Episode #296: Hey, Free Dummy!

September 29, 2018

September ends but it will be back with us before you know it, so don’t let that get you down. We’ll still keep doing this program until then and you’ll have plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied. This week, music of all sorts, just like the licorice. Next week, we’ll see.

(0:00:00) Leroy Anderson — Blue Tango
(0:02:48) Your DJs Lament the Month’s End
(0:05:06) Alison Krauss — Every Time You Say Goodbye
(0:08:21) Vanilla Fudge — Dazed and Confused
(0:14:15) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — "Allen, They'll Eat You."
(0:15:34) Van Dyke Parks — Hominy Grove
(0:19:00) David Gates — Goodbye Girl (from The Goodbye Girl (1977))
(0:21:46) Your DJs Speak
(0:24:54) Patty Griffin — Mary (1998 album version)
(0:30:05) Maia Sharp — I Need This to Be Love
(0:34:54) Sharon Shannon with The Woodchoppers — The Pernod Waltz
(0:36:55) Kina Grannis — Can’t Help Falling in Love (from Crazy Rich Asians (2018))
(0:40:15) Your DJs Discuss
(0:41:52) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — Willya or Woncha
(0:46:15) Led Zeppelin — In the Evening
(0:52:58) Verne Langdon — The Whistler and His Dog
(0:53:54) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Chinese New Year Waltz
(0:56:53) Sza feat. Kendrick Lamar — Doves in the Wind
(1:01:21) Your DJs Relate
(1:03:52) Johnny Kidd and the Pirates — Shakin' All Over
(1:06:11) Lee Hazlewood — Cold Hard Times
(1:08:34) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Sears Tower
(1:09:04) Liona Boyd (Erik Satie, composer) — 3 Gymnopédies #1: Lent et douloureux
(1:11:50) Judy Garland and Gene Kelly — Be a Clown (from The Pirate (1948))
(1:14:42) Your DJs Recapitulate
(1:20:29) Rita Wilson — You Were on My Mind
(1:23:08) Mandy Moore — Walk Me Home
(1:27:48) Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich — The Legend of Xanadu
(1:31:23) Love — Orange Skies
(1:34:12) Your DJs Are Going for Hot Chocolate Now
(1:38:22) Shelley Fabares — Hi Lilli Hi Lo


Episode #295: And No Harm Done

September 22, 2018

September continues with a few songs from the 1980s plus at least one song actually named “September” (consider the odds!). You’ll hear covers and originals, country and rock, amusement parks, rags and gags, and a few more bits and bobs. But only if you choose to listen. Otherwise there is no warranty.

(0:00:00) The Greenbriar Boys — Different Drum
(0:03:01) Your DJs Continue Their September Rabble-Rousing
(0:07:03) Kate Bush — Cloudbusting
(0:12:10) Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick with Earth, Wind and Fire — September
(0:16:03) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Fairyland Music #7
(0:17:46) Juliana Hatfield — Magic
(0:22:13) Led Zeppelin — Immigrant Song
(0:24:27) Your DJs Know the Score
(0:27:08) Bob and Ray — Giraffe Collector's Club
(0:34:07) The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band — I Won't Hurt You (1967 version)
(0:36:27) Music Together — John the Rabbit
(0:38:44) Gene Pitney — Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa
(0:41:42) Your DJs Enjoyed That Almost As You Did
(0:46:16) Stevie Nicks — Edge of Seventeen
(0:51:45) Madonna — Holiday
(0:58:10) Cyndi Lauper — Time After Time
(1:02:09) Irene Cara — Flashdance...What a Feeling (from Flashdance (1983))
(1:06:01) Your DJs Explain that Flashback
(1:08:38) Spencer Myer (William Bloom, composer) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: III. The Serpent's Kiss
(1:14:34) Stevie Wonder — Someday at Christmas
(1:17:23) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Sometimes When I Feel Like Killing Someone...
(1:18:05) Michael Hedges — All Along the Watchtower
(1:21:04) Kacey Musgraves — High Horse
(1:24:35) The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain — The Magnificent Seven
(1:25:54) Les Surfs — Je te pardonne (Baby I Love You)
(1:28:27) Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari — LOVE.
(1:32:02) Your DJs Have Done a Nice Job
(1:37:34) Pat Williams — Theme to The Streets of San Francisco


Episode #294: Close Your Eyes, Start to Harmonize

September 15, 2018

You liked the last one, so here’s another one. Can’t stop now. Hear us mix things that don’t belong together except in our heads. Experimental radio. Podcasting. Whatever.

