Archive for February 2017

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

Sunday, February 26th, 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

Saturday, February 18th, 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

Saturday, February 11th, 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

Saturday, February 4th, 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)