Archive for January 2017

Episode #211: Radio Is an Ugly Medium

Sunday, January 29th, 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

Saturday, January 21st, 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

Saturday, January 14th, 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

Saturday, January 7th, 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)