Episode #288: Magical Even in the Rain

August 4, 2018

Weather be darned. It’s the most wonderful time of the year as long as you stay indoors. We can assist. We chat about our adventures and we play music. Some of it you’ve certainly heard but there’s more that you probably haven’t. Join the dozens of people who have switched from the high-priced spread to our program. You know it’ll be good because no one ever complains.

(0:00:00) Brother Bones and His Shadows — Sweet Georgia Brown
(0:02:50) Your DJs Start Talking
(0:12:11) Taylor Swift — Teardrops on My Guitar (Acoustic Version)
(0:15:07) Damien Rice — Cannonball
(0:19:12) Pentangle — Omie Wise
(0:23:34) James Bay — Hold Back the River
(0:27:32) Your DJs Talk About This and Then About That
(0:30:25) Buddy Holly — Learning the Game (home recording)
(0:31:58) Buddy Holly — Learning the Game (overdubbed version)
(0:33:58) The Bunch — Learning the Game (demo)
(0:36:02) The Bunch — Learning the Game
(0:38:08) Leo Kottke — Learning the Game
(0:42:14) Natalie Merchant — Learning the Game
(0:45:37) Your DJs Think That Was Nice
(0:49:29) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Fritzi, Is That You?
(0:54:27) Damian Marley — Living It Up
(0:58:33) Lord Invader — Yankee Dollar
(1:01:01) Chance the Rapper — I Might Need Security
(1:05:00) Your DJs Agree That the Last Set Contained Some Explicit Lyrics
(1:07:34) The Go-Go's — Head Over Heels
(1:11:10) LeAnn Rimes — Smokin' in the Boys Room
(1:16:00) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Beatrix Potter
(1:17:48) Jennifer Welch with the New London Orchestra directed by Ronald Corp — The Whistler and His Dog
(1:20:33) Belinda Carlisle — Sous le ciel de Paris
(1:25:14) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If a Kid Asks Where Rain Comes from...
(1:25:47) Eartha Kitt — I'm a Funny Dame
(1:27:54) Mabel King, Chorus — Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (from The Wiz (1978))
(1:30:57) Your DJs Recap that Long Set and End the Program
(1:36:01) Mediaeval Baebes with the Chamber Orchestra of London — Main Title Theme to Victoria


Episode #287: Thank Heaven for the Investigation

July 28, 2018

How about that weather, eh? We’re doing all we can to improve it. You’ll have to sit tight for a while but we guarantee that it will change once we’re finished. While you wait, here’s our other project, music and chat from a room in an expanded ranch in northern New Jersey, assembled and recorded with care right on the spot.

(0:00:00) Ringo Starr — Back Off Boogaloo
(0:03:18) Your DJs, Here They Are Again
(0:06:13) Arthur Alexander — You Better Move On
(0:08:56) The Rolling Stones — You Win Again
(0:11:56) Danny Jacobs — Wannabe (from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012))
(0:14:33) Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj — Bang Bang
(0:17:50) Your DJs Explain
(0:20:22) Thurl Ravenscroft, Pete Renoudet, Ronny Howard, Robie Lester — The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Part 2)
(0:25:41) Brad Kane and Lea Salonga — A Whole New World (from Aladdin (1992))
(0:28:20) Verne Langdon — Glow Worm
(0:29:47) Urszula Dudziak — Tico-Tico
(0:33:25) The Hot Sardines — Wake Up in Paris
(0:37:30) Your DJs with Their Usual
(0:40:04) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Who Will Buy the Wine
(0:43:47) Brandi Carlisle and Emmylou Harris — Take Me Home, Country Roads
(0:46:56) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Super Secret Spy Mobile
(0:48:00) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Game Show Scandals
(0:53:00) Vince Staples — Summertime
(0:57:06) Your DJs Speak
(1:01:07) Perrey and Kingsley — Spooks in Space
(1:03:10) Beastie Boys — Groove Holmes
(1:05:28) The Mellbays — Fidelity (a noun)
(1:09:13) Q-Tip feat. Demi Lovato — Don't Go Breaking My Heart
(1:13:17) Your DJs with Another Explanation
(1:15:11) General Electric — G. E. Silicones: The Answer
(1:21:05) OutKast — Bamboo (Interlude)
(1:23:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Cowardice
(1:23:45) Sandie Shaw — Girl Don't Come
(1:25:55) Solange — Junie
(1:29:03) Your DJs Speak for the Last Time Today
(1:32:10) Fran Allison and Cast — Theme to Kukla, Fran and Ollie (Here We Are, Hop, Hop, Hop)


Episode #286: No One Will Believe Our Story

July 21, 2018

When you talk too much and you play too much music you end up with a show that’s too long. That’s what happened this week. If we felt sorry we would apologize, but we don’t so we won’t. You can stop listening early if you get tired, but it’ll be your loss. We’ll keep going even if you leave the room.

(0:00:00) The Scaffold — Lily the Pink
(0:04:21) Your DJs Are Here at Last
(0:11:41) Eddie Rabbitt — Drivin' My Life Away
(0:14:53) Sam Hunt — Leave the Night On
(0:18:04) Meri Haitkin, Rebecca Bregman, Tom Ciaccio — Kickstarter Promo for Lo: The New Adventures of Ultimate Man’s Ex-Girlfriend
(0:21:54) Buck Owens — Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass
(0:24:14) Kacey Musgraves — Slow Burn
(0:28:19) Your DJs Got Some ‘Splainin’ to Do
(0:31:38) Thurl Ravenscroft, Pete Renoudet, Ronny Howard, Robie Lester — The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Part 1)
(0:37:15) Pavement — Gold Soundz
(0:39:54) Boomerang — Benton Quest Is: Dr. Negative
(0:40:55) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Altitudinous Youthful Deviant Number 468 (Do It Up)
(0:44:20) Sammy Davis Jr. — All of You
(0:47:03) Your DJs, Here Now and for the Rest of the Show
(0:52:58) Jo Stafford — Shrimp Boats
(0:55:48) Leon Bridges — Smooth Sailin'
(0:58:51) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Bedside Manner
(1:00:01) Mongo Santamaria — Watermelon Man
(1:02:27) Ice Cube feat. Mack 10 and Ms. Toi — You Can Do It
(1:06:46) Your DJs Are Still Here
(1:08:07) Petula Clark with Michel Legrand — The Windmills of Your Mind
(1:11:44) Courtney Barnett — Elevator Operator
(1:15:00) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Merry Miller's Cat
(1:16:00) Tipsy — Hard Petting
(1:19:25) Flower Travellin' Band — Broken Strings (w/abridged fade)
(1:26:41) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Clowns Aren't Funny
(1:27:09) Harry Styles — The Chain (Originally by Fleetwood Mac)
(1:31:19) Van Morrison — Sweet Thing
(1:35:39) Your DJs Retreat from the Fray
(1:41:14) Floyd Cramer — The Odd Couple (from The Odd Couple (1968))


Episode #285: Hold That Note and Change the Key

July 14, 2018

This week we say goodbye to the Martians (we thought they’d never leave), play too many versions of one song, fall back on cover tunes, throw in a little movie music, and lots more, all while enduring rain, thunder, and power failures. It’s like living in the 20th century again, when technology wasn’t as good but we were young and happy. We’re still happy (maybe not so young). Please try this one on for size.

(0:00:00) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Goofus
(0:02:36) Your DJs Are Back Again
(0:06:46) Wayne King — Goofus
(0:09:42) Les Paul — Goofus
(0:12:20) The Three Suns — I Cried for You/Something’s Gotta Give/Goofus/Coquette/Don’t Be That Way
(0:17:45) The Carpenters — Goofus
(0:20:56) Your DJs Tell You That Which You Already Know
(0:22:46) Florence + The Machine — Stand by Me
(0:26:47) Carly Rae Jepsen — Both Sides Now
(0:30:45) Shawn Colvin — Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic
(0:34:01) Alessia Cara — Hotline Bling (Originally by Drake)
(0:38:18) Your DJs with Their Recap
(0:41:41) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 10)
(0:48:03) Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Faith Hill, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Ray Benson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill — All My Ex's Live in Texas
(0:51:29) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Dolphins
(0:53:05) Penguin Café Orchestra — Giles Farnaby's Dream
(0:55:23) Chris Garneau — Black and Blue
(1:00:54) Your DJs and You, Together Again
(1:03:34) John Prine — Living in the Future
(1:06:59) Jack Costanzo — The Inch Worm
(1:10:00) Jack Handey — The Most Dangerous Animal in the World
(1:10:32) Raymond Scott — Tempo Block
(1:13:45) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Boss
(1:17:49) Your DJs Have Time for One More Set
(1:19:47) Sonny and Cher — Love Is Strange
(1:22:32) The Stylistics — The Little Drummer Boy
(1:26:43) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Skinny Winged White Horse
(1:27:48) Soupy Sales — Santa Claus Is Surfin' to Town
(1:29:22) D’Angelo and The Vanguard — The Charade
(1:32:44) Your DJs Have Gone on Long Enough
(1:35:01) Henry Mancini — Charade (from Charade (1963))


Episode #284: All the Time, for No Good Reason

July 7, 2018

July is busting out all over. How about that scorcher the other day? Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? Hot enough for you yet? We’re a bit tired of it but we greatly prefer it to the punishing, soul-destroying cold which is the alternative. But enough about the weather. Please join us this week on our musical and chattical journey in which we use our voices too much. It’s not healthy, man. But it’s our job.

