Archive for December 2017

Episode #257: The Rarest Dish in All the Land

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

It’s the end of the year but not the end of an era because we’re going to keep doing this. It’s the usual genre-mixing goulash featuring music in three languages, five or six dialects, in at least a dozen styles and spanning a few decades. Plus a little chat. Herein it lies.

(0:00:00) Negativland — I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (A Cappella Mix)
(0:07:15) Your DJs Return
(0:12:30) Steeleye Span — The Boar’s Head Carol
(0:16:10) Joan Baez — The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(0:19:30) Billy West — …Our 49th State…
(0:19:52) Ginny Arnell — Dumb Head
(0:21:56) Ray Peterson — The Wonder of You
(0:24:31) Your DJs Speak Their Minds
(0:28:28) She and Him — I Can Hear Music
(0:32:16) Taylor Swift — New Year’s Day
(0:36:12) Helen Gillet — La p’tite gayole
(0:39:46) The Head and the Heart — What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
(0:44:12) Your DJs Discuss
(0:46:45) Steve Lawrence — The Lady Wants to Twist
(0:49:58) T. Rex — 20th Century Boy
(0:53:36) Frank Sinatra — In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
(0:56:35) Khalid — 8TEEN
(1:00:23) Your DJs Speak
(1:02:51) The Teddy Bears — Don’t You Worry My Little Pet
(1:04:48) Les Reines Prochaines — Das Sitzen ist Fertig
(1:09:00) Blossom Dearie — Boum
(1:11:09) Amy Winehouse — Half Time
(1:15:02) Yves Montand — Sous le ciel de Paris
(1:17:56) Benjamin Booker — Always Waiting
(1:20:16) Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell — My Elusive Dreams
(1:23:28) Dwight Yoakam — I Want You to Want Me
(1:26:55) Your DJs Wrap Up the Year
(1:30:40) Earle Hagen — Theme to Gomer Pyle, USMC

Episode #256: He Prefers Christopher, I Know That

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Out of nowhere, here’s a Christmas-themed episode. It just happened. We should have done it in July instead, and maybe we’ll do that too. But for now here’s a Christmas thing on Christmas Eve. Too conventional for you? We hope not. We wouldn’t waste anyone’s time, especially not yours. Please give it a whirl. A happy joyride. A merry spin.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record (1965)
(0:06:23) Your DJs Greet, Discuss, Correct, and Continue
(0:13:02) Petra Haden — Carol of the Bells
(0:16:01) Betty Lloyd — Snowflakes (Part 1)
(0:19:43) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Late Slap…
(0:20:29) Vince Guaraldi Trio — Christmas Is Coming
(0:23:51) Marvin Gaye — Purple Snowflakes
(0:26:45) Your DJs Recap
(0:30:54) Midi from somewhere — Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
(0:31:16) John Fahey — Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
(0:32:59) Margie Joseph — Christmas Gift
(0:36:26) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Eye Pokes…
(0:37:10) Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — Let It Go (instrumental) (from Frozen (2013))
(0:40:51) Carole King — My Favorite Things
(0:44:12) Your DJs Revisit
(0:48:30) Bowser and Blue — Hey, Santa!
(0:53:10) Run the Jewels — A Christmas Fucking Miracle
(0:57:30) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Five More Slaps…
(0:58:23) The Deller Consort — The Boar’s Head Carol
(1:00:07) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Lena Horne — Christmas Surprise (First Performance)
(1:03:58) Your DJs Talk About It
(1:06:53) “Concert” Regina Music Box — The Skaters’ Waltz
(1:07:56) The Barr Brothers — White Christmas
(1:09:59) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …Shemp Tribute…
(1:10:35) Choir of King’s College, Cambridge — Ding Dong! Merrily on High
(1:12:53) Taylor Swift — Last Christmas
(1:16:21) Billy West and Eddie Gorodetsky — …A Final Try…
(1:17:03) Chris Smither — Coventry Carol
(1:20:17) Joshua Hyslop — Winter’s Night
(1:22:49) Your DJs Enjoyed That and Now They Wish You Well, but They’re Leaving
(1:28:24) Bob Dylan — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Episode #255: Ants, Plants, Rams, Dams

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

We worked hard and made this for you. We were not discouraged. We moved that rubber-tree plant, we demolished that billion-kilowatt dam, we played music ranging from the hits of the 1920s to the hits of today, and we’re the better for it. Here it is.

