Episode #368: No, We’re Sorry, That’s As Far As It Shoots

February 15, 2020

Two people working in secret in a small office room in a little house in the Garden State have managed to combine enough music and chat to keep dozens of people happy for at least a week. The two people? Your co-hosts. The dozens of people? You and all your friends. Soldier on and listen.

(0:00:00) The Wild Ones and Neal Hefti — Main Title to Lord Love a Duck (1966)
(0:02:07) Your DJs Have Music Plans
(0:12:24) Caro Emerald — That Man
(0:16:13) Bobby Short — I Happen to Like New York/I’ve Got the World on a String
(0:21:28) Nina Simone — African Mailman
(0:24:37) Doris Day with The Jimmy Joyce Children's Chorus — High Hopes
(0:26:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:51) Bill Cosby — Revenge
(0:36:54) Vince Staples — Norf Norf
(0:39:58) Idina Menzel and Aurora — Into the Unknown (from Frozen 2 (2019))
(0:43:13) Maggie Rogers — Burning
(0:46:45) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:50:10) Mary Martin, Kathleen Nolan, Robert Harrington, Joseph Stafford — I'm Flying (from Peter Pan (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:54:00) Renato Carosone — Mambo italiano
(0:57:19) Gary Lucas — Bali Ha'i
(1:02:12) Harry Styles — Wonderful Christmastime
(1:05:23) Your DJs Speak Yet Again
(1:08:49) Unknown Announcer — Frankie Takes Marge for a Ride (Ad for Goodyear)
(1:10:15) The Beach Boys — Tell Me Why
(1:12:02) Junior Parker — Taxman
(1:15:47) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Catapult Operator
(1:16:14) The Canadian Brass — Lounging at the Waldorf
(1:19:54) The 1975 — Girls
(1:24:05) Nanci Griffith — You Were on My Mind
(1:26:54) Bruce Springsteen — Living on the Edge of the World
(1:31:12) Your DJs Are Done Speaking
(1:36:57) Siddhartha Khosla — This Is Us Score Suite

Episode #367: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Just You Wait

February 8, 2020

For the eighth consecutive year we bring you sad songs and movie music, this year combined into one big Sad Movie Music tearfest. We made this for you, and we got through it, and so will you. And as usual we make sure you’re happy before we’re finished. We love happy endings.

(0:00:00) Dave Grusin — Theme from The Champ (1979)
(0:02:32) Your DJs Are Not Smiling Right Now
(0:06:56) John Kander, Fred Ebb — Tomorrow Belongs to Me (from Cabaret (1972))
(0:10:00) Olivia Newton-John — Hopelessly Devoted to You (from Grease (1978))
(0:13:03) Terry Tucker — Overture to the Sun (from A Clockwork Orange (1971))
(0:14:46) Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer — Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo (from Lili (1953))
(0:17:07) Elliott Smith — Needle in the Hay (used in The Royal Tenenbaums (1995))
(0:21:25) Your DJs Thought That Was Sad
(0:26:16) Rufus Wainwright — This Love Affair (used in On My Way (2013))
(0:29:30) Prince and The Revolution — When Doves Cry (from Purple Rain (1984))
(0:35:22) Rosemary Clooney — Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me (from White Christmas (1954))
(0:38:02) Bette Midler — The Rose (from The Rose (1979))
(0:41:43) Your DJs Are Down in the Dumps
(0:45:29) Danielle Licari, José Bartel — Final (Geneviève, Guy) (from Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964))
(0:50:30) Yann Tiersen — Le moulin (from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001))
(0:54:58) Orchestra from The Sound of Music — Edelweiss (Sing Along Version) (from The Sound of Music (1965))
(0:57:14) Phillip Glasser and Betsy Cathcart — Somewhere Out There (from An American Tail (1986))
(0:59:56) Your DJs Have Sad Movies on Their Minds
(1:04:16) Cat Stevens — The Wind (used in Rushmore (1998) and also in Almost Famous (2000))
(1:05:57) Mary Hopkin — The Wind
(1:08:01) Buddy Holly — Everyday (used in Stand by Me (1986))
(1:10:09) Philip Glass — Music Box (from Candyman (1992))
(1:11:16) Bruno Coulais — La nuit (from Les choristes (2004))
(1:13:34) James Taylor — Fire and Rain (used in Running on Empty (1988))
(1:16:56) Your DJs Are Feeling Low but Will Soldier on for You
(1:20:50) Toussaint McCall — Nothing Takes the Place of You (used in Hairspray (1988))
(1:24:16) Curtis Mayfield — Eddie You Should Know Better (from Superfly (1972))
(1:26:33) Betty Noyes — Baby Mine (from Dumbo (1941))
(1:28:38) MGM Studio Orchestra — March of the Winkies (extended version) (from The Wizard of Oz (1939))
(1:31:26) Francis Lai — Love Story (from Love Story (1970))
(1:34:52) Your DJs Will Now Lift Your Spirits
(1:39:09) Judy Garland — Get Happy (from Summer Stock (1950))