(0:00:00) Peter Schickele — Introduction/Oedipus Tex - II. Aria with chorus: "Howdy There"
(0:06:45) Your DJs Talk Even Though One of Them Shouldn’t Really Be Talking
(0:15:17) Nick Drake — ‘Cello Song
(0:20:00) Josh Rouse — Come Back (Light Therapy)
(0:23:56) Dolly Parton — Walking on Sunshine
(0:27:08) Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson — Lost Inside of You (from A Star Is Born (1976))
(0:30:01) Your DJs Discuss Silly Movies, 3D Movies, and Rabbits
(0:37:27) The Beau Brummels — Don't Talk to Strangers
(0:39:46) The Kinks — Waterloo Sunset
(0:43:13) Lenka — Trouble Is a Friend
(0:46:49) Drake — Nice for What
(0:50:14) Your DJs Discuss the Song of the Summer Again
(0:53:46) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 9)
(1:00:39) Argent — Hold Your Head Up
(1:03:56) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #5
(1:04:49) The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns (Matt Farley) — Princeton Is a Fine Place for Smart People in New Jersey
(1:06:32) Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves — You're Still the One (Shania Twain cover) (Live at Madison Square Garden)
(1:10:36) Your DJs Discuss Popular Culture
(1:13:16) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Tryin' to Get to You
(1:15:54) The Newcomers — (Too Little in Common to Be Lovers) Too Much Going to Say Goodbye
(1:19:23) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: If Trees Could Scream
(1:19:49) Pérez Prado — Why Wait (Por que Esperar "Que Esperas")
(1:21:59) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Black Effect
(1:27:13) Your DJs Retire for the Evening
(1:31:15) Unknown Singer (possibly Bill Lee) (composers: Havens Wray, Bart Corwin) — Theme to Bat Masterson


Episode #283: It Rose Up and Became a Man!

June 30, 2018

We like this one! There’s jazz and samba, country and pop, comedy and pan pipes, calypso and calliope, disco and Bollywood, TV and movie music, instrumentals, covers, a little bit of chat, plus a spoiler for a 50-year-old TV program. Listen! And enjoy your summer weekend.

(0:00:00) Walter Wanderley — Summer Samba (So Nice)
(0:03:04) Your DJs Speak
(0:05:31) Jack Costanzo — Bongo Lesson
(0:08:46) Phoenix — Rome
(0:13:24) Edgar Villarroel — Memory
(0:16:40) Bob Dylan and The Band — One for the Road
(0:21:29) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:01) Rick Moranis — Nine More Gallons
(0:26:49) Dee Dee Sharp — Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
(0:28:57) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Bringing Home an Elk
(0:30:02) The Syndicate of Sound — Little Girl
(0:32:30) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Apeshit
(0:36:55) Your DJs Continue
(0:39:22) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 8)
(0:44:57) Bruce Springsteen — Girls in Their Summer Clothes
(0:49:14) Randy Newman — When She Loved Me (Instrumental)
(0:50:16) Buchanan Brothers and The Georgia Catamounts — (When You See) Those Flying Saucers
(0:52:43) Josie Cotton — Cowgirl in the Sand
(0:58:00) Your DJs Revisit the Recent Past
(1:00:19) Angélique Kidjo — Esso, Esso
(1:03:30) Aretha Franklin — Groovin'
(1:06:24) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Making the World Safe for Our Children
(1:06:47) Lord Executor — Two Bad Men in the World
(1:09:33) The Mary Jane Girls — In My House
(1:13:29) Your DJs Speak Some More
(1:19:31) Herbie Hancock — Watermelon Man
(1:26:36) Dinah Shore — The Last Time I Saw Paris (from Till the Clouds Roll By (1946))
(1:27:49) Verne Langdon — Goofus
(1:29:12) Bud Collyer and Orson Bean — Orson, How's Max?
(1:32:11) Kalyanji and Anandji Shah — Ganges A Go-Go
(1:34:10) Your DJs Are Done for the Day
(1:38:29) Frank DeVol — Theme to My Three Sons


Episode #282: Sticks and Stones and Stumps and Glass

June 23, 2018

The Martians are here, the end is near, but never mind, it’s finally summer. You can start it off by listening to this program. We’re not performance artists but we still hope to please. It pleases us to please. We chose everything here, and we made this program with our own two hands and some software. Go ahead, please yourselves.

(0:00:00) Claramae Turner and Barbara Ruick — June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from Carousel (1956))
(0:03:44) Your DJs Discuss the Season
(0:08:42) Spencer Myer (William Bolcom, composer) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: I. Old Adam
(0:11:34) Bob Thompson — Star Fire
(0:14:13) Martin Denny — A Taste of Honey (Moog version)
(0:17:15) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Summer
(0:22:00) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:20) Bob & Ray — Matt Neffer, Boy Spotwelding King of the World: Film in the Attic
(0:27:17) Belle and Sebastian — The Boy with the Arab Strap
(0:32:26) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Fairyland Music - Space Pop
(0:34:26) Sam Phillips — I Don't Want to Fall in Love (original 1988 version)
(0:37:16) Vanessa Carlton — A Thousand Miles
(0:41:12) Your DJs Tell You What’s Coming
(0:45:56) Antônio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina — Águas de Março (Waters of March)
(0:49:27) Art Garfunkel — Waters of March
(0:53:03) Susannah McCorkle — Waters of March
(0:57:01) Cassandra Wilson — Waters of March
(1:01:29) Anya Marina — Waters of March (Águas de Março)
(1:05:10) Your DJs Recap
(1:07:34) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 7)
(1:11:48) Irma Thomas — It's Raining
(1:13:54) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Parachuting
(1:14:23) Petula Clark — Don't Give Up
(1:17:28) Etta James — Sunshine of Love
(1:19:53) Melanie — I Think It's Going to Rain Today
(1:22:48) Big Star — I'm in Love with a Girl
(1:24:35) Your DJs Are Off (You Can Say That Again)
(1:29:25) Ramin Djawadi — The Winds of Winter (from Game of Thrones, Season 6)


Episode #281: Something for Everyone

June 16, 2018

Here are the fruits of another afternoon spent “playing DJ”, that old game that children love even more than hide-and-seek. It’s a jumble but it’s OUR jumble and now it’s yours. With few exceptions this is not your father’s podcast, nor your daughter’s, even though it’s a father-and-daughter podcast. Please indulge us, and yourselves.

(0:00:00) Zero Mostel — Comedy Tonight (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:04:58) Your DJs Start Things Right Off
(0:06:58) Edwin Astley — Danger Man (One Hour) - Incidental Cue 2
(0:09:16) Melvin Van Peebles feat. Earth, Wind and Fire — Sweetback's Theme (from Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971))
(0:12:38) Nils Lofgren — Goin' Back
(0:19:33) Leon Bridges — You Don't Know
(0:22:24) Your DJs Chat a Little
(0:25:15) Groucho Marx — Promo for Tell it to Groucho (1962)
(0:26:10) Jack Meakin — Opening and Closing Themes to Tell It to Groucho
(0:28:12) Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From
(0:31:27) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Watch for Rocks
(0:32:02) Mouth and MacNeal — How Do You Do?
(0:35:01) Rick James — Bustin' Out
(0:38:58) Your DJs Tell You
(0:43:44) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 6)
(0:50:23) Thomas Rhett — Beer with Jesus
(0:54:54) The Beau Brummels — One Too Many Mornings
(0:57:43) Rihanna — Shut Up and Drive
(1:01:16) Your DJs Are Enjoying the Show
(1:03:36) Lisa Loeb — Tomorrow
(1:06:22) The Supremes — I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(1:08:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Yellow Horse
(1:09:58) The Hollies — Jennifer Eccles
(1:12:57) Rilo Kiley feat. The Watson Twins — About the Moon
(1:16:05) Your DJs, They’re a Team
(1:18:15) Jeff Simmons — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
(1:21:33) Rizzle Kicks — Summertime Sadness (Originally by Lana Del Rey)
(1:25:26) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Coral
(1:25:53) The Countdown Kids — Do Your Ears Hang Low?
(1:27:15) Les Baxter and His Orchestra — A Taste of Honey
(1:29:40) Your DJs Leave You and Leave the Building
(1:32:51) Chester Stover, Joseph Harris, Treadwell Covington, W. Watts Biggers — Theme to King Leonardo and His Short Subjects


Episode #280: Things That Fly and Other Things That Don’t

June 9, 2018

There’s no weather to complain about this week so instead we bring you music, chat, 80-year-old news reports, and other blasts from the recent and distant past. If you download it we’re sure you’ll find something useful or fun or at least time-consuming. Almost sure.

