Archive for December 2016

Episode #207: If We Took the Bones Out It Wouldn’t Be Crunchy

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

It’s our job to protect the general public, and in that spirit we bring you a New Year’s Eve program which hardly even mentions the New Year, though in it you will hear us wishing you all a happy one, and that has to count for something. We think you’ll like the chat and the folk and pop and indie and commercials, the French music and the country music and the hip-hop, and a really scary introduction. We mean well and we think we also do well. The proof is within your grasp. Download and listen, and then on to 2017, the year we’ve been waiting for all our lives.

(0:00:00) Albert Brooks, Dan Aykroyd — “Do You Want to See Something Really Scary?” (Intro to Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983))
(0:07:35) Your DJs Correct
(0:14:14) Pentangle — Sweet Child
(0:19:28) Livingston Taylor — Six Days on the Road
(0:22:03) The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt — Wings
(0:24:58) Sarah Siskind — I Am Listening
(0:28:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:31:45) The Music Factory — Commercial: The Lotus Palace (album)
(0:32:45) Lord Sitar (Big Jim Sullivan) — Black Is Black
(0:35:32) Kalyani and Anandji Shah — The Good, the Bad, and the Chutney
(0:39:53) Perry Como — Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
(0:42:32) Doris Day — It’s You or No One
(0:45:47) Your DJs Talk
(0:50:26) Monty Python (John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman) — Crunchy Frog
(0:53:54) Johnny Hallyday — L’idole des jeunes
(0:56:22) Petula Clark — Calcutta
(0:59:01) Lana Del Rey — Blue Jeans
(1:02:31) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:39) Petra Haden — Watermark
(1:10:02) Hop Along — Waitress
(1:13:36) The Music Factory — Commercial: Nico: Chelsea Girl (album)
(1:14:36) Nico — These Days
(1:18:08) Yo La Tengo — My Little Corner of the World
(1:20:30) John Prine with Iris Dement — Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out?
(1:23:10) OutKast — Elevators (Me and You)
(1:27:34) Your DJs Conclude
(1:34:55) Petula Clark — A Sign of the Times

Episode #206: Women Hate War

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

It’s Christmas Eve for us, maybe for you too if we get this out in time. Too late for Europe and Australia, those ships have sailed. But this will be on the Internet forever so it doesn’t matter. Enjoy this anytime. Thrill to a Christmas message from The Beatles, to our new sponsor, and to more German drinking songs. Music older than you are and chat as fresh as December rain. No snow here. We would be honored by your download. Happy Crimbo to you.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — Another Beatles Christmas Record (1964 Christmas Message)
(0:03:59) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:16:46) Gus Backus — Ei, du schöne Schnitzelbank
(0:19:04) The Andrew Sisters with Russ Morgan and His Orchestra — Oh, You Sweet One (The New Schnitzelbank Song)
(0:21:34) Bill Haley and His Comets — Rockin’ Rollin’ Schnitzelbank
(0:24:32) Mel Blanc — Yah Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree
(0:27:33) Your DJs Recap
(0:36:30) The Music Factory — Commercial: The James Cotton Blues Band
(0:37:31) Terry Stafford — Suspicion
(0:40:00) The Meditation Singers — Spirit of Christmas
(0:43:26) Julie Andrews, Charmian Carr, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies, Debbie Turner — The Lonely Goatherd (from The Sound of Music (1965))
(0:46:36) Rosemary Clooney — Botch-A-Me
(0:48:51) Your DJs Talk
(0:54:19) Golden Gate Quartet — Sweet Adeline
(0:56:41) The O’Jays — Livin’ for the Weekend
(1:03:15) The Chieftains with Ronnie Drew — I’ll Tell Me Ma
(1:05:56) Chance the Rapper — Same Drugs
(1:10:12) Your DJs Speak Again
(1:12:56) The Music Factory — Commercial: Gone with the Wind (soundtrack album)
(1:13:57) Chef (Isaac Hayes) — What the Hell Child is This? (from South Park: Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics)
(1:18:41) Iron and Wine — Muddy Hymnal
(1:21:43) Harry Nilsson — Don’t Forget Me
(1:25:21) The Beatles — All My Loving (from The Ed Sullivan Show, Miami, 16 February 1964)
(1:28:32) Your DJs Wrap Up and Wish You a Merry Christmas
(1:32:15) Bob Dylan — Must Be Santa

Episode #205: Midnight, and the Kitties are Sleeping

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

This week we have Dolly and Miley, and Miley, and Miley, and Dolly and Miley. Miley Central. And Mitch, we have him. And a bunch of “S”-named artists, and a German drinking song, and oh my goodness show tunes! From the original Broadway cast recordings, because those are always the best no matter what the show, right? And there’s even more than that, so jump right in and get your ears wet. But be sure to dry them because you don’t want people to think you’re wet behind them.

(0:00:00) Le trio lyrique — Le merle (from Le merle (The Blackbird) (1958))
(0:04:39) Your DJs Overexplain
(0:18:06) Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus — Jolene
(0:21:12) Miley Cyrus — Jolene (from The Backyard Sessions)
(0:24:11) Miley Cyrus — Jolene (from The Bangerz Tour (2015))
(0:27:01) Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Pentatonix — Jolene (from The Voice (2016))
(0:29:14) Your DJs Recap
(0:36:28) Sonny and Cher — Baby Don’t Go
(0:39:36) Seal and Jeff Beck — Manic Depression
(0:44:56) Scala and Kolacny Brothers — Le vent nous portera
(0:49:31) Sondre Lerche — Good Luck
(0:54:44) Your DJs Speak
(0:59:00) Donald Pippin, Willoughby Goddard, Bruce Prochnik — Boy for Sale/Where Is Love? (from Oliver! (Original Broadway Cast) (1962))
(1:03:25) Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman — You’ll Never Get Away from Me (from Gypsy! (Original Broadway Cast) (1959))
(1:05:53) Julie Andrews — The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (from Camelot (Original Broadway Cast) (1960))
(1:08:52) Cynthia Onrubia, Betty Buckley — Memory (from Cats (Original Broadway Cast) (1981))
(1:14:14) Your DJs Talk About Show Tunes
(1:20:49) Julie London — Fly Me to the Moon
(1:23:20) Sam Phillips — Reflecting Light
(1:27:01) She and Him — Must Be Santa
(1:29:15) Brian Wilson — This Could Be the Night
(1:31:47) Your DJs Change Their Minds and Wrap Up
(1:37:51) Mitch Miller and The Gang — Must Be Santa

Episode #204: People Come from Miles Around Just to Hear Us Play

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

This week, like every other week, we present a grab bag: “a container from which a person chooses a wrapped item at random, without knowing the contents”. We speak metaphorically but only on occasion. You may have heard some of this before but we doubt you’ve heard it all. (We hadn’t. Not both of us.) But we know we’re speaking either to the already-converted (hello, listeners!) or to the already-disinterested (you’re still here?), so, ‘nuff said, except: please download and join us.

(0:00:00) Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Phil Harris, Betty Hutton, Henri René and His Orchestra — The Musicians
(0:02:30) Your DJs Arrive
(0:09:23) Mary Hopkin — Silver Birch and Weeping Willow
(0:12:11) Rilo Kiley — Breakin’ Up
(0:15:49) The Mamas and The Papas — Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
(0:19:12) Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis and Friends — Sugaree
(0:24:12) Your DJs Recap
(0:29:22) Joe Caverlee, Cody Kirby, Darrin Vincent — Carol of the Bells
(0:31:26) Leona Naess — Christmas
(0:35:21) Negativland — Perfect Scrambled Eggs
(0:38:04) Wolf Parade — This Heart’s on Fire
(0:42:01) Your DJs Speak
(0:46:04) Rod McKuen — Advice to Folk Singers
(0:48:16) Tom Rush — Child’s Song
(0:52:24) Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt — Pleasant as May
(0:55:00) Lennon and Maisy Stella — Call Your Girlfriend (Live)
(0:56:48) Your DJs Talk
(1:00:29) Sandy Posey — I Take It Back
(1:02:53) A Band of Bees — I Love You
(1:07:52) Les Sultans — À toi que je pense (Come a Little Bit Closer)
(1:10:10) A Tribe Called Quest — We the People…
(1:13:04) Your DJs Talk Again
(1:15:10) Happy Schnapps Combo — No, I Don’t Wanna Do Dat
(1:18:27) Brian Eno and David Byrne — Strange Overtones
(1:22:44) The Monkees — When Love Comes Knockin’ at Your Door
(1:24:30) Wilco — Locator
(1:26:48) Your DJs Speak Once More Before Leaving
(1:30:39) Elmer Bernstein — Theme to the National Geographic TV Specials