Episode #366: This Is the Part Where We Take It Easy

February 1, 2020

Today’s program has marching bands, old pop, new pop, covers, cautionary tales, economic forecasts, waltzes, lovely voices, and a bridge into next week’s movie music. And now there are enough episodes that you can listen to one every day for a whole leap year and not repeat any. Take the podcast-a-day challenge. Or just listen to this one. That would be good enough for us.

(0:00:00) John Reed, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus — As Someday It May Happen (I've Got a Little List) (from The Mikado)
(0:02:20) Your DJs Have a List of Their Own
(0:10:17) The Pickin' on Pickers — Love Me Do
(0:13:02) Roy Orbison — Mama
(0:16:01) The Left Banke — She May Call You Up Tonight
(0:18:16) Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull — On the Floor
(0:23:02) Your DJs Discuss the Recent Past
(0:25:07) Unknown Announcer — Mark Time: The End of the Depression (Ad for the Mark Time Switch)
(0:26:33) Fleetwood Mac — Tusk
(0:30:09) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds — Red Right Hand
(0:36:43) Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra — Three O'Clock in the Morning
(0:39:47) Beyoncé — Formation (from Homecoming (2019))
(0:44:10) Your DJs Take Pleasure in Bringing You Up to Date
(0:48:17) Gilbert Gottfried — The Land of the Three-Named People
(0:52:46) Stevie Wonder — Love's in Need of Love Today
(0:59:53) Jo Stafford — Sourwood Mountain
(1:01:38) Ken Jennings, Angela Lansbury — Not While I'm Around (from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Original Cast Recording))
(1:05:33) Barbra Streisand — White Christmas
(1:08:37) Your DJs Provide Deep Background
(1:11:46) Alvvays — Ones Who Love You
(1:15:32) Mika — Elle me dit
(1:19:09) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If I Come Back as an Animal...
(1:19:31) Taylor Swift — We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Instrumental with background vocals)
(1:22:42) Aretha Franklin — You and Me
(1:26:13) Your DJs Always Have You Covered
(1:29:05) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper — Shallow (from the 91st Oscars telecast)

Episode #365: That’s What We Like About It, It’s So Easy

January 25, 2020

This week’s package includes show tunes, country music, operetta, opera, rock, rap, pop, folk, homemade cigarettes, ancient vinyl, a few chuckles, and more. January is ending and we have no idea what comes next, but that’s a problem for another time.

(0:00:00) Monty Python (Terry Jones) — I'm So Worried
(0:03:18) Your DJs Arrive
(0:05:52) Alison Krauss — Evermore
(0:09:05) Lefty Frizzell — If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time
(0:11:59) Tammy Wynette and David Houston — My Elusive Dreams
(0:14:51) Sturgill Simpson — Sing Along
(0:17:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:46) Roland Joy — Golden State Presents "Anchors Aweigh" (Ad for Golden State Tobacco)
(0:21:10) Jenny Lin — Hough: Musical Jewellery Box
(0:24:27) Lord Huron — I Will Be Back One Day (Daytrotter Session)
(0:27:51) Pauline Wales, Peggy Ann Jones, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, Valérie Masterson — Three Little Maids from School Are We (from The Mikado)
(0:29:17) The Byrds — Stranger in a Strange Land (instrumental)
(0:32:21) D’Angelo — When We Get By
(0:38:06) Your DJs Converse
(0:41:41) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Pa Pa/Piano Solo
(0:44:20) Dolly Parton — Dumb Blonde
(0:47:14) Lyle Lovett — Bears (KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic)
(0:50:19) Solange — Don't You Wait
(0:54:26) Your DJs Relate
(0:56:53) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — At Camp
(0:59:22) Joe Dassin — Les Champs-Élysées
(1:01:59) Doc Watson — Grandfather's Clock
(1:03:21) Hanson — MMMBop (2018 version with strings)
(1:06:22) Taylor Swift — Lover (2019 Live Lounge version)
(1:11:10) Your DJs Continue
(1:14:00) Blossom Dearie — Something Happens to Me
(1:16:01) Kitty Carlisle with Russ Morgan and His Orchestra — Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum (from Carmen Jones)
(1:19:06) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: It's Easy to Sit There and Say You'd Like More Money
(1:19:32) Bo Diddley — Can You Shimmy?
(1:22:16) Rosco P. Coldchain feat. Pusha T and Boo-Bonic — Hot
(1:25:52) Your DJs Make Like a Tree and Leave
(1:28:55) Jerrold Immel — Theme to Dallas

Episode #364: Do We Have to Spell It Out?

January 18, 2020

This week we have tributes, solos, duets, children, karaoke, brass, jazz, pop, fugitives, and more. It’s just another January in the neighborhood.

(0:00:00) Alexandra Opsahl, Norwegian Baroque Orchestra — Johan Daniel Berlin: Sinfonia a 5 for Cornetto and Strings in D major
(0:09:04) Your DJs Set the Stage
(0:15:11) Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass — Flea Bag
(0:17:16) Harry Styles — Cherry
(0:21:35) Taylor Swift — I Knew You Were Trouble (instrumental with background vocals)
(0:25:13) Macy Gray — I Try (Live at the World Café)
(0:30:36) Your DJs Present a Little Tribute
(0:33:30) The Bonzo Dog Band — Quiet Talks and Summer Walks
(0:36:54) Neil Innes — Say Sorry Again
(0:39:17) The Rutles — Cheese and Onions
(0:41:56) Neil Innes — Momma Bee
(0:44:46) The Bonzo Dog Band — I'm the Urban Spaceman (acoustic version from Late Night Line Up (BBC) (1986))
(0:46:12) Your DJs Recap and Move On
(0:49:11) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — New Clothing
(0:51:10) Dean Martin — The Man Who Plays the Mandolino
(0:53:59) Edd “Kookie” Byrnes — Kookie's Mad Pad
(0:56:03) Dexter Gordon — Three O'Clock in the Morning
(1:01:46) Your DJs Discuss a Few Things
(1:04:37) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — David and Grandpa
(1:07:20) Darlingside — The Woods
(1:10:46) Sheryl Crow — Soak Up the Sun (album version)
(1:15:37) Vampire Weekend with children's choir — Christmastime Is Here/Harmony Hall (from The Late Late Show with James Corden, 2019-12-11)
(1:19:39) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Sometimes I Think That I Would Be...
(1:19:59) Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn — Tonk
(1:22:56) Aretha Franklin — Day Dreaming
(1:26:54) Your DJs Are Done in for Now
(1:32:27) City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Pete Rugulo, composer) — Theme to The Fugitive

Episode #363: There’s Nowt Wrong with Gala Luncheons, Lad!

January 11, 2020

This week we’re no longer out of sight, out of mind, and out of this world. We’ve been gone for a week. Did our absence make your heart grow fonder? Did it grow three sizes? We hope to please even if we can’t promise to. The variety and the good intentions are all there. Here are 90 well-intentioned minutes that we made for you.

(0:00:00) Norma Tanega — You're Dead
(0:02:20) Your DJs Have Arrived
(0:06:48) Jelly Roll Morton — Jungle Blues (Piano Instrumental)
(0:10:33) The Temprees — My Baby Love
(0:13:24) Nelson Riddle — Your Zowie Face
(0:15:58) The Streets — Weak Become Heroes
(0:21:29) Your DJs Speak of Music
(0:25:00) The Passionate and Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — I Felt Like Singing About Billy Currington
(0:26:20) Billy Currington — People Are Crazy
(0:30:11) The New Year — Sinking Ship
(0:33:30) Cathy Fink and Duck Donald — Knoxville Girl
(0:36:48) The Band — When You Awake
(0:40:00) Your DJs Revisit
(0:43:26) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — The Pope Joke/Fiddle Solo
(0:46:03) Elbow — Running to Stand Still (U2 cover)
(0:51:17) William Bolcom — I Got Rhythm
(0:52:35) Patty Griffin — Ruby's Arms
(0:58:40) Taylor Swift — Christmas Tree Farm
(1:02:26) Your DJs Speak About the Tunes
(1:05:46) Monty Python — Working Class Playwright
(1:09:22) The Free Design — I Found Love
(1:12:03) Marcie Blane — What Does a Girl Do
(1:14:18) Pharrell feat. Jay-Z — Frontin'
(1:18:12) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: An Old Man's Folly
(1:18:33) Leon Bridges — If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)
(1:21:46) Lana Del Rey — Doin' Time
(1:25:06) Your DJs Wrap It Up with a Bow
(1:30:29) Norma Tanega — A Street That Rhymes at 6am

Episode #362: It’s Like Bermuda in Michigan

January 4, 2020

It’s an Indian name but it almost sounds French. A new year needs a new episode, and we’re up to the challenge with completely original chat plus recorded music dating from the 1920s right through to the present day. That’s almost a hundred years of content but it should only take you about 90 minutes to listen. Happy New Year again.