(0:00:00) John Williams feat. Margot Kidder — The Flying Sequence/Can You Read My Mind? (from Superman: The Movie (1978))
(0:08:06) Your DJs Arrive with Their Opinions
(0:11:54) Rebecca Pidgeon — Spanish Harlem
(0:15:33) Taylor Swift — Sparks Fly
(0:19:54) Tyler Bates — You Can't Stop This Motherfucker (Choir-Only Mix) (from Deadpool 2 (2018))
(0:20:53) The Fugs — Wide Wide River
(0:23:29) Lana Del Rey — Summertime Sadness
(0:28:04) Your DJs Tell You About That
(0:31:08) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 5)
(0:37:54) Rascal Flatts — Life Is a Highway
(0:42:28) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Yodeling
(0:42:56) Mary Schneider — Yodelling Comedians
(0:45:37) Harry Belafonte — Island in the Sun
(0:49:00) Your DJs Discuss the Recent Past and the Immediate Future
(0:52:47) Jo Stafford — Old Joe Clark
(0:54:26) Jerry Rivers and The Drifting Cowboys — Old Joe Clark
(0:55:41) Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant — Old Joe Clark
(0:58:01) Jimmie Rodgers — Old Joe Clark
(0:59:45) Charlie Haden feat. Jack Black — Old Joe Clark
(1:03:50) Your DJs Explain Why You Liked That
(1:08:07) Robert Johnson — Come on in My Kitchen
(1:10:59) Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelli feat. Bert Marshall — I Saw Stars
(1:13:45) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Boxing
(1:14:10) Les Paul and His Trio — Blue Skies
(1:16:45) Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly Trio — Misty
(1:23:41) The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — Response to a Recent Essay by Van Dyke Parks
(1:24:58) Salt-n-Pepa — Shoop
(1:29:05) Sza — Garden (Say It Like Dat)
(1:32:34) Your DJs Are Ready to Leave
(1:36:50) Charmian Carr, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies, Debbie Turner — So Long, Farewell (from The Sound of Music (1965))


Episode #279: Robins and Flamingos and So Much More

June 2, 2018

June is here! You may not have realized because it came so quietly. But there’s still plenty of time to get some Juning in. We suggest that you start with this episode and move on from there. You’ll be doing us a solid something and we think you’ll even like it. Everybody wins. Win-win. No loss.

(0:00:00) Renaissance — When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
(0:01:56) Your DJs Speak of Robins and Other Things
(0:06:12) Livingston Taylor — Packet of Good Times
(0:09:13) Marty Robbins — El Paso
(0:13:35) Sons of the Pioneers — Tumbling Tumbleweeds
(0:16:17) Gospel Dream — This Little Light of Mine
(0:20:54) Your DJs Speak
(0:23:15) Original Radio Theme — Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
(0:24:21) Bob and Ray — King Yukon of the Northwest
(0:26:52) Four Tops — Reflections
(0:30:32) Abigail Spencer — You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) (from Timeless)
(0:33:29) Cody Chesnutt — Boylife in America
(0:35:51) Your DJs Again
(0:39:39) Orson Welles — The War of the Worlds (Part 4)
(0:45:34) Solange — Weary
(0:48:49) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Giant Music Box
(0:50:32) The Byrds — Have You Seen Her Face
(0:53:12) Jefferson Airplane — Comin' Back to Me
(0:58:33) Your DJs Speak
(1:00:16) Shelley Marsh, Stan's Sister — I Saw Three Ships
(1:01:17) The Chieftains with Marianne Faithfull — I Saw Three Ships A-Sailing
(1:04:02) Mumford and Sons — Awake My Soul
(1:08:15) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Flamingo
(1:08:51) Earl Klugh — Cast Your Fate to the Wind
(1:12:04) David McCallum — Call Me
(1:14:45) Your DJs, Both of Them
(1:18:55) Liberace — Chopsticks
(1:22:16) Les Baxter — Honey Bun
(1:24:18) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Uncle Caveman
(1:24:45) Rick Moranis — The Seven Days of Shiva
(1:27:07) Busta Rhymes — Freestyle
(1:29:27) Your DJs Wrap This Up
(1:32:23) Blake Neely — Theme from Supergirl