(0:00:00) Peggy Lee — Pass Me By
(0:02:22) Your DJs Seek Closure
(0:11:52) Sophie Tucker — Stay Out of the South
(0:14:39) Barbra Streisand with Louis Armstrong — Hello, Dolly
(0:18:25) Frank Sinatra with Eddie Hodges — High Hopes (from A Hole in the Head (1959))
(0:21:06) Rosemary Clooney — The Christmas Waltz
(0:23:49) Your DJs Recap the Set
(0:28:13) The Bobs — Ring of Fire
(0:31:31) Taylor Swift — This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
(0:35:09) Bobbie Gentry — Parchman Farm
(0:38:22) The Soul Children — I’ll Be the Other Woman
(0:41:56) Your DJs Speak Again
(0:44:58) Ann-Margret — Inka Dinka Doo
(0:46:59) The Turtles — It Ain’t Me, Babe
(0:49:06) Alvvays — Archie, Marry Me
(0:52:23) Jay-Z — 4:44
(0:57:09) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:02:05) Folk Uke — Tonight You Belong to Me
(1:04:10) Leonard Cohen — String Reprise/Treaty
(1:08:01) Marlene Dietrich — Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (Falling in Love Again) (from The Blue Angel (1930))
(1:11:02) Münchner Barockphilharmonie — Morgen Kinder wird's was geben
(1:13:17) Your DJs Are Not Quite Done Yet
(1:16:23) George Winston — The Snowman’s Music Box Dance
(1:18:57) Julie London — Cry Me a River
(1:21:53) Your DJs Finish Up and Rush Off
(1:24:56) Harry Nilsson (intro by Otto Preminger) — The Cast and Crew (from Skidoo (1968))

Episode #254: Filled with Down of Goose

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

It got so cold! Never mind, just stay indoors to listen. If we had any listeners in the southern hemisphere we might give them different advice but you guys should be fine with this one, which has many of our familiar idiosyncrasies on display. Please proceed, listeners.

(0:00:00) Kitty Wells — Walk Through This World with Me
(0:02:14) Your DJs Are Here Again
(0:08:11) Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die (first version)
(0:13:16) War — All Day Music
(0:16:26) The Carter Family — I Never Will Marry
(0:18:58) Slim Whitman — Red River Valley
(0:22:08) Your DJs Recap
(0:25:19) The Sundays — Joy
(0:29:29) Christine and The Queens — Tilted (English version of “Christine”)
(0:33:41) Hayley Mills — Johnny Jingo
(0:35:20) Carla Thomas — B-A-B-Y
(0:38:16) Your DJs Speak to You, Not Down to You
(0:40:38) The Roches — My Winter Coat
(0:49:05) Taylor Swift — Delicate
(0:52:55) Catherine O’Hara — What Do You Get the Man Who Has Nothing (Live)
(0:57:01) Gwen Stefani feat. Blake Shelton — You Make It Feel Like Christmas
(0:59:36) Your DJs Speak
(1:03:46) Harry Nilsson with Jimmy Webb — Love Hurts
(1:07:07) Radiohead — Give Up the Ghost
(1:12:19) Petula Clark — Blackbird
(1:14:39) Khalid — Saved
(1:18:07) Helen Gillet — Ne me quitte pas
(1:22:49) The Pointer Sisters — I’m So Excited (single version)
(1:26:42) Your DJs Wrap It
(1:33:50) Stu Phillips (composer) — Opening and Closing Themes to McCloud

Episode #253: It Has to Be Medical Experiments for the Lot of You

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

December comes in like…well, we sure don’t know. Words fail us even though we sometimes use a lot of them on our little programs. Music and chat, that’s what it says, and we deliver. Covers, country, calliope, rags, rap, pop, and more. Grab this and another one will be on its way soon.

(0:00:00) William Bolcom — Graceful Ghost
(0:04:05) Your DJs Arrive
(0:10:20) The Moody Blues — Go Now!
(0:13:31) Tobi Legend — Time Will Pass You By
(0:16:34) Livingston Taylor — Isn’t She Lovely
(0:21:02) Jay-Z — Marcy Me
(0:23:56) Your DJs Speak
(0:30:09) Helen Gillet — Quand je marche
(0:35:02) Madeleine Peyroux — Careless Love
(0:39:22) The New Basement Tapes feat. Rhiannon Giddens — Duncan and Jimmy
(0:43:31) Klaatu — Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
(0:50:45) Your DJs Speak
(0:54:00) Monty Python — Every Sperm Is Sacred/Bloody Catholics/The Adventures of Martin Luther
(1:03:30) Reba McEntire — Going Out Like That
(1:07:23) Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack — Little Darlin’
(1:10:55) Run-D.M.C. — I’m Not Going Out Like That
(1:15:51) Verne Langdon — Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)
(1:18:17) Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams — Gonna Get Along Without You Now
(1:21:10) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — Mr. Bojangles
(1:24:46) Your DJs Depart
(1:31:15) Henry Mancini (composer) — Theme to The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie