Episode #285: Hold That Note and Change the Key

July 14, 2018

This week we say goodbye to the Martians (we thought they’d never leave), play too many versions of one song, fall back on cover tunes, throw in a little movie music, and lots more, all while enduring rain, thunder, and power failures. It’s like living in the 20th century again, when technology wasn’t as good but we were young and happy. We’re still happy (maybe not so young). Please try this one on for size.

(0:00:00) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Goofus
(0:02:36) Your DJs Are Back Again
(0:06:46) Wayne King — Goofus
(0:09:42) Les Paul — Goofus
(0:12:20) The Three Suns — I Cried for You/Something’s Gotta Give/Goofus/Coquette/Don’t Be That Way
(0:17:45) The Carpenters — Goofus
(0:20:56) Your DJs Tell You That Which You Already Know
(0:22:46) Florence + The Machine — Stand by Me
(0:26:47) Carly Rae Jepsen — Both Sides Now
(0:30:45) Shawn Colvin — Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic
(0:34:01) Alessia Cara — Hotline Bling (Originally by Drake)
(0:38:18) Your DJs with Their Recap
(0:41:41) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 10)
(0:48:03) Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Faith Hill, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Ray Benson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill — All My Ex's Live in Texas
(0:51:29) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Dolphins
(0:53:05) Penguin Café Orchestra — Giles Farnaby's Dream
(0:55:23) Chris Garneau — Black and Blue
(1:00:54) Your DJs and You, Together Again
(1:03:34) John Prine — Living in the Future
(1:06:59) Jack Costanzo — The Inch Worm
(1:10:00) Jack Handey — The Most Dangerous Animal in the World
(1:10:32) Raymond Scott — Tempo Block
(1:13:45) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Boss
(1:17:49) Your DJs Have Time for One More Set
(1:19:47) Sonny and Cher — Love Is Strange
(1:22:32) The Stylistics — The Little Drummer Boy
(1:26:43) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Skinny Winged White Horse
(1:27:48) Soupy Sales — Santa Claus Is Surfin' to Town
(1:29:22) D’Angelo and The Vanguard — The Charade
(1:32:44) Your DJs Have Gone on Long Enough
(1:35:01) Henry Mancini — Charade (from Charade (1963))


Episode #284: All the Time, for No Good Reason

July 7, 2018

July is busting out all over. How about that scorcher the other day? Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? Hot enough for you yet? We’re a bit tired of it but we greatly prefer it to the punishing, soul-destroying cold which is the alternative. But enough about the weather. Please join us this week on our musical and chattical journey in which we use our voices too much. It’s not healthy, man. But it’s our job.

(0:00:00) Peter Schickele — Introduction/Oedipus Tex - II. Aria with chorus: "Howdy There"
(0:06:45) Your DJs Talk Even Though One of Them Shouldn’t Really Be Talking
(0:15:17) Nick Drake — ‘Cello Song
(0:20:00) Josh Rouse — Come Back (Light Therapy)
(0:23:56) Dolly Parton — Walking on Sunshine
(0:27:08) Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson — Lost Inside of You (from A Star Is Born (1976))
(0:30:01) Your DJs Discuss Silly Movies, 3D Movies, and Rabbits
(0:37:27) The Beau Brummels — Don't Talk to Strangers
(0:39:46) The Kinks — Waterloo Sunset
(0:43:13) Lenka — Trouble Is a Friend
(0:46:49) Drake — Nice for What
(0:50:14) Your DJs Discuss the Song of the Summer Again
(0:53:46) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 9)
(1:00:39) Argent — Hold Your Head Up
(1:03:56) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #5
(1:04:49) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Princeton Is a Fine Place for Smart People in New Jersey
(1:06:32) Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves — You're Still the One (Shania Twain cover) (Live at Madison Square Garden)
(1:10:36) Your DJs Discuss Popular Culture
(1:13:16) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Tryin' to Get to You
(1:15:54) The Newcomers — (Too Little in Common to Be Lovers) Too Much Going to Say Goodbye
(1:19:23) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If Trees Could Scream
(1:19:49) Pérez Prado — Why Wait (Por que Esperar "Que Esperas")
(1:21:59) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Black Effect
(1:27:13) Your DJs Retire for the Evening
(1:31:15) Unknown Singer (possibly Bill Lee) (composers: Havens Wray, Bart Corwin) — Theme to Bat Masterson


Episode #283: It Rose Up and Became a Man!