(0:00:00) Jill Sobule — I Swear I Saw Christopher Reeve (Mackinac Island Charm)
(0:02:42) Your DJs Present the Podcast
(0:08:54) The Boswell Sisters — When I Take My Sugar to Tea
(0:12:05) Ray Conniff — Harmony
(0:14:46) Winifred Atwell — Poor People of Paris
(0:16:42) Vince Guaraldi — It's Your Dog Charlie Brown
(0:19:48) Harry Styles — Adore You
(0:23:15) Your DJs Discuss Sets and Set Theory
(0:28:14) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Bob Anderson 3/9/41 / "I'm so perplexed without you, baby" - D. Jonas
(0:33:22) Lucinda Williams — This Old Guitar
(0:36:20) Jann Arden — Could I Be Your Girl
(0:41:07) Isaac Hayes — Stormy Monday Blues
(0:44:22) Your DJs Have Never Been to Tahoe
(0:49:21) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Disc Jockey
(0:58:24) The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra — The Knight Bus (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004))
(1:01:12) The Good Johnsons — Zou Bisou Bisou
(1:03:32) Your Old Droog — Good Times
(1:07:43) Your DJs Make Sure of the Correct Spelling
(1:11:04) Unknown Announcer and Singer — Talens in Song and Story (Ad for Talens School Supplies)
(1:12:32) The Hollies — I Can't Let Go
(1:14:55) Lee Michaels — Do You Know What I Mean
(1:18:07) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: The Dove
(1:18:32) The Shanghai Quartet — Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) (from Mary Poppins, in the style of Brahms)
(1:22:04) Miles Davis and John Coltrane — Blue in Green
(1:27:37) Your DJs Are Done for the Day
(1:32:41) Edwin Astley and His Orchestra — High Wire (extended theme to Danger Man)

Episode #361: There Must Be Something Wrong with This, Sally

December 28, 2019

We regale you this week with the sweet voices of children, rappers, pop stars, country stars, rock stars, beard rock stars, baritones, drunken partiers, and more. Lots of irreverence with barely a hint of reverence. Long selections, short selections, and even Bing. Happy New Year!

(0:00:00) Juan Schwartz (Trey Parker) and The South Park Children's Choir — Dead, Dead, Dead
(0:02:12) Your DJs Appear
(0:06:27) Gertrude Lawrence — Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh, Kay! (1926))
(0:09:53) Harry Styles — Juice (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge)
(0:13:10) Uncle Mac — There's a Friend for Little Children
(0:15:14) Beastie Boys — B-Boys Bouillabaisse
(0:27:49) Your DJs Are Relatable
(0:30:42) Unknown Announcer — Progress in Advertising (Ad for Durium)
(0:32:01) Cougar on a Meth Binge — Cutie Face
(0:35:34) Shania Twain — Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
(0:39:28) Taylor Swift — Macavity (from Cats (2019))
(0:44:39) Johnny Guarnieri with Slam Stewart — Santa's Secret
(0:47:25) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:34) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Betsy Sal/Sal Boo
(0:57:04) Kacey Musgraves — Happy and Sad
(1:01:14) The Liverbirds — He's Something Else
(1:03:30) Love — Everybody's Gotta Live
(1:06:50) Your DJs Speak to the Subject at Hand
(1:11:33) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Doing the Bard
(1:14:52) Stacey Kent — Jardin d'hiver
(1:18:23) Erich Kunz, Male Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, Franz Litschauer — Doktor Eisenbart (Doctor Ironbeard)
(1:20:05) Lindisfarne — Fog on the Tyne
(1:23:28) The Weepies — World Spins Madly On
(1:26:12) Your DJs Are Ready for the Finish
(1:30:19) Bing Crosby — Let's Start the New Year Right