(0:00:00) Martin Jones (Percy Grainger, composer) — Mock Morris
(0:03:11) Your DJs
(0:08:33) Annette Funicello with Richard Sherman — Strummin' Song (Rehearsal Version)
(0:11:26) Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros — Home
(0:16:29) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #7
(0:17:34) Pickin' On Project — Misty Mountain Hop
(0:22:32) Chris Stapleton — Traveller
(0:26:11) Your DJs
(0:30:44) Emerante de Pradines — Choucoune
(0:34:39) Celia Cruz — Choucoune
(0:37:41) The Brothers Four — Yellow Bird
(0:40:05) Arthur Lyman — Yellow Bird
(0:42:47) Martin Denny — Yellow Bird
(0:44:52) Fairport Convention — Yellow Bird
(0:47:03) Chris Isaak — Yellow Bird
(0:49:33) Your DJs
(0:52:42) Cher — SOS
(0:56:03) Tina Turner — The Best
(1:01:31) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: You Know What Would Make a Good Story?
(1:01:59) Ray Stevens — Ahab, the Arab
(1:05:46) Drake feat. Michael Jackson — Don’t Matter to Me
(1:09:51) Your DJs
(1:13:24) Petula Clark — Baby It's Me
(1:15:43) Vanilla Fudge — All My Love
(1:21:57) Verne Langdon — Oriental Blues (Ernie's Tune)
(1:23:39) Georgie Fame — Get Away
(1:26:09) Cheryl K — Money (That’s What I Want) (from Crazy Rich Asians (2018))
(1:29:19) Your DJs
(1:32:15) Rex Koury, Glenn Spencer — Theme to Gunsmoke (That Old Trail)


Episode #293: One Pan, No Boiling, Cooking Ease

September 8, 2018

More September excellence this week including a tribute set, a little jazz, a little bossy nova, some British guys, covers, rags, the definitions of words, French pop, movie music, and whatever strikes your fancy. Actually it’s whatever happened to strike ours. It’s your program but it’s really ours. It’s yours, really it is. But it’s more ours.

(0:00:00) Vienna Boys' Choir — The Keeper Would A-Hunting Go (English folk song)
(0:01:58) Your DJs Arrive with Some More Septembering
(0:07:57) Spencer Myer (composer: William Bolcom) — The Garden of Eden, rags for piano: II. The Eternal Feminine
(0:13:10) Nina Simone — Stars (Live at Montreux)
(0:19:48) Eric Idle and Charlie Dore — Harry
(0:22:05) Lee Hazlewood — Forget Marie
(0:24:05) Your DJs Speak to You
(0:27:32) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — On the Train (Part 2)
(0:32:31) Led Zeppelin — What Is and What Should Never Be
(0:36:51) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Speeding Boat
(0:38:08) Cat Power — (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(0:41:10) Katherine Ho — Yellow
(0:45:16) Your DJs Describe the Last Set and Prepare You for a Tribute Set
(0:48:19) Aretha Franklin — Ain't No Way
(0:52:31) Aretha Franklin — I Say a Little Prayer
(0:56:00) Aretha Franklin — How to Murder Your Wife
(0:58:54) Aretha Franklin — Jumpin' Jack Flash
(1:03:57) Your DJs Recap It All for You
(1:05:42) Rice-A-Roni — The San Francisco Treat
(1:06:20) The Mellbays — Satiated
(1:09:29) Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators — The Scorpio Walk
(1:14:23) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: The Age of the Vikings
(1:14:54) Hugh Masekela — Grazing in the Grass
(1:17:31) Joseph Arthur — Honey and the Moon
(1:22:12) Walter Wanderley — Crickets Sing for Ana Maria
(1:26:34) Brigitte Bardot — Ça pourrait changer
(1:28:14) Your DJs Are Done but You Can Stay a Little Longer
(1:32:35) David Raksin — Theme from Laura (1944)


Episode #292: His Face Might Burn Up

September 1, 2018

We’ve all been waiting for September and it’s finally here! Sparkling lights, festive food, and presents under the tree will soon be available to everyone, plus more of these podcasts that we’ve been making for quite a while now. Here’s another one. We hope it’s to your liking. It is to ours.