June 30, 2018

We like this one! There’s jazz and samba, country and pop, comedy and pan pipes, calypso and calliope, disco and Bollywood, TV and movie music, instrumentals, covers, a little bit of chat, plus a spoiler for a 50-year-old TV program. Listen! And enjoy your summer weekend.

(0:00:00) Walter Wanderley — Summer Samba (So Nice)
(0:03:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:31) Jack Costanzo — Bongo Lesson
(0:08:46) Phoenix — Rome
(0:13:24) Edgar Villarroel — Memory
(0:16:40) Bob Dylan and The Band — One for the Road
(0:21:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:01) Rick Moranis — Nine More Gallons
(0:26:49) Dee Dee Sharp — Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
(0:28:57) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Bringing Home an Elk
(0:30:02) The Syndicate of Sound — Little Girl
(0:32:30) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Apeshit
(0:36:55) Your DJs Continue
(0:39:22) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 8)
(0:44:57) Bruce Springsteen — Girls in Their Summer Clothes
(0:49:14) Randy Newman — When She Loved Me (Instrumental)
(0:50:16) Buchanan Brothers and The Georgia Catamounts — (When You See) Those Flying Saucers
(0:52:43) Josie Cotton — Cowgirl in the Sand
(0:58:00) Your DJs Revisit the Recent Past
(1:00:19) Angélique Kidjo — Esso, Esso
(1:03:30) Aretha Franklin — Groovin'
(1:06:24) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Making the World Safe for Our Children
(1:06:47) Lord Executor — Two Bad Men in the World
(1:09:33) The Mary Jane Girls — In My House
(1:13:29) Your DJs Speak Some More
(1:19:31) Herbie Hancock — Watermelon Man
(1:26:36) Dinah Shore — The Last Time I Saw Paris (from Till the Clouds Roll By (1946))
(1:27:49) Verne Langdon — Goofus
(1:29:12) Bud Collyer and Orson Bean — Orson, How's Max?
(1:32:11) Kalyanji and Anandji Shah — Ganges A Go-Go
(1:34:10) Your DJs Are Done for the Day
(1:38:29) Frank DeVol — Theme to My Three Sons


Episode #282: Sticks and Stones and Stumps and Glass

June 23, 2018

The Martians are here, the end is near, but never mind, it’s finally summer. You can start it off by listening to this program. We’re not performance artists but we still hope to please. It pleases us to please. We chose everything here, and we made this program with our own two hands and some software. Go ahead, please yourselves.

(0:00:00) Claramae Turner and Barbara Ruick — June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from Carousel (1956))
(0:03:44) Your DJs Discuss the Season
(0:08:42) Spencer Myer (William Bolcom, composer) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: I. Old Adam
(0:11:34) Bob Thompson — Star Fire
(0:14:13) Martin Denny — A Taste of Honey (Moog version)
(0:17:15) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Summer
(0:22:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:20) Bob & Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelding King of the World: Film in the Attic
(0:27:17) Belle and Sebastian — The Boy with the Arab Strap
(0:32:26) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Fairyland Music - Space Pop
(0:34:26) Sam Phillips — I Don't Want to Fall in Love (original 1988 version)
(0:37:16) Vanessa Carlton — A Thousand Miles
(0:41:12) Your DJs Tell You What’s Coming
(0:45:56) Antônio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina — Águas de Março (Waters of March)
(0:49:27) Art Garfunkel — Waters of March
(0:53:03) Susannah McCorkle — Waters of March
(0:57:01) Cassandra Wilson — Waters of March
(1:01:29) Anya Marina — Waters of March (Águas de Março)
(1:05:10) Your DJs Recap
(1:07:34) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 7)
(1:11:48) Irma Thomas — It's Raining
(1:13:54) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Parachuting
(1:14:23) Petula Clark — Don't Give Up
(1:17:28) Etta James — Sunshine of Love
(1:19:53) Melanie — I Think It's Going to Rain Today
(1:22:48) Big Star — I'm in Love with a Girl
(1:24:35) Your DJs Are Off (You Can Say That Again)
(1:29:25) Ramin Djawadi — The Winds of Winter (from Game of Thrones, Season 6)


Episode #281: Something for Everyone

June 16, 2018

Here are the fruits of another afternoon spent “playing DJ”, that old game that children love even more than hide-and-seek. It’s a jumble but it’s OUR jumble and now it’s yours. With few exceptions this is not your father’s podcast, nor your daughter’s, even though it’s a father-and-daughter podcast. Please indulge us, and yourselves.

(0:00:00) Zero Mostel — Comedy Tonight (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:04:58) Your DJs Start Things Right Off
(0:06:58) Edwin Astley — Danger Man (One Hour) - Incidental Cue 2
(0:09:16) Melvin Van Peebles feat. Earth, Wind and Fire — Sweetback's Theme (from Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971))
(0:12:38) Nils Lofgren — Goin' Back
(0:19:33) Leon Bridges — You Don't Know
(0:22:24) Your DJs Chat a Little
(0:25:15) Groucho Marx — Promo for Tell it to Groucho (1962)
(0:26:10) Jack Meakin — Opening and Closing Themes to Tell It to Groucho
(0:28:12) Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From
(0:31:27) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Watch for Rocks
(0:32:02) Mouth and MacNeal — How Do You Do?
(0:35:01) Rick James — Bustin' Out
(0:38:58) Your DJs Tell You
(0:43:44) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 6)
(0:50:23) Thomas Rhett — Beer with Jesus
(0:54:54) The Beau Brummels — One Too Many Mornings
(0:57:43) Rihanna — Shut Up and Drive
(1:01:16) Your DJs Are Enjoying the Show
(1:03:36) Lisa Loeb — Tomorrow
(1:06:22) The Supremes — I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(1:08:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Yellow Horse
(1:09:58) The Hollies — Jennifer Eccles
(1:12:57) Rilo Kiley feat. The Watson Twins — About the Moon
(1:16:05) Your DJs, They’re a Team
(1:18:15) Jeff Simmons — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
(1:21:33) Rizzle Kicks — Summertime Sadness (Originally by Lana Del Rey)
(1:25:26) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Coral
(1:25:53) The Countdown Kids — Do Your Ears Hang Low?
(1:27:15) Les Baxter and His Orchestra — A Taste of Honey
(1:29:40) Your DJs Leave You and Leave the Building
(1:32:51) Chester Stover, Joseph Harris, Treadwell Covington, W. Watts Biggers — Theme to King Leonardo and His Short Subjects


Episode #280: Things That Fly and Other Things That Don’t

June 9, 2018

There’s no weather to complain about this week so instead we bring you music, chat, 80-year-old news reports, and other blasts from the recent and distant past. If you download it we’re sure you’ll find something useful or fun or at least time-consuming. Almost sure.

(0:00:00) John Williams feat. Margot Kidder — The Flying Sequence/Can You Read My Mind? (from Superman: The Movie (1978))
(0:08:06) Your DJs Arrive with Their Opinions
(0:11:54) Rebecca Pidgeon — Spanish Harlem
(0:15:33) Taylor Swift — Sparks Fly
(0:19:54) Tyler Bates — You Can't Stop This Motherfucker (Choir-Only Mix) (from Deadpool 2 (2018))
(0:20:53) The Fugs — Wide Wide River
(0:23:29) Lana Del Rey — Summertime Sadness
(0:28:04) Your DJs Tell You About That
(0:31:08) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 5)
(0:37:54) Rascal Flatts — Life Is a Highway
(0:42:28) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Yodeling
(0:42:56) Mary Schneider — Yodelling Comedians
(0:45:37) Harry Belafonte — Island in the Sun
(0:49:00) Your DJs Discuss the Recent Past and the Immediate Future
(0:52:47) Jo Stafford — Old Joe Clark
(0:54:26) Jerry Rivers and The Drifting Cowboys — Old Joe Clark
(0:55:41) Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant — Old Joe Clark
(0:58:01) Jimmie Rodgers — Old Joe Clark
(0:59:45) Charlie Haden feat. Jack Black — Old Joe Clark
(1:03:50) Your DJs Explain Why You Liked That
(1:08:07) Robert Johnson — Come on in My Kitchen
(1:10:59) Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelli feat. Bert Marshall — I Saw Stars
(1:13:45) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Boxing
(1:14:10) Les Paul and His Trio — Blue Skies
(1:16:45) Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly Trio — Misty
(1:23:41) The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — Response to a Recent Essay by Van Dyke Parks
(1:24:58) Salt-n-Pepa — Shoop
(1:29:05) Sza — Garden (Say It Like Dat)
(1:32:34) Your DJs Are Ready to Leave
(1:36:50) Charmian Carr, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies, Debbie Turner — So Long, Farewell (from The Sound of Music (1965))


