sturgill Simpson — Breakers Roar
(0:19:23) Your DJs Recap
(0:22:36) The Music Factory — Commercial: Tim Hardin 1 (album)
(0:23:35) Tim Hardin — Lady Came from Baltimore
(0:25:25) George Michael — Brother Can You Spare a Dime
(0:30:02) Mose Allison — I’m Not Talking
(0:32:32) Shye Ben-Tzur and Jonny Greenwood — The Golden Fang (from Inherent Vice (2014))
(0:37:22) Your DJs Talk a Bit
(0:40:42) The Oscar Peterson Trio — Gravy Waltz
(0:45:08) Thelonious Monk — I Surrender Dear
(0:50:34) Del Close and John Brent — Diagnosis and Therapy (from “The Do-It-Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit”)
(0:58:26) Dr. Dre feat. Justus and BJ the Chicago Kid — It’s All on Me
(1:02:14) Your DJs Speak
(1:06:09) The Music Factory — Commercial: Mike Kellin: And the Testimony’s Still Coming In (album)
(1:07:08) Charles Strouse — Put on a Happy Face (live at the Smithsonian in 1978)
(1:09:36) Fountains of Wayne — Valley Winter Song
(1:13:34) Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb — Catch the Moon
(1:16:41) R.E.M. — Tom’s Diner (live at The Borderline, London, 1991)
(1:18:44) Johnny Hallyday — Noir c’est noir (Black Is Black)
(1:21:57) Frank Ocean feat. Beyoncé — Pink and White
(1:25:03) Your DJs Go Away
(1:34:06) Vonda Shepard — Searchin’ My Soul (Theme to Ally McBeal)