Episode #360: Get One of Those for Your Trousers

December 21, 2019

All right, so it’s a theme episode. Sometimes that just happens. We’re okay with it, and you probably are too. But if not, we hope you’ll be back next week for more stuff. There’s always more stuff. It’s never-ending.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — Christmas Time Is Here Again! (The Beatles’ Fifth Christmas Record) (1967)
(0:06:10) Your DJs Figure It Out in Real Time
(0:08:59) Judy Garland — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944))
(0:11:37) Taylor Swift — Christmas When You Were Mine
(0:14:41) John Fahey — Good King Wenceslas
(0:15:43) Father Guido Sarducci — I Won't Be Twisting This Christmas
(0:18:59) John Denver and The Muppets — Silent Night, Holy Night
(0:22:07) Your DJs Discuss Muppets and More
(0:24:09) The Chieftains with the Renaissance Singers and David Drinkel — Once in Royal David's City
(0:26:37) The John Coltrane Quartet — Greensleeves
(0:36:35) Allan Sherman — Christmas '65 (Draft Cards) (outtake)
(0:38:26) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Old Waits Carol
(0:41:01) Bill Lloyd — Underneath the Christmas Tree
(0:44:07) Your DJs Have Opinions
(0:47:45) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Christmas Gift
(0:49:53) Barenaked Ladies — Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
(0:52:02) The Roches — For Unto Us a Child Is Born
(0:55:57) Jimmy Eat World — Last Christmas
(1:00:24) Your DJs Recap and Relate
(1:02:38) Ricky Vera and Steve Allen — How Can Santa Come to Puerto Rico
(1:06:15) Deep Sea Diver — The First Noel
(1:09:58) Fats Domino — I Told Santa Claus
(1:13:33) James Brown — Tit for Tat (Ain't No Taking Back)
(1:16:38) Your DJs Start the Home Stretch (That’s a Baseball Term)
(1:18:33) New York Philharmonic directed by Leonard Bernstein — Carol of the Bells
(1:21:11) Kristin Chenoweth feat. John Pizzarelli — Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World
(1:24:48) Hallmark Snowman and Snowwoman — We Wish You a Merry Christmas (2003) (stereo)
(1:25:20) The Monkees — Angels We Have Heard on High
(1:28:07) Mary J. Blige — Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(1:30:35) Your DJs Reach the End of Your Rope
(1:35:40) Alma Cogan — Must Be Santa

Episode #359: Bimbo, Limbo, Spam

December 14, 2019

Retailers aren’t reliable but your co-hosts are. Hear us play recorded music for each other and then chat about it. It’s like eavesdropping but with simpler technology and it’s completely ethical. You’re actually invited. Sometimes we even mention you by name. Hi, guys and gals!

(0:00:00) The Deller Consort — Once in Royal David's City
(0:02:23) Your DJs Wait for Crate and Barrel to Call
(0:07:30) Bill Frisell — Rebel Rouser
(0:11:09) Bessie Smith — A Good Man Is Hard to Find
(0:14:16) DaBaby — Suge
(0:16:58) Beastie Boys — Dramastically Different
(0:20:54) Your DJs Continue Waiting for Crate and Barrel
(0:23:41) Mark Fay and Melinda Simon — Goodbye to Duane/“Hazel, Get My Supper...."
(0:26:18) Kacey Musgraves — Christmas Makes Me Cry
(0:29:07) Roger Miller — England Swings
(0:31:00) Del Shannon — The Prom
(0:33:20) Barbara Long — Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
(0:36:32) Your DJs Haven’t Heard from Crate and Barrel
(0:41:52) Brownbilt Melo-Clarions with The Brownbilt Trio — Upside Down in Love (Ad for Brown-Bilt Shoes)
(0:43:14) Paul McCartney — Another Day
(0:46:54) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — Free Fallin'
(0:51:10) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Fresh Paint
(0:52:49) Charlie Haden and Hank Jones — God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(0:55:16) The Band — Greensleeves (from The Last Waltz (1978))
(0:56:53) The Barr Brothers — Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
(0:59:41) Your DJs Talk to You
(1:03:45) Chet Atkins — Georgy Girl
(1:06:32) The Manhattans — There's No Me Without You
(1:10:08) Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band — The Dust Blows Forward ’n the Dust Blows Back
(1:12:00) Kate Smith — A Merry American Christmas
(1:15:02) De La Soul — Stakes Is High
(1:20:33) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: County Fair
(1:20:59) Jefferson Airplane — Third Week in the Chelsea
(1:25:32) Taylor Swift — Back to December
(1:30:25) Your DJs Explain Why You Enjoyed the Show, and Then They Leave
(1:35:02) Nancy Armstrong, The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen — The Sunny Bank