Episode #279: Robins and Flamingos and So Much More

June 2, 2018

June is here! You may not have realized because it came so quietly. But there’s still plenty of time to get some Juning in. We suggest that you start with this episode and move on from there. You’ll be doing us a solid something and we think you’ll even like it. Everybody wins. Win-win. No loss.

(0:00:00) Renaissance — When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
(0:01:56) Your DJs Speak of Robins and Other Things
(0:06:12) Livingston Taylor — Packet of Good Times
(0:09:13) Marty Robbins — El Paso
(0:13:35) Sons of the Pioneers — Tumbling Tumbleweeds
(0:16:17) Gospel Dream — This Little Light of Mine
(0:20:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:15) Original Radio Theme — Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
(0:24:21) Bob and Ray — King Yukon of the Northwest
(0:26:52) Four Tops — Reflections
(0:30:32) Abigail Spencer — You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) (from Timeless)
(0:33:29) Cody Chesnutt — Boylife in America
(0:35:51) Your DJs Again
(0:39:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 4)
(0:45:34) Solange — Weary
(0:48:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Giant Music Box
(0:50:32) The Byrds — Have You Seen Her Face
(0:53:12) Jefferson Airplane — Comin' Back to Me
(0:58:33) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:16) Shelley Marsh, Stan's Sister — I Saw Three Ships
(1:01:17) The Chieftains with Marianne Faithfull — I Saw Three Ships A-Sailing
(1:04:02) Mumford and Sons — Awake My Soul
(1:08:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Flamingo
(1:08:51) Earl Klugh — Cast Your Fate to the Wind
(1:12:04) David McCallum — Call Me
(1:14:45) Your DJs, Both of Them
(1:18:55) Liberace — Chopsticks
(1:22:16) Les Baxter — Honey Bun
(1:24:18) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Uncle Caveman
(1:24:45) Rick Moranis — The Seven Days of Shiva
(1:27:07) Busta Rhymes — Freestyle
(1:29:27) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:32:23) Blake Neely — Theme from Supergirl


Episode #278: Hey, Everybody, It’s Summertime!

May 26, 2018

It isn’t really summertime yet but it’s close enough for government work. If you listen this week you can hear a few songs that allude to summer in some way, and many more songs that don’t mention summer at all but that are also interesting. And you know that it’s in the back of everyone’s mind anyway. Regulars and irregulars both, all types of listeners are welcome and invited to download. There’s still time!

(0:00:00) Three Beat Slide — Summertime Is Great
(0:03:54) Your DJs Start Summer Early for You
(0:12:32) Sol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette — I Like You
(0:15:41) Raffi — Robin in the Rain
(0:17:35) Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer feat. Riders in the Sky — I’m My Own Grandpa
(0:21:13) Dierks Bentley — Sounds of Summer
(0:24:36) Your DJs Relate
(0:29:50) Fleetwood Mac — Second Hand News (Rough Mix)
(0:32:36) Fleetwood Mac — Second Hand News (Album Version)
(0:35:52) Justin Timberlake — Summer Love
(0:40:03) Childish Gambino — This Is America
(0:43:48) Your DJs Chat
(0:45:24) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 3)
(0:50:57) The Decemberists — June Hymn
(0:54:54) CBS — Promo for a February 1962 Judy Garland TV Special
(0:55:54) Judy Garland — You Made Me Love You
(0:58:43) Doris Day — You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
(1:00:51) Your DJs Chat Again
(1:03:03) The Yardbirds — Over Under Sideways Down
(1:05:24) Cat Stevens — Morning Has Broken
(1:08:41) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #4
(1:09:29) Dyan — Looking for Knives
(1:15:41) Julie Cruise — The World Spins
(1:22:17) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Clark, NJ
(1:24:26) Pelé feat. Elis Regina — Perdão não tem
(1:28:33) Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers — Are You Real?
(1:33:21) Your DJs Wrap Up This Long Program
(1:38:57) Robert Duncan — Theme to Timeless


Episode #277: Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine

May 19, 2018

In this week’s program hear old music and new chat from our centrally located studio in northern New Jersey. Some new music too. And you know what? There’s also some old chat. We have everything this week. Give it a download or two.