(0:00:00) New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein — The Thunderer March
(0:02:34) Your DJs Welcome You to This Excellent Month
(0:06:03) The Rutles — Living in Hope
(0:08:39) Led Zeppelin — Achilles' Last Stand
(0:18:57) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — The Ballad of the Crooked Man
(0:19:33) Mike Nichols and Elaine May — On the Train (Part 1)
(0:24:27) Mandy Moore — Candy
(0:28:21) Your DJs Played Some Music There
(0:31:59) The Hollies — Stop, Stop, Stop
(0:34:37) Ed Sheeran — Even My Dad Does Sometimes
(0:38:33) Jack Young — Stop the Car!
(0:39:38) The Dave Brubeck Quartet — Heigh-Ho (The Dwarfs' Marching Song)
(0:43:59) Of Monsters and Men — Mountain Sound
(0:47:32) Your DJs Speak Among Themselves
(0:50:40) Davey Graham — Dance for Two People
(0:52:51) A Taste of Honey — Boogie Oogie Oogie
(1:00:09) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Space Shuttle
(1:00:33) Tony Succar feat. Titi Nieves — I Want You Back
(1:05:15) The Ikettes — I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
(1:07:45) Your DJs Relate
(1:10:32) Jesse Winchester — Rhythm of the Rain
(1:13:22) Willie Nelson — Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
(1:15:41) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — Through the Morning, Through the Night
(1:19:40) Gabrielle Aplin — I'm on Fire (Originally by Bruce Springsteen)
(1:21:35) Emmylou Harris with Kate and Anna McGarrigle — Cherry Tree Carol
(1:25:04) Valerie June — Twined and Twisted
(1:28:17) Your DJs Are Leaving The Studio Now
(1:31:37) Oliver Nelson — Theme to The Six Million Dollar Man


Episode #291: It Turns Out They’re Not Related at All

August 25, 2018

From our electrified and well-equipped shack studio in the woods comes another carefully crafted program of… All right, that’s a lie, we made it up as we went along just like we always do. But it’s what we’re all used to. Grab this and enjoy commentary, chat, and music from movies and TV and even Europe, and yet still have time left over to go out for ice cream before sundown.

(0:00:00) George Winston — Corrina, Corrina
(0:04:20) Your DJs Start the Program
(0:06:04) The Breeders — Cannonball
(0:09:39) Pearl Jam — State of Love and Trust
(0:13:25) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Wrinkled Grey Elephant
(0:14:34) The Fifth Avenue Band — Nice Folks
(0:17:01) Juice Newton — The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
(0:21:07) Your DJs Discuss That Thing
(0:24:32) Monty Python — World Forum
(0:28:36) Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson — Sing Little Birdie
(0:30:23) Honeybus — I Can't Let Maggie Go
(0:33:19) William Bolcom — I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
(0:33:57) Paul Mauriat — El Bimbo (Version 88)
(0:36:27) Fugees — Fu-Gee-La
(0:40:28) Your DJs Set the Record Straight
(0:46:49) Donald Pippin, Michael Goodman, Bruce Prochnik — Consider Yourself (from Oliver! (1962) (Original Broadway Cast Recording))
(0:50:39) Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Michael Brecker — Ease on Down the Road #1 (from The Wiz! (1978))
(0:55:00) The Muppets, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett — We're Doing a Sequel (from Muppets Most Wanted (2014))
(0:59:29) Phil Collins — You'll Be in My Heart (from Tarzan (1999))
(1:03:46) Your DJs Go Over It Again
(1:06:35) Horace Silver — The Cape Verdean Blues
(1:11:32) Donny Hathaway — For All We Know
(1:15:10) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: Nectarine
(1:15:37) Spencer Myer (composer: William Bolcom) — Knockout: A Rag, for piano
(1:19:36) Beastie Boys — Peanut Butter and Jelly
(1:21:49) Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete — More (Theme from Mondo Cane)
(1:26:25) Paul Simon — Loves Me Like a Rock
(1:29:44) Your DJs, Your Friends, Leave for Now
(1:35:40) Dave Porter — Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (extended)


Episode #290: Them Drum Machines Ain’t Got No Soul

August 18, 2018

Here’s another variety-pack of old and new entertainment from your old and new co-hosts. We’re not deep but we’re broad. Brew a cup of tea and listen and there will be a little more happiness in the world.

(0:00:00) Nicholas Britell — Theme to Succession
(0:01:36) Your DJs, Both of Them, Are Here
(0:09:37) Todd Rundgren — Bang the Drum All Day
(0:13:11) Erasure — Blue Savannah
(0:17:29) Teddybears feat. Eve — Rocket Scientist
(0:20:32) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — 713
(0:23:45) Your DJs Chat
(0:27:14) Thurl Ravenscroft, Pete Renoudet, Ronny Howard, Robie Lester, Elenor Audley — The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Part 4)
(0:33:31) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — Save It for Later (The English Beat)
(0:36:56) Gilbert Gottfried — Shoedini Commercial #2
(0:37:39) Dolly Parton — The Fisherman Song
(0:41:07) Kate Nash — Pumpkin Soup
(0:44:05) Your DJs Are Still Chatting
(0:47:17) Bob and Ray — Bob and Ray Overstocked Warehouse: 1938 Calendars on Sale
(0:49:31) Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters — Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(0:52:12) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: One Thing Kids Like Is to Be Tricked
(0:52:52) Enoch Light — You're the Top
(0:55:43) Charlie Parker — Cool Blues
(0:58:51) Your DJs Know What’s in Store
(1:02:43) Blood, Sweat and Tears — House in the Country
(1:05:47) Honey Cone — Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty
(1:09:20) Randy Newman — Mama Told Me Not to Come
(1:11:31) Drake — In My Feelings
(1:15:08) Your DJs Are Your Best Pals
(1:17:54) Brak — We're Buds
(1:19:59) Jimmie Rodgers — The Long Hot Summer
(1:22:25) Verne Langdon — Barney Google
(1:23:57) Psychograss — Tree King Creek
(1:28:07) Big Brother and the Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin — Down on Me
(1:31:11) Your DJs Wrap Up Another Fine Program
(1:34:47) Mike Post and Pete Carpenter — Theme to The A-Team


Episode #289: The Weather Outside Is Frightful

August 11, 2018

But the air conditioning is so delightful. This week your co-hosts talk about weather and traffic and play a little light music. Here’s another one, just like the other one. We liked it and since you’re just like us you’ll probably like it too. Have at it.

(0:00:00) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain?) (from Top Hat (1935))
(0:04:18) Your DJs Speak
(0:07:11) Colin Clansey — Pachelbel’s Canon in D (Highland Bagpipes)
(0:10:34) Kacey Musgraves — Lonely Weekend
(0:14:17) The Passionate and Objective Jokerfan (Matt Farley) — Don't Be Drunk on a Plane
(0:15:38) Courtney Barnett — City Looks Pretty
(0:20:21) Dua Lipa — Hotter Than Hell
(0:23:28) Your DJs Speak
(0:26:15) Thurl Ravenscroft, Pete Renoudet, Ronny Howard, Robie Lester, Elenor Audley — The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Part 3)
(0:33:76) Gin Blossoms — Til I Hear It from You
(0:37:22) Gilbert Gottfried — Shoedini Commercial #1
(0:38:47) Ry Cooder — Money Honey
(0:42:15) The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) — Friends
(0:48:58) Your DJs Speak
(0:51:10) France Gall — Poupée de cire, poupée de son
(0:53:40) Coralie Clément — Le jazz et le gin
(0:57:20) Bentley Rhythm Ace — Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out!
(1:02:16) George Ezra — Budapest
(1:05:38) Your DJs Speak
(1:10:13) Willie Nelson with Paula Nelson — Have You Ever Seen the Rain
(1:14:51) Jack White and The Electric Mayhem feat. The Muppets — You Are the Sunshine of My Life
(1:17:44) Melinda Simon and Mark Fay — Ice Cream Truck #6
(1:18:39) Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band — Tonight You Belong to Me
(1:20:58) War — Summer
(1:27:29) Jack Handey — Deep Thoughts: I Wouldn't Be Surprised...
(1:28:12) Tiny Tim — My Melancholy Baby
(1:29:34) Guided by Voices — Doughnut for a Snowman
(1:31:19) Your DJs Are Almost Done Speaking
(1:34:29) Agnes Obel — Riverside


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)