(0:00:00) B. Mossman and Bob Doyle — Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (Opening Theme)
(0:00:46) The Wubb Girlz feat. Beyoncé — Sing a Song
(0:02:23) Your DJs Explain That
(0:04:45) The Continental (Renzo Cesana) — All of a Sudden My Heart Sings
(0:07:24) Cub — Everything’s Geometry
(0:10:03) Terri Clark — Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
(0:13:12) Lucinda Williams — Something About What Happens When We Talk
(0:16:59) Your DJs Intrude
(0:18:56) Rowlf the Dog — Lydia, the Tattooed Lady
(0:21:03) They Might Be Giants — Everything Right Is Wrong Again
(0:23:20) Julie London — Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
(0:26:15) The Mutato Muzika Orchestra — Hey Jude (from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001))
(0:31:36) Your DJs Speak
(0:34:34) Paul Mauriat — Love Is Blue
(0:37:06) Ed Sheeran — Tenerife Sea
(0:41:04) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Willy the Whale
(0:42:01) George Jessel with the Ted Auletta Orchestra and Chorus — Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
(0:44:22) R.E.M. — You Are the Everything
(0:48:04) Your DJs Again
(0:49:57) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 2)
(0:54:55) Charles Bradley — Changes
(1:00:38) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey
(1:02:31) Lenka — Don’t Let Me Fall
(1:05:20) Beyoncé — Run the World (Girls)
(1:09:16) Your DJs Recap
(1:12:59) Chihiro Yamanaka — Maple Leaf Rag
(1:16:34) Etta James — These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(1:20:32) Arthur Fields — Ja-Da
(1:23:16) Quincy Jones feat. Ray Charles and Chaka Khan — I’ll Be Good to You
(1:28:10) Your DJs Make Like a Tree and Leave
(1:31:04) Gloria Loring (composers: Al Burton, Gloria Loring, Alan Thicke) — Theme to The Facts of Life


Episode #276: Like a Jet of Blue Flame Shot from a Gun

May 12, 2018

This week we repudiate the Taylor-haters and prepare you for the coming Martian invasion. We also play some nice rocky and poppy things, some nice folky things, and too many versions of one song or another. Plus “more”. Old, new, it’s all the same to us. We hope you feel the same.

(0:00:00) Taylor Swift — September
(0:03:05) Your DJs Disagree with the Internet
(0:07:41) Kirsty MacColl with Billy Bragg — Darling, Let’s Have Another Baby
(0:11:06) Robyn — Dancing on My Own
(0:15:43) The Primitives — Crash (1985 demo)
(0:18:01) Solange — Cranes in the Sky
(0:22:13) Your DJs Recap and Precap
(0:25:25) The Rolling Stones — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:27:36) The Toggery Five — I’d Much Rather Be with the Boys
(0:30:06) Donna Lynn — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:32:24) Ronnie Spector — I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls
(0:35:11) Your DJs Recap What they Precapped
(0:37:49) Weird Al Yankovic — My Own Eyes
(0:41:30) Oasis — Wonderwall
(0:46:36) The Hollies — Regardez par des fenêtres (Look Through Any Window)
(0:48:51) Nice and Smooth — Step by Step
(0:52:10) Your DJs Discuss
(0:54:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 1)
(1:00:44) Marvin Gaye — Ain’t That Peculiar
(1:03:44) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Yeah! Edison, NJ! Oh Yeah!
(1:05:10) Davey Graham — Angi
(1:07:34) Kendrick Lamar — GOD.
(1:11:43) Your DJs Discuss Some More
(1:13:44) Kyle Riabko — Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’
(1:17:52) Dixie Chicks — Wide Open Spaces
(1:21:35) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Flying Red Elephant
(1:22:53) Carolina Chocolate Drops — Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig
(1:25:47) Jackson Browne — These Days
(1:30:25) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:34:58) Les Elgart and His Orchestra — Bandstand Boogie (Theme to American Bandstand)